John Zube

ON LIBERTY

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

Index - S3

(2013 - 2014)

 


 

SOCIETY: society is self-sufficient … government is likely to interrupt the vital functions of individuals and voluntary associations.” – David De Leon, NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 26, 1979. - While the all-over human society is self-sufficient, the diverse free suib-societies, chosen by individuals for themselves, once they are free to do so, will be only as self-sufficient, e.g. in its economic affairs, as it can be and wishes to be. E.g., the Free Traders will have more trade between them than the Protectionists. Those still favoring some form of censorship will have only as much freedom of expression and information among themselves as they wish to have and to permit. - JZ, 6.3.11. - GOVERNMENTS, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION VS. VOLUNTARISM, FREE COMPETION OR LAISSEZ FAIRE, ASSOCIATIONISM & CONTRACTARIANISM AS WELL AS EXPERIMENTATION IN ALL SPHERES NOW MONOPOLIZED BY GOVERNMENTS

SOCIETY: Society is separate from the State, able to exist and function independently of it. Social Organization tied to the machinery of government is synonymous with injustice, corruption, privilege and monopoly. – JZ, free after some wording in ELF, 1972. - The State is always dependent upon society, a parasite upon it, which also tries to dominate it and to function as well as it could under full freedom. - JZ, 6.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, ORGANIZED INTOLERANCE, MAJORITY OR MINORITY DESPOTISM

SOCIETY: Society is too multi-faceted to be controlled by a State bureaucracy.” - Larry Gambone, ANY TIME NOW, No.12. – It is still all too much controlled by territorial bureaucracies, but not rightly so. – Unless you adopt Rose Wilder Lane’s viewpoint that only individuals can control themselves. – Well, did the victims of all kinds of mass murders control their own fate? - JZ, 4.4.09. - STATE, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, CONTROLS, DIVERSITY, DIVERSITY, CENTRALIZATION

SOCIETY: Society means ever peace, not war.” – Ludwig von Mises, Die Gemeinwirtschaft, Jena, 1932, S.285: “… Gesellschaft immer Frieden, niemals Krieg.” – Quoted by Ulrike Heider, Die Narren der Freiheit, S. 128. (A fool attacking libertarians as if they were fools! – JZ) – At least all of the larger territorial States are more or less Warfare States - because they are territorial States and inevitably and all too frequently clash as such over claims to territories and taxation powers over populations, just like criminal gangs clash in their turf wars. - They have so little reasons to trust each other that they are forever preparing for war against each other. -JZ, 6.3.11. - WAR, PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, TAX SLAVERY

SOCIETY: Society means every form of voluntary association directed to the self-defined benefit of individuals.” – Felix Morley, State and Society, in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.64.

SOCIETY: Society neither discovers nor invents anything; individuals do.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, ch.18.

SOCIETY: Society performs for itself almost everything which is ascribed to government.” – Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, I, 1791. – If the territorial monopoly of States were abolished, then various societies or communities of volunteers would arrange for their members all those services of present territorial States, which they do want for their voluntary members, by practically unanimous consentand no others. – JZ, 23.6.08. – GOVERNMENT, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

SOCIETY: Society will develop by living it, not by policing it. - Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Societies, which are made up only of volunteers, are self-policing, mostly quite peacefully or non-violently but they can also be strong and forceful in protecting themselves against criminals and aggressors. – JZ, 26.3.12, 1.3.14.

SOCIETY: Society, in every state, is a blessing, but government, even in its best State, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” - THOMAS PAINE: Common Sense – With punctuation & capitalization changed by me. – JZ - Hardly any evil is ever necessary. But many wrongs and evils have been imposed with that insufficient excuse. - JZ, 6.3.11.

SOCIETY: Society: The ideal society can be described, quite simply, as that in which no man has the power or means to coerce others." - Edward Abbey, 1927-1989, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness. (Vox Clamantis in Deserto.) – Did he demand, in any of his writings, that membership in and subordination to territorial States should be quite voluntary, at least for all adults and honest and peaceful people, which would also require the recognition of the right of individuals and minorities to secede and to live under their own personal laws? That would require the abolition of the territorialism of all States. – JZ, 4.4.09, 6.3.11. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMMUNITY, POWER, COERCION, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS

SOCIETY: Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions, The first is a patron, the last a punisher. - Thomas Paine, in www.strike-the-root.com - & GOVERNMENTS

SOCIETY: State and society … are naturally and continually in opposition.” - Felix Morley, quoted in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.58. – Not when both are confined to voluntary members only, i.e., when both have only exterritorial autonomy instead of any territorial, monopolistic and coercive powers. – JZ, 4.4.09. 6.3.11. - & STATE, STATISM, LEGALIZED MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOCIETY: Such wisdom as society requires does not and cannot exist in any one person, though everyone of us should be responsible for his part.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/68. – What percentage of the wisdom of society have we put so far put together, sufficiently, proven and effectively defended? – We should not leave that job to a few active individuals and organizations. - JZ, 25.6.08. – Instead, we should try to involve as many libertarians and their organizations as possible, under a division of labor scheme. – JZ, 1.3.14. – WISDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, FREEDOM LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, NEW DRAFT

SOCIETY: The aim of society must be not society but the individual.” – Donald M. Dozer, THE FREEMAN, 1/73. – Not the free society but the free individual should be our aim. Even unfree individuals are still individuals, to a very large extent. – JZ, 24.6.08. If their lack of freedom is the result of their own free individual choices, then they do have only themselves to blame. They have the right to sort themselves out, with like-minded people and secede from societies and communities they do not like and to establish their own, in which they can practise as many errors, prejudices and mistakes, even wrongs among themselves, as they wish to, always only at their own risk and expense, i.e. as long as they do not try to impose them upon outsiders. - JZ, 6.3.11. – INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SOCIETY: the anarchist replaces the social contract by the functional contract, and the authority of the contract only extends to the fulfilling of a specific function. - The political unitarian or authoritarian conceived society as one body compelled to uniformity. The anarchist conceives society as a balance or harmony of groups, and most of us belong to one or more such groups. The only difficulty is their harmonious interrelation. But is it so difficult? …” - Herbert Read, Law and Order, p.133. – If all these groups concede to each other full exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers, in all of their own affairs, then this is a good foundation for harmonious interrelations between them. Territorial monopoly claims would inevitably lead to clashes of interests. – JZ, 24.6.08, 6.3.11. - ANARCHISM, UNIFORMITY, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, DIVERSITY

SOCIETY: the best society will emerge, without social planning, from the free action of responsible individuals … The good society will emerge as if created by an invisible hand.” - PURSUIT, 4/70. – One should add: if individuals are free to make conscientious and responsible choices and if they may freely secede and associate under exterritorial autonomy and personal law. – JZ, 1970. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

SOCIETY: The bond of human society is reason and speech.” – Cicero, De Officiis, Bk. I, ch.16, sec.50. – (In universi generic humani sociatate … vinculum est ratio et oratio.)

SOCIETY: The constructive message of Mr. Mcinne’s book might be summed up as ‘beware of the thinker who insists that society is a totality that must be changed as a unit’.” – John Chamberlain, in THE FREEMAN, 10/73. - REFORMERS, CHANGE, UNITY, TERRITORIALISM, UNIFORMITY, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS  & LIBERTIES

SOCIETY: The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State, is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State.” – Murray N. Rothbard, 1926-1995. – VS. TERRITORIAL STATISM, STATE SOCIETIES ARE NECESSARY FOR MAN, TERRITORIAL STATES ARE NOT:

SOCIETY: The history of humanity has been largely one long and gradual discovery of the fact that the individual is the gainer by society exactly in proportion as society is free, and of the law that the condition of a permanent and harmonious society is the greatest amount of individual liberty compatible with equality of liberty.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Relation of the State to the Individual. – HISTORY, STATE, INDIVIDUAL, LIBERTY, EQUALITY

SOCIETY: The individualist view of “society” has been summed up in the phrase: “Society” is everyone but yourself.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.38, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. – INDIVIDUALISM

SOCIETY: The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. – So far is it from being true, as has been pretended, that the abolition of any formal government is the dissolution of society, it acts by contrary impulse, and brings the latter the closer together. …” - Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.76. - Not quite instantaneously, but rapidly, as some instances have shown, where official police forces had disappeared and neighbors soon provided more security than had been previously provided by the government’s police force. – JZ, 4.6.08. – SOCIETY, SECURITY, PROTECTION, GOVERNMENT

SOCIETY: The intellectual speaks in abstracts like “the good of society”, the layman wants to know why no one seems to care about what’s good for him. – Layman, as used here, certainly is not meant to be a patronizing term. Laymen includes me, you, executives, …” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream. – I have still to find intellectuals and laymen sufficiently interested in their individual rights and liberties to wish to work together towards an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties. – I need much help to complete my digitized collection of over 130 PRIVATE human rights drafts and to use them as raw material towards an ideal draft of this kind. - JZ, 24.6.08. – jzube@acenet.com.au - PEACE PLANS 589/590 in www.butterbach.net/lmp/cd2

SOCIETY: The liberal idea of society in accord with the principle of freedom is free association.” – Frank H. Knight, “Freedom and Reform”, p.287. - Panarchism completes classical liberalism. – JZ, 8.4.09. - CLASSICAL LIBERALISM

SOCIETY: The main purpose and justification of society is its usefulness to its individual members.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, ch.18. – As if one single society on Earth would be sufficiently useful to all individuals on Earth, in all their variety. Only self-chosen panarchistic societies or voluntary and competing “governments”, societies and communities can sufficiently satisfy the great variety of individuals and their groups. – JZ, 24.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

SOCIETY: The meaning of economic freedom is this: that the individual is in a position to choose the way in which he wants to integrate himself into the totality of society.” - Ludwig von Mises. – The same individual choice should apply to whole economic, political and social systems. Territorial statism should not longer be our only “choice” and “opportunity”. – JZ, 23.1.08. – Laissez faire in economics is only the ideal for its advocates. These should be free to practise it and should, if consistent enough, also advocate laissez faire in all other spheres, always at the own expense and risk. With that platform libertarians would have gained many allies among non-libertarians and might have realized among themselves already as much liberty as they want for themselves, while these allies might have gained their utopia for themselves. – Consumer sovereignty and free enterprise, freedom of contract, association, competition and experimentation, a free market in every sphere! - JZ, 4.4.09, 2.3.14. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE REGARDING ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL TOLERANT & LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, DESIRING IT FOR THEIR OWN AFFAIRS & TOLERATING IT FOR OTHERS WITH OTHER IDEALS

SOCIETY: The modern socialist factions ceaselessly oppose free association in present-day society. They do not realize that a free society is a true association much superior to any of those they concoct out of their fertile imagination.” – Frederic Bastiat, in George Charles Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.97. – However, to each his own! Any degree of freedom to its advocates and any degree of non-territorial statism to these believers, always at the own risk and expense! - JZ, 6.3.11. – STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM & COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM INSTEAD OF VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SOCIETY: The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual. Such was the conception of the founders of our country, who placed individual rights above any and all collective claims.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.115, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, www.rationalmind.com - What a pity that the Founders did not clearly renounce slavery, monetary despotism and territorial domination and did not recognize the right of individuals to secede and to form exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, e.g. for Red Indians, Negroes, Eskimos, Mexicans and various immigrant and ideological groups and also for any religious group that would have preferred such autonomy for itself. – Ayn Rand, 200 years later, still had not arrived at such rightful conclusions but stuck to the flawed and intolerant territorial model and expected miracles for libertarian from it. – JZ, 17.9.07. - However, I do not deny that a limited territorial State is preferable to the unlimited territorial States even of Democrats and Republicans. - JZ, 6.34.11. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. STATISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM TERRITORIALISM

SOCIETY: The sole legitimate purpose of society is to serve the needs and advance the aspirations of the individual.” – Emma Goldman, The Place of the Individual in Society, 1930’s. - Since all individuals are different, a single society cannot sufficiently serve all individuals – except by leaving them alone to the extent that they do want to be left alone by it. But xyz different societies, all freely chosen by individuals for themselves, can serve all individuals. – JZ, 25.6.08. - Provided they are not aggressors or criminals with involuntary victims. - JZ, 6.3.11. – VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT FOR ALL GROUPS OF LIKE-MINDED VOLUNTEERS, COMPETITION, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SOCIETY: the sole purpose and justification of society is its usefulness to its individual members.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.81. - UTILITARIANISM

SOCIETY: The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – they are the pillars of society.” – Henrik Ibsen (1877), Pillars of Society, Act 4. - If that is true, then where is the society so produced? - Apparently, not enough of "the spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom" exists, so far, to produce and maintain a genuine society, one which would be made up of numerous independent and diverse societies, all under personal law of full exterritorial autonomy and all only formed by and for volunteers. - Seeing the many popular untruths and also the spread of territorial statism, apparently the main pillars of society and thus a genuine society, are still missing. – JZ, 22.11.06. 24.6.08. 6.3.11, 2.3.14. - TRUTH & LOVE OF LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOCIETY: The ugly spectacle of a society in which everyone was attempting to live at the expense of everyone else.”– “… that fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.” – “The state is the great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” - George Charles Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.151. - It is only territorial compulsion which makes that possible. It becomes impossible under full exterritorial autonomy combined with voluntary membership in all kinds of societies and communities. - JZ, 6.3.11. - & THE STATE, BASTIAT, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW CHOICES VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM, LEADING TO ALL KINDS OF PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIS & COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, PEACEFULY COEXISTING UNDER EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

SOCIETY: There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.” – P. J. O’Rourke (1993) - With these two rules, consistently applied, territorial governments would be done away with. - But has O'Rourke clearly drawn these panarchistic conclusion from the above remarks, somewhere? I do not have all his writings as yet. - JZ, 26.11.06. - VS. GOVERNANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, SELF-DETERMINATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SOCIETY: There are only two basic ways to organize societal affairs: coercively, through government mandates, and voluntarily, through the private interaction of individuals and associations." - Edward H. Crane. – ECONOMIC MEANS VS. POLITICAL MEANS, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM & GOVERNMENTALISM, VOTING CONFINED TO THE OWN AFFAIRS AMONG LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, AS IF ALL STATES & SOCIETIES WERE JUST E.G. SHARE COMPANIES

SOCIETY: There are people into whose heads it never enters to conceive of any better state of society than that which now exists.” - Henry George. - CLOSED MINDS, WITH FIXED IDEAS ON STATISM & TERRITORIALISM & THE CORRESPONDING MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, DOMINATION & EXPLOITATION ATTEMPTS

SOCIETY: There has never yet been a civilized society in which nature was allowed to have her way, and where in consequence the economic condition of the people is one of spontaneous growth. One class has oppressed another and (even where the oppression has been removed) the present still bears inherited tendencies from the past….” – Dr. H. G. Pearce, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/77. – To the extent that this is true, we never had quite civilized societies as yet but, instead, only territorial States. - JZ, 6.3.11. - NATURE, CIVILIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, NATURAL DEVELOPMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE CHOICES IN EVERY SPHERE VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, IMPERIALISM, ANY KIND OF AUTHORITARIANISM & DESPOTISM, CLASS WARFARE, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT SOCIETIES & INDIVIDUALS, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SOCIETY: There is an old slogan about building a new society within the shell of the old. That is the purpose of the libertarian social revolution.” – Doug Kennell, PROTOS, Nov. 70. – Alternative institutions for volunteers cannot be freely built within the shell of territorial States that still enforce their territorial monopoly. Exterritorially autonomous alternatives to the territorial States do require effective non-territorial secessions from them, which would destroy their territorialist monopoly. - JZ, 6.3.11. - ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERATION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW & SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOCIETY: there is no real social life conceivable apart from the free movement of the individual – apart from the free play of the individual will and conscience.” – Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.259. – Another version: there is no real social life conceivable, apart from the free movement of the individual and conscience.” - Auberon Herbert, Lost in the Region of Phrases. – SOCIETY & FREEDOM, PREJUDICES INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CONSCIENCE, WILL

SOCIETY: there is no such THING as society, … there are only individuals whose liberty may never be restrained.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.287. - & INDIVIDUALS, LIBERTY

SOCIETY: There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.” – Margaret Thatcher, Woman’s Own, 31.10.1987. – “The comment was interpreted by her opponents as further evidence of her rejection of social responsibility in favor of ruthless individualism.”  – Only a condition in which there exist only societies of volunteers deserves to be called a ‘society”, just like only a condition in which all transactions between productive people are voluntary deserve to be called transactions of a free “market”. By that definition no territorial State does form a “society”, far less a “free society”. – JZ, 13.9.08.

SOCIETY: Thus, society is reduced to voluntary agreements between individuals; free enterprise and laissez faire capitalism is the only reality, all else is a function of this: the only purpose of government is to protect individuals or groups of individuals – the so-called fundamental principle.” – Stuart Fowler, on Ayn Rand in RADIX, 3/75. - That expresses the usual intolerance and authoritarianism of territorialist limited government advocates, who simply cannot stand other kinds of volunteers practising anything else than the libertarian ideals among themselves. It also expresses the utopian delusion that any government with a territorial monopoly would be suitable to protect individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 24.6.08. - Any kind of libertarianism only for each of the different kinds of libertarians and any kind of statism only for their kind of statists, i.e. no territorial monopoly for any group. On this basis even libertarians & statists could become allies. – JZ, 2.3.14. - LIMITED GOVERNMENTS WITHOUT TERRITORIALISM, ANY KIND OF SOCIETIES COMMUNITIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS ONLY

SOCIETY: To administer justice, - to mount guard over men’s rights, - is simply to render society possible.”– Herbert Spencer, The Limit of State Duty. – The territorial State is the least suitable organization for this purpose. Moreover, since all individual rights and liberties have not yet been fully recognized and published and thus sufficiently known, neither the State nor any other organization could, so far, have declared and guarded them sufficiently. Thus a genuinely free society was not possible so far. – JZ, 24.6.08. – HUMAN RIGHTS, JUSTICE, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GENUINE SOCIETIES, ALL MADE UP ONLY OF VOLUNTEERS, EXCEPT FOR CRIMINALS WITH VICTIMS & OTHER AGGRESSORS

SOCIETY: To claim, moreover, as Madison did, that “had the anarchists [themselves] seized power, they might have been equally cruel and incompetent under the drastic circumstances”, is to completely misunderstand the anarchist argument. Of course, the anarchists would have been cruel and vicious masters as a ruling elite. But no anarchist has ever deluded himself into believing that the seizure of political power is a feasible course of social revolution. Consistently opposed to the state idea, whether it was proletarian or democratic in form, anarchists are by conviction unwilling to “seize power” under any circumstances. The liberal’s inability to understand this fact is due to his proclivity to think of political power as an inevitable aspect of social life, a non sequitur if ever there was one from the anarchist point of view. Society itself does not exist, according to the anarchist, so long as political power is relied upon to assume (*) social order. To seize power, therefore, would be to end the revolution before it had even gotten started. - What finally turned Emma Goldman against the Bolsheviks was not their administrative inefficiency but their zealous adoption of the “Jesuitic formula that the end justifies all means.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.403, in comments on Emma Goldman and Madison. – As if most of the left anarchists were not also authoritarians when it comes to e.g. property rights and to tolerating governmental and capitalistic societies of volunteers. – How many of them have so far become panarchistically tolerant and aim only at self-management of their own affairs? – (*) assure? – JZ, 24.6.08. - ANARCHISM, ORDER, CHAOS, POWER, SOCIETY, RULERS, STATES, LIBERALS, , TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AUTHORITARIANISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VIOLENT REVOLUTIONS, ENDS & MEANS, VOLUNTARISM FOR THE MOST DIVERSE CHOICE OF SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, THEREBY REMOVING ALL COMPLAINTS ABOUT RULE OVER INVOLUNTARY SUBJECTS

SOCIETY: Ungoverned society!” – Vernor Vinge, Marooned in Real Time, ANALOG 6/86, p.146. - Exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers, including governance systems of volunteers only and without a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 2.3.14. – VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY AS THE ONLY RIGHTFUL OPTION

SOCIETY: Up with genuine societies, down with the territorial States. – JZ, 6.12.76. – Up with voluntary relationships, down with involuntary ones. Up with exterritorial autonomy and down with territorial monopolies. Up with personal laws and down with territorial laws. Up with individual sovereignty and down with governmental and territorial sovereignty. Up with individual rights and liberties, down with coercive claims towards others. Up with individual responsibility and down with collective responsibility. – JZ, 23.6.08, 6.3.11.

SOCIETY: We call a multitude of man (*) a society when their activities are mutually adjusted to one another. Men in society can successfully pursue their ends because they know what to expect from their fellows. Their relations, in other words, show a certain order. How such an order of the multifarious activities of millions of men is produced or can be achieved is the central problem of social theory and social policy.” – F. A. Hayek, Kinds of Order in Society, p.3. – (*) men or human beings? – JZ - Voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy as well as recognition of all genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they are claimed by the volunteers of any exterritorially autonomous community as well as an optimal militia organization just for the protection of these rights and liberties, are the basic solutions for what Hayek still called the central problem. To my knowledge he did not discuss these solutions sufficiently but still stuck with "limited" but still territorial governments as the supposedly best protectors for free societies. - It also took him over 40 years to recognize at least some of the monetary freedom options which the Swiss, German and Jewish school of monetary freedom had declared before him. - However, to some extent this is excusable, for even the greatest mind, scholar and logician cannot, on his own, read everything. All freedom, peace and justice lovers still suffer under the fact that all the great freedom writings, ideas, abstracts, reviews and discussions as well as all the pioneers in this sphere have not yet been sufficiently published together, i.e., as long as not a proper and special information market has been established which would bring, almost automatically or with very little effort, all demand and supply in this sphere together. - JZ, 6.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, COMPLETE & PERMANENT DIGITAL LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING, INCLUDING ALL THE REQUIRED & DESIRED SPECIAL REFERENCE WORKS, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, COMBINED INDEXES, DATA BANKS & A TO Z SPECIAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS, E.G. ON MONETARY FREEDOM & PANARCHISM & ON THE BEST REFUTATIONS, DEFINITIONS, WORDINGS, CHALLENGING QUESTIONS, RELEVANT JOKES, MOVIES, IMAGES, VIDEO CLIPS, AUDIO TAPES. THE MASSES OF INFORMATION OFFERED BY SEARCH ENGINES ON THE INTERNET HAVE ALSO NOT YET BEEN SUFFICIENTLY SORTED OUT & EFFECTIVELY COMBINED BY SUFFICIENT COLLABORATION, E.G. THE 227 MILLION SEARCH RESULTS THAT GOOGLE OFFERS ON “PERSONAL LAW”.

SOCIETY: We have ceased to think of society as a structural engineering problem, or of individuals as components for assembly into some arbitrary pattern.” – John Wyndham, Seeds of Time, p.160. – Free societies are self-assembly jobs for individual volunteers. – 1.) Their first step and that of all those, who follow their lead, is individual and minority group secessionism without claiming any territorial monopoly but claiming, realizing and protecting full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of societies and communities of volunteers, while no longer tolerating any territorial States. - 2.) Personal law, instead of territorial law. - 3.) an as comprehensive declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties as could and should by now be compiled. - 4.) An ideal militia of volunteers for their protection, quite rightfully armed, mobilized, trained and organized for the rightful use of force. (It would only help to protect genuine individual rights and liberties to the extent that they are claimed of the volunteers any society or community of volunteers. It would also uphold the liberty of some to be as unfree as they wish to be.) - Fully developed it would become the ultimate authority, country-wide and internationally. Citizens in arms, rightfully defending their genuine rights and liberties. - 5.) An international association, league or federation of all such "panarchistic" societies. - 6) A great variety of all kinds of governments and societies in exile. All only for their present and future voluntary members. They would be the natural allies of all democracies (as long as they are still allowed to exist as territorial monopoly regimes, which won’t be forever) and of all kinds of panarchies and polyarchies or competing governance systems and of their International federation - against all remaining despotic territorial regimes. - 7.) A well-developed program for a genuine libertarian defence, liberation, revolution and military insurrection. - 8.) As such it would have to include a program of full monetary and financial freedom, to prevent all involuntary unemployment, economic crises, inflations and deflations and to rapidly and productively employ all those, who have become unemployed in their old jobs with territorial States. - JZ, 6.3.11, 2.3.14. - STATES, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBORDINATION, LIBERATION & REVOLUTON & MILITARY INSURRECTION PROGRAM, MILITIAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, A NEW INTERANTIONAL, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, IN ALL DESIRED VARIETIES, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS

SOCIETY: we have created a society in which the natural consequences of immoral or amoral behavior are not allowed to operate.” – Robert Patton, in THE FREEMAN, Jan. 73. – Territorial States rather than society and its societies. And have we, really, consciously created the territorial State or was it and is it mostly imposed upon us or taken for granted, as a natural phenomenon? – JZ, 24.6.08. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, COMPULSION, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOCIETY: We have now to contend less with the delinquent, whose success and energy silence opposition, than with the widespread incorporation of delinquent patterns of conduct into the actual structure and mechanism of society.” (*) – Alex Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.19. – (*) Of territorial States! - JZ - AUTHORITY, DELINQUENCY, STATES, LAWS, GOVERNMENTS, CRIME, TERRITORIALISM, BUREAUCRACY, PLANNING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, PROTECTIONISM

SOCIETY: We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” - Winston Churchill, radio broadcast, London, March 21, 1943. - Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 7, p. 6761 (1974). - One society is not enough for as diverse critters as human beings are, unless it is a general and world-wide society characterized by various panarchies, all formed by volunteers. - JZ, 27.11.02. – Another version: “We must beware of creating a society where no one counts for anything save a politician or a public servant – where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” – Sir Winston Churchill - FREE SOCIETIES, DIVERSE SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARY SOCIETIES

SOCIETY: We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that “the common good” is superior to individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.” - Ayn Rand, The Only Path to Tomorrow, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.114, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, www.rationalmind.com - However, most people are still statists and show insufficient interest in all too many genuine individual rights and liberties. (Alas, that is also still true for most anarchists and libertarians! – JZ, 2.3.14. They will only be happy once they are permitted to live under a statist system of their own individual choice, as long as they are willing to put up with it. This right to live in this way was not recognized by Any Rand and other advocates of territorial but otherwise limited governments. Without this right of all, to live in societies or under governance of their own free choice, the anarchists and libertarians will always have to battle the majority of the statists. But they could and should split up these enemies into numerous factions, and independent statist organizations, all under their own personal law and full exterritorial autonomy and all fully occupied to overcome the difficulties of their own statist programs, unanimously approved by them, and thus caused by them. They would thus be rendered relatively harmless to others. For all of their failures they will then only have themselves to blame. All dissidents would flee them in droves and will impatiently await the collapse of these systems. – They will promote such collapse most by setting much better examples via various more or less free societies, all of volunteers, also in other countries, serving as panarchistic governments in exile. – JZ, 17.9.07. – Societies are those formed by volunteers to make them happy, by their own standards and at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 27.7.05, 17.9.07. - With a panarchist platform even the statists can become allies of the libertarians, as long as they would be satisfied with full exterritorial autonomy for their remaining volunteers. - JZ, 6.3.11. - FREE SOCIETIES, HAPPINESS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & THE COMMON GOOD, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS, VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

SOCIETY: We need a natural, free, just and thus peaceful society and a movement towards it. Primarily, it should repeal all territorial powers, monopolies and privileges of all governments, just as during the French Revolution all feudal and aristocratic privileges were renounced and repealed. All new societies should become confined to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. Freedom of action and experimental freedom, freedom of contract, association, competition, collaboration across borders and self-help should become extended into the last spheres in which they were excluded by the wrongful monopolies of territorial governments, conducted by power-addicts and often even power-mad “leaders”. All constitutions and laws would have to be correspondingly changed. This could be done by parliamentary law repeals or repeals through referendum or in a new kind revolutionary way, in which individual and group secessions would play the major role, while the old systems could still remain for their volunteers – less their former territorial monopoly. The realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties could be greatly promoted through a new and comprehensive declaration of them and a new or significantly reformed militia of volunteers, suitable for this purpose, and for their continued protection and also exterritorially autonomous. It would be self-mobilizing when required and well-prepared to destroy existing or to resist the rise of new despotisms in an alliance with their primary victims, their territorial subjects. This declaration would include e.g. individual and group secessionism, exterritorially autonomous associationism, experimental freedom for volunteers in all spheres, self-defence options, full monetary and financial freedom. The monopoly on war- and peace-decision-making, armament and disarmament and international treaties should be abolished. All “protectionist” measures, institutions and their costs should be confined to their volunteers. A comprehensive program to accelerate the process of enlightenment – in other words, a genuine cultural revolution, would be required, including an the establishment of an ideas archive and talent center, as special new and free markets, also for libertarian ideas and law reform ideas and all kinds of utopias, an encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, prejudices etc., one of all the diverse definitions of basic terms, stressing and defending the correct ones. Some steps in this direction would be time limits for all laws, the requirement that the proposals for all new laws should be accompanied by proposals on how to finance them by repealing a corresponding number of old laws that cost about as much in their realization a the new law proposed. The free jury system should be realized, which can also reject the application of flawed or wrongful laws, but it should exist only within a system of competing juridical systems. All remaining controversies should be systematically clarified e.g. via digitized “argument mapping”. The treason, subversion and espionage laws should be correspondingly changed. Such actions, when in favor of the realization of genuine individual rights and liberties, are not only rightful but dutiful. All mass-extermination devices or anti-people “weapons” should be destroyed or dismantled, even unilaterally, after a corresponding referendum, especially by rightful local militias, under full publicity for these actions. Quite rightful defence and peace aims should be formulated and believably and publicly declared, by the populations themselves, not merely by some political leaders or diplomats. This could be done in form of unilateral peace treaty offers. The history and possibility of future unilateral peace declaration should be explored and published. The territorial monopoly for international treaties, especially peace treaties, should be abolished. These points are just some significant aspects of a new kind of political science for the relationships between communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers. – JZ, n.d. & 16.2.12. - All too much remains still to be published, clarified and discussed in this sphere – which is not done by mere protestors demonstrators and marchers, full of ignorance and popular errors and prejudices about their future options, individual rights and liberties and imagining that rioting, arson, other destructive actions and fighting the police would constitutes real revolutionary actions. They should, rather, fraternize with the government’s armed forces towards common rightful aims. – JZ, 2.3.14. – NATURAL ORDER, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL POWERS & PRIVILEGES, MILITIA, LIBERATION, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES FOR WHOLE POPULATIONS, PROGRAMS FOR LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS & RESISTANCE METHODS, INCLUDING THEIR PROPER FINANCING. GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION PROGRAMS FOR SUFFICIENT ENLIGHTENMENT, INCLUDING RIGHTFUL WAR-, LIBERATION- & PEACE-AIMS, ALL DECLARED IN TIME & TRUSTWORTHILY, NOT BY DIPLOMATS & RULERS BUT BY PEOPLE IN POPULAR ASSEMBLIES, WITH WORLD-WIDE PUBLICITY FOR THEM. RECOGNITION OF DIVERSE GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & FREE SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS.

SOCIETY: We need a natural, free, just and thus peaceful society and a movement towards it. Primarily, it should repeal all territorial powers, monopolies and privileges of all governments, just like during the French Revolution all feudal and aristocratic privileges were renounced and repealed. All new societies should become confined to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. Freedom of action and experimental freedom, freedom of contract, association and self-help should become extended into the last spheres in which they were excluded by the wrongful monopolies of territorial governments, conducted by power-addicts and often even power-mad “leaders”. All constitutions and laws would have to be correspondingly changed. This could be done by parliamentary law repeals or repeals through referendum or in a new revolutionary way, in which individual and group secessions would play the major role, while the old systems could still remain for their volunteers – less their former territorial monopoly. The realization of all genuine individual rights and liberties could be greatly promoted through a new and comprehensive declaration of them and a new or significantly reformed militia of volunteers, suitable for this purpose, and for their continued protection and also exterritorially autonomous. It would be self-mobilizing when required and well prepared to destroy existing or to resist the rise of new despotisms in an alliance with their primary victims, their territorial subjects. This declaration would include e.g. individual and group secessionism, exterritorially autonomous associations, experimental freedom for volunteers in all sphere, self-defence options, full monetary and financial freedom. The monopoly on war- and peace-decision-making and international treaties should be abolished. All “protectionist” measures, institutions and their costs should be confined to their volunteers. A comprehensive program to accelerate the process of enlightenment – in other words, a genuine cultural revolution, would be required, including the establishment of an ideas archive and talent center, as special new and free markets, also for libertarian ideas and law reform ideas and all kinds of utopias, an encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, prejudices etc., one of all the diverse definitions of basic terms, stressing and defending the correct ones. Some steps in this direction would be time limits for all laws, the requirement that the proposals for all new laws should be accompanied by proposals on how to finance them by repealing a corresponding number of old laws that cost about as much in their realization a the new law proposed. The free jury system should be realized, which can also reject the application of flawed or wrongful laws, but only within a system of competing juridical systems. All remaining controversies should be systematically clarified e.g. via digitized “argument mapping”. The treason, subversion and espionage laws should be correspondingly changed. Such actions, when in favor of the realization of genuine individual rights and liberties, are not only rightful but dutiful. All mass-extermination devices or anti-people “weapons” should be destroyed or dismantled, even unilaterally, after a corresponding referendum. Quite rightful defence and peace aims should be formulated and believably and publicly declared, by the populations themselves, not merely by some political leaders or diplomats. This could be done in form of unilateral peace treaty offers. The history and possibility of future unilateral peace declarations should be explored and published. The territorial monopoly for international treaties, especially peace treaties, should be abolished. These points are just some significant aspects of a new kind of political science for the relationships between communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers. – JZ, n.d. & 16.2.12. – NATURAL ORDER, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL POWERS & PRIVILEGES MILITIA, LIBERATION, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES DECLARATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPLOLIES, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION, GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, WAR- & PEACE AIMS

SOCIETY: We say that the world is not, as a fact, composed of a few vast unities known as States, set over against crowds of isolated individuals; but is a society of societies, each and all with rights, liberty and life of their own.” – N. J. Figgis, The Secular Theory of the State, on p.140 of David Nicholls, The Pluralist State. - Since it is not, as yet, it should be a society of individuals and of their self-chosen special societies. No territorial State should be imposed upon anyone or any longer tolerated. The remaining statists should become confined to practising their supposed ideals only among their kind of volunteers, in their societies and communities, at their expense and risk. - Only then would they be tolerable for the others. - JZ, 6.3.11. - STATE, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PLURALISM

SOCIETY: What individualism teaches us is that society is greater than the individual only in so far as it is free. In so far as it is controlled or directed, it is limited to the powers of the individual minds which control or direct it.” – F. A. Hayek, Individualism and Economic Order. - There is not just one world-wide society but, under freedom, there are numerous and very diverse societies, some the opposite of each other, but all with voluntary members only, all doing only their own things for or to themselves. - JZ, 6.3.11. – DIVERSE INTERNATIONALS, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS

SOCIETY: What, then, should be the proper relationship between society at large and the individual? – “The history of humanity has been largely one long and gradual discovery of the fact that the individual is the gainer by society exactly in proportion as society is free, and of the law that the condition of a permanent and harmonious society is the greatest amount of individual liberty compatible with equality of liberty. The average man of each new generation has said to himself more clearly and consciously than his predecessor: ‘My neighbor is not my enemy, but my friend, and I am his, if we would but mutually recognize the fact … Why can we not agree to let each live his own life, neither of us transgressing the limit that separates our individualities?’ “ - He called this reasoning the “real social contract”, but disagreed with Rousseau that it was the origin of society; rather, he considered it to be “the outcome of a long social experience.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.28, quoting Benjamin R. Tucker. – SOCIAL CONTRACT, GOOD NEIGHBOURS

SOCIETY: When a man meets his fitting mate society begins.” – Emerson, Uncollected Lectures: Social Aims. – If that is really the beginning of “society” and seeing how few marriage are really happy marriages, it seems that a society, as measured by this standard, remains largely to be established still. – JZ, 24.6.08. – So far, in marriages, the kind of people, who are optimally suitable for each other, have not met often enough. For whole societies it would be an ongoing process of sharing one’s highest priorities with each other and would not be mixed up, like in marriages, by the errors, misunderstandings and confusions of the sex drive. – JZ, 3.3.14. - MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, SOCIETIES

SOCIETY: when political power is weak social power is strong.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is a Crowd, p.142.

SOCIETY: When the struggling citizen is harassed with audits, higher taxes, arrogant civil servants, campaigning politicians, and finally demeaning social welfare bureaucrats, She realizes that the Society is in a state of Siege; and only now are individuals taking action, as their common back is against the walls.” – INFORMATION PAPER # 4, Central News Service, in THE CONNECTION 114, p.51.

SOCIETY: while they would break all fetters in human society, they would attempt to find as many new social bonds as possible. The isolated man is no more able to develop than the one who is fettered.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted by Noam Chomsky in Notes on Anarchism.

SOCIETY: Why is it that we've never been able to find a stable social order between the individual and the group? Between the loners and the yes-men? The pendulum keeps swinging from side to side, but doesn't spend much time in the middle.” - Michael F. Flynn, In the Country of the Blind, conclusion, ANALOG, 11/87, 169. - This is a false analogy. Let all people play their own and different games. In many spheres we have already largely learnt to do this. But we have outlawed it extensively, via territorial States, in the political, economic and social spheres. - JZ, 11.10.02. - ORDER, STABILITY, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, COMPROMISES, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, POLYLARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS, PERSONAL LAW

SOCIETY: Without diverse panarchies for diverse groups of volunteers no all-over free society is possible. - JZ, 27.7.92, 23.6.08. – DIVERSITY, POLYARCHISM

SOCIETY: You’re right in saying that ‘society’ is only a name instead of a reality. The same illusions apply to the phrase ‘public interest’ – which, if anything, is the interest of those groups and individuals calling themselves ‘public interest’ or ‘consumer protection’ organizations, a catch-phrase designed to propel certain individuals into positions of power. I suspect you derive a great deal of your philosophy from the Stoics, particularly Epictetus. Is this the case?” – Martin Wooster, LEFEVRE’S JOURNALS, Sum. 77. – Robert LeFevre added: “I greatly admire Epictetus.” – SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SOCIOLOGY: Barring sociology (which is yet, of course, scarcely a science at all, but rather a monkey-shine which happens to pay, like play-acting or theology), psychology is the youngest of the sciences, and hence chiefly guesswork, empiricism, hocus-pocus, poppycock…. “ - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series, p.150. – Was Herbert Spencer the only sociologist with at least some ideas in the direction of panarchism, with his chapter 19 on the right of individuals to ignore the State, in “Social Statics”? – Did any psychologist ever speak up for panarchism? - JZ, 25.3.09. – Q. - SOCIOLOGY

SOCRATIC METHOD: HOW TO BE LIKE SOCRATES. – “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – Voltaire. – Like Socrates? Well, not exactly! Each of us is unique. But the method employed by Socrates to advance understanding is one that all of us might well try to emulate. – The Socratic method of teaching or discussion is to ask a series of easily answered questions that inevitably lead the answerer to a logical conclusion foreseen by the questioner. This is to teach a student the way of philosophizing, as distinguished from urging him to memorize the conclusions of philosophers.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.133. - Q.

SOFT MONEY: Instead of calling all currencies not redeemable by the issuer in rare metals merely “soft” currencies or “fiat” money or “debt-based” currencies, people should utilize less biased terms and distinguish e.g. between legal tender currencies, issued by central bank monopolists, with compulsory acceptance and a force value, and currencies that are competitively issued, optional in general circulation and free market rated under free choice of value standards. Then it would turn out that the supposedly “hard” currencies would not be competitive as exchange media with as sound but much cheaper other exchange media. Then they would be seen as not being any more “sound” than in their use merely as e.g. an optional gold weight value clearing or accounting standard. Such a gold standard could be used in many more transactions than could possibly be mediated by gold coins and gold certificates only. Exchange media and clearing certificates or clearing accounts can use such a “soft” value standard or “fiat money” for any number of exchanges, without this value standard becoming thereby depreciated, because value carrier and value standard are clearly distinguished in them. Thus the multiplication of exchange media using such value standards or of clearing transactions, using them, over a wide range, does not depreciate their value standard, and does not affect their gold weight pricing and accounting for goods-, services and labor sales and other debt contracts, as long as they are accepted at par with their nominal value for wanted goods and services, also freely priced out in such value standards. Under it most exchange media, regardless of the quantities that can be issued by them, will be kept at par or close to par with their nominal value. The quantity theory of money, like Gresham's Law, applies only to legal tender money. - Sound currencies could and should be based on sound debts, suitable for them, e.g. real bills, assuring a steady and fast reflux for them, or on the readiness to accept them, at par with their nominal value, if they are soundly and freely issued by shop associations, due to this “shop foundation” or in sound tax foundation, if issued by the State for government expenditures, anticipating due or soon tax payments with such money. (Well, as long as taxation is still considered to be a sound financing system. Afterwards, paper money can still have a sound subscription foundation to assure its reflux to its issuers at their nominal value, i.e. at par with a standard weight gold coin, if their value standard is a certain weight of gold.) A sound, i.e. strong and short-term debt foundation can assure a fast enough reflux of issued exchange media to their issuers and thus prevent their depreciation and also their over-issue. Naturally, at the first sign of their discount in local circulation, against their value standard, further issues should be stopped until this discount disappears. However, a debt foundation for currencies that is merely based on capital assets, expressed in capital securities, is quite another matter. While it can, on free capital markets and via dividends or interest payments, keep capital securities at par with their nominal value, it could not keep a currency at par, if such assets are fully monetized, because such money would not have a sufficient short term debt foundation, usability or readiness to accept foundation within a short period. Nobody or no association would be obliged, in the absence of legal tender for it, to accept all of its circulation immediately or soon. Thus it would depreciate, as did all currencies that were, supposedly, based on capital securities or capital insecurities like e.g. medium- or long-term governmental “securities” unless their value is upheld by their tax foundation. With regard to such money issues “debt-based” money should indeed be condemned. With regard to tax foundation the compulsorily inflicted “debts” in form of taxes or tributes levied, should be morally and economically condemned and ultimately abolished. For really wanted and needed services they should be replaced by voluntary contributions or subscriptions by voluntary members. - Especially in hunger and famine periods, caused by wrongful and irrational government actions and interventions, shop currencies, redeemable in wanted and needed consumer goods and services, would be even superior to gold certificates that can be directly redeemed only in gold coins and these could often only buy food, at high prices and risks, on the black market. However, under price controls and rationing and while sound and competing currencies are outlawed, gold coins could, indeed, still purchase much on the black market. But not more, either, than black market money issues that would also be reckoned in gold weight units. Gold coins would then only have the advantage of being harder to trace and suppress. - Stockpiles of ready for sale and wanted consumer goods constitute a better, larger and cheaper “redemption fund” or convertibility option than do gold coin reserves and redemption funds. Shop currencies can and will also be sound and hard money, once they can be freely issued, and will be independent of the quantities of gold in circulation and in the hands of the shop keepers and of their customers. The stockpiled goods and ready for sale services constitute the largest and quite sound redemption funds in existence. – One even larger than all the gold available on free gold markets. - JZ, 2.7.06, 30.10.07. - HARD MONEY, FIAT MONEY, LEGAL TENDER, FREELY ISSUED & MARKET-RATED MONEY, AT PAR OR AT A DISCOUNT, GOLD STANDARD, FREE MARKET MONIES, READINESS TO ACCEPT FOUNDATION, SHOP FOUNDATION, TAX FOUNDATION, CONTRIBUTION FOUNDATION

SOFTWARE: If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.” - Murphy's Technology Law # 4, compiled by Todd Dillinger. – From the destruction of one, several or many buildings or even of all of them, to the destruction of all of civilization many large steps are required. Why exaggerate in any truthful case? – JZ, 12.4.09. – Or why exaggerate any errors or lies? – PROGRAMMERS, EXAGGERATIONS, LIES, TRUTHS, ERRORS

SOFTWARE: You run into a problem with a program and as "help" you tend to get another program that contains new problems for you.” - JZ, 9.10.02. - COMPUTER PROGRAMS & THEIR HELP & GUIDES

SOLAR POWER: All energy is solar energy, stored in different forms. Every two minutes the sun gives the earth more energy than is used annually world-wide. It is the only renewable resource with the capacity to provide all the energy we need on a global level. - Bruce Mau & the Institute without Boundaries, Massive Change, p.79.

SOLAR POWER: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour, equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity. – Solar power in the United States has been demonized as “Left Wing conspiracy”. – Fox News Claims Solar Won’t Work in America Because It’s Not Sunny like Germany: http://goo.gl/am0oh - India is building Solar Canals to Produce Energy while Slowing Water Loss: http://goo.gl/2egXU - Dustin Archer shared Knowledge of Today's photo. – Facebook, 23.3.13. – No matter how good a power source is, it should never be subsidized but offered only in free market competition with other energy sources. – JZ, 3.3.14. - VS. NUCLEAR POWER, SUN POWER, NUCLEAR REACTORS, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, SUN POWER

SOLDIERS: A good son does not become a soldier.” – Old Chinese Proverb

SOLDIERS: A soldier … is not defenceless against other soldiers, but he is defenceless against those who press the weapon into his hands.” – Hans Habe – As if soldiers had not already often used an opportunity to turn their guns around. But ideal programs for liberating military insurrections have not yet been published – to my knowledge. – JZ, 5.6.08. – Is there any good excuse for such omissions? – JZ, 3.3.14.

SOLDIERS: A soldier is a slave – he does what he is told to do – everything is provided for him – his head is a superfluity. He is only a stick used by men to strike other men.” – Elbert Hubbard, Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923. – STANDING ARMIES, FOLLOWING ORDERS, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

SOLDIERS: A soldier is an anachronism of which we must get rid.” – Bernard Shaw, The Devil’s Disciple, Act iii. – It is rather the territorial States, which require soldiers, that we ought to get rid of. – JZ, 12.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SOLDIERS: Almost any idiot can fire a gun or use a bomb against some people. But it takes reason, knowledge, moral sense and judgment to see who or what is the real enemy and fight only that enemy, effectively, whenever and to the extent that this becomes necessary for the defence of  individual rights and liberties. Neither soldiers nor policemen are sufficiently trained for that by territorial governments, which do not know or respect many individual rights and liberties. – JZ, n.d.

SOLDIERS: Another neighbor, a patriarchal old Englishman with a white beard, kept a great stand of bees. I remember his incessant drumming on a tin pan to marshal them when they were swarming, and myself as idly wondering who first discovered that this was the thing to do, and why the bees should fall in with it. It struck me that if the bees were as intelligent as bees are cracked up to be, instead of mobilizing themselves for old Reynolds' benefit, they would sting him soundly and then fly off about their business. I always think of this when I see a file of soldiers, wondering why the sound of a drum does not incite them to shoot their officers, throw away their rifles, go home, and go to work." - Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, now available in the Mises Store. - CONSCRIPTS, MILITARY, SOLDIERS, OBEDIENCE, FOLLOWING ORDERS, DISOBEDIENCE, MILITARY INSURRECTION

SOLDIERS: Between 1914 and 1918 millions of working people slaughtered one another in the ‘war to end wars.’ They died for ends that were not theirs, defending the interests of their respective rulers. Those who had nothing rallied to their respective flags and butchered one another in the name of ‘Kaiser’ or ‘King and Country’. Twenty years later the process was repeated, on an even vaster scale.” – Maurice Brinton, The Irrational in Politics, p.11. – Not necessarily fighting itself but a) aggression and b) fighting for the interests (not the rights) of others, is wrong. – Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, repeatedly stressed that aspect. - JZ, 26.7.92. –WAR AIMS, AGGRESSION, DECISION-MAKING, OBEDIENCE, LOYALTY TO WARFARE STATES, EMPIRES, CONQUERORS, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

SOLDIERS: Blood sacrifices on the altars of territorial States, their slaughter fields. – JZ, 15.2.94, 5.6.08. – In many modern wars more civilians are killed than soldiers, although on both sides the soldiers are told that they are protecting the civilians. – JZ, 3.3.14. – CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, NONCOMBATANTS, TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN SACRIFICES, TARGETS, “ENEMIES”

SOLDIERS: But still they went (*) to serve their country, not knowing that the country herself didn't know what service she needed or wanted.” - Tom Clancy, Clear and Present Danger, p.690. – (*) in mistaken belief thereby - JZ - OBEDIENCE, COUNTRIES, WAR AIMS, SERVICE, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SOLDIERS: Did they fight and die or became wounded or cripples in order to see freedom reduced to the degrees that it is reduced now? Did they risk their lives to achieve higher tax burdens and to multiply the number of bureaucrats, laws and regulations? Did they fight to make politicians more powerful? Perhaps individual secessionism and alternative institutions could start with the surviving and disgruntled soldiers, becoming aware that their present conditions do not constitute the kind of freedom and justice that they thought they had fought for. – JZ, 25.4.96, 28.5.08. – SECESSIONISM, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS,  DISOBEDIENCE

SOLDIERS: every soldier shot to death is the eternal repetition of an error.” – Hermann Hesse, War and Peace, 1918. – I consider them to be blood sacrifices to the secular religions whose ritual consists in territorial power games. – JZ, 12.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, WAR, PEACE, WAR AIMS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, STATISM, WARFARE STATES

SOLDIERS: For he that runs to kill men merely upon Authority, or others’ Judgments, or for money, is condemned of himself, in his Conscience, as a murtherer, be the cause what it will; and first or last shall not escape the Judgments of God.” – The English Souldier’s Standard, 1649, at the end.

SOLDIERS: For some soldiers soldiering is no more than letting loose the beast within them. They are more often a liability than an asset for rightfully defensive or liberating armed forces and should be excluded from them and, probably, disarmed as civilians as well. No guns into the hands of people without sufficient self-control, madmen or infants! - JZ, 23.5.00, 1.2.02, 3.3.14. - ATROCITIES, CRIMES OF VIOLENCE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, DISARMAMENT OF VICTIMIZERS

SOLDIERS: For they are all condemned men. They are the sacrificial lambs.” – Anon. The Song of Craonne, 1917. – “The disastrous French spring offensive took place on the plateau of Craonne, …” - AS HUMAN SACRIFICES

SOLDIERS: Genuine honor for soldiers and offices would require that they are more than mere tools in the hands of others, killers and executioners upon command. They must know and appreciate quite rightful war- and peace aims, international conventions on warfare and must have a say on what for and against whom or what they are fighting. Their aims and warfare methods and weapons must be moral and rational, not immoral and irrational as e.g. indiscriminate air raids and ABC mass murder devices are. Otherwise they are just the tools of powerful criminals or madmen. – JZ, 26.7.87, 29.5.08. - OFFICERS, HONOR, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, IDEAL MILITIAS, AIR RAIDS, NWT, “NO PARDON!”

SOLDIERS: Good iron is not for nails, nor good men for soldiers.” - Chinese proverb – Another version: Good iron is too good for a nail; a good son is too good for a soldier.”

SOLDIERS: How often, so far, if ever, have soldiers really fought quite exclusively only for genuine rights and liberties? – JZ, 29.2.96. – Even now not a single territorial regime has declare quite rightful war and peace aims. A few flawed slogans are just not good enough in this important matter. – JZ, 28.5.08. - FIGHTING, WAR, DEFENCE, MILITARY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, WAR AIMS, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, Q.

SOLDIERS: I believe that every man in uniform is a citizen first and a serviceman second, and that we must resist any attempt to isolate or separate the defenders from the defended.” – (*) President Nixon, quoted in GRAFFITI. – The primary wrong of statist “defence” is that it amounts to a defence of territorial government powers, rather than of individual rights and liberties of free men. – JZ, 25.6.08 – (*) While this is correct for the own side, for the regime of a dictator, separating its innocent civilians and innocent conscript soldiers from the guilty private and military supporters of this regime is all-important. – No “no-pardon! orders should be given or indiscriminate air raids commanded. Captured involuntary soldiers of this regime should be set free and the rest should be justly treated as prisoners of war, to avoid or reduce further atrocities. Quite rightful war and peace aims should be sufficiently published, in trustworthy form, to induce a maximum of refugees and deserters to changes sides or to stay but rise against the regime. - JZ, 3.3.14. - RIGHTS OF SOLDIERS, MILITARY SLAVES, STANDING ARMIES, MILITIAS TO DEFEND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, ALSO DECLARED BY ALL KINDS OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS AS THE BEST ALLIES AGAINST SUCH REGIMES

SOLDIERS: I never expect a soldier to think.” - Bernard Shaw, The Devil’s Disciple, Act iii.

SOLDIERS: If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks.” – Ascribed to Frederick the Great, 1712-1786. – THINK! DISOBEDIENCE, DESERTION, WAR AIMS, THOUGHTLESS OBEDIENCE, MILITARY TRAINING & DISCIPLINE

SOLDIERS: Individual rights and liberties for soldiers would render most of the soldiers of the present standing armies superfluous, for then they could not be abused for aggressions and thus other standing armies would not be needed to resist such forces. – JZ, 10/72, 5.6.08. - STANDING ARMIES

SOLDIERS: It is better to have no son than one who is a soldier.” - Chinese proverb

SOLDIERS: Join the army, see the world, meet interesting people, and kill them. - Unknown - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – They are always called “defence forces”, never “aggression forces”, although their kind of warfare, upon command or, sometimes, private initiative, is often all too aggressive, especially towards non-combatants and mere conscripts, who should rather be treated as neutrals or even secret allies in many cases. – JZ, 25.3.12. - PROFESSIONAL, MERCENARIES, SECRET ALLIES, POW’s, DESERTERS

SOLDIERS: Just about the worst thing soldiers on both sides can do is to obey their governments and to proceed to slaughter each other. Just about the best thing they could do is to disobey their orders and conclude a separate peace treaty between them, on quite just terms to both sides, and from then on fight together, if that should still be necessary, not with each other but only to protect their separate and just peace treaty against any attempt by both territorial governments to overthrow it. As a rule both territorial governments have not bothered to declare quite just war and peace aims. Often for the simply reason that, as territorial governments, they never seriously thought about them. – Like in their election campaigns, a few primitive and misleading slogans seem to be sufficient for them. - JZ, 16.6.88, 31.5.08. – Disobedient soldiers are among the few hopes we can still have for our future, especially with regard to the use of nuclear mass murder "weapons". - JZ, 7.3.11. & OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, WAR AIMS, NWT

SOLDIERS: Let no one say that H. … lacked courage or gallantry, only that he lacked wisdom. Remember the great warrior. Forget the fool.” – Edmund Cooper, The War Games of Zelos. – I would rather say: Remember the poor fools caught in that “great” machine, conditioned to throw their lives away, even for quite wrongful war aims or when no quite rightful war aims have been declared. Forget the “great warriors”. They do not advance the human race. As Ulrich von Beckerath used to say: Not fighting itself is always wrong but fighting for the wrongful purposes and benefits of others is. Usually, wars are just for the supposedly great leaders, and their powers, rather than for the own rights and liberties, or those of fellow human beings on the other side. That is what makes most fighting wrong. – If soldiers really fought only for genuine rights and liberties and this quite in accordance with these rights and liberties, then, actually, not very much fighting would still have to be done. Then almost everyone becomes at first only a potential and finally a real ally, against the wrongful government on the other side own and also against the own wrongful government. Sufficiently enlightened soldiers would conclude a quite just separate peace treaty among themselves, across all borders and against the wishes of their territorial governments. - But this kind of liberating soldiering is not taught at boot camps or in military academies. – JZ, The technical and physical skills of many soldiers and their weapons are often admirable – but not the aims they use them for. - 25.6.08. – WARRIORS, PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS, MERCENARIES, STATING ARMIES, WAR AIMS

SOLDIERS: Let us do without soldiers.” – Ursula LeGuin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. – Quoted in NEW DIRECTIONS, III. – Will we ever be able to manage even without quite ideal and voluntary militia soldiers for the protection of our individual rights and liberties, not only without the soldiers of territorial States? – JZ, 11.6.08. – Wikipedia offers a list of 21 small countries without armed forces. – JZ, 28.6.13. – Secessionists could easily secede from despotic and aggressive regimes - if they have a good enough program for this action and for the just and free societies of diverse groups of volunteers, for the peacetime and are also e.g. armed soldiers of a despotic regime, who do not wish to fight and die for it. But they require quite rightful and liberating war and peace aims for such actions, in common with the soldiers and civilians on the other side of a frontiers. – JZ, 3.3.14. - Q.

SOLDIERS: Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder." - Percy Bysshe Shelley – Quoted by Slim Richey – Facebook, 29.8.13. - BROTHERHOOD OF MEN, KILLING, MURDER, SERVITUDE, MILITIA ONLY TO DEFEND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, WAR AIMS

SOLDIERS: men who put on uniforms seem at the same moment to put off most of their initiative and ability.” – Kenneth Roberts, Oliver Wiswell, p.597. - There are also such a things as military training, military discipline and military courts, with severe penalties upon disobedience. An ideal militia of volunteers, only for the protection of individual rights and liberties, would be quite another institution. It might not even insist on a complete uniform. Just an easily recognized symbol or marker would suffice to declare their membership to this force. It would be disobedient to all laws and orders infringing individual rights and liberties, and this in a trained military way. – JZ, 31.5.08. – UNIFORMS, DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA

SOLDIERS: Mere tools in the hands of the rulers. The human puppets or robots, conscripted, uniformed, armed, organized, trained and conditions to kill other soldiers and even civilian non-combatants, for the purposes of a few central and monopolistic decision-makers. – JZ, 5.2.93, 4.5.08. – CONSCRIPTION, TAXATION, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY USED & ABUSED FOR THE PURPOSES OF POWER ADDICTS

SOLDIERS: Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns." - Henry Kissinger, quoted by Dirk Friedrich, Facebook, 19 September 2010. - Libertarian volunteers of an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties would be very different. – JZ, 13.4.13. – & OFFICERS OF STANDING ARMIES, MILITIAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGTHS & LIBERTIES VS. STATISM, DESPOTISM, TYRANNY, MILITARY FORCES OF GOVERNMENTS, STANDING ARMIES, MILITARISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOLDIERS: Nobody but sufficiently rational, moral and enlightened people should ever become soldiers. Then not much fighting would have to be done, and this only in defence of genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 12/75, 25.6.08.

SOLDIERS: Not only the draft, but the whole army denied soldiers their inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. Even volunteers and bountymen (who had received up to a thousand dollars for enlistment) had no obligation to serve any longer than they wanted, because the “right of personal liberty is inalienable. No man can sell it, or transfer it to another. … All contracts for such a purpose are absurd and void contracts, that no man can rightfully be compelled to fulfill.” (p.32) Desertion in such circumstances would be a legal, even a noble act. – Discussing soldiers, Spooner describes the “deluded or ignorant young man … enticed into contract to kill others ….” – Charles Shiveley, Introduction to Lysander Spooner’s Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.9. - MILITIA, RIGHTS, DESERTION, DRAFT, HUMAN RIGHTS, CONSCRIPTION, VOLUNTEERS

SOLDIERS: Old soldiers never die … just young ones.” – A button slogan, source unknown.

SOLDIERS: Precisely because they have so powerful weapons and efficient military organization and fighting methods - they should be much more enlightened than ordinary citizens about the moral use of force. – JZ, 21.8.95. – But the initiative for this enlightenment should not be expected to come from the armed forces of territorial governments or from these governments. – It might have to come from an ideal militia of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties, once all of them are declared, sufficiently published and discussed. – JZ, 28.5.08, 3.3.14. – SOLDIERS, POLICEMEN, MILITIAS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ENLIGHTENMENT

SOLDIERS: Remember that when you put a man in uniform, you reduce his intelligence by fifty per cent. - Aneurin Bevan, wartime Labor Party MP. – Fuller, The Second World War, 1939-1945, N.Y., Duell, Slaon and Pearce, 1949, p.272. - Quoted in James J. Martin, Revisionist Viewpoints, p.98.

SOLDIERS: Sacrificial lambs on the altars of the State religion. But they are not only sacrifices themselves but they do also do act as henchmen or priests - to sacrifice the soldiers on the other side, with whom they have no personal quarrel, but whom they kill, if they can, upon command. – Fighting is sometimes necessary to defend genuine individual rights and liberties against private or official criminals and aggressors but it is never justified to uphold any territorial powers and privileges of any territorial State or government. – Only fights against such regimes can be rightful. However, with quite rightful war and peace aims against them, not much fighting, if any, would be necessary. - JZ, 15.2.94, 4.6.08. – RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

SOLDIERS: Soldiers are instruments of ill omen. They are not agents for a Master Thinker. Only when it is inevitable will he employ them.” – Lao Tzu, in Medhurst translation, p.80.

SOLDIERS: Soldiers are live targets for target shooting practice upon command of our “great leaders”. – JZ, 1/92. – Actually, our warfare experts are so incompetent and wrong that for decades now they managed to kill many more civilians than soldiers! – JZ, 12.4.09. - Nor did they ever bother to declare only quite rightful war aims. Probably, because they do not even know them or are interested in them. - JZ, 7.3.11. – However, are even most anarchists and libertarians interested in them enough to declare them quite clearly and long before it comes to another war? – JZ, 3.3.14. - WAR, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

SOLDIERS: Soldiers are nothing but slaves of their governments. Ending the slave trade in soldiers will be a major step towards world peace.” – STRIDER’S COMMENTARY, July 86. – With the difference that most of the conventional slaves were used somewhat productively – in a very unproductive way, while soldiers cost much in peacetimes, more during wartimes and their products are destruction of facilities and vast numbers of bodies, sick people, wounded and cripples an, in practice, even of children and babies and pregnant women. – JZ, 2.6.08, 3.3.14. – SLAVES, MILITARY SLAVERY, TARGETS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, CIVILIANS, NON-COMBATANTS

SOLDIERS: Soldiers are people, who let themselves get into a position where they are told to shoot someone or several people and then do it, for purposes of those, who command them. They are not given any good enough moral and rational reasons for risking their lives and those of others, declared to be their enemies. - JZ, 23.9.12. – WAR- & PEACE AIMS

SOLDIERS: Soldiers are willfully reduced to puppets of territorial States. They don’t elect who handles them and can’t shake off or cut their strings. At least not for the period that they contracted for to serve, or are conscripted. (There was a time, though, when it was at least the privilege of officers to resign their commission and altogether opt out of the armed forces.) – They do not elect their superiors, in most armed forces, and are not authorized to recall, or dismiss them, resist and arrest them or render them otherwise harmless, when they give quite wrongful and irrational orders. They are neither free to select their allies or their enemies. That is done “for” them, from above. Nor do they have a say on the war- and peace aims they are supposed to fight and, if, supposedly, necessary, to die for. The choice of weapons and warfare methods is also not up to them. Nor are they free to negotiate a separate peace or international treaties with soldiers on the other side. They are all in the hands of all too untrustworthy and self-interested puppet masters, politicians, bureaucrats and generals who are career soldiers. Their status, organization, discipline and purpose is very different from that of ideal militias for volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties. – Perhaps what might be called “soldiers’ liberation” is much more urgent and important than what was called “women’s liberation”. - JZ, 4.4.93, 4.6.08.

SOLDIERS: Soldiers should become proper international policemen. No more no less. And this only against real enemies, i.e. real political criminals, with involuntary victims. – JZ, 23.3.03, 21.10.07. - WARS, DEFENCE, STATE ARMIES VS. IDEAL MILITIAS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SOLDIERS: Soldiers should fraternize and declare: We won't fight any more for our politicians and bureaucrats or open tyrants. We would fight only for war aims so rightful that we could agree upon them with most of the soldiers and officers of an enemy regime, treating these soldiers and officers, as well as other refugees from a regime, as our friends and allies, as people to be liberated rather than to be killed. We will have our own say and decisions on war and peace, on armament and disarmament, on war and peace aims and on international treaties. We will no longer let ourselves be used as pawns by power addicts for their purposes. We would rather overthrow our own government than let ourselves be used to pursue any wrongful war aim. Take, for instance, the language of the present "discussion" on the planned war against "Iraq" and "Baghdad" rather than merely against its ruling regime and its preparations for a war with ABC mass murder devices. One does not need a war to overthrow a wrongful regime. Most of the diverse people in Iraq, including the members of its armed forces, are victims, too, rather than victimizers and we, our soldiers and our governments should ally ourselves with them, quite openly, rather than preparing for a war against them. (Best through very well published alliances with rightful governments and societies of volunteers, all only for their present and future volunteers. – JZ, 3.3.14.) The primary war aims should be: Fully exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities for all the diverse peoples in Iraq. Neither our own territorial tyrants nor those of Iraq are in favor of that much liberty and justice for all. We have not even established and recognized as yet a single rightful government-in-exile for any of the diverse people in Iraq, nor clearly declared rightful war aims only. - JZ, 20.8.02. - DISOBEDIENCE, REFUSAL TO OBEY & FIGHT, FRATERNIZATION, WAR AIMS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS

SOLDIERS: Some fought even, all too well, for a Hitler, a Stalin or a Mao, rather than against them, under the delusion that they were fighting for Germany, Russia or China. – JZ, 9.4.03, 7.3.11. – Their government-controlled schooling did not tell them anything better and more truthful. – JZ, 23.10.07. - & THEIR OBEDIENCE & ”HEROISM”, WAR AIMS, OBEDIENCE, FIGHTING FOR WHAT OR FOR WHOM?

SOLDIERS: The best soldiers are not those, who are the best trained, best armed, best organized, most disciplined, most obedient ones but those, who do fight, if at all, only for a quite rightful and rational cause, largely their own, and this only with quite rightful and discriminating weapons and warfare methods, exclusively against the genuine enemies of man and of human rights and liberties. We haven’t had enough of such soldiers, genuine defenders and liberators as yet. – JZ, 26.3.04. – No wonder, many individual rights and liberties are not yet known or understood, although they are very important. Least of all are they to be found in the bill of rights declarations passed by territorial governments. – JZ, 26.10.07.

SOLDIERS: The best soldiers are not warlike; the best fighters do not lose their temper.” – Lao Tzu, in Lionel Giles translation. - The best soldiers are not warlike.” - Chinese proverb

SOLDIERS: the main thing that soldiers tended to fight for was territory. – Peter David, in Babylon 5, Third Space, part of the series Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski, 1998, Boxtree, p.76. – They do this in either a voluntary or compulsory misapplication of their lives, limbs, health, knowledge, skills and courage or even heroism, also of power and obedience, under wrong definitions of enemies, targets, defence, aggression, war and peace aims, with these aims usually wrongfully and monopolistically set by others, an extreme waste of resources, science and technology, while ignoring or suppressing the own genuine rights and liberties and those of others. – JZ, 15.2.12. – & TERRITORIALISM, DEFENCE, SOLDIERS, ENEMIES, TARGETS, WARS, WAR & PEACE AIMS

SOLDIERS: The robot had, in fact, once been a human being. Then he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where they sent him to Boot Camp and brainwashed him. – The marines, of course, did not know what they did was brainwashing. The called it “turning a civilian into a marine.” It consisted of breaking down every imprint and reflex in the brain, through stress, shock, and constant humiliation, and then imposing a new set of imprints and reflexes. All military organizations did it, and none of them knew it was brainwashing.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat III, p.163. - Pavlovian conditioning of human beings to turn them into obedient fighters upon command, mainly in the interest of the addicts to political power. – JZ, 4.3.14. - MILITARY TRAINING, DISCIPLINE, CONDITIONING & LAW, BRAINWASHING OF SOLDIERS

SOLDIERS: the secret of uniform was to make a crowd solid, dignified, impersonal; to give it the singleness and tautness of an upstanding man. The death’s livery which walled its bearers from ordinary life, was sign that they had sold their wills and bodies to the State: and contracted themselves into a service not the less abject for that its beginning was voluntary. … But the soldier assigned his owner the twentyfour hours’ use of his body; and sole conduct of his mind and passions. – T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Penguin Books, 1962ff, p.662. - UNIFORMS & THE STATE

SOLDIERS: The soldier’s body becomes a stock of accessories that are not his property.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, MILITIA

SOLDIERS: the soldiers are held responsible for the mistakes of politicians.” – Bert Berkenstraeter. (“… die Soldaten muessen fuer die Fehler der Politiker geradestehen.”)

SOLDIERS: Tolstoi saw the soldiers merely as a professional man-killer – ‘a cold-blooded, mechanical, obedient tool of his military superiors”. - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.404. – By re-individualizing soldiers we could prevent or end wars. That would require, among many other things, quite rightful militias for the protection of individual rights, an ideal declaration of individual rights, quite rightful governments in exile, the declaration of quite rightful war and peace aims, the welcoming of conscripted soldiers of the enemy regime as secret allies, refugees or deserters, as neutrals or voluntary subjects of rightful governments in exile, allied with us, unilateral nuclear disarmament by the people themselves, tyrannicide, panarchism already practised on our side, full employment for any number of refugees and deserters through letting sound monies drive out the bad ones and hundreds of other steps now neglected. – See e.g.: www.butterbach.net/epinfo/peace.htm & www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc.htm

SOLDIERS: Try to envision these men, … They’re well-paid professionals. There hasn’t been a draft within the Alliance for twenty-four years. They enlist because they like to be a part of a protective Big Brother sort of organization – and because combat and planning for combat excites them. We turned ourselves over to those who enjoy war, and we gave them the machines to wage it. Now, with all this hardware and all this education in the ways of dealing death, they had had to sit through fourteen years of cold war when guns were never fired. And before that, there were two decades of total peace, where nations hardly even exchanged angry words. They’ve never had the chance to prove themselves, and since they are basically the sort of men who need to prove themselves for their own benefit, they’ve been driven up the wall by brinkmanship and peace.” – Dean R. Koonts, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.75. - PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS, WAR, PEACE, BRINKMANSHIP, STANDING ARMIES, VOLUNTEERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

SOLDIERS: Under fear, threats and pains one is capable of fighting madness, excesses of rage and berserker strength and even of committing atrocities, while in that state, actions that one would be unable to commit under normal conditions. Governments abuse that fact by putting soldiers and officers in positions, at frontlines - and in other battles - where they have either to kill or be killed – and this for the aims and purposes of governments, rather than their own. Most thoughtful surviving victims of this abuse of human beings do not gladly remember what they have done under such conditions, unless they are still conditioned to believe that they were committed only against real enemies and were justified and necessary actions against them. – Governments arouse and maintain our “defensive” aggressiveness, on behalf of their wrongful territorial powers, even to the extent of producing, stockpiling and maintaining mass extermination devices, and this for decades, always under the pretence that they would be necessary for our defence or security. – The threat of nuclear war and thus to our own lives and those of all the people whom we love, has been turned into a permanent condition, which has aroused an unnatural fighting spirit in all too many people, which makes them all too ready to follow their “great” leaders even into mass murderous wars. – Obviously, territorial governments as such are unable to see and point out the solution, which consists largely in their own disappearance. - JZ, 20.11.07. - FIGHTING SPIRIT, FIGHTING MADNESS OR FIGHTING TO SURVIVE, WAR AIMS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

SOLDIERS: We have no meaning, except as agents of mutual destruction.” - Eric Lambert, Glory Thrown In, p.44. - Perhaps only ideal militia forces of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties could give soldiers and their officers any real meaning. – JZ, 17.9.07, 7.3.11. - MILITIA

SOLDIERS: We’re not soldiers any longer … Now we must learn to be men again.” – Heinrich Gerlach, The Forsaken Army, p.349. – A bit hard to do for e.g. POW’s on a starvation diet and under forced labor. Of 100 000 German soldiers captured at Stalingrad, only ca. 5000 survived. However, they were already half-starved when captured. – JZ, 25.6.08. - Moreover, due to the war and the communist anti-economic system many to most of the subject-victims of the Soviet regime were also all too hungry, so the German POWs of this regime could not expect a better food supply for themselves. Russian prisoners of war in Germany were also and quite willfully starved to death. - JZ, 7.3.11. - DESERTERS, POW's

SOLDIERS: What else are these millions of soldiers than personal slaves of those, who command them?” – Leo Tolstoi: Was Ist Geld? S.140. - (“Was sind denn diese Millionen von Soldaten anders, als persoenliche Sklaven derjenigen, die sie kommandieren?”)

SOLDIERS: you pity the boy whose military garb identifies his servility.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.390.

SOLDIERS: Your kind is the uniformed, goose-stepping soldier-boy kind, who want to 'fight and bleed and kill and die', in the words of the poet, for an institution that hasn't any more right to exist than he has!” - L. Neil Smith, Tom Paine Maru, p.139. - STATES, TERRITORIALISM, COURAGE, LOYALTY, OBEDIENCE

SOLEMNITY: Some people think that whatever is done solemnly must make sense.” – G. C. Lichtenberg, 1742-1799. – Andrews Quotes, p.356. - SERIOUSNESS, FORMALITY, SENSE, INFORMALITY, FORM & CONTENTS

SOLIDARITY: A solidarity of all tolerant people is required against all intolerant people, a solidarity comparable to that of the resistance fighters against the Nazis. – And who else should be resisted and fought by all tolerant people? All coercive trade and professional unions, all territorial governments, all legalized monopolies, all fanatics, totalitarians and terrorists. – However, all those who manage to confine their activities to the members of their own communities of volunteers, should be tolerated to that extent, for then they would wrong and harm only each other. - JZ 1975, 25.6.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, INTOLERANCE

SOLIDARITY: But solidarity rests on free resolve and can never be compelled without changing into tyranny.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.237. - COMPULSION VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, FORCE, COERCION

SOLIDARITY: For, as Proudhon says: “Seen from the social viewpoint freedom and solidarity are but different expressions of the same concept. By the freedom of each finding in the freedom of others no longer a limit, as he declaration of rights of 1793 says, but a support. The freest man is the one who has the most relations with his fellow men.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.239. – Not when the relationship consists only of territorially imposed rules and institutions and associates, which one would not have chosen for oneself and is not free to secede from. – JZ, 4.3.14.

SOLIDARITY: If an individual can’t work in solidarity with his fellows, it’s his duty to work alone. His duty and his right. We have been denying people that right. We’ve been saying, more and more often, you must work with the others, you must accept the rule of the majority.” – Ursual Le Guin, The Dispossessed, p.296. – ALONE, INDIVIDUALISM, WORK, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TEAM WORK, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

SOLIDARITY: Mackay has thus quite correctly interpreted Stirner not merely as an individualist but as an individualist anarchist, who aims at the mutuality of the equal freedom of all. Quite similar was the remark by Proudhon, in hisConfessions of a Revolutionary”: “From the social point of view freedom and solidarity are identical concepts. By seeing in the freedom of everybody in the freedom of others no longer a restriction, as the declaration of the rights of men and of citizens 1793 says, but rather a support, the most free man is the one who has the most relations with his fellow men.” - Note well: voluntary relations!” – K. H. Solneman (Kurt H. Zube), John Henry Mackay: Der Einzige, S.13. – EQUAL FREEDOM, EQUAL RIGHTS, MUTUALISM, PROUDHON, STIRNER, MACKAY

SOLIDARITY: rights … have been surrendered in the name of solidarity.” – John Anderson, The Servile State, Australian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy, 1943.

SOLIDARITY: Solidarity is null and void wherever it is enforced.” – E. Armand, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 4.

SOLIDARITY: Stirner is thus no enemy of solidarity and of a genuine sympathy for other human beings but merely an opponent of a solidarity that is ordered and imposed. The Unique (self-owner) decides freely about his way of life and on the relations into which he wants to enter with his fellow men.” – Jan Koch, in “espero”, No.41a, October 2004, p 29. - & INDIVIDUALISM

SOLIDARITY: The concept of need, he argued, is still an egoist principle, while solidarity, or the consideration of one’s needs within the context of the needs of others, represents a higher level of humanity.” – Elisee Reclus, according to Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible. – Should we care about the needs of territorial governments or other criminals with victims or rather only about their victims? Should we declare solidarity with the aims and practices of territorial governments, no matter how wrongful and harmful they are? – JZ, 29.3.94, 4.6.08. - NEED, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST, ALTRUISM –UNIVERSALITY PRINCIPLE, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, RIGHTFUL WAR- PEACE AIMS, RARELY, IF EVER, DECLARED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

SOLIDARITY: The human race, like all the other animal races, has inherent principles which are peculiar to it, and all these principles are summed up in or reducible to a single principle which we call Solidarity. This principle may be formulated thus: no human individual can recognize his own humanity, or, consequently, realize it in life, except by recognizing it in others and by co-operating in its realization for others. No man can emancipate himself save by emancipating with him all the men about him. My liberty is the liberty of everybody, for I am really free, free not only in idea, but in fact, only when my liberty and my right find their confirmation, their sanction, in the liberty and right of all men, my equals.” – Bakunin, Address, Working People’s International Association, 1867, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.505 and in Seldes, The Great Quotations. - In this formulation it has much in common with Rousseau’s “social contract” idea or with Adam Smith’s sympathy explanation in his “Theory of Moral Sentiments”. – JZ, 25.6.08. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL CONTRACT, MORALITY, ETHICS

SOLIDARITY: The inherent solidarity of the working class is an economic fiction.” - Jane Jacobs, The Economics of Cities, p.248. - Trade unions strive for privileges for their members at the expense of non-members, consumers and contractors who compete with their members. - JZ, 23.1.02. – UNIONS, SCABS, STRIKES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION

SOLIDARITY: The second word of this emancipation is solidarity, not Marxian solidarity from above … but that solidarity which is on the contrary the confirmation and the realization of every liberty, having its origin not in any political law whatsoever, but in the inherent collective nature of man, in virtue of which no man is free if all the men who surround him and who exercise the least influence, direct or indirect, on his life are not so equally. …” - Bakunin, quoted in Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.33. – I always disliked this term. Solidarity with whom? With criminals with victims? With politicians or bureaucrats or with their victims? – JZ, 25.6.08. – Q., VOLUNTARISM RATHER THAN COLLECTIVIST COMPULSION OR IMPOSED “DUTIES”

SOLIDARITY: There can be too much solidarity – namely, when almost everybody tends to attempt to mind the business of others – while neglecting his own. – JZ, 5.6.86. – Self-responsibility comes first. – JZ, 4.3.14.

SOLIDARITY: There is solidarity among the wage-earners, and there may be solidarity in management. But the solidarity of the wage-earner has no relation to the product; it is concerned to increase wages and diminish hours of work.” – Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.51. – Far less do the employees have a feeling of solidarity with the employer and the consumers, although they, too, are consumers. Hyacinthe Dubreuil even called the employer-employee relationship one of “organized antagonism”. (The worker wants to get as much pay for as little labor as possible while the employer wants to get as much labor for as little pay as possible. Between consumer and shopkeeper the antagonism out of opposite interests is diminished because there exists usually much more immediate competition in this sphere.) Only as partners in self-managed enterprises or cooperatives could workers finally come to get a feeling of solidarity with their consumers, enough, anyhow, to wish to satisfy them, in their own interest, because only success in that effort will enable them to earn enough profit themselves, as long as they manage to maintain that consumer satisfaction with their goods or services. – JZ, 25.10.08.

SOLITUDE: A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and, if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. - Arthur Schopenhauer - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – One can feel most free and easy only with like-minded companions, friends and neighbors. – JZ, 26.3.12. - & FREEDOM

SOLITUDE: He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.” - Arthur Schopenhauer - & FREEDOM, ALONE, INDIVIDUALISM, SOCIALIZING

SOLITUDE: In Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone – but sometimes it is a great relief.” – John Barrymore, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, date? Under “Quotable Quotes”. ALONE, INDIVIDUALISM

SOLITUDE: Solitude has never bothered me. If a man cannot tolerate his own company, then he is a poor man indeed.” – E. C. Tubb, Worm in the Woodwork, ANALOG, Jan. 62, p.74. – One can be very much alone in the company of many people with whom one does not have any significant and known common interest. – Their noise, movements and activities reduced the opportunities for contemplation. Then, retreating from them into a quiet corner provides one with the best company then available. - JZ, 25.6.08. - ALONE, LONELINESS, MAN, INDIVIDUALISM, SOCIAL EVENTS & AFFAIRS

SOLITUDE: Solitude vivifies: isolation kills.” – Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, Pt. V., No.60. – ISOLATION, HERMITS

SOLITUDE: The person who did not cherish solitude did not love liberty.” – Schopenhauer - LIBERTY

SOLUTIONS: A problem left to itself dries up or goes rotten. But fertilize a problem with a solution – you’ll hatch out a dozen others. – N. F. Simpson, A Resounding Tinkle. – Confine all solutions to volunteers. – JZ, 1.6.08. - One good idea can lead to many other good ideas. How fertile in this respect could a comprehensive Ideas Archive become - if made accessible online to all who are interested in at least some ideas? – How influential could freely conducted and sufficiently reported experiments of others become for the own life? - JZ, 7.3.11, 4.3.14. - IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PUBLICITY, PROBLEMS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SELF-INTEREST IN SOLUTIONS

SOLUTIONS: All problems are capable of solution.” – From the film on the Jack London story: The Assassination Bureau. – At least we should keep trying to find them, systematically and with all the proper institutions and reference works required for this search. Leaving this search and its finance to politicians and bureaucrats is the worst thing we can do in this respect. In balance this would, most likely, increase our problems further, just like the government-sponsored invention of nuclear "weapons" or mass murder devices did. - JZ, 7.3.11. - PROBLEMS, RESEARCH, SCIENCE, TYRANNICIDE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

SOLUTIONS: Do you bring the solution or are you yourself the problem?” – From the collection of Siegfried Schwenke: “Bringen Sie die Loesung, oder sind Sie selbst das Problem?” – Or at least part of the problem? – JZ, 4.3.14.

SOLUTIONS: Expedience is the modus operandi. Politicians make our decisions for us, but they are interested in their main thing - which is remaining in office. They need things that look good. Whether these things are the appropriate solutions or not is only of secondary importance. Also, more problems means more things can be done by the government. Thus, we have more people on the payroll and thereby more who will be beholden to their keepers. And with all this the problem becomes more complex and the solution is further away. So, we live with non-solutions.” – William S. Fox, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/75. – Or we suffer or even die by them! – JZ, 1.11.82. – And we are not free to opt out from under them and try our own solutions together with other volunteers. – JZ, 25.6.08. - TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, NON-SOLUTIONS, POLITICAL MEASURES, POWER, PARTIES, STATISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

SOLUTIONS: How did government solve the problem that it itself had created? It didn’t. It enhanced the problem. …” - Samuel Birenbaum & Bruce Evoi, OPTION, 2/77. – STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

SOLUTIONS: I have had the good fortune of working both in the arts and in the sciences and technology. The creative process is the same in all these fields. It is in formulating the problem. Once that is done in the right way, it’s all routine table work. The problem is solved.” – Piet Hein, in READER’S DIGEST, 4/67. – I wish it were as simple e.g. for cancer, colds, anti-gravity, efficient space drives, life extension, intelligence expansion, enlightenment, liberation. – JZ, 7.6.08, 7.3.11. – CREATIVITY, PROBLEMS, DEFINITIONS, QUESTIONS

SOLUTIONS: If we are to find the solutions to some of our long-term problems, we will have to tap the combined wisdom of as many people as possible - people who have no vested interest in the establishment of an all-powerful corporate state, where the wishes of the vast majority would have little impact on those who make the decisions.” – Brian Wilshire, The Fine Print, published by Brian Wilshire, PO Box 209, Round Corner, NSW 2158, Australia., 1992., p.XII. - We would have to introduce full experimental freedom for volunteers in all spheres now territorialy monopolized by governments. - Moreover, we could have to introduce better references and collaboration methods to speed up the process of enlightenment. - JZ, n.d. & 7.3.11. - ANSWERS, IDEAS & THE COMBINED WISDOM OF THE PEOPLE, ENLIGTENMENT, NEW DRAFT, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DEFINITIONS, ARGUMENT MAPPING, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, DECISION-MAKIKNG MONOPOLIES VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SOLUTIONS: Inevitably those solutions are best which you can realized unilaterally.” – Greg Wendling, 5.5.90. – A separate peace between opposing armies requires 2 sides. A unilateral peace declaration is possible, too, and can be relatively effective. It was declared by Soviet representatives before the Peace of Brest-Litowsk in 1918. German troops advanced, under orders, in spite of this unilateral peace declaration. But the revolution in Germany, which ended the war, did not come much later. More than mere temporary and seeming advantages speak e.g. for a unilateral nuclear disarmament, undertaken or controlled by the people or an ideal militia, simply because nuclear mass murder devices are not genuine weapons that can be used only against the real aggressors, e.g. for a tyrannicide policy. For every leading aggressor person thus executed, could have led to the murder of thousands to millions of more or less quite innocent people. – The declaration of quite rightful war and peace aims and the recognition of and alliances with governments in exile, representing only volunteers and striving only for exterritorial autonomy, as well as monetary freedom to achieve full employment for all refugees and deserters, like tyrannicide appeals and actions are also unilateral actions. - JZ, 5.6.08, 0.4.09. – UNILATERALISM, ONE-SIDED ACTIONS, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATIONS, WAR AIMS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR MILLIONS OF REFUGEES, DESERTERS & POW'S RELEASED TO LIBERTY

SOLUTIONS: Let people work out their own solutions.” – WESTERN WORLD REVIEW, Summer 73, p.8. – PEOPLE, PROBLEMS, FREEDOM, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, PANARCHISM EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SOLUTIONS: Like the man says, there’s no problems, only solutions.” – Brian Daley, RON, based on a screenplay by Steven Lisberger, story by Steven Lisberger & Bonnie MacBird, A Futuristic Adventure Motion Picture from Walt Disney Productions, p.52. – Nevertheless, there are still all too many major problems and their solutions are still not systematically collected and published by an Ideas Archive. Consequently, we are still flooded by problems. – JZ, 12.9.07, 4.3.14. – “there are …” – Pure logically, solutions presume the existence of problems. It would have made more sense to say that there are only few insolvable problems left for us. But also many problems, to which we have not yet applied the correct solutions – although these solutions are already published – somewhere or do already exist in someone’s head. – JZ, 4.4.09, 4.3.14. - Ulrich von Beckerath used to say that 90% of our problems are already solved for us. We have merely to tackle the remaining 10%. The tools for doing this are now better than ever before but are we sufficiently using them for this or, rather, for merely entertaining ourselves? - JZ, 7.3.11. - PROBLEMS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY & ENCYCLOPEDIA, ARGUMENT MAPPING

SOLUTIONS: No “solution” of a territorial State is a quite rightful, peaceful, freedom and prosperity promoting solution. On the contrary. – JZ,27.12.91. – Do you know of exceptions to this rule? – JZ, 13.1.93. - Least of all the territorialist “solution” itself. – JZ, 1.6.08. - PROGRAMS, PLATFORMS, MEASURES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOLUTIONS: People who say ‘You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem’ are themselves part of the problem.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.248. – There are, as a rule, still territorialists and want all to abide by their own platform and may resort to terror against dissenters. Let each be free to experiment with what he considers to be solutions in the political, social and economic spheres – but always only among like-minded volunteers. – Just like we freely experiment in science and technology, with risks and costs confined to the experimenters. Then we would advance as well, and as fast, in those spheres which territorial governments had so far monopolized for themselves and so far mostly and great mismanaged. – Then the remaining statists could do their things only to themselves while all of the already somewhat enlightened people could do their things for themselves. - JZ, 25.6.08, 9.4.09. – Only yesterday did I read in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Business Day p.11, that the latest Apple IPad2 allows already the downloading of more than 100 million books. There are also 350,000 apps in the App Store, 65,000 of which had been built for the iPad. - In other words, we are already given many to most of the tools required. Will we fully and sensibly use them to arrive at the most urgently needed solutions for mankind? - Dick Smith offers currently a 2 TB Seagate Desktop HD for only A$ 119! - JZ, 7.3.11. – In Jan. 14, it was offered for A$89! - IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN ENCYLOCPEDIA, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, POLARIZATION, FALSE ALTERNATIVES, ENLIGTENMENT, "GIVE US THE TOOLS …!", "NEW DRAFT"

SOLUTIONS: Picking the right problem was (*) at least as important as solving it.” – Michael F. Flynn, The Washer at the Ford, ANALOG 6/89, p.29. - Only the genuine solutions to significant problems do really count for much. E.g., I don’t count my blowing my nose as a “success”. – Even among anarchists and libertarians the tendency is strong to deal only with relatively trivial problems RATHER than with the major ones, usually left in the "too hard" tray. – By the way: I did discontinue my subscription to ANALOG when cash, that I sent had for it by snail mail, did not lead to an extension of my subscription. – Everywhere there are still too many dishonest people. - (*) is – JZ, 6.6.08. – On the other hand, when I had dropped my wallet, unnoticed by me, more than half a dozen times, only once was it not returned to me. - JZ, 7.3.11. - PROBLEMS, HONESTY, DISHONESTY

SOLUTIONS: Stop looking to Washington for the solution of every problem.” – Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 74. – I would rather say "any" instead of "every". - JZ, 7.3.11. - SELF-HELP, PROBLEMS, STATISM

SOLUTIONS: The ‘solution’ is the problem.” – Robert G. Anderson, THE FREEMAN, 8/73. – All too often, especially when it is a territorially imposed solution, which, usually, means that it is one based on popular false premises or conclusions, errors, myths or prejudices. – The territorially imposed “national unity” is one of the main problems rather than a solution. - JZ, 9.4.09, 7.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, CENTRAL BANKING, PROTECTIONISM

SOLUTIONS: The chief cause of problems is solutions.” – Sevareid’s Rule, Quoted by Peter Dickson, The Official Rules. – The chief cause of problems are attempts to achieve territorial solutions for all of the population of a territory, instead of confining all solution attempts to volunteers only and their exterritorially autonomous experiments. Under that condition only really successful solutions would tend to spread - while failures would become self-eliminating. – Thus panarchists insist: Let each suffer under his own solutions – or benefit from them. – JZ, 14.9.85, 1.6.08. – PROBLEMS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SOLUTIONS: The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.” – Milton Friedman. - If not even worse! Or creating ever new and greater problems! - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 4.4.09. - BY GOVERNMENTS TO REAL OR SUPPOSED PROBLEMS, STATISM

SOLUTIONS: The solution of every problem is another problem.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - Correct for governmental "solutions", for most legislation, but not necessarily for private or scientific and technical solutions. To each his own solution, in his own sphere, at his own risk and expense, and upon his own free choice! - JZ, 11.2.02. - & PROBLEMS, STATISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SOLUTIONS: There’s always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken. – There are easy solutions – but, as a rule, they are outlawed and it is not easy to achieve the repeal of any wrongful and irrational law. Moreover, there are so many of them. Even if a simple and plausible solution proposed is really a non-solution, its proponents should be free to try it out among themselves. Then and thus they would only bother themselves and not the others. Sooner or later they or the next generation would learn from their mistakes, especially when they are surrounded, as would happen under panarchism, by members of successfully experimenting communities of volunteers. – JZ, 9.4.09. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, LEARNING FROM ONE’S OWN MISTAKES RATHER THAN SUFFERING UNDER THE TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED MISTAKES OF OTHERS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SOLUTIONS: We should try to discuss proposed solutions, rather than merely describe existing problems in great details. – JZ, 11.10.90. – I have seen volumes stating the details of existing mass unemployment – and of the harm done by inflation, and by wars, without even one intelligent and informed enough hint towards a genuine solution. – JZ, 5.6.08. – I must admit that when I began to write my first peace book, in the late fifties, I began with describing the horrible effects of a nuclear war. Then I finally woke up to the uselessness of this approach (the known horrors of war have hardly ever prevented one), threw all my notes on this away and concentrated on constructive ideas on how such a disaster could be prevented. – JZ, 9.4.09. – If you know of better efforts in this direction than mine: www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc.htm - please, do let me know: jzube@acenet.com.au - JZ, 4.3.14.

SOLUTIONS: When your desire is strong enough, you’ll find a way.’ – Old Viking proverb, quoted by LITTLE FREE PRESS, 18.10.72. – WAY OUT - Or you rush into a non-solution! – JZ, 25.6.08. Mere wishful thinking, like prayer, is never enough. It only leads you to day- dreams. A fully developed ideas archive would already offer solutions to almost every problem that is solvable for human beings. But how many or how few are interested in establishing it? As it is, most innovators and reformers just pick one of many proposed solutions and ignore all others. E.g., the followers of Mises, simply adopted his crisis theory and ignored at least 143 others, while an inventor that I know, of a wave power utilization scheme, simply advocated his own system while ignoring a reference to the existence of 156 other such schemes, that I pointed out to him. The all-over solution to this form of disagreements consists, naturally, in agreeing on experimental freedom for all the supporters of any scheme, to the extent that it can be practised tolerantly, among the believers and at their expense and risk only. – JZ, 9.4.09. – Also in the sufficient publication and discussion of all proposed ideas and solutions, e.g. in an Ideas Archive. – JZ, 4.3.14. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM: PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

SOLVENCY: Solvency for some is at present largely achieved through legislated insolvency for most, to the extent that taxation is used, or the inflation tax or forced loans. The money issue monopoly reduces the ability to pay to a small group upon which all others, who want to participate in a monetary economy, become dependent. As Ulrich von Beckerath once put it: Once Lenin had occupied the note printing presses in Petersburg he was the only one always able to pay his way, even if only with his inflated paper money. The others, especially the members of opposition parties, had to come crawling to him even if they wanted merely the money needed e.g. to pay their secretary with. In the revolutionary power games and war games it is also very important to be able to pay one’s soldiers and to pay for the supplies they need. Lenin’s opponents had never seriously considered replacing the governmental currency with any other currency. That is one of the factors why he won. But only so much and no more can be achieved with an exclusive and forced currency. It is more useful to power addicts and military conquerors and dictators than for peaceful producers and traders. – JZ, 7.9.98, 26.9.08, 7.3.11. – LIQUIDITY, ABILITY TO PAY, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARI DESPOTISM

SOLVENCY: Solvency, liquidity or ability to pay has so far largely been considered only in terms of monetary despotism, with its issue monopoly and legal tender for its currency. It made possible and causes over-issues and corresponding depreciations of currencies and, sometimes, artificial shortages of them. (Inflations, deflations and even stagflations. When inflation advances very fast, then prices, in expectation of further depreciation, can come to race ahead of the printing presses and thus cause deflationary phenomena right in the middle of a rapid inflation!) It leads to a variety of wrongful, coercive, unnecessary and harmful measures under all kinds of unchecked premises and conclusions, errors and prejudices which, in the absence of free competition, by the upholding of the laws of monetary despotism, tend to me maintained. The managers or mis-managers of central banking never blame themselves or their power and coercion. Even their victims, largely mis-educated by their territorial governments, grant monetary despotism the sanction of the victims and the mass media largely express and strengthen the popular errors and prejudices in this sphere. That makes them more popular, sells papers and brings more advertising revenue. If the law of supply and demand, of freedom of contract and association, of free exchange, of freedom in the choice of value standards, of freedom to issue one’s own notes, which only oblige oneself, were applied in this sphere, rather than being outlawed, all our difficulties with the supply of sufficient exchange media and achieving sound value reckoning would soon disappear. Good money and good value standards would tend to drive out bad ones that are presently forced into and kept circulation by wrongful monetary legislation, which outlawed all sound alternatives to them. – 6.9.98, 26.9.08, 4.3.14. - LIQUIDITY, ABILITY TO PAY, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, GRESHAM’S LAW

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Be always suspicious if somebody offers you something for nothing. That is usually the value you can put on it.” – Dr. David Cunningham - “FREE” XYZ OFFERS, “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE JUST WON … “

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Beware of him who promises something for nothing.” - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.107. - TANSTAAFL

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: It isn’t quite true that most people want something for nothing. As a rule they are prepared to give, without protest or resistance, something for nothing. The best instances are perhaps, taxation, inflation, and the territorial subordination to numerous immoral and irrational laws. – JZ, 76, 5.6.08. - The best book I know of on the economics of free or almost free offers is: Chris Anderson, FREE, 2010, of which an abridged ADOBE version, 946 Kbs., is offered free online. - How many libertarian texts and their authors and publishers would, indirectly, benefit from this publicity approach and how many of their readers? - JZ, 7.3.11.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Many people get something for nothing which means nothing for something for the rest.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.89. – TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, HAND-OUTS, WELFARE STATE, PLUNDER, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Noble souls wish not to have anything for nothing.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.529. – Well, a few days ago I picked up a $ 5 note in the gutter and you will believe me when I tell you that I did not try to find its former owner. – It if had been a person’s wallet, containing much money and a person’s personal papers, it would have been a quite different matter to me, for I lost mine once and did not get it returned and on several other such occasions I did get it returned. – By now the Australian Dollar has been so inflated that even 5 cent or 10 cent pieces on the road are not automatically picked up by anyone seeing them. – When will the same thing happen for $ 5 and $ 50 notes? - JZ, 25.6.08, 7.3.11.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Nothing Fails Like Something-for-Nothing.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.89. Heading of chapter 12.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Now, when someone in a society gets something for nothing through political channels, there are others in that society who are forced to accept nothing for something!” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, June 76 ? 71? p.358. - SOCIAL JUSTICE, ZERO SUM GAMES, POLITICS, FORCE, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, “EGALITARIANISM”, BY OUTCOMES RATHER THAN INPUT: ESTABLISHING LESS THAN EQUAL RIGHTS FOR THE MORE PRODUCTIVE & MORE THAN EQUAL RIGHTS FOR THE LESS PRODUCTIVE, THUS ASSURING INEQUALITY

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Only a profit economy can offer ‘something for nothing’. And that something is in virtually everything produced competitively. It’s often the competitive edge. It is sometimes a premium or give-away item. While it can be argued that the cost of the premium is in the price of the product, it is also true that the product must still be sold at a competitive price or with a premium so appealing that new value is created. Economically, that’s as close to something for nothing as it’s possible to get.” – Joan Wilke, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. – The something for nothing that you get with every competitively produced product or service is the cost savings which the producer undertook, which allowed him to reduce his prices competitively and you get this advance for free, through his price reduction, when you buy from him, rather than from his competitors, who have not yet adopted his cost-saving measure. - The best book I know of on the economics of free or almost free offers is: Chris Anderson, FREE, 2010, of which an abridged ADOBE version, 946 Kbs., is offered free online. - How many libertarian texts and their authors and publishers would, indirectly, benefit from this publicity approach and how many of their readers? - JZ, 7.3.11. - PRICES, PROFIT, COMPETITION

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Something for Nothing (SFN) became a more dangerous drug than LSD, DMT, STP, or POT.” – Walter J. Campbell, INDUSTRY WEEK, October 4, 1971, p. S – 1, quoted in PURSUIT, 3/72. – WELFARE STATE, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, PRICE CONTROLS

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Something for nothing breeds contempt.” – F. Paul Wilson, Wheels within Wheels, p.65.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Something for Nothing’, the idea that the community can spend more on welfare whilst actually working less, may have sounded attractive to naïve idealists – but it could never work in practice.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.88. – Well, it works for politicians and bureaucrats. It also works for some beggars. At least the latter don’t threaten you. – JZ, 9.4.09. – POLITICIANS, BEGGARS, TAXATION

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: The history of our race shows us that men will not do things for themselves or for others if they once believe that such things can come without exertion on their own part. There is not sufficient motive. As long as the hope endures that the shoulders of some second person are available, who will offer his own shoulders for the burden? – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.77. – GIMME, TANSTAAFL, STATISM VS. SELF-HELP, INCENTIVES, WELFARE STATE, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: The problem is not the number of people who’re trying to get something for nothing”, says columnist Tom Anderson, it is the number who succeed.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Oct. 79. – CRIMINALS, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS WITH VICTIMS

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: Unfortunately, however, government isn’t the labor-saving device it appears to be. It always gives back less than it takes. But because it does appear to be a giver of good things, its appeal is almost universal and there isn’t much likelihood that the trend will be reversed.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, p.97/98. – Once individuals and whole dissenting groups are freed to secede from the territorial State and to join, establish or run the kinds of communities and societies of volunteers that they do prefer for themselves, this trend will be reversed, for all the involuntary victims will opt out and this incentive will become stronger and stronger, since then there will be more and more tax consumers and less and less tax payers left in the old association, now also reduced to being one for volunteers only. – JZ, 25.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM

SONGS: Today, if something is not worth saying, people sing it.” - Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French dramatist – I fully subscribe to that thesis for most moderns songs that I know of. Apparently, the really worthwhile songs, from the point of the freedom lover, remain to be written still. – Why don’t their fans attempt this? There is no law against it. – The same applies to poetry and jokes. - JZ, 8.8.08. – Moral and rational songs don’t have to be lyrical. They do not even have to be emotional. – Anyhow, that’s my point of view – and I am neither a poet nor a song-writer, nor do I read or listen much to poetry or songs. - JZ, 12.4.09.

SOPHISM: Ours is an age of conspiracy; no more is it the bulging prowess, the sharper blade, or the bluer strain of blood that claims a crown. It is the cunning tongue that sets a tyrant on the throne.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.21. – And it is largely territorialism and its majority rule that makes this possible. Laissez faire for political systems would confine tyranny to the tyranny lovers. And for that love they deserve to suffer under it, until they become sufficiently enlightened about it and secede from it. – An interesting question is: At what age or stage of mental development should a child be free to declare its secession from a tyranny, even while its parents still remain voluntary subjects of it? My yard-stick in this case would be: If it understands and cares at least as much (or as little) as the average adult about individual rights and liberties then it should be free to secede, for we would not deny that right to adults. - JZ, 7.6.08. – CONSPIRACIES, SEMANTICS, DOUBLE TALK, DEFINITIONS, PREJUDICES, DEMAGOGUES, TYRANNY, MYTH MAKERS, CHILDREN’S INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

SORRY: Redress is needed, not regret.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Except in trivial cases. – INDEMNIFICATION, APOLOGIES, REGRETS, REMORSE, REPENTANCE

SOULS: Soul, n. An aspect of man which is entirely immaterial.” – Graham Storr, BULLETIN, 29.3.83. In 1958 in West Berlin, I once listened to a lecture in which the speaker referred to a Hungarian, who had bothered to collect 2000 different definition of this word. – I certainly would not have bothered to collect that many for this term. But at least this could indicate how different the religions notions on this subject may be. – Do “souls” weigh anything? There were several attempts to weigh people shortly before and after death. A difference of a few grams was asserted. Mere inaccuracy of measurements? If proven, I would rather ascribe it to a trivial levitation power in living men. - Do souls have a market price? – JZ, 25.6.08. - Q., JOKES

SOULS: These are the times that try men’s souls.” – Thomas Paine. – Has really much changed in this respect, since then? – JZ, 25.6.08. - Alas, they bother our bodies and minds as well. Otherwise, I would not mind. – JZ, 9.4.09.

SOUND CURRENCIES: Prepare for an Aussie dollar switch | Christopher Joye | Commentary | Business Spectator - www.businessspectator.com.au - Alas, that only means that the other currencies are depreciated even faster. We are still without a SOUND Australian dollar and without all the other SOUND and competing currencies we should be free to issue, accept, value - or even reject, if we think that we could issue or get better ones. – JZ, 20.7.11, on Facebook. – OUTLAWED, INSTEAD OF COMPETITIVELY OFFERED & USED, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, COMPETING CURRENCIES, FREE MARKET MONEY, FREE CHOICE OF EXCHANGE MEDIA & VALUE STANDARDS

SOUND MONEY ISSUES: sound money will occur and prevail when it can be freely, i.e. competitively, issued to voluntary acceptors, who are also free to refuse to accept it or to discount it. It also requires the free choice of value standards, in which the sound ones will become the widely preferred ones. Only the issuers or issuing association must always accept the own notes etc. at par with their nominal value. In general local circulation they can be refused or discounted. Thus an inflation by competitive note issues becomes impossible. Prices, wages, rents, fees etc., market in sound value standards, will remain the same, even if a competitively issued private currency should become somewhat discounted in its local currency circulation area, not only, as foreign exchange, in other areas. Under full monetary freedom the issuers do also have an economic interest in getting their notes accepted at par, rather than refused or discounted. Every dictatorship will sooner or later be overthrown. The overthrow might begin with a peaceful monetary freedom revolution. JZ, Oct. 12. - MONETARY FREEDOM, ACCEPTANCE, REFUSALS & DISCOUNTS, FREE BANKING

SOUND MONEY: Sound Money: Fight for It! - www.mises.org - Should any kind of money which the competing issuers and acceptors consider to be sound, as good as gold coins or even better, at least as exchange media, if not also as optional value standards, remain or become outlawed? Some gold-bugs seem to think so and demand an exclusive currency privilege for their ideal. That is a rather un-libertarian position, I believe. – JZ, 30.9.11, on Facebook. - Sound exchange media, clearing avenues and value standards do not require fighting but the repeal or effective ignoring of the laws of monetary despotism. – JZ, 9.10.12. – On www.panarchy are offered my 2 long but still very incomplete files towards an A to Z on free banking and a free banking bibliography. Only sufficient input from others can make such files sufficiently complete and correct and thus influential. – JZ, 4.3.14. - GOLD STANDARDS, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MARKET MONIES, FREE BANKING, FREE CHOICE AMONG VALUE STANDARDS

SOUTH AFRICA: How many countries were really worse than the South African regime under Apartheid, judging by any realistic standard of oppressiveness? Nevertheless, even these were among its loudest accusers! Only voluntary and exterritorial separatism, instead of compulsory territorial separatism could have offered a just and peace-, freedom- and prosperity promoting solution for the short term and even the long run, even for those without any racial prejudices. But, how many countries have set an example for this panarchistic or personal law solution? How many people do even know it and its possibilities? – JZ, 9.12.81, 26.2.84. - Has South Africa’s overall situation really much improved since enforced and legalized Apartheid, under domination by “Whites” was abolished? - Do the individual South Africans, whatever their race, religion or ideology, really enjoy more liberties and rights now and are they more prosperous? – Or has it become more like some of the badly governed States of Africa under black rulers? – JZ, 25.6.08. - WHEN STILL UNDER APARTHEID - & NOW, Q.

SOUTH AFRICA: Neither minority rule nor majority rule – but full exterritorial autonomy for all the diverse groups of volunteers, in South Africa and in the rest of the world. – JZ, 17.7.77, 28.5.08.

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa needs less a homeland e.g. for “whites” than a homeland or exterritorial autonomy for freedom lovers, of whatever color their skin might be, likewise for adherents of xyz other systems, members of various races, religions, tribes, ethnic groups and voluntary mixtures of them. There is no uniform territorial solution for all its problems, no more so than for any other country or population. – JZ, 28.11.93, 5.6.08. – PANARCHISM & ITS EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM VS. THE COERCION & COLLECTIVISM & EXPLOITATION OF TERRITORIALISM

SOVEREIGN CONSUMERS: The common man is the sovereign consumer whose buying or abstention from buying determines what should be produced and in what quantity and quality. – Ludwig von MisesMartin Luther King, Jr. in www.strike-the-root.com  - & FREE ENTREPRENEURS AS “PLANNERS” FOR A FREE SOCIETY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, CHOICE, COMPETITION

SOVEREIGNTY (I): There is a further consideration of a more topical and more pressing nature. In a remarkable book published recently, “The Crisis of Civilization”, Alfred Cobban has shown that the disasters which had fallen on the Western World are a direct consequence of the adoption by Germany (*) of the theory of popular or national sovereignty, in place of the theory of natural law which had been evolved by the rational movement of thought in the eighteenth century known as the Enlightenment, Germany thought, writes Cobban, …” - Social Relations and Freedom, Modern Publishers, Indore, India, p.50/51. - (*) As if territorial statism had not been adopted by all other States as well! – JZ, 25.6.08. – The German territorial “unification” occurred rather late in history. – JZ, 12.4.09. – NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RICHTS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES IS STILL REQUIRED, GERMANY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, UNITY

SOVEREIGNTY (II): German thought, writes Mr. [Alfred] Cobban …. Substituted historical rights for natural rights, and the will of the nation, or the Volk, for reason as the basis of law and government …. (*) The ultimate result of the theory of popular sovereignty was thus the substitution of history for ethics. This tendency was present in the contemporary thought of all countries. It has only achieved a complete triumph in Germany. (**) The distinguishing mark of modern German thought is the dissolution of ethics in the Volksgeist (***); its practical conclusion is that the state is the source of all morality, and the individual must accept the laws and actions of his own state as having ultimate ethical validity.(****)” – Social Relations and Freedom, Modern Publishers, Indore, India, p.51. – - (*) German thought was and is no more united on this subject than on any other. But numerous errors and prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions were and are still very popular there as well as in other countries. - (**) That “triumph” had to be enforced by censorship, terror, mass murders and concentration camps for opponents! – (***) The Nazis never formed a genuine majority. Only every tenth German was ever a member of the NSDAP and many to most of them joined it, probably, just for a chance to get a job or to gain some opportunities denied to other than party members. In some instances whole offices, with all their members, were collectively signed up as new Nazi party members by the management! Afterwards they were informed that they were now party-members! No one dared to protest about this. The first 300 000 inmates of the concentration camps were all political opponents! And these were so much terrorized there that the survivors shut up for the remaining 12 years of the regime. The Nazi-Party introduced just another compulsory tax system, called a party membership contribution. And to make sure that your payments were current, the payment receipts were stuck the outside of the door-frame of the flat that you lived in. - (****) - Similar territorialist and statist notions prevail in all democratic States still. – JZ, 25.6.08, 4.3.14. – NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, “THE PEOPLE”, “NATIONAL UNITY”, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, SOVEREIGNTY OF GOVERNMENTS, VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SOVEREIGNTY (III): I will not repeat the detailed evidence which Mr. Cobban, who is a professional historian, offers in support of this statement, but its truth is obvious enough. “Sovereignty, whether it adopts the democratic, nationalist, or socialist disguise, or some amalgam of all three, is the political religion of to-day.” It follows that if we are to rid Europe permanently of the menace to peace which German ideology represents, we must first of all refute the German conception of sovereignty. So long as this conception remains, as a national religion, there will be a continual resurgence of the instruments of such a policy - armed might and arbitrary aggression.” - Social Relations and Freedom, Modern Publishers, Indore, India, p.51. – - Also quoted in: Herbert Read, Anarchism and Order, p.35. - One of the first German nationalists during the Napoleonic wars was Johann Gottlieb Fichte, a famous German philosopher. In an earlier book of his, published in 1793 on the French Revolution („Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution.”), he was actually one of the first philosophers to clearly advocate the right of individuals to secede from the State. An English philosopher, Herbert Spencer, advocated this right only 57 years later, in ‘SOCIAL STATICS”, chapter 19: “The Right to Ignore the State”, a chapter left out in later editions. These statements of these two philosophers were never refuted by anyone, to my knowledge. - The German ideology of Max Stirner, of radical individualism, egoism and self-ownership was severely attacked as “German ideology” by Marx and Engels, hardly defenders of German nationalism – rather internationalists but, indeed, advocates of extreme forms of communist statism, which, once established, murdered even many more millions of people, all over the world, than even the Nazi regime did. – But then the Nazis had only a short period, 12 years, for their mass murders. - JZ, 25.6.08. – Never hold a whole country’s population collectively responsible! – JZ, 4.3.14. - NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, NAZIS TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY, GERMANY

SOVEREIGNTY: A ‘fraternal equilibrium’ is the goal – outside the state as well as within. In this field, he complains, the Revolution lacked initiative. The people accept the unitary framework inherited from the old regime. But the evils of national sovereignty are the same, whether royal or democratic.” – John Bowle, Political Opinions in the 19th Century, p. 163, on Proudhon. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, RATHER THAN PEACEFUL & TOLERANT COEXISTENCE & COMPETITION

SOVEREIGNTY: A colossus of brass on a pedestal of clay.” – Joseph II of Austria, 1741-1790, on the Russian Czars and their empire. A remark that fits almost all territorial States, to the extent that they rule over dissenters. – JZ, 3.6.08. - But that weakness is usually not revealed until one clearly distinguishes between a territorial government and its various dissenting subjects, e.g. by recognizing exterritorially autonomous governments in exile for all of these captive peoples and secret allies. When responding differently to rulers and ruled, and to opponents and followers among the ruled, then the lack of stability of almost any territorial regime becomes obvious. – When one treats them indiscriminately as collective and territorial enemies then one makes nationalistic enemies out of most of them. - JZ, 3.6.08. – Our military and political experts and philosophers and scientists of geopolitics have made that mistake over and over again, either quite unaware of it or assuming that it would not matter. – JZ, 9.4.09, 7.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, ENEMIES, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, EXPERTS, DESERTERS, REFUGEES, SECRET ALLIES, POW TREATMENT, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, RECOGNITION OF ALL KINDS OF GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM

SOVEREIGNTY: any sovereign state is a monster, without morals or brains, that’d incinerate half the human race to get its sovereign way.” – Paul Anderson, Shield, p.63. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT: NWT

SOVEREIGNTY: By rights no government has any sovereign powers. It is a servant at best but never, rightfully, a master. – JZ, 16.9.75. – GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, POPULATIONS, SUBJECTS OF TERRITORIALISM OR COMPULSORY COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTY, VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP & SECESSIONISM

SOVEREIGNTY: His conclusion, moreover, is revolutionary. A Letter to Grover Cleveland includes praise for the American and French Revolutions as examples of the way “Divine sovereigns” can be overthrown. - Charles Shiveley’s introduction to Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.10. – REVOLUTIONS, LIBERATION, SUBJECTS VS. TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

SOVEREIGNTY: If one considers of public powers the extraordinary dignity which distinguishes it from every individual and every group, then one calls it sovereign: a dangerous expression … However great the power of a collectivist institution is, nevertheless, towards the citizen, it does not constitute sovereignty: that would be almost as absurd as if one were to say, a machine in which hundred thousand spindles are turning would be the sovereign of the hundred thousand spinning women which it replaces. … Between the public power and the individual nothing but right stands; every sovereignty produces disgust, it stands in opposition to justice, it is nothing else but Religion.“ – Proudhon, 1858, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 4. – (“Wenn man an der oeffentlichen Gewalt die ausserordentliche Wuerde in Betracht zieht, die sie vor jedem Individuum, jeder Grupppe auszeichnet, nennt man sie souveraen: ein gefaehrlicher Austruck … So gross auch die Macht des Kollektivwesens ist, sie stellt darum doch dem Buerger gegenueber keine Souveraenitaet vor: das waere fast gerade so, wie wenn man sagen wollte, eine Maschine, in der sich hunderttausend Spindeln drehen, waere die Souveraenin der hunderttausend Spinnerinnen, die sie vertritt. ... Zwischen der oeffentlichen Gewalt und dem Individuum steht nichts als das Recht; jede Souveraenitaet erregt Widerwillen, sie steht im Gegensatz zur Gerechtigkeit, ist nichts anderes als Religion.“ – Proudhon, 1858.) – Alas, a complete and clear declaration of sll individual rights and liberties does not yet stand between territorial power addicts and their involuntary subjects. – JZ, 4.3.14. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SOVEREIGNTY: If the state is morally sovereign, then groups and individuals can never have rights against the state.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.53. – Only communities of volunteers, which do confine their efforts to their own affairs can be rightfully sovereign, which means: exterritorially autonomous. – JZ, 9.4.09. – EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COERCION & MONOPOLY, PERSONAL LAW EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, PEOPLE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SOVEREIGNTY: In order to think in a consistent manner in political philosophy, we have to discard the concept of Sovereignty, which is all one with the concept of Absolutism.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.44. – That is correct for the territorial and collectivist concept of sovereignty. It is wrong for the concept of individual sovereignty, as genuine self-government and for the concept of the sovereignty or full exterritorial autonomy of communities of volunteers, who are not aggressors against outsiders and merely manage their own affairs in whichever way they like. To avoid the usual misunderstandings, it would be better to speak of the full autonomy of individuals and of groups of volunteers. This autonomy can never be a territorial one. It is always an exterritorial one, apart from private and group properties, i.e., it is not extending to whole territories, like the territories and populations, indiscriminately subjected to sovereign emperors, kings, princes, despotisms or democratic States. – JZ, 29.9.07, 4.3.14. - & ABSOLUTISM, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

SOVEREIGNTY: Individualize and voluntarize sovereignty. – JZ, 31.8.99.

SOVEREIGNTY: It is doubtful whether any tyranny can be worse than that exercised in the name of the sovereignty of the people.” – George L. Scherger, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.25. – PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITIES, TYRANNIES, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

SOVEREIGNTY: JOHN MARSHALL’S VIEWS: Here is his definition of law. He professes to have borrowed it from some one, - he does not say whom, - but he accepts it as his own. - “Law has been defined by a writer, whose definitions especially have been the theme of almost universal panegyric, “To be a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a State.” - In our system, the legislature of a State is the supreme power, in all cases where its action is not restrained by the constitution of the United States. – Ogden vs. Saunders, 12 Wheaton 347. - This definition is an utterly false one. It denies all the natural rights of the people; and is resorted to only by usurpers and tyrants, to justify their crimes. – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.87/88, in Works, I. – LAWS, POWER, STATE, FEDERALISM, CONSTITUTION, NATIONAL & STATE SOVEREIGNTY, NATURAL RIGHTS

SOVEREIGNTY: JOHN MARSHALL’S VIEWS: I think his record does not furnish a single instance, in which he ever vindicated men’s natural rights, in opposition to the arbitrary legislation of congress. (*) – He was chief justice thirty-four years: from 1801 to 1835. In all that time, so far as I have known, he never declared a single act of congress unconstitutional; and probably never would have done so, if he had lived to this time. - And, so far as I know, he never declared a single State law unconstitutional, on account of its injustice, or its violation of men’s natural rights; but only on account of its conflict with the constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States. – He was considered very profound on questions of “sovereignty”. In fact, he never said much in regard to anything else. He held that, in this country, “sovereignty” was divided; that the national government was “sovereign” over certain things, and that the State governments were “sovereign” over all other things. He had apparently never heard of any natural, individual, human rights, that had never been delegated to either the general or State governments. – As a practical matter, he seemed to hold that the general government had “sovereignty” enough to destroy as many of the natural rights of the people as it should please to destroy; and that the State governments had “sovereignty” enough to destroy what should be left, if there should be any such. He evidently considered that, to the national government, had been delegated the part of the lion, with the right to devour as much of his prey as his appetite should crave; and that the State governments were jackals, with power to devour that the lion should leave. – In his efforts to establish the absolutism of our governments, he made himself an adept in the use of all those false definitions, and false assumptions, to which courts are driven, who hold that constitutions and stature books are supreme over all natural principles of justice, and over all the natural rights of mankind.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.87, in Works, I. - (*) Have most Chief Justices in any country been very much better in this respect? – JZ, 25.6.08. NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, SUPREME COURTS, JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SUPREME COURTS & THEIR JUDGES

SOVEREIGNTY: judges of our Supreme Court, … These judges will probably be surprised when I tell them that the constitution of the United States contains no such word as “sovereign”, or “sovereignty”; that it contains no such word as “subjects”; nor any word that implies that the government is “sovereign”, or that the people are subjects.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.85. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, PEOPLE, SUBJECTS, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEGALISM, LAWYERS, JUDGES, GOVERNMENTALISM

SOVEREIGNTY: Justice is “the supreme law” of this, and all other lands; anything in the constitutions or laws of any nation to the contrary notwithstanding. And if the constitution of the United States intended to assert the contrary, it was simply an audacious lie – a lie as foolish as it was audacious – that should have covered with infamy every man who helped to frame the constitution, or afterwards sanctioned it, or that should ever attempt to administer it.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.85. - JUSTICE, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, POWER, POLITICIANS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SOVEREIGNTY: Like the authors of religious myths and parables before him and mathematical model builders after him, Hobbes’ method of reasoning was to explore possibilities and consequences by stating what seemed to him irreducible, primal springs of human action whose management is necessary for individual and social life and for the continuity of human existence. By reasoning as he did, he came up with an analysis and recommendation which have an impressive record of acceptance, i.e. of translation of theory into practice. The sovereign state has replaced God as the definer of everything from the womb to the tomb.” – H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.18. - RELIGION, GOD, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE

SOVEREIGNTY: National sovereignty is a mortal foe of individual sovereignty. – JZ, 1.1.93. - INDIVIDUAL VS. NATIONAL & TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SOVEREIGNTY: National sovereignty should not be replaced by world sovereignty but by individual sovereignty and full exterritorial autonomy for the communities and societies of volunteers. – JZ, 4.4.74, 5.6.08. – PANARCHISM VS. NATIONAL & WORLD STATES, NATIONAL & WORLD FEDERATIONS

SOVEREIGNTY: On the sovereignty of the people. An abstract notion like one from Jean Jacques [Rousseau], as absurd and false as the divine rights of Kings … True and eternal is freedom, the ever larger, i.e. growing freedom; everything else is contract. Who is capable to conclude contracts? The free man, who has interests.” – Proudhon, 1852, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 4. (“Von der Volks-Souveraenitat. Ein abstracter Begriff wie von Jean Jacques [Rousseau], ebenso absurd und falsch wie das Gottesgnadentum. ... Wahr und ewiglich ist die Freiheit; die immer groessere, also wachsende Freiheit; alles uebrige ist Vertrag. Wer faehig ist, Vertraege zu schliessen? Der freie Mensch, der Interessen hat.“ – Proudhon, 1852.) – FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, PEOPLES OR INDIVIDUALS AS SOVEREIGNS?

SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereign government” is one that denies the natural rights of its subjects, demanding from them absolute obedience and submission to its will. To pretend that the people of this country, or any other country ever openly chose to live under such insane conditions is ridiculous, for it supposes that the people “intended, not only to authorize every injustice, and arouse universal violence, among themselves, but that they intended also to avow themselves the open enemies of the rights of all the rest of mankind.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.124, quoting Lysander Spooner.

SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty is an attribute of will, and will is a faculty of persons, and as the state is not regarded as a person in Duguit’s system, the problem of sovereignty evaporates – there is not such thing as sovereignty. ‘We no longer believe’, he wrote, ‘in the dogma of national sovereignty any more than in the dogma of divine right. The rulers are those who actually have the power of compulsion in their hands … power is not a right but simply an ability to act.’ - David Nichols, The Pluralist State, p.45. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM,

SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty is independence from all external orders. – Jahrreiss. – JZ rough tr. of: “Souveraenitaet ist Nichtgebundensein an auswaertigen Befehl.” – Are rulers really bound by the election results and internal public opinion? Or are the subjects in a position where they cannot give any orders at all to their supposed representatives? Internally individual sovereignty is certainly not recognized by territorial State sovereignty. All “my” government members and parliamentarians are “foreigners” to me and deny my individual sovereignty, even more so than foreign governments do. – JZ, 4.7.92, 31.5.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone, whether citizen or foreigner.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p. 138. – He should have distinguished between “harm” and wrong. Voluntary protectionists by restricting my trade with them, do me – and themselves some harm – but they do not do me any wrong. If however, a foreign government steps it between me and my foreign trading partners, with its protectionist and enforced trade or, rather, anti-trading protectionist “policy” and measures, then it does me and them not only harm but also wrongs us. Alas, as a praxeologist he wanted to avoid the whole discussion of rights and of natural rights and natural law and human rights and consider only utilitarian consequences of actions. And this in spite of the evidence that could be gathered by utilitarian and praxeologist approaches to all genuine rights and liberties. They would be found to offer the most practical and useful solutions, at least in the long run, even if not always in the short run. To let people make their own mistakes, at the own risk and expense is also a very utilitarian and pragmatic approach. Thus I see no fundamental disagreement between the methods and results of praxeology or utilitarianism and the ethics or morality or natural rights, natural liberties and genuine individual rights and liberties that are fully and optimally expressed. Digitized “argument mapping” of this schism might come to settle it, once and for all. – JZ, 9.4.09, 7.3.11. – PRAXEOLOGY, UTILITARIANISM, NATURAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, ETHICS, MORALITY, PRACTICABILITY

SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty of individuals and full exterritorial autonomy of communities of volunteers vs. sovereignty of territorial rulers or governments. – JZ, 6.4.91, 8.6.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF

SOVEREIGNTY: Territorial sovereignty – the view which connects sovereignty with the possession of a limited portion of the earth’s surface – was distinctly an offshoot, though a tardy one, of feudalism. This might have been expected à priori, for it was feudalism which for the first time linked personal duties, and by consequence personal rights, to the ownership of land. …” - H. J. S. Maine, Ancient Law, p.62. - TERRITORIALISM, SERFDOM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, FEUDALISM, NATIONALISM

SOVEREIGNTY: the idea of sovereignty (alternatively: statism, local monopoly on legitimate violence, exclusive dominion) ... stands in direct opposition to the notion of a free and competitive market to provide good governance to individuals and communities who have the freedom to choose which agency or agencies resolve their disputes and provide them with justice, security, and other goods and services customarily provided by government. - ... sovereignty and its variants are monopolistic, oligopolistic, monopsonistic, and oligopsonistic; they favor situations in which single and few buyers and sellers exist, which distorts the calculation of prices such that price, cost, supply, and demand can be easily manipulated by those who wield the ability to influence market prices, due to their purchasing power and their willingness to use coercion to affect the market." - Joe Kopsick - The United States in a Transition to Panarchy -  http://joekopsick.hubpages.com/.../The-United-States-in-a… - joekopsick.hubpages.com America's federal structure doesn't reflect its traditions of decentralism, free... - Joe Kopsick Here's how to do it, go to this site and click "vote for this hub" - http://hubpages.com/topics/politics-and-social-issues/4677 - Politics and Social Issues - HubPages.com - Joe Kopsick ‪Susan S Manning thanks for your support when this first came out, hope you don't mind me adding you to this group. - Susan S Manning You're welcome, and I don't mind at all!

SOVEREIGNTY: The people are really sovereign only when each of their individuals is sovereign, as expressed especially in individual secessionism and voluntary State membership. Collective, State- or government “sovereignty, which is really only that of politicians, is not a good enough substitute for individual sovereignty, voluntary State membership and subordination, voluntarism for societies and communities and individual secessionism and free associationism under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 17.12.05, 29.10.07. - OF PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS & STATES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOVEREIGNTY: The people are sovereign – individually! – JZ, 15.6.92. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SOVEREIGNTY: the philosophy of ‘the sovereignty of the individual’ … is also the theory of ‘social harmony”. – Emma Goldman, quoted in: Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p. 403. – HARMONY, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, MUTUAL TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS, LAWS & INSTITUTIONS

SOVEREIGNTY: the Sovereignty of the abstract entity of the State had been substituted for the Sovereignty of the king, and the Sovereignty of the State had been confused with the Sovereignty of the Nation and the Sovereignty of the People.” (*) - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.43. - - (*) And it was wrongly assumed that the sovereignty of individuals does not exist at all. – On this page M. also points out that the sovereignty of the totalitarian State amounts to the sovereignty of its single party and thus its leader. - JZ, 29.9.07. - & TERRITORIALISM, OF STATE, NATION, PEOPLE & INDIVIDUALS

SOVEREIGNTY: These judges seem never to have heard of the American Revolution, or the French Revolution, or even of the English Revolutions of the seventeenth century – revolutions fought and accomplished to overthrow these very ideas of ‘sovereignty’, which these judges now proclaim, as the supreme law of this country.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.84. – What can one do when even the supreme judges of territorial regime lack sufficient knowledge and judgment - except to work towards individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy or full experimental freedom for communities and societies of volunteers? - JZ, 7.3.11. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, REVOLUTIONS, JUDGES OF SUPREME COURTS

SOVEREIGNTY: Wars start for a variety of reasons, but unlimited national sovereignty is always the necessary and sufficient condition.” - Poul Anderson, The Psycho-Technic League, p.255. - Territorialism is the main aspect of this "unlimited sovereignty". Full exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities is peace- rather than war-promoting, unless fanatics have got the upper hand. And fanaticism would also be greatly reduced by panarchistic options for all. - JZ, 3.4.01, 6.10.01. - TERRITORIALISM, WARS, STATES, PANARCHISM, WAR & PEACE, STATISM, POLYARCHISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

SOVEREIGNTY: We are going beyond the limitations of human perfection, so far attained, if we think that sovereign power can be trusted to keep its word, or to stand by a bargain, in the way that the individual has to do, even when the bargain turns out to be disappointing.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.124. – Thus the need to change from the territorial and collective sovereign power to individual sovereignty and communities of volunteers only, from which individuals and groups can freely secede to undertake new experiments more to their liking. – JZ, 4.6.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, TREATIES, CONTRACTS, ALLIANCES

SOVEREIGNTY: What do you do when your brothers are oppressed? Modern American Liberals will tell you that, with the single exception of right-wing authoritarian regimes, any time a gang of murderous social deviants manages to seize power it instantly becomes a Sovereign State, and as such is immune to “interference”. - No matter if the head of state kills his enemies and eats them. (Idi Amin), or murders half his people (Pol Pot) or merely condemns his fellows to a life of endless want and anomie (any Communist regime), a sovereign state is sacred, and nothing justifies the intervention of a foreign power in its affairs. - Do you believe that?” – Jerry Pournelle (JPB), in editor’s introduction to: John Dalmas, Opening Move on Egil’s World, in FAR FRONTIERS, Winter 85, p.70.  – INTERNAL AFFAIRS, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, FOREIGN POLICY, STATES, REGIMES, NON-INTERVENTION, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS

SOVEREIGNTY: What is or should be the ultimate sovereignty for any society or community of volunteers? Their armed, organized, trained members, fully knowing their individual rights and liberties and prepared to defend them - to the extent that they do want to practise them. There is no rightful sovereignty for any territorial State ruling over involuntary subjects, who are not criminals or aggressors but peaceful and productive people – just with different opinions and ideals than their territorial government, however formally “democratic” or “republican” it may seem to be. – JZ 3.6.08. - MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATES

SOVEREIGNTY: What, then, is a “sovereign” government? It is a government that is “sovereign” over all the natural rights of the people. This is the only “sovereignty” that any government can be said to have. Under it, the people have no rights. The are simply “subjects’, that is, slaves. They have but one law, and one duty, viz., obedience, submission. They are not recognized as having any rights. They can claim nothing as their own. They can only accept what the government chooses to give them. The government owns them and their property; and disposes of them and their property, at its pleasure, or discretion; without regard to any consent, or dissent, on their part. - Such was the “sovereignty” claimed and exercised by the governments of those, so-called, “civilized nations of Europe”, that were in power in 1787, 1788, and 1789, when our constitution was framed and adopted, and the government put in operation under it. And the court now says, virtually, that the constitution intended to give to our government the same “sovereignty” over the natural rights of the people, that those governments had then. - But how did the “civilized governments of Europe” become possessed of such “sovereignty”? Had the people ever granted it to them? Not at all. The governments spurned the idea that they were dependent on the will or consent of their people for their political power. On the contrary, they claimed to have derived it from the only source, from which such “sovereignty” could have been derived; that is from God Himself.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.81. - NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, JUSTICE, CONSTITUTION, CONSENT, PEOPLE, , Q., TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DEMOCRACY, DIVIINE AUTHORITY?

SOVEREIGNTY: When wearing the cloak of a popular sovereignty, the Leviathan is more awesome and irresistible than any monarchy, than the most merciless oligarchy.” – B. R. Barber, Superman and Common Men, p.101. - DEMOCRACY, THE PEOPLE, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

SOVIET ANARCHISTS: A term quoted by Paul Avrich for anarchist collaborators with the Soviets, in his book The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution”, p.108. – In economics many of the left or communist anarchists are so ignorant, prejudiced and muddled up that they could come to sympathize even with the Soviet regime! Probably the propaganda talk, by ruthless centralized power addicts, about decentralized councils of workers, peasants and soldiers, deceived them. – JZ, 6.6.08. – What percentage of these anarchists survived the Soviet regime? – JZ, 9.4.09.

SOVIET EMPIRE: The Soviet Empire was the greatest enemy which its numerous and diverse people ever had. This is clearly demonstrated by the number of its victims, in peace times, which is much larger than the millions of war victims. – The same applies to other communist or other totalitarian governments. – Even in Democracies the government is usually the greatest enemy of the people and especially of many of their minorities, judging e.g. by the tax take or tribute payment imposed upon them and their flood of other wrongful and harmful laws. - JZ, 3.11.06, 26.10.07. – How much of the old Soviet regime, constitution, law and institutions is still intact now? – JZ, 24.6.13. – All whole populations are presently wrongfully and territorially ruled by their ruling minority of politicians and bureaucrats, all wrongfully classed as “public servants”, although dissenting individuals and minorities are not free to dismiss these “servants”, unwanted by them or to secede from them and join or establish personal law societies. – JZ, 4.3.14. -  RUSSIA & ITS NUMEROUS & DIVERSE PEOPLES, GOVERNMENTS VS. THE PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM, ENEMIES

SOVIET REGIME: Judged by every standard which history has applied to Governments, the Soviet Government of Russia is one of the worst tyrannies that has ever existed in the world. It accords no political rights. It rules by terror. It punishes political opinions. It suppresses free speech. It tolerates no newspapers but its own. It persecutes Christianity with a zeal and a cunning never equaled since the times of the Roman Emperors. It is engaged at this moment in trampling down the peoples of Georgia and executing their leaders by hundreds.” - Winston Churchill, chancellor of the exchequer, speech to the Scottish Unionist Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 25, 1924. - Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 4, p.3472 (1974). - COMMUNISM IN RUSSIA, USSR, STALINISM, LENINISM

SOVIET UNION: Adam and Eve must have been communist Russians. Nothing but an apple to eat, no house to live in, nothing to wear – and still they thought they were in paradise. – JZ, n.d. – STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, BOLSHEVISM, JOKES

SOVIET UNION: Among the Russians (*) we note that freedom of choice has been forcibly lifted from the individual and shifted to the political collective. The dictator and his henchmen prescribe the manner in which the fruits of the citizen’s labor shall be expended and how his life shall be lived.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p. 21. - (*) The over 120 ethnic minorities in the Soviet Empire hardly deserved that term. It lead to numerous false policies, even among freedom lovers, towards that regime. – JZ, 25.6.08. – Even now the territorial Russian government does not and cannot fully represent all peaceful Russian dissenters, not to speak of all other dissenters in its remaining Empire. – JZ, 4.2.14. - STATISM, RUSSIA, FILLED WITH A MULTITUDE OF ETHNIC & OTHER MORE OR LESS SUPPRESSED MINIRITIES, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

SOVIET UNION: In Russia, the biggest mugger is likely to become head of state.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76.

SOVIET UNION: It is insufferable that a people presumed to have been liberated in 1945 should have been instantly enslaved in 1945. – It is worse than insufferable that the brothers of those enslaved people – you, my friends, I, all of us in what they call ‘West Germany’ should apparently acquiesce in their enslavement.” - William F. Buckley Jr., Stained Glass, p.9. – As someone else remarked: WW II was started to defend and then liberate the Polish people from the Nazi regime. But what happened instead, after WW II? Just another totalitarian regime replaced that of the Nazis, and that for decades, for much longer than the Nazi regime lasted! – As inefficient are democracies when it comes to liberate captive peoples. - JZ, 25.6.08. - DEMOCRACIES, NAZI REGIME, POLAND, LIBERATION, WAR AIMS

SOVIET UNION: It is interesting that all great walls of history were built to keep enemies out; the Soviet empire is the first to build walls to keep their people in.” – Prince Philip of Britain, 1981. – Alas, the Nazis did not need such a wall. The “free” and “democratic countries did not welcome refugees from this regime. – Their immigration restrictions and their all too limited asylum quotes, substituted for a physical wall. – As a deterrent example the history of the Soviet Union and that of the Nazi Regime and of the "policies" of the Allies against it - can still be very useful. - JZ, 25.6.08. - IRON CURTAIN, BERLIN WALL, NAZIS, RUSSIA & ITS VERY DIVERSE POPULATION, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, FREE MIGRATION

SOVIET UNION: It is not how the Soviet Union will find a way out of totalitarianism, but how the West will be able to avoid the same fate. – Solzhenitsyn, quoted by H.R.H. Prince Philip on Radio Clyde, reported in QUADRANT, Jan. 78, p.7. - I still would like to see a complete collection of the most truthful statements of that Prince. Perhaps it is already among the ca. 7,000 search results that Google offers for him? I did not have the patience to browse through all of them. But I found many worthwhile remarks by him in the mass media. If I would get around to it, then I would put those that I found and quoted in my SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, together and put them online, asking for more input of this kind. One of thousands of libertarian projects to be still effectively tackled, but which cannot be undertaken by me alone. - JZ, 7.3.11. – TOTALITARIANISM

SOVIET UNION: perhaps we may regard Soviet Communism as an attempt to organize humanity according to the principles of Diocletian’s Oriental despotism.” – B. A. Santamaria, QUADRANT, 11/76.

SOVIET UNION: Russia: The land where the accused knows the verdict before the jury.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.120. - JOKES

SOVIET UNION: Smash Soviet Slavery! – Demonstrators for Freedom for Lithuania, 1972. - Was that or any other such slogan a sufficient liberation program? - JZ, 7.3.11. – LIBERATION & REVOLUTION PROGRAMS

SOVIET UNION: Soviet Russia grants its citizens four little freedoms: the freedom to be silent, the freedom not to see, the freedom not to hear, and the freedom to say yes!” – Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.166. – HUMAN RIGHTS, JOKES

SOVIET UNION: The Bolsheviks overthrew by force a functioning republic. – Poul Anderson, Shield, p.128. – Their “revolution” was not a “revolution” but a counter-revolution, a putsch, leading almost immediately to a dictatorship of the worst kind, under all kinds of false pretences. Alas, their opponents were also all too flawed, knew too little of economics and of individual rights and liberties and as territorialists were all at each other’s throats. – JZ, 25.6.08.

SOVIET UNION: The most difficult problem of world politics lies in this that even the Soviets can occasionally be honest – but nobody knows when they are.” – Ernest Hemingway. – JZ re-translation of the German version: “Das schwierigste Problem der Weltpolitik liegt darin, dass auch die Sowjets gelegentlich ehrlich sein koennen, dass aber niemand weiss, wann sie es sind.” – Ernest Hemingway. – Does not the same largely apply to most other territorial governments? – JZ, 26.6.08. – Q., HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

SOVIET UNION: the only country in the world entirely surrounded by hostile communist States. – Henry Kissinger. – And the only one that coercively embraced over 120 captive ethnic groups and still more other dissatisfied minorities, all of which were, potentially, our secret allies. (*) Alas, the Western government never drew the optimal conclusions from this fact, e.g. by recognizing governments in exile for all of them, but always only for their present and future volunteers. – Nor do they do so now, towards the remaining totalitarian regimes and dictatorships. – They only put forward uniform territorial democracies, as if these were already ideal free societies. - JZ, 3.6.08. - (*) THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD of 16.2.87 pointed out: “Its population is remarkably diverse, encompassing 130 ethnic groups, speaking dozens of languages.” - Not to speak of e.g. religious and ideological groups. The situation now is similar for Red China. But almost only the Tibetans and the Falun sect do get some press coverage. – Is it so difficult to understand the hatred for a regime that permits families to have only one child? - JZ, 3.6.08. – WAR AIMS, PEACE AIMS, DEMOCRACY RATHER THAN PANARCHISM

SOVIET UNION: The Russians forge ahead of us in yet another field. They seem to have solved the problem of how not to produce too much food.” – Bill Vaughan, READER’S DIGEST, 7/62. – I still think that it will be one of the major deterrent examples for a long time to come. – JZ, 14.4.12. - – AGRICULTURE, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, STATE SOCIALISM, JOKES

SOVIET UNION: The Soviet Union is only 25th in position of the world’s “haves” and yet it wastes the most resources on Space Programs and the world’s largest Army.” – NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 9/75. – Are other dictatorships much better? I just read in TIME, March 14, p.6 - by my numbering of pages of it: "$380 million. Equatorial Guinea. Price of a yacht reportedly ordered by the son of the country's dictator; it's almost three times what Guinea spends on education and health." - PLANNED ECONOMIES, STATE SOCIALISM, SPACE RESEARCH, MILITARISM, DICTATORSHIPS

SOVIET UNION: The Soviets have all but conquered illiteracy, yet in the excitement of the campaign they mislaid The Book.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.120. – Also in: Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.96. – “The Book” was one of the least important one that they mislaid or suppressed. Anyhow, they replaced it by a handful of other “holy” books. – Even the most pious and fanatic Christians may not have exterminated as many innocent people as the Soviet regime had. - JZ, n.d. & 7.6.08. – If, e.g. the Bible were the only book that they put out of circulation then I would not have minded that very much. – Actually, the communist regimes published very much that was either in accordance with their ideology or that was literature so old that it did not seem to matter to them, because it did not openly criticize them. - JZ, 26.6.08.

SOVIET UNION: The very name the Russian Empire now bears, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – is one great lie – for the USSR is not a union of republics as it is proclaimed to be; instead it is the compulsory serfdom of a great number of subjugated peoples, with separate histories, different languages and stemming from different cultures – each one trampled upon and all being held an a leash of terror, selective imprisonment, psychiatric confinement or death in slave labor camps.” – Federal Committee in Defence of the Politically Persecuted in Ukraine, THE AUSTRALIAN, 28.1.1973. – The same is still true for most other generalizations about large dictatorships. Diverse peoples are still collectively “judged” by those who tax them and otherwise exploit and abuse them, while pretending to “represent” and “protect” them. – JZ, 26.6.08. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS & PRACTICES INSTEAD OF RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS & LIBERATION PROGRAMS.

SOVIET UNION: Though we have been discussing the authoritarian work atmosphere under capitalism, it should be made clear that it is also present in that “other” system, the one in force in the Soviet Union – which the French businessman-philosopher Marcel Loicho terms “monocapitalism”, as contrasted to the Western “oligo-capitalism”. – David Jenkins, Job Power, p.43. - CAPITALISM

SOVIET UNION: Today”, says General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Supreme Allied Commander Europe, ‘the greatest single threat to stability and peace continues to reside – as it has for 29 years – is the immediate presence of massive Soviet military power … the greatest peacetime aggregation of military power the world has ever seen.” – Source not noted by me. - Add to this its nuclear strength, of which too many of these “weapons” or mass murder devices still remain today in “democratic“ Russia and in the hands of other democratic and not so democratic governments. The Soviets surely could not have fought only the “capitalists” with them or liberated the “proletarians” of the world with them. Thus the question arises: who are the enemies of the past and present Russia – and of the other States, against whom these “weapons” are directed? - Nor could the Western Allies have liberated the numerous captive nations in the Soviet Empire with them, including the captive Russian people and workers there (much worse exploited than they were by the former Czarist empire and than the “proletarians” in the West were and are). These “weapons” have been rightfully called “anti-people weapons” or, simply, mass murder devices, potentially even more murderous and scientifically developed and “economical” also even more indiscriminately murderous than the Nazi extermination camps were. – These “weapons” are kept in readiness – by all too many governments now, - for what? Against whom? – JZ, 25.6.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MILITARISM, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS REQUIRED, EVEN A UNILATERAL ONE, Q.

SOVIET UNION: USSR, Prison of Nations.” – Demonstrators for freedom for Lithuania. – Until the right for individuals and for dissenting minorities to secede and to organize themselves under full exterritorial autonomy is finally introduced, most of the larger territorial States are also prison States for all too many of their innocent subjects. – JZ, 26.6.08. – Even the small territorial States do also have their minorities. – JZ, 9.4.09. - The freedom lovers there and elsewhere, should have welcomed freedom-loving Russians in their panarchies and also recognized panarchies for Russians and others, all only doing their own things. - JZ, 7.3.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, EVERYWHERE

SOVIET UNION: We in the Soviet Union are born slaves. You were born free. Why then do you help our slave-owners? When they bury us in the ground alive, please do not send them shovels. Please do not send the most modern earthmoving equipment. The existence of our slave-owners from beginning to end depends upon Western economic assistance. What they need from you is absolutely indispensable.” – A. Solzhenitsyn, READER’S DIGEST, 3/76. – TRADING WITH DICTATORSHIPS, FOREIGN AID

SOVIET UNION: We need go no further back than to the close of the World War I … Since that time, at least three coarse, barbaric, starkly wicked dictatorships have replaced existing, and in two cases democratic, governments. The transition in Russia was, it is true, one from an inefficient and desultory dictatorship to a highly efficient and systematic dictatorship. Truth, it can fairly be said, never had much of a chance to assert itself under either regime.” – W. F. Buckley, God and Man at Yale, p.157.

SOVIET UNION: What is the worth of any signature of the Soviet Union?” – Stewart-Smith, MP, House of Commons, 8.12.72. – What is the worth of any government promise, treaty or contract, denial or statement? Some territorial politicians or governments are merely bigger or more frequent liars than others. – JZ, 26.6.08. - Das trifft natuerlich auch fuer alle anderen tyrannischen Systeme zu. - JZ, 7.3.11. (That is, naturally, true also for all other territorial systems.)

SOVIET UNION: What the Soviet system lacks in economic health it makes up for in brute force.” – TIME, 4.1.82, p.28. – TOTALITARIANISM, DICTATORSHIPS, STATE SOCIALISM, BOLSHEVISM

SOVIET UNION: Whoever negotiates with the Soviets should always realize that the most reasonable solution is altogether out of the question.” – Charles De Gaulle. – JZ re-translation of the German version: - “Wer mit den Sowjets verhandelt, sollte sich immer darueber im klaren sein, dass die vernuenftigste Loesung auf keinen Fall in Frage kommt.” - Alas, the most reasonable solution, namely, panarchism, was never offered to them! – Even if the regime had not accepted it, most of its subjects would have and it would have led to the dissolution of this regime much earlier. – In this respect, too, most other territorial governments are largely alike. - JZ, 26.6.08. – NEGOTIATIONS WITH TERRITORIAL REGIMES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS, NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE PEOPLES, OVER THE HEADS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, WAR & PEACE AIMS.

SOVIET UNION: Why wasn’t war declared on the Soviet Union also when it divided up Poland together with Nazi Germany?” – John Holt, 9/72. – Q.

SOVIETS: In fifty years of unrelenting pressure, they succeeded in converting the West into a system so like the Soviets’ as to make direct military action unnecessary; we Sovietized ourselves, and our moves are now exactly predictable.” – Sorry, I omitted to write down the source! – JZ – The Communist East survived in the West! State Communism survived in the West. – JZ, 12.6.92. – As far as the territorial monopoly, compulsory taxation, centralized decision-making on war and peace, conscription and central banking go, there was never any real difference. – JZ, 6.6.08, 7.3.11. – COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM

SOVIETS: Out of every hundred Bolsheviks 70 are fools and 29 rogues, and only one a real socialist.” – Lenin, marginals, Bertram Wolfe, “Lenin and the 20th Century”, 1984, p.190. - What gave him any reason to believe that he was among the exceptions? – But this one in 100 managed to impose his will upon the 99 % of his party and also upon the rest of the Empire he had conquered. – A neglected aspect of his victory was that, as one of his first counter-revolutionary acts he occupied the note-printing press in Petersburg. From then on he was the only one able to pay his way. All his opponents had not thought about the means of payment problem and a replacement of central banking by free banking and other note-issuing institutions. – A Ulrich von Beckerath expressed it concretely: Even when the leaders of the other parties wanted to pay their secretaries, they had to come to Lenin’s central bank for a loan! – During any revolution the means of payment are extensively hoarded. - JZ, 23.9.07. – BOLSHEVIKS, COMMUNISTS, STATE SOCIALISTS, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRAL BANKING VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, RIGHTFUL FINANCING OF RIGHTFUL REVOLUTIONS

SOVIETS: The Soviets also insisted upon individual consent or sanction of the victim: Even if they had to have it extracted by torture. – JZ, 31.1.74, 5.6.08. - CONSENT

SOVIETS: The Soviets had preached revolution long enough. We should have given them a taste of their own medicine. If the regime had been overthrown by a revolution, not all too much of the old Soviet regime’s institutions would still exist, like e.g., its territorial monopoly and its central banking and its “nuclear strength” in anti-people “weapons”. – They never clarified how they could possibly “liberate” the “proletarians” of the world with such devices. Nor did the Western governments explain how the all the captive peoples in the Soviet Union could be liberated by such means. – Neither had quite rightful war aims but both had the worst possible warfare means. – And their successors have them still. - JZ, 77, 5.6.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, REVOLUTION, LIBERATION

SPACE RESEARCH: If all science fiction fans were free to allocate part to all of their taxes to space research, then the problem of privately financing space research would be solved. - JZ, 6.10.88. Following that thought, science fiction fans should be among the first to explore all voluntary taxation and tax strike options. – JZ, 1.6.08.

SPACE RESEARCH: Make all private space research contributions fully deductible from all taxes otherwise levied. Then there will be just about as much of this research financed as people want to finance. – JZ, 3.6.89, 2.6.08.

SPACE RESEARCH: Space research should not depend upon tax subsidies, mainly granted with military abuses in mind, or on politics, laws and treaties, but just upon the business and knowledge opportunities it opens up. Thus it should become self-supporting, at least as a long-term and speculative investment and sponsored only by all those interested in space research. The others should only have to pay for all the products and services, which are the by-products of such research. – JZ, 28.6.92, 2.6.08.

SPACE TRAVEL: We are morally in no better position attempting to visit other planets than the murderous gold-hunters Cortez and Pizarro. We are a nefarious lot with a record of twenty million killings in the last few decades alone. What have we to offer? A globe that has not learned in a million years to govern itself and still feels ready to strike out for new territory.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.105. - Collective judgments over whole populations are generally wrong. - JZ, 28.9.86. – Space offers a new frontier to dissenters, whom this globe’s collectivists and territorialists do not offer enough freedom. “Global thinking” indicates, largely, non-thinking – or a “thinking’ confined to this tiny speck of dust called Earth, in this universe, one among millions to billions of them in distant space. Besides, even gold and diamonds might not profitable goods to transport over such distances, at least not with present space drives. – Only information exchanges would be profitable and for these one does not have to conquer, dominate, enslave or kill. - JZ, 26.7.92. - EARTH, NATION STATES, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, PEOPLE, PEACE, MANKIND, WORLD

SPACE: Earth means: all human egos in a single basket.” – Ted Reynolds, Millennial, ISAAC ASIMOV’S SF MAGAZINE, Feb. 80.

SPACE: Free Space.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 272.

SPACE: getting government out of space and getting private enterprise into space. – G. Harry Stine, ANALOG, 3/80.

SPACE: I get high on SPACE.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 455.

SPACE: If we can’t save this planet, we can get off it and go to the stars.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.145.

SPACE: It is worth mentioning, however, that engineer G. Harry Stine has calculated that there are 10¹ºº industrial processes that can be performed more cheaply and/or efficiently in space, because of the low-or-zero –gravity conditions and higher-quality of vacuum there.” – R. A. Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.139. – What about the transport costs, up and down, for the raw materials and finished products? – Even if the planned elevator can finally be built, when there are suitable materials for it, for Earth gravity, it too, would swallow much energy in lifting or in friction if lifting any loads up is largely balanced by sending loads down. Production for installing space habitats and space ships are another matter. – Are there really as many different industrial processes that could be economically done there, in spite of the additional transport costs? – Are there dissenting experts on this? - JZ, 7.6.08, 9.4.09.

SPACE: It was just like a bunch of kids with billions of dollars or billions of rubles or whatever.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Welcome to the Monkey House, pocketbook edition, p 252, on governmental space research.

SPACE: it’s becoming cheaper to build new worlds in space than to fight over the old one down here.” – Timothy Leary, quoted in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, No. 69, April 10, 77. – True – but already now? An economical space drive is still missing. And would it really cost so much, apart from mental efforts, to end wars on Earth, the libertarian panarchist way, and save very much in the process? Did his LSD experiments inspire him with no better ideas than escape into space? Is fighting on Earth totally unavoidable or preventable? – JZ, 19.4.89, 31.5.08. – WAR & PEACE ON EARTH

SPACE: Let’s discover and apply intelligence on earth, first. – JZ, 30.7.92. – ALIENS, INTELLIGENCE

SPACE: Look up. Space begins about fifty miles above your head. Yonder are all the materials, energy, elbow-room, and wonderful discoveries to make that our species can ever require. Whether or not we reach the stars (and we can eventually, with or without Einsteinian speed limits laid on us, if we really want to) the solar System holds more than enough.” – Poul Anderson, Space Folk, p.259.

SPACE: Luna’s no good. Regulations, bureaucrats, lawyers, taxes – hell, it’s no different from Earth. No chance to get anywhere.” - Jerry Pournelle, Exiles to Glory, p.43. - MOON

SPACE: Note, please, that we are not talking here of some unimaginably distant, million-years-hence future; in terms of the already elapsed lifetime of our species the urbanization of the solar system is but an eye-blink away. Even in the short term the figures are startling.” – J. P. Baen, GALAXY, 8/77.

SPACE: On the moon there would be no government to stop us. – Larry Niven, The Schumann Computer, in DESTINIES, Vol. 1, No. 2, p.268. – For how long would the “Moonies” be dependent upon supplies from Earth? E.g., food, water, oxygen and spare parts? – JZ, 9.4.09.

SPACE: Our investment (*) in space technology has created more jobs and real wealth in the U.S. economy than all the welfare programs (**) since the end of WW II.” – Ben Bova, ANALOG 7/89. - (*) Should government spending of tax funds be called an “investment”? – JZ, 2.6.08. - (**) The latter have actually destroyed jobs and wealth. And so have the taxes levied for space technology expenditures by the government. Moreover, many to most of these public expenditures were for military purposes. The space program is too important to be entrusted to politicians, bureaucrats and generals. – JZ, 3.6.89, 2.6.08. – And so are all war- and peace decisions! – JZ, 4.3.14.

SPACE: Our scientists are exploring outer space looking for intelligent life on other planets. I hope they find some, because there’s none to spare on planet earth!” – Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Jan 77, p. 30.

SPACE: Put three grains of sand in a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space with stars. – Sir James Jeans. – Thus, if one believes in a God, one should ask oneself: Why did he, she or it waste so much space? Furthermore: If there are rational beings on other planets, why were they put so far apart? That kind of separation is much worse even than the separation which territorial governments imposed between different peoples. – And why are there so many heavenly bodies upon which life, as we know it, could not develop? - JZ, 6.6.08, 7.3.11. – GOD, CREATION, LIFE, Q.

SPACE: Space is mankind’s natural habitat. A planet, after all, is an object in space. I believe humans have a natural drive to be mobile in space, their true habitat.” – Raja Thomas, The Histories. – Probably an invented quote, in Frank Herbert, The Lazarus Effect, p. 77.

SPACE: Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards. – Sir Fred Hoyle, OBSERVER, 9.9.79. – How close we are to cold space is indicated even over tropical zones in those aircraft that inform the passengers of their height and the outside temperature. Often already minus 30 to 40 degrees Celsius at a few thousand feet up. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SPACE: space wasn’t a technology game nor a political game; it was a money game.” – G. Harry Stine and Wilfred C. Smith, Laughing All the Way to Orbit, ANALOG, Feb. 88, p.70.

SPACE: The conquest of space is too important an enterprise to be entrusted to governments.” – Charles Sheffield, Between the Strokes of Night, ANALOG, 3/85, p.37. - The territorial governments have already conquered and dominated all too much of this planet and its population. – JZ, 4.6.08. – We are already astronauts, living in space, on a natural spaceship called Earth and moving at great speed in several directions at once, even while we seem to stay on the spot. Consider the rotation of the Earth itself, around its polar axle, once daily and once yearly around the sun. Then add up the movement of our whole solar system within this spiral universe and then the movement of this universe with or within all the other universes and try to add up the speeds at which we are traveling, while we imagine to be standing still. – JZ, 9.4.09. – PRIVATE VS. GOVERNMENTAL SPACE EXPLORATION & TRAVEL WITH SPACESHIP EARTH

SPACE: The heavens call you and circle around you, displaying to you their eternal splendour, and your eye gazes only to Earth.” – Dante, quoted in OMNI, 3/80.

SPACE: The meek shall inherit the earth … - The BOLD will be LEAVING it.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 77. – The meek shall inherit the Earth. The rest of us are going to the Stars. – Ben Bova, Sam’s War, ANALOG July 94, p.58. - The meek shall inherit the earth. The rest of us will escape to the stars.” – Lorna Hopkins, La Jolla, Cal., OMNI, 1/80. - STARS, UNIVERSE, EARTH

SPACE: The most important contact of mankind, its achievement, utilization and development, that with an alien civilizations, must not be left to the usual mismanagement of territorial politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 28.1.92. - TERRITORIALISM

SPACE: The mud around our feet is real, but so are the stars over our heads.” – Poul Anderson, NEW LIBERTARIAN, May 78.

SPACE: The Theatre of the Future swept us up into the next stages of our caterpillar-butterfly metamorphoses: Space cities … limitless power … the information explosion … longevity … higher consciousness and higher intelligence … “EARTHBOUND HISTORY IS OVER,” Hubbard read her own words from the screen as the music rose, “AND UNIVERSAL HISTORY HAS BEGUN”. – There was a standing ovation, in which I enthusiastically joined. I haven’t felt so good since the last time I heard Haendel’s Messiah.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Living Now, p.39. - Alas, space, unlimited power, all the wanted information, longevity, higher intelligence, are not yet quite within my reach. Are they as yet your options? – And anti-gravity and really economic space drives are still missing. - JZ, 7.6.08.

SPACE: The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Eden Phillpots, OMNI, 3/80.

SPACE: The way things are going, what this world is going to need most is another world.” – W.G.P., - JOKES

SPACE: There’s a hell of a good UNIVERSE next door; let’s go.” – e. e. cummings, ANALOG 7/79. – Next door? – Can one verbally space-jump over great distances? – Those who ignore the difficulties will hardly get very far. - JZ, 9.4.09.

SPACE: To see the earth as we now see it, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers.” - Archibald Macleish, "Bubble of Blue Air, Riders on the Earth; Essays and Recollections” by Archibald MacLeish, epigraph, p. xiv (1978). This was written by MacLeish for THE NEW YORK TIMES "after the Appollo mission of 1968 returned from space with a photograph of what earth looked like as seen from beyond the moon: the photograph which gave mankind its first understanding of its actual situation; riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers" (p.ix). - The article has slightly different wording and reads as follows: "To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers." - THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 25, 1968, p. 1. - When, finally, will all members of mankind become sufficiently kind and tolerant of the other members of mankind? - JZ, 7.3.11, 4.3.14. - KINDNESS, TOLERANCE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PANARCHISM, EARTH, COSMOPOLITANISM, WIDER HORIZON OR POINT OF VIEW, INTERNATIONALISM, UNIVERSE, ASTRONOMY, HUMAN BROTHERHOOD, MANKIND, POLYARCHISM, Q.

SPACE: We are not yet fit companions for extraterrestrial aliens – until we have learnt to live peacefully and tolerantly together on this planet, either trading with each other or ignoring each other. – JZ, 20.12.87, 31.5.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, RACISM, ANIMOSITY TO FOREIGNERS, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SPACE: We are presently confined to one tiny speck of dust in space, in one galaxy only. All our eggs in this one tiny basket. I hold that the old saw: “Populate or perish!” does still apply here. – JZ, 22.9.82. – Here on this planet, also to this solar system this universe – and all others. – JZ, 9.4.09.

SPACE: We can get off the Earth and live in the solar system. Not on one planet, but on nine of them, nine planets, thirty-five moons, and a million asteroids. Right now we can go. If we wait a few years, things will be so desperate down here we’ll never make it. This is the first and last opportunity for mankind to be something more than a carnivorous ape crawling on the surface of one insignificant planet.” - Jerry Pournelle, Exiles to Glory, Ace Books, 1978, p.39/40. - We live in a solar system of nine planets, nearly forty moons, a million asteroids, a billion comets, and a friendly star that puts forth nearly limitless energy for the TAKING. We can look forward down endless corridors of time to a hundred-billion-year future; we need only grasp the opportunity.” - Jerry Pournelle, Preface, XIII, to Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future. - FREEDOM, OPPORTUNITY, SOLAR SYSTEM, ENERGY, SUN POWER, FUTURISM, OPTIMISM

SPACE: We can play Robert Heinlein forward by keeping the dream alive: A dream of an endless frontiers where free people know no limits and knowledge has no bounds.” - Jerry Pournelle, in: - Robert Heinlein, Requiem, p.298. - FRONTIERS, FREEDOM, NO LIMITS, KNOWLEDGE

SPACE: What starts out as a great governmental program ends up a mess. You thought the moon shots were worth it? Well, remember what the first guy there said: “One small step for man, one giant leap for government.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide, p.113. – JOKES

SPACE: When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere. – Robert Heinlein: Lazarus Long, p.77. – There are still popular fallacies even in the best SF: Over-population notions, for instance and the supposed need for ID’s. – JZ, 26.6.08.

SPACE: you won’t find too much monkey motion out where you’ll be going. You’ll have to take care of yourself, but you won’t mind that.” - Jerry Pournelle, Exiles to Glory, p.36.

SPACESHIP EARTH: Back in the 1970s the left wing was fond of the analogy of a spaceship Earth to describe the global economy. In this model, the space capsule had five astronauts. Each astronaut represented about a billion people, which, added up together, equaled the world’s population. One of these astronauts consumed most of the resources in the space capsule. This astronaut represented the developed world, which is said to be consuming more than its fair share of the world’s resources. (*) – What those, who invoked the spaceship Earth model, never pointed out, was that the same astronaut produced more than 85% of those resources The rest were producing almost nothing. If these astronauts would become as productive as the other, the world would grow fantastically richer and everyone would be better off. – And that’s exactly what has been happening. China, for example, is one of these astronauts, and by every measure – diet, education, life expectancy – Chinese today are better off than their parents or grandparents, That’s because, after decades of punishing wealth and suppressing (**) human capital, the Chinese have been liberated. (***) - Rupert Murdoch, in a speech, undated, beginnings, taken from a transcript, p.3. – (*) Anyhow, the world’s raw resources cannot be eaten. But they can be effectively used to produce much more e.g. in food, clothing and shelter. – (**)and murdering, on a massive scale! – (***) Alas, they are still only partly liberated and have neither full economic freedom nor at least political democracy, if not panarchism. However, that is a matter of degrees only, for in this all the other States are not sufficiently better. - JZ, 8.4.12. – LEFTISM, ANTI-AMERICANISM, ANTI-CORPORATION SENTIMENTS, PRODUCTIVITY, RESOURCES, CHINA, POSITIVE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, RICH VS. POOR OR ARE THE POOR THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES BY NOT SUFFICIENTLY APPRECIATING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?

SPANISH CIVIL WAR: the particular horror of this war in which firing squads count for more than soldiers of the line … [Account for more dead than soldiers of the line? – JZ] … Here, in Spain, a man is simply stood up against a wall and he gives up his entrails to the stones of the courtyard. You have been captured. You are shot. Reason: your ideas were not our ideas. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, Penguin Books 1972 edition, p. 147/48. - He hardly gave them up intentionally. And his ideas still are the same. – JZ, 19.2.13. - INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF: In the religious form, men obey those who say they speak for deity. In the governmental form, men obey those who say they speak for the “law” or for “government”. But when the concept of human rights emerges, men accept the scientifically provable conclusion that no man may correctly speak for another; each speaks for himself.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. – He should not only be free to act, speak, publish, view and listen for himself but also to act for himself, alone or together with like-minded people. – JZ, 9.4.09. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PERSONAL LAW VS. THE LAW & TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, OBEDIENCE, REPRESENTATION, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

SPEAK UP: Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” – Napoleon I, Maxims, 1804-15. – Alas, he, too, imposed censorship and thus he was, probably, unaware, how many of his soldiers had already deserted, before the 1815 battle of Waterloo. Estimates came to 60 000, if I remember right some information supplied in the books of Erckmann-Chatrian about this period. – JZ, 3.6.08. – Stand up, speak up, protest, state your case, be heard, write, agitate. – JZ, n.d. – And make sure, that the whole case for liberty, justice and peace is permanently made accessible to all, at least digitally, to the extent that you can contribute to this by scanning-in some freedom texts and put them online or on disks. – Alas, even mere open-air free speech centers are still under all too many governmental restrictions. In Sydney, for instance, it is confined to one park, The Domain, on Sunday afternoons. In all of India only one such place exists! Probably the governments know better than their subjects that many revolutions and most democracies started from such places. – Lecture and discussion halls as well as invitations to events in them can be too expensive for many to most. - JZ, 3.6.08, 9.4.09. - Compare my NEW DRAFT book manuscript, offered by me as email attachment and reviewed by Gian Piero de Bellis on www.panarchy.org

SPEAKING ILL OF OTHERS: I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.” – Quoted in Collins Desk Calendar for 1977. – SLANDER, DISPARAGING OTHERS, RUNNING OTHERS DOWN, NEGATIVE CRITICISM, UNDESERVED INSULTS, LIBEL, PERSONAL ATTACKS RATHER THAN ATTACKS ON PRINCIPLES & IDEAS THAT ARE FLAWED OR EVEN FALSE

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Because of government’s ability to concentrate benefits and diffuse costs, he believes that there is a clear incentive for special-interest groups to lobby for legislation that benefit them, but not enough for taxpayers to revolt each time.” – REASON, 3/1980, commenting on Fred Schnaubelt.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: By numerous methods, the democratic State manages to survive at the expense of individual liberty. “By buying the support of numerous special interests … blackmail and corruption” the legislature has become nothing more than “aggregation of special interests mutually assisting each other’ to ‘share the booty’.“ – David Hart, reviewing Hayek’s “Wither Democracy?” - DEMOCRACY, LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, VOTING

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: even a statesman wholly devoted to the common interest of all the citizens will be under the constant necessity of satisfying special interests, because only thus will he be able to retain the support of the majority which he needs to achieve what is really important to him. – The root of the evil is thus the unlimited power of the legislature in modern democracies, a power which the majority will be constantly forced to use in a manner that most of its members may not desire.” - F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.10. – POWER, POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, STATISM

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Give special-interest groups a chance to screw you and they will, and probably where you’d least expect it. … Special-interest groups like producers and repairmen, have concentrated, well-defined goals. They can attack with vigor any changes in legislation that will harm them. Consumers, on the other hand, have millions of goals as the buyers of products. They are a diversified group of people who cannot collect forces easily to fight legislation that may affect the production of only a small aspect of what some of them are buying.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.90/91. – LOBBIES

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: He reminded us again of our own true interests, our profane, personal, own special-interests and showed us, how only their pursuit, instead of the ideal, holy or foreign interests, to sacrifice ourselves to the interests of all, could recover for us the happiness of life, which we believe to have lost.” – J. H. M., on Stirner, in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.151. – Under full consumer sovereignty and free enterprise competition, producers and distributors are “forced” to try to satisfy their customers. – JZ, 4.3.14. - THE OWN, RATHER THAN THE SPECIAL INTERESTS OF OTHERS, SELF-SACRIFICE & ALTRUISM VS. HAPPINESS & SELF-RESPONSIBLE ACHIEVEMENTS, WHICH DO, INDIRECTLY TO DIRECTLY, ALSO BENEFIT OTHERS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: It is much cheaper and enormously more profitable for the special interests to purchase the regulatory favors of Washington's political harlots than to compete in a fair, unsubsidized marketplace.Lee Robinson – PRIVILEGES, SUBSIDIES, LOBBIES, CORRUPTION, FAVORITISM, COMPETITION IN FREE MARKETS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: it is now generally taken for granted that in a democracy the powers of the majority must be unlimited, and that a government with unlimited powers will be forced, to secure the continued support of a majority, to use its unlimited powers in the service of special interests – such groups as particular traders, the inhabitants of particular regions, etc.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.9/10. – Lobbies often get more and more wrongful “representation” than the majority & peaceful & honest minorities. – JZ, 4.3.14. - DEMOCRACY

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Once governments are given the power to benefit particular groups or sections of the population, the mechanism of majority government forces them to use it to gain the support of a sufficient number of them to command a majority. The constant temptation to meet local or sectional dissatisfaction by manipulating the quantity of money (*) so that more can be spent on services for those clamouring for assistance, will often be irresistible. Such expenditure is not an appropriate remedy but necessarily upsets the proper functioning of the market. – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.80. - (*) Forced and exclusive currency, legally introduced. – JZ, 26.6.08. - MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, MONETARY DESPOTISM, LEGAL TENDER, INFLATION, WELFARE STATE, PRESSURE GROUPS, LOBBIES

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: ours is a government of special interest groups, all trying to take the most away from everyone else.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p. 112. – Compare Bastiat’s remarks about mutual plunder-bunds. – LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Seeing the vast diversity of interests and that all majorities are made up also by various minorities, the pandering to special interests groups, which are well organized, and also to popular errors prejudices, are the only means to keep up the pretence of “majority rule” or “democracy”. – JZ, 23.12.76. – MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, MINORITIES

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Special interest groups have been born to champion every conceivable public program. Groups to eliminate foreign competition, support the price of milk, grab welfare, promote minorities, neuter puppy dogs, burn dirty books, lend businessmen money, ad nauseum, now surround Washington, D.C. like a moat with alligators. After all, if you assume that government has a responsibility to “solve social problems”; what does it take to cash in, save a good story (i.e. a good press agent) and some good friends? – That such rivalry for political candies produces a new caste system, a government-ordered hierarchy of pull, there can be no doubt.” – Thomas W. Hazlett, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77. – LOBBIES, PARTIES, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Special interest politics is a simple game. A hundred people sit in a circle, each with his pocket full of pennies. A politician walks around the outside of the circle, taking a penny from each person. No one minds; who cares about a penny? When he has gotten all the way around the circle, the politician throws fifty cents down in front of one person, who is overjoyed at the unexpected windfall. The process is repeated, ending with a different person. After a hundred rounds, everyone is a hundred cents poorer, fifty cents richer, and happy.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.146. – Lotteries, card games, roulette and betting are still popular, although they are negative sum games for the players and positive sum games only for their organizers. - How many other popular games, practices, ideas, opinions, errors, prejudices, myths, false premises and conclusions are similarly primitive? Have all of them been collected and systematically refuted already, in a single large reference work? – JZ, 26.6.08. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, WELFARE STATE, HANDOUTS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Special interests are, by definition, well organized, have access to the media, and are willing to work to secure the very large gains that the passage of a certain law will make possible. The costs of such legislation, on the other hand, are likely to be diffused through the whole population, with the burden on any one individual very small. There is no reason for the average voter to become exercised (*) about this, but every reason for the politician to curry favor with the special interests who can help defray his election campaign expenses, mobilize support, etc. In short, what the special interests want – be they representatives of business, Chambers of Commerce, the American Medical Association, the construction workers, the union of welfare recipients, George Meany, or the apartment house dwellers in New York City – the special interests generally get.” – Patrick M. Boarman, Money, Employment and the Political Process, p.10. – (*) excited? Very upset? – JZ - LAWS, DEMOCRACY, PARTIES, CORRUPTION, LOBBIES

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Special, common and public interests will get their rightful and rational application only under panarchism, polyarchism etc. Under the territorial monopoly and coercion the justified forms are often constitutionally, legally and juridically suppressed as the expense and risk of involuntary victims of territorialism. – JZ, 14.11.11, 24.2.12. - COMMON INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: The government educational effort is a political apparatus and behaves accordingly. The indifference of the voters invites special interests to assume command. For instance, if the teachers adequately organize, they can easily control the government school system and supplant the voters as the responsibility-authority fountainhead.” – Leonard E. Read, writing on “Academic Freedom” in Essays on Liberty, Vol. X, Fee, 1963, p.370. - TEACHERS, VOTERS

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: The only quite rightful special interest groups are groups of volunteers doing their own things and this at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 22.6.13. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Under a government, good law is a public good. That is why it is not produced.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.213. – The worst men and the worst interests do tend to get to the top under territorialism. They would not be as much and as often and for as long tolerated under voluntarism, panarchism or individual choice of governments or societies. – JZ, 26.6.08. – LAW, LAW, LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENTS, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, POYARCHISM

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: Unless companies, industries, pressure groups and individuals start to consider morality instead of numbers, long-run consequences instead of immediate gratifications, fair and just rewards for effort instead of privileges, and principles rather than expediency, the current trend towards a totalitarian State will continue unabated. – The various special interest groups have to start looking beyond their respective front doors, and have to realized that instead of fighting each other, they should unite against their common enemy – bureaucratic government.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.156/57.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: we have a government of the people by the bureaucracy for the special interests.” – THE CHARLES CURLEY LETTER, April 77. - DEMOCRACY, LOBBIES

SPECIAL INTERESTS: It is much cheaper and enormously more profitable for the special interests to purchase the regulatory favors of Washington's political harlots than to compete in a fair, unsubsidized marketplace.Lee Robinson – INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM PRIVILEGES, SUBSIDIES, LOBBIES, CORRUPTION, FAVORITISM, COMPETITION IN A FREE MARKET

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Special, common and public interests will get their rightful and rational application only under panarchism, polyarchism etc. Under the territorial monopoly and coercion the justified forms are often constitutionally, legally and juridically suppressed as the expense and risk of involuntary victims of territorialism. – JZ, 14.11.11, 24.2.12. -  COMMON INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPECIALISTS: A specialist is one who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else.” - Ambrose Bierce. - EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS

SPECIALISTS: Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Over the Teacups, 1891, p.7. – AUTHORITIES, PEDANTS, EXPERTS, COMMON SENSE

SPECIALISTS: To specialize is to brush one tooth.” - Tom Robbins - EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, JOKES

SPECIALIZATION: An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.” - Nicholas Murray Butler, former president of Columbia University. – EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, JOKES

SPECIALIZATION: As is to be expected when men are deeply disturbed by a sense of inadequacy, each branch of science had withdrawn into itself, become more and more esoteric, more ritualistic. As the inadequate man looks for and seizes upon differences so as to establish his superiority, so each science had moved farther from the common purpose of science - which is to know.” - Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, Part II, ASTOUNDING SF, August 1954, 32. - SCIENCES, EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS, KNOWLEDGE, JUDGMENT

SPECIALIZATION: Instead of only corn and cattle – the specializations of some – there are as many unique products as there are human beings, times all of the unique skills of each. To suggest that there are a trillion is to indulge in understatement. Who, in all the world, can comprehend, let alone manage, these! Such a thought is absurd.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.26. – I try to indicate this diversity in a gradually growing file: PAN Numbers. It is to demonstrate, by example, that the world is much more diverse than most people imagine it to be. Which should help them to become more tolerant towards difference preferences by other human beings. - JZ, 7.3.11. - If someone placed it online it could grow fast into a barrier for the know-it-alls, over-generalizers and terrible over-simplifiers. – So far it comes to 152 entries on 11 pages. - JZ, 26.6.08. - Alas, on my own I could increase it so far only to 171 entries by now. - JZ, 7.3.11. - INCOMPREHENSIBLE DIVERSITY, DIVISION OF LABOR & FREE EXCHANGE, PLANNING, GOVERNMENT, ECONOMIC POLICY, FREE MARKET, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, KNOWLEDGE

SPECIALIZATION: It is, then, not simply more men, but more different men, which brings an increase in productivity. Men have become powerful because they have become so different: new possibilities of specialization – depending not so much on any increase of individual intelligence but on growing differentiation of individuals – provide the basis for a more successful use of he earth’s resources. This in turn requires an extension of he network of indirect reciprocal services, which the signaling mechanism of the market secures. As the market reveals ever new opportunities of specialization, the two-factor model, with its Malthusian conclusions, becomes increasingly inapplicable.” - F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.122/23. - However, "the" market has still not provided an ideal market for new ideas and new talents via an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre. - Nor a market for new and better human rights drafts, for monetary and financial freedom proposals and for exterritorially autonomous societies and communities trying to realize their ideas via free experimentation among their volunteers. - JZ, 7.3.11.

SPECIALIZATION: learn a small core of culture and then specialize with increasing minuteness in a technical field. The results were sometimes painful: scientists who neither knew nor cared about the effects of what they did in their labs, soldiers who fought without knowing why, governments that legislated in mental darkness, writers who wrote glibly about problems which they were incompetent to understand. …” - Chad Oliver, Rite of Passage, in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, April 54, p.82. - The minimum “core of culture” should be knowledge and appreciation of ALL individual rights and liberties. – Alas, they have still not been properly compiled and published. – There is not even sufficient interest in finally doing this - JZ, 11.9.08. - SCIENTISTS, MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE’S ACTIONS, WRITERS, SOLDIERS, LEGISLATORS, EXPERTS, ACTIVISTS, PROFESSIONALS, LEADERS, WRITERS, JOURNALISTS, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SPECIALIZATION: One subject on which almost all academic specialists agree is the evils of specialism.” – Stigler, The Intellectual and the Market Place, - from the cover.

SPECIALIZATION: Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall mark of true science.” – Aldous Huxley, “Beliefs”, in “Ends and Means”, 1937.

SPECIALIZATION: the sad fact that the most consummate mastery of a specialty may not prevent a man from playing the fool in other areas. (*) We hope that the lessons of logic and evidence are universal in their applicability, but they seem to have a tendency to stick to their subject matter. At least we find it all too easy to name specialists whose logical ability and standards of evidence collapse when they step outside their specialties. But this is a defect of the man, not of his training and work. He lacks a general intelligence even if he has a partial genius. Specialism does not cause his deficiency; rather it tends to restrict him to the area where his deficiency is not present.” – Stigler, The Intellectual and the Market Place, p.16. - (*) Ortega Y Gasset called this the “barbarism of the specialists”. – JZ

SPECIALIZATION: There’s so much knowledge to be had (that? – JZ) the specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. … How harmful overspecialization is. It cuts knowledge at a million points and leaves it bleeding. – ISAAC ASIMOV, Prelude to Foundation, Grafton Books, 1988/89, p.93. EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS, ACADEMICS, SCHOLARS DIVISION OF LABOR, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, EVEN OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SPECIALIZATION: Why is coming together a beginning? Because it results in a pooling of our specializations. Americans are the most specialized people who ever existed. We have become interdependent; each of us is dependent on the unique specializations of others and freedom to exchange.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.82. – And the free exchange between its thus interdependent people is still interfered with by the money issue monopoly of the USA central bank, the Federal Reserve System, that has for almost a century mismanaged the supply of exchange media and the compulsory and exclusive paper value standard of it. – No wonder that there is one crisis after the other in such a legalized monopoly system. It has provided the USA, with a series of inflations, deflations and stagflations – and provides the same “service” in all other countries. – JZ, 9.4.09. – Not many people know that Marx & Engels pushed for this monetary despotism, in their Communist Manifesto, knowing that it would help in the realization of their aims. – JZ, 5.3.14. - CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CRISES, INFLATION, DEFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, COOPERATION, MUTUAL DEPENDENCY, INTERDEPENDENCE, MARX, ENGELS, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, CENTRAL BANKING, LEGAL TENDER

SPECIES EXTINCTION THROUGH MAN? We are also a species-preserving species, even a species creating species! – JZ, 23.7.04. Privately owned species tend to become preserved and even multiplied. Only publicly owned species tend to become extinguished. Which other species established zoos and botanical gardens or seed banks and brings almost extinguished species back into life? – JZ, 22.10.07.

SPECIES, ENDANGERED SPECIES: The real problem with endangered species is that we don’t exploit them enough.” – Gerry Eckhoff, M.P., ISIL meeting, Rotaruoa, 24.7.04.

SPECIES, EXTINCT: Extinct Species (April 1965) by Bert Kempers pointed out that most species have become extinct without any assistance from humankind and that pre-technological societies like the Amerindians, Hawaiians and Easter Islanders have accounted for more than their share of extinctions.” – Michael Flynn, 60 Astounding Years, ANALOG, Jan. 90, p.76.

SPECTRUM: The proper division is not between right and left but between free and authoritarian.” – Andre Siegenthaler, quoted in ESPERO, 4/5, October 95. (“Die Grenze verlaeuft nicht zwischen rechts und links, sondern zwischen freiheitlich und autoritaer.”) - I rather distinguish between voluntary and compulsory actions, exterritorially optional and territorially enforced experiments. - JZ, 7.3.11. - CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, RIGHT & LEFT, ANARCHISM VS. ARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPECULATION: Everyone who tries to protect his savings from the bottomless inflation is a ‘speculator’.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.85. -

SPECULATION: Indeed, if speculators were driven from the London markets, prices would almost certainly become more volatile. Speculators tend to lose as much money as they make.” – Quoted in GUARDIAN, Jan. 14, 1974 and then in Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.212.

SPECULATION: No successful speculator can increase the fluctuations in a market. To be successful, he must buy at a low price and sell at a high price – this will moderate the extent of fluctuations. Any speculator who fails in this task will quickly go broke.” – V. R. Forbesin speech, The Resource Crisis, 4.4.77.

SPECULATION: Now speculators operate in areas of uncertainty. Where forecasts can be made to some extent, successful speculators reduce the ups and downs rather than increase them. This might happen in commodities. By buying when the price is low, they create a demand, which would otherwise be absent, and increase the price. By selling when the price is high they reduce the demand and reduce the price. They even out the fluctuations. The better their ability to forecast, the more helpful they are in stabilizing the price! They help us! This is true of any commodity you care to mention – speculation reduces the fluctuations which are caused by other things.” - Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.211.

SPECULATION: Possibly the most destructive idea in history is the idea that speculation is bad.” – David Friedman, 21.7.78. – I hold the idea of collective responsibility to be much worse. – Also the ideas and practices than can be summed up with “monetary despotism”. Likewise, the class-warfare notions and practices. - JZ, 26.6.08. – Add to this all the flawed notions of statism and territorialism. – JZ, 4.3.14.

SPECULATION: prohibiting food speculation has the same effect on society as preventing squirrels from storing up nuts for winter – it leads to starvation.” - Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, p.175.

SPECULATION: Speculators … provide a valuable role in every market. They are the first to see the shortage. They begin to stock up and thus start the self-corrective action. Any action which delays this correction increases the size of the shortage when it arrives.”V. R. Forbesin speech, The Resource Crisis, 4.4.77.

SPECULATION: Speculators are our friends. And foreign dumpers are also our friends.” – Terry Arthur, “95% Is Crap”, p.216. – DUMPING, FREE TRADE, STOCK EXCHANGES, PRICE CONTROL

SPECULATION: The result of speculation is that if the demand does actually rise, the rise in prices will not be as steep as it otherwise would be. If the speculation fails, the speculator alone, and not the taxpayer suffers.” – Henry Meulen, in THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/73, p.58, with slight changes. – JZ – PRICE INCREASES

SPECULATORS: He started to fool with the market, but it was the market that did the fooling.” – Louis A. Savian, compiler: The Giant Book of Insults, Castle Books, 1981, p.178. – There seems to be no envy for those speculators who lost fortunes at the stock exchanges. – JZ, 4.4.09.

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: According to the famous dictum of Justice Holmes, no one may falsely cry ‘Fire’ in a crowded theatre and thereby cause a panic. Fortas goes on to elaborate this somewhat, by saying ‘good motives do not excuse action which will injure others’ and a citizen may not say anything that constitutes ‘a clear and present danger of physical injury to others’.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.69.’

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: But this is slavery, not to speak one's thought.” - Euripides, The Phoenician Women, line 392. - The Complete Greek Tragedies, ed. David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, vol. 4, p.392 (1958). - Also: Not to be allowed to act upon one's thought at one's own risk and expense. - JZ, 14.10.02. - FREEDOM OF SPEECH, DUTY TO SPEAK UP OR PROTEST, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, SLAVERY, SERFDOM, MERE TERRITORIAL SUBJECTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: Freedom of speech is O.K., but you can’t let a guy jump up in the middle of a theatre and yell ‘fire’. – “Why not?” Ross growled. “Freedom of speech is more important than a few movie houses full of people. Besides, if one man is allowed to jump up and yell ‘fire’, then somebody else can yell out: “You’re a liar, there is no fire.” – Guy McCord, Common Man, p. 82 in ANALOG, Jan. 563. – And there should be automatic sprinkler systems installed as well as enough doors for rapid exit. – JZ, 15.3.92. - FIRE, FREEDOM OF SPEECH,

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: Hold it! In good time! Freedom of speech requires that everybody be given a fair hearing – even you – but in this situation, especially the lecturer, is the main speaker. – JZ, 12.8.82. – In this respect, written discussions, especially if stretched over a period of time and placed on the Internet, like “argument maps”, are so much better. – JZ, 26.6.08. - INTERRUPTIONS, SHOUTING, RED., OBJECTIONS, QUESTIONS

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: Nothing else is necessary for enlightenment but freedom, and indeed the most unassuming of all those elements to which one might give the name of freedom, namely this: to make public use of one’s reason in all its parts.” – Kant, quoted in: Carl Brinitzer, A Reasonable Rebel, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1960, p.9. - Although Kant meant it only, judging by context, for freedom of expression and information, the statement does imply freedom of action as well, but he could hardly afford to proclaim that quite openly. – JZ, 17.9.07. - PRESS, PUBLICITY, EXPRESSION, INFORMATION, LEARNING, TEACHING, ENLIGHTENMENT, PANARCHISM, RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF REASONABLE OR TOLERANT ACTION IMPLIED, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: Pipe down! Freedom of speech does not mean everybody shouting at the same time, but, rather, giving everybody a fair hearing! – JZ, n.d. – FREEDOM, LISTENING, HEARING, SHOUTING, RED.

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: The most beautiful thing in the world is freedom of speech.” - Diogenes The Cynic (c. 400-c. 325 B.C.). - So far it has not prevented the most ugly things from occurring - again and again. - JZ, 24.11.02. – Freedom of action, experimental freedom, free choice for individuals between all kinds of governmental and societal systems: panarchism, polyarchism, voluntarism, might have solved many to most of our problems long ago. – JZ, 4.4.09, 4.3.14. - FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF ACTION, PANARCHISM

SPEECH, FREE SPEECH: This sacred privilege is so essential to free governments, that the security of property and the freedom of speech always go together; and in those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything else his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – John Trenchard, quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac”. – All too often the free speech advocates seem to forget about freedom of action. – JZ, 9.4.09. – Calling the tongue one’s own is hardly the optimal expression for free speech. Few tyrants have actually denied people the use of their tongue, e.g. for eating and drinking. Many have denied them the use of the language they were born with or denied them freedom of speech and expression, especially in public. – JZ, 4.4.13.

SPEED LIMITS: If the intention is to reduce all car accidents to a minimum - then one could always fix the speed of all motor vehicles to that of hand-pulled carts or pushed vehicles or those drawn by animals. Actually that was tried with regard to the first motor vehicles. The law demanded that a man with a red flag would walk before them – When steam cars went so fast during car races, that the other cars could not beat them, the “legal solution” was to eliminate them from races! We should also consider that roads were built mostly by governments and rarely allowed fast and safe driving. – Competitively built roads would have high speed lanes. - JZ, 31.1.90, 8.6.08. – ROADS

SPENDING BY GOVERNMENTS: Break the spending habits of politicians. Give them the “cold turkey” treatment. Refuse to pay them any taxes, which would only help to maintain their very wrongful and harmful habit. – JZ, 6.7.96, 27.5.08. - POWER ADDICTS, TAXATION, TAX STRIKES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, POLITICIANS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & BUDGETS, VOLUNTARISM

SPENDING BY GOVERNMENTS: Politicians like being praised for how cleverly they bribe us with our own money. – JZ, 16.11.75. – POLITICIANS, TAXATION

SPENDING CUTS: Spending cuts cause severe withdrawal symptoms among those expecting their regular fix. – JZ, 20.7.87. - We should become free to secede from the power addicts and their voluntary statist victims, to do our own things among ourselves. - JZ, 7.3.11.

SPENDING MONEY: When a man spends his own money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about how much he spends and how he spends it. When a man spends his own money to buy something for someone else, he is still very careful about how much he spends, but somewhat less what he spends it on. When a man spends someone else's money to buy something for himself, he is very careful about what he buys, but doesn't care at all how much he spends. And when a man spends someone else's money on someone else, he doesn't care how much he spends or what he spends it on. And that's government for you. – Milton Friedman – GOVERNMENT SPENDING VS. INDIVDIUALS SPENDING THEIR OWN MONEY

SPENDING: a thief who presumed to justify his theft by saying that he was really helping his victims by his spending, thus giving retail trade a needed boost, would be hooted down without delay. But when this same theory is clothed in Keynesian mathematical equations and impressive references to the ‘multiplier effect’, it carries far more conviction with a bamboozled public.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.65. – Alas, Rothbard, by having only gold coins, redeemable gold certificates and inflated legal tender money in mind, did not explore the possibilities and historical practices of additional and sound currencies issues that are not redeemable by the issuer in gold, are not legal tender, but are optional and market rated, made out of paper, too, but with their issue and reflux, so managed by their competing issuers and also automatically regulated by voluntary acceptance or refusals, and the possibility that some of them, at certain places and for a short while could suffer a small discounts against their nominal value – never towards the issuer - that they could become and remain stable currencies in all the additional quantities needed - to easily exchange all ready for sale goods and services, at their prices stated e.g. in gold weight units. Such additional and competing currencies would, most likely, be stated in gold weight value units, would be accepted by the issuers like equivalent gold coins, for their goods and services, but their convertibility into gold would be confined to free gold markets. Only their issuers would always be obliged to accept them at their nominal value and this for goods and services that are in daily demand. (Acceptance foundation. Or "readiness to accept foundation".) That would be the only cover, guaranty and redemption required e.g. for local shop currencies, issued by local shopping centers, mainly in short-term loans to local employers, mainly for their wage and salary payments.) To use gold weight units merely as value standards, not as exclusive means of payment, would not only be good enough but better than the conventional gold standard. And even that gold weight unit value standard should be freely exposed to competition from other value standards, under free choice of value standards for individuals and whole payment communities, in their contracts. – JZ, 2.6.08. – MONETARY FREEDOM & FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, E.G. FOR “SHOP CURRENCIES” BY LOCAL SHOPPING CENTERS, VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM & ANY KIND OF EXCLUSIVE CURRENCY, QUANTITY THEORY, LEGAL TENDER, CENTRAL BANKIN, MONOPOLY MONIES

SPENDING: All government make-work schemes – and indeed most government employment – consists in spending without producing, spending without investing. …” - Vaughn C. Nystrom, THE FREEMAN, 1/78.

SPENDING: All paid for by people who haven’t the faintest idea what it’s being used for.” – Christopher Irwin, They Who Go Down to the Sea, GALAXY, 3/77. – GOVERNMENT SPENDING, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS, BUREAUCRACY, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, WASTE

SPENDING: An American University professor has suggested that the Australian Constitution be altered to give voters the power to limit government spending. – The professor of economics at Virginia Polytechnic, David Friedman, said government spending should be a fixed percentage of Australia’s income. – He said there should be a referendum at every election with voters giving their preference for a 10 percent reduction or increase in government spending.” – LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 11/78. – REFERENDUM ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING & TAX REDUCTIONS

SPENDING: an important freedom – the freedom of each man to spend his money as he pleases.” – PURSUIT, 16.11.70. – TAXATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES, FINANCIAL FREEDOM

SPENDING: And it’s equally impossible to spend the problems away.” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.4.

SPENDING: As Nero Wolfe once said, ‘A government, like an individual, spends money for any or all of three reasons: because it needs to, because it wants to, or simply because it has it to spend,. The last is much the shabbiest.’ I am merely trying to eliminate this last and shabbiest.” – “But this will mean the end of your present system of government. Until your semi-barbaric world evolves a more civilized and rational economic.” – Hayford Peirce, The Missionaries’ Position, ANALOG 1/77. – The last word should, probably, have been “economy” or “economic system”. - I do not recognize any territorial government’s right to engage in any of these three ways of spending money, at least not until it permits dissenters to secede to do their own things. – From then on I would gladly let it go to hell in its own way, with its remaining volunteers, because then it would also be reduced to a mere panarchy, one for statists. - JZ, 26.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SPENDING: English public life, one of our proudest possessions, is chiefly occupied today with discussion of schemes for spending money. Our campaign for Economy will direct all that intelligence and public spirit into the search for saving money. That simple change in point of view is all that is wanted to bring down rates and taxes, and open the gates for a return to prosperity.” – Sir Ernest Benn, speech, 27.1.1931. - Reproduced in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.156. – The Great Depression could not have been stopped by saving more, whether by governments or by private people, but only through full monetary and financial freedom, which would also have restored full employment, sales to normal and better, free trade, free migration and shown most government programs to be superfluous at best, if not already wrong and harmful. – JZ, 6.6.08. – Saving more would not have sufficed to overcome the depression! – JZ, 26.6.08. – Investing the savings productivey would not have automatically and sufficiently boosted sales for the additional products and services. Instead of introducing full monetary and financial freedom, all the wrongful and irrational anti-economic laws remained upheld. They caused and prolonged the crisis and led, in Germany, to the Nazi regime, with its mass murders and also to WW II. – The same kind of laws are still in force in all countries – with very similar effects. – We have to become free to opt out from under them and their institutions. Especially since some territorial powers became nuclear powers as well. - JZ, 9.4.09. - BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT UNDER FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, CRISES, DEPRESSIONS, DEFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, SALES DIFFICULTIES LARGELY THROUGH MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

SPENDING: Government preempts private incentive to provide services because it forces us to pay for its programs.” - Sam Wells Jr., OPTION, 4/77. – TAXATION, INITIATIVE

SPENDING: Government spending means taxation.” – Terry Arthur, 95% Is Crap, p.216. - Or inflation, or public debts and thus more taxes for us, our children and grandchildren, or more inflation, alternating with deflations and stagflations. – JZ, 26.6.08, 4.3.14.

SPENDING: Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more.” – Allan H. Meltzer (1993). - Governments never complain that they have imposed and collected too much in taxation. Their appetite for tributes to their "programs", in form of direct or indirect taxes or inflations and devaluations, to cover their expenditures and get rid of their debts, is insatiable. They even speak of "starvation" of the public sector, ignoring that it is bloated and grossly overweight. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - BY GOVERNMENTS, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, DEFICIT CLAIMS, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBTS

SPENDING: Hence, then, the justification of the seeming paradox, that until spontaneously fulfilled, a public want should not be fulfilled at all. It must, on the average, result in our complex state, as in simpler ones, what they think left undone is a thing by doing which citizens cannot gain so much as by doing other things; is therefore a thing which society does not want done so much as it wants these other things done; and the corollary is, that to effect a neglected thing by artificially employing citizens to do it, is to leave undone some more important thing which they would have been doing; is to sacrifice the greater requisite to the smaller.” – Herbert Spencer, quoted by Gary Courtney, THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER, issue 2, 1976. – At least an approximation to the actions resulting from consumer sovereignty on a free market could be achieved, if every taxpayer were allowed to allocate his enforced tax contribution to those particular budget items that he wants to see financed. Then items, favored only by a few, will have to wait until sufficient funds have been thus individually allocated for them. – However, a split-up of the territorial monster States into communities of volunteers, all only exterritorially autonomous, would, naturally, be a much better solution still. In them many to most decisions would be made almost unanimously – and from them dissenters could opt out. – JZ, 26.6.08. Less and less actions would also be entrusted, in most cases, to the government systems of volunteers only. – JZ, 4.3.14. - SUBSIDIES, INTERVENTIONISM, HANDOUTS, NEEDS, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAXATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SPONTANEOUS FREE MARKET ACTIONS VS. GOVERNMENT PLANNING, SPENDING, ACTIONS & CONTROLS

SPENDING: His second key point is that the free market is not only the most efficient allocator of resources but the best. (*) According to Friedman, massive Government spending in the areas of health, social welfare, urban renewal, housing and education has led to wastage and the further deprivation of those whom the money was intended to help.” – An article on Milton Friedman in NATIONAL TIMES, 3.11.77. - (*) Even all the existing free markets and their advocates have not yet allocated funds for the establishment of a world-wide free market for ideas and talents. And they have not yet managed to overcome legally introduced and maintained monetary despotism, although it severely restricts free markets. Just like the “free” publishing market has not yet managed to produce a complete electronic freedom library. How many other problems are not yet efficiently tackled by it, even when their solution would be quite legal? – The free market is much better in spontaneously producing e.g. better toothbrushes and tennis racquets than better work and self-management relationships. – It has not even combined and evaluated all peace ideas, all voluntary taxation proposals, all kinds of health knowledge and advice. - JZ, 16.6.07. -  Neither has the Internet done this, so far. – ALL THE DESIRABLE FREE MARKETS, IN EVERY SPHERE - EVEN IN THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES! – JZ, 4.3.14.

SPENDING: How can they create employment? Increased “public” expenditure means increased taxes means less private expenditure, and it all cancels out except for the distortions created, and the bureaucrats and their secretaries in between!” - Terry Arthur, 95% Is Crap, p.206.

SPENDING: If Parliament would say ‘We will spend no more’, the first practical step would be taken. Those with proposals for new expenditures would be driven to find economies to balance them.” - Sir Ernest Benn, speech, 27.1.1931. - Reproduced in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.160. – One of the many primitive and all too incomplete proposals on how to end a Great Depression like that during which this speech occurred. – JZ, 9.4.09. – GOVERNMENT SAVING & SPENDING DURING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WITH MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT & SALES DIFFICULTIES

SPENDING: If you are paying out of your own pocket for something and not out of somebody else’s pocket, then you have a very strong incentive to see whether you are getting your money’s worth. “– Milton Friedman, 1975. – GOVERNMENT SPENDING

SPENDING: It is not often that we see people spend the money that belongs to others either quite honestly or quite intelligently, and state departments are no exception to the rule.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.182.

SPENDING: Less government money means less government control.” – Winston P. Sanders, Industrial Revolution, p.259, ANALOG 9/63.

SPENDING: Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” - Will Rogers. - Paula McSpadden Love, The Will Rogers Book, p.20 (1972). Paula McSpadden Love was a niece of Will Rogers and curator of the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma. - BY GOVERNMENTS: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, BUDGET, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

SPENDING: Money for bludgers and parasites and as little as possible money left - out of the wages of workers, after direct and indirect taxes, that seems to be the essence of today’s “wisdom” and “economic policy”. – JZ, 1.4.77, 26.6.08. – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

SPENDING: More and more money has been thrown at problems, but the problems have not been solved. They are, in fact, increasing … as a result of this very money.” – Milton Friedman, SATURDAY EVENING POST, May/June 77. – As someone once said: “You can have as much poverty as you are willing to pay for!” – JZ - PUBLIC SPENDING, HAND-OUTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE

SPENDING: nobody spends somebody’s else’s money the way he spends his own and the result is that we have, all of us, been disappointed in the outcome of these programs.” – Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.19.

SPENDING: Our country is suffering from the continual diversion of resources to the least efficient area, the Government.” – Dr. H. L. Soper, 1980.

SPENDING: People are tired of the old spend and spend, tax and tax routine. While the rest of the economy has taken 30 years to double, government at all levels continues to double every seven years.” – Jim Clarkson, chairman of CANT (Citizens Against New Taxes), SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75 p.6. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGETS, SUBSIDIES, TAXATION

SPENDING: People take notice of price when spending their own money.” – Lang Hancock, Stopping the Energy Chaos.

SPENDING: Politicians, whose careers are built on promises of more public spending and more interference, find it almost impossible to comprehend that the most helpful thing they can do might be nothing, and that the optimum of money for government to spend to achieve some goals might be nil.” – Anthony Lejeune in “Right Turn”, p.71, 1970, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. – GOVERNMENT BUDGETS & SPENDING

SPENDING: Prevent government over-spending by voluntary taxation and a free market rate and voluntary acceptance for the government’s paper money - instead of legal tender power and the issue monopoly for it. Expose it to fully free competition from the issuers of free market monies and the and savers and investors of a quite free capital market. – Also do away with the government’s territorial monopoly, by allowing individuals and groups to secede from it, as long as they do not claim a territorial monopoly for themselves. – Then the voluntary communities with the least taxation or contribution burden upon their members and the greatest monetary freedom for them - would soon be the most popular ones. – JZ, 17.10.74, 26.6.08, 4.3.14. – PANARCHISM, NOTE ISSUE MONOPOLY, LEGAL TENDER, CENTRAL BANKING, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, MONETARY FREEDOM, A FREE CAPITAL MARKET RATHER THAN GOVERNMENT SPENDING OF TAX FUNDS OR PUBLIC DEBTS RAISED IN ANTICIPATION OF FURTHER FUTURE TAXATION

SPENDING: Printing and imposing a forced and exclusive currency should not be considered “spending”. – JZ, 1.12.83. – MONETARY DESPOTISM, LEGAL TENDER, INFLATION

SPENDING: Q.: “How do you activate the economy under recession without Government spending?” A.: (Milton Friedman ) “By reducing Government spending and Government taxes simultaneously, by leaving more spending power in the hands of the private economy. Government spending does not activate the economy. It simply transfers resources from the private sector to the public sector. It impoverishes the economy. You must avoid the mistake of supposing that the cost of Government is measured by the explicit taxes imposed. The cost of Government is measured by the amount that Government spends.” – Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.72/73. - If he had known about the monetary freedom options then he would have mentioned them there and then. – JZ, 26.6.08. - To this cost of governments must be added the cost of the production and exchanges that it prevents by its interventionist laws. Moreover, much of its revenue serves just to maintain its vast interventionist apparatus. Only a part of the revenue filters back to the taxpayers and the various privileged beneficiaries in the population that the government had in its mind, in its vote-buying attempts. - JZ, 7.3.11. - BAILOUTS, PUMP PRIMING, STIMULUS SPENDING, INFLATION, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT BORROWING

SPENDING: Q.: Does it really make any difference whether the government or a private corporation does the spending? It’s all money to be spent, isn’t it?Friedman: Not at all. The only way a private corporation can get money to spend is by persuading Mr. Jones that it has something Mr. Jones is willing to pay 5 dollars for. A private corporation does not have an employee who can put his hands in your pocket and take your money out – whether what he is giving you is something you individually prefer or not. The government has such a policeman … “ – Milton Friedman, SATURDAY EVENING POST, 5.6.77. – A productive private corporation, e.g. a chain of super-markets, under monetary freedom could also issue its own money, with a sound value standard, based on what it has ready for sale. It could cover and redeem it at par with that value standard, with its wanted consumer goods and services, their prices also expressed in this sound value standard. It could lend such notes for wage and salary payments on short terms, increasing employment and the increasing the circulation of sound money, while increasing its sales, without depreciating its currency. Without the note issue monopoly and legal tender power for it, i.e. without a sound value standard for it and, nevertheless, compulsory acceptance for it, the depreciation of the government’s paper money would then become soon revealed. Then the government's paper money would be widely refused and discounted, except in the payment of taxes. The government would still have to accept its own notes at par in tax payments, even when in general circulation it would stand at a considerable discount. (That would be one form of tax reduction for the tax debtors, who could then buy up depreciated government paper money and use it at par to pay his taxes with.) For this depreciation the government could not rightly blame any of the sound new and additional private note issues of free market monies - but merely its own unsound issue and reflux policy. Then tax payers, who already paid their due taxes, might even pay them – at par – an advance of taxes due for them in the future. That might significantly reduce the government’s excess paper money issues. Most importantly, without legal tender power and the note issue monopoly, governments could no longer force an excess of their notes into circulation at par with their nominal value. They would be refused or discounted. Thus they could not drive up prices expressed in sound value standards. – JZ, 12.4.09, 7.3.11. – MONETARY FREEDOM WITHOUT INFLATION OR DEFLATION, TAX FOUNDATION MONEY, OPTIONAL & MARKET RATED MONEY, ALL WITH A SOUND VALUE STANDARD. TAXATION IS THEFT.

SPENDING: Quantity of effect does not vary as quantity of means. From a mechanical apparatus up to an educational system or a social institution, the same truth holds. – Herbert Spencer, The Study of Sociology, p.269. – A paper money that is not an exclusive currency and has no legal tender power cannot drive up prices that are expressed in a sound value standard. Excess issues would be refused or discounted. – JZ, 12.4.09. - The quantity theory applies only to legal tender money. Sound, competitive, optional, refusable and discountable money can be safely further issued, as long as it remains at par with its nominal value standard and is not massively hoarded and then suddenly put into circulation. That can be prevented, e.g. by a short circulation period for it. Like a use-by-date imprint on consumer goods. A steady and strong reflux for it must be arranged, via short-term debts, to be repaid in it and, e.g. by being a local currency that is widely used to purchase needed or wanted consumer goods and services. Then it is as limited and safe as tickets for wanted performances are. - JZ, 7.3.11. - QUANTITY THEORY, GRESHAM’S LAW

SPENDING: So much for taking a loaf with the right hand and giving half back with the left. - Terry Arthur, 95% Is Crap, p.114. – The other half goes to the obstruction professionals, the "public servants" or bureaucrats. (Bureau-Rats?) - WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, HANDOUTS, SALARIES FOR OFFICIALS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

SPENDING: Some years ago, in an article published in the New York Times magazine, John Kenneth Galbraith said that there was no problem in New York City which would not be solved if the city government’s budget was doubled. In the interim the city government’s budget has been quadrupled, and so have the problems. And the reason is straightforward. While the city government had MORE to spend, the citizens had LESS to spend because the government can only get the money by taking it away from somebody else.” – Milton Friedman, ca. 1975. – The volume of money can be increased – within the limits of its readiness to accept foundation – without depreciating it. Just like the production of goods and services can be increased, without depreciating them – within the limits of the demand for them. Both kinds, the exchange media and the goods and services in which they are “redeemed”, are not fixed and unchangeable quantities, at least not under monetary and financial freedom. M.F., here, too, thought only in terms of a fixed quantity of an exclusive currency. - JZ, n.d. – INFLATION, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, GAILBRAITH

SPENDING: Steven D. Symms, just elected to Congress, has made several moves toward laissez faire by the government since taking office in January 1973. Among his first bills filed were proposals to legalize ownership of gold, place a spending ceiling on government via a Constitutional Amendment, and …” - Libertarian Handbook 1973.

SPENDING: Thank God the Government wastes most of the money it spends, because, if it were really spending it efficiently, we wouldn’t have an iota of our freedom left.” – Milton Friedman, (WRI) Quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/76. – Someone turned this or a similar remark into: “Thank God, that we don’t get all the government we pay for!” – JZ, 26.6.08.

SPENDING: The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse.  The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to ‘help’." - Thomas Sowell. - BY GOVERNMENTS, TAXATION, BUDGET, WELFARE STATE, THROWING MONEY AT PROBLEMS

SPENDING: The belief – the unfortunate present policy of government – that it can do what no American family can do – spend money it does not have, year after year – has shown itself for what it really is – a political and an economic fraud upon the people.” – Jack F. Kemp, speech, 14.4.76, THE ANSWER, 4th quarter 75. – Anti-economic fraud? – JZ. - DEFICIT SPENDING, INFLATION THROUGH MONETIZING GOVERNMENTAL DEBT CERTIFICATES VIA ITS MONETARY DESPOTISM.

SPENDING: The best method of promoting a quick recovery – as well as securing an absolute increase in living standards – is to cut taxes, shifting money from government hands into the private sector. Instead of the same millions of dollars being spent in one lump sum by the government, it would be spent by many individuals for their own direct benefit. And it would be spent on the products of more efficient private enterprise.” – Ron Shaw, BULLETIN, 4.2.76. – Competitively issued private exchange media, using a sound value standard, would also be more economically spent than government paper money issues. – JZ, 12.4.09. – Sometimes the government is so slow in its bureaucratic spending of the monies it extorted from involuntary taxpayers that thereby, under conditions of monetary despotism, it creates a deflation. Private enterprises would rather tend to spend their incomes for current expenditures and new productive investments, as fast as possible, instead of leaving them unproductively and on call with the banking system. According to researches by the 7 authors of the “Four Law Drafts” of the 1930’s, the severe German inflation from 1914-1923, was followed by a sharp deflation, precisely because the government was then very slow in spending the huge tax sums it had extracted of the newly reformed currency, leaving much of the circulation on call but unused on its bank accounts. – JZ, 4.3.14.

SPENDING: The big spenders threaten freedom.” – Newspaper heading, reviewing Milton Friedman’s visit to Australia, in 1975. If a private millionaire or billionaire spends all or much of his money then he does not threaten our freedom! But when government “spends” then it actually spends what belongs to us, via taxation or inflation. – The “free” market was not allowed to freely-issued free market monies in sufficient quantities through suitable private issuers. - JZ, 12.4.09.

SPENDING: The government can drastically cut its own budget, its taxes and expenditures. Thus it would lift the great and crippling burden of taxes from the backs of our producers and workers. It would allow people to save and spend their own money in whatever ways they saw fit.” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p. 1. – That is unlikely to happen as long as governments are allowed to uphold their territorial monopoly powers. But it would happen, soon, once individuals and minorities are free to secede from it and to manage their own affairs in their own and exterritorially quite autonomous communities of like-minded volunteers, all of them, in all their varieties, only under personal law of great variety. – JZ, 26.6.08, 4.3.14. – Without the government’s money issue monopoly and legal tender power many people and their organizations would also be free to produce and to spend their own and self-issued money and would only be obliged to accept it back, in par with a sound value standard, for their goods and services, also priced out in that sound value standard. Thus the exchange media supply could be brought into natural balance with the ready for sale supply of wanted consumer goods and services. – JZ., n.d. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY & ITS RIGHT TO VOTE.

SPENDING: The only way to cut taxes is to first cut spending. The only way local government will get the message to cut spending rather than raise taxes is for the voters to say NO to new taxes.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/76. – Not in all countries do the voters get any direct say on any taxes and the height of taxes, like they do, at least to some extent, in Switzerland and some of the States of the USA. – JZ, 26.6.08. – Not only all kinds of monetary freedom are needed, including voluntary taxation schemes, but also full monetary freedom to facilitate the sale or turnover of newly produced goods and made available services. New capital investments would become larely useless while the new goods and services, which they do offer, cannot be readily sold, almost automatically, as they would be e.g. with the issue of a local shop currency issued through an association of the local shops, mainly for the payment of local wages and salaries. – JZ, 4.3.14.

SPENDING: the pattern of public expenditure is then determined, not by conscious choice on the part of the society whose needs that expenditure is supposed to satisfy, and not even by the conscious choice of the elected representatives of that society, but by a haphazard combination of ad hoc political pressure, departmental log-rolling and bureaucratic inertia.” – David Marquand, The Dilemma of Government Expenditure, 1976, quoted in Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.146. – GOVERNMENT SPENDING FOR GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS & SERVICES

SPENDING: The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.” – John S. Coleman, President of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Address to the Chamber. – And to cover its high transaction costs it must take more than it gives back. – JZ, 9.4.09. - TAXATION, GOVERNMENT

SPENDING: the State cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, …” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.108.

SPENDING: The true costs of government to the people is what government spends, not the explicit taxes that it collects.” - Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.15. - Does that formula include all the wrongs and costs of its taxation and of its spending? The total amounts thus raised and spent may be less wrongful and harmful than the ways in which they are raised (e.g. by progressive taxation) and the kinds of spending the government engages in (e.g., subsidizing parasites, obstructive bureaucracies or e.g. a wrongful war). - JZ, 7.3.11.

SPENDING: The usual effect of the attempts of government to encourage consumption is merely to prevent saving; that is, to promote unproductive consumption at the expense of reproductive, (*) and diminish the national wealth by the very means which were intended to increase it.” – John Stuart Mill, Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy, quoted in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 72. – (*) This should, probably, have been: “productive investments” – However, under an exclusive currency more might already have been produced and be ready for sale, stockpiled or available in excess service capacity but cannot be readily sold because of a shortage of sound exchange media and clearing options. Then further productive investments would merely increase the total quantity of ready for sale gods and services but not their sales. – Investments should only be made for a market that is able and willing to pay for their output. – For instance, in my youth in West Berlin I was often so poor that I could not afford even the artificially reduced public transport fares but rather walked or used bicycle. – My earnings options were also reduced merely to newspaper delivery and went into the family budget not for public transport. If by further investments the public transport options had been doubled, I would still not have been able to use them often. - JZ, 4.314. - CONSUMPTION OR INVESTMENTS TO BE ENCOURAGED? BOTH, BY THE BEST MEANS THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR THEM.

SPENDING: There can be little doubt that the spectacular increase in government expenditure over the last 30 years, with governments in some Western countries claiming up to half or more of the national income for collective purposes, was made possible by government control of the issue of money. On the one hand, inflation has constantly pushed people with a given real income into much higher tax brackets than they anticipated when they approved the rates, and thus raised government revenue more rapidly than they had intended. On the other, the habitual large deficits, and the comparative ease with which budgeted figures could be exceeded, still further increased the share of the real output governments were able to claim for their purposes.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.90.

SPENDING: There is another difficulty with political control of the economy, which keeps even the best-behaved governments from using resources well. This problem was explained by the economists Milton and Rose Friedman in their Book Free to Choose. The Friedmans argued that there are only four ways to spend money: 1. Spend your money on yourself. 2. Spend your money on other people. 3. Spend other people’s money on yourself. 4.) Spend other people’s money on other people. – If you spend your money on yourself, you look for the best value at the best price – knockoff Pings on sale at Golf For-Less. If you spend your money on other people, you still worry about price, but you may not know – or care what the other people want. So your brother-in-law gets a Deepak Chopra book for Christmas. If you spend other people’s money on yourself, it’s hard to resist coming home with real Pings, a new leather bag, orange pants with little niblicks on them, and a pair of Foot-Joy spikes. And if you spend other people’s money on other people, any damn thing will do and the hell with what it costs. Almost all government spending falls into category four. This is how the grateful residents of Ukraine got Chernobyl.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.240. – When he speaks of “your money” he still does not think of money that you could have rightly issued yourself, based on whatever wanted goods or services you have to offer. He speaks only of those portions of the governments monopoly money that you have been able to acquire. – JZ, 12.4.09. - SPENDING MONEY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING VS. PRIVATE SPENDING, FREE MARKT ECONOMY VS. STATE-CONTROLLED ECONOMY, TAXATION, BUREAUCRACY, CHARITY, BUSINESS, CONSUMERS

SPENDING: They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will.” – [Adam Smith] – What Smith could say of the ways of kings and ministers can be said with equal justice about those who govern in republics.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – RESTRAINTS ON PRIVATE SPENDING, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

SPENDING: they have proclaimed heedless spending as the best method to increase wealth and welfare.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.4. – Compare the present bail-out “programs’ of governments. They still know of nothing better to do than increasing taxes and inflation as well as public debts. Their ignorance and incompetence is almost unbelievable. But then monetary and financial despotism is not self-regulating and enlightening but leads inevitably to misunderstanding and mismanagement. And our great misleaders are definitely not prepared to give up either of these despotic interventions with our economic affairs. – JZ, 12.4.09.

SPENDING: Unless we restore a situation in which governments (and other public authorities) find that if they overspend they will, like everybody else, be unable to meet their obligations, there will be no halt to this growth which, by substituting collective for private activity, threatens to suffocate individual initiative.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.91. - OVERSPENDING, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BANKRUPTCY

SPENDING: We don’t have a budget crisis. We have a spending crisis.” – Jonathan Hill, Citizens for a Sound Economy. - Can a sound, i.e., a free economy, develop sufficiently on the basis of territorial States, however limited they may pretend to be? The business of public services is then still monopolized rather than exposed to free competition and thus to market forces and free contracts and free associationism and free secessionism as well. That is like saying: Compulsory marriages, with no divorce option, are free marriage contracts. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - SPENDING CRISIS NOT BUDGET CRISIS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNARY TAXATION & CONTRIBUTION SYSTEMS 

SPENDING: what the State giveth, it first taketh away, …” - Terry Arthur, 95% Is Crap, p.116. – If it does not take it away by taxation or forced loans, or loans based upon its taxation power towards its tax slaves, then by the inflation tax, which is currently popular once again with most governments. – JZ, 9.4.09.

SPENDING: When Gough Whitlam’s ministers say they will cut government spending, it’s like a group of heroin mainliners saying they will reduce their drug intake.” – THE BULLETIN, May 24, 1975.

SPENDING: You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.” – Abraham Lincoln. – Didn’t he set an enormous example for this? – JZ, 26.6.08.

SPENDING: You cannot spend or “deficit spend” what you cannot seriously pretend to be real and full-value money. But you can force 10 or 100 times as many requisitioning certificates upon people in form of government monopoly money with legal tender power. But no rational person would call this a “purchase” or “spending”. – No private issuer, under competitive note issue and without legal tender power could thus increase and depreciate his note circulation. JZ, n.d. & 12.4.09. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, INFLATION, LEGAL TENDER, FORCED & EXCLUSIVE CURRENCY, DEPRECIATED PAPER MONEY.

SPIES: In the film "The President's Mistress", of 1978, with Beau Bridges, the president's mistress is reported to be a spy for the Soviets. As if it were not well known that both sides employed many spies and as if the president himself, through his secret service agencies, towards external and internal enemies, were not also and greatly involved in espionage and as if his revenuers would not continuously spy upon his peaceful and productive subjects, in order to extract more tributes from them! (I do admit, however, that spying for a totalitarian regime is worse than spying for a democratic or republican one.) Moreover, the espionage systems of all territorial States are so inefficient that they have not yet spied out some of the basic truths, namely, that tyrannicide is preferable to mass murdering conscripts and non-combatants, that exterritorial autonomy could prevent most wars, violent revolutions and civil wars, even terrorism, that collective responsibility thinking and actions lead to many of their major international policy problems - and internally to terrorism, that air raids, even with "intelligent" bombs and rockets are largely wrong and inefficient, that monetary despotism greatly reduces their economic potential by inflations, deflations, stagflations, bankruptcies and mass unemployment, that higher taxes often lead to less revenues, that ideal volunteer militias could provide a much more effective defence, that they and competing protective agencies could also provide a better protection for individual rights and liberties than the State's monopolistic police force can, that there are better human rights codes than those drafted and passed by governments, that ABC mass murder devices are not really weapons, that most of their laws and measures are wrong and counter-productive and that they are repeating the same old wrongs and mistakes over and over again, to their own disadvantage and to that of all their victims. - JZ, 20.3.97, 1.2.02, 25.6.13. - & ESPIONAGE, SECRET SERVICES, SPIES

SPIRIT: The flesh is able – but the spirit is weak.” – Bill Berkowitz, SOCIAL INVENTIONS, No.11, p.2. – I am inclined to leave all “sins” to those believing in holy spirits and the spiritual – Those believing in the spiritual usually do not believe in reason and rationality. - JZ, 29.5.08. – The spirits that people imbibe to excess are all too often all too strong and make them even more mindless than they were before. – The strong spirits, excessively imbibed, disables not only their minds but also their bodies, at least temporarily. – JZ, 12.4.09. - FLESH, SINS, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

SPIRITUAL & CREATIVE POWER OF FREEDOM: Not in government or force, not in slavery or war, but in the creative, and thereby spiritual, power of freedom, shall our inspiration be found.” – F. A. Harper, founder Institute for Humane Studies - VS. GOVERNMENT & FORCE

SPLINTER-GROUPS: To each splinter group its own exterritorial autonomy, i.e. its personal law, as well as its own choice of Federation, if any. - JZ, 21.1.99, 25.6.13. – The same for all political parties, movements, minorities and local or country-wide majorities. – JZ, 25.6.13. – MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW

SPONTANEITY: But the evil is, that individual spontaneity is hardly recognized by the common modes of thinking as having any intrinsic worth, or deserving any regard on its own account. The majority, being satisfied with the ways of mankind as they now are (for it is they who make them what they are), cannot comprehend why those ways should not be good enough for everybody; and what is more, spontaneity forms no part of the ideal for the majority of moral and social reformers, but is rather looked on with jealousy, as a troublesome and perhaps rebellious obstruction to the general acceptance of what these reformers, in their own judgment, think would be best for mankind.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, p.49/51. – INTOLERANCE, REFORMERS, STATISM, UNIFORMITY, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MAJORITIES, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SPONTANEITY: Every organization, great or small, living or non-living, owes its growth and strength and length of days to the spontaneous reciprocal relationships among the basic similar units of which it is composed.” – Spencer Heath, Citadel, Market and Altar, from the front cover blurb. - INITIATIVE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INCENTIVES, ORGANIZATIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, FREEDOM, LIFE, SURVIVAL, RECIPROCITY, MUTUALISM, FREE EXCHANGE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SPONTANEITY: The issue is not automatism versus conscious action; it is spontaneous action of each individual versus the exclusive action of government. It is freedom versus government omnipotence.” – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.45, on governmental, centralized and monopolistic planning and direction. – While governments believe themselves, and their followers believe them to be, quite omnipotent, in numerous ways, perhaps nowhere listed as yet together, with all the evidence, they are quite impotent. Regarding some of the most important problems the best thing they could do is to get quite out of the way, with all their laws and institutions – for they have created and maintained these problems. – JZ, 26.6.08.

SPONTANEITY: the superiority of spontaneous formation to central direction.” – F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.88. – It is not always superior, e.g. not spontaneous resistance to an invading and disciplined army. – Spontaneous collaboration in a major project that is in the common interest is also all too often in short supply or is insufficiently organized and invited, e.g. by a common project list for libertarians: Working together, electronically on a libertarian encyclopedia, bibliography, abstract and review collection, alphabetical index, a libertarian library on a disk, flow chart discussions or “argument-mapping” as proposed by Paul Monk et al, a libertarian directory, ideas archive, talent registry and general directory to libertarians by their special libertarian interests, an encyclopedia of the best refutations, collaboration to finally produce an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, instead of mostly harking back to all too incomplete and flawed governmental ones. Even the Internet has not yet brought all demand and supply between all libertarians efficiently enough together, regarding all their liberation efforts. – JZ, 28.7.92, 8.6.08. - CENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, DECENTRALIZATION, INITIATIVE, LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT EFFORTS, GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, "NEW DRAFT" BOOK MANUSCRIPT, INTERNET, MILITIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE,

SPONTANEITY: There are those with an unbounded optimism in the power of reason, from Paine, Godwin and Shelley to Russell, and there is D. H. Lawrence, seeking to liberate men from ideals – ‘superimposed from above, from the mind’ – into ‘free spontaneity’.” – Arblaster/Lukes, The Good Society, p.12. – How would “free spontaneity” be established and work in death camps, for military conscripts, to establish peace, freedom in tyrannies, destroy nuclear mass murder devices, end inflation, unemployment, under-development. It this just another attempt to “justify” the absence of a program or idea that deserves the name? – I find Leonard E. Read’s formula: “Release all creative energies!” much more useful. - JZ, 26.6.08. – However, it, too, is falling very much short of a detailed and correct program or blueprint. - JZ, 7.3.11. - "NEW DRAFT" BOOK

SPONTANEITY: This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention, the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State, that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long run sustains, nourishes and impels human destinies.” – Josi Ortega Y Gasset - INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE, INNOVATION, REFORM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, MONOPOLIES, LAWS, COMPULSORY LICENSING, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, PLANNING, CENTRALIZATION

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: Even these institutions do not automatically and fast enough bring about all of the market institutions, services and special reference works that are required to realize and maintain full freedom and all individual rights as fast as possible. Special individual and minority group initiatives, organizations, collaborations and enterprises are required for them – otherwise their establishment remains delayed for further decades, if not centuries. I am thinking here e.g. of a comprehensive electronic libertarian library, an ever growing digital libertarian encyclopedia in English, bibliography, abstract and review collections, a common index to all libertarian writings, a directory, a links list, an encyclopedia of the best refutations, best wordings, best slogans for liberty, collection of electronic “argument mapping” efforts and all other reference works that would promote enlightenment. It is very misleading to simply assume that “the free market for ideas” does already exist or that the Internet in its present form does already provide all these services, institutions and reference works. – Or that even the best of all the exclusive currency systems can already be a sufficient substitute for full monetary freedom or full clearing freedom. - JZ, 3.10.07. – INTERNET, FREE MARKETS IN THE USUAL SENSE, “FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS”, FREE MEDIA, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, "NEW DRAFT" – a 2010 DIGITAL JZ BOOK MANUSCRIPT, PRIVATE HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFTS, PEACE PLANS 589/590, digitized, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, DIGITAL LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: If we tried to manage our biological functions by the same logic we insist upon for governing our social lives, each of us would be dead within a matter of minutes. Our respiratory, circulatory, digestive, intellectual, immune systems, and various other bodily activities interact, spontaneously, to maintain our physical existence. What if we were dumb enough to want to take this on as a conscious, regulatory process, with our mind having to intentionally inhale and exhale, pump blood, remove waste byproducts, digest food, and perform other functions that are accomplished by a body unencumbered by intellectual hubris? Such conscious decision-making would be an endless process, without any breaks for sleep, pleasure, or any other act save trying to stay alive. Anyone who tried to live in such a manner might survive for three or four minutes, but I doubt if it would be much longer.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 76. - NATURAL ORDER, SELF-REGULATION, LIFE, SURVIVAL REQUIREMENT, CENTRAL PLANNING, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: Libertarianism is often closely identified with advocacy of free markets. That perception is entirely valid, but it may be overemphasized. The point of libertarianism is not so much to defend market relationships per se – and certainly not capitalist forms of organization – as to defend individual freedom, civil society, and spontaneous order. The free market is the economic system that exists when individuals are allowed to acquire property and exchange it, subject only to the requirement that they not violate the rights of others. Markets are also the necessary form of order if human beings are able to be able to cooperate to achieve complex purposes.” - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.249. – Or very diverse purposes, which do not have to be very complex or even very rational or libertarian or anarchistic. For the free market is also the system that allows individuals, as sovereign individuals and consumers, to chose for themselves or to provide, as free entrepreneurs or cooperators, any kind of political, economic and social system. To that extent it is identical with panarchism or polyarchism and not just with libertarianism. It is certainly not only confined to the production and exchange of ordinary consumer goods and services, capital goods etc. – JZ 3.10.07. - LIBERTARIANISM, FREE MARKET CAPITALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: Spontaneous order can, naturally, be fully realized ONLY under full freedom and rights, not under territorial authoritarianism. – JZ, 15.11.11, 24.2.12. – NATURAL ORDER, HARMONY, FREEDOM, LIBERTY RIGHTS

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: Spontaneous order is a system, which has developed not through the central direction or patronage of one or a few individuals but through the unintended consequences of the decisions of myriad individuals each pursuing their own interests through voluntary exchange, cooperation, and trial and error. – F. A. Hayek. - Laissez Faire Capitalism - h/t Spontaneous Order – Facebook, 23.10.13. - Alas, we have not yet seen to it that it can be legally applied in every sphere or is utilized to establish xyz libertarian reference sources that are still urgently needed, e.g. a libertarian directory, bibliography, abstracts and review collection and so much more. Some such options I described in a digitized book manuscript NEW DRAFT, not yet online but reviewed by GPdB on www.panarchy.org - Individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy as spontaneous development options are still outlawed everywhere! - It is the enforced territorial and political power of the “unity” of separate States, which caused and still causes most of our remaining man-made problems. We should, instead, have introduced full experimental freedom for volunteers, even when it comes to political, economic and social systems. Territorialism is also an aspect of totalitarianism and should never be taken as granted or as if it could possibly be just for a whole and rather diverse population. No two people are alike, even if they are of the same race, religion or ideology. Let them sort themselves out into the kind of societies, governance systems and communities, which they do individually prefer. That would have extended Americanism to its full potential. Everyone would then be a possible pioneer or founding father and, between them, they would have explored and clarified all the options and found all the solutions, just like natural scientists and technicians, with their free experimentation. - John Zube - Facebook, 21.7.12, 5.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, UNIFORMITY, NATION-BUILDING, STATISM, COMPULSION, FORCE, COERCION VS. NATURAL ORDER & HARMONY, NEW DRAFT, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: Spontaneous order is what happens when you leave people alone. – Lawrence Reed, LEARNLIBERTY.ORG - LearnLiberty - Spontaneous order is the idea that order emerges as a result of voluntary actions among individuals, not government planning. What are some examples of spontaneous order in everyday life? – Facebook, 2.9.13. – LEAVE ALONE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, NATURAL ORDER, CHAOS, SPONTANEOUS ORGANIZATION & DEVELOPMENT, MARKET ORDER VS. CENTRAL PLANNING & CONTROLS

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: The French Physiocrats of the eighteenth century expressed the concept of spontaneous order in their famous slogan, “Laissez-fare, laissez-passer, le monde va de loui-même.” (“Let us do, leave us alone: The world runs itself.”) - David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.204. - I hold that a better translation runs: “Let us produce and let us exchange. Then the world will run itself.” – That meant full freedom for all peaceful, creative, productive and exchange activities, not leaving alone all criminal, destructive, oppressive, murderous and monopolistic activities as well. – JZ, 8.10.05, 3.10.070. - It is not enough to apply it only to the production and consumption of consumer goods and services or of productive capital. - P. E. De Puydt and Gustave de Molinari were among the first to apply the laissez-faire principle consistently to whole political, economic and social systems chosen by volunteers for themselves. - www.panarchy.org - www.panarchism.info - JZ, 7.3.11. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, LAISSEZ-PASSER, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPONTANEOUS ORDER: The Spontaneous order of society is made up of individuals.” – F. A. Hayek, Made Orders and Spontaneous Orders. – All of them and all their voluntary communities and societies would have their own choices – but for themselves only and only at their own risk and expense. Under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy this is rightful, possible and practical and in the long run beneficial for almost all, the power mongers, parasites and criminals excepted. – JZ, 10.10 05, 4.4.09. – POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, FULL CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN ALL SPHERES

SPORT: Art through the ages has been more admired than sport, and so it should be. Dogs and horses can run and jump.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.77. – The same can be said e.g. about some writers, inventors and philosophers. – JZ, 19.9.07. - However, sports activities and associations, just like religions, churches and sects, as well as the various schools of artistic activities do have one important lesson to teach, which, alas, they failed to derive them themselves from their extensive experiences and could and should then have come to teach to all other people, namely the possibility for peaceful coexistence for all kinds of groups of volunteers, all doing their own things among themselves, at their own expense and risk, under full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 7.3.11. - ARTS, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SPORT: Competitive and professional sports: Foul play, as far as possible hidden from cameras and referees, seems to be almost as much part of such games as fair play. Do the organizers want to profit from the moral indignation of the spectators? Just like fake or stage-played wrestling? Unintentional fouls can happen, just like other accidents. But intentional fouls, repeated ones, should lead to the permanent exclusion of the culprits. Winning a game isn’t everything, especially not when it is achieved only through fouls. - The foul play is seen by millions, directly and indirectly and sets a very bad example. – Perhaps all confirmed fouls should lead to sufficient losses of points that games could be lost through them and thus all players have strong enough incentive not to use them. Possibly, in future, players could wear an electronic mesh that would indicate the individual player and locations and times of excess impacts upon his body - to screens for judges of games. – There must also be some relationship between foul play in sports with crimes, atrocities in war and wrongful actions in jobs and in business. –- JZ, 16.12.90.

SPORT: For it is silly, my dear Lucilius, and no way for an educated man to behave, to spend one's time exercising the biceps, broadening the neck and shoulders and developing the lungs. Even when the extra feeding has produced gratifying results and you've put on a lot of muscle, you'll never match the strength or the weight of a prize ox. The greater load, moreover, on the body is crushing to the spirit and renders it less active. So keep the body within bounds as much as you can and make room for the spirit. Devotees of physical culture have to put up with a lot of nuisances. There are the exercises, in the first place, the toil involved in which drains the vitality and renders it unfit for concentration or the more demanding sort of studies. Next there is the heavy feeding, which dulls mental acuteness. …” - Seneca, Letters, XV, p.60. - BODYBUILDING, MUSCLE MEN, ATHLETES, EDUCATION, SELF-DEVELOPMENT

SPORT: How a few and objectively small and trivial distinctions can rouse a crowd of spectators of sports events to murderous thoughts and shouted appeals like: “Kill the bastard!” and even to infighting among the spectators, is familiar to anyone who attends such events, or sees them reported in the mass media. Their drinking before, during and after the events, does not help. Their war paint, symbols, colors and flags divide them into war parties almost like the uniforms of soldiers of different nations do. Many sports are just play-acting territorial conquest and domination attempts. They may make people more physically fit but they do not enlighten them and make them more peaceful and tolerant. Their “war aims” are often as senseless as those of territorial governments. What does it matter, for instance, how often a ball gets to one or the other location? However, there are at least some sports, non-contact sports, like golf, tennis, yoga, weight lifting, gymnastics, running, jumping, which do not reveal ourselves as aggressive fighting apes. – JZ, 26.3.93.

SPORT: In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.” – Russell Baker, “Observer”, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 3, 1967.

SPORT: Is it really sporting, fair or rightful and dutiful to go on with sports activities, games and xyz entertainments while there are still wars, dictatorships, mass unemployment and inflation? Should not all moral and rational people concentrate on getting rid of such wrongs and evils first? – People make it too easy for themselves and also hard with the consequences of this apathy, by just leaving such jobs to territorial governments, which are the least suitable organizations to abolish such wrongs and evils. – JZ, 8.9.98, 11.6.08. – But they are just the right organizations to cause them and to perpetuate them. – JZ, 5.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

SPORT: Like the Roman gladiator games, sports do distract people from the suppression of their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 11.11.92.

SPORT: Modern sport – particularly baseball and football – is bunk, in that a handful of over-trained men show off before tens of thousands of under-exercised “fans” who think they are sports lovers because they are sitting in a stadium, but who are too lazy to participate in healthful exercises. It would be more sensible if the 50,000 spectators were in the field, going through exercises, while the 22 supermen of the teams were in the sidelines yelling instructions. But that would mean sport should not be vicarious, which is against the grain of our bunk-sportsmen.” – E. Haldeman-Julius, “The Bunk Box”, p.79.

SPORT: Occupations of people who do not take life, rights, liberties, civilization and culture serious enough and have time and energy to waste. – JZ, n.d. & 26.6.08.

SPORT: One of the easiest ways to obtain social recognition for racial, ethnic and religious minorities. Music, hobbies, crafts, painting and sculptures, cooking and fashions are similarly internationalizing people. – JZ, n.d. & 26.6.08.

SPORT: One should become less involved in sports and should rather try to break records in the defeat of prejudices.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.161. – JZ tr. of: “Man treibe etwas weniger Sport und suche lieber den Rekord im Besiegen von Vorurteilen.” – REFUTTIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA FOR POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

SPORT: Ritualizing aggressive instincts.” – ascribed to Robert Ardrey.

SPORT: Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” – George Orwell, (1903-1950), British author, “The Sporting Spirit.” “Shooting an Elephant”, 1950, "I Write As I Please", 1950. – There are also non-contact and non-shooting sports, like gymnastics, running, jumping, skating, skiing and mountain climbing, not only teams or boxers, wrestlers or other fighting sportsmen, physically struggling with each other for victory. If people have to act out their aggressive instincts then it is surely better to have them do this under at least some controls and limitations in a public arena and with all their actions observed by many and, largely, on public record to reduce foul play. – JZ, 3.6.08. - FAIRNESS, WAR & POLITICS

SPORT: Sport is the son of progress and contributes on its own account to the dumbing down of families.” – Karl Kraus, in JZ tr. of: “Der Sport ist ein Sohn des Fortschritts, und er traegt schon auf eigene Faust zur Verdummung der Familie bei.”

SPORT: Sports is now almost as much the opium of the people as religion was in former centuries. – JZ, 18.8.79.

SPORT: To finance even sports and sports facilities out of coercively levied tax funds is quite wrong. They should only be financed by their fans, e.g. through ticked sales for events and advance ticket sales for future events in facilities to be built with the proceeds from such sales or through voluntary taxation schemes. Betting shops could also help to finance sports facilities and so could and should the record holders, who sometimes make millions through advertising contracts. – Each human activity should, as far as possible be self-supporting rather than being involuntarily subsidized by others, more interested in other activities. - Why should e.g. sportsmen be forced to subsidize opera houses and opera house visitors be forced to subsidize sports? Why should cricketers be forced to subsidize boxing and boxing fans be forced to subsidize cricket? – Under voluntary taxation or contribution schemes people could allocate their spare funds to those activities they like and ignore all others. - JZ, 28.8.97. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION

SPORT: Too many sports fans consider deception, even violence, as part of a game. – JZ, 3.5.99. - Just like it happens in territorial politics. - JZ, 7.3.11. – WAR & “WARRIORS”

SPORT: Until peace, justice and liberty prevail, people should forget about sports, fashions, arts, crafts, hobbies, amusements, traveling etc. – and do their human duties, as rational and moral beings, first of all. – JZ, 31.7.84, 26.6.08. - However, if libertarians and anarchists proceeded with the same tolerance and diversity, voluntarism and exterritorial tolerance, also the same enthusiasm that is practised by active sportsmen, then they would have a much better chance to get their ideals realized, among themselves, without provoking much resistance against them, than they could in any other ways. - JZ, 7.3.11. – MUTUAL TOLERANCE

SPORT: We need freedom more than sports records. If the mass media and mass interests had dealt with individual rights and liberties as they deal with sports activities, all individual rights and liberties would have been recognized and realized long ago. (*) Sports is another kind of opium for the masses. It keeps them quiet, apart from their shouting in the arenas. – JZ, 4.9.97, 27.5.08. - (*) Including the right to secede and to experiment exterritorially, whether one is one or the other kind of anarchist or libertarian or one of the multiple kinds of statists. - JZ, 7.3.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE

SPORT: What would or could happen if people showed the same interest towards social problems and competitive attempts towards their solutions that they now show towards football scores and race results? One advantage that sports events have: Everyone can be in them and has a chance to make a difference, either as an active participant or as a cheering or booing spectator, taking sides. We need a similar freedom to play political, economic and social games, among volunteers, everywhere. Then we might also get crowds, visitors, spectators, viewers and listeners and readers with comparable interests in such events. But as long as problem-solving is monopolized by territorial governments this will not happen. – JZ, 1.8.82, 26.6.08. - TOLERANCE, OLYMPIC COMPETITIONS & PERMANENT OR LASTING EXHIBITIONS OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE FOR HUMAN BEINGS, DESIRED BY SOME & SUCCESSFUL OR A FAILURE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN POLYARCHIES & PANARCHIES OF VOLUNTEERS, WITH MAXIMUM PUBLICITY, TO HELP EACH DECIDE: WHICH IS THE MOST PROGRESSIVE, FREE, JUST, ENLIGHTENED, PEACEFUL & PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY OR, ANYHOW, THE ONE THEY WISH TO BELONG TO OR TO COPY?

SPORT: Why do people nowadays favor competition all too much only or mainly in sports or in games? Why do they compare economic and political competition only to gladiator sports when today’s sports victories no longer lead to executions but merely mean higher point scores, better medals and trophies, and everyone has the chance to try again, while rarely ever the one defeated in sports suffers any financial or personal disadvantage? Why do people continue to believe in fair play, free enterprise and laissez faire only in this sphere? There must be a reason for it. Why keep it a secret for yourself? Why not tell me? – JZ, n.d. - Compare the revised version under COMPETITION

SPORT: Why should even the most popular hobby activity, that of the various sports, still be subsidized by governments and business enterprises and thus also and involuntarily, by all who have to pay taxes and prices, who are not sportsmen themselves or sports spectators? Is that sporting or fair? – JZ, 17.11.99, 11.6.08. – SUBSIDIES

SPORT: Why should popular sports be supported out of tax funds? Obviously, they are in less need of funds than unpopular sports. But unpopular sports should not have to be subsidized out of general tax funds, either. Why subsidize any particular sport, hobby, craft or art when many to most people are already prepared to voluntarily spend much of their own time, energy and money upon them? At present my local government pushes for an expensive leisure center at the expense of the taxpayers. As if we were even unable to utilize our leisure time to please ourselves. And as if it were not already bad enough when governments interfere with our work, trades, property, our choice of societies, our water, gas, petrol and electricity supplies, our schools and universities, the political, economic and social systems that we would prefer for ourselves and our peaceful international relations, our self-defence rights and most of our other individual rights and liberties! Now they want to mismanage or leisure, too! Also at our expense! – What will be next? – JZ, 4.6.08. – SUBSIDIES

SQUATTING: Squatting in unused public buildings should be distinguished from squatting in temporarily unused private houses. The title of the former is anyhow doubtful. Such buildings are not properly owned and controlled. The State is not a living entity. Who is wronged thereby? The squatters themselves, as State subjects, are then also co-owners. The other co-owners in the public? They did not see to it that these buildings were properly used but left them unused, wasted, for all too long. – JZ, 19.9.89. 2.6.08. – These public buildings should be put on the market, or at least leased out, instead of remaining indefinitely unused. – JZ, 5.3.04.

SS, WAFFEN SS, NOT ALL WERE VOLUNTEERS: Matzkau, a so-called improvement camp for members of the SS. The inmates there tended to have been conscripted from the countries bordering Germany. They were judged guilty of not having absorbed enough of the true Nazi spirit and were therefore in need of ‘ideological correction’. - Fey von Hassel, A Mother’s War, Corgi Books, 1991, p.256. – A Nazi “law” on this should be still on record and should be published, together with a statistic on the number of these conscripts, to counter the dominant public opinion that all SS members were human beasts. – JZ, 25.6.13. - CONSCRIPTION

STABILITY: Freedom, the newest politico-economic vision, depends for stability upon you and me.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, Summary of chapter 2: Freedom: A New Vision. – Is freedom really so unattractive that we should try to impose it territorially, instead of merely achieving experimental freedom for its kinds of experiments as well – but among volunteers only? – JZ, 26.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE

STABILITY: If one wishes to fight for economic and monetary stability, one must also fight for capitalism. – Paul Stevens, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – Why not rather establish a peaceful coexistence of all systems, with each system exterritorially confined to its own volunteers? Then each would be free to learn from his own mistakes only, without having the errors, mistakes, false assumptions and prejudices of others imposed upon him. And each could then rapidly profit from his own understanding and rightful and rational actions. Capitalism will be perceived as much less of a threat to anyone if it is not territorially imposed upon everyone from above but will have to be chosen by every individual for himself. No ideal should be enforced upon dissenters who keep the peace and to their own things only to or for themselves. – JZ, 26.6.08. -  Such a general condition is likely to be much more peaceful and stable, although some parts of it would constantly change through their internal reforms or people leaving or joining their experiments. It would introduce consumer and enterprise sovereignty in every sphere and the free markets in economics teach that this kind of competition can be very peaceful and productive. – 5.3.14. -PANARCHISM, PEACE, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, CAPITALISM, DISSENTERS, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE COMPETITION FOR ALL POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AS WELL

STABILITY: Innovation, risk and enterprise are incompatible with complete stability and security.” – Prince Philip, THE ENGINEER, Nov. 76. – And yet, their all-over effect can be the largest degree of stability and security, in freedom and justice that is possible for human beings. Freely competing police services, which would have to sell their services to voluntary subscribers, would tend to be on their best behavior and not accept or throw out and prosecute power-addicts and power abusers, who would give their services a bad reputation. They would tend to offer real, wanted and persistent services to the public. They would also have to behave in order not to become targets of a local citizen’s militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties. – How many of the present policemen and soldiers do know and appreciate all individual rights and liberties? They may know and respect them as little as do all too many politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 5.3.14. – COMPETING POLICE FORCES, AS HIRED SERVICES, MILTIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STABILITY: Only stability this side of the grave … is in the funeral parlor.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.193. – ORDER, SECURITY, STABILITY OF THE”NUCLEAR UMBRELLA”

STABILITY: Stability is a dead fish floating downstream.” – Quoted by Garet Garrett in “The Wild Wheel”, p.68. -

STABILITY: Stability means only that the people are subdued.” – Clarence B. Carson, Russia: The Reign of Terror, THE FREEMAN, July 77, p.417. – PEOPLE, DOMINATION, OPPRESSION,  FORCEFUL PRESERVATION OF THE STATUS QUO, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STABILITY: Stable government requires the free consent of those ruled.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.284. – To avoid misunderstandings, one should rather say: “Stable government requires the free individual consent of those ruled. – JZ, n.d. - Territorially this ideal is almost impossible to achieve. So why did he not explore the territorial autonomy and voluntaristic alternatives? – JZ, 26.6.08. – Unfortunately, he limited himself to the all too limited model of “limited government” with still unlimited territorial powers in its all too important monopoly spheres: constitution, legislation, protection, defence, jurisdiction, from which monstrous State powers and abuses tend to grow. – In this respect even he suffered from selective blindness. – A collective, territorial, majoritarian “consent” is not good enough, except for those, who thus consented. Among themselves and at their expense and risk only, thus e.g. under voluntary taxation, they should get their will. – Mises was all for a free market in ordinary consumer goods and services but not for a free market when it comes to the offers of whole political, economic and social systems. – For the survival of man it is most important that free enterprise, free trade, consumer sovereignty and free pricing under fully free competition come to prevail in these spheres as well. – All remaining restrictions of genuine individual rights and liberties should be confined to their volunteers, as long as they are willing to put up with them. - JZ, 13.4.09. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITIES & SOCIETIES UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM , MISES, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

STABILITY: The SOCIALIST intends that eternal peace shall reign – the goal of all democratic institutions. But the means by which this peace is to be gained are very different from those employed by the democrats. It will not rest on the power to change peacefully rulers and ruling policy, but on the fact that the regime is made permanent, and that rulers and policy are unchangeable. This too, is peace; not the peace of progress, which Liberalism strives to attain, but the peace of the graveyard It is not the peace of pacifists but of pacifiers, of men of violence who seek to create peace by subjection. Every absolutist makes such peace by setting up and absolute domination, and it lasts just as long as his domination can be maintained.” – Ludwig von Mises, Socialism. - THE FREEMAN, “Ideas on Liberty” quote, under the heading: Peace by Subjection. A bit like Kant, who wrote in his “Eternal Peace”, 1795, jokingly, about the “peace” of the graveyard.” – JZ, 8.6.08. – SUBJECTION, PEACE, DOMINATION, RULERS

STABILITY: True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.” - Tom Robbins - & ORDER & PEACEFUL, TOLERANT & VOLUNTARY CHANGE

STABILIZATION OF PRICES: Pardon us for being skeptical, but in our experience whenever a government has stabilized prices, they somehow end up higher than we’d ever dreamed possible.” – TANSTAAFL, 3/76. – One of the great benefits of the pricing system is that prices are not kept stable but respond to circumstances, to supply and demand. The most successful price stabilization system is that practised by speculators. – Not the price level should be kept as stable as possible but the value standards. - JZ, 26.6.08. – And that, too, can only be achieved by free competition in this sphere as well, by a human right to free choice among value standards. – JZ, 9.4.09. – Enforcing maximum prices, wages, rents etc. is as wrongful and anti-economic as enforcing minimum prices etc. – JZ, 5.3.14. – STABLE PRICES? PRICE CONTROL, WAGE CONTROL, RENT CONTROL

STABILIZATION: Government works (such as TVA and public housing) do not have a ‘stabilizing effect’ on anything except incomes of government employees.” – George Kysor, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 15.2.73. – PRICE CONTROL

STABLE VALUE RECKONING: Competitively issued, optional and market rated exchange media do not cause currency famines or inflations. They can provide any needed quantity of exchange and clearing media or clearing accounts with sound value standards. They would provide free choice of value standards and thus sound value standards as a rule. Neither their exchange- or clearing-media nor their value standards would be forced upon any but their issuers. Thereby they would remain mostly quite sound and at par with their nominal values. – JZ, 29.6.06, 20.10.07, 7.3.11. – Freedom for note issues and clearing facilities, combined with free choice of value standards, with their readiness to accept foundation for their exchange media, for wanted consumer goods and services, at their stated nominal value, expressed in chosen rather than imposed value standards, leads to better exchange media, and a better supply of them, and of clearing option and value standards than are exclusive currencies, even those with full rare metal cover and redemption by their issuers. They are self-limiting and rapidly adaptive, almost like tickets to wanted and provided performances. – JZ, 5.3.14. – ISSUE MONOPOLY, FREE MARKET MONIES, QUANTITY THEORY, OPTIONAL, & REFUSABLE AS WELL AS DISCOUNTABLE EXCHANGE MEDIA, CLEARING CERTIFICATES & ACCOUNTS, UNDER MONETARY FREEDOM & FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, INCLUDING THE EXCLUSIVE & REDEMPTIONIST GOLD STANDARD CURRENCIES. THE LATTER SHOULD SIMPLY BECOME OPTIONAL ONES.

STALINISM: According to him, totalitarian communism (which he calls Stalinism) is gaining ground all over the world because it is “the first regime in history to be reactionary at home and revolutionary abroad, oppressive in its domination and liberating in its propaganda. Those who experience it would certainly like to escape it, but they cannot. Those who wish for it have never experienced it; all they see of communism is its critiques, some of them well founded of the capitalist system and of free democracy.”– Joan Kennedy Taylor, in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 11/77, on J. F. Revel: The Totalitarian Temptation. - Well founded? They attack only straw-men substitutes for genuine laissez faire capitalism and for genuine self-government institutions, which are never territorially imposed ones. – JZ. 5.3.14. - TOTALITARIAN COMMUNISM, SOVIET REGIME, MAO’S RED CHINA

STALINISM: Stalin in a zoo, that would have redeemed the socialist experiment. Stalin as a chief of state: that is a condemnation of a system.” – William F. Buckley, Jr. – But both, Stalinism and Hitlerism were a natural outgrowth of the State socialist form of territorialism. Compare Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom”, chapter: “Why the worst get to the top.” – Both, Stalin and Hitler and all other dictators should have been confined to their voluntary followers, doing their things only to them, under full exterritorial autonomy. That would have greatly reduced the number of their followers, perhaps to the insignificance of one or the other obscure sect. For neither had anything really rightful and positive to offer. But territorialism, with all its inherent wrongs and evils, including monetary despotism, and the numerous crises it causes, was there for them to conquer and to abuse even further to a totalitarian degree. It allowed them to always blame not their own ignorance and wrongful actions for their own failures, or the existing conditions but one or the other scapegoat or “conspiracy”. – JZ, 1.7.92, 31.5.08, 25.6.13. – PANARCHISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STAMP OUT: Stamp out: “Stamping out”! – JZ, 10.6.80. – Let each suffer, as long as he wants to, under his self-chosen system. – JZ, 26.6.08. - FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, COMPULSION, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

STAND UP: It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth, than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.” – A. A. Hodge, quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, for Nov. 6. – I would not blame a man refusing to stand up for a truth whenever it means getting shot or being put into a prison or a forced labor camp or even an extermination camp. The right of individuals to secede is not yet generally recognized and thus not widely enough practised. – Thus, in some situations, a “courageous act” is almost the equivalent of some Buddhist burning himself in public, as a form of protest. – I rather favor well-planned and well motivated insurrections and liberation campaigns, with a quite sound and comprehensive program for a liberation in which all the diverse groups become only as free or as unfree as they want to be. – Throwing one’s life or liberty away is not the best road to introduce liberty. - JZ, 27.6.08, 5.3.14. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, LIBERATION PROGRAM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, TRUTH, COURAGE, “STANDING UP”, “SAYING NO”, SELF-IMMOLATION RATHER THAN TYRANNICIDE

STAND UP: Some people still think it embarrassing to come out, stand up and be counted as favoring freedom. I think it is embarrassing not to do so, when one can do so, at least in some countries, without endangering one’s life and liberty or of one’s family, any further than it is already. – The existence of e.g. many open-air free speech centers would make such protests easy and cheap. Alas, even this simple liberty is largely to fully suppressed in most countries. Only one such place exists for all of India! In this respect it is still quite undemocratic towards peaceful dissenters. – Numerous bulletin and public notice boards would also provide at least some protest options – but they are rather restricted even in supposedly free countries. Letters to the editor or petitions to parliaments and even websites are not yet good enough substitutes for full freedom of expression, either, but if all the electronic options now available were fully and systematically used, e.g. via an ideas archive, a refutations encyclopedia and many other useful reference works – then the enlightenment process could become greatly accelerated and assured. - JZ, 26.11.75, 26.6.08. - "NEW DRAFT" BOOK MANUSCRIPT OF JZ, reviewed on www.panarchy.org and offered by JZ as email attachment, until it is online or on a CD.

STAND UP: Stand up and be counted – else you’ll be counted out.” – Tom Anderson, STRAIGHT TALK, 29.12.77. – If only the option of being counted out or of “Count me out!” were offered to every dissenting individual and member of a minority group, just as it is for most other societies and organizations, even most religious ones, by now! – Tom Anderson probably never heard of the “decimation” of rebellious soldiers, who were defeated, stood up in line and then counted, with every tenth of them taken out of the line and being shot before them. That, usually, brought the survivors back into being obedient soldiers, glad to have survived this attempt and too terrified to engage in another. – By all means resist wrongs but always with a good enough program for both, your resistance and your liberation and the liberation of others, who disagree with your ideals. – His kind of emotional standing up in protest is just making oneself a target in some situations or is as self-limiting as the joke on “horizons”: Some people have a horizon with the radius zero. This they call their point of view. – The “upstanding” do only rarely stand for individual sovereignty and secessionism. Most of them are still only territorial statists of another kind than the one they object to. - Speak up, protest, resist and rise, but always sufficiently thoughtfully and tolerantly, well informed, prepared, organized, armed and trained. Then act, or opt out or secede, allow others also to secede from you, in individual secessionism, minority autonomy, personal law associations, competing governance systems, panarchies, polyarchies, based upon individual sovereignty and secessionism, voluntarism, competition, freedom of association, contract and experimentation or laissez faire - in every sphere, especially when it comes to whole alternative political, economic and social systems. – So much more is involved than merely standing up. – A whole new political science is involved and also a new kind of economics, including e.g. full monetary and financial freedom, not just an almost thoughtless phrase. – A GOOD ENOUGH LIBERATION, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION & MILITARY INSURRECTION PROGRAM IS NEEDED & ONE FOR PEACE IN FREEDOM & JUSTICE FOR ALL KINDS OF PEACEFUL & TOLERANT SOCIETIES, & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, ALSO A MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TO THE EXTENT THAT GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS WISH TO PRACTISE THEM AMONG THEMSELVES. - JZ, 5.3.14.

STANDARD OF LIVING: Capitalism has created the highest standard of living ever known on earth. The evidence is incontrovertible. The contrast between West and East Berlin is the latest demonstration, like a laboratory experiment for all to see. Yet those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism. Man’s well-being is not their goal.” – Ayn Rand, Theory and Practice. – I lived for most of my early life in West Berlin, first under the Nazis, then in WW II, then under military occupation and then under a democratic constitution. However, even the latter offered only a fraction of all genuine individual rights and liberties. If all had been realized there, then the contrast, between communist territorial statism and free people in a small country, would have been so great that hardly anyone could have overlooked it and thus the collapse of totalitarianism would have come much sooner. – JZ, 13.4.09. - Territorial statism held West Berlin back like it holds back all other States, reform movements, revolutionaries and liberation attempts. It does not sufficiently demonstrate the opposite to totalitarianism, tyranny, dictatorships and majority despotism. - Only fractions of anarcho-capitalism and panarchist liberties, including full monetary and financial freedom and all other individual rights and liberties, were ever realized anywhere. - JZ, 7.3.11, 5.3.14. - HIGHEST UNDER STILL ALL TOO LIMITED  CAPITALISM & YET CAPITALISM, NOT TERRITORIAL STATISM IS BLAMED FOR POVERTY

STANDARD OF LIVING: Every dollar spent by the government lowers by at least one dollar the general standard of living of the people in the market where the government operates. That dollar is now unavailable to satisfy a true consumer demand.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.33. – That dollar may even be used for further actions against the rights and interests of all producers and consumers. Moreover, the very fact that it is part of a forced and exclusive currency does already enormous wrong and harm to the economy. The territorial government does not operate “in” the market but “against” the market, just like a thief, robber or embezzler, a monopolist or a forger. – JZ, 27.6.08, 7.3.11. - TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING

STANDARD OF LIVING: Mr. Schiff accuses our Federal Government of saddling a lower standard of living on people by the destructive burdens it imposes; and of using the Federal Reserve to force what amounts to counterfeit money (*) on the banks.” – John Chamberlain in a review of Irwin A. Schiff, (**) “The Biggest Con …”, in THE FREEMAN, 5/76, p.314. - As an exclusive and forced currency it is part of the outlawry of all genuine, sound and competitive money issues. But one should not even accuse a central bank system of “forging” its own money. It is “merely” multiplying it beyond those limits at which is would be accepted a par with a sound value standard - because of its tax foundation. Thus and because of its monopoly and legal tender status, it still gets accepted and also becomes depreciated. This depreciation imposes another wrongful and very harmful tax upon all transactions. – One should not malign even a “devil”. The central bank does not “forge” its own “money”. – And this kind of “money” and its paper value standard, almost constantly deteriorated, is not only forced on the “banks” but on the whole economy of the USA. – Likewise in all other countries with such a “national”, forced and exclusive currency. What do the involuntary acceptors of such “money” get in return? A lot of unwanted politics and bureaucracy. How much? That would only become clarified if all its victims were free to opt out from under such a territorialist regime and to run their own affairs under full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 27.6.08. - (*) “Requisitioning certificates would be a better name for it. - (**) Is that poor guy still in prison on tax evasion charges? A successful tax strike would celebrate him as a hero. – JZ, 13.4.09. ) - FORGERY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAX SLAVERY, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, INFLATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STANDARD OF LIVING: The highest living standards and greatest prosperity in history have been achieved by free-enterprise societies.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.7. – Should any society be called a free enterprise society as long as no full monetary freedom and no full financial freedom prevails in it and as long as it is territorially ruled, i.e. it does not permit competing governments and societies to operate as free enterprises that offer their particular political, economic and social systems to their voluntary customers? – And as long as there is no full consumer sovereignty towards all kinds of political, economic and social systems that are competitively offered? - JZ, 27.6.08, 9.4.09. – “Have been achieved”? We do not know as yet, from practical experience, how high our living standard could become – under a fully free system! – JZ, 13.4.09. - FREE ENTERPRISE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

STANDARD OF LIVING: The standard of living of the common man is higher in those countries, which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs. –Ludwig von MisesIt is not the poor who bid most for productive labor. – JZ, 3.4.12. - Profitable small entrepreneurs do also increase the wealth in a country, not only the wealthy entrepreneurs. – The small entrepreneurs and businessmen, between them, may even produce most of the wealth in most countries, naturally, together with productive employees, who are helped to earn their wages and salaries in numerous ways by productive capital investments. - JZ, 21.4.13, 28.6.13. – Look around in any shopping center of the somewhat free world. There is an abundance of gift-, fashion- and trinket shops – because almost all people are already supplied with the necessities. The charity shops are also full of ridiculously cheap and yet still useful consumer articles. In my hometown Berlin, they had almost disappeared by 1991, since most consumers were too proud or well off to buy second-hand consumer goods. – JZ, 26.6.13. – Most of the invested capital does, by now, in the somewhat developed countries, come from small savers and investors. As my father pointed out in his Manifesto for Freedom and Peace, online at www.butterbach.net, the small savers in Germany, in the 1970’s, could have bought out all the controlling interests in all share companies of Germany with their bank deposits, about six times over. – JZ, 28.6.13. - OF THE COMMON MAN, FREE ENTERPRISE, WEALTH, RICHES, FREE CAPITAL MARKET, CAPITALISTS, INVESTORS, FINANCIERS, PROSPERITY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, SMALL ENTERPRISES, FREE ENTERPRISE, WEALTH, RICHES, FREE CAPITAL MARKET, PROFITS, COMMON MEN, POOR, POVERTY, BANK DEPOSITS OF SMALL SAVERS, WIDESREAD SHAREHOLDING, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES & PARTNERSHIPS, SELFMANAGEMENT

STANDARD OF LIVING: We may be sure that such advances in his standard of living as have occurred in the past four decades are solely due to the technological advances in the private sector under the vast handicaps of political intervention and legalized seizure by the public sector.” – Charles A. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 11/74.

STANDARDS OF VALUE: People have a moral right to make contracts in anything they choose; that is what personal liberty means.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 4/74. – LEGAL TENDER, FORCED CURRENCIES, MONETARY DESPOTISM, VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, INCLUDING FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS

STANDARDS: Any standard will do, just so long as it provided a satisfactory common ground for the parties to that particular dispute.” – David B. Suits, JLS, Sum 77, p.201. – COMPETITNG VALUE STANDARDS, FREE CHOICE AMONG VALUE STANDARDS, RIGHT TO A CHOOSE A PERSONAL LAW SYSTEM FOR ONESELF, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING JURISDICAL SERVICES

STANDARDS: Every man should measure himself by his own standard.” - (“Metiri se quemque suo modulo ac pede verum est.”) – Horace, Epistles, Bk.i, epis vii, I.98. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELFISHNESS, RATIONAL EGOISM, RESPECTING THE OTHER INDIVIDUALS & THEIR RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NOT ONLY THE OWN

STANDARDS: In neither case has liberty become or remained the standard to which good men could repair.” Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.17. – Territorially it always had a hard stand, among insufficiently interested and unenlightened people, full or popular errors, myths and prejudices. But exterritorially it could easily spread from the smallest successful beginnings. Thus freedom lovers would be wise to strive for full liberty, at first, only for the few, who do already know its potential and wish it for themselves, even if, in the eyes of the statists, they could gain it only as a “fool’s liberty”. – Have freedom lovers, in their enlightenment efforts, sufficiently collected and recorded all the successful freedom cases and confronted them with their opposites? To most people freedom is still the unknown ideal, so unknown that they even fear it, like e.g. Free Trade, Free Migration and Free Banking. If the record would be made complete, on every point, then the case for freedom, even if so far merely in theory, could already become overwhelmingly strong in public debates. But even that should not induce us to demand its general territorial introduction but, instead, merely freedom to experiment with all kinds of individual rights and liberties – among volunteers only, at their expense and risk, while we should also demand full experimental freedom for all opponents of liberty – at their expense and risk. That would be raising the standard for liberty rightfully, rationally and tolerantly in two ways, via educational methods and via practical experiments. – JZ, 26.6.08, 5.3.14.

STANDARDS: Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” – George Washington’s plea at the Constitutional Convention. – And he might have added: “The by-product will be a higher level of living for all.” – NOTES FROM FEE. - Alas, he only raised a territorialist, not a panarchist standard. – JZ, 26.6.08. - Even if merely a sound value standard were offered for all investors in a country, and also freedom from compulsory taxation, then this country could come to progress very rapidly with the aid of refuge capital from other countries in which the inflation tax and other taxes are perceived as unbearably high. - If freedom of note issue were added to these factors then we might see developments, which would deserve the term "economic wonders" much more so than those which were previously termed "economic wonders". - JZ, 7.3.11. - DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH, TAXATION, SOUND VALUE STANDARD, "ECONOMIC WONDERS", PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

STANDARDS: Whose foot is to be the measure to which ours are all to be cut or stretched?” – Jefferson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.82. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, TO EACH HIS OWN, CENSORSHIP, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS - IMPOSED STANDARDS INSTEAD OF SELF-CHOSEN ONES

STANDARDS: With little or no competition standards inevitably fall, partly because there is no means of measuring the standards and partly because human nature needs some goal to keep up the drive for improvement.” – Hugh Elwell, in “Down With the Poor”, p.87, 1971, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. – COMPETITION EVEN IN VALUE STANDARDS

STANDING ARMIES: A standing army is … an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure.” – Elbridge Gerry. 1787. – He proposed limiting the USA Army to 300 men, according to SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, August 81. – How many foreign adventures has the US Army been engaged in since then? – Were e.g. all its internal wars against the Red Indians quite rightful? - JZ, 31.5.08.

STANDING ARMIES: A standing army is a standing menace to liberty.” - Voltairine de Cleyre - VS. LIBERTY-

STANDING ARMIES: Costa Rica along with 15 other countries on the planet don't have a military. Who's protecting their freedoms? - George Bunce – Facebook, 22.3.14.

STANDING ARMIES: Governments need armies to protect them from their enslaved and oppressed subjects. –Leo TolstoyTerritorial governments need them as their protection from other territorial governments. No territorial robber gang feels safe from any other such gang. – There were “nationalists” fighting with conviction even for the Nazi and the Soviet regimes, even though they did not approve of these terror regimes. Among the victims of territorial regimes the fear of foreign territorial governments makes up part of the “strength” of the own oppressors and exploiters. Such fears are increased e.g. by indiscriminate air raids and the treatment of captured or defecting soldiers as enemies and POW’s. – The peoples, including soldiers and officers on both sides, would be more secure if they declared and concluded a just peace treaty between them, over the heads of their territorial governments, if they want to live in peace, security, freedom, justice and prosperity, which none of the territorial governments can provide them with. Initially, even a one-sided declaration of quite rightful war- and peace aims could have a great peace-promoting effect. – No territorial government has ever offered such a declaration and as a territorial government it cannot do this. As a territorial government it is always engaged in a kind of civil war against its own territorial subjects and also a threat to the subjects and the governments in other countries, at least when it is beyond a certain size. No one is afraid of the government of Monaco or Liechtenstein, for instance or of governments like Sweden and Switzerland, which have been neutral for a long time. - JZ, 23.4.13. – WARFARE STATES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUALS TO DECIDE THEIR FUTURE THEMSELVES, INDEPENDENT OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, FRATERNIZATION, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, DEFENCE FORCES, THE MILITARY, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS UNDER TERRITORIALISM

STANDING ARMIES: If there is no enemy one must be invented. The military force which is denied an external target always turns against its own people.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, Putnam, 411pp. – If it does not always do so, then the fact that sometimes to often it does, e.g. via another military insurrection, is bad enough. I long ago lost count of the military insurrections that happened in my own lifetime. They may be more numerous than quite honestly conducted territorial elections are. - JZ, 8.3.11. - ENEMIES, MILITARISM, THE MILITARY, ARMED FORCES OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, AS OPPOSED TO RIGHTFUL MILITIAS OR CITIZEN FORCES

STANDING ARMIES: it is clear that a permanent standing army is a standing temptation to the State to enlarge its power, to push around other people as well as other countries, and to dominate the internal life of a nation.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.91. – Territorial power is already an imperial power allowing a government to push around the own subjects, followers, neutrals and opponents. Moreover, all too often it tries to enlarge itself at the expense of other territorial governments and their subjects. Neither the own subjects nor those of foreign territorial regimes are given an individual choice in the matter. The constitutional, legal and juridical restraints of all territorial governments are all too limited. The National Guard of the USA was once meant to be a voluntary militia of the people, as a counter-force to government but in the USA, too, it was brought under government control and was never a force fully enlightened, trained and organized to protect all individual rights and liberties, as it should have been, as a genuine and self-managed citizen force. – Only nations of volunteers are genuine nations and such nations would not claim a territorial monopoly for themselves. – We have all to share this spaceship Earth and its water and air supply. Splitting it into territorial segments is wrong and absurd. – With protectionist policies we blockade and impoverish each other. Territorial governments cannot possibly satisfy all their usually very diverse subjects. - Neither will majority voting be always quite just towards all individuals and minorities. - JZ, 27.6.08, 9.4.09, 13.4.09, 8.3.11. - MILITIA, NATIONAL GUARD, VOLUNTARISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLY OR LEGALLY PRIVILEGED POLICE FORCES, IMPERIALISM, WARFARE STATES, DEMOCRACY

STANDING ARMIES: Men without imagination were necessary to execute a military policy devoid of imagination, devised by a man without imagination. Anything resembling freakishness or originality was suspect in view of the plan of campaign. Each general desired, as subordinates, officers who would meticulously obey orders undaunted by difficulties or losses or fears for the future; every General knew what would be expected of him (and approved of it) and took care to have under him Generals of whom he could expect the same. When brute force was to be systematically applied, only men who could fit into the system without allowance having been made for them were wanted. -  C. S. Forester, The General, p.547, in a combined edition of many of his stories, starting with The Ship, Heinemann / Octopus, ISBN 0 905712 01 1. - MILITARY FORCES, BLIND OR UNQUESTIONING OBEDIENCE & BRUTE FORCE RATHER THAN IMAGINATION, INNOVATION & INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE WITH RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS & WEAPONS & METHODS, OFFICERS, GENERALS, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY POLICY, TERRITORIALISM, MILITARISM, MILITARY HIERARCHIES, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STANDING ARMIES: Nothing would compromise American liberty more than a national slave army. – FFF DAILY, 5.10.13, Facebook, 5.10.13. - Anthony Gregory, "Would Conscription Put the Brakes on War?" [September 28, 2013] - CONSCRIPTION, DEFENCE, LIBERTY

STANDING ARMIES: Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties. – Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women, II, 1792. – Are strong passions desirable in a disciplined army? Unless they are a passion for rights, liberties and justice, they could lead e.g. to murder, rapes and plunder. Standing armies are just vast and hierarchical bureaucratic machines – from which mostly only SNAFU (Situation Normal: All Fucked Up!) can always be expected, just like from any other bureaucracy. Military discipline and military “justice” may make them even worse rather than better. – JZ, 2.6.08. There exists as yet no military force of volunteers that knows and appreciates all individual rights and liberties and is also organized, armed and trained to only protect them, in ways that are in accord with them. Even an ideal declaration of these rights may not yet exist or may not yet have been sufficiently published. – Most of the all too numerous "positive" laws of territorial governments do offend against many genuine individual rights and liberties, because of ignorance, prejudices, corruption, vested interests or power-addiction. - The "unity" of all these States was, usually coercively and bloodily enforced or maintained. - Non-territorial individual and group secessions from them remain suppressed, together with geographical secessions. - The latter is somewhat justified, since they, in turn, try to suppress minorities in those territories, which these territorial monopolists try to monopolize for their kind of majority rule. - How often, if ever, did standing armies fight only for quite rightful aims and with quite rightful methods? - JZ, 9.4.09, 8.3.11. 5.3.14. - IDEAL MILITIA & IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SECESSIONS, EXTERRITORIAL & TERRITORIAL, DEFENCE, LIBERTATION

STANDING ARMIES: The small tropical nation of Costa Rica celebrated 65 years without a permanent standing army this past December,- by Nick Meyer – Althealthworks.comLiz Michael via Underground Health -Facebook, 27.9.13.

STANDING ARMIES: The very existence of armaments and great armies psychologically accustoms us to accept the philosophy of militarism. They inevitably increase fear and hate in the world. - Norman Thomas - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - MILITARISM

STAR WARS: Now if the Soviets can really put a satellite in orbit, which carries a rocket, then we are in danger, … Real danger. For then the reaction time would be down to fifteen or twenty seconds. Not even enough time to call the President.” – Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe, Hutchinson of London, 1963, p.145. – Governmental “defence” has become too dangerous for those supposed to be protected by it. –  Territorial statism and its decision-making monopolies must be ended, a.s.a.p. – if mankind is to survive. – Peaceful coexistence with “enemies” in the same country is possible, if each is ruling only over the own volunteers, under personal law. - JZ, 5.3.14. - SPACE OR SATELLITE WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARNING TIME, AN END TO TERRITORIAL POWERS, ALL STATES & SOCIETIES TO BE CONFINED TO THEIR VOLUNTEERS UNDER PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIL AUTONOMY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION FOR ALL IN ALL SPHERES, ALWAYS RESPECTING THE INDIVDIUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & DIFFERENT CHOICES OF DISSENTERS, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, NATURAL HARMONIES IN DIVERSITY, UNDER INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOCES

STAR-WARS: All the hardware in orbit isn’t going to stop the smuggled device.” – Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION 141, p.3. – TERRITORIALISM ESTABLISHES & MAINTAINS TARGETS FOR ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES, EXTERRITORIALISM & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM UNDER PERSONAL LAW DOES ABOLISH THEM, ALSO THE MEANS TO FINANCE THEM & KEEP THEM IN READINESS PROTECTED AGAINST NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT ATTEMPTS, NWT, PEACE PLANS 16 & 17: An ABC Against Nuclear War, www.butterbach.net/epinfo.abc/htm

STAR-WARS: Starwars defence, expensive, scientific and modern as it may be, is still based upon outdated territorial ideas and practices on all sides and is no defence at all against nuclear “weapons” smuggled in and secreted away in advance, to be automatically exploded upon an electronic signal. The failures of e.g. the anti-drug war indicate how possible such an attack is. Moreover, to the extent that this “defence” also uses nuclear “weapons” and may explode incoming rockets with nuclear war-heads, it would certainly not avoid radioactive pollution of air and rain. Nuclear wars should rather be prevented by being fought in the motives, financial means, target choices and organizations (territorial warfare States) and by giving all peoples targeted by them an interest, an opportunity, weapons, organization, and the knowledge and means to disarm and destroy them all, as far as this is possible, before they can be abused in any way. That would mean also doing away with all territorial institutions, laws and policies that make their construction, stockpiling and abuse possible to likely. - JZ, 4.7.89, 2.6.08. – DEFENCE, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP OR SUBORDINATION, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES & SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, CORRECT DEFINITIONS OF ENEMIES, WITHOUT COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION & MILITARY INSURRECTION PROGRAMS PUBLISHED RATHER THAN PRACTISING OFFICIAL NUCLEAR TERRORISM. PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE TREATED AS NATURAL ALLIES FOR ALL THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEES, TYRANNICIDE RATHER THAN MASS MURDER PREPARATIONS. DESERTION, POW TREATMENT, NWT, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

STAR-WARS: tremendous effort is the usual result of an inability to think out a simple solution to a problem. – Algis Budrys, Look on my Works, ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, April 57, p.51. – An efficient star wars defence may be able to destroy every incoming missile – but it does not defend us against smuggled-in mass extermination devices or those produced internally by one or the other terror group, which is the indirect and unintended by-product of territorial rule. – JZ, 9.4.09. - DEFENCE

STAR: Follow your own star. I believe that anyone should follow his star; but let him do so with his own resources or with such resources as others will voluntarily supply. This is to say that I believe in the market, a tough, disciplinary mechanism. I do not believe in cars without brakes, impulses without repulses, ambitions without check points, wishes run riot. Societal schemes that are all sail and no ballast head society for disaster.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.75. - SELF-DIRECTION, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STARVATION: If I were to hear more about free children and free parents in the world then I would certainly and soon hear less about the starving children and their starving parents – because then there would be less of them, if any were left at all. To the extent that freedom was introduced in the world, hunger and starvation disappeared. And it did not disappear through charity but through greater because more free production and exchange by those, who otherwise would go hungry. – Already in the Middle Ages one working person could feed, clothe and shelter half a dozen to a dozen other people, admittedly, not very well - by present standards. – Now, where xyz laws are not too much of an obstacle, each of us could have dozens to hundreds of “iron slaves”, not only tools but machines, even automated machines, and robots working for us. - JZ, 8.10.88, 1.6.08. – CHILDREN, HUNGER, FREEDOM, DEVELOPMENT, LIBERATION, CHARITY, FOREIGN AID, ECONOMIC, POLICIAL & SOCIAL SYSTEMS ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TO THE EXTENT THAT VOLUNTEERS WISH TO PRACTISE THEM WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

STARVATION: Only the free economy reduces starvation to a minimum, one that remains, largely due only to natural catastrophes. Even then, relief is usually close at hand, once the case is sufficiently known and there are transport facilities. Sound catastrophe insurance is possible. I come from West Berlin, which, for a while, was supplied by planes. – JZ, 1.9.75, 27.6.08. - POVERTY, HUNGER, CHARITY OR SOUND CATASTROPHE INSURANCE, ON THE LEVY PRINCIPLE & UNDER MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

STARVATION: What freedom does a starving man have?" - The answer is that starvation is a tragic human condition- perhaps more tragic than loss of freedom. That does not prevent these from being two different things.” - Thomas Sowell. - In most cases starving people are either not free enough or do not know enough to help themselves, or have not sufficiently organized themselves via mutual aid, monetary, credit and insurance self-help organizations to overcome natural hazards as far as possible. - JZ, 21.8.02. - The tragic consists largely that starvation and lack of freedom, especially of economic liberties and, foremost among these the absence of monetary rights and liberties, are not widely enough recognized as being major causes of involuntary poverty, although the annual surveys of living standards and degrees of freedom in all the countries of the world have clearly and often enough shown much, although not all of this close relationship. Once, through monetary freedom, the sale of wanted produce, goods and services is assured and also stable value reckoning and financial freedom for internal and foreign investments, economic growth can be very rapid. – JZ, 23.1.08. - Even a part-realization of economic liberties can already be very effective. In Germany it took 3 years after WW II before, finally, the Nazis' inflation, continued by the occupation forces, was temporarily ended by a currency reform, price controls, rationing and compulsory delivery quotas were abolished and as a result almost empty shop window displays spaces were suddenly filled with goods for sale. We were no longer dependent upon some black market transactions for our survival. The so-called German "economic wonder" resulted. Alas, monetary and financial despotism went on and assured mass unemployment and, in the long run, inflation as well. - JZ, 8.2.11. - HUNGER, NEEDS, POVERTY & RIGHTS, OPPORTUNITIES, FREEDOM

STASIS: Stasis always leads to chaos.” – Frank Herbert, The Godmakers, p.139. – Only freedom leads to positive feedback, is sufficiently self-correcting. All attempts to rule and reform territorially, legally and coercively also lead to chaos. Just look at the thousands of often contradictory laws, laws so numerous that no one has the time to read them all, far less to remember them all. Our lawmakers have been very productive of wrongful and interventionist laws and very unproductive when it comes to stating genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ – ORDER, LAW & ORDER, STABILITY

STATE RIGHTS: A concern for states rights, local self government and regional identity used to be taken for granted everywhere in America. But the United States is no longer, as it once was, a federal union of diverse states and regions. National uniformity is being imposed by the political class that runs Washington, the economic class that owns Wall Street and the cultural class in charge of Hollywood and the Ivy League. –Michael Hill, professor of British History, University of Alabama – Much more neglected or suppressed by them are some most important individual rights and liberties, which are not included in their bills of rights and ignored or restricted by much of their legislation. – Federalism means merely the wrongs of territorialism on the largest scale. One does not need it e.g. for Free Trade, Free Migration, competing jurisdiction and protection services and not even for rightful defence and liberation efforts or for rightful international treaties, all only between communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers, rather than territorial monopolists. - JZ, 21.4.13. - FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION

STATE RIGHTS: States Rights = the ability of some citizens of a smaller, yet equally arbitrary, geographical area to tyrannize over the wallets and bodies of their fellow citizens." - Steve Horwitz – on Facebook, 12.2.12. - DECENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE RIGHTS: 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 STATE RIGHTS OR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS? CONSTITUTIONS, FEDERATIONS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES ABOVE ANY STATE & FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL “RIGHTS”, “LIBERTIES” & “CHOICES”, LEGISLATION & REGULATION!

STATE SOCIALISM: a Communist holds that it is preferable for a worker to have ten officeholders and managers on his back than one capitalist.” - Max Nomad, Apostles of Revolution, p.363. – However, it is true that many governmentally privileged and thus no longer quite private and competitive corporations are over-sized and also have too much of a bureaucracy, with too much power, corruption and abuses. Only this kind of corporations should be done away with – except for their voluntary victims, e.g. when they organize themselves as panarchies of polyarchies. – Welfare for the rich is just as wrong as welfare for the poor – if it is “financed” out of involuntary tax tribute levies. - JZ, 25.6.13. - COMMUNISM & CAPITALISM, EXPLOITATION, WORKERS, CORPORATIONS

STATE SOCIALISM: A government of the many at the mercy of the few.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Alas, this does not only apply to openly State-socialistic governments but to a large degree to all territorial governments. – JZ, 7.6.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATE

STATE SOCIALISM: Again, the dangers of a centralized government became still more conspicuous when the Socialists came to the front and asked for a further increase of the powers of government by entrusting it with the management of the immense field covered now by the economical relations between individuals. The question was asked, whether a government, entrusted with the management of industry and trade, would not become a permanent danger for liberty and peace, and whether it even would be able to be a good manager. - The Socialists of the earlier part of this century did not fully realize the immense difficulties of the problem. Convinced as they were of the necessity of economic reforms, most of them took no notice of the need of freedom for the individual; and we have had social reformers ready to submit society to any kind of theocracy, dictatorship, or even Caesarism, in order to obtain reforms in a Socialist sense. – Peter Kropotkin, in 19th CENTURY OPINION, p.244.

STATE SOCIALISM: All socialism involves slavery. … That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy another's desires.” - Herbert Spencer, "The Coming Slavery," THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, April 1884, p.474. This essay was reprinted in chapter 2 of his Book, Man vs. the State (1884). - This hardly applies to voluntary socialism or to all forms of cooperative socialism, however accurate it is for all kinds of territorially imposed forms of socialism, communism and collectivism. - JZ, 14.10.02, 11.3.11. - John Zube: Trust territorial governments to legalize wrongful and harmful actions while outlawing rightful and beneficial ones! - Facebook 6.7.12. – There are about 600 definitions of socialism, some quite diverse and opposed to State Socialism. Nevertheless, most people know and speak or write only as if State Socialism were the only form of socialism and with it they condemn all others, without being aware of them or interested in them. – JZ, 4.9.12. - SLAVERY, SERFDOM, FORMS OF VOLUNTARY & COOPERATIVE SOCIALISM ARE AMONG CA. 600 TYPES OF IT.

STATE SOCIALISM: All those who favor central banking are essentially State Socialists or State Capitalists. – JZ, n.d., free after Ulrich von Beckerath’s remark on 14.7.53. – And that is usually not the only point of the 10 points platform of the Communist Manifesto of Marx & Engels which they do support and which was to assure the victory of State Socialism. When searching for that list with Google, I just got 22,900 results. Among the first are comparisons with Obama’s “policies”. – JZ, 6.3.14. - CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM

STATE SOCIALISM: An inevitable consequence of socialism is the division of society into two groups: those who are consuming government "services" and those who are paying for them.” – Lee Robinson - Alas, compulsory taxation is an essential feature of all other territorial States as well, including the democratic Welfare States. - JZ, 8.3.11. - WELFARE STATE, PATERNALISM, NET TAX PAYERS & NET TAX CONSUMERS, CLASS WARFARE, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: As Tucker defined it, state socialism is “the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.157. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: Because, to sum up, State Socialism succeeds in combining in itself all the elements that are most opposed to real progress - the restriction and regulation of the individual; the confiscation of his faculties, whether he wills it or no, for the use of the State; an unlimited use of violence and spoliation to establish itself as a system; an unlimited use of force to carry itself on when once established as a system; a complete disregard of all the rights of minorities; and a belief - exaggerated to the point of superstition - in the rights of majorities, as if three men were something higher and two men something lower than their fellow-men; a belief in machinery and external appliances and great uniform systems, as if men lived by bread alone, and as if any gifts of the State could make up for the imprisonment of the spiritual and moral part of their nature within the prison-house of universal regulation… “ - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. (8) - MAJORITIES, STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION OF RICH & POOR,  FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BUREAUCRACY & THE GOVERNMENT’S FAVORITES & SUPPORTERS

STATE SOCIALISM: Can we doubt that under a Socialistic system of State management the spirit of improvement would be crushed out by the spirit of routine, that discord would take the place of harmonious discipline, and that, however equably the products of labour might be distributed, the quantity, if not the quality, of them would be vastly diminished?” – George Brodrich, 19th Century Opinion, p.259.

STATE SOCIALISM: Compulsory labor, with death as the final penalty … is the keystone of Socialism.” – G. B. Shaw, in the English “Labour Monthly” of October 1921. – Quoted by John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.51.

STATE SOCIALISM: Democracy is indispensable to Socialism. – V. I. Lenin – One of his many false pretences for his tyranny and terrorism. – JZ, 5.4.12. - It would be more correct to speak of tyranny, despotism, dictatorship, terrorism and totalitarianism to “achieve” and maintain State Socialism in any of its forms – but a territorial democracy will do as a beginning, as history has shown, all to often and our times demonstrate as well, for it is already authoritarian, monopolistic and coercive enough under territorialism and its compulsory subjugation of all dissenters. At best it has majority support. But even the ruling and represented majority is in reality ruled by a small minority of “representatives” under all the temptations of their territorial power. – JZ, 26.4.13, 28.6.13. - DEMOCRACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, WELFARE STATE

STATE SOCIALISM: Democracy is the road to Socialism. – Karl Marx – Do we still have to share the ignorance of Karl Marx regarding other and rightful forms of voluntary or cooperative socialism and other self-management and rightfully acquired and wide-spread  forms of owning productive property? – JZ, 26.4.13. – COMMUNISM, NUMEROUS SHARE HOLDERS, PENSION-FUND SOCIALISM, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES

STATE SOCIALISM: Do not ever consider Collectivists as “sincere but deluded idealists”. The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not “idealistic”, no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.” - Ayn Rand, Textbook of Americanism, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p.94, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, www.rationalmind.com - However, to the extent that these ideologies and their practices do find voluntary victims and as long as they do, they are justified lessons for these voluntary members, subjects and victims. – That means, such systems may not be practised territorially, upon dissenters. - JZ, 17.9.07. - COLLECTIVISM & IDEALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: For ‘interest groups’ do not necessarily act so much in their own real interest as for some idea of those interests, which they have wrongly been led to believe. It was always a conscious strategy of the Marxists to inculcate into the more or less spontaneous movements of the industrial working class the idea that socialism was its main, long-term interest. It is an ironic commentary on this that the great workers’ risings have been in countries where capitalism had been overthrown, in cities like East Berlin, Poznan, Budapest, Pilzen, Gdansk, Radom – to say nothing of Novocherkassk and Temir Tau.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p 234. – For Capitalism to be overthrown it must first become fully realized. To my knowledge that was nowhere the case so far. – JZ, 10.10.08. - COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM, WORKERS, SELF-INTEREST, INTEREST GROUPS, LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, IDEAS, IDEOLOGIES, PREJUDICES, POPULAR OPINIONS, WORKERS, PROLETARIAT, CLASS WARFARE NOTIONS GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE OVER 200 MILLION VICTIMS DURING THE LAST CENTURY.

STATE SOCIALISM: I never argued FOR ANY STATE SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT but merely for letting the various fools make their own choices and letting somewhat or almost fully enlightened people make their own as well, always at the own risk and expense. You are very good at misunderstanding people. – JZ, 11.9.11, on Facebook, to Ralph Haulk -PANARCHIES FOR ITS ADVOCATES, TOO

STATE SOCIALISM: If socialists understood economics, they wouldn’t be socialists. – Friedrich von Hayek, quoted by Capitalism - Facebook, 20.10.13. - ECONOMICS

STATE SOCIALISM: In its territorial, monopolistic, centralistic, coercive, wrongful, inefficient, impoverishing and disabling ways it can, nevertheless, be kept going on for decades – at the expense of and with disservices to its involuntary tax slaves and other victims. – JZ, 3.9.92, 8.3.11. – Just like any “democratic” “Welfare State” can be. – JZ, 2.6.08. - COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP, SUBORDINATION & EXPLOITATION, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: In the ideal socialist state, power will not attract power freaks. People who make decisions will show not the slightest bias towards their own interests. There will be no way for a clever man to bend the institutions to his own ends. And the rivers will run uphill.” – David Friedman, 1973. - POWER ADDICTION, ALTRUISM, JOKES

STATE SOCIALISM: Isn't it interesting that our government (of freedom) forces everyone to be socialist and wont let us have freedom ... But if we have a free market society we would have no problems with a socialist enclave. - Ron Paul. - Chris Lyspooner - Zak Bee shared Chris Lyspooner's status update. - John Zube: It does not have to be a socialist "enclave". It could, e.g., be a comprehensive socialist State insurance company - for its volunteers. The separation does not have to be by location. – Facebook, 11.3.12. – In at least one passage R. P. spoke up for panarchism. – JZ, 25.6.13. - INTOLERANCE & TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: It is State Socialism,” Tucker charged, “which dreads the growth of voluntary cooperation, since men familiar with the advantages of the latter will never take kindly to the compulsory features inseparable form the former.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.162. - The same charge can be raised against any other kind of territorial States. - JZ, 8.3.11. – VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: It must be always born in mind that Socialism differs from other systems in this essential, that it recognizes, and, so to speak, sanctifies compulsion as a universally true and proper method; and the compulsion, which it sanctifies, must, for practical reasons, as well as for the assumed virtues of the compulsion itself, be left undefined and unlimited in extent. It represents the belief that prosperity, happiness, and morality are to be conferred upon the world by force - the force of some men applied to other men.” - Auberon Herbert, Salvation by Force. - As territorial States all other States have sanctified this kind of compulsion as well. They are better only by lesser degrees of territorial compulsion. - JZ, 8.3.11. - COMPULSION, FORCE, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, WELFARE STATES

STATE SOCIALISM: It was a Russian writer, Konstantin Leontiev, who, in the last years of the nineteenth century, said, ‘Socialism is the feudalism of the future’.“ – Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.107. – Every territorial State shows at least degrees of feudalism, with its tribute levies and all too numerous territorially imposed laws and its suppression of individual and group secessionism. - JZ, 8.3.11. - FEUDALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MODERN SERFDOM, TAX SLAVERY, CONSCRIPTION, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

STATE SOCIALISM: most socialists rally to the banner of the anarchist J. P. Proudhon’s dictum that all “Property Is Theft”, yet fail to see that if the dictum is correct, then their solution, i.e. the centralization of all property under the control of the State or the more utopian version of so-called Industrial Democracy or Syndicalism – would be nothing other than the centralization of theft.” – Walter Grinder, An Introduction to Libertarian Thought, p.18. - The very concept of “theft” or “robbery” does already imply property rights and that it is wrong to infringe them. – Here W. G. should have mentioned that there are forms of voluntary or cooperative socialism or self-management that are business- and market-like, propertarian and fully in accordance with free enterprise capitalism and genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 6.6.08. - PROPERTY, THEFT, CENTRALIZATION, MONOPOLY, STATISM, STATE CAPITALISM, THE WORST KIND OF MONOPOLY

STATE SOCIALISM: One can drive an obstinate cattle herd with whips but while one whips it, one cannot make it believe in a good pasture towards which one pretends to drive it.” – Arthur Schnitzler. – (“Man kann eine widerspenstige Rinderherde mit Peitschen treiben, aber man kann sie waehrend des Peitschens nicht an die gute Weide glauben machen, zu der man vorgibt sie zu treiben.”)

STATE SOCIALISM: Political leaders in capitalist countries who cheer the collapse of socialism in other countries continue to favor socialist solutions in their own. They know the words, but they have not learned the tune. – Milton Friedman – STATISM, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIPL, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & MONOPLIES, POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATES,

STATE SOCIALISM: reaction reaches its highest point in the triumph of state socialism.” – Quoted by E.Z. Dolinin, in Paul Avrich, The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution, p.93. – REACTION, REVIVAL OF ABSOLUTE MONARCHIES, OWNING WHOLE POPULATIONS AS THEIR PROPERTY

STATE SOCIALISM: Six Miracles of Socialism: There is no unemployment, but no one works. No one works, but everyone gets paid. Everyone gets paid, but there is nothing to buy with the money. No one can buy anything, but everyone owns everything. Everyone owns everything, but no one is satisfied. No one is satisfied, but 99 percent of the people vote for the system. Anonymous – JOKES

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism (as opposed to Social Democracy) represents the antithesis of the freedom, human dignity and self-determination to which the vast majority of mankind aspires.” – Winston Churchill, as M.P., in the anthology: In Defence of Freedom, ed. by K. W. Watkins, p.108. – Churchill did not distinguish State socialism from other types, imagined that Social Democracy had nothing to do with it and also that the majority genuinely aspires to freedom instead of only some limited liberties that it has learnt to appreciate. – JZ, 9.6.08. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE, PUBIC OPINION

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism irons out the boom-bust cycle by eliminating the boom part. – Lawrence W. Reed, President, FEE, quoted by Redmond Weissenberger shared Lawrence Reed's photo. - Facebook, 14.8.12. – In a really free market, including full monetary and financial freedom, there would be no bust and boom cycles. They are one of the symptoms of anti-economic interventionism, infringing individual liberties and rights. Losses would still occur, but they would not snowball, like they do under territorialism. – JZ, 14.8.12. – CRISES & MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, JOKES

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill – quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 25.10.12. - Partly quoted by Dale Ogden sharing Capitalism's photo. - Facebook, 14.2.13. - Alas, W. C., too, remained, apparently, unaware of ca. 600 other forms of socialism. What he said is true of State Socialism and many to most other forms of socialism. However, SOME of them are even more capitalistic and propertarians and enterprising as well as profitable enlightening and progressive than most of the limited government advocates are in this sphere and most of the private enterprise advocates, who continued the employer-employee relationship, a hierarchical “”. (Term coined by H. Dubreuil.) – Modern Management is still only in the process of re-discovering and somewhat applying xyz effective self-management systems. - JZ, 14.2.13. – ENVY, EGALITARIANISM

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism means equality of income or nothing. … Under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner, but while you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.” – Bernard Shaw, quoted in: John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.75. - Its promises of a coming paradise were not kept and could not be kept but its terrorist promises were, certainly, and not in a kindly manner. – JZ, 8.10.07, 8.3.11. – COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism proposes to remedy ‘the slavery of labor’, not by vindicating the liberty of the labourer, but by a universal system of servitude. Englishmen are not likely to barter their personal freedom for the promised fleshpots of a house of bondage in comparison with which Egyptian serfdom was light. But, short of systematic Socialism, incalculable mischief may be done by the madness of the Many, intent upon leveling down, in the economic order, by legislation utterly opposed to the true principles of political science, upon achieving, at all events, an approximate equality, by way of abasement. The attempt is, of course, doomed to ultimate failure, because it is contrary to the laws of human nature. I do not know who has pointed out this truth with greater force than Aristotle in the Eight Book of the Politics.” – W. S. Lilly, False Democracy, January 1893, in “19TH. CENTURY OPINION, p.241.

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism was a confused and hybrid movement, because it tried to achieve the liberal goals of freedom, peace, and industrial harmony and growth – goals which can only be achieved through liberty and the separation of government from virtually everything – by imposing the old conservative means of statism, collectivism and hierarchical privileges.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, 1978 ed., p.13. - socialism was a confused, self-contradictory, quasi-conservative movement, absolute monarchy and feudalism with a modern face, …” - ibid, p.14. – This is correct for State Socialism and other types of coercive and anti-economic or anti-market socialism but not for certain forms of voluntary and cooperative socialism that do extend contract-, property- and market relationships into enterprises. – JZ, 4.6.08.

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.” – Frederic Bastiat - GOVERNMENT VS. SOCIETY, COMPULSION VS. FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS & TOLERATING THIS IN OTHERS, VOLUNTARISM

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialism: People wait for bread. – Capitalism: Bread waits for people. - Capitalism - thx, Shannon Phillips – Facebook, 26.10.13. – CAPITALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: SOCIALISM: The blueprint of paradise over a foundation of purgatory. – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplations, p.123. Also in his A Dictionary of Thought.

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialists like to tout their confiscation and redistribution schemes as noble and caring, but we should ask if theft is ever noble or caring.Robert HawesREDISTRIBUTIONISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION

STATE SOCIALISM: Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.” – Kenneth Baker. - Naturally, it also favors its functionaries, the ruling ‘new class’." - JZ, 22.11.06. – How many of the unemployed, the inflation and the war victims did ever ponder causes and cures for these wrongs sufficiently, beyond some superficial slogans like “Make love, not war!”? - VS. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE & FOR THE UNDERDOGS, WHO, ALL TOO OFTEN, DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS BY THEIR OWN EFFORTS

STATE SOCIALISM: Some people imagine that they could have a vast number of bureaucrats without getting a vast bureaucracy. – JZ, 18.12.75, 5.6.08.

STATE SOCIALISM: Soviets: “They are barbarians, … because they wish to obliterate everything important that human beings have learned about how to treat each other in three thousand years.” – William F. Buckley Jr., Stained Glass, p.110. – At least China’s totalitarianism is on the way out, the degrees of economic freedom that it permitted and its “policy” of only one child per family will sooner or later see to that. – JZ, 3.6.08, 6.3.14. - TOTALITARIANISM, COMMUNISM, NORTH KOREA, CUBA.

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialism is almost complete bureaucracy in action. – JZ, 13.3.88. – It can neither please its bureaucrats nor its victims. – JZ, 29.5.08. – At least not in its enforced and territorial form. – JZ, 9.4.09. - If some foolish volunteers impose it only upon themselves, I would have not objection to their actions. They would deserve the consequences and would serve as deterrent examples to outsiders. - JZ, 8.3.11. - EXTERRITORIAL STATE SOCIALISM BUT FOR ITS VOLUNTEERS ONLY! VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialism is the refusal to others and the abandonment for oneself of all true human rights. Under it a man would have no rights over his own property, over his own labor, over his own amusements, over his own home and family – in a word, either over himself, or all that naturally and reasonably belongs to him, but he would have as his compensation (if there were 10,000,000 electors in his country) the one-tenth millionth share in the ownership of all his fellow-men (including himself) and of all that naturally and reasonably belonged to them and not to him. It is the flinging away of natural and reasonable rights in exchange for unnatural and unreasonable rights; it is the giving up of what a man ought not to give up, and the taking of what he ought not to take. State socialism is the last shortcut, which men have invented, to Magicland. The nation is to get there without any labor, effort, or sacrifice on its own part, without any improvement in character, or development of moral qualities. …” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.380.

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialism offers only illusions, promises and hopes regarding prosperity, security, peace, justice and a better future. – JZ, 20.6.92, 6.6.08, 9.4.09.

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialism reduces the production, goods, service earnings and wealth and the marketing of goods and services and the titles to them, both in the remaining private spheres and in the public sphere. How could any one with any knowledge of history, economics and current events ever have expected it to produce an economic and social paradise remains a riddle. But then there is no limit to stupidity, ignorance, false assumptions and conclusions, false ideas and opinions and lack of interest in freedom, peace and justice options. These factors exist everywhere still in overwhelming numbers. – All the facts, ideas and arguments refuting it and the alternative and much better ones, are still not effectively marketed. – For that the freedom, peace and justice lovers are to blame. - For a long time they relied only on lectures, discussions, letter exchanges and print, all relatively expensive and ineffective. Then for decades they had the microfilm options – which they largely ignored. Now, for decades, they have not only websites and email but also disks. But the disks they also largely ignored (apart from their use for music, films and software programs), from the humble floppy, which could reproduced zipped up to 6 books, to CDs, which could offer up to 3000, DVDs which could reproduce up to 15 000 and book-sized and very affordable external HDDs, which could offer several million books and thus, probably more freedom texts than were ever written. - JZ, 17.10.89, 1.6.08, 8.3.11, 6.3.14. – LIBERTARIANISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, COMPREHENSIVE LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING, MICROFILM, PUBLISHING OF TEXTS ON DISCS

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialism would “amalgamate all business into one monopoly” – Ascribed to Rev. Samuel Johnson, a Free Religionist and social radical. – MONOPOLISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE CAPITALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: State socialists and devil worshippers: What’s the difference? – JZ, 6.9.04. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened. – Norman Thomas - & MODERN LIBERALISM VS. AMERICANISM

STATE SOCIALISM: The cornerstone of socialism is forced labour and its ultimate penalty is death. – JZ re-translation of the German version, quoted in Douglas Read: Der Grosse Plan der Anonymen, p.201. – G. B. Shaw made a very similar remark. – JZ

STATE SOCIALISM: The fatal flaw in socialism is twofold: first, the conceit inherent in the desire to plan the lives of others; second, the force necessary to impose that plan on unwilling subjects. This is not a formula for freedom but for tyranny. – Jim Peron in The Ideals of Tyranny – Alas, even he does not distinguish between State Socialism and the ca. 600 other kinds of it, some of them going even further towards self-management, free enterprise and individual responsibility and the spread of property rights and incentives than the usual employer-employee relationship does. “None is so blind as he, who will not see.” – The varieties of self-management options are so large that to my knowledge no single anthology or dissertation has so far described all of them. –– With Google, searching for self-management schemes, without quotation marks, I just got over 19 million results. – How can so many people manage to ignore so many published and easily accessible hints? I do only admit that individuals cannot fully explore them. - JZ, 27.4.13. For “personal law” there are, presently, even 227 million search results offered by Google. – For “state socialism” I just got 336, 000 results. – Is it a positive sign of the times that there are so many hints on these ideas and at the same a negative sign of the times that there is still so little awareness of them in public opinion and so little interest for such information, apart from those, who provided it? - JZ, 6.3.14. - CENTRAL PLANNING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE OR BOSS & SUBJECTS OR DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS VS. SELF-MANAGEMENT, PERSONAL LAW, CAPITALIST INCENTIVES FOR EVERY MEMBER OF AN ENTERPRISE.

STATE SOCIALISM: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” - Winston Churchill. – Some of the State socialist pigs are more equal than others. – JZ, 11.1.08. - Compare Orwell's "Animal Farm". - OR STATE CAPITALISM, COMMUNISM, COMPARED WITH PRIVATE ENTERPRISE OR COOPERATIVE & COMPETITIVE CAPITALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as “free education” is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education – just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office – and cannot possibly be separated from political control. – Frank Chodorov, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Laissez Faire Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 17.3.13. - SUBSIDIES, POLITICAL CONTROL, TERRITORIALISM

STATE SOCIALISM: The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher - WELFARE STATE

STATE SOCIALISM: The Socialist assumes - he is obliged to assume for the sake of his system - that men have a right to use force for any purpose and to any extent that he desires, in order that he may be enabled to restrain men from using their faculties for their own individual advantage. If you ask which men are to be the depositories of force, he can only answer, the biggest number of men; or if not the biggest number, then such a number of men as by efficient organization can succeed in obtaining possession of power and in retaining it. - I need not spend time in proving this point. Every thorough-going Socialist, who is willing to deal frankly in the matter, will admit that Socialism rests on the corner-stone of force. Private property is by force to be turned into common property; and when that has taken place, no individual will be allowed to acquire private property or to employ it for his own purposes, except to a very small extent, and under strict regulations. … The whole meaning of Socialism is force, applied in restraint of faculties. For good or for evil, it is the attempt to place all men and all human affairs under a compulsory system; and to allow no free system to exist by the side of its own system, which would be necessarily endangered by such rivalry. It differs from every free system in this essential particular; that under liberty, you may give away your own liberty, if you think [this to be? – JZ] good, and be a Socialist, or anything else you like; under Socialism, you must be a Socialist, and may not make a place for yourself in any free system.” - Auberon Herbert, Salvation by Force. - It has territorial coercion, taxation and many monopolies and other wrongful interventions in common with all other territorial systems. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE SOCIALISM: The State socialists or State communists merely assert the existence of or deal with some genuine symptoms, which they do not really understand and then presume or dogmatize about causes and coercively apply non-solutions to real problems and create numerous new problems for their involuntary victims. – JZ, 5.11.98, 11.6.08. – I prefer to write State with a capital “s”, to distinguish it from the other meaning of “state”, following the practice of the individualist anarchist Henry Meulen, long-time editor of “THE INDIVIDUALIST”. – JZ, 25.6.13. - COMMUNISM

STATE SOCIALISM: To the extent that you mean State Socialism, even the State Socialists would be harmless to outsiders and educational and enlightening to insiders, IF their practice were confined only to volunteers, under their own personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. As a famous SF writer it should not be difficult for you at all to imagine this alternative. Naturally, all the other ideologies, systems, utopias and intentional communities should get the same kind of experimental freedom for their followers. All-over progress in that sphere could then become as fast and extensive as happened in the natural sciences and in technology. You as well as I could then lay rather sure bets on which ones would be the most successful experiments of this kind. JZ, 22.9.11, to L Neil Smith, corrected: 9.9.12. - & ALL OTHER ISMS UNDER PANARCHISM, ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS

STATE SOCIALISM: Try to get the basic rules changed, so that the State Socialists, too, could only rule over their own voluntary victims, exterritorially, i.e. under personal laws. That might be the worst kind of self-inflicted punishment for them. The same for any other ism, whether a socialist, an anarchist or libertarian one. Experimental freedom for all, that means: No one's experimental freedom to be suppressed. Only such suppression attempts to be suppressed. From what I have seen so far of national Tea Parties, most of them have still all too many flawed, wrong and unripe ideas in their platforms. However, they, too, should become free to apply them - among themselves. – JZ, 19.12.11, comment to: So Ronery - www.youtube.com - TOLERANCE EVEN FOR IT? – YES, FOR ALL ITS VOLUNTARY VICTIMS – UNTIL THEY, TOO, SECEDE FROM IT.

STATE SOCIALISM: Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. – Anonymous – VS. CAPILTALISM, EXPLOITATION

STATE SOCIALISM: USA: Socialism for the rich in the land of bailouts. The US has a long history of privatizing profits and socializing losses. … bailouts have become increasingly popular in the USSA, the socialist country that replaced the USSR. Prime examples in the United Socialist States of America start with the 1970 bailout of Penn Central, the mighty railroad company. … No matter who was in the White House, privatize the profits and socialize the losses became the US economy’s dirty secret. …” Phillip Adams, THE AUSTRALIAN, Oct.7,08, www.theaustralian.com.au p.10. – Most of the bailed out failed companies were the result of prior interventions and regulations. He did not mention that at least since 1913 the USA suffers under a fully developed and all too powerful central banking system that has assured and magnified as well as prolonged the occurrence of many crises with its monopoly and powers. – JZ, 7.10.08. – He did not even mention the growth of the tax burden and that of regulations and xyz other wrongful interferences with a free economy. How many ties or chains does it take to immobilize someone? – JZ, 6.3.14.

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

STATE SOCIALISM: We of the twentieth century … have been led by the nose by the Socialists. Liberals and Conservatives have both tried to fight Socialism with Socialism.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.44. – LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES

STATE SOCIALISM: What about the USA, UK, Canada and Australia giving the Russian and other somewhat liberated people a real lesson in free market economics – by throwing their own kinds of State socialism overboard? – JZ, 23.8.91. - RUSSIA, EASTERN EUROPE, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, FREE MARKET ECONOMICS

STATE SOCIALISM: What the socialist can never understand is that his system won’t work without a dictatorship.” – Martin Dies. - DICTATORSHIP

STATE SOCIALISM: Why Common Thieves Are Better Than Socialists: Thieves have the guts to do the job themselves. Thieves don't steal in the name of "justice". Thieves don't masquerade as "liberals". Thieves don't comprise a unified political mob of millions. Thieves don't loath freedom and individuality. Thieves don't undermine the Constitution. Thieves don't promote mind control via "political correctness" and "hate" crimes. Thieves don't own/control the "establishment" media. Thieves don't indoctrinate our children to be unquestioning drones of the state. Thieves can be arrested. – Mark Gilmore - CRIMINALS, STATE SOCIALISTS, THIEVES, VS. POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, RULERS

STATE:  Everything the State says is a lie and everything it has is has stolen. – Friedrich Nietzsche

STATE: (1) A reassuring system of planned chaos where people initiate coercion to achieve ends by mutual predation. – (2) A benevolent organization that extorts “protection” money under threat of seizure of property or kidnapping and incarceration. – J. C. Lester – TAXATION, THE GREATEST THEFT

STATE: [It] is the sole agent of happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies the necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances – what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and the trouble of living? - Thus every day renders the exercise of free agency less useful … it circumscribes the will within a narrower range. - It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate … The will of man is not shattered but softened, bent, and guided. - Such a power does not tyrannize but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people. The nation is nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” - Tocqueville had anticipated the paternal role of government and our other large hierarchical institutions (corporations, churches, hospitals, schools, trade unions). By their very structure, these institutions breed fragmentation, conformity, amorality. They expand their powers while losing sight of their original mandate.” – M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.212, quoting Tocqueville. – When powers are confined to volunteers and exterritorial autonomy, a power expansion is dependent upon more individuals joining than leaving a community. It is enforced territorial rule and compulsory membership or subjugation that breeds fragmentation and amorality. The conformity in panarchies is voluntary, its morality is self-chosen by each individual voluntary member. Under individual and group secessionism and personal law or exterritorial autonomy for groups of volunteers, desiring it for themselves, it is quite natural for the whole population of a territory to split, fragment or separate into numerous diverse and autonomous communities of volunteers, all very diverse, by degrees, while at the same time, each such "panarchy", under the "panarchism" of this movement, will constitute an almost unanimously approved unity or uniformity among its voluntary members. – In all cases of more than personal and trivial disagreements the dissenters would simply opt out. - JZ, 1.7.08, 8.3.11. - GOVERNMENT, PATERNALISM, HIERARCHIES, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, STATISM VS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, CHOICE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTAION IN EVERY SPHERE

STATE: [The State is] an institution run by gangs of murderers, plunderers and thieves, surrounded by willing executioners, propagandists, sycophants, crooks, liars, clowns, charlatans, dupes and useful idiots – an institution that dirties and stains everything it touches. – Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Facebook, 11.10.13.

STATE: [The State] is the declaration of the worthlessness and unreasonableness of every individual in the name of the wisdom and virtue of all. - Mikhael Bakunin - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – However, the exterritorially autonomous communities, societies or governance systems of like-minded volunteers, which manages only the affairs of their voluntary members, can and will come close to the ideals of the various statists and anarchists. – JZ, 26.3.12. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ESPECIALLY INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR SELF-OWNERSHIP & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

STATE: A ‘compulsory-voluntary’ association is a conspiracy (*) to abolish our right of association; it is a concentration of power actually or potentially destructive of what we all freedom.” – Oakshott, The Political Economy of Freedom, in “Rationalism in Politics”, p.45. – (*) One already realized for all too long, in all countries. - JZ, 8.3.11. - COMPULSORY SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM V. ASSOCIATIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: a body which compels allegiance from all persons within its sphere, and taxes them for its own support, with or without their consent.” – Henry Meulen, Free Banking, p.13. - It defines "its sphere" territorially and it is thus the opposite of free and voluntary associationism and its societies and communities under personal and self-chosen law and full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 8.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, VS. VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ACTION

STATE: A colossus of brass on a pedestal of clay.” – Joseph II of Austria, 1741-1790, on the czarist Russia of his time. – I hold that this applies to any territorially enforced State, once this inbuilt weakness is recognized and utilized against it. Even large majorities have many internal factions and much infighting. The chance for each such faction to become autonomous and permament, as long as it can retain its volunteers, will prove to be an irresistible attraction in the long run. Only the territorial power addicts will lose. But they were always only a small minority, apart from their hero worshippers or personality cult followers. These will be fast diminished in numbers once they see that the members of other societies and communities, doing their own things among themselves, all around them, under their personal law, are much more successful with at least some aspects of their systems, principles, means and methods, if not with all of them. – Even the ignorant and foolish can, in most cases, successfully imitate set precedents, that offer them an obvious and great advantage. Most people love bargains - when they can get them. - They buy efficient and affordable gadgets, even when they do not fully understand them. - JZ, 2.6.08, 6.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, THE ACHILLES HEEL OF EVERY PRESENT STATE.

STATE: A concern for states rights, local self-government and regional identity used to be taken for granted everywhere in America. But the United States is no longer, as it once was, a federal union of diverse states and regions. National uniformity is being imposed by the political class that runs Washington, the economic class that owns Wall Street and the cultural class in charge of Hollywood and the Ivy League.” – Michael Hill, professor of British History, University of Alabama. - Alas, a similar concern was still lacking, for over two centuries - for e.g. the abolition of negro etc slavery, tax-, military and school-slavery and other remainders of feudalism and for the abolition of all monopolies, especially the monetary one, for voluntary instead of compulsory taxation, for free militias rather than State controlled ones, for all individual human rights and liberties, rather than for the few classical ones in the, Bill of Rights Amendments, especially for individual and groups secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities. Too many wrongs were preserved rather than abolished and thus many more wrongs could become introduced. - The views of limited government libertarians and conservatives are still all too limited with regard to full individual liberty. - JZ, 26.11.06. –  All too neglected or suppressed by them are some most important individual rights and liberties, which are not included in their bills of rights and ignored or restricted by much of their legislation. – Federalism means merely the wrongs of territorialism on the larger scale. One does not need it e.g. for Free Trade, Free Migration, competing jurisdiction and protection services and not even for rightful defence and liberation efforts or for rightful international treaties, all only between communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers, rather than territorial monopolists. - JZ, 21.4.13. – STATE “RIGHTS”, TERRITORIALISM, FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, CENTRALIZATION, CONSTITUTIONS, LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT, REGIONALISM, STATISM, AMERICANISM, DEMOCRACY, SELF-DETERMINATION OR SELF-GOVERNMENT WITHOUT PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM?

STATE: A free State – what is that? It is not the aim of the workers, free of the all too limiting notions of subordination, to make the State free. In the German Empire the “State” is almost as “free” as in Russia. Freedom consists in transforming the State from one that is dominating society into one that is quite subordinated to society. Even today the forms of the State are free or unfree to the extent that they do limit the ‘freedom of the State’.” – Karl Marx, Kritik des Gothaer Programms, p.25. – With all the centralized powers that he advocated, naturally, quite the contrary happened. However even Marx paid lip service to freedom. – For the true believers in communism their party and its leader represented “society” and they dominated the State and the whole population – for all too long. - JZ,1.7.08. - Territorial States need society and its societies to exploit. But why and what for would society and its numerous diverse societies need a State? Was Marx an advocate of "limited governments"? - JZ, 8.3.11. - MARX, COMMUNISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

STATE: A government of the many at the mercy of the few.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplations, P.123. – TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, RULERS, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, STATISM

STATE: a graceless order … in which human possibilities have been renounced.” – Karl Barth, a Swiss theologian. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED UNIFORMITY & LAWS VS. INDIVIDUAL CHOICES & PERSONAL LAW, SELF-OWNERSHIP

STATE: a little group of men chosen in a very haphazard way by the majority of us to perform certain services for all of us. The majority do not go about their selections very rationally, and they are almost always disappointed by the results of their own operations. Hence “the State”, instead of offering resources of wisdom, right reason, and pure moral sense beyond what the average of us possess, generally offers much less of all those things.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.9. – VOTING, MAJORITIES, MORALITY, DEMOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: A morally reprehensible act does not suddenly become transformed into a laudable feat when it is performed in the name of the State.” - Frank E. Warner: The Future of Man, p.52/53. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, DOMINATION, MONOPOLISM

STATE: A society that robs an individual of the product of his efforts, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment - a society that sets up a conflict between its edicts and the requirements of man's nature is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule.” - Ayn Rand, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – When she meant really States, governments, laws, instead of “society”, then she should have said so. The difference between genuinely free societies, based upon voluntarism and territorial States, with their compulsory membership or subordination, can hardly be stressed enough. Alas, she opposed what she misunderstood as “competing governments” and could not, as an advocate of "limited" but still territorial governments, clearly envision a free society made up of numerous diverse and freely competing societies, including even voluntary and competing governance systems, all without any territorial powers and privileges. – JZ, 8.1.08, 8.3.11. - GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, WELFARE STATES, SOCIETY, GANG RULE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, MAN’S NATURE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, AYN RAND, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

STATE: A State is a State, now as in the past, regardless of the size of its victim, and regardless of the ideology affected by its management. It is always at war with Society.” - Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.134. – SOCIETY, WAR

STATE: A state is absolute when it claims the right to a monopoly of all the force within the community, to make war, to make peace, to conscript life, to tax, to establish and disestablish property, to define crime, to punish disobedience, to control education, to supervise the family, to regulate personal habits, and to censor opinions. The modern State claims all of these powers, and in the matter of theory, there is no real difference in the size of the claim between communists, fascists and democrats.” – Walter Lippman, A Preface to Morals, 1929, p.80. – STATISM, ABSOLUTISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACIES, FASCISM, COMMUNISM

STATE: a state that is only good for grinding up taxpayers …” - Poul Anderson, Lodestar.

STATE: A state which does for its citizens what they can do for themselves is an evil state.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Down with the Poor, p.5. - It does only do things FOR its subjects and victims but also things which they would never dream of choosing for or doing to themselves. - The territorial State substitutes, quite wrongly, its territorial sovereignty for the individual sovereignty of all its involuntary subjects. - At best it recognizes and respects only a few of their genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM & ALL TOO MANY INDIVIDUAL OTHER RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: A State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands – even for beneficial purposes – will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. - VS. MEN

STATE: A State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes – will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished. –John Stuart Mill- PEOPLE AS MERE SUBJECTS, CITIZENS OR PROPERTY VS. FREE PEOPLE

STATE: A state, Proudhon had finally learned, could only be an evil, whether it was ruled by Ledur-Rollin or by Louis Napoleon.” – D. W. Brogan, Proudhon, p.59. - What is true for all territorial States is not necessarily true to any States, communities and societies that are all confined to their volunteers under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. - One arrives at truths only by making sufficient distinctions. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: a State, which is merely the organization of force for the transference of property from one set of pockets to another.” - Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.165. – Exterritorially autonomous communities or societies of like-minded volunteers would not need force for the kinds of property transfers or sharing that they do desire among themselves. Small instances: families, some of the intentional communities and, practically, all monasteries and nunneries. - All territorial States should be deprived of their territorial powers and any other coercive and monopolistic powers towards any non-criminal dissenters, who wish to secede from them. Then their remnants, their remaining volunteers and what they do for or to each other, would be harmless to outsiders and they could harm or wrong only their voluntary victims. We might start this transformation by allowing all political parties to become exterritorially autonomous and to tax and rule only their own party members, in accordance with whatever system and personal law they prefer for themselves. - JZ, 8.3.11. - TAXES, PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, STATES, POLYARCHIES, PANARCHIES, VOLUNTARISM, ALMOST ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AS ALLIES OF PANARCHISTS

STATE: A state’, writes Mr. Zimmern, ‘can be defined, in legal language, as a territory over which there is a government claiming unlimited authority.’ The definition, indeed, is not quite correct; for no government in the United States could claim, though it might usurp, unlimited power. But it is a foible of the lawyers to insist upon the absence of legal limits to the authority of the state; …” - H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in: David Nicholls, editor, The Pluralist State, p.146/47. - TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOVEREIGNTY

STATE: Adjudication, arbitration, mediation, diplomacy, treaties, peace, freedom, justice, rights, enlightenment, development, progress and prosperity through and between territorial Warfare States? That is, possibly, the worst among the many remaining delusions. – JZ, 16.3.98, 27.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, PEACE, STATISM

STATE: After 1918 the sovereign State, appealing to the self-determination of its citizens (*) claimed the right to dictate the entire pattern of the individual’s existence.” – Kurt Lachmann, The Renaissance of the Individual, 1947, p.110. - Absolutists territorial States and Governments were not a new invention in 1918. – Nor is it typical for totalitarian States to begin at the end of a war but, rather, at its beginnings. – How are such misjudgments possible among scholars? - (*) Only a collectivist and territorial “self-determination” that, at best, represented only the will of a temporary majority and at worst that of domineering and exploitative minority, which, in both cases, does not deserve the term "self-determination" or “self-government”. - JZ, 2.7.08, 8.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

STATE: Albert Jay Nock has repeatedly warned – the deadliest enemy of the free and self-sufficient individual is the State.” – Harry Lee Smith, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. - Hardly any individual can be quite self-sufficient and prosperous any more. He is dependent upon division of labor and free exchange. Both are wrongfully and coercively interfered with by territorial States, to a large extent in the same way as they were formerly under slavery and serfdom. "The more things change, the more they remain the same." - JZ, 8.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ABSOLUTISM, FEUDALISM, SERFDOM, SLAVERY

STATE: all existing forms of the State and constitutions do not correspond to the true and general freedom.’ – Stirner, in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.111. - Even the supposedly free but still territorial States are largely the enemies of all genuine individual rights and liberties, even while, currently, not imprisoning, torturing or shooting their opponents but overwhelming and dominating them otherwise. - JZ, 8.3.11. - & CONSTITUTIONS

STATE: All for the State; nothing outside the State; nothing against the State.” – Mussolini, quoted by S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.403. – Another version, in George Seldes, The Great Quotations: “Our formula is this: everything within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.” - A corresponding slogan of the Nazis was: "Leader, command, we will follow you!" (Fuehrer befehl! Wir folgen Dir!) - However, the terror methods used by the Nazis to enforce obedience were much more harsh and thorough. - JZ, 8.3.11, 6.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, FASCISM, MUSSOLINI, NAZIS

STATE: All have to play the role of State citizens, who have to admire the own government and to hate the foreign government.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.64. – Well, at least under some territorial governments one can still relatively freely criticize it and express sympathy for a foreign government, as if it really were much better. – JZ, 14.9.07, 5.4.09. - NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, DEMOCRACIES

STATE: All human institutions were simply created by individuals and, therefore, are inferior to them.” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.3. – Individuals are morally superior to their “creations’, but when it comes to private or political gangs then the numbers, the guns, the manpower, the organization of the gangs have so far been all too often superior to those of honest and decent people, who are not yet sufficiently enlightened about their individual rights and liberties, not even sufficiently interested in them, not yet sufficiently organized, trained and armed to uphold their rights and liberties against the political and criminal gangs. – Moreover, most of us have not created the territorial States we live under but were born into them or migrated into them and were subjected to and exploited by them against our will and are not yet free to secede from them. We are in their hands, their often quite involuntary victims. They are our victimizers, whenever we disagree with them. They are not our creatures or organizations to the extent that we do disagree with them. We have no freedom of action against them or or exterritorial autonomy within the territory they claims monopolistically for themselves. – JZ, 5.4.09, 8.3.11. - INDIVIDUALS, STATE SOVEREIGNTY VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. INSTITUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A SUITABLE MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: All non-state threats to life, liberty, and property appear to be relatively petty and therefore can be dealt with. Only states can pose truly massive threats, and sooner or later the horrors with which they menace mankind invariably come to pass. – Robert Higgs - in www.strike-the-root.com  – One should not minimize or ignore the natural threats of storms, floods, earthquakes, diseases, radiation or impact of large bodies from space. But against these, too, territorial governments as such have not been as helpful as possible, either and, by their very nature, cannot be. – JZ, 31.3.12. – NATURE, TREATS, HORRORS, SECURITY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: All of the services commonly thought to require the State - from the coining of money to police protection to the development of law in defense of the rights of person and property - can be and have been supplied far more efficiently and certainly more morally by private persons. The State is in no sense required by the nature of man; quite the contrary. - Murray Rothbard – quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Aallia's status update.  Facebook, 2.3.13.

STATE: All State education is a sort of dynamo machine for polarizing the popular mind; for turning and holding its lines of force in the direction supposed to be most effective for State purposes. The German machine was terribly efficient. Its effect on the children was pathetic.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. - EDUCATION, GERMANY IN 1858

STATE: All State membership and all subordination to States to become voluntary except for criminals and aggressors with victims. That requires the abolition of all territorial monopolies and the restriction of all territorial constitutions, laws, regulations and juridical systems to personally contracted-for schemes. There should be freedom for individuals to choose between all kinds of governments, societies and communities, just like they have already, extensively, freedom to choose between all kinds of religions and non-religious ideologies. – This freedom is implied e.g. in the following statement by Lysander Spooner, in “No Treason, I”, introduction, pages III & IV, in Works I: “The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may be rightfully compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals. - No principle, that is possible to be named, can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom. Yet it triumphed in the field, and is now assumed to be established. If it be really established, the number of slaves, instead of having been diminished by the war, has been greatly increased; for a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle – but only in degree – between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man’s ownership of himself and the products of his labor, and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their purposes, and at their pleasure.” – COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION, SLAVERY, PEOPLE AS STATE PROPERTY, ENFORCED UNITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ABSOLUTISM VS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM & US CIVIL WAR

STATE: All State power assaults the people. (All State power is let lose upon the people. – All State power advances against the people.)” – JZ tr. of: “Alle Staatsgewalt geht auf das Volk los.” – Source? Possibly: Winfried Thomsen, Radikalauer, Eichborn Verlag. - TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE, POWER

STATE: all statecraft is a lie and lies are statecraft, …” - C. J. Cherryth, The Prince, p.261. – POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, LIES, PROPAGANDA

STATE: All territorial States are based, originally, on conquest, on injustices and coercion - not only dictatorships, tyrannies and totalitarian regimes. Genuine societies and communities have only voluntary members. Territorial States have, largely, involuntary members and subjects and imposed constitutions, laws and jurisdictions, which can never approach justice, equal rights and liberties for all, close enough, especially not for the xyz groups of dissenters in any population. – JZ, 23.11.95, 28.5.08. - PANARCHIES, POLYRARCHIS, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM & THEIR KIND OF PATRIOTISM & NATIONALISM

STATE: All territorial States constitute unsuccessful utopias – that persist only because of the persistence of ignorance, foolishness, errors, myths, lack of interest in the own affairs and numerous popular prejudices, upon which all such territorial institutions are based and because they are constitutionally, legally, juridically and coercively upheld against secessionism and free competition with them. – JZ, 5.9.87, 1.7.08, 6.3.14. - Enlightened people would not tolerate taxes, compulsory membership or subordination and the suppression of all too many of their genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: All too many “citizens” are trapped in States they had not made and have no real chance to change them in the direction they desire for themselves. Even when they are free to emigrate and immigrate, they con do so onto to other territorial States, with some different and perhaps less wrongful restrictions for them. – JZ, 1.4.88, 7.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, EMIGRATION IS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH ALTERNATIVE & ENCOUNTERS BY NOW ALL TOO MANY WRONGFUL IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

STATE: All writers on the science of policy are agreed, and they agree with experience, that all governments must frequently infringe the rules of justice to support themselves; that truth must give way to dissimulation; honesty to convenience, and humanity itself to the reigning interest. The whole of this mystery of iniquity is called the reason of state. It is a reason which I own I cannot penetrate.” - Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, p.33. - SECURITY, REASONS OF STATE, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM, REALPOLITIK

STATE: Almost everyone agrees that the state is inefficient, inept, generally unresponsive to the public, etc. But above all it is immoral. All arguments stating that society or some other thing can't work without it are useless. To say that the state is a necessary evil is to say that institutionalized evil is necessary. If you believe evil is necessary, you're pretty much saying evil is actually good. If you think evil=good, and you support evil, that kind of makes you evil. - Moral Hazard – Facebook, 12.1.14. – Naturally, that applies only to the territorial State, not to competing governance and communities and societies of volunteers only. – JZ, 12.1.14.

STATE: Although all religions maintain that God had created man, no one believes that God, created the State.” – Leopold Kohr, Weniger Staat, S.23. – JZ re-tr. from the German version. – However, at least part of the Christian mythology demands obedience to authorities as having been instituted by God. – That is why all too few of the German Christians resisted the Nazi regime. - JZ, 5.6.08. - GOD, RELIGIONS, NAZIS, RESISTANCE, CHRISTIANITY, AUTHORITARIANISM, STATISM & TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Always was the State turned into a hell when man tried to turn it into his heaven.” – Hoelderlin, Hyperion. – JZ tr. of: “Immerhin hat das den Staat zur Hoelle gemacht, dass ihn der Mensch zu seinem Himmel machen wollte.” – Another translation, quoted by Rudolf Rocker, in Nationalism and Culture, p.155: “The state has always made a hell out of that which man wanted it to make into a heaven.” - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: An ideal territorial State is a contradiction in terms. It can at most only represent the ideal of the majority. It never has unanimous consent. – JZ, 7.4.93.

STATE: an institution, which lives parasitically of the productive efforts of members of society. - R. A. Childs, Jr., Anarchism and Justice, part IV, – in INDIVIDUALIST, III/10, Oct. 71, p.17. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: an instrument to take money out of the pockets of some to put it into the pockets of others.” – Voltaire – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: An involuntary “association” or “community” of people, coerced to conform, if they are unable or unwilling to resist or to emigrate. – None of the dissenters of territorial States are free to secede from it and to form their own and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. To that extent even the “limited” governments among them are still totalitarian ones. – JZ, 6.1.97, 9.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSION, MONOPOLISM VS. SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAWS SOCIETES FOR VOLUNTEERS

STATE: Anarchists oppose the State because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense services from its territory, and all of the other depredations and coercions that are built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights. - Nor is our definition of the State arbitrary, for these two characteristics [(1) it acquires its income by the physical coercion known as “taxation”, and (2) it asserts and usually obtains a coerced monopoly of the provision of defense service (police and courts)] have been possessed by what is generally acknowledge to be “States” throughout recorded history. The State, by its use of physical coercion, has arrogated to itself a compulsory monopoly of defense services over its territorial jurisdiction. But it is certainly conceptually possible for such services to be supplied by private, non-State institutions, and indeed such services have historically been supplied by other organizations than the State. To be opposed to the State is then not necessarily to be opposed to services that have often been linked with it; to be opposed to the State does not necessarily imply that we must be opposed to police protection, courts, arbitration, the minting of money, postal service, or roads and highways. Some anarchists have indeed been opposed to police and to all physical coercion in defense of person and property, but this is not inherent in and is fundamentally irrelevant to the anarchist position, which is precisely marked by opposition to all physical coercion invasive of, or aggressing against person and property.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Society Without A State, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Jan. 75. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, ANARCHISM, INVASION, PERSONAL LAW, PROPERTY, COMPETITIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, COLLECTIVISM

STATE: and just as religion has been separated from the state, and the economy can be separated from the State, so can every other State function, including police, courts, and the law itself.” – Murray N. Rothbard, REASON, 3/73.

STATE: And so gradually individual concrete life is extinguished, in order that the abstract life of the whole may prolong its sorry existence, and the State remains eternally alien to its citizens because nowhere does feeling discover it.” – Friedrich Schiller, The Aesthetic State, quoted in Arblaster, The Good Society, p.72/73. - Nevertheless, with its avalanches of laws and regulations, bureaucratic institutions, wars, inflations, deflations, censorship, suppression of basic rights and liberties, numerous monopolies, taxes and subsidies, public debts taken up as investments in tax slaves, it makes itself painfully felt in almost every sphere. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: And the fact that the whole world will not be blown up doesn’t mean our house won’t. There are “rogue states” to be considered, and in the long haul of history it turns out that all states are rogue states sooner or later. We certainly were, from the point of view of the Cherokee. Bland, unassuming Belgium ravished the Congo basin. The boring do-gooders of Scandinavia, when they had their longboats, terrorized everyone from Moscow to Goose Bay, Labrador.” - P. J. O’Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, Atlantic Monthly Press, 841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003, 2001, p.187/88. - From the headlines of THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 28.2.11, pages 1 & 9: "China (*) raises nuclear stakes." & "China (*) determined to rival US arsenal." - (*) While economically it has been somewhat liberalized, politically it is still a totalitarian State, ruled by a handful of unelected tyrants. Unfortunately, "democratic" territorial States have set them a very bad example with their stockpiles of mass extermination devices, with which masses of innocents victims of territorial totalitarians can be murdered but which cannot be used to hit and execute only their tyrannical rulers, i.e. cannot be used to execute them. Thus these despots can even pose as "defenders" of the population they misrule and exploit. - Communist regimes can certainly not liberate supposedly suppressed and exploited "proletarians" in the West with such devices - but, on the contrary, pose to these and to all other subjects of territorial democratic States, an enormous threat, perhaps even one to the survival of mankind. "Nuclear strength" amounts to power politics and "Realpolitik" being led to the ultimate wrong and absurdity. - So far not even a single government in exile has been formed and recognized for the diverse population of China, far less one for each of its diverse groups, for all of them only for their present and future volunteers. - The democratic and economically somewhat free government of Taiwan, as merely another territorial government, is certainly not an attractive enough alternative for all the diverse dissenters in Mainland China. - No more so than territorial democracies are attractive enough for e.g. the various peoples in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran or anywhere else for their whole populations. - JZ, 8.3.11. - See my ABC Against Nuclear War, at www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc/htm - CHINA, NWT, TOTALITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, ENEMY, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, MASS MURDER PREPARATIONS INSTEAD OF LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS & COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESISTANCE, REVOLUTIONS & MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, INCLUDING THEIR PROPER FINANCING UNDER MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM. THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE ENORMOUS REAL CAPITAL ASSETS OF STATE SOCIALISM, AN ENORMOUS CAPITAL COULD BE MOBILIZED TOWARDS ACHIEVING LIBERATION & PRIVATIZATION. ALL COSTS OF A LIBERATING REVOLUTION COULD BE CHARGED AGAINST THIS. HOWEVER, A GENUINE LIBERATION DOES NOT HAVE BE LONG LASTING & COSTLY BECAUSE IT DOES NOT PROVOKE MUCH RESISTANCE. IT MIGHT COLLAPSE LIKE THE BERLIN WALL BARRIER & THE IRON CURTAIN. THE OLD REGIME COULD BE CONTINUED BY & FOR ITS REMAINING VOLUNTARY VICTIMS, AS LONG AS IT HAS ANY, UNDER PERSONAL LAW & AT THEIR EXPENSE & RISK.

STATE: And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in  an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book. – WRONGFUL MONOPOLY POWERS, ABSOLUTISM, ANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, REPRESENTATION, PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: And yet Benjamin Tucker, for all the peaceful sentiments that found shelter in his thoughts, stood back to back with anarchists everywhere in defense of the view that the state is a thoroughly corrupting influence within society which must be plucked out root and branch if men are ever to develop a higher form of civilization.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.153. – He should have clearly stated that this applies only to territorial States. Once, they, too, are reduced to exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, they will be part of a comprehensive competition to develop higher forms of civilization, society and culture – and better types of men. – JZ, 4.7.08. – MAN, PANARCHISM, PROGRESS, CORRUPTION, CONSTITUTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, CIVILIZATION, POLYARCHISM

STATE: And, paraphrasing Marx, we may say that “traditional political philosophers have sought only to explain and justify the State. The point, however, is to abolish it.” - Source not noted. - Only the territorial State has to be abolished! - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: Any man who subordinates his will to that of the State surrenders his liberty and thus becomes a slave. – Gandhi - https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423007_10151325690248767_1757768456_n.jpg - Nizam Ahmad shared Sanjeev Sabhlok's photo. – Facebook, 22.11.12. - LIBERTY, WILL, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SLAVERY

STATE: Any State or government without coercive territorial powers and a monopoly in the sphere of money, clearing, currency and credit, especially of exchange media and value standards, would soon begin to shrink. The shrinkage would become still more obvious and inevitable once compulsory taxation is replaced by voluntary taxation and compulsory membership by voluntary membership. Both would be introduced through individual secessionism and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. – JZ, 3.6.04, 30.10.07. – In an age of mass extermination devices we must not strive for less and need not fight for more. – JZ, 5.4.09. - UNDER FULL MONETARY FREEDOM & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, STATIST DESPOTISM & TERRITORIALISM WOULD SOON BE ENDED & REPLACED BY PEACEFULLY COEXISTING & COMPETING PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS & UNDER PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Anyone who believes in the utopianisation of life through the State is headed for a life of frustration.” – W. F. Buckley, Jr., SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 26.10.78. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISMM, COERCIVE UTOPIAS

STATE: As a State religion is the rape of conscience, so a State political administration is the castration of liberty.” – Proudhon, The General Idea of the Revolution in the 19th Century. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LIBERTY, RIGHTS, JUSTICE, FREEDOM

STATE: As Anarchists we convey to man the consciousness and knowledge that the power of the State and the exploitation through monopoly-capitalisms can be overcome, without the peoples getting from under the rain under a waterfall, from private capitalism (*) into State capitalism. . The victory of society and the defeat of the State is one, even the fundamental precondition for the existence of humanity. Mankind will be free from the domination of the State, of monopoly capitalism and of the church or it will no longer exist.“ – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 3. – („Als Anarchisten vermitteln wir den Menschen das Bewusstsein und das Wissen, dass die Gewalt des Staates und die Ausbeutung durch den Monopolkapitalismus ueberwunden werden kann, ohne dass die Voelker vom Regen in die Traufe, vom Privatkapitalismus in den Staatskapitalismus gelangen. Der Sieg der Gesellschaft und die Niederlage des Staates ist eine, ja die Grundvoraussetzung fuer die Existenz der Menschheit. – Die Menschheit wird frei von der Herrschaft des Staates, des Monolpolkapitalismus und der Kirche, oder aber sie wird nicht mehr sein.“) – Religious tolerance has already largely tamed the churches and sects, wherever and to the extent that it was introduced. Now we need its equivalent in the sphere of political, economic and social systems. Freedom of action or experimentation also, for all kinds of statists and capitalists, free marketeers and socialists etc. to do their own things for or to themselves, as long as they are willing to put up with them, but, only exterritorially, under their own personal law: manarchism, personarchism, panarchism, polyarchism etc. - (*) Alas, no distinction was made here between monopoly-capitalism or the mixed economy, and genuinely private and free enterprise, competitive, laissez faire or free-market capitalism, without any monopolies granted by the territorial State. There are still xyz errors, confusions and contradictions among anarchists. See my anarchist spectrum draft in www.butterbach.net/piot1.htm - and try to complete it and also to provide a similar survey of the differences between libertarians. – JZ, 5.7.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE

STATE: As every libertarian knows, to maintain the State is to suppress liberty.” – SEK 3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 7, April-June 80. – I hold that this applies only to territorial States or governments. – JZ, 4.7.08. - LIBERTY

STATE: As in economic life, so in social life, the wealth of knowledge and experience, the impulses to growth and change, lie with the people themselves, not with the state. The pattern of our social life, the character of our education, in school or university, the content of our family life, the physical environment of our homes – all these things, happily, have not been laid down or devised by the state. They are what the people themselves have chosen to make them, over the generations. Being such they are richer and more varied by far than the state would have imagined. If from now on the state only is to decide, then the price must be an impoverishment of ideas, a pitiful narrowing of possibilities.” – Enoch Powell, quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac, for October 11. – That narrowing has already happened, for all too long, when it comes to the territorial “choice” or, rather, imposition, of political, economic and social systems and experiments and we are largely conditioned to accept this as natural and inevitable, even as desirable. – JZ, 4.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE FOR PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

STATE: As Oppenheimer pointed out, the State generally began in violence and conquest; even if at times internal processes gave rise to the State, it was certainly never by general consensus or contract.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.77. – SOCIAL CONTRACT, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: as soon as one can speak of freedom, the State, as such, ceases to exist.” – Engels to Bebel, London, 18-28 March 1875. – Based upon such phrases even some of the left anarchists were won over for a while. – JZ, 1.7.08. - I have often spoken or written of freedom - and so have millions of others. Unfortunately, the territorial States did not cease to exist thereupon. - His phrasing was rather careless. What he meant to say was, probably, something like: "… as soon as one can speak of a state or condition of freedom, the State, as such, has ceased to exist." - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: As the Wall Street Journal observed in a June 22, 1990, editorial, “The Arabs have a saying that ‘the state eats the green and the dry.’ They mean that an authoritarian government consumes everything in its path. It captures the labor unions, the guilds, the bar and the middle class…“ - George B. N. Ayittey, Africa Betrayed, St. Martin’s Press, A Cato Institute Book, 1992, p.356 - & GOVERNMENT, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, TAX TRIBUTES, PUBLIC DEBTS ANTICIPATING FURTHER TAX SLAVERY

STATE: At best the State is today a representative or direct democratic authority and one of only very small territorial size. But most are oversized, imposed upon large territories with diverse populations and groups. While they have their excess size in common with many large private corporations, the main difference is that the private corporations have no territorial monopoly (apart from copyrights or patent laws granting them privileges) and no involuntary members. They have no taxing power but live by selling wanted goods or services to voluntary customers. No one is forced to invest with them, or work in them. Anyone is free to leave them, as customer, worker or investor and even to totally boycott them, if he prefers that. Everywhere they are subject to competition. - All existing territorial monopoly States ought to become transformed into such competitive corporations of and for volunteers only, with none of them confined to any particular territory. Then, finally, will freedom, justice, security, peace, progress, prosperity and enlightenment be given their maximum chances and will no one be subjected any longer to any regime that he does no prefer for himself. Well, as long as these exterritorially autonomous communities behave tolerantly, peacefully, non-aggressively and non-criminally towards the members of any other such community, society or competing government of and for volunteers only. – While, hypothetically, one can imagine that they would, sometimes or often do this, like the territorial Warfare States that we suffer under at present, their very nature as organizations of volunteers, free to do their own things, would tend to enlighten them and deprive them of any reasons or motives for aggression and intolerance. If any of them should slip backwards into another kind of intolerant and aggressive fanaticism, then it would find the world of hundreds of panarchistic societies and communities united against it. - When did you last see a businessman or industrialist pull a gun on a potential customer to force him to buy from him? - Free enterprise and consumer sovereignty does tend to make most people rather peaceful. - Please, do ponder this change from every angle, somewhat like I try to do with this alphabetized mess of quotes, notes an d comments. - JZ, n.d. & 3.7.08, 8.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREELY COMPETING CORPORATIONS WITHOUT ANY GOVERNMENT-GRANTED PRIVILEGES OR SUBSIDIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, LAISSEZ FARE CAPITALIM, FREE CHOICE, CONTRACTS & EXPERIMENTATION AMONG VOLUNTEERS IN EVERY SPHERE

STATE: At least some of the exterritorial and voluntary alternatives that would become established somewhere, some time, could be so attractive that the remaining despotic territorial regimes would tend to collapse and become peacefully replaced by them. A start could be made by the establishment of governments and societies in exile, in already somewhat free countries, all of them exterritorially autonomous i.e. very diverse alternative panarchies and polyarchies to every remaining territorial despotism, all of them doing their things only for their present and future volunteers. – These alternative governments and societies could be offered as the natural allies to all existing democratic governments in their defence efforts against all the remaining rogue governments. Since each would only be for its present volunteers, in the democratic countries and for its future volunteers among the populations still to be liberated, these institutions could hardly be interpreted as aggressive ones. They would even assure the continuance of the present regimes - but only exterritorially, i.e. for their remaining volunteers and at their expense and risk. These exile associations would also oppose the mass extermination stockpiling of democratic countries, directed much more against the various captive nations and suppressed minority groups rather than their statist territorial victimizers. - Initially, it might even suffice to establish them only online as virtual governments or societies. - Ideas know no walls or borders. - JZ, 10.4.09. – GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE IN FORM OF PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, AS ATTRACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS OF RIGHTFUL ALTERNATIVES & AS STANDING APPEALS TO ALL STILL TERRITORIALLY SUPPRESSED NATIONS, MINORITIES, MOVEMENTS ETC.

STATE: At the center of this apparatus stands the state, a mythical structure built out of the fears and ignorance of men that has been building since the first cunning medicine men of some tribe, lost to history, exercised control over his fellowmen through black magic and other forms of deception. In ever widening circles that control has been reaching out over the centuries until today the vast majority of men have been totally caught up in its pulsations of power. Only the individual standing squarely on his own power, as a social being, remains free to warn us against the enemy we face. And since everyone has the same potential to break free of the myths that bind us, there is nothing whatever to the accusation that the anarchist is elitist in his social views.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.584. – There is nothing elitist in the panarchist view that desires anarchism only for anarchists, libertarianism only for libertarians and statism only for statists, except the belief that, in the long run, the best system, the most liberating, tolerant, free, just, progressive and prosperous one will win the greatest number of voluntary adherents. – Naturally, there will always be some throw-backs. But as long as they harm only themselves - with their spleens - they are tolerable and even valuable as deterrent examples. – JZ, 4.7.08. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM, ELITISM, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT, STATISM FOR STATISTS ONLY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

STATE: Away with the State! I will take part in the revolution. Undermine the whole conception of a State, declare free choice and spiritual kinship to be the only all-important condition of any union, and you will have the commencement of a liberty that is worth something. - Henrik Ibsen - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VS. VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS  COMPULSION & MONOPOLISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Bakunin’s social and political ideal was an organization of society based on a free federation of workers’ associations modeled on the Russian peasant commune. He was convinced that any state, regardless of its political form, was simply systematized oppression, and he saw the “path of combat and rebellion” as the only means for the complete emancipation of the masses. More than any of his contemporaries, he derived from the revolutionary movements of Russia and Europe a belief in the virtue of violence for its own sake …” – F. C. Giffin & R. D. Smith, in the anthology Against the Grain, p.117. – Edited by Frederic C. Giffin & Ronald D. Smith.

STATE: Bakunin’s successor as the world’s leading protagonist of anarchism was Pëtr Kropotkin, a prince by birth and a geographer and naturalist by profession. Whereas Bakunin was an agitator and conspirator, Kropotkin was a theoretician. Convinced that the rise of the centralized state from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries was merely a transitory aberration from the normal pattern of Western civilization, he saw the predominant trends of modern history pointing back toward decentralized cooperative societies, or collectives, in which the individual could develop his creative faculties freely. (*) The collectives would operate (**) on the principle “from each according to his means, to each according to his need.” There would be no private property, Instead, the collectives would have ownership of every material object and each person would be given his food and other requirements from the common stock.” – F. C. Giffin & R. D. Smith, in the anthology Against the Grain. – Editor? – (***) - Both of these two famous leftist anarchist thinkers seem to have overlooked that the general trend was rather away from primitive communism towards private property and free exchange, i.e., towards contractual and market relationships. – "From status to contract." Moreover, that genuine social progress and liberation occurred only to the extent that this trend was not blocked or interfered with by laws or customs. – (*) Being bound by tribal customs is sometimes even more restrictive than being bound by laws. – Compare e.g., how some tribal societies still treat women and children. - (**) They would largely fail to be productive as a result of this “principle”. - (***) Too many people are still unaware of how much that goes against the grain of human nature in most individuals. However, they should be free to practise their “principle”, as long as they can stand it, among their own kinds of volunteers. - JZ, 4.7.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PRIVATE PROPERTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TO EACH HIS OWN SYSTEM, INCLUDING VOLUNTARY COMMUNISM & STATISM VS. UNIVERSAL & DECENTRALIZED COMMUNISM & TOTALITARIANISM

STATE: Barth, the Swiss theologian, famous for stressing the gap between unredeemed man and a saving God, had a low opinion of the state. Indeed, it is Karl Barth, not Murray Rothbard, who called the state “a graceless order … in which human possibilities have been renounced.” – Justus D. Doenecke, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 7/77.

STATE: Because each State views only the power of other States as menacing, each State continuously expands its power until it is either destroyed in war or collapses from within. – The attitudes of two States towards one another are like two mirrors face-to-face, reflecting hostility indefinitely, only magnified with each reflection until there is war.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66. – As territorial warfare States they do have good reasons to fear each other. Reduced to exterritorial autonomy over their own volunteers, they are no longer a threat to each other. - JZ, 8.3.11. - POWER, ARMS RACE, WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT MILITARY STRENGTH, FEAR OF OTHER TERRITORIAL STATES, WARFARE STATES, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE FOR VOLUNTEERS BUT TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM, COERCION & COLLECTIVISM FOR NONE

STATE: because every State, according to its essence, dreams of hegemony, …” - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr.3. (“ … weil jeder Staat seinem Wesen gemaess von der Hegemonie traeumt; ...“) - TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, WARFARE STATES

STATE: Bertrand de Jouvenel, in his book On Power, (*) referred to the modern State as the “assailant of the social order” and as the agent of a “permanent revolution”. – As a territorial institution the modern State can manage only more or less wrongful revolutions. Only panarchies can realize revolutions that please all their voluntary members and this without subjugating any people organized in other panarchies and just doing their own things for or to themselves, in accordance with their convictions or beliefs. – (*) page 64? - JZ, 9.4.09. – With some individuals seceding from them or joining them or starting a new one, almost every day, this kind of revolution would be a permanent one and consist of many one-person revolutions. – JZ, 6.3.14 - POLYARCHISM OR PANARCHISM  OR PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM, PEACEFUL SECESSIONS & REVOLUTIONS – FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS ONLY.

STATE: Bewildered, helpless, hopeless, ignorant and prejudiced people, basically still tribal and primitive ones - in most cases, under scientific, technological and highly organized repression and aggression. – JZ, 26.11.82, 28.6.08. - Their leaders or misleaders represent merely the most popular errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 8.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATION STATES, FROM DEMOCRACIES TO TOTALITARIAN REGIMES.

STATE: Bolshevism, day by day, and step by step, proves that state power possesses inalienable characteristics; it can change its label, its ‘theory’, and its servitors, but in essence it merely remains power and despotism in new forms.” – An anonymous anarchist, in VELIKIOPYT, n.p., 1918, quoted by Paul Avrich, The Russian Anarchists, p.181. In their authoritarian territorialism even all democracies and republics do have still all too much in common with Bolshevism, Nazism and Maoism and other totalitarian regimes. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: Briefly, Mr. Nisbet argues for the decentralization of cultural, economic and political power; he contends that the concentration of power in the hands of the state inevitably leads to the diminution of personal liberty. He makes a sharp distinction between state and society, and points out that there are areas of life beyond the competence of politics and of the state to cope with. – Closely connected with the distinction between state and society is the need to “recover the social”, that is, the need to reaffirm and strengthen a sense of community, kinship, and social roots, and such social institutions as marriage, family, the church, and other kinds of self-help and charitable organizations and associations. …” - John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 3/79, p.191. - As usual, exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers are not or not explicitly enough considered by such “decentralists” and voluntaryists. – JZ, 4.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIAL DECENTRALIZATION

STATE: Bury the State.” – T. F. Falcon, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8.3.74, p.174. – How, with what? Where? – Word magic does not suffice. –JZ, 9.4.09. - Best by individual secessionism and by confining it to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for its remaining volunteers. – JZ, 5.7.08.

STATE: But if, in despotic statecraft, the supreme and essential mystery be to hoodwink the subject, and to mask the fear which keeps them down, with the specious garb of religion, so that men may fight as bravely for slavery as for safety, and count it not shame but highest honour to risk their blood and their lives for the vainglory of a tyrant; yet in a free state no more mischievous expedient could be planned or attempted.” – Spinoza, 419/20. – I hold that a free territorial State is a contradiction in terms. Territorial and collectivist sovereignty of organizations with compulsory members, subjects and tax slaves, are not a substitute for individual sovereignty and voluntary membership in organizations. - JZ, 8.3.11. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNY, DESPOTISM, RELIGION, POLYARCHISM, FREE SOCIETY, PANARCHISM

STATE: But Louis XIV was quite literal in proclaiming, “L’etat c’est moi.” The state is a person or a number of persons who exercise force, or the threat of it, to cause others to do what they otherwise would not do, or to refrain from satisfying a desire. That is, the state is political power, and political power is force exerted by persons on persons. The superhuman character given it is intended to induce subservience. The strength of the state is Samsonian, and can be shorn off by popular recognition of the fact that it is only a Tom, a Dick, and a Harry.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.388/89. – ANOTHER VERSION FROM ANOTHER SOURCE: But Louis XIV. was quite literal when he said, “L’état c’est moi.” The State is a person, or a number of persons, who exercise force, or the threat of it, to cause others to do what they otherwise would not do, or to refrain from satisfying a desire. The substance of the State is political power, and political power is coercion exercised by persons on persons; the supra-human character assumed by the State is intended to hide this fact and to induce subservience. The strength of the State is Samsonian, and can be shorn off by popular recognition of the fact that it is only a Tom, a Dick and a Harry. – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p. 109. – The State is no more just one person than an army, a trade union or group of religious fanatics or fundamentalists or an angry mob is just one person, even though these, too, are all made up of individuals. – If it were just one person, I could shoot it down and thereby abolish the State. But not every successful tyrannicide has abolished every tyranny. Killing one politician, as has often been done, does not get rid of the rest. Killing one bureaucrat, does not get rid of bureaucracy. Killing one tax collector does not free us of taxation. It would be very nice if it were as simple as that. – Organizing a successful liberation, revolution or military insurrection or tax strike or refusal to accept any government paper money is not very easy, or not so easy as Chodorov’s opinion suggests. - JZ, 28.6.08. - It requires much knowledge and skills to engage in successful revolutions, military insurrections, tax strikes and in refusals to accept any government money, while replacing it by sound and competitive monies, not as expensive and often unavailable as gold- or silver coins are, or banknotes redeemable in them. Merely the image of our rulers as Tom, Dick and Harry, or the Emperor without clothing, does not liberate and enlighten us enough. – JZ, 2.7.08, 8.3.11. - LEADERSHIP, POWER, RULERS, POLITICIANS, TERRORISM, TERRITORIALISM, SOVEREIGNTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM,

STATE: But the fact is that the State is not equipped to deal with matters of intelligence.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.107. - The same could be said of justice, economics, education, morality, progress, technology, pollution, arts, sports, conservation, transport, broadcasting, the Internet, peace, freedom, science and, especially, of the social sciences. The territorial State has even prevented the development of a genuine science of politics, one that would include the exterritorial autonomy options. – It is not even equipped to deal intelligently with matters of military intelligence. Our supposed protectors have built and keep in readiness, for instant use, thousands of mass murder devices or anti people “weapons”, each like a portable “extermination camp” packages. “Nothing is worse to behold than ignorance in action!” – said Goethe. This would include the continuing “actions” of mere voters or voting cattle or sheeple. - JZ, 29.9.07. – In which creative, productive, trading and protection sphere has the territorial State ever demonstrated genuine competence and superiority to all other forms of organization of volunteers, free to make their own choices? – JZ, 5.4.09. - VS. INTELLIGENCE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL CHOICES, Q., TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, COMPETENCE? INTELLIGENCE, SECRET SERVICES, POLITICAL SCIENCE

STATE: But the State is pernicious. The mysticism with which it is surrounded by those who misuse it for their own purposes; the profound deference shown by the weak and the shallow-minded to its strength and size; the self-glorification of the masses, who bask in the reflected glory of the State, all these things combine in the tendency to make the State greater and more powerful. And as this tendency is innate in every State, and the rivalry of States neither knows any moral restrictions nor is held in check by a higher power, the mere existence of the State leads to conflicts. Conflicts between States, however, mean war, so long as there is no power above the State which will prevent it.” - Frank E. Warner: The Future of Man, p.52. - STATISM, NATIONALISM, WAR, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MORALITY

STATE: But what would you replace the state with?" — An institution that can take 200,000,000 lives within a century hardly needs to be "replaced." - Joseph Sobran – quoted by Sabine Maria Paulina – Facebook, 28.8.13. – DEMOCIDE, MASS MURDERS

STATE: But when the State emerged it not only included the existence of a power situated above society like the government but also a ‘territorial concentration and a concentration of many or even all functions of society in the hands of a few’. It implies some new relationship between members of society, which did not exist before the formation of the State. It had been the historical mission of the State ‘to prevent the direct association among men, to shackle the development of local and individual initiative, to crush existing liberties, to prevent their new blossoming – all this in order to subject the masses to the will of minorities’.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.21, discussing Kropotkin. - TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, STATISM

STATE: But while, as in the lynch mob, the majority can become actively tyrannical and aggressive, the normal and continuing condition of the State is oligarchic rule: rule by a coercive elite which has managed to gain control of the State machinery.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - MAJORITY, OLIGARCHY & LYNCH MOBS & TYRANNY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: By appealing to an existing or pretended State interest, the State is in a position to justify every kind of measure which would deprive the individual of his rights.” – Kurt Lachmann, 1947, in “The Renaissance of the Individual”, p.12. - PUBLIC INTEREST, REALPOLITIK, EMERGENCY LAWS, STATE SECURITY, STATE SECRETS, STATE INTEREST, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: By now it should be perfectly clear that the central idea of anarchism is the libertarian view that the state is a totally negative force when it comes to the establishment of human freedom. By way of definition, then, the term “anarchist”, as will be used in this study, applies to all those Americans who dedicated themselves to the realization of the idea of freedom by adopting a negative attitude toward formal social control in the hands of the state.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.10. – FREEDOM, ANARCHISM

STATE: By splitting up the State of the politician, the society of the socialists, the mankind of the humane people; he made them known as barriers to our uniqueness (self-ownership); he dealt a deadly blow to authority, broke with the majority’s will to dominate the whole, also with their privileges and put in place of the citizen subject, the worker, the man, the I, in place of the destroyer of spiritual values - the living and creative individual.” - J. H. M., in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, S.151. - POLITICIANS, SOCIETY OF THE STATE SOCIALISTS, THE MANKIND OF THE HUMANE PEOPLE, UNIQUENESS VS. AUTHORITY, DOMINATION BY THE MAJORITY OF THE WHOLE, PRIVILEGES, CITIZENS, WORKERS, MEN, THE EGO, THE I, DESTROYERS OF THE SPIRIT, THE LIVING CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: By the beginning of the twentieth century it had become clear to a number of thinkers that the only hope for freedom in the modern world was by attacking the outrageous claims being made on behalf of the state.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, introduction, p.5.

STATE: By their very nature States are at war with one another. So long as States exist, so long as people retain the mistaken belief that the State is in any ways essential to the attainment of life’s End(s), an absence of war can be only momentary – only until the memory of the last one’s horror fades.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66.

STATE: By virtue of its autonomy (*) the modern State claims the right (**) not only to protect the individual from wrong (***), but also, if necessary (****), to inflict wrong upon him with impunity. – Kurt Lachmann, The Renaissance of the Individual, 1947, p.110. – (*) territorial monopoly! – (**) rather the coercive and legalized monopoly! – (***) It does not know what is right and wrong! If you believe, that it does, show me the governmental “bill of rights” that is quite clear and complete and does not contain any fundamental errors about rights and liberties. – As for its “protection”: It cannot even sufficiently protect its heads of State and does not seriously attempt to protect ordinary subjects. - (****) Is it ever? How could that, possibly, be a right? Anyhow, only individuals can have individual human rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.1.93, 2.7.08. 

STATE: Can’t you decide, one by one, what’s right, what’s wrong? Do you have to believe in groups?” - Fay Weldon, Darcy’s Utopia, Collins, London, 1990, p.225. – Can you decide, one by one, what is right for you, e.g. in form of associations of like-minded people, all only doing their own things for and to themselves? You have no cause to believe any longer in the rightfulness and usefulness of territorial determined groups. But members of groups of like-minded people would at least do no wrong to each other by actions they all do approve of, for otherwise they would secede. – JZ, 18.9.07. - TERRITORIAL ONES, COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIAL CONSTITUTIONS, LAWS & JURISDICTION VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, Q.

STATE: Castrate the State!” – Slogan on poster carried by Sam Konkin, A IS A NEWSLETTER, 6/72. – How does one do that? – It has “organs”, but not sexual ones. - JZ 5.7.08. - It would be largely rendered impotent by confining it to its remaining volunteers and exterritorial autonomy - with all others being free to secede from it and do their own things under personal law in their self-chosen communities and societies. - Inappropriate language use does not help us in liberating ourselves. - JZ, 8.3.11. -

STATE: Cheating & Stealing Ltd.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his new, 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. - www.panarchy.org – Ltd.? I would rather say: Unlimited. - JZ, n.d. - It is the big lie or confidence trick of thousands of dishonest politicians. – JZ, 8.3.11. - TAXATION, INFLATION, PROPAGANDA

STATE: Civilization has been a continuous struggle of the individual or of groups of individuals against the State and even against "society," that is, against the majority subdued and hypnotized by the State and State worship.” - Emma Goldman – quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 18.9.13.

STATE: Classic analysis of the State by one of the finest Old Right libertarians. Develops the thesis that as State power (organized political coercion) increases, Social power (voluntarism) decreases. The more the State does, the less society can or will do for itself. Also includes an historical analysis of the American State. – “On Doing the Right Thing” deals with the detrimental effect of the State on moral autonomy. - LAISSEZ FARE CATALOG, 11/74, on Albert Jay Nock; Our Enemy, the State & On Doing the Right Thing. - POWER, SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

STATE: Clay, like all good anarchists, had very little good to say about the role that government plays in the lives of people. The notion that law and order depend primarily upon government was, in his opinion, a “mere farce”. All states “protect themselves as states”, he argued, “while the people yield their life, their liberty, their happiness, for an idle frame.” Nothing, therefore, could be expected from the political process and Clay refused to vote or otherwise give respectability to an institution which he deemed to be worse than useless.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.283, on James A. Clay.

STATE: Commit all the “crimes” against the territorial State that you can away with – but none against humans! – JZ, 2/75, 8.3.11. – If all of us became successful tax evaders then the State would starve to death. – But the State has certainly not made this easy, just like it has not made individual or group secessions from it or uprisings against its powers easy, or refusals to accept its depreciating paper money and its replacement by sound, and competitively supplied sufficient exchange media or clearing certificates or account. - JZ, 1.7.08.

STATE: Competing, or, rather, domineering territorial States lead to war while competing exterritorial governments or communities lead to peace. – JZ, 4/72. - COMPETITION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, WAR, PEACE

STATE: Confine the State’s aggressions.” – David Hart, 10.2.78. – To its own voluntary members and victims! – JZ, 11/78, 8.3.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, STATISM, AGGRESSION, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

STATE: Considering this contract in connection with the anarchistic definition of the State as the embodiment of the principle of invasion, we see that the State is antagonistic to society; and, society being essential to individual life and development, the conclusion leaps to the eyes that the relation of the State to the individual and of the individual to the State must be one of hostility, enduring till the State shall perish.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. - Only the territorially imposed State has to be abolished. For its voluntary victims it could and should remain, at least as a deterrent example. - JZ, 8.3.11. - INVASION, AGGRESSION, SOCIETY

STATE: Contradiction number one: the state is a law-breaking law protector. - Contradiction number two: the state is an expropriating property protector. - Hans-Hermann Hoppe. On the Impracticality of One-World Government - Ludwig von Mises Institute, Facebook entry of 9.6.12 & 11.7.12. – LAW BREAKING, PROTECTION & PROPERTY 

STATE: Could we not spare ourselves this State? This would mean capital formation in the hands of all workers.” – Winfried Thomsen, Radikalauer, Eichborn Verlag. – JZ tr. of: “Koennen wir uns diesen Staat nicht sparen? Das waere Vermoegensbildung in Arbeitnehmerhand.” - No more taxes, no more wars, no more inflations and no more government-caused economic crises with mass unemployment. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: Democracy: the State says (asserts?): I am the people.“ – Lothar Schmidt - (“Demokratie: der Staat sagt: das Volk bin ich.”) – DEMOCRACY, STATE, IMPOSED & COLLECTIVIST SOVEREIGNTY VS. SOVEREIGNTY OF SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE

STATE: Despite the moral abominations practised by most States, which seem to leave millions free of debts to any agencies of order, philosophers remain biased towards the idea of adherence to law.” – David B. Lyons, Rights Against Humanity, THE PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW, April 76. – Statist adherents to territorialism hardly deserve being called philosophers or moral people. - JZ, 8.3.11. - They are, obviously, unaware of its voluntary and rightful opposites and how it outlaws or restricts natural rights, and genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.3.11. - STATISM, SOCIAL CONTRACT, HUMAN RIGHTS, DICTATORSHIP, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Destroy the individual and there is no more State or society. Destroy the State, dissolve society, and the individual survives, because individuals are the irreplaceable ingredients that go to form a State or a society.” – MINUS ONE, No.36, 1975. – Only a few Robinson Crusoes would survive without “society”. – JZ, 10/76.

STATE: Disown the government and do not support it with your taxes. Enlighten the oppressed as to their own self-imposed servitude, but stay away from the State for it will only contaminate you. The similarity between Lane’s answer and Thoreau’s solution is striking: “When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned his office, then the revolution is accomplished.” – Carl Watner, February 1982, A Voluntary Political Government. – When only one involuntary subject refuses to obey it, only one involuntary taxpayer refuses to pay taxes, only one individual attempts to secede from it and only one involuntary conscript becomes a conscientious objector, then a liberating revolution, one deserving that term, has hardly begun. On the contrary, such primitive beginnings are easily suppressed, ignored, ridiculed or shrugged off by almost any territorial State. - It is the old fallacy of a J. C., 007, Superman, "great leader" or Hero as a savior for all others. - How to expropriate any democratic territorial government, while privatizing all its remaining assets, was described in some details in PEACE PLANS 19 C, which is online at  www.butterbach.net/lmp/cd2/ - Effective resistance against and abolition of the territorial State does require at least as much of a science and preparation as military science. - It must also scientifically tackle and solve all the political, economic and social problems involved. - It is not enough to win militarily against it and then lose the peace through almost total unpreparedness for it. Most dictatorships, tyrannies and authoritarian Welfare States arose out of unsolved problems, for which territorial statism was offered as a solution. - There are many hints towards tax strikes and voluntary taxation online, but the best of them have not yet been turned into a suitable program, one that is good enough for either action to have a good chance to become widely adopted and to succeed. - Intellectually it is as poor a response as merely saying: "abolish government", - "down with government", "say no to government", "ban government", "ban the bomb!" and "throw the rascals out!" Effective programs of e.g. a tax strike, citizen strike, liberation, revolution, military insurrection, public enlightenment, defence against aggression from dictatorships, to prevent nuclear war and to achieve lasting peace - have either still to be developed or to be sufficiently published. - Naturally, I recommend my own writings on the subject, e.g. in www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc/htm & www.butterbach.net/epinfo/peace/htm - If you find better ones, please, let me know. - JZ, 8.3.11. - SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, , LIBERATION, REVOLUTIOIN, TAX STRIKE, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION

STATE: ditch the machinery of the State.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.1021. – As if we had it already in our own hands, ready to throw away! – JZ, 23.10.08. – We should be able to ditch only our own membership, dependency and subjugation to it, leaving others to their choices. – JZ, 9.4.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EVEN STATES & GOVERNMENTS BUT ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTARY VICTIMS & AT THEIR EXPENSE & RISK

STATE: Do we need the State as it needs us?” – Sponti-Spezial 18, Eichborn Verlag. (“Brauchen wir den Staat genauso wie er uns?”) - Q.

STATE: Do you believe in Power? Do you adhere to the idea that the individual exists only for the glory of the State?” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.182. – Q., POWER

STATE: Does this action increase the power of the state? If it does, I shall oppose it.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State. - Q.

STATE: Don’t shirk this great chance to get the state back to work. – Stephen Galilee, CEO of the NSW Minerals Council, in headline of an article in  THE TELEGRAPH.COM.AU, 26.11.13. - The state is a fictional entity, which never produced any work. But as a fictional and legalized “entity” it was powerful enough to prevent people from working, and to extract much in tax-tributes from those still working and to impose wrongful rules over whole populations, including monetary despotism, which causes involuntary unemployment, inflation, deflation and stagflation.  – JZ, 22.3.14.

STATE: Dr. Marx … would substitute the State for the person.” – Rev. Samuel Johnson, a free religionist and social radical. – Did he mean Karl Marx? This Marx, to my knowledge, never acquired a doctorate. – JZ – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: During the last ten years I have read a great many books and articles, especially by German writers, in which an attempt has been made to set up “the State” as an entity having conscience, power, and will sublimated above human limitations, and as constituting a tutelary genius over us all. I have never been able to find in history or experience anything to fit this concept.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.8/9. - Our minds are still all too full of all too many primitive notions, like that of a perfect and benevolent God and of a perfect and benevolent State, a perfect central bank and a perfect constitution. – JZ, 4.7.08. – What can be achieved, under personal law and individual sovereignty an secessionism, combined with the personal law option, is only that volunteers get their choices for themselves, at their own risk and expense. Their dissatisfied volunteers would remain free to secede and to try some other system among themselves. Free experimentation would finally be an option for all, in all spheres (as long as they do not interfere with or threaten the individual rights and liberties of others) and no longer left to political or bureaucratic power addicts. – JZ, -STATISM, & TERRITORIALISM, AS THE NEW MISLEADING RELIGION, COUNTERED BY INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS

STATE: Each in its turn, Rothbard deals with the practical infrastructure questions, which have to be answered in any economic system. Does the government have to provide clothing for its people? Of course not. Then why education? How about streets, roads and other “public services”? Applying sound economic reasoning to each of these areas, Rothbard finds no reason why the market cannot provide all of these services. And then he takes up the ultimate question. If the market can fulfill all of the conceivable consumer’s needs, including education, and public services, then why not protection and judicial services? Why not, indeed, asks Rothbard, who then proceeds with a meticulous marginal analysis of the question. His conclusion is that the market can provide the optimal amount of protection and judicial needs of society, just as it can, and, when allowed to do so, does for all of society’s other needs. He also sets forth the matter in which he thinks such protective systems and courts might emerge in a free market environment.” – Walter Grinder on Rothbard: “For a New Liberty”. – It could also provide not only all the diverse separate and wanted services but also whole package deals for volunteers, offering different services and different combinations of them to voluntary subscribers, institutions, which would amount to panarchies under panarchism. - JZ, 8.3.11. - MARKET, PUBLIC SERVICES, ANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, FREELY COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Edward Jenks observed that, historically speaking, there is not the slightest difficulty in proving that all political communities of the modern type [that is, states] owe their existence to successful warfare. And in reading Jan Vansina’s “Kingdoms of the Savanna”, a book with no theoretical ax to grind, one finds that state after state in central Africa rose in the same manner.” – R. L. Carriero, A Theory of the Origin of the State, p. 7. - WAR, WARFARE STATES

STATE: Either the State or mankind will have to lose the game. There is no other choice in between. To limit the aggressive power of the state, to overcome it, lies in the interest of all who are interested in living.” – Uwe Timm, Jan. 76, “Warum ich Anarchist bin.

STATE: embodiment of the principle of aggression.” – Benjamin R. Tucker.

STATE: Entrepreneurship with Fiat Property - mises.org - Instead of trying to abolish the State let us only aim at confining it to exterritorial autonomy and its voluntary members and supporters. On that basis of freedom of action, exterritorial autonomy or personal law, all other groups than the territorial statist ones could ALSO come to peacefully coexist and compete with each other for new members or try to keep the old ones. The resulting all-over progress could THEN come very fast, like it does in other spheres, e.g. technology and natural sciences. We should no longer expect it from territorial monopolies, regardless of how uniform or well intentioned their legislation etc. may be and their actual performance. – JZ, 23.11.11, on Facebook. – In whichever sphere they act, they tend to produce new problems and dissenters. All of them should thus be confined to voluntary victims under their self-chosen personal law system. – JZ, 7.3.14. -ABOLITIONISM OR SECESSIONISM?

STATE: Essentially, the State operates as a protection racket, except that it vastly exaggerates its ability to protect.” - Ascribed to, not quoting: Jan Narveson. - FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, Nr. 63. - AS PROTECTION RACKET, TERRITORIALISM, PROTECTION RACKET

STATE: Essentially, there is no difference between prison walls and territorially imposed borders – except that the latter imprison and restrict many more innocent people. – JZ, 4.1.00, 11.6.08. - PRISONS, WALLS, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: ethico-religious anarchy, which views the State not only as unnecessary to any desirable change, but as actually an obstacle to the accomplishment of the Movements initial and most accurately conceived aims: the peace, the freedom, the justice and the welfare of all.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66.

STATE: Even when the citizens tremble there are already cracks in the foundations of the State.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. – JZ tr. of: “Auch wenn Buerger zittern, gibt es Risse in den Grundmauern des Staates.” – Another JZ tr.: Even the mere trembling of citizen can already lead to some breaks in the foundations of the State. - But e.g. through State-terror or merely submissive statism the territorial State can then, nevertheless, persist for decades or even centuries. Has the science for rightful revolutions, uprising and liberations been sufficiently developed and spread as yet, as much, as e.g. sports, literature and the arts, technology and natural sciences and the military science have been developed and spread? Is even a serious attempt made in this direction? – JZ, 2.7.08. – TOTALITARIANISM, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS

STATE: Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, Essays, Second Series: Politics. - Every actual State is corrupt. – Emerson – Quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.143. - Most corruption is probably caused by territorial government interference, making bribes of officials necessary to go ahead. - Private and competitive insurance, protection and adjudication companies would do a better, more honest and cheaper job. - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 8.3.11. - & CORRUPTION, POWER, OBEDIENCE

STATE: Every central power which follows its natural tendencies,” wrote Tocqueville, “courts and encourages the principle of equality; for equality singularly facilitates, extends, and secures the influence of a central power.” And it was Thomas Jefferson who observed that the state with power to do things for people has the power to do things to them.” - Robert A. Nisbet, The New Despotism, p.26. - Centralized territorial powers for Local, State and Federal Governments means equality merely of subjects - combined with all too great and wrongful powers for the rulers, i.e. their great “inequality”. – JZ, 3.7.08, 8.3.11. – TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, EQUALITY, POWER

STATE: every civilization that declined or was lost carried an all-powerful State on its back.” - Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.151. - CIVILIZATION, STATISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM,

STATE: Every measure touched by the hand of the State, or by any corporate body, if it be only a few annually appointed select men, acquires a fixedness which chills it to a corpse-like rigidity. France, with all her national and royal patronage of manufactures has rarely been able to equal the English production brought forth by private enterprise and skill. ….” – Charles Lane, letter IV, April 17, 1843, p.69 in Carl Watner’s edition.

STATE: Every penalty, every single solitary punishment, is increased if committed against the State’s agents. The State is here for itself, Caldwell, and the citizens are resources. We take the fruits of their labor and spend it on ourselves. We tell them what they may do and what they may not; what they may ingest and what they may not; what they may sell and buy and for how much; where they may live; whom they may marry; where they may educate their children and in what fashion; what they may say; how they may defend themselves; even how they may participate in the government they are being forced to fund, and if they don’t do it as we decide we send them to jail. And if for one moment they have the audacity to be less than enthusiastic about our governance, we invent a war to get them begging for our help and we denounce all protesters as traitors. – Matthew Bruce Alexander, Withur We, p.231. – A libertarian SF novel, online, downloadable.

STATE: Every State acts according to the principle of gangsters: A protection that is not wanted is imposed and “fees” for this are coercively collected. – K. H. Z. Solneman (K. H. Zube) in “Der Bahnbrecher J. H. Mackay”, p.179. - MAFIA TURF, ORGANIZED CRIME, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Every State conducts a war against the own culture. Instead of conducting a war against its own barbarism (lack of culture).” – Karl Kraus. – JZ tr. of: “Jeder Staat fuehrt den Krieg gegen die eigene Kultur. Anstatt Krieg gegen die eigene Unkultur zu fuehren.” – In the first sentence it is assumed that the State, rather than society, or a population, has a culture of its own. In the second it stated that it is not a cultural institution. It is also assumed that there can be only one culture in a territory and its population. And the second sentence assumes that a war is a means to defeat a lack of culture and that the State could act as a representative or force for a genuine culture. Sufficient enlightenment will not come from such remarks. – JZ, 28.6.08. –

STATE: Every state is a "terrorist state," for each, in varying degrees, threatens people with the infliction of violence or death for failure to abide by its demands.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 58. - & TERRORISM

STATE: Every State is a despotism, whether the dominant power belongs to one, to many, or to all. – Zenker, Anarchism, p.97, a view ascribed to Max Stirner. - TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARY OR COMPETING GOVERNMENTS

STATE: Every State is a despotism. All Right and all Force should belong to the whole people.” (Jeder Staat is eine Despotie; alles Recht und alle Gewalt sollen der Gesamtheit des Volkes gehoeren.) – Max Stirner, in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.143. – Alas, he did not define what constitutes a whole people: E.g. only the majority or each minority for itself? He may be forgiven for this omission, since this distinction is not even made generally today, since territorialism is taken for granted, as justified and inevitable, even as useful. – JZ, 19.9.07. – “The people” and “territorialism” are “fixed ideas” in Stirner’s sense. – JZ, 5.4.09. - DESPOTISM, RIGHT & FORCE, THE WHOLE OF THE PEOPLE, SOVEREIGNTY

STATE: Every State is a legalized common interest group that is a conspiracy against the individual.” – Walter Mehring. – (Jeder Staat ist eine legalisierte Interessengemeinschaft gegen das Individuum.) - Every panarchy is a special interst group that does its own things only for or to itself, always at the own risk and expense. - JZ, 8.3.11.

STATE: Every state is divisible into two parts, one of which is sovereign, the other subject….” – Holland, quoted by: Raymond Garfield Gettel, Readings in Political Science, Ginn & Co., Boston, New York, Chicago, London, 1911, p.23. – Nevertheless, the propaganda of territorial States speaks of “sovereign people”, as if the all too limited choices of “the” vote had really or enough significance. – JZ, 9.9.07. - SOVEREIGNTY, RULES & SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, GENERAL FRANCHISE, BALLOT, DEMOCRATY, PEOPLES

STATE: Every State is perfect – but it has its faults.” – Dirk Ziegler, 31.10.84. (“Jeder Staat ist perfekt aber er hat seine Fehler.”) – I would rather have said: Every territorial government thinks it is perfect or as close to perfection as possible – but it has its major wrongs and faults. – However, that would be merely a factual statement rather than a joke. – JZ, 27.6.08, 25.6.13. - JOKES

STATE: Every state represents human sin on the large scale; in the growth of the State the most brutal, anti-divine forces have taken a share, to an extent unheard of in the individual life, save in that of some prominent criminals.” – Emil Brunner - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Every State rules also territorially; interdicts with its State power the free relations of peoples to each other, of individual to other individual, of human beings to other human beings.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 3. (“Jeder Staat herrscht auch territorial; unterbinded mittels der staatlichen Gewalt die freien Beziehungen von Volk zu Volk, von den Individuen zu den Individuen, den Menschen zu den Menschen.“)

STATE: every state will subsist by plundering the majority in (*) behalf of a ruling minority. … Throughout history, then, the State has consisted of a minority plundering and tyrannizing over a majority. (**) – Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, III, p.351. - (*) Should it not be “on”? – (**) And over other minorities! - JZ, 5.6.08.

STATE: Every State, even the most republican and the most democratic State - even the would-be people’s State conceived by Marx - is in its essence only a machine governing the masses from above, through an intelligent (*) and therefore privileged minority, allegedly knowing the genuine interests of the people better than the people themselves. - Michael Bakunin - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – He, too, did not sufficiently distinguish between compulsory and territorial organizations and voluntary as well as exterritorial ones of like-minded people. – JZ, 26.3.12. – (*) Are communist mis-leaders and their voluntary subjects really intelligent? A smart facial recognition program might finally conclude that they do have a certain dullness in common, even if they are smart enough to gain and retain power. – Even in the somewhat democratic or republican States the political leaders were only rarely successful e.g. as business leaders. - JZ, 18.1.13. -  EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, COMMUNISTS

STATE: Every step we take toward making the State the caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our master.” - Dwight David Eisenhower. - Did he, as president or otherwise, reverse that trend? - JZ, 24.11.02. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Everybody in this country knows, he proclaimed, that “honest men rarely ever got into Congress.” Moreover, he continued, “Government, or more strictly speaking, the State, is not a voluntary body organized by men and women for their protection against invasion. The few really organize the State and the others are compelled to live according to its decrees.” Having that discovered, the real nature of the political world, he never again wavered in his rejection of it. - Apparently a late bloomer, Labadie claimed that he had never so much as written a single line of poetry prior to his fiftieth birthday. But once he got started he found it difficult to restrain himself. Operating a print shop in Detroit with the aid of his wife, who had helped him to educate himself, he issued anarchist tract after anarchist tract, using old wallpaper samples and scraps of leather and ribbon for materials. If the doggerel he produced was lacking in literary perfection, it was strong in sincerity and candor.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.322, on Jo Labadie. – His son, Laurance, who exceeded him as an individualist anarchist, was also a late bloomer in this respect.. During the lifetime of his father he never showed an interest in anarchism. But after his father’s death … - JZ, 4.7.08. - MINORITY RULE TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

STATE: Everybody's got a right to ignore the state and be safe doin' it.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.192. - Except those still committed, for a while, to a State - by a contract and those who have committed crimes upon non-consenting victims. - JZ, 24.1.02. - IGNORING THE STATE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: Everyone knows that the State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime that I spoke of a moment ago, and that it makes this monopoly as strict as it can. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien. There is, for example, no human right, natural or constitutional, that we have not seen nullified by the United States government. Of all the crimes that are committed for gain or revenge, there is not one that we have not seen it commit — murder, mayhem, arson, robbery, fraud, criminal collusion, and connivance. On the other hand, we have all remarked the enormous relative difficulty of getting the State to effect any measure for the general welfare." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress - & CRIME, WAR, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COMPULSION, WAR, PROPERTY, THEFT, CRIMES

STATE: Everyone wants to life at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. - TAXATION, THEFT

STATE: Evil, ambitions, greed, madmen in high places, numerous wrongful laws and regulations and vast bureaucracies are, under present conditions, likely to triumph over unarmed, untrained and unorganized subjects and their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 5.4.99, 11.6.08. – MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM, POLICE, STANDING ARMIES, COURTS

STATE: Expect everything from yourselves alone. Expect nothing from those, who govern you. The State is not productive. It can give only what it has previously taken.” John Henry Mackay, quoted in: - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.124. - WELFARE STATE, TAXATION & HANDOUTS

STATE: Experience teaches that no one can guide the community; // The community is collaboration of forces; as such, thought shows, it cannot be led by the strength of one man. // To order it is to set it in disorder; // To fix it is to unsettle it.” - Lao-Tse, in the version quoted in Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.82. – ORDER, DISORDER, CENTRAL PLANNING, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Express all the capital assets of the State in capital certificates and give each of its subjects an equal share in the total, declare it to be dissolved and give notice to all its servants. Then each former subject could associate with like-minded people into communities of volunteers, whether statist or non-statist ones, using these capital assets for their statist or for private purposes, after they have been converted into share in particular former State capital assets, be it the post office, the road system, the railways or government buildings etc. For some details see PEACE PLANS 19c, which is also offered by me in digitized form: www.butterbach.net/lmp/cd2/ - By all means, make copies and sell them, if you can. In Australia this procedure could have turned everyone into a millionaire, in capital assets. – A libertarian party with such a platform could win – freedom for all its members and could let all the others go to hell in their own ways. - JZ, 27.6.08. – PANARCHISM, LIQUIDATION OF THE TERRITORIAL STATE, PANARCHISM, COMPLETE REPRIVATIZATION

STATE: Extrapolation from the recent past suggests that the State, which means in practice its professional administrators and political party officials, will have achieved almost complete responsibility by the end of the century.” – H. R. Highness Prince Philip, QUADRANT, 1/78. – Power? Yes! Ability and responsibility are quite unsuitable terms for their wrongful and irrational positions. With their single lives the top men can never be sufficiently held responsible for all the wrongs they commit, all the damages they do and only very rarely is even an attempt made to hold them somewhat responsible. – JZ, n.d. – Prince Philip is something of a revolutionary within the royal family. But then, being out of the line of succession, he enjoys more freedom of expression than the queen and her sons and grandsons. – I would like to see all his radical pro freedom statements combined in a small pamphlet. It has often happened in history that some of the most enlightened and radical people were close to the centers of power or even, at least nominally, at the head of it. Power has not always closed their minds, their mouths or stopped their pens. Think of Marc Aurelius, the Austrian Emperor Joseph II and, the Prussian King Frederic II, Jefferson and some of the Czars. Even territorial power or influence does not always and totally corrupt all people’s minds. But I find it difficult to think of some examples among modern leading politicians. There are so large gaps between their promises and statements and their actions. But then the contemporaries of those I mentioned may have thought the same about them. – JZ, 13.4.09, 9.3.11. - GOVERNMENTS, RESPONSIBILITY, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, POLITICIANS

STATE: Families and other affinity groups will remain when the territorial State is finally dissolved as a threat to the survival of man. – JZ, 19.1.85, 9.3.11, in response to: “Families dissolve, but the State remains.” – Rousseau, A Discourse on Political Economy, p.269. 

STATE: Father State will bring all of us under Mother Earth.” – Sponti-Spezial 58, Eichborn Verlag. (“Vater Staat bringt uns noch alle unter Mutter Erde.”) – Who will bury the last one? – JZ, 17.6.92. - JOKES

STATE: Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.” – Arthur Miller - & SOCIETY & STATISM, STILL MIXED UP. TERRITORIAL STATES HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS, IF THEY EVER HAD THEM, THE MADNESS OF TERRITORIALISM

STATE: First of all the State should be recognized as an “aggressive institution (*), which does not renounce its monopolism even when this causes more harm than good.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.209. – Alas, people cannot as yet, – out of their own personal experience - think, talk and write about States that are only exterritorially autonomous and have only voluntary members and subjects. – JZ, 14.9.07. - (*) Only the territorial State, with compulsory membership and enforced obedience to it! – JZ, 14.9.07. - THE TERRITORIAL ONE, AN AGGRESSIVE, MONOPOLISTIC & COLLECTIVIST INSTITUTION

STATE: First the title: “Of the Total Imbecility of the Legitimacy of States”, by Georges Tarras. Now for the text. This is the first chapter. There are no others, actually. The first and only chapter reads as follows: “The principle of the legitimacy of states is a ridiculous and perfectly inept concept. It has no legal foundation whatsoever. As the basis of each state, there is this historic fact: at a given moment, one tribe had bigger stone axes than the neighbouring tribes, thanks to which it crushed those tribes. In consequence, it is perfectly clear that no actual state has the slightest legal existence.” – “That’s it, Reb. I find my conclusion very satisfying.” – Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.528. – COERCION, POWER, COMPULSION, LEGITIMACY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: First, all known States, including in particular the State in modern Western society, have been instruments of violence against man’s freedom and prosperity. The modern Western State pretends to be the protector of freedom and the promoter of prosperity, but in fact it is the same tyrant and robber that all States have been.” – Arthur Shenfield, REASON, 8/76, summing up the neo-anarchist case. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: For Bastiat and the liberals of his age, the encroachment of the state in the lives of its citizens was not a solution to society’s problems, but instead was the problem itself.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat - A Man Alone, p.13.TERRITORIALISM, OPPRESSION, EXPLOITATION, MONOPOLISM, PROHIBITIONS, COLLECTIVISM, STATISM

STATE: For centuries the State has committed mass murder and called it “war”; then ennobled the mass slaughter that “war” involves. For centuries the State has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it “conscription” in the “national service”. For centuries the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it “taxation”. – Murray N. Rothbard, quoted by: Sasy Kumar shared Antiwar.com's photo.Facebook, 11.3.13. – WARFARE STATE, CONSCRIPTION, TAXATION, NATIONAL SERVICE, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: For has not this leviathan of civil power overflowed the earth with a deluge of blood, as if he were made to disport and play therein?” - Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, p.74. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: For libertarians regard the State as the supreme, the eternal, the best organized aggressor against persons and property of the mass of the public. All States everywhere, whether democratic, dictatorial, or monarchical, whether red, white, blue, or brown. “– Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - AS AGGRESSOR,TERRITORIALISM

STATE: For the liberal the state is an absolute necessity, since the most important tasks are incumbent upon it: the protection not only of private property, but also of peace, for in the absence of the latter the full benefits of private property cannot be reaped.” – Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, p.39, according to a review by Israel M. Kirzner, in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85, p.679 - The territorial State is, as a rule, rather a robber and Warfare State, not an institution to protect property and peace. – JZ, 31.7.92, 30.6.08. - As a territorial State even as a classical liberal and, supposedly, sufficiently "limited government", it would still be a despotic imposition upon all its peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 9.3.11. - PEACE, PROPERTY, PROTECTION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: For the State nothing is above the State. For the politician nothing is above his power and politics. For the bureaucrat nothing is more important than his position and for the individual nothing is or should be more important than his individual rights and liberties. Alas, he rather entrusts them, of all institutions, to the territorial State, i.e., to politicians, bureaucrats and policemen, even while he often expresses his lack of faith in them. – But then even the faith in a benevolent God persisted, in the face of all the evidence against the existence of such a being or force. – The territorial State is more real and thus much easier to believe in. – All its faults are usually not blamed on it or its “great” leader but merely on underlings or conspiracies or scapegoats. And so this mixture of a comedy and a tragedy goes on and on. - JZ, 4.7.92, 2.7.08, 9.3.11, 7.3.14.

STATE: For there is no terror, cruelty, sacrilege, perjury, imposture, infamous transaction, cynical theft, brazen robbery, or foul treason which has not been and is not still being committed daily by representatives of the State, and with no other excuse, than this elastic, at times so convenient and terrible phrase raison d’état. A terrible phrase indeed! For it has corrupted and dishonored more people than Christianity itself. As soon as it is uttered, everything becomes silent and drops out of sight: honor, justice, right, pity itself vanishes, and with it logic and sound sense; black becomes white and white becomes black, the horrible becomes humane, and the most dastardly felonies and the most atrocious crimes become meritorious acts.” - Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism, 1867.

STATE: For where's the state beneath the firmament // That doth excel the bees for government?” - Guillaume de Salluste, Seigneur Du Bartas, Divine Weeks and Works, First Week, Fifth Day, pt.1. - They might not exceed the totalitarianism, territorialism, imposed altruism and sacrifices and slavery of the bee hives but are bad and unnatural enough, on their own, for human beings, when compared with free and competitive societies, all made up of their kinds of volunteers only. - JZ, 24.11.02, 9.3.11, 7.3.14. – GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE

STATE: For, as a criminal organization with all of its income and assets derived from the crime of taxation, the State cannot possess any just property. This means that it cannot be unjust or immoral to fail to pay taxes to the State, to appropriate the property of the State (which is in the hands of aggressors), to refuse to obey State orders, or to break contracts with the State (since it cannot be unjust to break contracts with criminals). Morally, from the point of view of proper political philosophy, “stealing” from the State, for example, is removing property from criminal hands, is, in a sense, “homesteading” property, except that instead of homesteading unused land, the person is removing property from the criminal sector of society – a positive good.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.182. - PROPERTY, THEFT, CRIME, CRIMINALS

STATE: Form is emptiness; leave that emptiness without falling into it.” - L. E. Modesitt, Gravity Dreams, Orbit, London, 1999, p.490. - CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL UNDER PERSONAL LAW, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Formerly one believed one could not manage without the princes. Now, that one has begun to chase them away, one sees that one has not lost anything with them but has only gained something. Today one still believes that one needs the State. One day one will see, that it is possible to live without it.” - John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, p.143. – JZ tr. of: “Frueher glaubte man, es gehe nicht ohne die Fuersten. Jetzt, wo man angefangen hat, sie davonzujagen, sieht man, dass man an ihnen nichts verloren, sondern dass man nur gewonnen hat. Heute glaubt man noch, es gehe nicht ohne den Staat. Eines Tages wird man sehen, dass es auch ohne ihn geht.“ - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Freedom for Libertarians, the State for the Statists only! – Let them secede from each other. Voluntary segregation for both! – JZ, 9/72. - But on the exterritorial model, not the territorial one. – JZ, 1.7.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: Freedom from every statist coercion for the individual.” – (“Freiheit von jedem staatlichen Zwang fuer das Individuum.”) - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution, quoted in a review. – In this book Fichte spoke explicitly of individual secessionism as a right and as one that is at least initially practised in every revolution. – JZ, 2.7.08. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: Freedom, for the modern state, means the right to obey and conform to its laws and ideology. – J. H. Spring, “Sociological and Political Ruminations”, in “The 12-Year Sentence”, edited by W. F. Rickenbacher.

STATE: Freedom, justice, peace, prosperity and progress are not attainable through territorial States but oppression, injustice, exploitation, war, economic crises and poverty are. – JZ, 22.4.96, 28.5.08.

STATE: From the very beginnings of organized society (*), Tucker insisted, church and state, presumptuously claiming the blessings of God, have “had all the money, all the land, all the saints, all the bayonets, and all the fools (whose name is legion) (**) to work with …” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.149. - (*) States! – Societies are spontaneously self-organizing and not confined to a territory. They also allow members to secede from them. Voluntarism not territorialism and power is their characteristic. - JZ, 9.4.09. - (*) By the billions? - JZ, 9.3.11.

STATE: From the viewpoint of an incipient world community, every so-called state is a special-interest group seeking through conflict to get as much from others as possible – through currency manipulation, control of resources, and, on occasion, both hot and cold war.” – Milford Q. Sibley: The Obligation to Disobey, p.33. – SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, WARFARE STATES, TAX SLAVERY, OUTLAWRY OF SECESSIONS, ESPECIALLY PERSONAL LAW ONES

STATE: Fundamental to American anarchist thought is the philosophical rejection of the most artificial and destructive of all imposed institutions, the modern nation state.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.582. - TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

STATE: Furthermore, it often turns out in practice that “the State” is not even the known and accredited servants of the State, but, as has been well said, is only some obscure clerk, hidden in the recesses of a Government bureau, into whose power the chance has fallen for the moment to pull one of the stops which control the government machine. In former days it often happened that “The State” was a barber, a fiddler, or a bad woman. In our day it often happens that “the State” is a little functionary on whom a big functionary is forced to depend.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.9/10. - BUREAUCRACY, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: get this statist monkey of our back.” – Elizabeth McEachern Miller, quoted by Rousas John Rushdoony, p 92 of ? – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM COMBINED WITH PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES

STATE: Given a choice, the natural tendency of the State is to add to its power, not to cut it down.” - Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.93. – For it is run by power addicts. – JZ, 7.3.14. – POLITICIANS, POWER ADDICTION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Government and state can never be perfect because they owe their raison d'etre to the imperfection of man and can attain their end, the elimination of man's innate impulse to violence, only by recourse to violence, the very thing they are called upon to prevent.” - Ludwig von Mises. – The imperfections and disabilities of territorial States do also owe their numerous failures and wrongs to their very nature and to the imperfections of man. Even with the best intentions they can achieve only so much, if anything. Whatever imperfect men can or could achieve could only be fully demonstrated by communities of volunteers under full exterritorial autonomy, i.e., under optimal conditions of full experimental freedom for all, including the more to most enlightened ones. Those of the politicians and bureaucrats represent usually on popular errors, prejudices and myths, held by most of their voters. While then most of the independent reform experiments would still fail, some would succeed, largely because they would be inherently correct and unhindered and from them their innovations could peacefully and voluntarily spread, by gradually being adopted by most other people and communities. – JZ, n.d. & GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL ONES, COERCIVE VS. VOLUNTARY & COMPETING ONES, WHICH ALLOW PROGRESS TO OCCUR THROUGH FREE EXPERIMENTATIN AMONG VOLUNTEERS ONLY

STATE: Government bureaucrats are by nature sluggish, secretive, and suspicious – the three S’s of their craft.” – B. Atkinson, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.61. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM

STATE: government by geography rather than by consent.” – C. T. Fowler, THE SUN, I/5, May June 1887. p.5. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, STATISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONSENT

STATE: Government is organized cannibalism: it “serves” people, “fairly”. – JZ, 10.10.79.

STATE: Government may be considered as an enormous cover-up operation for wrong doers.” – JZ, 5.8.92.

STATE: Government, or the State, has been the tool through which the latent destructive energy present in the impulses of Nationalism, Racism, Religion and Socialism is converted into warfare, ethnic cleansing, political tyranny, forced starvation, and the other terrible violations of human rights that have been responsible for so much suffering, particularly in the 20th century." (09/02) - Starchild, Liberty For All. (*) - How many destructive impulses of this kind would remain after the disappearance of territorialism, i.e., the realization of exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? - JZ, 23.9.02. – (*) http://www.free-market.net/rd/743353754.html - GOVERNMENT, WAR, TYRANNY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, PEACE, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Government. – The greatest violator of the principle of equal liberty is the State. Its functions are to control, to rule, to dictate, to regulate, and in exercising these functions it interferes with and injures individuals who have done no wrong.” – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.20. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, LEGISLATION, BUREAUCRACY

STATE: Governments and the institutions known as the State remain the relationship between conquerors and the conquered.” – L. Labadie, What Is Man’s Destiny? – Even the worst territorial government has still some followers. Only they do deserve it – exterritorially. But all others ought to become free to opt out from under it – to do their own things, for or to themselves. – JZ, 13.4.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM

STATE: Governments exist for one purpose only – that is – not to be blamed. They want to be seen as the saviors of mankind.” – FOREST meeting, 26.7.90. - Instead, territorial governments are the cause of most man-made catastrophes. - JZ, 9.3.11.

STATE: Hate or idealism - the goal is the same, 'Destroy the State'. ...” - Tom Godwin, The Greater Thing, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1954, British edition, p.95. - It becomes sufficiently destroyed, as a coercive and monopolistic and centralistic organization, once individuals and minority groups can freely secede from it and it becomes thus exposed to free competition from exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. In other words, not the State as such must be "destroyed" but merely its present, wrongful, excessive and harmful powers and characteristics, which suppress the rise and development of rightful and sound alternatives to the territorial State. This kind of "destruction" by "one-man-revolutions" will also provoke the least degrees of suppression while maximizing all liberating forces and giving them a common platform. - Destroy the notion of "destroying the State" - and develop the notion of the possibility, rightfulness and desirability of peaceful, non-coercive and non-monopolistic alternatives to the territorial State, including non-governmental and exterritorial free societies, of whatever color, purpose, methods and aims. - JZ, 7.2.02. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY, DESTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT, OPTING OUT OR A NEW IMPOSITION?

STATE: Have any subjects of any territorial State any good reasons for being proud of their State and the state or condition it has put them in? – JZ, 10.4.09. – Q., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PRIDE, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, HUMAN SACRIFICES FOR THE STATE, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

STATE: Having fixed in our minds the fact that the State consists of a number of people who are up to no good, we should proceed to treat them accordingly. You do not genuflect before an ordinary loafer; why should you pay homage to a bureaucrat?” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.110. – Also in the collection of his essays: “Fugitive Essays”, p.389. - I suppose that Frank Chodorov did not genuflect before any bureaucrat or politician. However, what has he achieved thereby? – Can one man, under territorialism, make a successful and quite liberating revolution? - JZ, 28.6.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MONETARY FREEDOM REVOLUTION, Q., MILITARY INSURRECTIONS,

STATE: he is now exchanging membership in society for servitude for the State.” – Felix Morley, State and Society, in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.65. – to the State? - This assumes that the individual is already free to make such choices for himself or herself. But this is precisely one of the most important rights and liberties that is still amiss in territorial States. – How could anyone overlook this fact? - JZ, 2.7.08. – SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OF ALL KINDS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN PREFERENCES

STATE: He realized that as an historical fact the State and the individual had always come into conflict.” – Herbert Read, Anarchism and Order. - INDIVIDUALISM

STATE: He was an anti-Statist because he revolted at the vulgarism of politics and its devotees; in his classic, Our Enemy the State, he likens the State to a “professional criminal class”. – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.142, on A. J. Nock.

STATE: He who says ‘state” means coercion and compulsion.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47.

STATE: Hegel advanced a nuanced critique of the Jacobin tendencies of the Revolution from an essentially liberal perspective, criticizing the quality of life “engendered in a modern state where everything is regulated from the top downwards, where nothing with any general implications is left to the management and execution of interested parties of the people.” – Arblaster/Lukes, The Good Society, p.17. - TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, DOMINATION, VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, STATISM

STATE: Here is my contention: The state has no principled role in remedying social distress, none whatsoever!” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.42. – No principled role for economic, or political problems, either, except among its own volunteers and at their own risk and expense only. – It hasn’t even declared all individual rights and liberties. But then neither have anarchists and libertarians bothered to do so. I blame the freedom lovers more for this omission. - JZ, 9.4.09, 9.3.11, 7.3.14. - REMEDIES, SOLUTIONS, PROBLEMS, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. COMPULSION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. ENFORCED OBEDIENCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Here was Individualism at its best. – In a Manifesto to the Nation, the Friends of Economy next submitted six major principles as the foundation of all good government: first, that the people support the State, and not the State the people; …” - Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.75. – Alas, any hint towards monetary freedom was missing in this platform, too. – And that in the middle of the Great Depression of the 30’s! – Underlining by me. - JZ, 1.7.08. - It is also significant that the people are forced to support the territorial State and are not free to secede from it and to compete with it vial alternative societies and communities of volunteers. - JZ, 9.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, SECESSIONISM, PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: His central theme is the necessity to destroy the capitalist state once the communists have seized power. One specific statement is: ‘Such a course of evens compels the revolution to concentrate all its forces of destruction against the state power, and to regard the problem as one not of perfecting the machinery of the state, but of breaking up and annihilating it’.“ – Page 27 of Lenin, “The State and the Revolution.” – Fred C. Schwarz, President of CACC, Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, March 74. - Apart from the State capitalist States there are actually only other largely anti-capitalist territorial States. - They all suppress capitalistic or free market or laissez-faire competition from exterritorially autonomous societies and communities of volunteers. – JZ, 5.7.08, 9.3.11. – LAISSEZ FAIRE CAPITALISM VS. STATE SOCIALISM

STATE: Hopefully, people will some day realize that what counts is the overextension of State powers, not who holds public office.” – Edmund A. Opitz, in reviewing Nock’s “Our Enemy the State”, in THE FREEMAN, 6/74. – The territorial monopoly of every existing State, however limited it may be in other respects, is already an overextension of the power of the State. – JZ, 5.7.08. Only in the miniature States is it relatively harmless. - However, a conventional territorial "local government" can already be too large, too powerful, too wrong and too harmful as well as too hard to get rid of. - JZ, 9.3.11. -  LEADERSHIP STRUGGLES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

STATE: How can a system, a state or a nation that practises mass killing be called civilized?” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.151. - NATION, GOVERNMENT, POLITICAL SYSTEM, TERRITORIAL RULE & CIVILIZATION, MASS MURDERS, WARFARE STATES, NWT, Q.

STATE: How can we expect the state to act in the real interests of the masses when its political and administrative machinery is effectively controlled by a small group of persons whose interest is to preserve the status quo, and above all to perpetuate and extend the power of the state itself?” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, introduction, p.4/5. – POLITICIANS, POWER ADDICTS, PUBLIC INTEREST

STATE: How many people, or how many square miles of land, are needful to constitute a State whose decrees shall be binding on the conscience? Will they be binding "where two or three are gathered together"? or is a greater number required? And is any number too great?” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - SIZE, TERRITORY, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CONSCIENCE, Q., BIGNESS, CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, OPTIMAL SIZE FOR ORGANIZATIONS

STATE: How much richer would all of us be if we remained untaxed, unregulated and un-serviced by the territorial State? – JZ, 20.3.94. - WEALTH, PROSPERITY, LIVING STANDARD, TAXATION, RICHES, REGULATIONS, LAWS, WAGES, Q.

STATE: How shall I know the best State? By the same token that you know the best woman: by the fact, my friend, that there is no talk about either.” – Schiller, quoted in FREEDOM REVIEW, Spring 65. – Actually, the best territorial State is still wrong and inferior through its territorialism. The best panarchistic alternative to all of them is the one that will be most talked about and most widely copied. It is, largely, a waste of time and energy to cite and discuss the numerous failures of territorial States without considering their abolition and their replacement by exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers. - JZ, 9.3.11. - JOKES.

STATE: Human institutions are by their nature so imperfect that it almost always suffices, in order to destroy them, to draw the last consequences out of their principles.” – Tocqueville, Pensees detaches. – (JZ tr. of: “ Die menschlichen Einrichtungen sind von Natur so unvollkommen, dass es, um sie zu zerstoeren, fast immer genuegt, aus ihnen Grundsaetzen alle Folgerungen zu ziehen.”) - A kind of creative destruction will operate for human societies and communities as well as it does for enterprises, once free competition is introduced in this sphere. Only the best ones will survive this competition and the worst ones will disappear most rapidly, the merely flawed ones, not shedding their flaws fast, will disappear more slowly. – JZ, 29.6.08, 9.3.11. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALIST COMPETITION FOR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, ALL ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

STATE: Humanity at its highest level … does not need a state.” – SCHOPENHAUER, Parerga, Berlin, 1851, S.207, par. 125. – C. E. McClelland & S. P. Scher, Post-German Culture, p.131. – Scherr? – As if the lower classes would need a territorial State and as if the “intellectuals” were not mostly territorial statists as well. – JZ, 4.7.08. – ANARCHISM, GOVERNMENT, CLASSES, ELITISM

STATE: humans should be more than helpless automatons obeying every whim of the State.” - Tom Godwin, The Greater Thing, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1954, British edition, p.88. - SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CONTROLS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, MAN

STATE: I agree with Professor Woodrow Wilson when he wrote in 1900: “And the authority of governors, directly or indirectly, rests in all cases ultimately on force. Government in its last analysis, is organized force.” (*) – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.123. – (*) See: The State by Woodrow Wilson, Boston, C. Heath & Co, 1900, p.572. - Alas, this professor, too, became one of the political and territorial coercers, rather than a teacher of genuine self-government and self-management, all only exterritorially and for volunteers. Thus he, too, became partly responsible for the numerous crimes of territorialism, even apart from their wars, which cost the lives of more than 200 million people during the last century and still keeps billions relatively ignorant, unfree and thus in relative poverty. - JZ, 9.3.11, 8.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: I am not interested in the survival of the territorial State but in the survival of mankind and its very diverse peoples and groups, and in the realization and protection of all their rights and liberties against all usurpations and invasions of territorial statists. – Territorial States with mass murder devices in their hands are the worst protective institutions that can be imagined. - JZ, 15.10.92, 2.7.08, 8.3.14. – SURVIVAL, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PEOPLE, MANKIND, HUMANITY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: I am the state – I alone am here the representative of the people.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, Senate, 1814. – He still asserted or believed that, after he had become responsible for the murder, mostly in military fashion, of about 2 million people! – JZ, 5.7.08. – RULERS, LEADERSHIP

STATE: I believe the State exists for the development of individual lives, not individuals for the development of the state. – Julian Huxley (1878-1975)How could he ignore the States as the greatest mass murderers, having murdered over 200 million innocent people during the 20th century? – JZ, n.d. - DEMOCIDE, GENOCIDE, MASS MURDERS IN PEACE & WAR

STATE: I believe the states can best govern our home concerns and the federal government our foreign ones.” – Thomas Jefferson. - I believe that territorial States are not rightful and effective, neither on the federal, State nor the local level. - JZ, 26.11.06. – There is no substitute for self-responsibility and voluntarism. – JZ, 8.3.14. - & SELF-GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

STATE: I CALL IT THE State where everyone, good or bad, is a poison-drinker: the State where universal slow suicide is called – life.” - Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, part III, Great Libertarians, as motto. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: I define the State as that institution which possesses one or both (almost always both) of the following properties: (1) it acquires its income by the physical coercion known as “taxation”, and (2) it asserts and usually obtains a coerced monopoly of the provision of defense service (police and courts) over a given territorial area. Any institution, not possessing either of these properties is not and cannot be, in accordance with my definition, a State.” – Murray N. Rothbard, Society Without A State, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Jan. 75. – I do believe that States for their voluntary victims and without a territorial monopoly are also possible but not desirable from my point of view, except as a transition stage towards more enlightened, rational and quite rightful institutions. – JZ, 8.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: I do not call upon the state to compel everyone to accept my opinion, but, rather, not to force me to accept anybody else’s opinion.” – Frederic Bastiat, Essays, p.276. – The territorial State, not known to be tolerant and being even basically intolerant still, even in its most limited territorial form, is not a suitable protector of tolerance towards tolerant actions, not even mere tolerance for dissenting opinions. – JZ, 24.5.92. – LIMITED GOVERNMENT, PROTECTION, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM.

STATE: I do not need the State or want the State but the State needs me or, rather, my obedience and taxes. – JZ, 22.4.96.

STATE: I don’t hate the State! I am even prepared to tolerate it, for others – but only as an exterritorially autonomous community with voluntary members only and with no territorial monopoly at all. – States and their governments only as panarchies and only for statists! - JZ, 13.1.78, 3.7.08. – HATE, TOLERATION, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM,

STATE: I had seen that it gives men no choice as to whether they will be members of the body politic or not.” - Charles Lane, Letter I, of March 4, 1843, in Carl Watner edition. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: I have always opposed the notion that the State is authorized to arbitrarily dispose of anyone (to use any person in an authoritarian way).” - Otto Dibelius, Reden und Briefe, S.139, 3.9.1961.

STATE: I heartily accept the motto: “The government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more readily and systematically. - Trade and commerce, if they were not made of India-rubber, would never manage to bounce over the obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and, if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions, and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads. - There will never be a really free and enlightened State, until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Thoreau, Civil Disobedience.

STATE: I look upon the Non-Resistance Society as an assertion of the right of self-government. Why should I employ a church to write my creed or a state to government? Why not write my own creed? Why not govern myself?” – Bronson Alcott, in the journal of the Society, the NON-RESISTANT, October 1839, quoted in Carl Watner, A Voluntary Political Government, p.23. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, POLYARCHISM

STATE: I lost my faith in the great machine; I saw that thinking and acting for others had always hindered, not helped, the real progress, that all forms of compulsion deadened the living forces in a nation; that every evil violently stamped out still persisted, almost always in a worse form, when driven out of sight, and festered under the surface.” (*) – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.45. - (*) Does that mean that one should not attempt to suppress, otherwise than merely by another law or bureaucracy, e.g. the sexual abuse of minors by adults or the remaining forms of slavery, mainly for the purpose of prostitution? – JZ, 3.7.08, 9.3.11. – RESPONSIBILITY, REPRESENTATION, COMPULSION, PROGRESS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TOTAL NON-VIOLENCE OR NONRESISTANCE? Q.

STATE: I saw that the state was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.” – H. D. Thoreau, Cape Cod, 1865. – Nevertheless, we are all more or less subjugated by it and its powers! – JZ, 29.6.08. – At least under territorialism it always means the ruling ignorance, prejudices and power addicts. – JZ, 8.3.14.

STATE: I would support the abolition of State governments, too, if it were accompanied by the abolition of the federal government and all local governments as well. – JZ, 25.1.89. – Only as associations of volunteers should any one of them be allowed to continue – as their risk and expense and without a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 3.6.08, 8.3.14. – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ABOLITION? VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: If an anarchic homesteader actually was the supreme authority on his land and no one else had the power to over-rule his decisions, then his freehold would, indeed, be a sovereign State.” – Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION 15, p.70. – Only if there were not only consenting but also dissenting others living there and if they were under his rule without their consent. Otherwise, he would merely enjoy self-rule but would not have the organization and the subjects and the territory of a State. – JZ, 13.8.87, 9.3.11. Private real estate should be distinguished from countrywide or territorial real estate of a government. Moreover, individual and exterritorial autonomy and personal law do not only apply on one’s own real estate, but nation-wide and even world-wide. – While the concept of land is common to both territory and private real estate, a private block of land, even a very large one or many different blocks of land, next to each other, still do not form an independent State “territory”. Most dictionaries are almost unanimous on that. - JZ, 1.7.08. They are still subject to territorial taxation and regulation, a modern kind of statist feudalism that does not fully recognize private property rights, individual sovereignty, secessionism and free competition from members of various personal law societies. Club rules, party rules and corporation or share company or business rules do not have the monopoly power of governmental laws and regulations. Panarchism and polyarchism do not multiply territorial borders but abolish them, while respecting individual rights, including property rights, as a rule, much more so than territorial States do. – JZ, 8.3.14. – PANARCHISM, PRIVATE PROPERTY, LAND, REAL ESTATE, EXTERRITORIALITY. Compare also: EXTRATERRITORIALITY, in the meaning of ENCLAVES of foreign powers.

STATE: If the end of the State (*) could ever be freely realized, no organized constitution of the State would henceforth be necessary.” – J. G. Fichte, Beitrag … Franzoesische Revolution, 1793. - (*) The pretended aim of the State! – Which territorial State has ever come close to the realization of its supposed ideal? – How many thousand further failed attempts are needed to dissolve territorial statism? - JZ, 4.7.08, 9.3.11. - Q.

STATE: If the State acts in ways abhorrent to human nature, it is the lesser evil to destroy it.” – Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677. - Would it be an evil if only the territorialism of the State were destroyed? - JZ, 9.3.11. – Q. – Should volunteers not be free to do their things to themselves only? – JZ, 8.3.14.

STATE: If the State is a group of plunderers, who then constitutes the State? Clearly, the ruling elite consists at any time of (a) the full time apparatus – the kings, politicians, and bureaucrats who man and operate the State; and (b) the groups who have maneuvered to gain privileges, subsidies, and benefices from the State. The remainder of society constitutes the ruled.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. – RULERS VS. RULED, PRETENDING TO RULE BY THE CONSENT OF ALL, INCLUDING ALL PEACEFUL DISSENTERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: If the State really offered benefits then it would not need compulsory taxes. Then, like any participant in a market, it could make its offers and rely on voluntary payments. Only the one, who offers less in exchange than he demands in payment, has to use force to get what he wants. – Rough translation by JZ of the following:  Wenn der Staat tatsaechlich Wohltaten anbieten wuerde, braeuchte er keine Zwangssteuern. Dann koennte er so wie jeder Marktteilnehmer sein Angebot machen und auf freiwillige Bezahlung setzen. Nur der, der weniger leisted als er an Zahlung verlangt, muss Gewalt einsetzen, um zu bekommen, was er begehrt. – Stephan Blankertz, quoting Knallhart, on Facebook, 4.4.13. – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM.

STATE: If the State, then, is a vast engine of institutionalized crime and aggression, the “organization of the political means” to wealth, then this means that the State is a criminal organization, and that therefore its moral status is radically different from any of the just property-owners that we have been discussing in this volume. And this means that the moral status of contracts with the State, promises to it and by it, differ radically as well. It means, for example, that no one is morally required to obey the State (except insofar as the State simply affirms the right of just private property against aggression.)” - – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.183 at the beginning of chapter 24: The Moral Status of Relations to the State. – Underlining by me. – JZ

STATE: If there is a state, then there is domination, and in turn there is slavery.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Gesammelte Werke, Golos Trude edition, I, p.233. - DOMINATION, SLAVERY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: If this process of statism and militarization of peoples is not brought under control, then there will be no future for mankind worth living.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3. – (“… wird dieser Prozess der Verstaatlichung und Militarisierung der Voelker nicht gebaendigt, wird es fuer diese Menschheit eine lebenswerte Zukunft nicht mehr geben.”)

STATE: If we can manage to get the State, i.e., the politicians, their laws, institutions, and bureaucrats out of our lives then we could finally begin to live properly and to grow towards our individual potential. The statist environment ties us down, injures and cripples all of us more or less. It certainly does not develop or release all our creative potential. – JZ, 1.3.89, 29.6.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MODERN FEUDALISM

STATE: If we look realistically at what is called the State, we see that it is composed of a group of persons drawn together by a mutual desire to exercise authority over their fellows, but the deluded people regard it as a mystical body endowed with super-human wisdom, capable of guiding them for their own good not only in economic matters but in the education of their children.” – Frank Dupuis, PROGRESS, 11/75. – Territorial statists know least of all that a free economy, a free education and all individual rights and liberties would require the absence of all territorial statism, rather than its presence. – JZ, 8.3.14. - STATISM, PEOPLE, EDUCATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GENUINE ECONOMICS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS

STATE: Illuminatus, as I may not have mentioned before, is the most overtly anarchistic novel of this century. Shea and I seriously defined our purpose, when writing it, as trying to do to the State what Voltaire did to the Church – to reduce it to an object of contempt among all educated people. – Robert Anton Wilson, writing as TXC in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION No.75. -  “trying to do to the State what Voltaire did to the Church – to reduce it to an object of contempt among all educated people.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger, p.224.

STATE: In 90 Prozent aller Staaten der Welt wird gefoltert. - www.welt.de - Auch in Europa und demokratischen Systemen wird gefoltert – so der Vorwurf des früheren UN-Sonderberichterstatters Nowak. Er reiste für Recherchen jahrelang um die Welt. - Staat = organisiertes Verbrechen. Das war so, das ist so, das bleibt so. Anarchie jetzt! - Stefan Blankertz on Facebook, 9.3.12. – In 90 % of all States of the world there is torture … _ my rough translation of the important first part of the quote. -http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article13910074/In-90-Prozent-aller-Staaten-der-Welt-wird-gefoltert.html - And the rest have e.g. taxation, compulsory schooling and avalanches of legislation, which is also a form of torture. – JZ, 15.3.12. - TORTURE & CRIME

STATE: In a Manifesto to the Nation, the Friends of Economy next submitted six major principles as the foundation of all good government: first, that the people support the State, and not the State the people; secondly, that the use of capital as income is an economic crime; thirdly, that we are not entitled to impose the dead hand upon our children, and that, although, admittedly, history had furnished ample precedent for the passing on of war debt, we had carried this to far greater extremes in resorting to borrowing for the cost of our own amenities; …” - Sir Ernest Benn, in Deryck Abel: Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.75. – As if any State ever did or could support the people. Public debts in anticipation of future taxation are no more justified than taxes and the inflation tax. To allow either of them makes wars more likely and longer lasting. – JZ, 8.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBT, WELFARE STATE

STATE: in a nuclear era of total war, anarchists have tried to undermine the State by refusing to obey or co-operate with its immoral demands. They seek to create free zones and libertarian institutions rather than to overthrow the State in a cataclysmic revolution. To raise consciousness and challenge authorities, they have adopted a whole range of tactics from passive to active non-violent resistance, including demonstrations, boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, occupations, and refusing to pay taxes. They hope to change the public opinion on which the legitimacy of the State rests so that people will come to realize that it is not only harmful but also unnecessary.” – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.637. – And wrongful! – Nor have all of them rejected forceful resistance altogether as a possibility. But their thinking on alternative institutions, including statists ones, confined to volunteers only and exterritorial autonomy, still leaves much to be desired. Likewise, their defence, revolution and liberation programs towards dictatorships – and their economic platforms. – JZ, 4.6.08. - ANARCHISM, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, RESISTANCE, NON-VIOLENCE, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

STATE: in a world dominated by the ethics of theft, the state acts as the perfect bad example.” – Lanny Friedlander in his early REASON article: “The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” – TAXATION, TRIBUTE EXTORTION

STATE: In all times and in all places, whatever be the name that the government takes, whatever has been its origin or its organization, is essential function is always that of oppressing and exploiting the masses, and of defending the oppressors and exploiters. Its principal characteristic and indispensable instruments are the policeman and the tax collector, the soldier and the prison. And to these are necessarily added the time serving priest or the teacher. …” - Errico Malatesta, Anarchy, 1891.

STATE: In Augustine's words: 'Where justice has failed, what are States but great robbers?' - Political dialogue is, if not dead, moribund. And as a corollary, modern States are bands of robbers.” - John Wilkinson, The Civilization of the Dialogue, p.159, in: The Dissenting Academy, ed. by Theodor Roszak, Pelican. – STATES ARE BANDS OF ROBBERS, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, THE LARGEST CRIMINAL GANGS, WITH COUNTRY-WIDE “TURFS”

STATE: In China the State is not yet a shrine in the heart of the individual citizen but, instead, an evil from which one withdraws as much as possible.” – Quoted by Otto Reimers, 1976, in notes to St. Ch. Waldecke: Gedanken ueber Anarchie.

STATE: in contradiction to society, which results from free exchange, stands the State.” - Walter Grinder on Rothbard: For a New Liberty. – By this definition, all panarchies are societies, even the statist ones, to which their volunteers would contribute their taxes or subscription for their wanted package deal of social and public services. – JZ, 27.6.08. – VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FREE EXCHANGE

STATE: In dealing with the State, we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they existed before we were born; that they are not superior to the citizen; that every one of them was once the act of a single man; every law and usage was a man’s expedient to meet a particular case; that they all are imitable, all alterable; we may make as good; we may make better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson in www.strike-the-root.com - None of the States has so far declared and respected all individual rights and liberties. We could and should. – JZ, 8.3.14. - MEN & CITIZENS, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & DISASSOCIATION, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: In every State the government is nothing but a permanent conspiracy on the part of the minority against the majority, which it enslaves and fleeces. It follows clearly from the very essence of the State that there never has been and could not be a State organization that did not run counter to the interests of the people and that was not deeply hated by them.” – Michael Bakunin, Science and the Urgent Revolutionary Task, 1870. – He, too, overlooked the possibility of freely competing States and governance systems, all without any territorial monopoly and involuntary subjects. – JZ, 5.4.09. - MINORITIES, MAJORITIES, RULERS FLEECING THEIR SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM VS. THE EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OF PANARCHISM FOR ALL COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETING OR VOLUNTARY GOVERNANCE, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, VS. THE PEOPLE OR WHOLE POPULATIONS

STATE: In fact, checking the history of the past millennium from, say, the First Crusade to the Second World War, we see that what church and state do best is send mankind back to the Stone Age.” - P. J. O’Rourke, The CEO of the Sofa, Atlantic Monthly Press, 841 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003, 2001, p.185. - & CHURCH, STATISM, RELGIONS, WARFARE STATES, HIERARCHIES, TERRITORIALISM, ORGANIZED INTOLERANCE,

STATE: In nature the fertile earth descends from the mountains into the valleys. But in the State the valleys nourish the heights.” – Otto Reimers, 1976, comment to a quote in St. Ch. Waldecke: Gedanken ueber Anarchie. – Territorial State powers exist mainly only for the benefit of those thus empowered, under the pretence that they would be the servants of those thus stood over and exploited. Only if the victims were all volunteers would it serve them quite right, until they are finally mentally prepared to quit this “job” as a domesticated and exploited animal, as cannon fodder or as milking cows, as sheep to be regularly shorn, as obedient dogs of their masters or as privileged and petted fat cats. As George Orwell said, in “Animal Farm”: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. – Quoted only from memory. – JZ, 13.4.09.

STATE: In our reasoning about civil disobedience, we must never forget that we and the state are separate in our interests, and we must not be lured into forgetting this by the agents of the state. The state seeks power, influence, wealth, as ends in themselves. The individual seeks health, peace, creative activity, love. The state, because of its power and wealth, has no end of spokesmen for its interests. This means the citizen must understand the need to think and act on his own or in concert with fellow citizens.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.122.

STATE: In proportion as you give the State power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you; and that the State invariably makes as little as it can out of the one power and as much as it can of the other.” – Albert J. Nock. – POWER, WARFARE STATE, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, DICTATORSHIPS, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM

STATE: In the confrontation between the State and freedom, there can be no middle ground, no safe haven, no neutral corner, nook, or cranny.” - Karl Hess – Would that be true any longer as soon as one can secede from it and organize oneself together with like-minded volunteers under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy? The former and seemingly all- powerful State itself would thereby be reduced to exterritorial rule over its remaining volunteers, just like a formerly hierarchical Church after Protestantism had finally realized religious tolerance. Any degree of statism – for statists only and any degree of freedom for freedom lovers, when it comes to political, economic and social systems and organizations as well: Panarchism!– He was a great libertarian writer but did he ever express himself clearly enough on this and on full monetary freedom? – JZ, 5.4.09, 9.3.11. - VS. FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS, EQUAL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, TOLERANCE IN ALL SPHERES FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS & COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS

STATE: In the first place, in any and all historical cases, “free society” did not “confer” any monopoly of coercion on the State; there has never been any form of voluntary “social contract”. In all historical cases, the State has seized, by the use of aggressive violence and conquest, such a monopoly of violence in society. And further, what the State has is not so much a monopoly of “coercion” as of aggressive (as well as defensive) violence, and that monopoly is established and maintained by systematically employing two particular forms of aggressive violence: taxation for acquisition of State income, and the compulsory outlawry of competing agencies of defensive violence (*) within the State’s acquired territorial area. Therefore, since liberty requires the elimination of aggressive violence in society (while maintaining defensive violence against possible  invaders) (**), the State cannot and can never be justified as a defender of liberty. For the State lives by its very existence on the twofold and pervasive employment of aggressive violence against the very liberty and property of individuals that it is supposed to be defending. The State is qualitatively unjustified and unjustifiable.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.224, arguing against an opinion by F. A. Hayek. – (*) The use of defensive force, only for the effective protection of individual rights and liberties, should never be called “violence”. – (**) real and present invaders! - JZ, 1.7.08. - SOCIETY, MONOPOLY, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, DELEGATION, REPRESENTATION, PANARCHISM, PROPERTY, POLYARCHISM, LIBERTY, TAXATION, OUTLAWRY OF PANARCHIES OR OTHER PROTECTIVE & COMPETING AGENCIES FOR GENUINE DEFENCE OR PROTECTION

STATE: In the following pages the endeavor will be to examine some of the functions assumed by the State and to show, as will be easy, that in all these cases the results of state activity have been to impoverish the country and demoralized the citizen.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.21/22.

STATE: In the state, however, where man counts merely as one of his kind, he is an imaginary link in an imagined chain of sovereignty, robbed of his individual life and endowed with an unreal generality.” - Karl Marx, A World without Jews, 13. – Some of his early writings were somewhat antisemitic although he was a Jew himself. A world without any Jews would have been spared at least the Marxian kind of State Socialism and “philosophy”. Alas, every ethnic, racial, ideological and religious group has its mental cases and ignorant, prejudiced and intolerant fanatics. Ulrich von Beckerath, an atheist and individualist anarchist, also a panarchist, 1882-1969, my mentor and best friend I ever had, used to call communism an “inherited sin” of mankind. Only consistently practised panarchism would render communists harmless to others than themselves. – To each his own choices. No one’s preferences to be imposed upon others. – JZ, n..d. & 25.6.13. - VS. MAN, INTOLERANCE, FANATICISM, DOGMATISM, RACISM, COMMUNISM, TERRITORIALISM, ANTISEMITISM, NATIONALISM, IMPOSED UNIFORMITY OR “UNITY”, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, INTOLERANCE FOR ALL INTOLERANT ONES, MARXISM, SELF-CHOSEN INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED COLLECTIVIST SOVEREIGNTY, STATE POWER VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW

STATE: In the West, over the past half-century, the State has ceased to be a night-watchman and is turning itself into a nanny, who in turn threatens to become a mental hospital orderly. – John Freeman, QUADRANT, 1/78? – Also in: The Tyranny of Politics, QUADRANT, 6/78. – WELFARE STATE. – Was it ever quite reduced to a mere night-watchman or nanny? – JZ, 4.7.08. – To often, it seems, mad men are in charge of country-wide mad-houses filled largely with normal people. – Territorialism, obviously, cannot prevent that. Panarchism would have a very good chance to achieve it. – Its statists would become something like voluntary zoo exhibits and their example would not inspire many people to join them. - JZ, 13.4.09.

STATE: In this regard Bourne was spiritual heir to the founders of the American peace movement – stalwart souls such as Adin Ballou, Henry C. Wright, and Henry David Thoreau – who early in the nation’s history discovered that war is to the state was oxygen is to fire. “The State is the organization of the herd to act offensively or defensively against another herd similarly organized,” Bourne candidly observed. Representative of all the latent hostility, coercion, and autocratic feelings which rumble through the bowels of any social group (*), the state serves as an outlet for these destructive, antisocial forces, permitting men in wartime to express all the animal instincts which are ordinarily denied them. (**) Acting under the rationale of self-defense, the citizens of the state achieve a social unity and sense of purpose which parallels that of the wolf who runs and fights with the pack for its food.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.563 on Randoph Bourne. – And when it runs short of volunteers then there are always conscription, propaganda and “drill” as well as “military justice”. – JZ, 4.7.08. - (*) Especially a territorially “unified” one! – JZ, 4.7.08 – (**) There are sports which cater to this tendency and which injure or kill only relatively few participants. – JZ, 8.3.14. – HERD-INSTINCT, WARFARE STATES, AGGRESSION, HOSTILITY, UNITY, AGGRESSIVENESS, TERRITORIALISM, PURPOSE

STATE: In trying freedom, in abolishing the State, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.” - Murray N. Rothbard, REASON, 3/73. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.247, revised edition, p.137, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. – But we should leave the remnant of the State, after removing its territorial monopoly, to statist volunteers, to do their statist things for or to themselves, exterritorially. Since statists form the majority and since they cannot be easily enough enlightened by mere words, arguments and ideas, this seems to be the wisest thing that can be done. When they alone have to suffer under their systems, then they will become as fast enlightened as they can be, individually. – By attempting to abolish all States, not only their territorial privileges, i.e., by not tolerating statism for statist volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, we turn the majority of the people, still statists, into our enemies and thereby we have much to lose and nothing to gain - JZ, 5.7.08. – It should be left, in its non-territorial and thus non-monopolistic and non-coercive form for those statists who are still foolish enough to want it for themselves – at their own risk and expense. – Why confront an army - of fools like that - head-on? Let them do their own things – for and to themselves. There were many converts even from former totalitarian communism. – But it took time and experience for most of them, because under territorialism they could always find “scapegoats” for their own errors and mistakes. They could hardly blame non-members just doing their own things peacefully among themselves. – JZ, 16.9.08, 9.3.11. – Most of the writings of Rothbard may already be offered free online by the MISES INSTITUTE! - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, STATES FOR STATISTS, FREE SOCIETIES FOR ALL KINDS OF FREEDOM LOVERS, FREEDOM TO BE UNFREE – BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE. – ABOLISH THE STATE? NO! ONLY ITS TERRITORIALISM!

STATE: Incapacitation of human beings, who are prevented from taking care of their own interests.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.213. - & POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Indeed, it is not too much to say that the normal relations of States is war.” - Randolph Bourne, quoted in: Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.565. - Even the Welfare States spend often more or almost as much on military preparations for the next war than they are spending on what they call "welfare". - JZ, 9.3.11. – WARFARE STATE, ORGANIZED INTOLERANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: indeed, what is the State anyway but organized banditry? What is taxation but theft on a gigantic, unchecked, scale? What is war but mass murder on a scale impossible by private police forces? What is conscription but mass enslavement? Can anyone envision a private police force getting away with a tiny fraction of what States get away with, and do habitually, year after year, century after century?” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.136, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - WAR, CONSCRIPTION, POLICE, TAXATION, WARFARE STATE, LARGEST GANGS

STATE: insofar as people are of the opinion that nothing is more undesirable than the State’s extinction – e.g. its being conquered or destroyed by some other State – they must share the view that it is desirable to “defend” their state by WHATEVER MEANS ARE NECESSARY. That is, they are of the opinion that there are no means of destruction and annihilation – neither napalm, nor chemical poisons, nor nuclear devastation, nor bacteriological extermination – their use of which “for purposes of defence” could be more undesirable than the State’s extinction.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66. - TERRITORIALISM, NWT STATISM

STATE: Irony is a statist calling an anarchist a threat to society.Justin Stout, Adam Marketanarchi, ANARCHY, on Facebook. - STATISM, SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Is a state less guilty than an individual?” – Morris West, Proteus, p.309. – It is certainly much harder to hold a territorial State and its leaders responsible for their actions than a mere individual subject of such a State. – JZ, 2.7.08.

STATE: It becomes obvious as we proceed that the most pugnacious and intolerant form of authority is the State, which even today dares to assume an absolutism, which the Church itself has long ago surrendered and to enforce obedience with the techniques of the Church’s old and shameful Inquisition. Every form of authoritarianism is, however, a small ‘State’, even if it has a membership of only two.” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.240. – INTOLERANCE, AUTHORITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ABSOLUTISM, POWER ADDICTION

STATE: it brought forth public works, wars, conquests, enslavements, tyrannies, corruptions, decline and fall. …” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.111. - I would insert behind "public works": monopolies and mismanagement. - JZ, 8.2.02. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION

STATE: It had become necessary to turn back the current of the development of politics, to bind and limit and confine the State, which it was the pride of the moderns to exalt.” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.290/91. – Leaving it with any exclusive territorial powers was, obviously, not binding, limiting and confining it enough, even if it was otherwise, to some extent, a limited government. – JZ, 2.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

STATE: It happens then, that in a state dominated world, war is peace, ignorance is knowledge and slavery is freedom; but, since ancient times, it is clear inside our mind and our heart, what is peace, what is knowledge and what is freedom.” - Gian Piero de Bellis, in his new, 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy. - WAR, PEACE, FREEDOM SLAVERY, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: It is in the interest of the wage-earner to have many other alternatives open to him than service under one all-powerful employer called the State.” – Sir Winston S. Churchill, Party Conference Speech, 1946. – Sovereign individuals, as workers and consumers should be free to work with and seek consumer goods and services with other societies and communities, producers and distributors, as well as all kinds of service providers than the territorial States and those licenced by it. They are entitled to free choice among all the exterritorially autonomous goods and service providers as well also to try to establish such alternatives themselves. States should become reduced to their volunteers and to exterritorial autonomy, as merely freely competing institutions on a generally freed market, where nobody would have any territorial privileges or monopolies. - JZ, 9.11. - STATE SOCIALISM, STATE CAPITALISM, EMPLOYMENT, COMMUNISM, WORKERS, EMPLOYEES, COMPETITION BETWEEN EMPLOYERS

STATE: it is merely a machine for producing the grievances on which politicians thrive.” – THE SCOTSMAN, on the British State, when discussing its criticism by the IEA (Institute for Economic Affairs). - TERRITORIALISM IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION. POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS PRODUCE PROBLEMS NOT SOLUTIONS. REPRESENTATIVES OF TERRITORIAL STATES DO NOT SUFFICIENTLY REPRESENT THOSE, WHOM THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT BUT, RATHER, THE STATE, ITS POWERS, MONOPOLIES, LAWS & INSTITUTIONS

STATE: It is my firm conviction that if the State suppressed capitalism by violence, it will be caught in the coils of violence itself, and will fail to develop non-violence at any time. The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence." - Mohandas K. Gandhi, quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 5.11.12. - & GANDHI – The State exists much more as the result of a set of fixed ideas, which I do usually sum up with “statism” or “territorialism” than as a real entity. As a fixed idea it can become unstuck from many to most people’s minds as were already many other wrong ideas. But it will take a large effort by many to do this effectively. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, FREEDOM LIBRARY ON A DISC, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, REVIEW & ABSTRACT COMPILATIONS, ARGUMENT MAPPING, Q & A, JOKES, LIBERTARIAN & EVER GROWING DIGITAL ENCYCLOPEDIA IN ENGLISH, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & INDIVDUAL SESSIONISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

STATE: It is not a question of whether the anarchist ideal is possible but whether the State ideal can be realized, has ever been realized and will ever be realized. At best this could only be done for some people and a limited time, when it is altogether confined to voluntary subjects and exterritorial autonomy only. But territorial States have never confined themselves in this way and have always suppressed, as much as they could, this exterritorialist and personal law alternative. – JZ, 11.6.91, 1.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARY & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, NEW PROGRAMS FOR EFFECTIVE REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, LIBERATION, FREEDOM FIGHTING, INCLUDING THEIR PROPER FINANCING, DECLARATION OF QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS & OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

STATE: it is only a combination of numerous persons in a certain area claiming to dictate to others in the same area what they shall do, and what they shall not do.” – Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Law in a Free State, p.100. – TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

STATE: It is only the State that enables men to commit atrocities (*). Just think of the wars, the gas chambers, napalm, hydrogen bombs and the arms race. Free citizens would not be able to engage in such activities. The State permits the escape into anonymity and permits the escape from self-responsibility.“ – (“Erst der Staat befaehigte den Menschen zu Grausamkeiten – denken wir nur an die Kriege, Gaskammern, Napalm, Wasserstoffbomben und den Ruestungswettlauf, - wozu er als “freier Buerger” nie faehig gewesen waere. Der Staat bietet die Flucht in die Anonymitaet, ermoeglicht die Aufgabe der Selbstverantwortung.“) – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3. - (*) On a very large scale. But e.g. the sexual mutilation of women in Africa and child marriages in India etc., and the suppression of the rights of women are often more a matter of tribal customs or local religions than of State laws. The remaining enslavement of women for purposes of prostitution is usually also rather a private than a governmental crime. – The territorial State is the largest criminal with victims but certainly not the only one. - JZ, 5.7.08. – CRIME, ATROCITIES, MASS MURDER

STATE: It is opposed to the State, believing that freedom cannot be achieved through the State, but only FROM the State.” – Peter Marshall, on Anarchism, in: “Demanding the Impossible”, p.640. – He describes this view of liberation to Guido Ruggiero, The History of European Liberalism, translated by R. G. Collinwood, Boston, Beacon Press, 1959, p.350. – The term FROM is a bit ambiguous here. Meant was, probably, “freedom from State interventionism”. – JZ, 4.6.08. – For its voluntary victims, as long as it has any, the State should be allowed to continue, exterritorially, at their expense and risk only, gradually enlightening them and serving as a deterrent example to outsiders, especially new generations, which had never experienced it. – Territorialism only has to be abolished. Experimental freedom would confine it to the only ones deserving it: its voluntary victims. –JZ, 8.3.14. - ANARCHISM, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COERCIVE INTERVENTIONISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LIBERATION, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: it is surely grotesque to entrust the function of guardian of the public morality to the most extensive criminal (and hence the most immoral) group in society – the State.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.187. – Is the State part of society or, rather, a well-organized protection racket that coercively stands over and controls the general society and all particular societies? – JZ, 1.7.08, 8.3.14. – Q., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, MORALITY, ETHICS, VS. PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE & SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANSIM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, LAISSEZ FAIRE IN ALL SPHERES

STATE: It is the state that is robbing all classes, rich and poor, black and white, worker and businessman alike: it is the state that is ripping us all off; it is the state that is the common enemy of mankind. – Murray N. Rothbard, quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Unbound Quotes and Notes's photo. – Facebook, 27.9.13.

STATE: It is this partnership in predation that characterizes the State. Without the support of privileged groups the State would collapse. Without the State the privileged groups would disappear.” – Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.148. - TERRITORIALISM, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, VESTED INTERESTS, SUBSIDIES

STATE: It is undeniable that human beings have killed other human beings for as long as human beings have lived on this planet, but to kill other human beings efficiently and in large numbers takes a state. - Gerard Cases, LIBERTARIAN ANARCHY (2012), p.33. –http://www.voluntaryist.com/quotes/– WAR, MASS KILLINGS,WARFARE STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.” - Albert J. Nock - But with stolen money it can buy professional soldiers and policemen and with them it can go on levying its tributes upon its subjects. - JZ, 21.11.06. - For a while it can also pay its public servant or mercenary or military or police enforces through the inflation tax. That can only be ended through a successful tax strike and monetary and financial revolution. - JZ, 9.3.11. – Through public debts (investment in tax slaves) and conscription it can also gain all too much strength for its wrongful purposes. & POWER, TAXATION, INFLATION, PUBLIC DEBT, PUBLIC EDUCATION, CONSCRIPTION

STATE: It is, in short, implicitly assumed that the State is doing its self-assumed job of protecting person and property to perfection. We cannot here go into the reasons why the State is bound to suffer inherently from grave flaws and inefficiencies in such a task. All we need do now is to point to the black and unprecedented record of the State through history: no combination of private marauders can possibly begin to match the State’s unremitting record of theft, confiscation, oppression, and mass murder. No collection of Mafia or private bank robbers can begin to compare with the Hiroshimas, Dresdens, and Lidices and their analogs through the history of mankind.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Society Without A State, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Jan. 75. - CRIME, MASS MURDERS, NWT, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, OFFICIAL TERRORISM, AIR RAIDS

STATE: It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society." - Murray Rothbard – Quoted by Reina Taylor shared Love Libertee's photo. – Facebook, 28.2.14. - WAR

STATE: It must be the task of the revolution to finish with the State.” – Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. – The territorial State will only be finished when each individual becomes free to make his own peaceful revolution for himself. – JZ, 5.7.08. - Individuals and minorities must become free to secede from it, exterritorially, and to freely compete with it under their own personal law and institutions. - JZ, 9.3.11. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, FREE EXPERIMENTAITION, ASSOCIATION, CONTRACTS IN EVERY SPHERE, A SUITABLE MILITIA OR CITIZEN FORCE TO UPHOLD ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: It was, again, John C. Calhoun who saw with crystal clarity that, no matter how small the power of government, no matter how low the tax burden or how equal its distribution, the very nature of government creates two unequal and inherently conflicting classes in society: those who, on net, pay the taxes (the “tax-payers”), and those who, on net, live off taxes (the “tax-consumer”).” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - But what if it is a community of like-minded volunteers only, each free to secede. Then, I hold, their contributions, membership fees or taxes paid to their community must be considered as voluntary taxes or voluntary contributions. – JZ, 3.10.07. - We should not forget about the territorial or feudalist lawmakers and their territorial serfs. - JZ, 9.3.11. - AS A CLASS SOCIETY, OF TAX PAYERS & TAX CONSUMERS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, LAW MAKERS & SUBJECTS TO LAWS, VOLUNTARY TAXATION & SUBSCRIPTION SCHEMES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: John, are you aware that psychopaths could be tested for and excluded from eligibility from elected and appointed office (if people wanted to continue to live, that is)? - Willmeana Effa-g Facebook, 3.3.14. - John Zube : Under territorialism we are almost always ruled by the worst types. See Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, which has a chapter on why the worst get to the top. High time to explore the voluntary, personal law and exterritorial autonomy alternatives. - John Zube : If anyone after all the history of territorial politics still wishes to be a territorial power monger, then, by my standards, he or she are already psychopaths. Only if they aim to rule only over volunteers are they tolerable by my standards. We should all have free choice of "doctors" when it comes to those, who favor whole political, economic and social systems, most of them simply endlessly repeating ancient errors, wrongs and mistakes. – Facebook, 3.3.14. - POLITICIANS, CANDIDATES, PSYCHOPATHS

STATE: just a matter of enlightened decision whether to have one or not.” – Opinion opposed by Ron Heiner, in REASON, March 72. – If only each adult individual were quite free to make this decision for himself or herself! – JZ, 5.7.08. – Or to have only a voluntary or competing State, society or community, one of his own free choice. - JZ, 9.3.11. - None of them should be granted a territorial monopoly. – Otherwise let them do their things to their members, as long as these members do not secede from them. – JZ, 8.3.14. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM.

STATE: Laski, in effect, reversed the famous dictum of Nettleship that ‘will not force is the basis of the state.’ – The thing which characterizes the state is its possession of power and this gives it no inherent right to be obeyed in all matters.” - David Nicholls, editor, The Pluralist State, p.45/46. – FORCE, POWER, RIGHT, USURPATION, TERRITORIALISM, WILL, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

STATE: Lawrence was instinctively opposed to the institutions of modern life which level compulsion against people in the attempt to subdue their individuality.” - James Dale Davidson, in INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72, on D. H. Lawrence. – INDIVIDUALISM, COMPULSION, LEVELING, LAWS, UNIFORMITY, REGULATIONS

STATE: learn to see the state as a response, though a faulty one, to very real emotional, cultural and group-dynamic needs.” – George Morrow, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, 4/78. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, COMPULSION

STATE: Let me state this as plainly as possible. The enemy is the state. There are other enemies too, but none so fearsome, destructive, dangerous, or culturally and economically debilitating. No matter what other proximate enemy you can name – big business, unions, victim lobbies, foreign lobbies, medical cartels, religious groups, classes, city dwellers, farmers, left-wing professors, right-wing blue-collar workers, or even bankers and arms merchants – none are as horrible as the hydra known as the leviathan state. If you understand this point – and only this point – you can understand the core of libertarian strategy." - Lew Rockwell, quoted by Terry Mcintyre on Facebook, 23.3.12. – MAIN ENEMY

STATE: Let those, who love any particular State system (except a territorial monopoly one) engage in a plural marriage with it, as long as their love lasts or as they can and want to put up with it, but allow all others to “divorce” themselves from it, unilaterally, and to engage, freely, in other alliances and dalliances, until, finally, they do, perhaps, lose their illusions about them, too. – Hopefully, some better and ever further improving societies and communities of volunteers will remain, on the march towards ideal societies for human beings. - JZ, 3.8.91, 2.7.08, 9.3.11, 9.3.11, 8.3.14. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, STATISM

STATE: let us ask whether the State itself, as at present constituted, is not one large school for crime? Its foundation, its force, its argument is force, its practice is force. No diviner principle does it recognize. It will obtain all the power, all the wealth, all the territory, commerce and control it possibly can. It does nothing by love, by moral suasion, by unbought attraction. …” - Charles Lane, Letter II, of March 7, 1843, in Carl Watner edition, p.62. – CRIME, FORCE, POWER, WEALTH, TERRITORIALISM, ANTI-ECONOMIC CONTROLS, STATISM

STATE: Let us determine that we shall not allow the state to be our master, but that we shall be the masters of the state. (*) 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, quoted in “Ideas on Freedom”, in THE FREEMAN – The territorial State is so constructed that it does not allow all individuals to master it. Various communities of volunteers, all confined to personal laws and exterritorial autonomy only, would be quite another matter. Such volunteers would be the masters of their own communities. They could change them, keep them or leave them, just like any other competing private associations for any other purpose. The could pick and choose between thousands of different “panarchies” like they can pick and choose now between thousands of different sports, hobbies, arts, collectors or hobbies and crafts and their teams and associations. - (*) Why should we keep such an expensive monstrosity as a pet? - (**) or! - (***) What made him believe that the territorial States is able and willing to function in this way? – JZ, 2.7.08. - PANARCHISM

STATE: Let us have private states, communities and societies, all with voluntary membership and exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, n.d. & 1.7.08. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PRIVATE STATES, POLYARCHY, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATION, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

STATE: Let us note, in the first place, the tendency in the modern state for men to become the mere subjects of administration.“ - H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in: David Nicholls, editor, The Pluralist State, p.150. – Instead, let all systems, contracts, organizations, methods and rules become the choice of individuals under full consumer sovereignty and fully free enterprise in the provision of all wanted services to be offered on a free market. – JZ, 10.4.09. – INVOLUNTARY SUBJECTS OF TERRITORIAL FEUDALISM, SERFS RATHER THAN CITIZENS OR PANARCHISM, WITH XYZ PANARCHIES, ALL BASED ON FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE CHOICE, CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE? Q.

STATE: Liberation of Society from the State”, by Erich Muehsam, Nachwort Hansjoerg Viesel, 112 S., ISBN 3-87956-021-8. - “For Erich Muehsam the main aim of the [libertarian] socialist movement consists in dissolving the so far existing opposites, State and Society and this by destroying the State as an institution establishing different classes. Among other things he writes: “Without a doubt: once society exists then there is no more room for the State.” – (“Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat“. - Fuer Erich Muehsam ist das Hauptziel der sozialistischen Bewegung, den bisherigen Gegensatz – Staat – Gesellschaft – dahingehend zu loesen, dass der Staat als klassentrennendes Gebilde zerschlagen wird. Er schreibt u.a.: „Es ist in aller Eindeutigkeit so, dass wo Gesellschaft besteht, fuer den Staat kein Raum ist.“) - It is at least conceivable that different classes may exist not only in the same territories but also in the same society of volunteers. Naturally, classless societies and communities should also be an option. However, for the submissives there should also be Popes, Bishops, Generals, Captains, Presidents and Bureaucrats, Gurus & Prophets, as long as they wish to put up with them. I see nothing wrong with monarchies and even dictatorships - for their voluntary adherents or victims but hope that they will make better choices in the future or that their descendants will. - Only enforced privileges are wrong. Famous singers and actors have also their fans and followers. - JZ, 9.3.11. – SOCIETY, CLASSES, STATISM, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: libertarians regard the State as the supreme, the eternal, the best organized aggressor against the persons and property of the mass of the public.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.48. - It has also its inherent flaws and weaknesses, not yet clearly seen and tackled as such. - It was never as yet confronted by quite free and enlightened societies, which would be well prepared for clashes with territorial rogue governments trying to conquer and subdue free societies. - JZ, 9.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, LIBERATION, DEFENCE, GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS

STATE: Lift the curtain and ‘the State’ reveals itself as a little group of fallible men in Whitehall, making guesses about the future, influenced by political prejudice and partisan prejudices, and working on projections drawn from the past by a staff of economists.” – Enoch Powell. – Are most of those advising governments on economics real economists or mainly statist true believers? – We should certainly not underestimate the wrongs and damages that such people do and can cause, especially when the collaborate with numerous special interest groups to keep themselves in power. - JZ, 5.4.89, 1.7.08. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, ECONOMISTS, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS PREMIERS & OTHER POLITICIANS & “REPRESENTATIVES"

STATE: Limit or even totally abolish territorial States rather than any peaceful, creative and productive activity of individuals and minorities that is quite tolerantly carried out by volunteers only. – JZ, 14.1.00, 11.6.08. – Even the “limited government” ideal should only be realized exterritorially for its own adherents. – JZ, 11.6.08. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & LIMITED GOVERNMENTS.

STATE: Locke’s fear that the state would become the source rather than the remedy for victimization.” – Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order, p.9/10. – Territorialism is the essence of imposed “order”. Without individuals being free to choose the governmental or non-governmental society that they want to belong to, statism will remain an imposed rather than a natural order. – JZ, 28.6.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ORDER, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Logically, denuded of needless trappings, the state consists of collective force – the majority or currently most powerful individuals produce a cohesive force in a given territorial unit within which they limit the alternatives available to other men.” – Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – A forced territorial association does not produce a “cohesive force”. How incomplete and weak this cohesion and seeming unity is would become revealed as soon as secessions for individuals and minorities are unrestricted and alternative societies and communities may be freely established in the same territory as well as in any other territory of the world, always only under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, thus reducing all present States to mere associations of their remaining voluntary members, also no longer confined to their former borders, but restricted to exterritorial autonomy, for then they could no longer rule either those, who had seceded from them, nor those, who had never joined them. Their legal status would, on the one side, be reduced to that of country-wide or world-wide competing churches or sects, but on the other hand extended to full exterritorial autonomy, as far as all the affairs of their voluntary members are concerned. They and their secessionist competitors might then also be compared to national and international corporations that are freely competing with each other, without any one of them possessing any legalized monopoly or privilege granted by any territorial State. They would be powerless over the affairs of outsiders and, regarding their own affairs only as powerful or as powerless as their own voluntary members want them to be. They would also resemble freely competing chains of supermarkets and share companies, all under free enterprise, competing in a free market for voluntary customers, subscribers and share holders, investors and clients. Their business would no longer be power but service. – JZ, 10.4.09. Compulsory taxes, to name just one obvious example, are certainly not beloved burdens for the taxpayers. How many of these burdens will remain once individual taxpayers can freely choose between societies and communities all with voluntary contributions or taxes? - JZ, 9.3.11. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & DISASSOCIATION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, STATISM, UNRESTRICTED COMPETITION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM

STATE: Looking at the State historically, they regard it as the instrument for establishing monopolies in favor of the ruling minorities.” – “Anarchism” in: “People, Places and Things: Ideas.” – By? - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MONOPOLISM, PRIVILEGES, STATISM

STATE: Lord Acton was keen that the freedom of groups should be maintained and increased. He told Simpson that what was most needed for a theory of liberty was a right notion of corporations, and their place in society. The modern theory, he lamented, condemned all groups beside the state as subversive, and recognizes only an atomic freedom for the individual. In his essay on ‘Nationality’, Acton argued that many national groups within a state would check the tendency to absolutism. F. W. Maitland pointed in horror to France where, “we may see the pulverizing, macadamizing tendency in all its glory, working from century to century, reducing to impotence, and then to nullify, all that intervenes between Man and State.” – David Nicholls, editor, in his essay Three Varieties of Pluralism, in The Pluralist State, p.31, referring to F. W. Maitland, Moral Personality and Legal Personality, in Collected Papers.” – It is, rather, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and voluntarism for xyz alternative groups, societies, communities and governance systems, all without a territorialism, that would keep federal, State and local government statism in check. Statism would no longer have a territorial monopoly nor any other monopoly but merely voluntary members as subscribers and more or less efficient competitors for every “public service” it offers. No association is all-powerful when every member is free to secede and then to compete with it, as a member of an association of volunteers. Moreover, under panarchism or polyarchism all individual rights and liberties would finally become declared and protected by suitable local militias in a country-or even world-wide federation. The atomization into powerless individuals and victims is rather typical for territorial States, even when they grant them “the” vote, which is merely a territorial and collectivist one, not one over their own interests and affairs. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PLURALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & POWER OVER DISSENTERS DECENTRALIZATION, VOTING

STATE: LYSANDER SPOONER, the least popularly known libertarian thinker, developed the first consistent individualist-anarchist analysis of society in the middle of the 19th Century. Spooner found the state getting in his way wherever he turned. His desire to become a lawyer was thwarted by a statute requiring three years of college, until he successfully mustered enough support for its repeal. Later, when he began a company to compete with the U.S. Postal Department, providing better service for a fraction of the price, the Congress passed the “Spooner Act”, outlawing private competition in mail service. This law he was not able to repeal. Spooner eventually found his best weapon against the state to be pamphleteering. He attacked slavery, the validity of the Constitution for those who had not signed it, laws giving the government the right to make and declare legal tender, and the institution of majority rule. …” - Libertarian Handbook 1973. – Alas, we still do not know how many of his unpublished manuscripts were burnt with Tucker’s library. It seems that no copies were made of them. – Are at least their titles preserved in some correspondence? – JZ, 5.7.08.

STATE: M. Siegfried does not appear to me to understand the difference between France and England. His great country is run upon the principle of the prosperous citizen and the bankrupt State, a principle, which, whatever may be said about it from other points of view, is at least a practical proposition. We in our folly prefer the prosperous State and the bankrupt citizen, although that pleasant dream still lacks a single title of evidence of feasibility.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Speech to Members of Parliament, House of Commons, 22.4.1931, in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.159. – STATISM, BANKRUPTCY, PUBLIC DEBTS, MERELY “INVESTMENTS” IN TAX SLAVES

STATE: ManIt is a machine he hasn’t been able to repair, neither has he mustered the necessary courage to destroy it however. Hence, although defunct and regarded with suspicion, it is always in the way, nullifying each and every constructive move man tries to make.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.193. – As soon as he is free to secede from it he is also free of vain and costly attempts to repair it, change it, make it quite satisfactory to all of its involuntary subjects. – JZ, 5.4.09. – PANARCHISM, STATISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM VS. THE TERRITORIAL, COERCIVE, MONOPOLISTIC & COLLECTIVIST STATE

STATE: Man has allowed the territorial State to come between himself and his tries for success as a citizen and as a human being. – JZ, 25.7.91. – TERRITORIALISM, SUCCESS, CITIZENSHIP, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SEKF-DEVELOPMENT, PROSPERITY

STATE: Man lives and prospers as a free and social animal and suffers or dies as a domesticated animal owned, exploited and misled by the few feudal lords in charge of territorial Warfare States. – Haven’t there been enough human blood sacrifices already on the battlefields of territorial nation States, all pretending to be really unified and representative and to act in the common interest? - JZ, 9.2.95, 28.5.08. – Even in the case of the Nazi regime such propaganda lies were believed by the Allies against it and this led to the mass murderous bombing of civilians in German cities. – JZ 10.4.09. - MAN, SUBJECTS, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, FREELY COMPETING SOCIETIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHIES, AIR RAIDS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, WARFARE STATES, DECLARATION OF RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, INCLUDING ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIAS FOR THEIR PROTECTION, LIBERATION, GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, REVOLUTION PROGRAM, TYRANNICIDE

STATE: Man precedes the State, and possesses, prior to the formation of any State, the right of providing for the sustenance of his body.” – Pope Leo XIII. – Quoted by Leonard E. Read, in “Who Is Listening?” p.76. –Neither that right nor any other was abolished by the establishment of territorial States. They were merely suppressed. - JZ, 9.3.11. – Neither Popes not States are likely to declare all individual rights and liberties. Will anarchists and libertarians finally get around to doing this? – JZ, 9.3.14. - INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: Marx himself, on the other hand, flatly said that so long as the state exists there is no liberty, and when there is liberty there will be no need for a state.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.167. – However, Marx also demanded the “dictatorship of the proletariat” which, in practice, amounted to a dictatorship of a single party and its current political misleader - also over the proletariat. Their propaganda pretences were so in conflict with their “policies” that they produced mass murder devices. How could they possibly have “liberated” the proletarians of the world with these “weapons”? And the leading idiots of the Western powers, while pointing out that the Soviet regime was a dictatorship, nevertheless managed to threaten its victims, the suppressed Russian people and over 120 suppressed other ethnic groups or captive nations, not to speak of all the other dissenters, with their Western nuclear “weapons”, rather than threatening only the despotic leaders of that regime and this with weapons that are suitable for this purpose. Based on such contradictions, both threatened the world with a general nuclear holocaust - for decades – and they have still not repented and destroyed these “weapons”, even unilaterally. How much sense can one expect from such rulers, governments and leaders, and their military “experts”, even when they are “democratic”, "republican" or classical or modern liberal ones? The statist managed to overlook the mass murderous tendencies of their beloved States and “great” leaders and their territorial power systems. – JZ, 10.4.09, 9.3.11. – MARX, STATISM, LIBERTY, MASS MURDERS & MASS MURDER PREPARATIONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, “WEAPONS” AGAINST WHOLE POPULATIONS! TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TYRANNICIDE, LEADERSHIP, LIBERTY, COMMUNISM, PROLETARIAT, WAR AIMS, LIBERATION, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WARFARE STATES

STATE: medieval thought is today fighting hard for the cause of law against the amoral, irresponsible State … Instead of the medieval domination based upon Divine Right and subject to law (*), we have the modern State based upon force and independent of morality.” – Plucknett, A Concise History of Common Law (Butterworth, 4th ed., 1948), pp. 40-41, quoted in: Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.51. - (*) Natural Law, Natural Rights. – JZ - Medieval thoughts on law and natural law, morality and ethics, are still not good enough for our times. - JZ, 9.3.11. - Genuine individual rights and liberties have still to become optimally formulated, declared and protected, e.g. by suitable militias or citizen forces, to the extent that people are already enlightened enough to claim them for themselves. - JZ, 9.3.11, 9.3.14. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, MILITIA, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, IRRESPONSIBILITY, IMMORALITY & FORCE VS. NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS

STATE: men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can face one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the State.” – Albert Einstein. – For Einstein it was his hypotheses on time, space and speed. – JZ, 2.7.08, 9.3.11. – He remained a territorial statist, with a closed mind towards the panarchist alternatives. – JZ, 9.3.14. – POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

STATE: Men had hearts; Russians, Americans, Chileans, Chinese, they all had hearts; but States, Nations, Juntas, they had none. They were idols with hollow bellies, filed with the charred bones of children. … This was statecraft. This was politics. This was the power-game pushed to its ultimate, obscene absurdity.” - Morris West, Proteus, p.312. – POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, POWER GAMES, STATISM

STATE: Mills objects to state action because the state tends to “make man an instrument to service its arbitrary ends, overlooking his individual purposes.” – Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism, ANARCHY 116, Oct. 70. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Most man-made problems are caused, perpetuated or even worsened by territorial States. – JZ, 10.3.99, 27.5.08. – PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, REFORMS, LAWS, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS & MEASURES

STATE: Most of the States were established not to protect human rights but to establish for the rulers a territory in which they can suppress human rights quite undisturbed.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, September 1957. (Die meisten Staatsgründungen erfolgten nicht, um die Menschenrechte zu verteidigen, sondern um sich ein Gebiet zu schaffen, wo man sie ungestoert verletzen kann.) - & HUMAN RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, POWER ADDICTS, RULERS

STATE: Most States are corrupt and rotten – from the top down. – JZ, 26.3.04. – With as many bad examples set by our leaders; it is no wonder that the rate of private crimes with victims is also high. – JZ, 26.20.07, 9.3.14. – Via territorial and collectivist voting the corruption goes also from the bottom to the top. – Statist rulers and their voluntary victims deserve each other but nobody else does. Other public or private criminals with victims excepted. All peaceful citizens should become free to secede and do their own things under their personal law choices. - JZ, 9.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, STATISM, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TAXATION, INFLATION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: Motto of the State: Let us prey …” - “Venn”, pseudonym, in THE CONNECTION 156, 27.1.89. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITIES, ELECTIONS, VOTING

STATE: much of what passes for truth in the modern State is just what Lawrence said it was: ‘popular lies’.” - James Dale Davidson, in INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72, on D. H. Lawrence.

STATE: Much too criminal – the whole organization.” – Siegfried Schwenke, 3.12.86. – (“Viel zu kriminell, der ganze Verein.”) – STATISM, CRIMINALITY, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, COERCION, MONOPOLISM

STATE: My “state” - “A marketguard which can prevent other marketguards from openly challenging it within a certain area and/or under given conditions.” – Philip E. Jacobson, THE CONNECTION 115, p. 80. – Thus it could be merely another territorial State, dominating a certain territory. But only defensive powers against aggressions and attacks are required, if such defensive actions are becoming necessary at all and aggressions and attacks cannot be almost completely avoided, precisely by no longer claiming a territorial monopoly and letting all dissenters do their own things for or to themselves. Not so much a military defensive superiority is required but a superior organization form, defence and liberation practice, combined with quite rightful war peace aims, which would avoid making enemies and could also turn former enemies into allies or neutrals, rather than keep up ancient animosities. Not military strength would then be decisive but political, economic and social strength, all based upon voluntary support and exterritorial autonomy tolerance for all other political, economic and social systems that are tolerant, i.e. not invasive, aggressive or criminal against others than their own voluntary members. At least here P. E. J. still thought too much in terms of military strength rather than the strengths of numerous independent communities and societies all quite free to do their own things – and thus and therefore tolerant towards other societies and communities doing their own things. – JZ, 13.8.87, 1.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE TOWARDS THE TOLERANT, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, WARFARE & LIBERATION METHODS, MILITIA, DEFENCE, STRENGTH OF QUITE RIGHTFUL CAUSES, DESERTION, REVOLUTION, MILITIARY INSURRECTIONS

STATE: My notion of the State has dwindled with growing experience of life. As an abstraction, the State is to me only All-of-us. In practice – that is, when it exercises will or adopts a line of action – it is only a little group of men chosen in a very haphazard way by the majority of us to perform certain services for all of us.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.8/9. – In practice, the rulers do not even represent the majority and their services and disservices are very unevenly provided, largely regardless of the wishes of the individuals and groups involved. – JZ, 4.7.08. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, STATISM

STATE: Myself, I think the problem with government is that it's every bit as efficient, kind, gentle, and well-run as your typical big business.” - Randolph Fritz (randolph@ebay.sun.com). – Businesses are exterritorially competitive. They have voluntary employees, customers and investors. One can secede from them or ignore them altogether. That greatly distinguishes them from territorial States. Apart from governmental institutions and powers, that presently permit them through their lobbies or special interest groups to influence territorial legislation in their favor, they do not possess the power to pass territorial laws for the whole population. With the removal of territorial monopolism for States the privileges they legally granted to private corporations, e.g. copyrights, patents and licences, would also disappear and a genuine free enterprise society and capitalism – or whatever other “ideals” volunteers subscribe to, would remain. – JZ, 5.4.09. However, the hierarchies in large corporations manage to establish and maintain many unearned privileges and rewards for their top men, against which small share-holders have no effective defence. At most they can sell their shares, already much depreciated by mismanagement. – Genuine self-management has to become much further developed in them, too, including e.g. autonomous work groups, internal contracting and decentralization, separate profit-and loss accounting of separate branches and much more decentralized decision-making. - JZ, 13.4.09. - Full monetary and financial freedom is also denied to them. They have to put up with monetary and financial despotism until they, too, participate in a monetary and financial freedom revolution, from which they as well as the general public could benefit much more than from the privileges and subsidies they are now granted by territorial governments. - JZ, 10.3.11. – WELFARE STATES, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY & PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE CHOICE, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, FREE COMPETITION, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, FREE CONTRACTS, IN EVERY SPHERE, AGAINST TERRITORIAL POLITICS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE OR COMPETITIVE PRIVATE ENTERPRISE CORPORATIONS VS. LEGALLY PRIVILEGED ONES, BIG GOVERNMENT, BIG BUSINESS,

STATE: Nearly all the economic unrest and human misery today is traceable to more than a hundred sovereign states scattered over the earth.” – Aslam Effendi, REASON, 2/73. Their current number is, I believe, already far beyond 200. - Maybe, once panarchism has settled down, there will be less different panarchies than we have presently in territorial States. Many of them may have become cosmopolitan, with members in every country of the world. – Who know or can know? We are speaking about freedom, about individual free choices. – JZ, 13.4.09, 10.3.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: nearly everything the State does is against my values.” – H. G. Mark Kernes, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 56, Jan. 9, 77.

STATE: Neither freedom nor security or peace, justice, prosperity and progress can be achieved through the Leviathan. – JZ, 16.3.72, 1.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Next comes taxation. It has become a much sought-after means of livelihood. We know that the number of government jobs has been increasing steadily, and that the number of applicants is increasing still more rapidly than the number of jobs. Now, does any one of these applicants ever ask himself, whether he will render to the public services equivalent to those which he expects to receive? Is this scourge about to come to an end? How can we believe it, when we see that public opinion itself wants to have everything done by that fictitious being, the state, which signifies a collection of salaried bureaucrats?” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic BastiatA Man Alone, p.239. - One of the motivating factors for this is the frequent occurrence of mass unemployment, caused by the State’s monetary policies, which does no hit the public servants as hard, in most cases, as it does employees of private employers. – JZ, 2.7.08. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, JOB SECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, BUREAUCRACY, TAXATION, STATISM, INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-HELP, ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ESPECIALLY MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

STATE: No doubt the imperial State created by the Julii and the Claudii was an admirable machine, incomparable superior as a mere structure to the old republican State of the patrician families. But, by a curious coincidence, hardly had it reached full development when the social body began to decay. Already in the times of the Antonines (II century) the State overbears society with its anti-vital supremacy. Society begins to be enslaved, to be unable to live except in the service of the State.” – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.402, in discussing Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses. - Hardly a mere coincidence. Taxation, deflation, inflation, i.e. aspectis of monetary and financial despotism, almost permanent war and extensive slavery impoverished the State and its subjects, production and the population declined, conquests and tributes could not make up for these losses and old traditions like some freedom of speech, citizen-soldiers and tyrannicide were discontinued, so that finally conquering invaders were almost welcomed as liberators. Have all of the many factors contributing to the decline and fall or the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire been sufficiently surveyed and explained and all the facts and judgments about it sufficiently published or is each still “free” to ride his own hobby-horse hypothesis on this subject? – JZ, 2.7.08. – How many hypotheses on the fall of the Roman Empire exist? One slim volume in my library lists 45. Probably, there are many more. How many of them are correct? Even now there is no full agreement on the main causes of economic and political crises but, instead, at least about 150 diverse theories or hypotheses, whose advocates tend to ignore each other, just like religious sectarians do. - JZ, 10.3.11, 9.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, POWER, STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM, CRISES, TAXATION, INFLATION, DEFLATION, SLAVERY, MILITIA, MERCENARIES, ROME & CAUSES OF ITS DECLINE & FALL, THE MULTITUDE OF CRISES HYPOTHESES

STATE: no government and no state possesses any “rights”, including the right of self-preservation. Only Individuals possess rights; any belief that a state owns rights involves a much too organic view of government.” – R. K. Foley, THE FREEMAN, 11/75, p.685. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, WRONGS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: No government at all! No Church at all! No State at all!” – Michael Bakunin, The Political Theology of Mazzini, fragment, 1871. – All only for their voluntary victims! – JZ, 13.4.09, 9.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: No matter what its justification may be – divine right or popular mandate – the State is nothing more than a powerful minority ruling and therefore oppressing the powerless majority.” - Paul Berman, in the introduction to his: Quotations from the Anarchists, p.16. – And oppressing and exploiting also other minorities! – JZ, 4.7.08. – MINORITIES, MAJORITIES, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: No one can evade the fact that historically, the state is a blood-thirsty monster, which has been responsible for more violence, bloodshed, and hatred than any other institution known to man. – ROY A. CHILDS, JR., in Open Letter to Ayn Rand, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing  Libertarianism.org's photo. Facebook, 30.10.12. – R. A. C. should have clarified that this is true only for territorial States, not for exterritorially autonomous States and societies of volunteers, under personal law and without a territorial monopoly. Sometimes, these were called "competing governments", a term completely misunderstood by Ayn Rand, in her: The Virtue of Selfishness. – JZ, 29.11.12. – WARFARE STATE, BLOODSHED, CIVIL WAR, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MASS MURDERS, HATRED, COERCION, VIOLENCE VS. VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL PEACEFUL DISSENTERS & THEIR EXPERIMENTS, ONE PERSON REVOLUTIONS

STATE: No person shall be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution.” – Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Constitution for Virginia, June 1776. – Seeing the State as the territorial institutionalization of the statist faith, why then should we be compelled to remain subject to it and to finance its upkeep? – JZ, 12.7.86. – STATISM AS A VERY INTOLERANT RELIGION

STATE: no reliance can be placed on the state or any other earthly Providence.” – John Anderson, The Servile State, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY, 1953. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: No state – not even the reddest political republic – can give the people what they most need – that is freedom. Every state, including your socialist state, my dear Marx, is based on force.” – Bakunin, in Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.129, - artificially constructed “dialogues”. - TERRITORIALISM, FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION

STATE: no state has the right to issue weapons or reclaim them – no, nor any rights at all, even to exist.” – L. Neil Smith, Tom Paine Maru, p.85. – It is the territorial States, the only ones so far with even “nuclear weapons”, which ought to become disarmed and deprived of all their other territorial monopoly powers as well. No nuclear “weapons” or territorial powers to anyone. Their wrongful targets are whole populations. Each to get the option to become as free or unfree as they wish to be, together with like-minded people, anywhere on Eath but always without a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 9.3.14. - GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, NWT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHY, POLYARCHIY

STATE: No state organized on a peace basis, that is, for the fullest and most effective exercise of civilization, can compete with a state organized for efficiency in war. – 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.266. - That is only true for territorial States and they are already, inherently, Warfare States when they are beyond a minimum size. The best “defence” still consists in the preparations required to prevent wars, by leading to the overthrow of all despotic and authoritarian regimes for whole populations. – The warfare of Warfare States is, as a rule, not only quite wrong but also irrational and anti-economic. If a population is conquered in a Blitzkrieg or via a formal surrender, it could still effectively and together with the armies of the conquering government, engage in a liberating revolution and military insurrection, for the benefit of all the soldiers and civilians on both sides, one that could be conducted almost without any bloodshed. – But sufficient prior enlightenment on such subjects is required for such a success. – With it, a dictatorship might not exist long enough to prepare an attack on other populations as well. - JZ, 20.2.13. – DESERTION, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, AGGRESSION DESERTION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, MILITIA, WAR & PEACE AIMS, EXTERRITORIALISM, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, AGGRESSION, WARFARE STATE

STATE: No State, no war.“ – Siegfried Schwenke, an Dr. Stefan Matzenberger, 27.1.84. (“Kein Staat – kein Krieg.”) – WAR, PEACE, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: No, the state is anything but the result of a contract! No one with even just an ounce of common sense would agree to such a contract. I have a lot of contracts in my files, but nowhere is there one like this. The state is the result of aggressive force and subjugation. It has evolved without contractual foundation, just like a gang of protection racketeers. And concerning the struggle of all against all: that is a myth." - Hans-Hermann Hoppe, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. – Facebook, 17.3.13. - STATES VS. CONTRACTS, CONTRACTS VS. STATES, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Not only do we believe that the State should not exist, but that it cannot exist in any sane society.” – Mike Gunderloy, NEW LIBERTARIAN STRATEGY, No.5, 9/80. - Any State or society should be confined to exterritorial autonomy for its own volunteers. Then they would be under the free market competition of free enterprise and consumer sovereignty in every sphere now wrongfully monopolized by territorial States. - JZ, 10.3.11, 9.3.14.

STATE: Not only was the state an evil, it was not a necessary evil.” - D. W. Brogan, Proudhon, p.60.

STATE: Nothing could so completely divest us of that liberty as the establishment of the opinion, that the State has a perpetual right to the services of all its members.” – Jefferson – As long as its members are not free to secede from it, they should be called, more accurately, subjects, serfs, slaves or forced laborers or conscripts. – JZ, 10.4.09, 9.3.14. - STATISM, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, SUBJUGATION, SERVITUDE, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

STATE: Now, I am under no illusion that state governments are, or ever would be, any sort of noble defenders of liberty. They’re just governments and all they want is whatever amount of power we people let them seize.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.24. – FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

STATE: Objectively, the territorial State is the master and not the servant of man – and as a territorial power system it could not possibly be a good servant, either.” – JZ, 4/72, 10.4.09, 9.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE OR WARFARE STATE?

STATE: Off the State – Start a Business.” – Jim Stumm, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, May 6th, 1971. – There were then ca. 10 millions of private businesses in the USA – and the States persisted. One can start or join a private business but one still remains a tax slave and subject to its laws and regulations, controls and interferences. – The separation from it must be much more thorough and fundamental: From territorial subjugation to exterritorial autonomy for all the diverse communities and societies of volunteers! - JZ, 5.7.08. – And from monetary and financial despotism to monetary and financial freedom. From the all too limited, incomplete and flawed Bills of Rights of territorial governments to all the genuine individual rights and liberties which volunteers would choose for themselves. To no one any territorial monopoly any longer. - JZ, 10.3.11, 9.3.14. - PANARCHISM, POLLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Omnipotent State? The more omnipotent the State or any ruling party or leader imagine themselves to be and act on this wrong assumption, the more impotent this will make them by their interventionism – until this becomes, finally, obvious, even to most of their formerly devoted followers and victims. – JZ, 4.9.89. – To believe otherwise, one would have to be able to point out some examples of the successful application of State power, apart from its ability to maintain itself in power. – JZ, 2.7.08. - Need I mention the helplessness of the territorial States towards the drug trade, towards the abolition of war, of terrorism, the prevention and overthrow of dictatorships, the ending and prevention of mass unemployment, inflation, trading difficulties, the huge tax and public debt burden and bureaucracy, which the territorial States have themselves caused? - JZ, 10.3.11. - OMNIPOTENCE OR IMPOTENCE? INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER, POWERLESSNESS

STATE: On a worldwide basis, state-run wars and genocides kill an average of two million persons each year.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 85. – That would make it ca. 136 million victims from 1945 to 2013. – Nevertheless, territorial statists still consider them to be protectors! – Even most of the advocates of “limited” governments still propose them as territorial monopolists. - JZ, 9.3.14. - WARS & GENOCIDE, MASS MURDERS, STATISM, “LIMITED” GOVERNMENTS – WITH A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY, LIBERTARIANS

STATE: On crime rates with or without government, I did some quick calculations. I stuck to murder, since that is the most accurately reported statistic (at least, in terms of the actual reporting process - if someone sees what looks like murder, it’s likely to get reported. Of course, if someone arranges an “accident”, that’s another story.) In the US there are 25 000 murders reported per year, out of a population of around 250 000 000. This is a rate of one per 10 000 people per year. The average world population through the 20th century has been about 2 billion. In the 80 years of that century, a conservative estimate of war deaths would be 100 million. This works out to 6,25 per 10.000 per year. I find it hard to believe that even with a rudimentary system of private guards the murder rate could not be kept from sextupling. The problem in establishing anarchy in an area is disposing of the state and keeping replacements from being formed. Freelance killing is, as Jim Stumm says, a transition problem that can be well controlled by such things as private guards, individual action, neighborhood groups etc. – An observation in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 87, 2.6.80. - - Add to these ca. 100 million war deaths the over 200 million other State-caused murders over the 20th century, about which Prof. Rudolf Rummel reports details on the Internet. – Was the average population in that period really only 2 billion people? - JZ, 4.7.08. - CRIME, MURDER, WAR, CIVIL WAR & POLITICAL MASS MURDERS, KILLINGS, PRIVATE & PUBLIC, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: On the matter of civil obedience, “the State is a jealous God and will brook no rivals.” All must bow down before it and stand ready to devote their lives to its objectives when national (*) survival dictates. Far from being the servant of the people, the state is more aptly described as their master …” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.564, on Randoph Bourne. - (*) State or government survival, wrongly equated with national or societal survival. – JZ, 5.7.08. – RIVALRY, COMPETITION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MASTER RATHER THAN SERVANT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCH

STATE: On the whole, my Lord, if political society, in whatever form, has still made the many the property of the few; if it has introduced labours unnecessary, vices and diseases unknown, and pleasures incompatible with nature; if in all countries it abridges the lives of millions, and renders those of millions more abject and miserable, shall we still worship so destructive an idol, and daily sacrifice to it our health, our liberty, and our peace?” – Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, p.74. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, NATIONALISM, COLLECTIVISM

STATE: Once the people realize that they no longer need the state, it will, in the words of Frederick Engels, inevitably “wither away”. (Anti-Duehring, 1877.) – Ken Knudsen, THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 6. - STATISM

STATE: one can create no community by forcibly chaining elements,  which are basically antagonistic. It is true that one can compel men to fulfill certain (*) duties if one has the necessary power, but one will never be able to induce them to perform the compulsory task with love and from inner desire, These are things no state can compel, be its power every so great – for these there is necessary above all the feeling of social union and of the innate relationship of man to man.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.246. – (*) imposed - JZ - VOLUNTARISM, VS. COMPULSION, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, STATISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: One might say … that inasmuch as the State is the product of a contract freely concluded by men, and since good is the product of the State, if follows that it is the product of liberty. This, however, would be an utterly wrong conclusion. The State, even according to this theory, is not the product of liberty, but on the contrary, the product of the voluntary negation and sacrifice of liberty.” – Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism, 1867. - Not voluntary in many to most cases! - The territorial State leaves most people no alternative but to submit to its laws and institutions. - JZ, 10.3.11. – LIBERTY, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: One of the greatest evils of the territorial State is that it is custom-made for “great” leaders as well as for the masses of ignorant and prejudiced minor parasites. – JZ, 4.7.92, 2.7.08. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS ETC., DEMOCRACRY, POPULAR OPINON, ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES & WIDESPREAD IGNORANCE AS WELL AS APATHY OF STATISM

STATE: One sphere of life after the other was given into the hands of the state: the school, the economy, science, the freedom to seek jobs for oneself, until finally the total State was there which confiscated now also the remnant, beliefs and convictions, leisure and family life and determined by itself what is true, good and right.” - Otto Dibelius, speech, 27.4.47. - NAZI REGIME, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Only now can we appreciate the full correctness of Engel’s remarks in which he mercilessly ridiculed all the absurdity of combining the words ‘freedom’ and ‘state’. While the state exists there is no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no state.” –I. Lenin, The State and Revolution, 1917, International Publishers, p.79, - N.Y., 1932. – Quoted in V. Andrews Quotations, p.440, also in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - And he made sure to get the State and all its powers into his hands, not freedom into the own hands of the State’s and his victims. – JZ, 29.6.08. – FREEDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Only territorial States keep us apart, with their borders, territorial monopolies, migration barriers, trade barriers, protectionism, monetary despotism and tribute-based bureaucracies - and all too often drive us even into wars against each other and against our individual intentions. – JZ, 29.3.94, 4.6.08. – WARFARE STATES, PROTECTIONISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

STATE: Only the government obtains its income by coercion and violence – i.e., by the direct threat of confiscation or imprisonment if payment is not forthcoming.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - & TAXATION

STATE: only the government, in society, is empowered to aggress against the property rights of its subjects, whether to extract revenue, to impose its moral code, or kill those with whom it disagrees. Furthermore, any and all governments, even the least despotic, have always obtained the bulk of their income from the coercive taxing power.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - The territorial governments are not "in" society but bandits, crooks. confidence tricksters, power addicts and other scoundrels, who have cleverly managed to acquire and maintain territorial power over the general society and all sub-societies of volunteers, under all kinds of false pretences, corresponding to popular errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 10.3.11. - GOVERNMENT & TAXATION, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NOT PART OF BUT ENEMIES OF SOCIETY

STATE: Oppenheimer then proceeded to define the State as the “organization of the political means” – the systematization of the predatory process over a given territorial area.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty: The State as Aggressor. - (Franz Oppenheimer, The State, New York, Vanguard Press, 1926, pp. 24-27 etc.  & TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: oppose the State having any nasty toys to use on us.” – SEK 3, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 56, Jan. 9, 77. – Nuclear “weapons” are useless as weapons against an enemy regime and wrongful, absurd and self-defeating if directed against the victims of an enemy regime, namely its captive peoples or nations, its satellites, which are our secret and, eventually, open and active allies against any despotic enemy regime. – JZ, 1.7.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ENEMY GOVERNMENTS, OPPRESSED PEOPLES AS SECRET ALLIES

STATE: Opposing this view are those philosophers of law who see in the monopolistic, retaliatory State a lawless organization which wins power by promising peace but which always sooner or later becomes the chief lawbreaker and war-monger. Worshipful reliance upon this political juggernaut, they warn, now threatens all mankind with enslavement and destruction.” – Orvall Watts, THE FREEMAN, 8/75, p. 479. – WAR, PEACE, LAW, MONOPOLISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.” - General Douglas MacArthur - & STATES OF FEAR, EMERGENCIES & GOVERNMENTS

STATE: Out of nearly two hundred, there are not, in this world, twenty nearly free countries. And you can’t be ‘nearly free’ just as woman cannot be ‘nearly pregnant’.” - Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.535. - COUNTRIES, FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Part III briefly sets forth my view of the State as the inherent enemy of liberty and, indeed, of genuine law.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p. VII.

STATE: Patterning his language after Stirner’s, Robinson declared the concept of the state to be similar to the “fixed idea” of the lunatic who lives a fool’s existence among vague shadows and non-existing terrors, which drive him hither and yon without intelligent plan or reason. Overcome with the passion of patriotism, the citizen of the modern nation state is ever ready to sacrifice his life and the lives of his loved ones to the mythical good which politicians foist upon him, never once realizing that the ideals which motivate him are pneumatic and without ethical substance.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.185/86. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, SELF-SACRIFICE, CONSCRIPTION, WARFARE STATES, TAXATION, MONTARY DESPOTISM, MONOPOLISM

STATE: Peace, justice, freedom, human rights, progress and prosperity are much more important than the preservation of outmoded and all too wrongful and dangerous territorial State organizations. – JZ, 1975/76, 1.7.08, 10.3.11, 10.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, PEACE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, WARFARE STATE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY

STATE: People … are of the opinion that one would not be justified to attack the State. They do ignore that every State is by its very essence an organization for aggression against others, so that a preventive war against it would do it now wrong. The concepts of right and wrong are sensible only with regard to the human beings dominated by the State.” – Ulrich von Beckerath to Prof. Heinrich Rittershausen, 26.8.49. – JZ tr. of: “Die Menschen … meinen … einen Staat duerfe man doch nicht ohne weiteres angreifen. Die Leute verkennen, dass jeder Staat an und fuer sich eine Organisation zum Angriff auf andere ist, ihm daher durch Praeventivkrieg kein Unrecht geschieht. Die Begriffe Recht und Unrecht haben Sinn nur in bezug auf Menschen, die der Staat beherrscht.“ - AGGRESSION, PREVENTIVE WAR AGAINST THE AGGRESSOR STATE, WARFARE STATE, RIGHTS & WRONGS, TERRITORIAL STATES, AS OPPOSED TO COMPETING OR VOLUNTARY GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS

STATE: People are heartless, stupid, greedy jerks unless they’re in government or requesting government benefits. – Chris Lyspooner, Facebook 25.1.12. - GOVERNMENTS, STATISM & PEOPLE: GREED WELFARE STATE, VOTING, STUPIDITY, RULERS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, OFFICIALS, JOKES

STATE: People must begin to realize that the real enemy is not other people, but the state – the violent and oppressive nature of government itself.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.67. – WARFARE STATE, ENEMIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Plan for the obsolescence of the State. – JZ, 16.5.73, after reading a remark by Mathew Melko: “We may be able to apply techniques of planned obsolescence to major political institutions.” – PEACE RESEARCH, April 73. – Alas, so far we are not individually free to design and construct or to join or secede from societies, communities and States, and to establish alternative societies and communities, all for voluntary members only, confined to personal laws and exterritorial autonomy and exposed to free competition with all other such organizations. Once this is the case, the remaining statist communities will shrink and become outdated through their costs, inefficiencies and lack of choice and consumer satisfaction. They will then be clearly seen as obsolescent and superfluous, just like badly managed private enterprises. – JZ, 5.7.08, 10.3.14. – PANARCHISM, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Plato had a powerful feeling that political institutions were in a perpetual process of degeneration.” – Harold Tarrant, in QUADRANT, Sept. 79, p.39. – And at least to some extent he promoted this kind of degeneration with his kind of absolutist utopia. – What liberties and rights did he clearly stand up for? - JZ, 4.7.08.

STATE: Political, social, cultural, racial, still sometimes religious groups, presently imposing their decisions on whole populations, could be rendered harmless by being deprived of three characteristics: 1. their territorial monopoly, 2. compulsory membership or subordination, 3. uniform laws for all in a territory. - The rights and interests of all the diverse peoples in a territory could be safeguarded, instead, by 1. full exterritorial autonomy for their societies, communities and governments, 2. voluntary membership and subordination only to any of these groups and 3. personal law systems for all of them. - The change-over from one system to the other would occur gradually, but also as fast as people want it to be, by individual and group secessionism and voluntary re-association on the basis of the above 3 principles. – JZ, n.d. & 3.7.08. – It would be not just another ism but a framework for all kinds of isms practised tolerantly only among their volunteers. – JZ, 10.3.14. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & COMPETITION, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Politicians, bureaucrats, police and laws can’t produce freedom, justice, peace, security, progress and prosperity through territorial politics but, at best, only distortions of them and at worst only their opposites. – JZ, 13.5.92, 1.7.08. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS COERCION & MONOPOLY

STATE: Possibly the sharpest accusation ever raised against the State was made by the historian Henry Thomas Buckle in the first volume of his “History of Civilization in England” (vol. I, N.Y., 1857). He wrote that “no important political improvement, no great political reform, either concerning the legislation or the executive branch, did ever originate in any country from its rulers. – W. O. Reichert, Anarchism, Freedom and Power in Ethics, Bd. LXXIX, Jan. 69. – RULERS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP

STATE: power politics: a State growing larger, more demanding every year, swallowing lives, fortunes, destroying sacred honor, screaming in its bloatedness for more, capable of any deed - no matter how corrupt or repulsive, swollen, crazed - staggering toward extinction.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.127. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, EMPIRES, POWER, STATISM

STATE: Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime. Little states are virtuous only because they are weak.” – M. A. Bakunin, Proposition motivée, 1868, also in Selected Works, p.211. – POWER, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, TYRANNIES, DICTATORSHIPS, DESPOTISMS

STATE: Proudhon followed Rousseau in arguing that the State originated in a deception of the majority by a self-interested minority. Mankind had come to believe that the State had a strength of its own, as seen in its armies and public officials. But all its apparent power came from the alienation of the “collective force”. – Edwards, Proudhon, p.23. –– Those “leaders” alienated from the people, the population, and given an interest opposite to them, do constitute the power of the State, with e.g. secret services, police forces and standing armies, combined with all other officials living of revenues from compulsory taxation up to their Presidents, Prime Ministers or open or camouflaged other despots. – JZ, 4.7.08. – MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, PROPAGANDA LIES, LAWS, BUREAUCRACY, POLICE, STANDING ARMIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, STATIST LEADERSHIP

STATE: Quoting Spencer, who said that when State power is applied to social purposes, its action is invariably ‘slow, stupid, extravagant, inadaptive, corrupt and obtrusive’ …” - L. Labadie, on Nock & Spencer, in MAN, An Anthology, p.406.

STATE: Rampant StagflationThe result of all this extra state interference, financed by taking over 50 per cent of the gross national product in taxation, has been not the production of an economically viable society but what might be called rampant stagflation, that is to say stagnation in production and raging inflation which further destroys belief in the future. The moral fiber of our people has been weakened. A state, which does for its citizens what they can do for themselves, is an evil state; and a state which removes all choice and responsibility from its people and makes them like broiler hens will create the irresponsible society. In such an irresponsible society no-one cares, no-one saves, no-one bothers – why should they when the state spends all its energies taking money from the energetic, successful and thrifty to give to the idle, the failures and the feckless? – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, “Down With the Poor”, p. 5. – WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, INFLATION, BAILOUTS, SUBSIDIES, GUARANTIES

STATE: Rejecting the State as a ‘protection racket’ with an illegitimate claim on the monopoly of force (*), Rothbard would like to see it dissolved, as would Friedman, into social and market arrangements. He proposes that disputes over violations of persons and property may be settled voluntarily by arbitration firms whose decisions are enforceable by private protection agencies.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.637. - But States with voluntary subjects and without a territorial monopoly are also possible, not only such societies and communities. – Why should not the various statists, today forming the majority, be allowed and quite free to do their things to themselves only? - (*) to exclusive territorial power - JZ, 4.6.08. – Instead of opposing the State its opposition should encourage it – in this direction – while claiming no more than full exterritorial autonomy for themselves as well. The continuous struggle between them would cease – to mutual satisfaction. – But the resulting free competition between them would force all of them to “pull their socks up”, i.e., to provide enough consumer satisfaction with their services to retain their customers or even increase their market share. – JZ, 10.4.09.

STATE: Remember Auden: "There is no such thing as the State." - Arthur C. Clarke, On Weaponry, ANALOG, Mid-Dec. 87, p 47.

STATE: REPEAL LAWS: help make the state an endangered species.” – SLL button No. 438. – LAWS, REPEAL

STATE: Ridden and oppressed by a Leviathan State increasingly out of control in its depredations against the citizenry …” - Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.4.

STATE: Russia is doomed to be governed by fools; she knows no other way.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, August 1914, p.693. – Territorial States are doomed to be governed by fools and scoundrels. They know no other way and in territorialism there is no other way than the foolish and criminal territorial domination way – JZ, n.d. & 30.6.08. – TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, THE WORST GETTING TO THE TOP

STATE: Russia: Impotent Populace and Massive State.” – Clarence B. Carson, chapter 8 of “World in the Grip of an Idea”, in THE FREEMAN, Aug 77. – TOTALITARIANISM, SOVIET REGIME, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Save yourself. Desert the sinking territorial State. Form alternative societies and communities of volunteers only, all without any territorial monopoly claim, all realizing their own ideals only among themselves, thus sufficiently tolerant to be tolerated by other such societies. As territorialists you confront each other even with nuclear mass murder devices. As exterritorially autonomous people you can either ignore the others, doing their own things among themselves, or peacefully exchange whatever you have to offer to each other. – The tax burdens, the ongoing inflations and mass unemployment and the threat of nuclear war should be enough of a motivation for such actions – at least for sufficiently enlightened and self-interested beings, i.e. for people not merely mis-educated through government controlled “education” systems. – Such voluntaristic, competing and tolerant societies would also constitute and demonstrate quite rightful war and peace aims – and could thus prevent most wars, civil wars, violent revolutions and terrorism. – As governments in exile they could be initiated even against the most despotic of the existing territorial States – and also against the remaining authoritarianism of most of the existing democratic States. – E.g., Tibetan societies do not have to be confined to the territory of Tibet and US Constitutionalists not to the territory of the USA. Let all people who think that they can, try to set or really demonstrate better examples, among their own volunteers. - JZ, 22.4.96, 28.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE - ALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

STATE: Secondly, the modern States fails to discharge the elementary duty, which even some despotic States managed to do in the past, to protect their citizens from the force and fraud of each other, as distinct from its own force and fraud. – The American citizen now walks in his city at night, and not infrequently by day, at his peril. If he wishes to be safe in his home, he had better keep a fierce animal to deter marauders or live in a high-rise complex with its own private guards. If he runs a bank, or any other business handling sizable sums of cash, he had better invest in the services or private protection agencies, for the State’s police will do little for him.” - Arthur Shenfield, REASON, 8/76, summing up the neo-anarchist case. - PROTECTION

STATE: Simplification of ideas is perhaps the most urgent of the needs of the age, and really big ideas are often quite simple. Instead of thinking of the State as the fairy god-mother, it should be considered as a mere machine for the employment of the people who work it. “Government,” said Carlyle, “is emphatically a machine”, the American poet did not overstate the case as “The incredible cunning of the monstrous plan whereby the spider State has set its web for Man.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.21. – STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM & ITS POWER ADDICTS

STATE: simply think of the State as a criminal band, and all the libertarian attitudes will logically fall into place.” –Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, 1973, quoted in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.561. – LIBERTARIANISM

STATE: since 1918 the State has been regarded as a milch cow which could provide the needs of the citizens. From social service to subsidy full provision is to be made for poor and rich alike.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.83. – WELFARE STATE, SECURITY, PROTECTION, SUBSIDIES, SOCIAL SERVICES

STATE: since the beginning of time there has never existed one single state that was legitimate. Legitimacy does not exist; it is a hoax. Ubi societas, ibi jus: where there is society, there is law. Poppycock! Just words. In such cases, lawyers paint empty spaces in different colours and claim to have built walls. … Hall’s book, … page 127, I believe, and read: ‘a State can acquire a territory by a unilateral act of its own initiative, by occupation, by the transfer issued by another State or community or individual, by a gift, by the prescription resulting from the passing of time or by growth caused by an at of Nature …’ – I am quoting from memory.” - Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.532/33. – TERRITORIALISM, LEGITIMACY, SOVEREIGNTY, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS

STATE: Since when has the State got a conscience?” – From the film: “The Darling Buds of May.” – Q., CONSCIENCE

STATE: Sir Ernest Benn endeavors to show that the instrument is and always must be unsuited for many of the purposes for which it has been used.” – From the inside cover strip of: Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy. – For all purposes, except the power and enrichment efforts of the territorial rulers and their supporters. – JZ, 23.6.03.

STATE: So long as there is a state, there is not freedom; when there is freedom, there will be no state.” – Lenin, Sochineniia, XXI, 406, 436. – Lenin, to, in his way, was an “anarchist”, one of the all too many with territorialist despotic personal ambitions. – With such remarks he attracted all too many still all too ignorant and prejudiced anarchists, only to cut them down afterwards, like Mao did, after his campaign of “letting 100 flowers bloom”. - JZ, 13.4.09. - FREEDOM, ANARCHISM, LENIN, MAO

STATE: Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. Frederic Bastiat - VS. SOCIETY, STATE SOCIALISM VS. FREE SOCIETY

STATE: Society exists for the benefit of its members – not the members for the benefit of society. – Herbert Spencer – Territorial States have to become reduced to exterritorial societies of and for volunteers only. Only then will they always operate for the benefit or at the expense and risk of their members – in their own affairs. – Doing their own things, as efficiently and cheaply as possible, will prevent them from trying to manage the affairs of outsiders. Under voluntary taxation there would be no budget for foreign policy adventures and imperialism. There would no longer be territorial enemies, either. In the transition period, panarchism will serve as an attractive defence and peace aim, drawing all the dissenters on the other side to the own side. – JZ, 2.4.12, 18.1.13. – & SOCIETIES, DESERTION, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WAR & PEACE AIMS

STATE: Society grows but the State (government) is made.” – View ascribed to Herbert Spencer by William Archibald Dunning: A History of Political Theories, from Rousseau to Spencer, N.Y., 1920, p.399. – Under panarchism, all kinds of freely competing governance systems, societies and communities could grow only by more individuals joining than leaving them and all of them could decline by more individual leaving them than joining them. Just as if they were e.g. stamp collecting or tennis clubs. None of them would have a territorial monopoly or compulsory membership or compulsory subordination. Some of them would only offer voluntary slavery or voluntary serfdom “opportunities”, to their volunteers, as they would be willing to accept such conditions. – JZ, 2.7.08, 10.3.14. – SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: Society is not the State. The State is not the manager of a society, which has employed him in order to serve it. In reality, it is authorized to exploit the society.“ – Reverdy (“Die Geselllschaft, das ist nicht der Staat. Der Staat ist nicht der Gechaeftsfuehrer einer Gesellschaft, die ihn in ihre Dienste gestellt hat, um ihr zu dienen, sondern er ist in Wirklichkeit beauftragt, die Gesellschaft auszubeuten.“) – Who or what has so authorized the territorial State? – JZ, 5.7.92. – At most a number of popular errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions among the majority of voters and their could not rightfully decide the affairs of any peaceful and dissenting minorities. – JZ, 2.7.08, 10.3.14. – SOCIETY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR SELF-OWNERSHIP, OF PEACEFUL DISSENTERS

STATE: Sock it to the State!” – Source? – Just deprive it of its territorial monopoly! Allow individuals to secede from it under exterritorial autonomy for their own communities of volunteers. – JZ 5.7.08. – VOLUNTARISM VS. ABOLITIONISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” – Marcellus, in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, 1.4.90. – Most, if not all territorial States are rotten, in many of their laws and institutions. – JZ, 13.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, STATISM, LAWS, BUREAUCRACY

STATE: Somewhere Herbert Spencer wrote about the State as “the great machine”. So did Isabel Paterson in “The God of the Machine”. It is well known that even large and powerful but complicated machines can be brought to a standstill relatively easily. How can this be done for the large to small territorial State machines? To bring them either to a stand-still or to confine their “productivity” and costs to their remaining volunteers, while giving to each former subject and tribute victim his just capital share in its remaining assets or capital value? However, it would be, probably, more important than getting one’s share in the remaining capital values of this great machine, to be no longer subjected to its commands and extortions. If all its costs and risks are, in future, born only by its volunteers, then they would become sufficiently bearable for these volunteers and nothing to worry about for all the outside dissenters living under their personal law system. – JZ, n.d. & 30.7.07, 10.3.14. - AS THE GREAT MACHINE

STATE: Soon all men come to expect that their lives should be rendered problem-free by an omnipotent state.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.227. – Let the totalitarians etc. have it - but only at their own expense and risk. - All others should also be free to do their own things, together with like-minded volunteers. Then the latter should also organize, arm and train themselves, optimally, against all remaining fanatics, private and official criminals, aggressors, tyrants, all who still aspire to territorial rule over dissenters. - How many will really opt for more taxes, laws, bureaucrats and politicians for themselves, once all are free to make other choices for themselves through free secessionism and voluntarism under exterritorially autonomous associationism and contractarianism, in full experimental freedom in all spheres? The territorial statist bubbles will burst. Perhaps through the pinpricks which panarchistic governments and societies in exile could provide - or a comprehensive declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties could induce, or through an ideal militia force for their protection, or through a libertarian Ideas Archive, combined with an encyclopedia of the best refutations of all territorial statist myths, prejudices, errors and dogmas, as well as others, which are obstacles to progress. Perhaps through a prize competition that would offer a high prize to anyone who could prove that any territorial State has ever really solved any man-made problems, rather than added to them. - JZ, 10.3.11. - WELFARE STATE, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, STATISM, START-UPS

STATE: Spooner found the state getting in his way wherever he turned.”Libertarian Handbook, 1973. - Until all States are reduced to their voluntary supporters and exterritorial autonomy. Then they would just some different panarchies, polyarchies, multiarchies, societies or community of volunteers. These are harmless as such, unless they are fanatics aiming at territorial domination. - JZ, 10.3.11. – Like e.g. school children, mass-murdered by some Islamic fanatics, as happened recently, once again, in Africa, because these fanatics are opposed to Western education but not prepared to provide better education for children through their own schools or other education systems, in free competition, thereby proving the inferiority of their faith. To attack the children, rather than the school buildings or the teachers or the compulsory schooling laws, they also showed their inhumanity and the viciousness of their collective responsibility notions, discrediting their religion. – 10.3.14. – STATISM, TERRORISM, FANATICISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, ISLAM

STATE: Start with the ONLY “corporations” that keep nuclear mass murder devices in readiness! – JZ, 15.12.11, comment to: Occupy Wall Street And The Myth Of The 99% - Forbes - www.forbes.com – & CORPORATIONS, ANTI-CORPORATION & OCCUPATION MOVEMENT, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, STATE

STATE: State absolutism is no respecter of persons or places. … Always and everywhere it is at war with the free, God-given nature of man. For that reason alone, none of the real, pretended or promised benefits of State absolutism can possibly justify its existence. It is out to destroy man and consequently man must destroy it in self-defence.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.65. - Without its territorial monopolism and coercion its teeth and claws would be removed. All those disappointed by it - and that would include many of its bureaucrats, soldiers and policemen, would be free to secede from it. Their support through compulsory territorial taxes would disappear as well. It would be exposed to free and peaceful competition from communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers, all freely and exterritorially trying to realize the ideals of their voluntary members. At least some of them would know how to use monetary and financial freedom to rapidly abolish involuntary unemployment, inflation and deflation and end and prevent economic crises. Their successes would soon be widely copied. - JZ, 8.3.11. – ABSOLUTISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM. PROGRESS THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS IN EVERY SPHERE, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM

STATE: State and society … are naturally and continually in opposition.” - Felix Morley, quoted in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.58. – Only under territorial statism. Under exterritorial autonomy and personal law systems, all kinds of societies and governance systems could peacefully compete, each with its volunteers only, and the failures and successes of the different systems would be much more clearly seen and would be impossible to cover up. But none would be outlawed, as long as they did their things only to their voluntary victims. Would they retain many of these, under this free competition? – JZ, 10.3.14 . - & SOCIETY, FREE COMPETITION BETWEEN ALL FORMS THAT DO NOT CLAIM A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY

STATE: State domination, under which we always understand an enforced unity, is practised with the excuse that without it Man could not survive. This is a curious justification, seeing the fate of peoples under statist tutelage....“ – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3, S. 2/3. – (“Staatliche Herrschaft, worunter stets eine Zwangsvereinigung zu verstehen ist, wird ja mit der Begruendung praktiziert, dass ohne diese der Mensch nicht lebensfaehig sei. Eine etwas merkwuerdige Begruendung, wenn wir das Schicksal der Voelker unter der staatlichen Bevormundung betrachten ...“) – Mankind is much older than the territorial States, which murdered, during the last century, over 200 million people, apart from the mass murders they committed as territorial Warfare States. – JZ, 10.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, UNIFICATION OF STATES, PROTECTION, SURVIVAL, WAR, CIVIL WAR, MASS MURDERS, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATES, WARS AGAINST THE POOR

STATE: State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters.” – Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra: Vom neuen Goetzen. – JZ tr. of: “Staat heisst das kaelteste aller kalten Ungeheuer.“

STATE: State power and state security are the highest concerns of the rulers of any territorial state. They do not care how many thousands or even millions of people they sacrifice towards these aims. – Even Abraham Lincoln acted like a power-hungry king or emperor in this respect - JZ, 5.4.09.VS. SOCIETY

STATE: State power is the kind of power that absorbs everything else into it. If it is allowed to take its own way, all individuality will quickly disappear, swallowed up by the collectivity, and society will sink into communism.” – Proudhon, What is Property? p.140/41. - POWER, PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COLLECTIVISM, INDIVIDUALISM, SOCIETY, COMMUNISM,

STATE: State power leads inevitably to conflict.” – LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/78, p.5. – Yes, if it is territorial power. If it is confined to volunteers only and exterritorial autonomy under personal laws, in free competition with xyz other such societies, communities or competing governments, then it is usually harmless to non-members and tends to become harmless even towards its voluntary members – in order not to lose all of them. – JZ, 5.7.08. – POWER, WAR, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: State power possesses inalienable characteristics, it can change its label, its ‘theory’, and its servitors, but in essence it merely remains power and despotism in a new form.” – Velikiiopyt, 1918, quoted by Paul Avrich, The Anarchists in the RussianRevolution, p.18. - POWER

STATE: State power, apparently legitimatized by periodic approval by the masses, led to a “natural resource” concept of citizenship, where the individual is considered a commodity in service to the wielders of power.” - James Dale Davidson, in INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72, on D. H. Lawrence. – DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, POWER, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SUBJECTS, CITIZENS, MERE PAWNS & SACRIFICIAL VICTIMS OF STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: State Rights = the ability of some citizens of a smaller, yet equally arbitrary, geographical area to tyrannize over the wallets and bodies of their fellow citizens." - Steve Horwitz – on Facebook, 12.2.12. – RIGHTS, DECENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: State security services saw to it that through making citizens insecure the security of the State functionaries is secured.” – Ron Kritzfeld. – Only in a rough JZ translation of: “Staatssicherheitsdienst: Sorgt durch Verunsicherung der Buerger fuer die Sicherheit der Staatsfunktionaere.” – STATE SECURITY, SECRET SERVICES, TERRITORIALISM, SECURITY, INSECURITY

STATE: State-mandated compassion produces, not love for ones fellow man, but hatred and resentment.” – Lizard - COMPASSION, LOVE & HATE, WELFARE STATE, OPPOSITION AGAINT “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS”

STATE: States are artificial assemblages. They have not always existed. …” - Michael Zwerin, A Case for the Balkanization of Practically Everyone, p.15. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: States are organizations that permit short-sighted, power-mad and irresponsible egoists to live at the expense of and to dominate a majority of short-sighted, submissive and irresponsible altruists. – JZ, 8.10.88. – LEADERSHIP, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: States are the black holes in the universe of societies. Very destructive – unnecessary and quite unjustified. – JZ, 4.1.83, 29.6.08.

STATE: States are the cancers or parasites of societies. – JZ, 20.8.98, 27.5.08.

STATE: States are the machinery of plunder.” – Samuel Edward Konkin III, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 75, May 22, 77. – Bastiat’s wording: “Plunder-bund”, was much simpler. – JZ – TAXATION, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, EXPLOITATION, TRIBUTE LEVYING

STATE: States cannibalize people or, rather, allow their favorites to cannibalize, sacrifice, use or abuse all those out of favor with its top men – at least to some extent, when not almost 100 %, as in totalitarianism. – JZ, 5.6.82. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DESPOTISM, TOTALITARIANISM

STATE: States do not so much naturally grow or decline but, rather, grow or decline explosively, via wars, revolutions and putsches. This is inherent in their territorial, monopolistic, coercive, centralistic and collectivist nature, which distinguishes them from exterritorially autonomous communities and associations of volunteers, which grow or decline by individuals joining or seceding from them. – JZ, 24.2.89. – PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: States live by feeding off their citizens. It has frequently been said that they are like cancers, and with good reason. Once started, they grow enormously, are very difficult to stop, and eventually kill their host and themselves. We in Australia are currently being sucked dry and strangled by our cancerous State. …” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.237.

STATE: States mean the substitution of private judgment on the own affairs by the “judgment” of politicians and bureaucrats, who a) neither know my affairs, b) nor could they know them fully enough, c) nor could they run them better than I could, d) nor are they seriously interested in them, with one exception: they want to live at my expense and risk and wish to hide that intention, under numerous false pretences: As if they were able and willing to provide protection, security, progress, prosperity, peace, full employment under the unemployment conditions produced by them, security against enemies they produce, safety from the inflations they cause, the justice promised by them, non-competitively, under their unjust laws and in their monopolistic courts. All this and much more is territorially imposed by them upon me and the rest of the population, at our expense and risk and misleading us more and more away from our own aims and purposes. And for this they expect us to be grateful, obedient and loyal to them! – JZ, 11.9.87, 1.7.08, 10.3.11. – NATIONALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: States set up the main lines, dividing up mankind and setting the parts against each other. – JZ, 4.5.82. – WAR, WARFARE STATE, PEACE, FRONTIERS, BORDERS, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: States should be destroyed or abolished only as coercive and exclusive territorial organizations but without destroying territories, their inhabitants and ending their laws and institutions among their remaining voluntary victims. They deserve each other. – JZ, Feb. 89, 10.3.11, 10.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL TOLERANCE

STATE: States to become reduced to secular churches for volunteers only, without territorial conscription, subordination, monopoly and taxation powers, even without any constitutional, legislation and jurisdiction monopolies – except within the sphere of their own voluntary members. No more involuntary victims for any of them. Against such institutions we do not need any great military defence machines. They tend to be peaceful by their very nature, as even most Muslims are by now, wherever they can practise their religion and tolerant sects quite freely. All such institutions would act in natural solidarity and alliances against all remaining totalitarians and other intolerant groups of fanatics and terrorists, which, most likely, would also have shrunk very much in numbers as a result of this change. For it would permit them to do their own things to themselves, quite undisturbed. – JZ, 2.3.95, 28.5.08. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: States to come really under the control of individuals, not by territorial and collectivist voting but by voluntary membership, also expressed by individual secessions and exterritorialy autonomous societies and communities of volunteers. All these could freely and peacefully coexist and compete with each other for voluntary members and this in all former exclusive State territories and even world-wide. All would have their particular and self-chosen personal constitutions and personal law and their juridical systems and whatever other common institutions their members prefer for themselves, unhindered by the ideas, opinions and preferences of all outsiders. – They would really be societies by consent, unanimous consent on major issues, self-governing institutions, not merely pretended self-governing ones. - JZ, 17.2.06, 10.3.14. - & THEIR GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS, CONTROL BY VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

STATE: Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production. – Ayn RandA free population does that, not a whole country, which is not a living entity, although many living entities do live on it and to some extent off it. – JZ, 4.4.12. - STATISM, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Statist territorial organization is a bad idea and a bad habit or custom. – JZ, 12.4.84, 28.6.08, 10.3.11.

STATE: Statists can and will never criticize the State sufficiently. Nor will territorialists be able and willing to do so, even when they call themselves anarchists, individualists and limited government libertarians or classical liberals. – JZ, 9.11.92, 2.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Suffice it to say that it is precisely the areas where the state has stepped in that problems of quality, quantity and cost are most in evidence; those goods an services relatively untouched by the dead hand of the state are precisely the one about which we need not be concerned.” – Benjamin R. Rogge, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. - PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SUBSIDIES, STATISM OR SELF-HELP BY VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVES?

STATE: Suppose the best state constitution that can be conceived to be already invented; suppose that all the people in the world have accepted this constitution; do you not think that even from this best constitution there must arise things that will be most detrimental to human happiness and of which man in a state of nature would have known nothing at all?” – Lessing, quoted in Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.150. – Think of how long even the US Constitution tolerated slavery and how even now some basic individual rights and liberties are still omitted in it and others are unclearly or wrongly formulated or are not genuine rights and liberties but, unjustified claims, supposed to be satisfied by others. – JZ, 30.6.08. - Even Immanuel Kant's classical definition of right is still widely unknown or unappreciated. - JZ, 10.3.11. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, MORALITY, RIGHT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators, and beneficiaries from those of a professional criminal class.” – Albert Jay Nock. – Compare the much earlier remark by Augustine. - CRIME, PROFESSIONAL CRIMINALS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, CIVIL SERVICE, BUREAUCRATS. POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, WARFARE STATE, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TAXATION, CRIME, ORGANIZED CRIME, CRIME SYNDICATES, MAFIA

STATE: task of the State is to act, to act quickly, to act firmly. The State is absolute, the citizen relative. Its right and its duty is to survive, and to survive it must be strong. Parliamentary discussions, consultations of the people, consideration for minorities, are being brakes on the wheel. The State is not the lackey of the people, but the trustee of interests. To discharge its functions it needs a free hand, and it is free to act only when a single mind decides. “We Nazis,” writes General Goering in his book “Germany Reborn”, “believe that in political affairs Adolf Hitler is infallible, just as the Roman Catholic believes that in religious matters the Pope is infallible.” – G. P. Gooch, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice, p. 34. - NAZI THEORY OF THE STATE, PEOPLE, LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE, INFALLIBILITY DOCTRINE, LEADERSHIP SPLEEN

STATE: Territorial “power centres fighting each other.” – George Smith, 25.7.04. – Instead of xyz non-territorial societies of volunteers peacefully coexisting with each other. – JZ, 25.7.04. – RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM,

STATE: Territorial governments have only one “ethic”: I know what is good for you. Better than you do! I’m your big brother. And you would better do what I tell you to do and pay for it and use no other advisor or supporter – or else! – JZ, 15.6.91 - MORALITY, ETHICS, BIG GOVERNMENT, BIG BROTHER, CENTRALIZATION, UNIFICATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Territorial States are "Berserker machines" in camouflage. If you doubt that consider the MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction "policy", the stockpiled ABC mass murder devices and the alliances for "defence" with governments equipped with these anti-people or genocidal "weapons", all operating on the immoral principle of collective responsibility of the victims of a government for the crimes of their rulers. - JZ, 12.10.00, 3.2.02. - TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

STATE: Territorial States are like dumps of dry gun powder. A mere spark can set off its explosion and the leader of each such State has the power to provide that spark. And each leader is rightly afraid of this same power in its neighboring States but none of them if prepared to abdicate this power. And the targets, the main victims, the diverse, disarmed, disorganized and exploited and misruled peoples, does not sufficiently think, decide and act in this respect, not even in democracies and are not free enough to do so, either. – JZ, 28.4.92, 1.7.08, 10.3.14. – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

STATE: Territorial States are the largest, most destructive, oppressive, and exploitative parasites upon what remains of genuine free societies of volunteers. Thus they should no longer be tolerated. Only their forms, not their powers, monopolies and coercion should be allowed to be continued – among their remaining volunteers. These would be many, initially, but their numbers would soon tend to shrink, even though, initially, they might federate, internationally and thus establish rather large communities for themselves. They would soon experience their usual difficulties and would have none but themselves to blame for them. And all around them they would see people being successful because they are members of more or quite free societies with quite different and often quite opposite ideas and practices. These examples they could and would not overlook for long. – JZ, 10.3.99, 27.5.08.

STATE: Territorial States should not be rescued, anywhere and at any time. But we should try to rescue ourselves from them and others, anywhere, if we can, at least by advice on how best to do this. And we should endeavor to abolish all of them, as rightfully, rationally and peacefully, fast and cheaply as possible. They are our worst enemies, in any form. They make a nuclear war possible and even likely in the long run. Not to speak of all the other wrongs and harm they cause. – JZ, 4.6.08. – Their worst feature, their territorialism, must be ended if mankind is to continued indefinitely. – JZ, 10.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NWT

STATE: Territorial States, apart from the miniature ones, are, essentially, Warfare States. They know more about aggression than rightful defence and are unable to conclude a lasting peace between themselves, or establish it internally, one based upon the recognition of all individual rights and liberties - for that would make them superfluous, soon, in the eyes of most of their “beneficiaries” and victims. – JZ, 19.8.98, 27.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PEACE, STATES, GOVERNMENTS, WARFARE STATES

STATE: Territorial Stats are mixtures of legal, bureaucratic and police despotism and injustices under the camouflage of “free” voting, representation and formal laws, welfarism, protectionism and defence pretences. They are largely run only for the benefit of the rulers rather than the ruled. – JZ, They must become reduced to communities of volunteers only without any territorial monopoly or power. – JZ, 10.3.99, 27.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, FREE COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTAION

STATE: Territorial Stats are mixtures of monopolies, fraud, coercion, theft of parasitism. They cause wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, oppression, exploitation and poverty. They enrich a few at the expense of the many. They make a few people excessively powerful and most people powerless. I do not know why we have put up with them for so long, for only their simple opposites can come as close to the various ideals of human beings as they can come. – JZ, 10.3.99, 27.5.08, 10.3.11. – PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Territorially organized irresponsibility under the pretence of maximum responsibility. – JZ, 10.12.92, 2.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: that fictitious being, the State, which signifies a collection of salaried bureaucrats.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.129. – BUREAUCRACY, PUBLIC SERVANTS, CIVIL SERVICE

STATE: that great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.” – Frederic Bastiat

STATE: That institution which interferes with the Free Market through the direct exercise of coercion or the granting of privileges (backed by coercion).” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p. 70/71.

STATE: that packet of assorted miseries known as the state.” – Pauline Russell, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 3/80. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: That the State is a parasite, a swindler par excellence, a dangerous aggression, father of the Hydrogen bomb, is true and proven.” - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 3. – PARASITISM, WARFARE STATE

STATE: The “best” State is no State.” – Sponti Special.

STATE: the agent who acts is never an abstract state but always a very concrete government with all the defects necessarily inherent in this kind of political institution.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.95, in the footnote. – GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

STATE: the allegiance of men to the State is, he asserted, less important than their allegiance to society as a whole!” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.84, on H. J. Laski, “Authority”, p.27 & 122. – ALLEGIANCE, LOYALTY, SOCIETY

STATE: The anarchists say the State is evil. They are wrong. The State are evil. [Here he should have said: the statists. - JZ.] It is not a system that creates privilege, it is a number of morally responsible people who do so. A robot cannot declare war and a general staff cannot conduct one; the motivating instrument is a man called a king or a president, a man called a legislator, a man called a general. In thus identifying political behavior with persons, we prevent the transference of guilt to an amoral fiction; we place responsibility where it rightly belongs.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.109/110. – As if all individuals, in a territorial State, were all really free to make responsible decisions for themselves – and this while they are not even free to secede from it and to set up or join exterritorially autonomous communities that are in free competition with it. This is like saying a man is individually and economically quite free, while there is no free choice of jobs, or professions and free enterprise competition is outlawed, so are free trade and free migration. The resulting mess is ascribed to guilty individuals, just like the totalitarian communists were inclined to do. – Man is also shaped and crippled by his institutions. (Most of the statist victims of the State are also its victims. Only a few top decision-makers are making most of the decisions under territorial statism. One can blame them for trusting their territorial leaders all too much. But what other options have they? Certainly not e.g. voluntary taxation and individual secessionism and personal law associationism. – JZ, 10.3.14.} Why otherwise would States have taken control of education? And should we forget the military conditioning of conscripts into efficient and obedient soldiers? Should we rely only on the morality and strength of e.g. conscientious objectors and tax refusers or members of resistance groups that confined themselves to totally non-violent resistance? Some people are so primitive in their “thinking” that their recommendation is simply: “Just say: NO!” – JZ, 28.6.08. - GUILT, RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES UNDER TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, CONSTITUTIONS, OFFICES, POLITICIANS, CULPRITS, INSTITUTIONS, ENLIGHTENMENT, MORALITY, RESISTANCE, LIBERATION, LACK OF PROGRAMS, IDEAS OR PLATFORMS THAT DESERVE SUCH TERMS

STATE: The area of its enterprise has consistently grown until today there is not field of human activity over which, in some degree, its pervading influence may not be detected. – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p. 146. – It is an enterprise very busy and successful in suppressing free and competitive enterprises, especially all those, which would compete with its territorial monopoly claims. – JZ, 10.4.09. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The belief in the common man and the belief in the state are incompatible.” – Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.55. – Perhaps it would be more exact to say merely “belief in man” or even “belief in the uncommon man”. – JZ, 10.6.73. -

STATE: the belief that the State can improve the economic lot of mankind being foremost among our misapprehensions.” – Walter E. Grinder, LAISSEZ FAIRE REVIEW, Sept-Oct. 74. - But one has to admit that, usually, it looks well after the welfare of all too many politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 10.3.11. - WELFARE STATE.

STATE: The best State is none.” – Sponti-Spezial 59, Eichborn Verlag. (“Der beste Staat is kein Staat.”) - Only the territorial State, ruling over involuntary and innocent victims of it, has to be abolished. The statists, unwilling to secede from the State, should be free to continue with their flagellations, mutual taxation and subsidies, avalanches of laws, regulations and controls over their own affairs, mutually coercive actions, sado-masochistic power and submission relationships, as long as they wish to put up with them. But they should no longer be allowed to have a single innocent and involuntary victim. - JZ, 10.3.11. – STATISM ONLY FOR STATISTS, TERRITORIALIM TO BE REPLACE BY EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

STATE: The best that can be said about it is that in usurping functions of society it discharges some of them – but only as badly and as expensively as is to be expected by an oversized territorial bureaucracy. – JZ, 27.12.91. – "Whatever the State does costs at least twice as much!" - At least a similar remark was ascribed to David Friedman. – JZ - SOCIETY, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The chief indictment against the state is that it is the primary source of human brutality and bloodshed. “Just as truly as Liberty is the mother of order”, Tucker wrote, so “is the State the mother of violence”. - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.153. - LIBERTY, ORDER, VIOLENCE

STATE: the common enemy of all benevolent, industrial and decent people.” – H. L. Mencken, JZ re-translation from a German version.

STATE: The concept of the state is foreign in the New Testament. It has its origin in pagan antiquity.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quoted by J. D. Doenecke, in LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 7/77.

STATE: the conclusion of Spencer, which is gaining wider acceptance daily, that the State had its origin in aggression, and has continued as an aggressive institution from its birth. Defence was an afterthought prompted by necessity and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State’s destruction. Its growth in importance is but an evidence of the tendency of progress toward the abolition of the State.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Relation of the State to the Individual. – We should not forget that the “defence” efforts of the State, even under “modern” and “scientific” militarism, have led to ever increasing numbers of deaths and casualties among non-combatants, old people, women, children and unarmed men, who are now killed or injured much more frequently than the soldiers themselves and constitute between 80 % and 90 % of all deaths and casualties. In other words: the State’s defence action has also turned into aggression and murder. – JZ, 4.7.08. – Moreover, this happened even without the help of nuclear mass murder devices, which are certainly not tyrannicide weapons. – JZ, 10.3.14.

STATE: The constant refrain of the anarchist song is that the system of government and law in modern States is often the cause of, rather than the remedy for, disorder.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.648. – Compare the number of laws against private robberies with the number of laws to practise public robberies. – JZ, 27.1.94. – TAXATION, LAWS, ORDER, DISORDER, GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, CRIME, TRIBUTE LEVIES

STATE: The Constitution was once regarded as both a guaranty of individual rights of action and a limitation on the acts of the State. The contemporary situation is almost the reverse: under its police powers, the State has arrogated to itself the right to do virtually anything it pleases while individuals may act only by permission.” – M. Bruce Johnson, REASON, July 74. – The USA Constitution, too, never fully and clearly recognized all individual rights and liberties, not only as far as slaves, Red Indians and immigrants are concerned. – Nor was it signed or sworn to by all its subjects. - JZ, 5.7.08. – CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: The continued existence of the State is in no ways desirable for attaining some end.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66. – Not even for statists? At their risk and expense? Naturally, they should not be granted any territorial monopoly or coercive powers. – JZ, 2.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: The continued existence of the State is not necessary to the possibility of approximating any of life’s ends – e.g. peace, freedom, justice, welfare, security, knowledge, health, happiness.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66.

STATE: the dead hand of the State has pledged the credit of all without the slightest suggestion of personal responsibility upon anyone.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.91.

STATE: The demise of the primary predator (the State) would topple most of the other predatory institutions like dominoes.” – Joe Fulks, THE CONNECTION 133, p.87.

STATE: the duty of the State to an individual is in all respects the same as [that? – JZ] of one individual to another.” – Opinion stated, disapprovingly, by Lord Hugh Cecil, Conservatism, p.164. – INDIVIDUALISM

STATE: the encroachment of the state in the lives of its citizens … not a solution to society’s problems, but instead … the problem itself.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.13. - PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, STATISM, VS. SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: 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 STATE RIGHTS OR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS?

STATE: The essence of a state is, firstly, power, secondly, power and thirdly, power.” – Treitschke, quoted in C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.352. – How much power would any State have if it were confined to volunteers only, exterritorial autonomy and personal law – and exposed to free competition from numerous other governments, societies and communities of this kind? Then it would almost be reduced to an ordinary corporation, private protection. insurance or arbitration association. – JZ, 3.7.08. – POWER, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: The essence of the State is coercion; but the essence of society is freedom.” - Oscar B. Johannsen, Society vs. The State, in FRAGMENTS, Jan. - Dec. 00. - VS. SOCIETY, COERCION VS. FREEDOM

STATE: The existence of the state and the existence of slavery are inseparable. – Karl Marx, Fruehschriften, MEW Bd. 1, Berlin/Ost, 1974, S. 401f. – (“Existenz des Staats und die Existenz der Sklaverei … unzertrennlich.”) – Even where, formally, and officially slavery has been abolished. – JZ – Another version: The existence of the State is inseparable from the existence of slavery. – Karl Marx, quoted in WEEKLY PEOPLE (S.L.P.), April 4, 1959. – George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - His followers demonstrated that very well. – JZ, 5.7.08. - SLAVERY, TAX SLAVERY, EDUCATION-SLAVERY, MILITARY SLAVERY, SEXUAL SLAVERY, ENSLAVEMENT TO MILLIONS OF LAWS & REGULATIONS & UNCOUNTED BOARDS, COMMISSIONS & OTHER AUTHORITIES, ENSLAVEMENT OF CHILDREN TO BAD PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, AS LONG AS THESE ADULTS CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

STATE: The Expanding State.” – John O’Sullivan and Patricia Hodgson, an essay in “Goodbye to Nationalization”, ed. by Dr. Rhode Boyson, p.12. - The more it expands and tackles, the more it shows that it is really impotent to solve any problems but able to prolong and to cause problems. - JZ, 10.3.11.

STATE: The expression ‘state capitalism’ was used by the anarchists to designate the pernicious concentration of political and economic power in the hands of the Bolshevik government; it was meant to suggest that the state (that is, the Bolshevik party; assisted by thousands of bureaucrats) had become the boss and exploiter in place of a multiplicity of private entrepreneurs. (*) The term ‘capitalism’, however, as normally defined, applies to an economic system characterized by private ownership, the profit motive, and a free market, and thus had but little relevance to the situation in Russia. It is worth noting that a second article in the same issue of VOL’NYI GOLOS TRUDE described the Soviet system as a form of ‘state communism’ – that is, centralized communism imposed from above as distinguished from anarchist communism organized freely from below on the basis of true equality.”(**) – Paul Avrich, The Russian Anarchists, p.193/94. - (*) When there are ten to twenty million entrepreneurs, as in the U.S.A., all competing with each other, at least to some extent, then how much bossing and exploiting can each of them undertake? The employer-employee relationship tends to exploit or harm both sides. – (**) True equality, when distribution of the profits from work go from the productive or more productive to the unproductive or less produce, according to their “needs”? While the productive become partly the slaves of the needy, without individual consent, without voluntary insurance, mutual aid or credit arrangements? - JZ, 2.6.08, 8.3.11. – STATE CAPITALISM, STATE COMMUNISM, SOVIETS, BOLSHEVIKS, CAPITALISM,

STATE: The fact is, the State lacks the moral elements inherent in the individual.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.123. - MORALITY, RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUALISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The fact that the regulation of one man by another was filtered through the intermediary of the state in no wise lessened the moral culpability involved.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.226.

STATE: The French historian and sociologist Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893) thought that everything the state touched turned to "human mud". The modern "bungling" bureaucratic state with its rules, hierarchy, and use of force, destroys private initiative and the spontaneous activities which free people engage in. It started with Napoleon and has got worse ever since. - http://oll.libertyfund.org/quote/365 -  Everyhting the State touches turns to Mud - oll.libertyfund.org - ‎"Not only does the State do the work badly on a domain not its own, bunglingly, at greater cost, and with less fruit than spontaneous organizations, but, again, through the legal monopoly which it deems its prerogative, or through the overwhelming competition which it exercises, it kills or paralyze...”David Hart on Facebook, 6.3.12. – Everything. But if I point at the wrong spelling, the correct URL is still indicated. – JZ – BUREAUCRACY, BUNGLING, INTERVENTIONISM, REGULATION, LEGISLATION

STATE: The fundamental assumptions of earthly associations were still largely lies, false assumption of necessary and unavoidable differences in flags and nationality, pretences of function and power in monarchy, impostures of organized learning, religion and moral dogmas and shams. And one must live in it, one is a part of it. You are restrained, taxed, distressed and killed by these insane unrealities.” – H. G. Wells, Men Like Goods, p.197 of first paperback issue, 1922, 1970ff. - TERRITORIAL STATES & LIES VS. FREE SOCIETIES, UTOPIAS, STATISM

STATE: The general upshot of my observations, however, was to show me that whether in the hands of Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat, and whether under nominal constitutionalism, republicanism or autocracy, the mechanism of the State would work freely and naturally in but one direction, namely, against the general welfare of the people." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress - PARTIES & WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE

STATE: The government – or the State, if you will – as judge, moderator of social strife, impartial. Administrator of the public interest, is a lie, an illusion, a Utopia, never realized and never realizable.” – Errico Malatesta, Anarchy, 1891. – Also in ANARCHY 16. - Only as a panarchy, for its volunteers only and without any territorial monopoly would any State get its best chance to demonstrate whatever may be good about it, as a kind of insurance company. Only as such would it no longer provoke any strong internal or external opposition. Why have the power addicts not realized that as yet? Or are they all too well aware of their own incompetence to satisfy voluntary and informed customers for long? Do they strive for territorial power and try to retain it because they are aware of their inferiority, as the worst people, who get to the top under territorialism? – This is the kind of thing that one has to suspect about e.g. the monopoly of the Post Office and all its publicized excuses and rationalizations. – Freedom to opt out from under the monopoly of the Post Office would be a very small demonstration of panarchism in practice. Freedom to opt out from conscript armies would be another. So would freedom to opt out from progressive taxation and to opt for a flat rate, instead. – Compare also e.g. freedom to opt out of the official social security program and that of the official Medicare one. – Add the freedom to opt out of the current “bail-out” costs. – With dozens to hundreds of such successful examples the demand for the right of an individual or group to drop out or withdraw from all territorial schemes and costs would become stronger and stronger. - JZ, 13.4.09, 10.3.14. – LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POWER ADDICTS, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, Q., PANARCHISM, SMALL START-UP OPTIONS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, GOOD GOVERNMENT, IDEAL STATES, RECHTSSTAAT

STATE: the governmental idea, with the State as its principal embodiment, is the efficient cause of almost all of our social evils.” (86-4) – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in Carl Watner, Benjamin Tucker and his Periodical, LIBERTY, in JLS, Fall 77, p.309. – SOCIAL PROBLEMS

STATE: The governments have done what they could do and still do what they can do. What can be achieved in this way can today be seen by everybody. Quite new avenues have to be opened up.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, on 3.10.57. – PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SELF-OWNERSHIP

STATE: The great advantage of this system lay in the fact that each member of a guild as well as the representative of the guild in the corporation could easily keep track of all its functioning. (*) Everyone was dealing with matters about which he could speak as expert and connoisseur. If one compares this institution with the legislative and administrative bodies of the modern state, its moral superiority becomes instantly apparent. Neither the voter, today, nor the man who is said to represent him, is in a position that enables him to supervise in any degree (not to say completely) the monstrous mechanism of the central political apparatus. Every delegate is compelled almost every day to decide upon questions of which he has no personal knowledge and about which he must rely on the judgment of others. That such a system must inevitably lead to the worst sort of maladjustment and injustice is indisputable. And since the individual voter is, for the same reason, in no better position to keep track of and to control the acts of his so-called “representatives”, the caste of professional politicians, many of whom have in view only their own advantage, is able more easily to profit by the confusion and the gate is opened wide for every kind of moral corruption.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.423/24. - (*) One of the myths of trade unionism and of syndicalism. – Nobody in a large corporation, not to speak of a whole branch of industry or agriculture, knows all the details of it. At most the teams in its numerous different work places really know their jobs. - JZ, 30.6.08. – However, the ancient guilds, just like the modern professional associations and trade unions, also established monopolies for their members. It took centuries before many of them were abolished. - JZ, 10.3.11. - CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, STATE SOCIALISM, STATE CAPITALISM, GUILDS, SYNDICALISM, ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEGISLATION, DECENTRALIZATION, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, CENTRALIZATION, CONTROL, KNOWLEDGE, MANAGEMENT, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, VOTING

STATE: ‎The great non sequitur committed by defenders of the State is to leap from the necessity of society to the necessity of the State." - Murray Rothbard (1926-1995). – Quoted by Sørengaard Srugis sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. – Facebook, 20.2.13. – Not just one exterritorial society or one exterritorial State are needed or wanted – but as many as free people individually wish for themselves, at their own expense and risk. Just like they should get as many competing value standards and currencies or clearing, credit and insurance and learning options as they wish to establish or accept for themselves. Free choice or consumer sovereignty and free enterprise and competition in the last spheres, which territorial governments have so far monopolized for themselves. – JZ, 3.1.08, 10.3.14. - VS. SOCIETY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NECESSITY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS AMONG ALL SYSTEMS & ORGANIZATIONS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & VOLUNTARISM - VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS & STATES & PEOPLES, NATIONS

STATE: The greater a State the smaller the individuals who form it.” – Georg Kaiser. (“Je groesser ein Staat, um so kleiner die Individuen, die ihn bilden.”) – BIG GOVERNMENT, SMALL INDIVIDUALS, POWER & POWERLESSNESS, LEADERSHIP, POWER MONGERS, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, BIG GOVERNMENT

STATE: The greater the degree of power, and the wider the gap between governors and governed, the stronger the appeal of office to those, who are likely to abuse it, and the less the response which can be expected from the individual.” –Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.84. A book largely on the delinquency of authority. - POWER & OBEDIENCE

STATE: The Greatest Danger, The State.” – A chapter in “The Revolt of the Masses”, by Ortega y Gasset, according to Ronald F. Cooney, THE FREEMAN, 11/75.

STATE: The greatest mechanism for plunder is the State.” – Anthony C. Sutton, What Is Libertarianism? p.8. – PLUNDER, TAXATION, CRIME

STATE: the hand of the State destroys that which it seeks to improve.” - Gregory Sams, Uncommon Sense. – REFORMS, WELFARE STATE, WAR AGAINST POVERTY, WAR AGAINST DRUGS, PROHIBITION, SOCIETY, EDUCATION, PROTECTIONISM

STATE: The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit … Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do … He does not keep "protecting" you by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that.” – Lysander Spooner - TERRITORIAL, THE OFFICIAL HIGHWAYMAN & PIRATE, BUT MUCH MORE PRETENTIOUS, PRIVATE CRIMINALS ARE NOT AS PRETENTIOUS

STATE: the idea of Léon Duguit that the State is distinguished from other groups simply by its possession of a greater degree of force.” – David Nicholls, Three Varieties of Pluralism, p. 10, in The Pluralist State, edited by him. – FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, WAR, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PRIVATE CRIMINALS

STATE: the idea that a number of people, acting together, have a right which supersedes the rights of the individual is pure fantasy, and one which, as experience shows, has been invented to no good purpose.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.96. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATE: The idea that public agencies themselves might need controlling was foreign to them. But it only takes a moment’s reflection to realize that the worst vandalism – physical and social – has been perpetrated by public authorities.” – Alfred Sherman, The End of Local Government, in the anthology Right Turn, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. – VANDALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, REPRESENTATIVES

STATE: the incapacity of the State to do anything for the individual but limit his choices, direct his moral life, conscript him into war, destroy his environment, monopolize his education and support a set of sub-states known as corporations that destroy whatever liberty the nation left him.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. – Only the privileges and monopolies granted by States to corporations are really restricting individual liberties. – JZ, 5.7.08. - CORPORATIONS, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

STATE: The incessant spawning and modification of laws, regulations, programs, and “national purposes” are the expressions of a state which sees its primary function as a controller of citizens.” – Simon, A Time for Truth, p.217. – LAWS, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, NATIONAL PURPOSES

STATE: The incredible cunning of the monstrous plan // Whereby the spider State has set its web for Man.” – R. U. Johnson, The Crowned Republic.

STATE: The individualist Stirner, on the other hand, focused on the State as the cause of evil. ‘Every State is a despotism, be the despot one or many.’ Its purpose is to limit, control and subordinate the individual.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.19. – Are all the territorial individual statists quite innocent? Are they only the products of the territorial State or do they also establish a territorial State again and again and maintain it for all too long? – JZ, 13.4.09, 10.3.11.

STATE: the larger a state is, the stronger the instruments of power which it commands, the more dangerous it is to human freedom and the demands for higher forms of intellectual and cultural life. These are more imperiled in a central, uniform state.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.433/34.

STATE: The leviathan state, that monster devouring civilization in this century, is in the throes of death. This is not a wish or a prediction, but a conclusion drawn from a broad look at the trends of the last decade and a half, which, if we take the right steps, can continue on into the next century. What has happened around the world – nations states collapsing, markets outwitting planners, citizens rising up against government masters – can and is happening here at home. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. – TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZAITON, TAXATION, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION

STATE: the liberal advocate of negative freedom verges on anarchism; for if physical force is the principal enemy of freedom, then the state – as the principal focus of physical coercion – represents the most perilous source of repression.” – Benjamin R. Barber, Superman and Common Men, p.40. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COERCION, FORCE, COMPULSION

STATE: The liberal dreams of destroying the power of the nation state and replacing it with the power of the international state. We dream of destroying the power of all states.” – David Friedman, in Manifesto, p.57. - Was and is David Friedman really opposed to all territorial States, all limited governments which are still territorial monopolists? – Was and is he opposed to all States and governments, too, which would only exterritorially rule over volunteers? – How much “power” has a State left when it no longer holds a territorial monopoly? - JZ, 3.7.08. – POWER, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, LIBERALISM, ANARCHISM, LIBERTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, Q.

STATE: The limitation of the task of the State is a question of life and death for freedom, the collective as well the individual ....” – P. J. Proudhon, - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3. (“Die Begrenzung der Aufgabe des Staates ist eine Frage von Leben und Tod fuer die Freiheit, die kollektive und die individuelle …“)

STATE: The main characteristics of a State are firm borders and the sovereignty over life and death over all who reside within these borders.” - St. Ch. Waldecke - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not. - Joseph Sobran – Majority voting still keeps them in wrongful power over whole populations through the ignorance and popular errors and prejudices of the majority. – JZ, 10.3.14. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, WELFARE STATES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE, FEAR OF FREEDOM, LACK OF INTEREST IN ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES EVEN AMONG ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FEAR OF FREEDOM & ANARCHY

STATE: the metaphysically charged term ‘state’.“ – F. A. Hayek, Made Orders and Spontaneous Orders. - Some of its metaphysical assumptions are that territoriality, uniformity, bigness, compulsory membership and subordination, one equal vote for all, one law of all, equality before the law, equal justice for all, one policing, one social service organization for all, one democracy, republic or other territorial government, one central note-issuing bank for all the people in a territory and one education system and one external policy and one constitution for all - would provide the best possible and quite just arrangements and institutions. – JZ, 3.10.07. - & METAPHYSICS, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & FALSE ASSUMPTIONS, UNITY & UNIFORMITY SPLEEN

STATE: The mistaken view that the State has some Authority is based upon the false premise that there is some End – e.g. personal security or individual freedom – the possibility of which necessitates the State’s existence.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITY

STATE: the modern State faces no legal, direct competition.” – Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 8/78. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL ONLY OF VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, POLYARCHISM,

STATE: The modern State is a mechanical device having no place in our history and must be considered as something having nothing to do with “My own, my native land”. There are no precedents to govern or guide official dealings in food, the issue of a B licence to a lorry, or the regulation of exchanges. And of course all these things, from their nature, are flat denials of the freedom we still profess to prize.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p. 20/21. – STATISM

STATE: The modern State is an subhuman entity with a giant body and a tiny head, with an insatiable appetite for money and power and very little reason, conscience and character.“ – Coudenhove-Kalergi, Held und Heiliger. – JZ tr. of: “Der moderne Staat ist ein untermenschliches Wesen, mit einem riesigen Leib und einem winzigen Kopf, mit einem unstillbaren Hunger nach Geld und Macht und sehr wenig Vernunft, sehr wenig Gewissen, sehr wenig Charakter.”

STATE: The modern State isn’t but should be a modern joint stock company or cooperative service, combining e.g. insurance, jurisdiction and protection services, but only for its subscribers and stockholders. – Re: Beaulieu The Modern State, chapter III. - Their stockholders may give them more or less jobs to do for them, at agreed-upon subscription prices or fees from case to case, like doctors or hospitals charge for operations. I for one would not entrust them with credit organization and money issues, apart from contribution-based or tax-foundation money issues for their membership. – But if central banking advocates want to make such arrangements for themselves, they are welcome to them. At least on page 134 Beaulieu advocates individual secessionism. His financial and organizational principle enunciated on pages 148/149 would permit panarchies to be established. – JZ, 1.10.85, 29.6.08. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: The more conscience comes into the front, the more we consider, not what the state accomplishes, but what it allows to be accomplished.” – Lord Acton, Cambridge Univ. Library, Add. MSS 5011: 235, quoted in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.123. – CONSCIENCE

STATE: The more corrupt the state, the more numerous its laws.” – (Corruptissma republica, plurimae leges.) – Tacitus, Annals, Bk. iii, sec. 27. – LAWS, CORRUPTION

STATE: The more massive the state the more helpless the populace.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 8/77. – BIG GOVERNMENT & POWERLESS SUBJECTS

STATE: the more the State does, the less individuals can or will do for themselves  and vice versa). – Sharon Presley, LAISSEZ FAIRE REVIEW, Nov./Dec.74.

STATE: The motive behind governmental redistribution of wealth, though sincere, is founded upon the age-old myth that the State can replace the creativity, energy and ingenuity of individual men.” – Charles Heath, The Golden Egg, p.45. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: the Nation is not the People, nor is the State the same as Society, instead of the government of man, let us have the administration of things, peace to men and war on institutions; dictatorship of the proletariat is dictatorship without the proletariat and against them: …” - Albert Meltzer: A New World in Our Hearts, p.60. - Did he also oppose all institutions that volunteers established only for themselves and under exterritorial autonomy or personal law? - JZ, 10.3.11.

STATE: the natural enemy of all decent and productive men.” – Randy Boehm, quoted in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, US, Nov. 76.

STATE: The nature of the State does not consist out of a contractual relationship.” – Hegel – JZ tr. of: “Die Natur des Staats liegt nicht im Vertragsverhaeltnis.” – Least of all does it in any territorial State. But for States, communities and societies made up only of volunteers under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, the relationship would be defined by contracts signed or otherwise obviously consented to by individuals. – JZ, 2.7.08. – PANARCHISM, CONTRACTS, COMPETITION, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLIES & COERCION

STATE: The new God, the territorial nation State, demanded and “achieved” ever increasing human sacrifices. – JZ, 6.5.10, 28.6.13. - TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM, COLLECTIVISM, HUMAN SACRIFICES, WARFARE STATE

STATE: the normal and continuing condition of the State is oligarchic rule: rule by a coercive elite which has managed to gain control of the State machinery.” - Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.53.

STATE: the omnipotent state which attempts more than anyone can accomplish. – Edward Coleson, THE FREEMAN, 10/72. – It does not make any sense to speak of “omnipotence” in connection with the territorial State, no more so than of “omnipotence” with regard to an absolute monarch, a Pope, a central bank, a parliament or any “god”. – JZ, 4.7.08.

STATE: The ones are fearful of the State, the others fear for the State.” – Walter Scheel. - (“Die einen haben Furcht vor dem Staat, die anderen haben Furcht um den Staat.“) – That would not be too bad if both groups were free so separate from each other, individually, in order to do their own things only for or to themselves. Alas, so far, both groups seem to be believers in territorial uniformity, when it comes to political, economic and social systems, even if this has to be enforced at the expense of many victims for such “nation-building”. Almost no one is tolerant enough towards his opponents to leave them alone to practise their own ways among themselves. And this although in their daily experience they do already practise this mutual tolerance in thousands of minor ways and take it for granted. – JZ, 2.7.08. – LIBERTARIANS & STATIST, BOTH MOSTLY STILL TERRITORIALISTS & CORRESPONDINGLY INTOLERANT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE

STATE: The only method to protect the liberties of each individual is by not trusting it (*) to untrustworthy institutions; and there is no more untrustworthy an institution than the State (i.e. Watergate, CIA operations, secret campaign funding, enemy lists, IRS harassment of administration enemies, CIA assassinations, Vietnam, secret files on political troublemakers, the Plumbers, etc.). – SLL leaflet: Who’s Afraid of Anarchy? – LIBERTY, TRUST, PROTECTION - (*) entrusting it? – JZ

STATE: the only worthwhile goal is breaking the hold of the state. – Filthy Pierre, THE CONNECTION 107, 23.10.82, p.64. – I hold that this means breaking its compulsory membership or enforced subordination, its territorial domination, its exclusive sovereignty - by individual secessionism and competing voluntary associationism under personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 27.6.83. However, this aim cannot be realized without being at first thoroughly and widely discussed and understood, in every one of its aspects, by at least one sufficiently strong minority. – JZ, 2.7.08, 10.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-EDUCATION. START-UPS

STATE: The organization itself has eaten up the substance of mankind.” – W. G. Sumner, quoted in Beard & Beard, The American Spirit, p.304. – The statist and territorial organization. - JZ, 10.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: The organization of powerful parasites and their favorites for the exploitation and domination of the whole population of territories. – JZ, 30.3.94.

STATE: the origin and evolution of the political state show … that the state was born in aggression, and that, in all the various stages through which it has passed, its essential characteristics have been preserved.” – Clarence Darrow, quoted in DANDELION, Fall 79.

STATE: The origin of the state, and its reason for existence, lie in the fact that it works in favor of the propertied minority and against the propertyless.” – Peter A. Kropotkin, Paroles du’un révolté, 1884. – As if the State were really a defender of all property and other individual rights and liberties, rather than their main enemy in all too many cases, although, admittedly, it still provides “bread and circus” for the masses. Its inheritance tax and its progressive taxation is not directed against the poor, although these taxes, too, help to maintain and spread poverty. – In practice, it robs all people as much as it can, of property, money and other things, the rich no less than the poor. Under the misleading slogan: “Soak the rich”, it was even able to impose progressive taxation upon hard working people, working much overtime. And its hand-outs to welfare recipients consume much of its tax revenue. – The old class warfare notions have become more and more inapplicable. However, we still have the rulers and the ruled, the net tax payers and the net tax recipients and a kind of new class, in East and West, closer to power and the common trough and with all too much decision-making power over the rest of the population, sometimes under the pretence that they have a genuine mandate through majority voting for all of their very diverse, costly and often even contradictory actions. – Let those, who think that they are badly or wrongly ruled – secede and form their own alternative communities, exterritorially autonomous, under personal laws, to try to do better for themselves. - JZ, 5.7.08, 10.4.09, 10.3.14. – VOTING, MANDATE, MAJORITIES, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM: GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY

STATE: the parasitic nature of the State enterprise itself.” - Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.53.

STATE: The paternalistic state can find itself employing methods which only serve to support its own existence as a political structure but which have no practical function either in economic or humanistic terms. By reinforcing this structure, our governments continue to protect themselves while doing actual damage to the country’s chances of economic recovery. By increasing the fantasy quotient in political life (and recent jingoistic nationalism does just that) it allows a more successful and elaborate avoidance of reality.” – Michael Moorcock, The Retreat from Liberty. – TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, PATERNALISM.

STATE: the pernicious doctrine that ‘the State knows best.’ – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – How could anyone come to believe that, especially, politicians and bureaucrats are “know-it-alls”? – JZ, 9.4.09. – How many of them do know anything e.g. about the opposite to territorial politics, the opposite to monetary despotism and the opposite to compulsory taxation? – Territorial politics amounts mainly to ignorance, popular errors, prejudices and myth in action, all-over a terrible sight to behold, as already Goethe pointed out. - Many to most anarcho-capitalists seem to wrongly assume that the majority of the people, who are still statists, can be soon enough persuaded to adopt anarcho-capitalism for themselves as well. That might only come true if the anarcho-capitalists, achieved the freedom to practise anarcho-capitalism among themselves and also the freedom for all kinds of statists and all kinds of anarchists and libertarians to do their things among themselves. – JZ, 10.3.14. – KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, COMBINED IN STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, EVEN TO A LARGE EXTENT IN LIMITED GOVERNMENTS AS WELL, ANARCHO-CAPITALISM FOR ANARCHO-CAPITALISTS, ALL OTHER ISMS FOR THEIR SUPPORTERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL WHO DESIRE IT FOR THEMSELVES & TOLERATE IT IN OTHERS

STATE: the pluralistic theory of the state …. It agrees with Mr. Zimmern that a state is a territorial society divided into government and subjects, …it makes no assumptions as to the authority a government should possess.” – H. J. Laski, The Pluralistic State, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.149.

STATE: The political economist, Frederic Bastiat, is the author of perhaps the most damning definition of government ever penned: “The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Dean Russell: Frederic Bastiat, Ideas and Influence, p.1. – PREJUDICES, PLUNDER, WELFARE STATE

STATE: The political territorial State is either a perversion or even a rape of free societies. – JZ, 26.5.93.

STATE: The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.” - Albert Jay Nock. - ORIGIN, HISTORY, CONQUEST, CONFISCATION

STATE: The primary aim of territorial States is not to satisfy their compulsory members and subjects, the consumers of their “services”, but, rather, the monopolistic interests of the suppliers of governmental “services”. – Always under the pretence of acting in the name of the people, for the common good, in the public interest. But that is just the camouflage or propaganda lie of these robber barons, exploiters and “democratic” and “representative” despots. - JZ, 10.2.97, 27.5.08. – POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, STATISM, COMMON GOOD? PUBLIC INTEREST?

STATE: The primary purpose of the State is the retention and extension of its power, not the production of things; in the latter field it simply has no competence.” - Frank Chodorov, One is a Crowd, p.162. – It has no competence in the provision of any genuine services, for the simple reason that it is not sufficiently exposed to competition, if at all. – JZ, 4.6.08, 10.4.09. – POWER

STATE: The private boss, whom you can hire or fire (for yourself), is relatively harmless. He is your servant, not your master. You exchange with him. But the politicians and bureaucrats, their laws and institutions, are not individually “hired” by you, nor can you fire them, as far as your own affairs are concerned or secede from them. – JZ, 2.9.75, 1.7.08, 10.4.09. - CAPITALISM, BOSSES, PRIVATE ONES, VS. POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, LAWS, CAPITALISM, CORPORATIONS, COMPETITION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: The process of establishing and maintaining a State makes a lot of enemies.” – Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION 90, 1980, p.36. – I assert that this applies only to territorial States. Exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would tend, as a rule, to make a lot of friends and allies, or at least achieve tolerance or neutrality towards their self-concerned and self-responsible activities. – JZ, 4.7.08. – PANARCHISM, ENEMIES, FRIENDS, ALLIES, TOLERANCE, NEUTRALITY, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED VS. VOLUNTARY EXPERIMENTS, POLYARCHISM

STATE: The prosperity of each territorial State means the corresponding poverty or impoverishment of its territorial subjects. Its victims get, mostly, disservices rather than services, even when they are foolish enough to consider them to be genuine services. The better off the politicians and bureaucrats are the worse off will be their subjects. – JZ, 61.11.96, 11.6.08.

STATE: The question is not how far we have come in spite of the State and against it, but, rather, how far we would have come without it, the great obstacle to progress and for all culture, and where we could get without it.” – John Henry Mackay (Die Frage is nicht die, wie weit wir trotz des Staates und gegen ihn gekommen sind, sondern wie weit wir ohne ihn, den grossen Hemmer allen Fortschritts und aller Kultur, waeren, und wohin wir gelangen koennen ohne ihn.)

STATE: The question is: What would a society be like IF the State renounced the use of force against individuals?” - Eric B. Lindsay, in GEGENSCHEIN. - I would add: "who are not criminals with victims". - JZ - RENUNCIATION OF FORCE, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIALITY, SECESSION, Q., PROGRESS

STATE: The reactionary tendencies of both liberals and conservatives today show clearly in their willingness to cede, to the state or the community, power far beyond the protection of liberty against violence. For different purposes, both see the state as an instrument not protecting man’s freedom but either instructing or restricting how that freedom is to be used.” – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.5. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES

STATE: The role of the State is to coercively and monopolistically mismanage society in a whole territory, for the benefit of a few power addicts and their voluntary followers, always under the pretence of representing the common good or the public interest of the whole population. – Party rule, party discipline and special interest groups see to that. - JZ, 5.8.91, 1.7.08.

STATE: the root of all evil is the State.” – Leo Tolstoy, Civil Disobedience, p.248. – There are some private people, who are evil without the aid of the State. At most these private criminals with victims can say that they were influenced by the bad examples set the territorial States. – JZ, 5.7.08, 13.4.09.

STATE: The scarlet thread running through the thoughts and actions of people all over the world is the delegation of great problems to all-absorbing Leviathan – the state. … Every time that we try to lift a problem to the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of the people.” – John F. Kennedy, BOSTON POST, April 23, 1950. - As President he managed to double the nuclear arsenal of the USA, i.e., is anti-people “weapons” or mass murder devices. To that extent his assassination can be considered as a tyrannicide action. However, other “great leaders” deserved such an execution even more so and also for the same reason. – JZ, 3.7.08, 10.3.11. – SACRIFICES, PEOPLE.

STATE: the scoundrel and the swindler will remain, top and bottom. The reason: because the state itself has become the biggest swindler and crook. A robber’s state! …” - Adolf Hitler, Feb. 1923, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/1978. – He demonstrated this very well, not only with massive robberies and enslavement but also with some of the greatest mass murders. – JZ, 23.10.08. – Anyone quoting this, in public, after January 1933 to May 1945, in Germany, was likely to end up in a concentration camp. – The typical case of “the pot calling the kettle black!” - JZ, 13.4.09. - LEADERSHIP & “LEADERSHIP-PRINCIPLE”.

STATE: The servile State?” The territorial State is not servile. It hasn’t been nor will it ever be. But it forces us to be servile to it. – JZ, 15.5.87, 29.6.08. – SERVILITY, PUBLIC SERVICES, BUREAUCRACY, OFFICIALS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The single definition of government I've ever seen that makes sense is that it's the organization which claims the right to kill people who won't do what it wants.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.27. - AS KILLER

STATE: The smallest and most inoffensive state is still criminal in its dreams.” – Michael Bakunin.

STATE: The Society that will organize production on the basis of free and equal associations or producers will put the whole state machine where it will then belong: into the Museum of Antiquities, by the side of the spinning wheel and the bronze axe.” – Friedrich Engels, Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State, in Marx & Engels, Selected Works, II, p.322. – Some of the modern false prophets have caused even more wrongs and harm than some of the ancient ones. – JZ, 2.7.08.

STATE: The State – an abstraction which swallows the life of the people, a vast graveyard within which all genuine hopes, all living forces of a country have let themselves faithfully and generously slaughtered and buried.” – Bakunin. – JZ tr. of: “Der Staat – eine Abstraktion, die das Leben des Volkes verschlingt, ein unermesslicher Friedhof, auf dem … alle wahren Hoffnungen, alle Lebenskraefte eines Landes grosszuegig und andaechtig sich haben hinschlachten und begraben lassen.” – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM

STATE: The State – the great killing machine, unemotional, illogical, untruthful, domineering, usurping, repressing, unreasonable, murderous and destructive. You can’t reason with it and it allows no one to opt out from under its power. – At best it permits some to emigrate. – JZ, 9.7.88, 1.7.08.

STATE: The state – the organization of the political means – is the institution that allows an idle, unproductive class of parasites to live at the expense of ordinary, working people, whose means are industrious activity and consensual exchange in the marketplace. -  David S. D’Amato, 5.3.13, MISES DAILY, articles@mises.org

STATE: the State … an inhuman dis-service agency.” – Laurance Labadie, DISCUSSION No. 6, Sept. 1937, p.17. – (I have still to see a complete set of this magazine of his. – Has anyone put it online in the meantime? - JZ, 1.7.08.)

STATE: The State … is a block to freedom.” - Paul Berman, in the introduction to his: Quotations from the Anarchists.

STATE: The State … is a social (*) institution, forced by a victorious group of men on a defeated group (**), with the sole purpose of regulating the dominion of the victorious group over the vanquished, and securing itself against revolt from within and attacks from abroad. Teleologically, this domination had no other purpose than the economic exploitation of the vanquished by the victors.” – Franz Oppenheimer, The State, New York, 1922, p.15, quoted in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 70, editorial, p.3. - (*) An anti-social institution! – (**) Many different defeated groups. - JZ, 4.7.08.

STATE: the state … is the only historical institution which has the monopoly of force. (*) This is the main source of all our present-day troubles.” – Bronislaw Malinowski, Freedom and Civilization, p.265. - (*) In an exclusive territory. Without this it could have it only among consenting volunteers, in “panarchies”, polyarchies or competing governance systems, societies and communities, all confined to personal law and exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 29.7.92.

STATE: the State … its black historical record as the great engine of invasive violence.” – Charles Barr, REASON, 3/72.

STATE: the State (involuntary government) …” - Samuel Edward Konkin III, Libertarian Conspiracy Theory. – VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENT, COMPETING GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, INCLUDING ALL KINDS OF ANARCHIES

STATE: The State (or government) is in its very nature a compulsory institution to which all are forced to belong to and which all are compelled to support.” (26-2). – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in (25-2) Carl Watner, Benjamin Tucker and his Periodical, LIBERTY, in JLS, Fall 77. – In another version: “The State is a compulsory institution to which all are forced to belong and which all are compelled to support.” – COMPULSION, TAXATION

STATE: the state (that is the central and local bureaucrats and politicians) pretends to be more 'public' than the people at large.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy. – The territorial States do not permit, in those spheres which they have monopolized, any existing common or public interest to be expressed by volunteers and voluntary associations and activities but have, rather, outlawed all such competition, calling them “States within States”, just like trade unionists, who try to monopolize jobs, call voluntary workers and competitors “scabs”. – 5.4.09. - VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP WITH FREE SECESSIONISM FROM ALL ORGANIZATIONS & SYSTEMS, LAWS & CONSTITUTIONS, GOVERNMENTS & COMMUNITIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PUBLIC, PEOPLE, PUBLIC INTEREST, BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, MANDATE, COMMON INTEREST, GENERAL INTEREST

STATE: The State actually creates an uncaring society.” – From FOREST meeting, 26.7.90.

STATE: The state always goes from good to bad, and from bad to worse.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted from Martin’s “Men Against the State”. – When and where was it ever good? – JZ, 5.7.08. – Q.

STATE: The state always has the sole purpose to limit, tame, subordinate, the individual – to make him subject to some generality or other. – Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own, 1845. As quoted by H. L. Mencken.

STATE: The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.” - Albert Jay Nock. –

STATE: The State amounts to legalized and institutionalized prejudice, intolerance, coercion, bullying and robbery, including terrorism, civil war and international war, and produces more of the same in reaction to it, all based on the unchecked premises of territorialism and collective responsibility. - JZ, 12.6.01, 30.1.02.

STATE: The State amounts to the monopolization of problem solving by politicians and bureaucrats and their organizations, all of them unable to solve problems but all of them able to create and maintain them. – JZ, 14.6.87, 29.6.08.

STATE: The State and I are enemies. I laugh about its demand to be a human being in its sense. – John Henry Mackay, Stirner, p.143.

STATE: The State and the family are for ever at war.” – George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, Act i. – FAMILY

STATE: the State as the manifestation of the lack of freedom, …” - Stirner, in: John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.111. - He, too, did not distinguish territorial States and societies from non-territorial ones, with the latter, by their nature, peacefully competing for voluntary members, just like producers and distributors compete for voluntary customers. - He even managed to equate right with might. - If that were true then every mighty State would also be quite rightful. - JZ, 8.3.11. - & FREEDOM

STATE: the state as the political instrument of privileged minorities in society for the rulership of the great masses.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.142. – RULERS, MASSES, PRIVILEGES

STATE: The State attempts monopolization – but it does not always succeed in establishing monopoly.” – Michael Green, 18.12.90. – Alas, it has succeeded all too often and in all too important matters. – JZ, 10.3.14.

STATE: The State being what it is, it matters little who holds office and wields its inordinate powers.” – Edmund A. Opitz, in reviewing Nock’s “Our Enemy the State”, in THE FREEMAN, 6/74.

STATE: The State by its existence divides society into a plundered class and a plundering class. (Nock, Rothbard, Oppenheimer.)” – Samuel Edward Konkin III, NEW LIBERTARIAN 7, April-June 1980, p.4.

STATE: The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.” – Max Stirner. – He should have added that genuine private criminals do have victims, too, but all their crimes amount to only a fraction of those committed by territorial governments - and territorial States offer quite insufficient protection against the private criminals. – JZ, 26.9.07. - They also offer no protection against the official crimes, which they commit, without or after their legalization. – JZ, 5.4.09. - CRIME, VIOLENCE & LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: The State came to assert its supremacy over all its people, admitting no rival to the authority of its government.” – F. A. E. Crew, Must Man Wage War? Thrift Books, London, 1952, p.27. – In other words, the State has become a jealous God, demanding an exclusive love and obedience from its subjects. – JZ, 29.6.08. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION

STATE: The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.” - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The state can’t exist without an elaborate penal system.” – Solzhenitsyn, First Circle, p.51. – But it rests on more than that! – JZ, 12.12.76. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION,

STATE: The State cannot rightly prevent me or other people from deciding for alternatives to it, to do without it and its benefits.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S. 208. – Alas, we are not yet free to do  so and the remaining private “decision-making” power does not go far enough beyond “Die Gedanken sind frei …” (The thoughts are free …) – JZ, 11.10.07, 10.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LAWS, WHILE SECESSION & PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL IN EVERY SPHERE, REMAIN SUPPRESSED

STATE: The State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime” in a given territorial area.“ It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or alien.” – Albert Jay Nock, On Doing the Right Thing & Other Essays, 1928, p.143, quoted by some other libertarian. - CRIME, WAR & TAXATION

STATE: The State consists of a number of people who, having somehow got hold of it, make use of the machinery of coercion to the end that they might pursue their vision of happiness without respect to the discipline of the market place. They batten on Society. Taking into consideration the paraphernalia of coercion – laws, propaganda, and the police – the State might be called and institution; but at bottom it is a gang of people.” – Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p.99.

STATE: The state corrupts our instincts and will, as well as our intelligence.” – Bakunin, in Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.129. – (Artificially constructed but plausible “dialogues” between some famous people. – JZ)

STATE: The State denotes violence, oppression, exploitation, and injustice raised into a system and made into the cornerstone of the existence of any society.” - Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism, 1867.

STATE: The State did not appear until about 5500 years ago in Egypt. While great empires like those of the Chinese and Romans ebbed and flowed, with no clear boundaries on their outer limits, most of the world’s population continue to live in clans or tribes. Their conduct was regulated by customs and taboos; they had no laws, political administration, courts, or police to maintain order and cohesion.” – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.17. – But one could also say that they had unwritten rules and laws that were orally transmitted and also their own settlement methods for disputes, however primitive and barbaric. – JZ, 4.6.08. - ANARCHISM, STATELESSNESS, SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM, CLANS, TRIBES, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: The State didn’t “develop” but was and is territorially imposed. – JZ, 16.9.87, 11.3.11.

STATE: The State does not exist as a person or thing exists, but is a legal fiction. A fiction is a form of communication. …” - Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus II, p.73. - And people do act upon the fictional ideas that dominate in their unenlightened minds, often much more intensely than any genuine truth. - They build churches and develop worship rituals to honor non-existing gods and they build States and their institutions in realization of their statist religion, in which supposedly great leaders but really only great misleaders, take at least temporarily the place of their former gods. - JZ, 11.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State does not originate from the ‘instinct to associate’ but from the ‘instinct to rule’. – Ascribed to Bertrand de Jouvenal, On Power, Boston, 1962, p.99. – Also from the slavish instinct to submit and obey. Those who did not, while they were slaves or serfs, has much less chance to have offspring. – A negative selection took place. - JZ, 10.4.09. – STATISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, OBEDIENCE, LEADERSHIP, POWER ADDICTION

STATE: The State does not work.” – FOREST meeting, 26.7.90. – But it can make much unnecessary and unpaid work for you. – JZ, 5.8.92. – It can also put you out of work. – JZ, 30.6.08. -

STATE: The state even has contingency plans figuring out how it will operate in the chaos that follows atomic war. Think of it – that’s like a hi-jacker with schemes on what he’ll do after he blows the plane’s wings off.” – Fred Woodworth, THE MATCH, No.76. – But, by its very nature, as a Warfare State and target for super “weapons” it has no sensible plans on how to prevent nuclear war. The territorial State is unable to abolish itself. Its victims must do this job themselves. – One should imagine that the nuclear war threat alone would already be enough to overcome the statism of the victims. Alas, so far, they remain mis-educated and misled by the State - in this respect, too. - JZ, 4.6.08. – They should also all too little interest in getting rid of Welfare States, Warfare States, their individual rights and liberties and remaining options for realizing and protecting them. – JZ, 11.3.14. - EMERGENCY LAWS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, LACK OF INTEREST IN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, APATHY

STATE: The State exists for its own benefit. – Matthew Bruce Alexander, Withur We, p.216. - The State is not here for the greater good; the State is here for its own good. - Ibid, p.231. - The State is here for itself, … and the citizens are resources. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SERFDOM, MODERN FEUDALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

STATE: The State exists in a permanent crisis in which it loudly appeals to its subjects to save, while the most sensible measure to save would consist for them in saving themselves the costs and risks of government.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.208. (Damit befindet sich der Staat in einer Dauerkrise, in der er vollmundig seine Untertanen zum Sparen ermuntert, wobei die Einsparung der Regierung die sinnvollste Sparmassnahme waere.) – Here U. T. should have pointed out that the State itself, via taxation and inflation has made much saving either impossible or unattractive. Without this prior and wrongful interventionism and expropriation, savings would tend to accumulate fast in any free economy. – JZ, 14.9.07. – Imagine how much people could save and invest profitably or spend as they like, if there were no taxes. – No territorial State offers the chances for genuine progress options to all its subjects, unrestrained by it but only by natural laws and genuine individual rights and liberties. - Any fundamental self-help measures against major crises caused by territorial States are also outlawed by these States, which have monopolized any major decision-making and measures for themselves, even while they continue to demonstrate, almost every day, that they cannot cope with the many problems they have caused. - JZ, 11.10.07. 11.3.11. - APPEALS TO SAVE. SAVING WHILE THE STATE WASTES TAX FUNDS & LIVES & INFLATES ITS CURRENCY?

STATE: The State habitually commits mass murder, which it calls ‘war’, or sometimes ‘suppression of subversion’; the State engages in enslavement into its military forces, which it calls ‘conscription’; and it lives and has its being in the practice of forcible theft, which it calls ‘taxation’.“ - Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.10.

STATE: the State has (*) everywhere and always prevented natural free-market mechanisms from operating. Thus the problems of ecology, unemployment, overpopulation, poverty and so forth.” - Roy A. Childs, Jr., INDIVIDUALIST, III/10, Oct. 71, p.17. - (*) almost. - Or: … from operating quite freely. - JZ, 11.3.11.

STATE: The State has always only the aim to restrict the individual, to tame him, to subordinate him, to turn him into some kind of common subject.” – Stirner. – JZ tr. of: “Der Staat hat immer nur den Zweck, den Einzelnen zu beschraenken, zu baendigen, zu subordinieren, ihn in irgendeinen allgemeinen Untertan zu machen.”

STATE: The State has always turned into a hell when man tried to turn it into his heaven.” – Hoelderlin - DO-GOODERS, WELFARE STATE, THE STATE SOCIALIST “PARADISE”

STATE: The state has become an arbitrary and coercive force in our lives.” – Simon Upton, The Withering of the State, 1987, p.116. - It always was! – Freedom for exterritorialist autonomy of individual and group secessionists: Panarchist choices of governments and societies, all without any territorial monopoly. Free and peaceful choice and competition in this sphere as well. - JZ, 12.9.08. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE RESTRICTED UNDER TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLISM, COLLECTIVISM, STATISM & LEGISLATION & COERCION

STATE: The state has become tremendously powerful, superior, and has practically ceased to serve the people or the country. It only serves itself, it is by now an end-in-itself – far more important than the individual. Whereas exactly the opposite should have been the case.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.185. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The state has learned to present its political stratagems with a skill that could be envied by private enterprise, though not emulated because only the state can flavour its advertising with unabashed claims to universal benevolence.” – Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p. 42. – ADVERTISING, PROPAGANDA, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE

STATE: The state has long had a habit of also using every occasion to do a little good as an opportunity to advance a great deal of evil.” – Rev. Rousas Johnn Rushdoony, in Chalcedon Position Paper 38. – WELFARE STATE

STATE: The State has no moral right to prevent competitive agencies of retaliatory force from existing.” – Jarret B. Wollstein, Society Without Government. - Agencies of preventative and protective force or influence are even more important. – JZ, 5.7.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & OTHER SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STATE: the State has no role – except to delay things, to play God and show off its power.” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 3, Oct. 9, 77. - And to act wrongly and irrationally, based upon all too many popular errors, prejudices, myths, dogmas, false assumptions and conclusions, all of them not yet systematically and sufficiently refuted, e.g. by an encyclopedia of their best refutations. - JZ, 11.3.11, 11.3.14. – ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

STATE: The State has no business, mandate, reason or function. It has only power, guns and delusions. – JZ, 5.8.91, 1.7.08.

STATE: The State has put us into a state! – JZ, 30.7.85.

STATE: The state has typically been a device for producing affluence for a few at the expense of many. The market has produced affluence for many with little cost even to a few.” – Brozen, Welfare Without the Welfare State, p.52, quoted in Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.190.

STATE: The State hasn’t got any “resources” except tax slaves and imposed monopolies and privileges. – JZ, 16.12.92. – Also wrongful powers, like monetary despotism, conscription, and public debts – i.e. “investments” in tax slavery. With compulsory schooling it has also invested in statism and territorial nationalism. – JZ, 1.3.14.  – RESOURCES, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TAX-, EDUCATION- & MILITARY SLAVERY OF CONSCRIPTION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, PUBLIC DEBT

STATE: The State in its inception is pure and undiluted monarchy; it is armed power, culminating in a single head, bent on one primary object, the reducing to subjection, to unconditional unqualified loyalty all the people of a certain territory. This is the primary striving that the State never loses, through all of its myriad transformations.” – Randolph Bourne, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.562. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER URGE & POWER ADDICTION

STATE: The State indeed performs many important and necessary functions: from provision of law to the supply of police and firefighters, to building and maintaining the streets, the delivery of the mail. But this in no way demonstrates that only the State can perform such functions, or, indeed, that it performs them even passably well. - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.161. - TERRITORIALISM MEANS THE SUPPRESSION OF RIGHTFUL & EFFICIENT EXTERRITORIAL COMPETITION BY VOLUNTEERS, PRODUCER- & CONSUMER-SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: the state is … subject to the Malthusian Law. It tends to pass the level of its means of existence, it grows great in proportion to these means and these means consist of the people’s substance. Woe, then, to those nations who are unable to set bounds to the action of the government! Liberty, private enterprise, wealth, thrift, independence, all will be wanting in such circumstances.” – Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.123. – In another version this or a similar passage is given in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.239, in the following words: “The state … is subject to the Malthusian law. It tends to expand in proportion to the means of existence and to live beyond its means, and these are, in the last analysis, nothing but the substance of the people. Woe to the people that cannot limit the sphere of action of the state! Freedom, private enterprise, wealth, happiness, independence, personal dignity, all vanish.” - The only population that Malthus’s overpopulation theory applies to is that of politicians, bureaucrats and their supporters and favorites for hand-outs. – JZ, 12.7.92. - Only through compulsory membership and subordination, i.e., exclusive territorial rule, does the State, also, drive out the good alternatives to it. – JZ, 14.6.86. - It can do so only because its exclusive territorialism gives it a kind of legal tender power, whereby it drives out all better alternatives. – JZ, 29.6.08. – TERRITORIALISM, MALTHUSIANISM, GRESHAM’S LAW, LEGAL TENDER & THE STATE, OVERPOPULATION, PANARCHISM

STATE: The State is a compulsory monopoly in which payment is separated from receipt of services. – Murray N. Rothbard, Power and Market, p.106. – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION

STATE: The state is a condition, a certain relationship between human beings, a mode of behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.” – Gustav Landauer, Beginnen – Aufsaetze ueber Sozialismus, reprinted Hilversum, 1977, p.53. – Quoted by Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.6. – Alas, this freedom of contract, association, competition and selfhelp is still suppressed by its territorial statism and monopolism. – JZ, 11.3.14. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State is a confidence trick in which the one hand gives something back of what the other hands has taken. - K. H. Z. Solneman (K. H. Zube), LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 2, S.27. – WELFARE STATE

STATE: The State is a device for systematically mismanaging private and public affairs of individuals and of voluntary groups, restricting and misdirecting their creative energies and initiating and promoting their destructive energies. – JZ, 19.1.86. – WARFARE STATE, SUPPRESSION OF SELF-HELP, WAR AGAINST THE POOR, IMPOVERISHING LAWS & INSTITUTIONS

STATE: The State is a dream of order, an order that really amounts to a nightmare. – A free wording after the pocket-book title by Friederike Roth, “Ordnungstraeume”, SL 520, price DM 7.80 in 1984. One might also translate the title as “Utopian Dreams”. – JZ, 1.12.87. Or: The State as a Distopia. – JZ, 11.3.14.

STATE: The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. (*) Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence is command and compulsion.” – Michael Bakunin. – (*) It also tries costly and misleading propaganda, partly successfully. – JZ, 2.1.08. – All too successfully in its compulsory schooling and government-run universities. – JZ, 11.3.14. - AS FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, VIOLENCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMMANDS, LAWS, LEGISLATION, PROPAGANDA, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State is a forced association, in contrast to a free association. What it means … is … not the defensive force against aggression but, rather, aggressive forced against non-aggressive individuals and groups. – K. H. Z. Solneman (K. H. Zube), Manifesto of Freedom and Peace, p.122. – www.butterbach.net/epinfo/The_Manifesto.htm

STATE: The State is a gang of thieves writ large. – Murray Rothbard, quoted on Facebook, 5.4.12.

STATE: The State is a historical and transitional phenomenon, a passing form of society.” – Bakunin – So far it has shown more longevity power than the various free society attempts that it strangled. – JZ, 10.4.09.

STATE: The State is a legally protected interference with the private lives of its citizens.” – Werner Mitsch – JZ tr. of: “Der Staat ist eine gesetzlich geschuetzte Einmischung in das Privatleben seiner Buerger.”

STATE: The state is a monster, and we, the people, are its victims”, he wrote. “It is none the less an evil because sanctioned by the majority.” – William Holmes, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.266.

STATE: The State is a principle, a philosophical error in social existence.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in LIBERTY, Summer 74.

STATE: The State is a product of conquest. As far back as we have any knowledge of the beginnings of this institution, it originated when a band of freebooting nomads swooped down on some peaceful group of agriculturalists and picked up a number of slaves; slavery is the first form of economic exploitation.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.47. – SLAVERY, CONQUEST, EXPLOITATION, TAX SLAVERY

STATE: The State is a soulless machine. It can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence. – Mahatma Gandhi, quoted by Sørengaard Srugis shared Voluntaryism's photo. – Facebook, 15.9.12. - I commented: John Zube: True for territorial States only. Exterritorially autonomous States, confined to personal law and their volunteers, are also possible and desirable, at least for all their statist volunteers, who still need this lesson at their own expense and risk. Such States could even be allies for all kinds of libertarian and anarchist panarchies of volunteers, perhaps as allies of all kinds of governments and societies in exile, for their present and future volunteers, as alternatives to all the remaining totalitarian, tyrannical, despotic and authoritarian regimes. In that case whole armies of despotic etc. regimes might change sides and each of their members would choose the kind of government or society that he or she believes in. See www.panarchy.org and www.butterbach.net - & PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM

STATE: The State is a thief disguised as a friend.” – Gilbert T. Sadler, Our Enemy the State, p.72. – WELFARE STATE

STATE: The State is always armed and dangerous; and even when it is feeding the hungry and caring for the sick, it is doing so with money taken at gunpoint.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10, p. 13. – WELFARE STATE, TAXATION

STATE: The State is always on its own side.” – From film: “The Little Train Robbery.”

STATE: The state is an absorptive animal (*): and there are few more amazing tracts of history than that which records its triumphs over the challenge of competing groups. There seems, at least today, no certain method of escape from its demands. (**) Its conscience is supreme over any private conception of good the individual may hold. (***) It sets the terms upon which the lives of trade-unions may be lived (****). It dictates their doctrine to churches (*****), and, in England at least, it was a state tribunal, which, as Lord Westbury said, dismissed hell with costs. (*** ***) The area of its enterprise has consistently grown (*** ****) until today there is no field of human activity over which, in some degree, its pervading influence (**** ****) may not be detected. – H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in: David Nicholls, editor, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.146 - (*) Rather, a beast of prey! - (**) The methods exist – but they are all outlawed by it! - (***) Is it really? In which moral or ethical ways? I can see only its power without conscience! - (****) Trade unions are, after all, also wrongful conspiracies against producers and consumers, especially against competitors to the trade unionists. - (*****) By now only within a few States.  (*** ***) Unclear to me. - (*** ****) An inept expression for its diverse usurpations. - (**** ****) More than mere “influence” is involved, namely: legalized and monopolized coercion, outlawing self-defence against it. - JZ, 1.7.08. – Its triumph was one of territorial monopolism and coercion, which outlawed genuine competition with it by communities of volunteers, exterritorially quite autonomous from it. - Already abolition of its tax burden alone would have made many free competitor successful against it. - In the absence of competition or of cooperative defence among its victims, the biggest bully wins. - JZ, 2.7.08, 10.4.09. – PANARCHISM, COMPETITION,

STATE: The State is an abstraction devouring the life of the people.” – Michael Bakunin, Letters on Patriotism, 1869. – PEOPLE, PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, WAR, TYRANNY

STATE: The State is an abstraction; it does not feel pleasure or pain, it has no hopes or fears, and what we think of as its purposes are really the purposes of individuals who direct it. When we think concretely, not abstractly, we find, in place of ‘the State’, certain people who have more power than falls to the share of most men. And so glorification of ‘the State’ runs out to be, in fact, glorification of a governing minority. No democrat can tolerate such a fundamentally unjust theory.” – Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual, p.88.

STATE: The State is an anti-market institution, a territorial, centralized and coercive monopoly authority, existing to satisfy itself and not its involuntary customers and victims, ever ready to exploit or even kill its involuntary subjects and the subjects of other States. It is, essentially, a Warfare State. – Only once it is deprived of its territorial monopoly and power and confined to voluntary subjects and exterritorial autonomy and personal law - can it become a genuine service institution, satisfying its own voluntary members. - JZ, 21.1.98, 27.5.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: the State is an anti-social instrument, crippling voluntary interchange, individual creativity, and the division of labor. “Society” is a convenient label for the voluntary interrelations of individuals, in peaceful exchanges and on the market.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.187. - SOCIETY

STATE: the State is an anti-social organization, originating in conquest and concerned only with the confiscation of property. The State began with the practice of nomadic tribes swooping down on some agricultural community, confiscating the movable wealth and, after slaying the less productive inhabitants, carrying off to slavery a number of others. Slavery is the first institution of the State. Later on, the raiding tribesmen, sometimes by invitation, would settle down among the producers as “protectors” and administrators, collecting tributes for their pains. …” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.147. – “ … the State is an anti-social organization, originating in conquest and concerned only with confiscating production.” – Frank Chodorov, in ANALYSIS.

STATE: The State is an endless bureaucratic jungle behind a façade of democracy.” – Progress Party, Australia, 1978, in a leaflet on totalitarian socialism.

STATE: The state is an historically temporary arrangement, a transitory form of society.” – M. A. Bakunin, Dieu et l’état, 1871. – It is not a form of society but, rather, a parasite or cancer on society. – JZ, 6.11.85.

STATE: The State is an institution empowered by society to use violence.” – Radio Moscow, 11.12.93. – That would be the case only for voluntary and competing States, which are merely exterritorially autonomous. And not violence but defensive force can be justified. What kind of “society” would have granted that power was not specified by Radio Moscow. Any collective force can only be granted by free individuals possessing the right to self-defence, not by the vague notion of “society”. The territorial State as such is so wrongful an institution that it can no more have the right of “self-defence” than a murderer or robber has it against policemen coming to arrest him. – JZ, n.d. & 4.6.08. – CONSENT, SOVEREIGNTY, SOCIETY, VIOLENCE, FORCE, DEFENCE, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARY & EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR VOLUNTEERS.

STATE: The State is an institution which makes the better people angry and does not better the worse people.” – Jeannine Luczak – JZ tr. of: “Der Staat ist eine Institution, welche die Besseren aergert und die Aegeren nicht bessert.”

STATE: The state is an instrument in the hands of the ruling class for suppressing the resistance of its class enemies.” – Joseph Stalin. – Did Stalin really represent any class, any group, except himself? – JZ, 1.7.08.

STATE: The State is an organism.” - By analogy, yes, but only in the same way as a parasite, disease, or a cancer is organic and natural. – JZ, 29.1.85. - The State is an uncontrolled and involuntary parasitic growth and destroyer, somewhat like a cancer. But it is not a living organism. Only societies or communities of volunteers can be somewhat compared to living organisms. – JZ, 10.4.93.

STATE: The State is an organized immorality – internally: as police, penal laws, classes, trade, family, externally as the will to power, to make war, to conquer and retaliate.” – Nietzsche – JZ tr. of: “Der Staat ist die organisierte Unmoralitaet – inwendig: als Polizei, Strafrecht, Staende, Handel, Familie; auswendig: als Wille zur Macht, zum Kriege, zur eroberung, zur Rache.” – IMMORALITY, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER

STATE: The State is attacking and restricting our liberties on so many fronts, 24 hours a day, that one usually feels hopelessly surrounded and outnumbered. But billions are in the same position. – JZ, 17.7.87. – Between them they vastly outnumber the relatively few rulers who deprived them of many of their rights and liberties. However an almost bloodless resistance, liberation, revolution or insurrection will not happen without a lot of preparatory thinking and enlightenment. – JZ, 1.7.08. – Marches and protests are not the best methods for liberation or even mere enlightenment. – JZ, 11.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW & INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, GOVERNMENTS & & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS, A DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION WILL BE ESSENTIAL PARTS OF A LIBERATION PROGRAM

STATE: The State is chaos, rioting under the guise of law, order and morality.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in LIBERTY, Summer 1974.

STATE: The State is clinically insane as a corporate entity and is absolutely unfit to arrest, try and incarcerate those who disagree with its policies. But I doubt that this judgment, though obvious to any man of common sense, quite fits into the rules of our American jurisprudential game.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus II, p.72.

STATE: The State is concentric, but the individual is eccentric.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.40. – CENTRALIZATION VS. DECENTRALIZATION, COERCION VS. FREEDOM, COMPULSION VS CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

STATE: The State is domination institutionalized, carried to its inevitable and violent extreme by its indispensable arsenal of armies, prisons, and police.” – Paul Berman, in the introduction to his: Quotations from the Anarchists, p.16. – DOMINATION, GOVERNMENT

STATE: The State is essentially a communistic institution. Thus an anti-communist State is a contradiction in terms. – Even the Fascists and Nazis were merely brands of State Socialists. - JZ, 15.4.85, 25.6.13. – COMMUNISM, ANTI-COMMUNISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, FASCISM, NAZIS

STATE: The State is essentially an apparatus of compulsion and coercion. The characteristic feature of its activities is to compel people through the application or the threat of force to behave otherwise than they would like to behave. But not every apparatus of compulsion and coercion is called a state. Only one, which is powerful enough to maintain its existence, for some time at least, by its own force is commonly called a state. The total complex of the rules according to which those at the helm employ compulsion and coercion is called law. Yet the characteristic feature of the state is not these rules, as such, but the application or threat of violence. A state whose chiefs recognize but one rule, to do whatever seems at the moment to be expedient in their eyes, is a state without law. - Ludwig von Mises, (1881-1973), Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, p.46, quoted by Ludwig von Mises Institute – Facebook 28.8.12. - He had no other than the territorial State in mind. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - MISES AS AN ANARCHIST, COMPULSION & COERCION, FORCE, TERRITORIALISM, VIOLENCE, LAW

STATE: The State is force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything, it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence its command and compulsion.” – Bakunin, Dieu et l’état, 1871. – Governmental propaganda and “education” do exist as well. – It also dominates via subsidies, or bail-outs, based upon taxation and inflation, both made possible by monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, 29.6.08, 13.4.09.

STATE: The State is force; nay, it is the silly parading of force. However many pains it may take, it cannot conceal the fact that it is the legal maimer of our will, the constant negation of our liberty. Even when it commands good, it makes the value less by commanding it, for every command slaps liberty in the face.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Polnoye Sobraniye Sochinenii, I, pp.17-18. - FORCE, ANARCHISM, LEGALISM, LAWS

STATE: The State Is Illegal.” – Dangerous Buttons No. 356. – Add something like: I have not legitimized it – for me! – JZ, 29.1.86.

STATE: The State is just a state of mind.” - Dangerous Buttons No. 335. – But a very unjust, intolerant and dangerous state of mind! – JZ, 29.6.08. – It is also a state of mindlessness in power and of all too much mindlessness of those without power. – JZ, 11.3.14.

STATE: The state is men. To cover up that disturbing fact, the doctrine of the super-personal state is invented; it is more than human, it exists distinct from the people who staff it. That fiction is given plausibility by clothing it with constitutions, laws, and litanies, like “my country right or wrong”. A religion of authoritarianism is build up around an idol.”- Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.124. - Organized, armed and trained men, working according to a plan, are usually far superior in power to large crowds that are not organized, trained, armed and do not work systematically according to a common plan. Thus small groups of the former can easily and militarily or with police methods control large groups of the latter, as already Adam Smith recognized and described by examples. – How often does one get the chance to fight city hall or the tax department successfully or defend one’ s basic rights and liberties in a government court? - JZ, 2.7.08. – LEADERSHIP, MISLEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC “SERVANTS”, STATISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORILISM, NATIONALISM, PLANNING, PROGRAMS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, MILITIA, ENLIGHTENMENT, STATISM

STATE: The state is merely a political institution. People invented it. There is nothing sacred or inevitable about its existence.” – Laurence Kroder, Formation of the State. – Panarchies are a very superior invention. Sooner or later they will be recognized as such. – Google offered recently 227 million search results for “personal law”, an ancient human tradition, which ought to be revived and extended. - JZ, 1.7.08. – POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STATE: The State is merely another human institution - less creative than Microsoft, less reliable than Federal Express, less responsible than the average farmer husbanding his land, and less prudent that the average citizen, spending his own paycheck.” - James Bovard, Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen, St. Martin's Press. - VS. INDIVIDUALS, CITIZENS

STATE: The state is no longer necessary for me.” – Lyof N. Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You, 1893. – Was it ever necessary for him? – JZ, 29.6.08. - Or for anyone else except territorial politicians, bureaucrats and those favored by them? - JZ, 11.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State is not … a social institution administered in an anti-social way. It is an anti-social institution, administered in the only way an anti-social institution can be administered, and by the kind of person who, in the nature of things, is best adapted to such a service.” – Albert J. Nock

STATE: The State is not a real thing; it’s a mythology … few of us have rejected the paranoid delusion of its omnipotence.” – The Wolverine, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10.7.72. - But like other religious mythologies it has been all too effective, wrongly and negatively, for all too long. - JZ, 11.3.11.

STATE: The State is not and cannot be a faulty or ideal protector of property. By its very nature, the exclusive and territorial State is always the primary enemy of property, through its taxes, other confiscations, laws and regulations, even while it dispenses some of its loot to its favorites. – JZ, 19.7.85, 11.3.11. – PROPERTY, PLUNDERBUND, TAXATION, PUBLIC DEBTS AS INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVERY

STATE: the State is not omnipotent; … never let them forget, that the great all-powerful, all-wise State is one man, one scheming, bloated little ego-maniac.” - Tom Godwin, The Greater Thing, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1954, British edition, p.88. - NOT OMNIPOTENT, POLITICIANS, POWER, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES

STATE: The State is not the source of liberty and property; these are inalienable rights …” - Wesley H. Hillendahl, THE FREEMAN, 7/74.

STATE: The State is not, as he [it?– JZ] would have it, a social institution administered in an anti-social way. It is an anti-social institution administered in the only way an anti-social institution can be administered, and by the kind of person who, in the nature of things, is best adapted to such service." - Albert Jay Nock – quoted by Sid Non-Vicious LeRoux on Facebook, 18.3.12. – PUBLIC SERVICES OR DISSERVICES, IMPOSED, MONOPOLIZED & COERCIVELY “FINANCED”.

STATE: the State is nothing more than millions of individuals. How can the individual be nothing and the State be everything when the State is individuals?” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.102. – Under the territorial State the individuals are not free, e.g., not free to refuse paying taxes, not free to refuse to accept or to discount the State's legal tender currency, not free to issue sound alternative, optional and market rated monies and not free to secede from it altogether and to establish their own and exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers, for free competition with the rump States then remaining, of the voluntary statists, also only under exterritorial autonomy. The territorial State does not recognize all their genuine individual rights and liberties – and has never declared all of them in its bills of rights or constitutions. For all dissenters it is an institution imposed upon them, like once the Catholic Church was once imposed upon all Christians and all non-believes and heretics. – JZ, 9.4.09, 11.3.11.

STATE: The State is organized exploitation, organized force, and crime. …” - Emma Goldman, “Socialism: Caught in the Political Trap”, in Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.102. – FORCE, TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, COMPULSION

STATE: The State is static invasion. It is the enabling context of Hobbes’ war of all against all.” – Don Werkheiser, to Mildred Loomis, 28.5.84 p.4.

STATE: The State is that group of people, who having got hold of the machinery of compulsion, legally or otherwise, use it to better their circumstances. … the state consists not only of politicians, but also those who make use of the politicians for their own ends … pressure groups, lobbyists and all who would wrangle special privileges out of the politicians.” – Frank Chodorov, in ANALYSIS.

STATE: The State is that human community which successfully claims for itself, within a certain territory, the legitimate monopoly for the use of physical force.” – Max Weber – JZ tr. of: “Staat is diejenige menschliche Gemeinschaft, welche innerhalb eines bestimmten Gebietes das Monopol legitimer physischer Gewaltsamkeit fuer sich (mit Erfolg ) beansprucht.”) – He, too, did not distinguish between society and the State, was not aware of the exterritorialist tradition and that a genuine community or society requires voluntarism. – JZ, 2.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM & STATISM OR GOVERNMENTALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, COMPETITION, SECESSION, EXPERIMENTATION

STATE: The State is that institution which “claims and exercises the monopoly of crime. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or alien.” – Albert Jay Nock – MURDER, CRIME, WAR, THEFT, TAXATION

STATE: The State is the cancer of society – but has not yet quite killed it off. – JZ, 4.9.84, upon reading: José Ortega y Gasset: “Society, that it may live better, creates the State as an instrument.” – Societies of volunteers vs. territorial majority- or minority-despotism over involuntary subjects! – JZ, 11.3.14.

STATE: the State is the coldest, most inhuman monopolist, and if once economic dictatorship were added to the already supreme political power of the State, its iron heel would cut deeper into the flesh of labor than that of capitalism today.” - Emma Goldman, “Socialism: Caught in the Political Trap”, in Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.102. - The capitalism she opposed is really monopoly capitalism or the mixed economy. Alas, she never favored its opposite, complete laissez faire in economics, although she came close to favoring it in politics, by her stand for voluntarism. – JZ, 10.9.08, 11.3.11. – SOCIALISM, MONOPOLIES

STATE: The State is the complete negation of humanity, a double negation: the opposite of human freedom and justice, and the violent breach of the universal solidarity of the human race.” - Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism, 1867.

STATE: The State is the curse of the individual.” – Henrik Ibsen. (“Der Staat ist der Fluch des Individuums.”) - quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 521. – Alas, there are all too few conscious individuals, individualists or sovereign individuals and they would not bother to merely curse about the State, an “action” which is no more helpful than praying for the abolition of the territorial State. Even most of those, who opposed the all-powerful State, do not attack it as a territorial monopolist and coercer but, rather, advocate a limited but still territorial government. – JZ, 11.3.14. – INDIVIDUALISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIBERTARIANS & THEIR “LIMITED” GOVERNMENT

STATE: The State is the great fiction with whose help all endeavor to live at the expense of others.” – Bastiat – Another version: The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.” - Frédéric Bastiat, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. , PLUNDER-BUND, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, SUBSIDIES, HANDOUTS, PRIVILEGES, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, BAIL-OUTS

STATE: The State is the institutionalization of man at his worst level. – JZ, 17.3.94.

STATE: The State is the main means by which people live by plunder; the Market, in contradiction (*), is the sum of human action of the productive.” - Samuel Edward Konkin III, NEW LIBERTARIAN 7, April-June 1980. - (*) contrast? – JZ – MARKET, PLUNDER, TAXES, SERVICE, GOODS SUPPLY, PRODUCTION, VOLUNTARISM VS. COERCION

STATE: The state is the most inefficient instrument available.” – Reversal of a remark by Mark Tier in ERA REPORT No.1, 1974. – Naturally, for the power-addicts it is the most efficient instrument available to them. – JZ, 13.4.09.

STATE: The State is the negation of mankind.” – Bakunin

STATE: The State is the only bankrupt organization allowed to pay its creditors by taxing them.” – JZ, 22.6.84. – TAXATION, BANKRUPTCY

STATE: The State is the only institution in society, which is rooted in monopoly and coercion (other organizations practice monopoly and coercion, when they do, nearly always by State sanction). Let the State compete with any other “State” (in the same area) that may show itself better able to do what it promises.” – Laurance Labadie, DISCUSSION No. 6, Sep. 37, p.17. – That is probably as close as L. L. ever came to panarchism. – JZ, 1.7.08. – Can and will anybody put the whole set of this magazine online? – JZ, 11.3.14. - ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, SOCIETY

STATE: The State is the only organization in society that acquires its revenue by means of systematic coercion and threats, rather than by selling its ‘productive services’ in the market. – R. A. Childs, Jr., INDIVIDUALIST, Oct. 71. - By that very action the territorial State places itself as an outlaw outside of society. – JZ, 5.7.08. - TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES

 

 


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