John Zube


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

Index - S4

(2013 - 2014)



STATE: the State is the permanent enemy of mankind, …” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.257.

STATE: The State is the systematization of the predatory process over a given territory. – Murray Rothbard, – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Statism Is Slavery's photo. – Facebook, 3.12.13. -  TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The state is to the citizen as the master to the slave.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.28. – In most cases the relationship comes closer to feudalist serfdom rather than outright slavery. – JZ, 4.7.08. - MASTER-SLAVE RELATIONSHIP.

STATE: The state is today the one compulsory form of association (*); and for more than two thousand years we have been taught that its purpose is the perfect life.” - H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in: David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.146. – (*) “I say today; for it is important to remember that, for the Western World, this was true of the Church until the Reformation. “ - Yes, just like the kings were to be the great protectors of their subjects and the feudal lords the great protectors of their serfs. – They may have saved them, sometimes, from hordes of barbarians, but not from themselves, as territorial rulers. - JZ, 2.7.08. - There are some others, like trade unions and armies of conscripts. – Some fanatic Muslims also want to impose the death penalty on those who dare to turn away from Islam. – JZ, 9.4.09. -

STATE: The State is unproductive. It can only give what it has previously taken.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.166. – JZ, tr. of: “Der Staat ist unproduktiv. Er kann nur geben, was er vorher genommen hat.” – With his legal tender monopoly money it also robs itself (e.g. when we can pay taxes to it in its depreciated money) and allows all debtors to rob their creditors of parts of what they owe them. – JZ, 13.4.09, 11.3.11.

STATE: the State machinery came to be the instrument of some dominant section within the community. Obedience to the law became habitual and spontaneous.” - F. A. E. Crew, Must Man Wage War? Thrift Books, London, 1952, p.27. - As if in its crimes acts all penalties for actions against the State had already been eliminated, as superfluous. - JZ, 11.3.11. 

STATE: The State makes no mistakes. It IS The Mistake.” – Siegfried Schwenke an Nando, 14.2.84. (“Der Staat macht keine Fehler, er ist der Fehler.”)

STATE: The State may therefore be defined as that organization which possesses either or both (in actual fact, almost always both) of the following characteristics: (a) it acquires its revenue by physical coercion (taxation); and (b) it achieves a compulsory monopoly of force and ultimate decision-making power over a given territorial area. - Both of these essential activities of the State necessarily constitute criminal aggression and depredation of the just rights of private property of its subjects (including self-ownership).” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.171.

STATE: The state means business.” – What a misnomer! “The State means force or coercion or mismanagement” – would be a more fitting expression. At best it is merely an incompetent yokel and the situation then becomes serious only when it is taken serious. – JZ, 1973/78. The territorial State is as unbusinesslike as possible. – JZ, 28.6.13.

STATE: The State might be considered as a utopian attempt to territorially reconcile the irreconcilable. In political, economic and social matters this is no more possible than it is in religious matters. All that can be achieved is that people leave each other, their faiths, ideologies and systems alone, with each doing his or her own things only for or to themselves, in free associations with like-minded people. Each territorial organization prevents rather than enables this rightful compromise, peaceful coexistence and competition. – JZ, 9.4.87, 29. 6. 08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE

STATE: The State moves from good to bad and from bad to ever worse.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in German, in LERNZIEL ANARCHY, No.16, p.12. – Retranslated by J.Z – Was there ever a really “good” government? – JZ, 5.7.08.

STATE: The State must die so that we can live.” – NEUE VIEHZUCHT, July-Sept. 1974. (“Der Staat muss sterben, damit wir leben koennen.”) - NWT

STATE: The State must go.” – Henrik Ibsen - It hasn't got legs to walk away. Few rulers ever abdicated. We must become individually free to separate ourselves from all it wrongful, all its territorial powers, by seceding from them and thus reducing its remaining powers to the exterritorial ones over its remaining volunteers. - JZ, 11.3.11. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

STATE: The State must not make man an instrument to subserve its arbitrary designs, and induce him to neglect for these his proper individual ends.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.108. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

STATE: The State needs you as an education-slave – to be indoctrinated with statism, as a tax slave, to finance all its wrongs and abuses, as a military slave, to defend its existence, as a subject-slave to obey its laws, institutions and bureaucrats, all primarily existing for the benefit of the territorial State, and its rulers, always under the pretence of serving you. - But what for do you need the territorial State or want it? What good could it do to you, when you are not a parasite? – JZ, 5.2.93. – Q.

STATE: The State neither knows nor can protect the public interest although, under the pretence of taking care of the public interest, almost all its servants do primarily take care of their own interests. – JZ, 30.1.87, 29.6.08. – PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST

STATE: the State never abdicates in the face of failure, but seeks to cover up its deficiencies with an extension of power.” - Frank Chodorov, One is a Crowd, p.128. – States as institutions can hardly abdicate. He should have spoken here of governments, rulers or politicians. – JZ – POWER, ABDICATION

STATE: The State no longer gives us sufficient protection against its criminals competing with it but concentrates, instead, on being the greatest criminal against our individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 30.3.84, 28.6.08.

STATE: The state not only failed; it crowded out institutions that might have succeeded.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.10. – Only the “competition” between territorial States is allowed, with all the troubles of that kind of monopolistic and coercive “competition”, not free competition against the territorial States - from exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, all of them secessionists from the territorial State. – JZ, 12.9.08. – TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, AUTHORITARIANISM VS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

STATE: The state of nature was, largely, a state of peace between human beings. They had only nature, wild beasts, diseases, the weather, the climate and natural catastrophes as enemies, not other men. But the territorial State organization of man, from its smallest tribal beginnings, was largely a state of war or a warfare State. – JZ, 5.8.92, 28.8.92, 2.7.08. – WARFARE STATE

STATE: The state of the economy is in a state – due to the State. – Territorial domination is not a good substitute for a quite free market in every sphere. - JZ, 2.5.93, 4.6.08. – ECONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, MARKET, PANARCHISM

STATE: The State of today confiscates every human being coming into its reach as a means to pursue its power aims.” – Otto Dibelius, speech, 27.4.47. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, POLICE STATES, POWER, LAWS, TAXATION

STATE: The State originated in conquest and confiscation, as a device for maintaining the stratification of society permanently into two classes - an owning and exploiting class, relatively small, and a property-less dependent class. Such measures of order and justice as it established were incidental and ancillary to this purpose; it was not interested in any that did not serve this purpose; and it resisted the establishment of any that were contrary to it. No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose than to enable the continuous economic exploitation of one class by another." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress

STATE: The State protects its citizens from every danger – except that which it itself constitutes for them.” – Graff. – The State only pretends to be able and willing to do that, to a sufficient degree, and some of its critics, like Graff, still fall for this pretence. – JZ, 2.7.08. –

STATE: The State protects neither the equal rights of all nor the interests of the majority but is merely an organization to legitimize mutual pocket theft with clear favoritism for a minority whose large-scale privileges are legally protected against all others and their assistants are well cared for, too. - K. H. Z. Solneman (K. H. Zube), LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr.2, S.27.

STATE: The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form.” – Gandhi. – He, too, did not distinguish territorial organizations with compulsory membership from voluntary ones with only exterritorial autonomy. If he had, India would have advanced much faster and with less or no bloodshed. – JZ, 6.10.07. - & VIOLENCE

STATE: the State resolves itself ultimately into a Parliamentary majority, and it is from this majority that we are to look for that judicial impartiality, undisturbed by passion, that superiority to selfish interests, that purer standard, which are to cure the wicked ways of natural liberty.” - George Joachim Goschen, Laissez-Faire and Government Interference, in: Herbert Spencer and the Limits of the State, ed. by Michael Taylor, p.90. - Is this a satirical remark or did he never listen to any parliamentary debate? - JZ, 11.3.11. - MAJORITY, PARTIES, IMPARTIALITY, PARLIAMENT, PASSION, SELF-INTEREST & NATURAL LIBERTY

STATE: The State seeks to hinder every free activity by its censorship, its supervision, its police, and holds this hindering to be its duty, because it is in truth a duty of self-preservation. The State wants to make something out of man, therefore there live in it only made men; everyone who wants to be his own self is its opponent.” – Max Stirner, Der Einzige und sein Eigentum. – The Ego and His Own. – quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations.

STATE: The State serves itself. It does not serve society but destroys it. – JZ, 4.7.92. – It does not serve man but uses him as a sacrificial animal in the pursuit of statist aims. – JZ, 2.7.08. Our “public servants” turned us, whether we like this or not, into servants of the State and its “public servants”. – JZ, 11.3.14. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TAX SLAVERY, CONSCRIPTION.

STATE: The state should avoid all solicitude for the positive welfare of its citizens, and not proceed a step further than is necessary for their mutual security and their protection against foreign enemies. It should imposed restrictions on freedom for no other purpose.” – K. W. von Humboldt: “Ideen zu einem Versuch die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staates zu bestimmen”, posthumously published 1851. – By now it has, mostly, demonstrated, that it cannot always or sufficiently provide market security and territorial defence but has e.g., rather engaged in a war against drugs, in victim disarmament and preparations for a general nuclear holocaust. – JZ, 16.10.85, 29.6.08. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE

STATE: The state should simply concentrate on maintaining in existence a situation where there should be as much freedom as possible for groups and individuals to pursue ends which they choose.” – David Nicholls, ed., The Pluralist State, 1975, p.105. – The territorial State is the least suitable organization for this. This is a utopian statist dream whose ideal could only be realized via xyz panarchies of volunteers, to a limited extent, for those, still believing in this utopian dream. – Compared with genuinely free societies and communities this utopia will also turn out to be a failure. But individual should be quite free to experiment with it, just like the socialist statists should be free to experiment with their utopia, making the usual mistakes, but this time at their own expense and risk only. - JZ, 8.8.86, 29.6.08, 13.4.09. – LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

STATE: The State simply is not necessary to the possibility of accomplishing any desirable aims, of solving any of life’s problems, of making any actual improvements, or of bringing about any desirable changes.” - George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66.

STATE: the state tends to “make man an instrument to serve its arbitrary ends, overlooking his individual purposes.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted by Noam Chomsky, “For Reasons of State”, p.180. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: The State then is the most flagrant negation, the most cynical and complete negation of humanity. It rends apart the universal solidarity of all men on earth, and it unites some of them only in order to destroy, conquer, and enslave all the rest.” – Bakunin. – Its supposed internal “unity” is also merely empire-building over very diverse groups within its frontiers. – JZ, 5.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, STATISM, WARFARE STATE

STATE: The State was constructed by Fichte thus, that it would be an institution made up out of individuals, only individuals, and every individual would be free to join a State league or not.” – Manfred Buhr on Fichte’s “Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution”, 1793. (“Den Staat konstruiert Fichte so, dass er eine aus Individuen und nur aus Individuen bestehende Institution ist, wobei es jedem Einzelwesen freisteht, durch Vertrag dem Staatsverband beizutreten oder nicht.”) – Not only entry but also separation or withdrawal or secession from it should be quite free, according to Fichte. – JZ, 2.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

STATE: The state was invented by those who wished to escape the law of competitive cooperation – by those who would be robbers through the exercise of political power.” – E. C. Riegel, Manarchy, on pa.116 of “Flight From Inflation”.– I like the term “manarchy”, that I had forgotten about, since I had copied this passage. It is close to Gian Pietro de Bellis coinage of “personarchy”, with which at least the feminists and women’s liberation people will be even more satisfied. – JZ, 3.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITION, COOPERATION, PERSONARCHY, MANARCHY, TAXATION,  PLUNDERBUND

STATE: the state was tyranny, be it empire or republic.” - D. W. Brogan, Proudhon, p.59. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State wastes lives, labor, wealth, and intelligence and achieves wars, oppression, exploitation, impoverishment, ignorance and prejudices as a result. – JZ, 9.6.99, 11.6.08.

STATE: The state, according to Tucker, is essentially a “mammoth organization, held together by usurpation and force.” Compelling the individual citizen to bow to its will rather than allowing him to follow his own internal mechanisms of control, the state forces all minor forms of organization within a society to become fashioned after its image.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.153/54. – It “generously” allows them to differ, by voluntary membership only, in most cases, but always only in minor affairs, e.g. chess clubs or coin or stamp collectors, etc. - but it certainly does not allow them, as yet, full exterritorial autonomy under personal law and individual or group secessionism as a first step towards full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – JZ, 4.7.08. – USURPATION, FORCE, STATISM, SUPPRESSION OF PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES AS “STATES WITHIN STATES”, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

STATE: The State, an organization of impunity.” – Don Werkheiser, December 1990. – The State has achieved or striven for immunity for all its actions while victimizing its subjects. – JZ, 23.3.91.

STATE: The State, any State, is so far from being an all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipotent and benevolent agency that it incapacitates itself and its subjects by the inevitably wrongful and irrational territorial monopoly and its compulsory organization, by many of its irrational, incompetent, inconsistent and contradictory or even quite arbitrary actions and methods. – It passed more laws and regulations than its official can possibly apply or even complete know. - JZ 1.3.89, 29.6.08. – FLOOD OF LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS, STATISM

STATE: The State, by its very nature, does not function but merely malfunctions – like a cancer in the social body. – JZ, 26.8.85.

STATE: The State, even as a free state, is to be complete rejected, because it cannot fulfill the tasks of human society.” – John Henry Mackay, Stirner, S. 141.

STATE: The State, every State, as an institution, is intrinsically the enemy of the people over which it can maintain jurisdiction.” – L. Labadie, What Is Man’s Destiny? – It would be quite different if it could be or would be confined to volunteers only and exterritorial autonomy. Since, historically, at least degrees of this voluntary and exterritorial autonomy were practised, it cannot be rightly said that it would be impossible or impractical. Except in three major spheres, which are still territorially monopolized, man does already live largely panarchistically and takes it for granted. The three territorially practiced monopoly spheres of present States and governments are those of political, economic and social systems. Their numerous wrongs and abuses, high costs in lives, labor and money, cry out for their gradual, peaceful replacement through individually chosen alternatives, i.e. for full experimental freedom for volunteers in these spheres as well, for panarchism or whatever one is inclined to call the alternatives and their peaceful coexistence in the same territories. In all other spheres this peaceful coexistence, this kind of voluntarism does already exist and is largely taken for granted. – Just a “little” rethinking is required, some enlightenment, some self-education, the application of some moral and rational self-interest, an extension of the principle and practice of tolerance towards tolerant people. - JZ, 10.4.09. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STATE: The State, however, can only grow at the expense of society’s health and growth.” – Gary Courtney, THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER, No.2, 1976. – VS. SOCIETY

STATE: The State, in other words, is legalized oppression.” - William Archibald Dunning: A History of Political Theories, from Rousseau to Spencer, N.Y., 1920, p.363. – Summing up Gumplowicz, Loria and Oppenheimer.

STATE: The State, in short, subjects people, whereas society associates them voluntarily.” – Felix Morley, State and Society, in Templeton, The Politicization of Society, p.58. – SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The state, in Stirner’s opinion, is the product of man’s proclivity to run society through law, the courts, and the police. …” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.180. – With all of them provided only as territorial monopoly institutions. – JZ, 13.4.09.

STATE: the state, in the last analysis, has absolutely nothing to offer that it has not already expropriated from its subjects.” – Felix Morley, State and Society, quoted in Templeton: The Politicization of Society, p.75. - When it comes to public debts, then it promises to tax FUTURE tax slaves to cover these "debts". - JZ, 11.3.11. 

STATE: the State, in the words of Albert Jay Nock, “claims and exercises a monopoly of crime” over its territorial area. - Murray N. Rothbard, Society Without A State, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Jan. 75. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The State, instead of being the guardian of the weak, the dispenser of justice, on close investigation turns out to be the convenient instrument of strong, crafty and ambitious men to further their own interests.” – William Bailie, Josiah Warren, p.xxxvii. – POWER ADDICTS, POLITICIANS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, EXPLOITATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

STATE: The state, liberty’s arch foe throughout history, has increased its powers, scope, and – most significantly – acceptance, every single year of the American republic. Each year has brought more and not less state power.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.25/26. – That is true for most of the territorial States but not for the personal law societies and communities of recorded history. See e.g. Macaulay on the “Laws of the Barbarians”. – JZ, 28.6.13. – STATISM, OBEDIENCE, TERRITORIALISM VS. THE PERSONAL LAW TRADITION

STATE: the State, no more than any individual in the State, may inflict injustice on anyone.” - Lord Hugh Cecil, Conservatism, p.164.

STATE: the state, the biggest manufacturer of dependency, despondency and dullness, …” - For Kant, “anarchy is the union of freedom and rules in the absence of force.” (1798, Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.). - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. – - ANARCHY

STATE: The State, the worst calculation error in History.” – Paul C. Martin, quoted, not literally, in ESPERO 10. –TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, STATISM

STATE: The State, then, is not simply a part of society. The brunt of this part of the present volume, in fact, is to demonstrate that the State is not, as most utilitarian free-market economists like to think, a legitimate social institution that tends to be bumbling and inefficient in most of its activities. On the contrary, the State is an inherently illegitimate institution of organized aggression, of organized and regularized crime against the persons and properties of its subjects. Rather than necessary to society, it is a profoundly anti-social institution, which lives parasitically off the productive activities of private citizens. Morally it must be considered as illegitimate and outside of the ordinary libertarian legal system (such as adumbrated in Part II above), which delimits and insures the rights and just properties of private individual citizens. Thus, from the point of view of justice and morality, the State can own no property, require no obedience, enforce no contracts made with it, and indeed, cannot exist at all.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.186. - SOCIETY, JUSTICE, MORALITY, PROPERTY

STATE: The state, then, is the modern golden calf, with this essential difference, that its power is demonstrable, not assumed; it can and does guide, direct, and harbor all of us. (*) Hence we adore it, make sacrifices to it, and never question its infallibility, even if we detect imperfections in his hierarchy. The current president may be in error, but the state can do not wrong.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.408. - “It’s Fun to Fight”:the worship of the state”. - (*) Mis-guide, mis-direct and endanger and exploit almost all of us. – JZ, 2.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS

STATE: The State, then, is the most flagrant negation, the most cynical and complete negation of humanity. It rends apart the universal solidarity of all men upon earth, and it unites some of them only in order to destroy, conquer, and enslave all the rest.” – Michael Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism, 1867. – MODERN FEUDALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The state, this Moloch of frightful countenance, receives everything, does everything, knows everything, and ruins everything. Every state function is a misfortune. State art is a misfortune, state ownership of shipping, state victualizing – the litany could be extended indefinitely. … If men had but a faint idea of the abyss toward which they are moving, the number of suicides would increase, for we are approaching a complete destruction of human personality. The state is that frightful machine which swallows living men and spews them out again as dead ciphers. Human life has now no secrets, no intimacy, neither in material affairs nor in spiritual; all corners are smelled into, all movements measured; everyone is locked into his cell and numbered, just as in a prison.” – Mussolini, quoted by Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.241. – R .R. added: “This was written a few years before the “March on Rome”; the new revelation, therefore, came quite quickly to Mussolini,…“

STATE: the state, which bred the monopoly whose festering, cancerous growth has destroyed the fine cellular tissue of social relationships.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.246. - MONOPOLIES

STATE: The State … will become nothing more than a simple business office, a sort of central bookkeeping department, devoted to the service of Society.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Selected Works, p.222. - At least here he did not envision competing governments and free societies but only a single territorial society. All kinds of governments for their kinds of governmentalists and all kinds of free societies for all kinds of anarchists and libertarians! That requires the exterritorial autonomy or voluntary model of organization. - JZ, 24.11.02. , FORCE, ANARCHISM, LEGALISM, LAWS, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS SOCIETIES & GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, BAKUNIN AS STATIST

STATE: The State’s officials have committed more crimes and done more harm to peaceful citizens than all the private criminals have, between them. – However, they can safely legalize their crimes and leave their execution to professionals paid out of tax funds, out of the inflation tax and out of public debts imposed upon the population and they sanction them through lies and propaganda. – That applies not only to wars but also to peace-time measures like the war against drugs and poverty. The former increased the drug problem and the latter increased poverty. – JZ, 11.03.05, 29.11.07. - GOVERNMENTS & CRIME

STATE: The states as such have no purpose; only the rulers have.” – Menger, quoted in Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.202. – PURPOSE, RULERS, LEADERSHIP

STATE: The statists have their flags, symbols and justifications; paid jurists in the service of the State or of the groups which dominate it, theologians and philosophers supply them with the desired arguments but none of them can deny that their State is an association resting upon compulsion, in which rulers and ruled do not coexist under real equality according to free agreements.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr.3. („Die Etatisten haben ihre Fahnen, Symbole und Rechtfertigungen; bezahlte und im Dienste des Staates oder der ihn beherrschenden Gruppen stehende Juristen, Theologen und Philosophen liefern die gewuenschten Argumente; aber sie alle koennen nicht leugnen, dass ihr Staat eine auf Zwang beruhende Vereinigung ist, in der sich Herrschende und Beherrschte, nicht wirklich Gleichberechtigte in freiem Zusammenschluss gegenueberstehen.“)

STATE: The strongest anti-state sentiments of all came from Emil Brunner, an underrated theologian long overshadowed by Barth. Brunner wrote that “Every State represents human sin on the large scale; in the growth of every 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.” In fact, it is Brunner, not Joseph Peden, who commented: “The true dominion of Christ, and what we call the State, are fundamentally opposed.” – J. D. Doenecke, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 7/77. - Has Christianity ever been a sufficient counter-force to territorial statism? - I deny that it has and that it ever could be. - JZ, 11.3.11. – STATISM, CHRISTIANITY,

STATE: the tendency in the modern state for men to become the mere subjects of administration. – H. J. Laski, The Pluralistic State, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.150.

STATE: The territorial and interventionist State organization is as absurd as would be an attempt to unite all sorts of sports clubs, i.e. football, soccer, basketball, cricket, ski- and tennis clubs, as well as all other clubs, chess- bridge-, poetry-, folk-singing- jazz-, dance-, computer-clubs, all the various hobby and crafts and arts groups, into a single common territorial club, with common office bearers, a common institution, common levies and a common budget, all this upon the hope to decide all their likely disagreements via majority voting or “expert” advice. – JZ, 21.7.87. – If there ever was an unrealizable utopia, this is it. What makes anyone believe that the great variety of political, social and economical beliefs can be territorially united any more than religious beliefs? That religions cannot be thus united, is sufficiently proven by now. Even Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists are not united but split into numerous sects. Why assume different results in these three most important spheres? Haven’t their differences led already to enough wars and despotisms? – JZ, 1.7.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The territorial State does not represent social forces, principles and institutions but anti-social ones. It is a parasite upon societies and suppressor of free societies. – JZ, 18.4.98, 27.5.08. - SOCIETY

STATE: The territorial State establishes and protects primarily monopolies, powers and coercive laws, and its “property”, rather than upholding individual rights and liberties. As a territorial power it is not primarily interested in individual rights and liberties, which would oppose its powers in every respect. – JZ, 13.2.92, 1.7.08.

STATE: The territorial State has some aims and practices which correspond to certain types of intolerant, leftist, egalitarian and authoritarian “anarchism”: 1.) Uniform property or anti-property laws for all. Instead of as much or as little private or cooperative property as people with to peacefully acquire and hold. 2.) A single and uniform territorial systems for the whole population of various statists and various anarchists in certain territories. 3.) Taxation, regulations or prohibitions against “excess” profits, interest, speculation, property. 4.) Domination over dissenters. E.g. some Spanish anarchists, during the Spanish Civil War, murdered some priest instead of upholding religious liberty. 5.) Individual and group secessions not allowed, not even seriously considered. 6.) No competitive and voluntary alternative community, society or government systems, tolerantly practiced, only among volunteers und personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, are allowed in the same territory. The anarchists would not allow statist communities of volunteers and the statist would suppress the full exterritorial autonomy of anarchists. 7.) Use of force against dissenters, who e.g. want to defend their right of property or their right to work or their right not to work. – JZ, ca. Jan. 95 & 29.5.08. & FORMS OF AUTHORITARIANISM & EGALITARIAN ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, ANARCHIST SPECTRUM, STATISM

STATE: The territorial State is a coercive and corrupt perversion of society – and thus no one should be obliged or forced to participate in or to remain subject to it. – JZ, 27.2.89, 1.7.08.

STATE: The territorial State is a well organized attack upon voluntary organization, upon all its peaceful and tolerant dissenters, via imposed territorial and monopoly constitutions, governments, laws and administrations, jurisdiction, taxation, police and prisons. The wrongs involved are not diminished but also practised by some dissenting groups, including those, calling themselves “freedom fighters”, all too often aiming at or becoming territorial oppressors and exploiters themselves. – JZ, 19.4.93, 4.6.08, 25.6.13. – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, DISSENTERS, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The territorial State is such a primitive attempt to organize for security that it causes, in the average and in the long run, more internal and external insecurity than the security it attempts to establish and protect. – JZ, 21.2.89, 1.7.08. – SECURITY, PROTECTION, PEACE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, WELFARE STATE

STATE: The territorial State is the main barrier not only to the free and honest acquisition of wealth but also to peace, justice, freedom, progress, enlightenment and happiness. – JZ, 26.3.93, 4.6.08.

STATE: The territorial State is the product of political, economic and social prejudices and, especially, of ignorance and intolerance in these spheres. – JZ, 20.12.87.

STATE: The territorial State is the worst protection racked of all. – JZ, 27.2.96.

STATE: The thing which I attack, and which for want of a better word I call the State, has been created and developed within a mere matter of half my own little lifetime. It now absorbs the grater part of all our resources, affects most of our actions, and warps our minds.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.151. – Was he really in favor of the previous forms of territorial States? – JZ, 4.6.08.

STATE: The thrust of Rothbard’s argument is that classical liberalism and every other form of “archism”, which hopes to use the State to perform socially useful functions, rests on a tragically flawed series of naïve assumptions: (a) that the State is needed to perform certain objectives, limited tasks, (b) that with the State performing these tasks, society can and will be a net social beneficiary and (c) that the State can be entrusted to restrict itself to only those prescribed tasks. That which is born of the Original Sin of aggressive monopoly and taxation can hardly be expected to offer the saving grace for social intercourse later on down the line.” - Walter Grinder on Rothbard: For a New Liberty.

STATE: the true nature of the State, namely a coercive organization, without any alternative to itself.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.120. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM

STATE: the unique capacity of the State to maximize the effects of wrongdoing.” – Bill Buckley, NATIONAL REVIEW, 13.2.60, p.98.

STATE: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government …” – US Constitution, Article 4, Section 4. - It does not guarantee to every citizen the State or society of his or her choice but suppresses that right by means of "the" vote, which denies that individual choice vote. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – STATE RIGHTS, FEDERALISM, REPUBLICANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREE CHOICE OF SOCIETIES OR GOVERNMENTS, SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM & ITS VOTING, CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS WHOLE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS

STATE: The Voluntaryist … stating that, during the 20th century, while twenty-two people out of every ten thousand died as a result of war, three hundred forty-ninefifteen times as manydied as a result of “other” government activity, meaning death camps, extermination marches, and artificial famines. … government is a greater danger – fifteen times greater – than anything it claims … it protects us from.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.44/45. – And the war victims, those of civil wars and violent revolutions, are also the results of territorial statism. – JZ, 27.9.07. - STATISM & GOVERNMENTAL MURDERS, MAKE A FARCE OF “GOVERNMENTAL PROTECTION, DEMOCIDE, GENOCIDE, WAR, MASS MURDERS, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: The weakness of the State lies in the fact that it is but an aggregate of humans; its strength derives from the general ignorance of this truism. From earliest times the covering up of this vulnerability has engaged the ingenuity of the politician; all manner of argument has been adduced to give the State a superhuman character, …” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.108. – If F. C. were right, then I would defeat a police State just by knocking out one or a few policemen. But what is the likely outcome of such an attempt? – JZ, 28.6.08. - The potential strengths of voluntarism, competition, tolerance for the tolerant, self-help, self-responsibility, freedom of contract, experimentation and laissez faire in every sphere are underestimated while the strengths of monopolism, coercion, compulsion, fear and threats are over-estimated. Once people are free to sort themselves out into their wanted personal law societies, their strength will be multiplied. Under territorialism the State can set them against each other, with all groups striving for a territorial monopoly for itself and thus weakening each other. – JZ, 11.3.14.

STATE: The welfare state - and state - is an end in itself. It's the way for a few to impose their will on the many. And Judas priest, how those few do want to! Need to.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.189. - WELFARE STATE, IMPOSITIONS, MINORITY RULE, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, DOMINATION, RULE OF THE FEW, POWER MONGERS, POWER ADDICTS, LEADERSHIP

STATE: The whole process comes down to the substitution of force for freedom.” – Henry Regnery, MODERN AGE, Winter 1971, p. 25, quoted in PURSUIT, 3/72.

STATE: The whole structure on Earth was one social indignity after another heaped on its members … The whole mess was a travesty, perpetuated by cowards, moral and physical, on an apathetic, indolent majority.” – Anne McCaffrey, Decision at Doona, p.90.

STATE: The word state is identical with the word war. Each state tries to weaken and ruin another in order to force upon that other its laws, its policies and its commerce, and to enrich itself thereby.” – P. A. Kropotkin, Paroles d’un revolté, 1884. – While it gains more power and money in this way, at the same time, it subjugates, kills or impoverishes most of its subjects. – JZ, 29.6.08. – STATISM, IMPERIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, AGGRESSION, WARFARE STATE

STATE: The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.” – Sir Walter Raleigh. – Quoted on page 228 of Bachman’s Book for Freedom Quotations, BY Michael Ivens and Reginald Dunstan, Bachman & Turner, 1978, ISBN 0 85974 068 4, indexed, 286 pages. - The same could be said of territorial States, organized as “nation”- States, under the pretence that they do really represent unified or uniform “nations”. – JZ, 1.7.08. – Territorial States have frontiers that are, sometimes, even better guarded than are the walls of maximum-security prisons. We ought to work towards the biggest “prison-breaks” ever. – JZ, 21.4.89. – And towards our fraternization or separate peace treaty with our supposed enemies on the other side, the captive peoples of their territorial government, over the heads of our rulers. The panarchist platform should come to appeal to most of the diverse groups in all the territorial States. Especially since our rulers are armed with mass extermination devices, i.e., anti-people weapons. They can hardly use them within their own territories and against liberators next to them. – JZ, 1.7.08, 11.3.11. – FRONTIERS, STATES AS PRISONS, BORDERS, WALLS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FRATERNIZATION, CAPTIVE PEOPLES UNDER TERRITORIRALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, WARFARE STATES, NWT

STATE: The worship of the State is the modern substitute for religion. The State becomes a unique institution and honored according to a ritual that overshadows all other religious systems. The new God has its priests, its churches, its splitting into sects, its trials of witches, its pyres, its thought police, compared with which the medieval Inquisition can appear as a liberal institution.” – Dr. Herbert Stegemann, DER TAGESSPIEGEL, 25.11.51. (JZ tr. of: “Die Vergoetzung des Staates ist der moderne Religionsersatz. Der Staat wird zu einem Wesen voellig eigener Art gestempelt und nach einem Ritus verehrt, der all anderen Religionssysteme in den Schatten stellt. Der neue Goetze hat seine Priester, seine Kultusstaetten, seine Aufspaltungen und Sekten, seine Hexenprozesse, seine Scheiterhaufen, seine Gedankenpolizei, mit der verglichen die mittelalterliche Inquisition als eine liberale Einrichtung erscheint.“) – STATISM AS A RELIGION

STATE: The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster. – Ludwig von Mises- GOVERNMENT, DISASTERS, WRONGS, EVILS, CRISES, CATASTROPHES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Theological monarchy had done its time, and was now followed by military monarchy. Church and State had oppressed mankind together; henceforth the State oppressed for its own sake. And this was the genuine idea which came with the Renaissance, according to which the State alone governs, and all other things obey.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.273. – STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Theoretically, the State is a protector of the rights of subjects; practically, the State continually plays the part of aggressor. – Herbert Spencer, Political Fetishism. [First published in THE READER for June 10, 1865.] – In Essays: Scientific, Political, and Speculative, vol. 3, at - Pointed out by Jacque SheeteAnother 2000+ Libertarian Quotes – Facebook, 2.10.12.

STATE: There are no crimes against the State; there are no crimes without victims.” - Anderson/Miles, Constitution, p.15. - Individual and minority group secessionism is obviously not victimizing anyone but offers a chance for the liberation of everyone. - JZ, 16.11.02. – However, from my panarchist position, it would also be a crime to destroy those institutions, which statists do want for themselves, exterritorially, under personal law, i.e. at their own expense and risk. – JZ. 25.6.13. - CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE? EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, EVEN STATISTS, WHEN ORGANIZED & ACTING AS TOLERANT PANARCHISTS, VICTIMLESS "CRIMES", SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS SOCIEITES OF VOLUNTEERS

STATE: There are no states in nature, except among monstrosities like the ants.” – T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, p.125.

STATE: There are no statist solutions. There are only human solutions. And these are made impossible by the State.” – Georg Kaiser. – SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS, LAWS

STATE: There are therefore few to say a good word for the laboriously manufactured labor theory of value, or to give even lip service to the Marxist many-worded theory of surplus value, which was the keystone of his theory of exploitation, which in turn was the basis for his indictment of capitalism. The Russian “experiment” has shown that the state can be built on the bones of the proletariat, as well as on the bones of capitalists, and this “withering away of the state” theory has gone the way of all his notions. …” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.84. - MARX & MARXISM, COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM, PROLETARIAT

STATE: There is a sort of empirical generalization that it costs the state twice as much to do anything as it costs private enterprise, whatever it is. – My son (*) once called my attention to this generalization, and it is amazing how accurate it is. …” - Milton Friedman, From Galbraith to Economic Freedom, p.57. - (*) David Friedman, Assistant Professor of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia

STATE: There is but one effective way to rid ourselves of the oppressive power of the state. It is not to shoot it to death; it is not to vote it to death. It is not even to persuade it to death. It is rather to starve it to death. – Power feeds on its spoils, and dies when its victims refuse to be despoiled.” – Ken Knudsen, THE VOLUNTARYIST, No.6. – If taxation were already voluntary and if we were voluntary members State subjects or members of personal law societies, that would be wonderful. If we had these option for ourselves, i.e., if we could freely secede and establish or choose voluntaristic and free societies for ourselves, then we should not try to deprive the remaining statists of their expensive and dangerous hobby, which would then no longer be a burden for us but merely an educational and deterrent example for all somewhat moral and rational people, who would have opted out from under it. – JZ, 28.6.08, 11.3.11.

STATE: There is no reason, there is only a lazy nonchalance, which makes the state so all-powerful in the citizens’ private affairs today.” - Graham Hutton, Agenda for a Free Society – The Individual and Society. - Statism is more than mere nonchalance, apathy, indifference and negligence, it amounts to the sanction of the victims, to degrees of voluntary slavery by territorial monopoly States. – JZ, 1.7.08, 11.3.14.

STATE: there is no satisfactory rational argument in support of the State.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.75. – A rational or moral argument is not needed for statists, of all kinds, as long as they confine their statism exterritorially to their own volunteers. I found no moral or rational argument for territorial domination by anyone, not even by a “limited” government. Have you? – JZ, 9.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

STATE: There is no State – except in the minds of those who believe in it.” – The Wolverine, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10.7.72. – And even there it exists, just like the God notion, in the same or other heads, only as a false assumption or conclusion, an error or a myth, conviction or faith. Alas, it induces these people to commit all kinds of immoral, intolerant, even criminal and aggressive actions and to that extent it is a real threat. – JZ, 5.7.08.

STATE: There is no State – of mind. – JZ, 13.12.87.

STATE: There is no such thing as a crime against an aggressor. The State is the Aggressor. There is not crime against the State.” - John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.155. – JZ tr. of: “Es gibt kein Verbrechen gegen den Angreifer. Der Staat ist der Angreifer. Es gibt kein Verbrechen gegen den Staat.“ – AGGRESSION, CRIME

STATE: there is no such thing as revolutionary power, for all power is reactionary by nature: power corrupts both those who exercise it and those over whom it is exercised; those who think they can conquer the State, in order to destroy it, are unaware that the State overcomes all its conquerors; …” - Albert Meltzer: A New World in Our Hearts, p. 60. – If that were true, why even bother to try to criticize it? - JZ, 11.3.11. - CONQUEST, POWER, REVOLUTION

STATE: There is not such thing as a non-aggressive government.” – J. Michael Oliver, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 7/77, p.5. – Correct for all existing territorial States. (*) But freely competing governments, with voluntary members and subjects only, are at least conceivable and have historically existed as personal law associations. Seeing the multitude of statists they are likely to come into existence in the future, too, at least for a while. Therefore we should not only envision various free societies and communities of volunteers for our future world but also governments of statists doing their things among themselves. That will be the line of least resistance for all self-liberation efforts. We need the equivalent to religious tolerance or religious liberty in the political, economic and social spheres, with all statism confined to the remaining statists and neither statist nor free communities claiming any territorial monopoly any longer. – JZ, 28.6.08. – (*) Even the miniature States do somewhat tax their subjects or subject them to monetary despotism and to territorial legislation. – JZ, 13.4.09, 11.3.14. – However, WIKIPEDIA lists now 21 small States without a standing army. – JZ, 28.6.13. – PANARCHISM, STANDING ARMIES, AGGRESSION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: there is nothing like a good war – a lovely massacre and a great blood bath – to found an unquestionable and ‘legal’, in quotes, new state.” - Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.535. – LEGITIMACY, TERRITORIALISM, NATION-BUILDING, CONQUESTS, EMPIRES, WAR, REVOLUTION

STATE: There is nothing new in state interventionism. It is as old and reactionary as societal organization itself. Always, when it permeates the body politic, it kills the nation.” – Spruille Braden - According to this statement, we are all already dead and in Hell, Heaven or Nirwana or merely in a dream-world. - JZ, 11.3.11. - IS NOT A PROTECTOR BUT A KILLER & DESTROYER, INTERVENTIONISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: There is nothing that the State currently provides through theft and coercion that free human beings cannot provide at a lower cost and higher quality through voluntary interaction in the market place. – Justin Stout,, quoted by Dale Ogden sharing Justin Stout's photo. Facebook 31.7.12

STATE: There is nothing wrong with the State that free competition with it could not cure. – JZ, 18.3.84. – That the territorial State does not permit this competition is the main point of what is wrong with it. – JZ, 13.4.09. - Is it possible to eliminate or demolish the idea and thereby the practice of territorialism, first in the minds of the lovers freedom, peace, justice, progress, enlightenment, prosperity and then even in the minds of territorial statists, who would thereby quite easily and lastingly get rid of their internal opposition and their perpetual struggle against each other? Can we make them see the light at least in this respect? Are our ideas, arguments and references already good enough to achieve that? - JZ, 11.3.11. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE ON THE ONLY POSSIBLE BASIS FOR IT. PANARCHISM, PLOLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, SECESSIONISM, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, ENLIGHTENMENT VS. TERRITORIALISM, Q.

STATE: There is now an inverse relationship between the state’s interests in and efforts to protect people from other people and from themselves: the more politicians protect people from harming themselves, the more they fail to protect them from being harmed by others. The upshot is a system of government ever more zealous to protect the people from driving cars without seatbelts, riding on motorcycles without crash helmets, and eating or drinking substances containing cyclamates, while leaving them ever more unprotected against murderers and muggers, rapists and robbers.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.77. – As if they had ever been good or good enough at the second job! - JZ, 11.3.11. - PROTECTION, CRIME, GOVERNMENT

STATE: There is of course a difference between the State and government. Within a given territory, the State remains while governments come and go. The government is that body within the State, which claims legitimate authority to make laws; it also directs and controls the State apparatus. It follows certain procedures for obtaining and using power, based in a constitution or on custom. Tucker defined the State as a ‘monopoly of government’ in a particular area, and government as an ‘invasion of the individual’s private sphere’.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.19. – The victims of both, territorial States and territorial governments, when they are not constituting the majority, one recognized by the territorial regime, get only 3 choices: 1.) to submit or, 2.) at best, to emigrate to another territorial State and government, hopefully not as bad, and submit to it, or 3.) to try to change the State, while it still has its territorial monopoly, trying to achieve this for years to decades, in the case of anarchists, for centuries, i.e. to radically change public opinion and territorial States and governments. Not much of a choice, really. – JZ, 4.6.08, 11.3.14. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: There is, for instance, a continual insistence that the State can only function through individuals, and that those individuals are no wiser or better than ourselves. Accordingly, all mystical worship of the State must be scrupulously criticized and all fine phrases about "higher unity" translated, as the Utilitarians demanded, into terms of human happiness or suffering.” - Ivor Brown, English Political Theory, Methuen, London, 1920, p.134. - Does it function or rather malfunction when it is territorially organized, with compulsory membership and laws for all living in a territory, whether members of the government, voluntary subjects, or opponents? - JZ, 23.1.02. 11.3.11, 11.3.14. - & INDIVIDUALS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATE: There, where the State ceases, only there begins the kind of man who is not superfluous.” – Nietzsche – JZ tr. of: “Dort, wo der Staat aufhoert, da erst beginnt der Mensch, der nicht ueberfluessig ist.”

STATE: There, where the state ceaseth – pray look thither my brethren! Do you not see it, the rainbow and the bridges of the Superman?” – Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. – Not the Superman but the free man, making his own choices for himself, however good or bad they are for himself and his voluntary associates. - JZ, 11.3.11, 11.3.14. - PANARCHISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: They are prisoners of a state that has bound them soul and mind and now they must be released from this trap so that they can find a new meaning, a new being …” - Thomas N. Scortia, The Armageddon Tapes, Tape II, p.104, in CONTINUUM 2. – Only those should be liberated who wish to be liberated or shown how to liberate themselves, as much as they want to be and can be, by their own actions, their own societies and communities, after effectively seceding from "their" territorial State. They would be the natural allies of all those, who are already somewhat liberated and e.g. organized in various panarchistic governments and societies of volunteers, all only for their present and future volunteers. So far they are only secret and suppressed allies, whom the territorial governments have only very rarely recognized as such but keep e.g. air-raiding in wars, blockading in peace or even threatening with ABC mass murder devices, upon the principle and practice of collective responsibility for the criminal actions of their rulers. - JZ, 11.3.11, 11.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, NWT, AIR RAIDS, WARFARE METHODS, WAR AIMS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

STATE: They have accepted new ideas which put their God-given rights at the mercy of the state, which is, by its nature, an amoral and, thus, a godless apparatus.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.23. – In any "god" we have as useless an ally as with any authoritarian and territorial government. The idea of it and its supposedly holy writs, do still induce all too many people to commit quite immoral actions. When even their God, according to their “holy” book records, commits atrocities, according to the “principle” of collective responsibility, then what can one expect from those, who worship him, her or it? - JZ, 11.3.11. - MORALITY, ETHICS, COLLECIVE RESPONSIBLITY

STATE: They started in the dusty past when some nameless raider first spared his victim in order to enslave him. As the communities thus created came into existence, a uniform “political” attitude came into being. They became what we now call “nations”, and as these “nations” devoured one another to become Empires, States became steadily more complex. But they never lost their character as an explicit instrument of exploitation. They existed, and exist today, as a mechanism for letting one group of people live off the toil of another. Today we talk of this as “redistribution of income”: and that is the clue that now, after two centuries, the great experiment of Jefferson and Madison has come to naught. Washington, D.C. is like all the rest.” - Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.11. - TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE

STATE: Thiers stresses expressly that the comparison of the State with an insurance company would be the most rightful and exact one that one could apply. – Thiers, De la propriété, nouvelle edition, 1849, p. 202.” – Referred to on p.258 of Gustav Cohn, “System der Finanzwissenschaft”, Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Eule, 1899, according to a letter by Ulrich von Beckerath. - Provided only any territorial State could and would only supply those services which its subjects, not being exclusively voluntary members, do want it to provide them with, all as items of individualized insurance contracts. – While this covers the welfare aspect, it does not cover the juridical and physical protection and defence aspects, which may have to be provided separately, upon individual contracts by individual contracts with corresponding federations of such corporations or societies. Ulrich von Beckerath often stated that the insurance would be the best that one could ascribe to any State in intentions or mere beliefs. The practice differs naturally very greatly from this ideal and so does its provision of protective, defensive, juridical and penal services. But then U. v. Beckerath wanted all public services competitively and variously, or “panarchistically” or exterritorially supplied, by different communities and societies of volunteers. Moreover, he thought to be rightful and necessary an ideal militia force of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties, as the ultimate sovereign force, one superior to “the people” or “the population”, which might be, sometimes and at least in some locations, no more than an ignorant, prejudiced and fanatical mob. He wished to see such militias locally organized, self-managed and self-mobilizing, self-trained, self-armed and self-mobilizing and also federated, nation- and world-wide, as the ultimate of the rightful use of force. In Washington’s words: “As a standard to which the wise and honest would repair.” – Almost all police forces, and all armies and militias, including Washington’s were until now mostly very far from this ideal. – At times, not always and everywhere, Cromwell’s “Ironsides” and the original American militias came close, as close as they could come under the still all too limited knowledge and appreciation of all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 30.6.08, 11.3.11.

STATE: This ‘conquest of the State’ which hypnotizes so many brains.” - Hyacinthe Dubreuil, A Chance for Everybody, p.30. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTION

STATE: This century the anarchist critique of the State has become more sophisticated. Gustav Landauer has suggested that ‘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.’ Only when people make the existing connection between them a bond in an organic community can the legal order of the State be made obsolete.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.21. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, EXPERIMENTATION, SECESSION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: this shift of power, from the individual to the State, has been the death sentence for every civilization before us.” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.9, under the heading: Emergence of the American Superstate. – POWER, CITIZENS, STATISM, SUPER-STATE, IMPERIALISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: This support need not be active enthusiasm to be effective; it can just as well be passive resignation. But support there must be. For if the bulk of the public were really convinced of the illegitimacy of the State, if it were convinced that the State is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large, then the State would soon collapse to take on no more status or breadth of existence than another Mafia gang. Hence the necessity of the State’s employment of ideologists; and hence the necessity of the State’s age-old alliance with the Court Intellectuals who weave the apologia for the State rule.” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.168. - "It is ultimately ideas that determine which way the soldiers point their guns." - Mises in Human Action. - IDEOLOGY, SOLDIERS, DISOBEDIENCE, LIBERATION, DES., IDEAS, ARMED FORCES, ENEMIES, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REVOLUTIONS, LIBERATION, DESERTION

STATE: Throughout history, states have existed as instruments for organizing predation and exploitation. It doesn’t matter much which group of people happen to gain control of the State at any given time, whether it be oriental despots, kings, landlords, privileged merchants, army officers or Communist parties. The result is everywhere and always the coercive mulcting of the mass of the producers …” - Murray N. Rothbard, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p.61, Harper & Row, 1972, ed. by Dorothy Buckton James, 429 pages, ISBN 06-043265-9. – TAXATION, MONOPOLISM, EXPLOITATION

STATE: Thus the State is a coercive criminal organization that subsists by a regularized large-scale system of taxation-theft and gets away with it by engineering the support of the majority (not, again, of everyone) through securing an alliance with a group of opinion-moulding intellectuals whom it rewards with a share in its power and pelf. – But there is another vital aspect of the State that needs to be considered. There is one critical argument for the State that now comes into view: namely, the implicitly argument that the State apparatus really and properly owns the territorial area over which it claims jurisdiction. The State, in short, arrogates to itself a monopoly of force, of ultimate decision-making power, over a given territorial area – larger or smaller depending on historical conditions, and on how much it has been able to wrest from other States. If the State may be said to properly own its territory, then it is proper for it to make rules for anyone who presumes to live in that area. It can legitimately seize or control private property because there is no private property in its area, because it really owns the entire land surface. …” - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.170. - TERRITORIALISM, PROPERTY, MONOPOLY OF FORCE, STATISM

STATE: To be an anarchist only means that you believe that aggression is not justified, and that (*) states necessarily employ aggression. And, therefore, that states, and the aggression they necessarily employ, are unjustified. It's quite simple, really. It's an ethical view, so no surprise it confuses utilitarians.” - N. Stephan Kinsella - (*) territorial - JZ - ANARCHISM & AGGRESSION

STATE: To entrust the government with the power of determining the education which our children receive is entrusting our servant with the power to be our master.” – David Nasaw -  Compare Rothbard’s essay: Education, Free and Compulsory. - COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, EDUCATION CONTROL, SCHOOLS & THE STATE, CHILDREN'S & PARENTS' RIGHTS

STATE: To give all power to the State renders society and the individual impotent, while giving no real and creative potency to the State. – JZ, 4.11.76.

STATE: To many of its citizens the territorial State has inevitably the relationship of a rapist, robber and slave master. – JZ, 17.2.84.

STATE: To prove, that these sort of policed societies are a violation offered to nature, and a constraint upon the human mind, it needs only to look upon the sanguinary measures and instruments of violence which are everywhere used to support them.” - Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, p.34. - VIOLENCE

STATE: To Rothbard the State is nothing more or less than the very epitome of aggression, predation and exploitation.” - Walter Grinder on Rothbard: For a New Liberty, BOOKS FOR LIBERTARIANS, 4/73. – WARFARE STATE

STATE: To the extent that our State really protects life, liberty, rights and property, I am not its enemy. I am only its enemy when it attacks or compromises them in various ways and for its own kinds or wrongful motives. – JZ, 10/87, 1.7.08.

STATE: To the extent that panarchism is not seriously considered as a moral, rational, peace-, freedom-, prosperity- and progress-promoting alternative, the territorial State and all its inherent flaws and abuses will continue by consent, indifference or negligence and all those, who are not protesting against its crimes and its criminal organization and not resisting it to the extent that they can do so, are its accessories. – JZ, 5.4.89, 1.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PROTESTS, RESISTANCE AGAINST TERRITORIAL STATISM

STATE: To the extent that the automatism of the State destroys our moral law, men become impersonal, and society declines into gregarious masses, without free will and self-direction, which facilitate the accession of forms of tyranny. We are suffering from a failure in society which demands the revision of ideas currently accepted and, instead of regarding man as made for society (*), the time may have arrived to return to the reality of nature, and to conceive, on the contrary, a society turning on man himself, its first and final cause.” – H. F. Follin, quoted in S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.379. – (*) the State? – JZ - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATE: Today’s citizen should destroy the State and the belief in it within themselves. Without it, its external overthrow would benefit only the worst authoritarians – Marxists, Bolshevics and fascist national socialists.” – St. Ch. Waldecke, “Staathumor”.

STATE: Too many libertarians have absorbed the negative and elitist Conservative world-view to the effect that our enemy today is the poor, who are robbing the rich; the blacks, who are robbing the whites; or the masses, who are robbing heroes and businessmen. In fact, 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 of; it is the State that is the common enemy of mankind. And who is the State? It is any group who [which? That? – JZ.] manages to seize control of the States coercive machinery of theft and privilege.” – Murray N. Rothbard, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 8/77, p. 7. - (*) territorial - State. Its opposites, the exterritorial States and societies, all only exterritorially autonomous and by and for volunteers only, have first to become firmly established in our minds. - JZ, 11.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Too many people speak of the perverse state of affairs and overlook the main cause, namely the perverse affairs and territorial state of the State. – JZ, 13.6.87, 29.6.08.

STATE: Under the name of the State the citizens taken collectively are considered as a real being, having its own life, its own wealth, independently of the lives and the wealth of the citizens themselves; and then each addresses this fictitious being, some to obtain from it education, others employment, others credit, others food, etc., etc. … - the state can give nothing to the citizens that it has not first taken from them.” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.130.

STATE: under the second Bonaparte [Napoleon III.] … the state [seems] to have made itself completely independent. As against civil society, the state machine has consolidated its position … thoroughly.” – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, in Selected Works, Moscow, Progress, 1968, p.170/71, quoted by Ralph Raico, in JLS, Sum, 77, p.180. – Nevertheless, he still blamed private people, capitalists, for most of the remaining evils. – JZ, 11.3.14.

STATE: Until we manage to really begin to dismantle the State, it will remain the biggest lawbreaker of all.” – Ralph Fucetola III, LAISSEZ FAIRE REVIEW, 3-4/74. – CRIME, LAWBREAKING

STATE: Very different has been the Western state. Omitting only the Middle Ages – and even then the idea of the centralized state remained vivid to those acquainted with Greek and Latin – the Western structure of political power has been a process of almost permanent revolution against the social groups and authorities that lay intermediate between individual and state. By virtue of its inherent centralization, its definition in terms of territory rather than social or religious function, its prized doctrine of sovereignty through which the state’s power is declared superior and supervening to all other powers, the Western state’s very existence, in the ancient world and in the modern since the Reformation, has represented a kind of built-in war against traditional society and its ingrained authorities.” - Robert A. Nisbet, The New Despotism, p.13. – Was “oriental despotism”, e.g. the empire-building of China, really so different? – JZ, 3.7.08. - TERRITORIALISM, SOVEREIGNTY, CENTRALIZATION, PLURALISM, AUTHORITIES, TRADITIONAL SOCIETY, WARFARE STATE, PERMANENT REVOLUTION, SOCIETY, ORIENTAL DESPOTISM

STATE: Wanted: The State – for crimes against the individual.” – Poster by SLL, showing Uncle Sam in his famous pose.

STATE: war is by far the most important psychopathic activity of modern states.” – Alex Comfort, p.57 of: ALEX COMFORT, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print & off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. - & WARFARE STATE, AGGRESSION, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Warning: The State May Be Hazardous To Your Health.” – SLL sticker.

STATE: We are aware of course that the state does exist. Its threat is as real as its guns and armies. But the point Spooner makes is that in a legal sense the state has no reality. In the case of the U.S. government its operatives are ever changing, its alleged principals (“the people”) are a secret body which remains always undefined, and the contractual documents which presumably stands as the legal basis of the state is of “no authority”. – J. Michael Oliver, In Defence of Pirateering, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 7/77. – PEOPLE, CONSTITUTIONS OF NO AUTHORITY

STATE: We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: The stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." - Ayn Rand – Quoted by Chris Lyspooner

STATE: We are fighting no selfish battle, advocating no private cause. It is public freedom that we want. 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 a life of their own.” – J. N. Figgis, in David Nicholls, ed., The Pluralist State, 1975, p.140. – At least it should be. – JZ, 29.6.08. – PANARCHISM.

STATE: We are in a state.” – This old saw can be interpreted as an ambiguous anarchist slogan. – JZ, n.d.

STATE: We are no longer free people but serfs of the all powerful state.” – Anderson/Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, p.33. – POWER, SERFDOM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: We are plagued by a corrupt polity which promotes unlawful and/or immoral behavior.” – Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, 6 or 7/77.

STATE: we can but too clearly follow its rise, from the primitive hordes who had come together out of fear or lust for plunder, up to the highest organization of the lust for plunder in the totalitarian State. The State is not a thing dictated by nature, a necessary thing, but a human form of organization, imperfect, like all the work of human hands.” – Frank E. Warner: The Future of Man, p. 5. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: We find ourselves placed into a State system and should leave it as soon as we are able to do this.” – D. E. Sattler, Thesen zur Staatenlosingkeit, Natan’s Privatedition, Frankfurt/M. – JZ tr. of: “Wir sind in einen Staat verschlagen und sollten ihn verlassen, sobald wir dazu faehig sind.” – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM

STATE: We make war upon the State as the chief invader of person and property, as the cause of substantially all the crime and misery that exist, as itself the most gigantic criminal extant.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in (25-2) Carl Watner, Benjamin Tucker and his Periodical, LIBERTY, in JLS, Fall 77, p. 308. - CRIME

STATE: We must also realize that the strength gained by a victorious State through war is in large part taken not from the enemy but from (its own) people.” – Felix Morley, State and Society, quoted in Templeton: The Politicization of Society, p.76. - The term "its own people" denies already the self-ownership of the people in the territory, which the State has coercively monopolized. - JZ, 11.3.11.

STATE: We must disabuse our minds of the thought that the state is a thief, the state are thieves. It is not a system, which creates privileges, it is a number of morally responsible mortals who do so. (*) A robot cannot declare war, nor can a general staff conduct one; the motivating instrument is a man called king or president, a man called legislator, a man called general. In thus identifying political behavior with persons we prevent transference of guilt to an amoral fiction and place responsibility where it rightly belongs.” (**) – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.389. - (*) As if all people within a state system were quite free to follow their conscience. That is not even assured in schools and universities, far less in many other bureaucracies, in police forces, and in defence forces. People make up institutions but institutions also strongly influence the behavior of individuals. – (**) Do we really, when we try to blame a private within a hierarchical military system, who follows wrongful orders, issued by his general or even a supreme commander like the US President? – How much freedom of choice and action has the officer or soldier - even in the armies of the most democratic States today? – Is there nothing compelling them in the situations they find themselves in? – Are they not under military discipline and what has been called "military justice"? (***) Do totalitarian terror systems and mass murder systems, e.g. in extermination camps or indiscriminate city- or area bombing, not work at all? – Can recruits not be trained into efficient fighting machines? – If membership in all institutions were quite voluntary and everyone were free to resign at any time, to secede and rather do the own things, alone or together with like-minded people, and the right to disobey and resist wrongful orders were quite recognized, it would be quite another matter. - JZ, 2.7.08. - (***) I do not remember who said: Military justice relates to justice like military music relates to music. - JZ, 11.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening ...” - Leo Tolstoy

STATE: We must remember that the principal instrument of government is coercion and that our government officials are no more moral, omnipotent, nor omniscient than are any of the rest of us. Once we understand the basic principles, which must be observed if freedom is to be safeguarded against government, we may become more hesitant in turning our personal problems and responsibilities over to that agency of coercion, with its insatiable appetite for power. – W. C. Mullendore- TERRITORIAL STATES ARE THE WORST POSSIBLE DEFENDERS & PROTECTORS OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES. STATISM, COERCION, GOVERNMENT, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, RATHER THAN FREEDOM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUREAUCRACY, PARLIAMENTARISM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS.

STATE: we must wait until we have learned by experience – perhaps cruel experience – to trust in the state a little less and in mankind a little more.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.239. – Just a little change in this direction will not be enough – unless it is a voluntary, tolerant, individual secessionist and exterritorial autonomy change. – JZ, 2.7.08. – PANARCHISM, STATISM, EXPERIENCE, TRUST, MANKIND, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM

STATE: We should distinguish at this point between "government" and "state" … A government is the consensual organization by which we adjudicate disputes, defend our rights, and provide for certain common needs … A state on the other hand, is a coercive organization asserting or enjoying a monopoly over the use of physical force in some geographic area and exercising power over its subjects.” – David Boaz. - "Limited government:" advocates have their own self-delusions. - Only exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers could realize this ideal of David Boaz and most other libertarians. - JZ, 23.11.06. – Under territorialism this is a distinction without a difference! – Limited governments that are still territorial governments, are not limited and tolerant enough! - JZ, 5.4.09. - VS. GOVERNMENT? VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE! PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: We won’t overthrow the state, we’ll simply foreclose its mortgages.” – Mick Marotta, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, Feb. 74. – Compare PEACE PLANS 19 C on how this might be done, effectively, in practice. – JZ, 5.7.08. While this privatization plan for all public real capital assets did propose to repudiate all State “securities” as wrongful investments in tax slavery, it advocated the distribution of all the remaining real capital assets of governments, in advance, through the free distribution of general shares, in form of promissory certificates, in all these assets, which, after an LP with such a program, when it has won the election, would then, acting as a trustee for these assets, convert the general share of each into the shares into the wanted particular governmental assets, all in a free capital market, but with the LP, which brought this about, getting a brokerage fee. In that case, it could also issue, before it had won the election, its own liberty bonds, anticipating this brokerage fee and thus finance its election and liberation campaign, provided only that it is an LP that makes not territorial monopoly claim for itself but wishes to rule only over volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. As such it should be unobjectionable for all remaining rational statists and could even ally itself with panarchist factions of all parties of statists. – JZ, 25.6.13, 12.3.14. – TAX STRIKES, PRIVATIZATION, GOVERNMENT DEBTS, BANKRUPTCY OF THE STATE, PRIVATIZATION OF ALL REAL PUBLIC ASSETS NOW MISMANAGED BY GOVERNMENTS

STATE: What class does not solicit the favors of the state?” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.130. - FAVORITISM, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, LOBBIES, STATISM, Q., CLASSES, MINORITIES, Q.

STATE: What has made the State a hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his heaven." - Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin, who died in 1843. – If the attempts had been made only with exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, under personal law, we would have accumulated a lot of valuable experiences in the meantime. – JZ, 26.12.07. At least some of these experimenters would have approached their ideal with their experiment and their successes could be copied by all others. – JZ, 12.3.14. - & TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, TOTALITARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

STATE: What is the State anyway but organized banditry?” – Murray N. Rothbard, REASON, 3/73.

STATE: What is the State, and where did it get its rights?” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - This should be especially asked regarding the territorial State with compulsory membership or subordination. Obviously, the exterritorial State or society, with voluntary members, competing peacefully in the same territories with other such bodies, would not constitute such a problem. - JZ, 3.2.02. - & RIGHTS, Q. TERRITORIALISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES

STATE: What Proudhon does is to change his definition of property; when he now justifies it as the safeguard of liberty, he is thinking, not of the usurial property he condemned in his earlier works, but of the property that guarantees the independence of the peasant and the artisan. He raises a new antinomy – property versus the State. Property represents individualism, the State is the extreme negation of individual liberty, and Proudhon therefore seeks an adjustment of property which will help men to control their destinies independent of the State.” – George Woodcock, Proudhon, p.239. – PROPERTY, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, USURIAL PROPERTY OR PROPERTY NOT BASED UPON ANY FORM OF MONOPOLISM?

STATE: What the state encourages, languishes. What the state protects, dies.” – Paul Gauguin, The Painter. – PROTECTION, SUBSIDIES, BAILOUTS, HANDOUTS

STATE: What then is the legitimate “political” concern of the person interested in a free, volitional community, based, individually respectful society?” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.21. – PANARCHISM, Q., VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW INSTEAD OF TERRITORIALISM

STATE: What we call the State is only certain managing persons in a party. It is not the nation; it is not even the majority; but it is a small number of politicians in whose hands the majority place their guidance. What we call the State is therefore almost bound by its nature to act with a partiality that often amounts to corruption. - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. - PARTIES, NATIONS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, POLITICIANS, RULING CLIQUE, CORRUPTION, PARTIALITY, “REPRESENTATION”

STATE: What we must do is to begin at the zero point and then critically examine both suggested alternatives. Suppose, for example, that we were all suddenly dropped down on the earth de novo, and that we were all then confronted with the question of what societal arrangements to adopt. And suppose then that someone suggested: “We are all bound to suffer from those of us who wish to aggress against their fellow men. Let us then solve this problem of crime by handing all of our weapons to the Jones family, over there, by giving all of our ultimate power to settle disputes to that family. In that way, with their monopoly of coercion and of ultimate decision making, the Jones family will be able to protect each of us from each other.” – I submit that this proposal would get very short shrift, except perhaps from the Jones family themselves. And yet this is precisely the common argument for the existence of the State. When we start from the zero point, as in the case of the Jones family, the question of “who will guard the guardians?” becomes not simply an abiding lacuna in the theory of the State but an overwhelming barrier to its existence.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Society Without A State, THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Jan. 75. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, ANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: What we're saying is that the power of the State should no more be available to secure economic privileges for one group at the expense of another, than to impose a favored religion. - You mean that its role should be to protect your freedom to make a living any way you choose. - Exactly… And to keep what you make, and to spend it as you see fit.” - James P. Hogan, The Mirror Maze, 54. - As if any territorial State, even a very limited one, would be very good at that or could be good enough at that. "Delegated responsibility is none!" says an old proverb. - JZ, 25.1.02. – However, all those satisfied with a “limited” government should be free to try to enjoy it, as long as they do not claim a territorial monopoly for it. – JZ, 12.3.14. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VS. TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM ONE LAW FOR ALL, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, EVEN THAT OF “LIMITED GOVERNMENTS”. NO TERRITORIAL POWER, PRIVILEGES OR MONOPOLIES TO ANYONE!

STATE: What, we may well ask, is the Cosa Nostra if not a state, with all the prerogatives of a state? To be sure, it is at war, we say, with “organized society”. But is not every major state also at war with its leading rivals?” – Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.33. – How powerful and how aggressively criminal, with victims, would organized crime be without the territorial State restrictions upon free market activities like e.g. the production of, trade with and use of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, gambling and betting, and of prostitution, unregulated and untaxed by the State? – JZ, 4.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, TURF, MAFIA, COSA NOSTRA, ORGANIZED CRIME, SOCIETY, WARFARE STATE, Q.

STATE: Whatever the State saith is a lie, whatever it hath is a theft: all is counterfeit in it, the gnawing, sanguinary, insatiate monster. It even bites with stolen teeth. Its very bowels are counterfeit.” – Nietzsche, as quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.539.

STATE: When all the fine phrases are stripped away, it appears that the state is only a group of men with human interests, passions, and desires, or, worse yet, the state is only an obscure clerk hidden in some corner of a governmental bureau. In either case the assumption of superhuman wisdom and virtue is proved false.” – W. G. Sumner, Commercial Crises, 1879. – POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY

STATE: When anarchists call for the elimination of the state, they do so not because they are destructive on principle but because they subscribe to the thoroughly sound philosophical argument that the modern state is fundamentally negative and antisocial in its implications. … The historian Carlton J. H. Hayes points out that “the era of the Enlightenment, which witnessed … the growth of skepticism about Christianity, witnessed also a substitute exaltation, a sanctification, as it were, of the secular state, especially of the national state.” In this crucial bifurcation of American political life lie the origins of the contemporary struggle between libertarianism, with its faith in social man, and authoritarianism, with its faith in the repressive state.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.582. – STATISM AS A WORLD-WIDE & ALL TOO INTOLERANT RELIGION, ANARCHISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: When authority presents herself in the guise of organization, it develops charms fascinating enough to convert communities of free people into totalitarian States.” – THE TIMES, London, quoted in Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, Chapter XIII. – Any territorial authority is already halfway towards totalitarianism. – JZ, 5.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL DISSENTERS, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, EVEN LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

STATE: When it becomes possible to speak of freedom, the state, as such, will cease to exist.” – Friedrich Engels, Letter to August Bebel, March 18, 1875. – Some talk about freedom, at least among trusted friends, always went on. It has not yet sufficed to abolish the State or to make it shrink away. There was always more talk about statism. – JZ, 29.6.08.

STATE: When the fox administers justice, the chickens will always be found guilty.” – Cat Farmer - ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

STATE: When the people are weak the State is strong; when the State is weak the people are strong. Hence the State that follows a true course strives to weaken the people.” - From "The Book of the Ruler of Shang", written in the middle of the fourth century BC by the ruler of Shang province. Kung-sun Yang (better known as Shang Yang) - VS. PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: When the state takes life on gallows or battlefield, it gives sanction to private persons to follow its lead in other situations. How can one maintain that it is the individual who commits violence when all he knows and is permitted to think is hammered into him by the iron hand of the state? The institution of government, moreover, despite its own inability to make any intelligent moral choices when it formulates social policy, rides like a juggernaut over the feelings and interest of individuals.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.154. – What knowledge of and respect for all genuine individual rights and liberties does any territorial State possess and provide? – JZ, 4.7.08, 11.3.11. – Or any of its schools and universities? But then – are any of the anarchist, libertarian and peace movements better in this respect? – JZ, 12.3.14. - CRIME, MORALITY, VIOLENCE, STATISM, NATIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM, DOMINATION, RULE, GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, Q.

STATE: Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.” – Benjamin Disraeli, 1874. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, PATERNALISM, STATISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION

STATE: Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.” – Mikhail Alexandorvitch Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism and Anti-Theologism, 1867. Also: Oeuvres, Vol.I, p.143. – quoted in Seldes: The Great Quotations. – LIBERTY

STATE: Where the State ceases there beginneth the man who is not superfluous.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

STATE: Where will be we led by the illusion that impels us to believe that the state is a person who has an inexhaustible fortune independent of ours? …” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.129.

STATE: Wherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity. – Hans F. Sennholz – ECONOMICS, INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTIONISM, TAXATION, DISHONESTY, OFFICIAL LIES & PROPAGANDA, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Wherever we find an institution which requires the heavy hand of the state to sustain it, he urged, that institution has already been judged in advance.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.240, on Dyer D. Lum. – The primary institution requiring compulsory support is, naturally, the territorial State itself. – JZ, 4.7.08. – But all are at least to some significant degrees practicing and teaching State Socialism, - JZ, 12.3.14. - SUBSIDIES, STATE SOCIALISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS, PROTECTIONISM, MONOPOLIES, PRIVILEGES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: Wherever we look, the state is large or growing. (*) Food, shelter, and medical care are subsidized, regulated, or controlled to some degree in all the once-liberal economies.” – Allen H. Meltzer, Why Government Grows, p.6. - (*) Some very small States do still exist: Monaco, the Vatican, Liechtenstein, etc. – JZ

STATE: Whether intending it or not, Mary Shelley describes the triumph of men who devise and support the State, only to have the State take on a life of its own, a humanness that ‘out-humans’ its devisers. As the State struggles to do the good things it intends to do, it is condemned by its own inhumanness and becomes progressively monstrous. The creature endowed with immortality will have to destroy itself. …” - Robert LeFevre, reviewing Mary Shelleys “Frankenstein”, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/75. – The wrongful powers given to territorial States by its voluntary and involuntary victims can, lastly, be taken from it again by its involuntary victims seceding form is and doing their own things under their preferred personal law system. – JZ, 12.3.14.

STATE: Whether it is true or not that man was created in sin and brought up in evil, the State did arise out of aggression and persists through aggression.” – Herbert Spencer, 1850. – Only a JZ re-translation of a German version. – AGGRESSION

STATE: While belonging to a (*) State a man cannot be free. And the greater the State the more violence is necessary, and the less is true freedom possible.” – Tolstoy, “The End of an Age”, quoted in: Henry W. Nevinson, Essays in Freedom, London, Duckworth & Co, 1909, 1911, p. 272. – (*) territorial – We got away from slavery and serfdom in the old forms but not yet from tax slavery and other symptoms of being owned by territorial States. We have the same right to secede from it and to do our own things and live our own lives as the run-away slaves and serfs had and the religious dissenters and non-conformists. Territorial politicians cannot fully and rightly represent all of the population of a whole country, no more so than a single church or sect could fully represent the religious views of all the population or a single sport, fashion, hobby, craft or art all the preferences of its usually very diverse population. - JZ, 5.4.09. - VS. FREEDOM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: While it lives, it destroys. – T.Z., 5.2.74. – Since it is not a living entity, but, as a territorial State, a wrongful and imposed organization, it would better to say: While it exists, it destroys. – JZ, 25.6.13. – Or, as a territorial and sometimes even totalitarian and terrorist institutions it makes people fight and destroy even against their will, e.g. conscripts under military discipline. Now with IBMs with nuclear warheads, it can even wipe out the population of a whole city from the other side of the world. The populations of whole countries are held hostages and remain under the threat of mass murder, while the territorial rulers, which such tyrannical and mass murderous powers, who cause tyrannies and wars, are not even targeted as tyrants, and this systematically and with weapons suitable for this purpose. – JZ, 12.3.14. – POPULATIONS AS TARGETS UNDER COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, WHILE THEIR TYRANTS OR DESPOTS ARE NOT SUBJECTED TO TYRANNICIDE ACTIONS & MIGHT SURVIVE IN THE SAFET BUNKERS

STATE: While the health of individuals and civilizations depends upon the value of truth, all political systems are firmly grounded in lies, illusions, and false promises. Almost all who support the state do so out of a conditioned belief that it will protect our lives and property; and yet it is the essence of the state to coerce with threats of punishment or death, and plunder through taxation, its alleged beneficiaries. Unlike a productive civilization, a healthy state cannot coexist with truthfulness.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, 77. – True enough for territorial States. Not true for ALL exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. Some of them will realize shared truths of their voluntary members. In others the same errors will be believed by rulers and ruled and insofar the ruled will not be lied to or ruled against their will. – JZ, 20.2.05, 12.3.14. - POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, TRUTHS & LIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE OR SELF-DETERMINATION

STATE: While the state exists there is not freedom. When freedom exists there will be no state.” – Lenin, The State and Revolution, 1917, Collected Works, vol. 33, 1966, p.95. – Another version: While the state exists there is no freedom. Where there is freedom, there will be no state. - V. I. Lenin - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VS. FREEDOM – Lenin, too, failed to take into consideration the possibilities of competing or voluntary States, societies and communities, with voluntary members, under personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy, and this in spite of numerous and long-lasting historical precedents for such organizations. Political science is still not a genuine science as long as it ignores this rightful alternative to territorial statism. – Google offered me recently 227 million search results when I looked for: “personal law”. – JZ, 13.3.14. - FREEDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALSM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STATE: Why am I an enemy of the State? Because I want to live in peace, because I do no longer want to be deprived of the fruits of my labor, because I want to as I please, as long as I do not disturb anyone in his activities, because I want to associate quite unhindered with those, whose interests are in any relation to my own – with one word: because I want to be free.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.136. – JZ tr. of: “Warum ich ein Gegner des Staates bin? – Weil ich in Frieden leben will; weil ich mich nicht laenger um die Fruechte meiner Arbeit bestehlen lassen will; weil ich tun und lassen will, was mir beliebt, solange ich keinen anderen in seinem Tun und Lassen störe; weil ich mich ungehindert mit denen vereinigen will, deren Interessen zu den meinigen in irgendeiner beziehung stehen; mit einem Wort: weil ich frei sein will.” – VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE COMPETITION, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, FREE CHOICE IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR ALL NON-CRIMINAL & NON-AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE

STATE: Why Common Thieves Are Better Than Socialists: 1.) Thieves have the guts to do the job themselves. 2.) Thieves don’t steal in the name of "justice". 3.) Thieves don’t masquerade as "liberals". 4.) Thieves don’t comprise a unified political mob of millions. 5.) Thieves don’t loath freedom and individuality. 6.) Thieves don’t undermine the Constitution. 7.) Thieves don’t promote mind control via "political correctness" and "hate" crimes. 8.) Thieves don’t own/control the "establishment" media. 9.) Thieves don’t indoctrinate our children to be unquestioning drones of the state. 10.) Thieves can be arrested.” – Mark Gilmore - SOCIALISM & THEFT, THIEVES, PRIVATE CRIMINALS VS. POLITICIANS & LAWMAKERS OR REPRESENTATIVES

STATE: Why does almost everyone trust the State but distrusts the politicians and bureaucrats who do, under this trust, quite inevitably, come to run and mismanage it? Is it the old error, once again, of the divinity of the king or emperor or Czar, assuming that he could do no wrong? – JZ, 25.7.92, 2.7.08, 12.3.14. – STATISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, TRUST, FAITH, BELIEF, Q.

STATE: Why don’t we give a small group of people the right to kidnap, imprison, harass, steal from, and kill people, so that we can be protected from people who kidnap, harass, steal from and kill us? - Sid Non-Vicious LeRoux shared Levi Courville's photo, which I headed: “I Got an Idea!” - on Facebook, 17.6.12. – The consent of the majority is not a sufficient substitute for the consent of all dissenting and peaceful individuals, just wishing to do their diverse things among themselves. - GOVERNMENT, JOKES, RULERS, STATISM, Q., TERRITORIALISM, PROTECTION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR DISSENTERS

STATE: why should a rational person give what is in effect a blank cheque, an open-ended consent, to a government?” – R. A. Childs, Anarchism and Justice, part IV, p.27. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, VOTING, GOVERNMENT, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, Q.

STATE: Why should we have any State at all?” – Anarchist question put by Nozick, according to Roger Donway, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, p.251. – ANARCHISM, Q.

STATE: Withdraw your sanction from the State!- Source? – Anarchists have done that for a long time. It did not do them much good. They are still not free to secede from it. – JZ, 5.7.08. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, ANARCHISM

STATE: Within those peculiar associations which unreasoning chance has combined and which one calls States, after they have existed quietly for a while, and the resistance against the new repression has subsided, and the unrest between the different forces has settled, the abuse gets through its persistence and through its general tolerance a kind of fixed form. Then the dominant classes, in uncontested enjoyment of their achieved privileges, have nothing more to do than to enlarge these privileges and to give these enlargements also a fixed form. …” - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Die Bestimmung des Menschen, Drittes Buch, Glaube, S.135. - JZ tr. of: „Im Innern jener sonderbaren Verbindungen, die das vernunftlose Ohngefaehr zusammengebracht, und welche man Staaten nennt, erhaelt, nachdem sie nur eine Zeitlang ruhig bestanden haben, der, gegen die noch neue Unterdrueckung gereizte Widerstand, erschlafft ist, und die Gaerung der verschiedenen Kraefte sich gesetzt hat, - der Missbrauch durch seine Fortdauer, und durch die allgemeine Duldung eine Art von fester Form; und die herrschenden Staende, im unbestrittenen Genusse ihrer errungenen Vorrechte, habe nichts mehr zu tun, als dieselben zu erweitern, und auch der Erweiterung dieselbe feste Form zu geben. ...“ – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATE: Woodrow Wilson, in his book “The State”, also identifies government with force: “Government, in its last analysis, is organized force.” – Stated very simply, a government issues edicts – laws – which are backed by a constabulary or policemen. Obey, or suffer the consequences! Other agencies or persons must rely on attraction, service rendered, peaceful persuasion.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. – LAWS, FORCE, COERCION, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM

STATE: Ye fools! who dream that statecraft can do aught // But limit freedom in the beaten track, // Where economic slaves their daily task // Perform and when ye rise relief to ask // Do find your ballots have for others wrought // And clothed with power to drive you trembling back.” – Dyer D. Lum, Revolutionary’s Almanack, 1914. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, SUPPRESSION OF SECESSION & COMPETITION IN SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SPHERES

STATE: Yes: death – or renewal! Either the State for ever, crushing individual and local life (*), taking over in all fields of human activity, bringing with it its wars and in domestic struggles for power, its palace revolutions which only replace one tyrant by another, and inevitably at the end of this development there is … death! – Or the destruction of States, and new life starting again in thousands of centres on the principle of the lively initiative of the individual and groups and that of free agreement. – The choice lies with you!” (**) – Peter Kropotkin, quoted in: Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible. - - (*) and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers! – (**) Alas, not yet! - JZ, 4.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DECENTRALIZATION, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM, PERSONAL CHOICES – ANY SYSTEM BUT ONLY FOR ITS MEMBERS, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE COMPETITION & EXPERIMENTATION VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATE: you convince them that the state is the root of all evil. They, in turn, carry on likewise, and in time you have a roster respectable enough to make its influence felt.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.387. – How successful would you be with this effort e.g., as a university professor, as a Jew marched into a gas oven, as a dissenting soldier in an army of conscripts, as a single opponent, like Ron Paul, in Congress, as a dissident in Nazi Germany or in Soviet Russia or now in Red China or North Korea? – How much enlightenment has so far been spread by all the anarchist and libertarian websites online? - JZ, 28.6.08. – NEW DRAFT  - ON ALTERNATIVE ENLIGHTENMENT OPTIONS

STATE: You write that Nozick did not succeed in deriving the just minimal state. Then you write that if an institution does not tax, it is not a state. Since taxation itself is not just, then the “just state” is a logical impossibility. – My own definition of a ‘state’ does not necessarily include taxation. If the state were financed by user fees, for example, and it still had an enforced uniform law, why would it not be a state? The essence of a state is centralized use of ultimate force, not taxation.” – A contributor in THE CONNECTION (No.? date? page?) addressing himself to Taylor-Redford.

STATECRAFT: Away with all your superstition of a state-craft worse than priest-craft!” – Ernest Howard Crosby, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.333. - STATESMEN, WELFARE STATE, POLITICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATEHOOD: Statehood and nation-building are the problems, not the solutions.” – JZ, n.d. & 5.6.08. - NATION-BUILDING, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

STATEHOOD: Statehood means the opposite to manhood. The stronger it is, the more the citizen is reduced to a mere pawn in the hands of others. At most he remains free to register protests, which, usually, don’t get him anywhere. – JZ, 30.7.82. – He has little freedom of action left, except in some private spheres. He should become a sovereign individual and sovereign consumer towards competitively offered political, economic and social systems and his free enterprise rights should become extended to the freedom to set up or join an alternative system – always only for volunteers, under exterritorial autonomy and personal law, introducing the equivalent of religious freedom in the political, economic and social spheres as well. – JZ, 5.7.08, 12.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, MANHOOD, GENUINE SELF-DETERMINATION, FREE ENTERPRISE, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION, INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM

STATELESS SOCIETIES IN WEST AFRICA: But much of the sub-Saharan Africa was not organized in states, much less in large empires on the order of Mali. West Africa had many regions of “stateless society”, where kinship patterns formed the basis for settling disputes and where no one individual was permanently in charge: no individual, or any small group held or claimed a monopoly over the right to use force. In the past some historians thought that these stateless societies were “primitive” or “less developed” forms of government that would naturally give way to the state forms as soon as people found out about state styles or government. More recently, it became clear that a powerful state is not necessarily an advantage for those who live under its control. Stateless societies have therefore persisted alongside states for centuries, apparently by choice. Many of these stateless peoples, for that matter, have had more advanced agricultural techniques than those who live in states. Historians now believe that statelessness was often preferred, … - West Africa without the state - Medecci Lineil on Facebook, 9.3.12, provided the photocopy of the above text, without indicating its source and author. – ANARCHISM IN AFRICA

STATELESSNESS: You want to become what?” asked Tarras. – “A stateless person. I do not want to be a citizen of any country.” - The reply of a young survivor of an extermination camp, in: Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.218. – Statelessness under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, together with other and like-minded volunteers, not subject to any territorial rules of any government, is, indeed, desirable. - Alas, territorial States have made statelessness a very unpleasant experience, so far, never granting their victims full exterritorial autonomy or recognizing all their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 9.9.08, 25.6.13. – This novel describes how one man realized this ideal for himself, making himself rich and influential, while remaining largely unknown and anonymous. Naturally, as an individual he could at best do away only with the effects of territorial despotism upon himself, not upon all others. – He does not show a way out for everybody. That riches make some people, to some extent, exterritorially autonomous, was already known in ancient Rome. That fact has long motivated territorial rulers to try to highly tax rich people or even to altogether nationalize their properties. – Alas, it has not motivated all rich people to demand full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for all volunteers. – Imagine all our small panarchistic enlightenment efforts being sponsored by all the rich people in the world! But it is not money so much that is needed for this enlightenment but, rather, an economical and full use of all the new and cheap media that are already available to us. For instance: A $ 119 external HD of 2 TB capacity could come to offer already the page equivalent in freedom information of millions of books, once that information is properly gathered and assembled on such a disk. (Australian price in March 02. By March 13 the price is down to A $ 89.) Then it could be endlessly and cheaply copied onto other such discs, each only the size of a single book an could be on the desk of almost every freedom, peace and justice lover in all the already somewhat developed countries! Its acquisition might then cost no more than a good enough used bicycle. And a good and free search engine could be built-in. – From my point of view an effective libertarian information explosion would begin with such disks. – Even relatively poor people could afford it! – Not rich sponsors but active scanning and collecting collaborators are required for this. The first general encyclopedias on discs and the first WIKIPEDIA online have set inspiring examples – but, nevertheless, have not yet inspired enough freedom lovers. - JZ, 13.4.09, 11.3.11, 25.6.13. - PANARCHISM, MONEY, RICHES, INDEPENDENCE, PRIVACY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A DISC, ENLIGHTENMENT

STATESMEN: A “statesman” is a politician so smooth he can get away with it.” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.94.

STATESMEN: A statesman works for the good of the country, a politician wants the country to work for his own good.” – A voter’s comment in Bundanoon, N.S.W., Australia, 12/75. – Were there ever such statesmen? Can there ever be such statesmen under territorialism? – JZ, 12/75, 13.3.14. – Mostly, I believe, the so-called “statesmen” correspond only to the dreams, prejudices, hopes and expectations of many voters and are just ordinary politicians, whose crimes have not yet been sufficiently revealed. The most dangerous “statesmen” are the “great” nation-builders. No human sacrifices seem to be too large for them. – JZ, 5.7.08. - It took a long time for some truths e.g. about Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill to be published and for truths about Mussolini, Hitler, Lenin, Stalin and Mao to be widely believed. - JZ, 11.3.11. - POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS,

STATESMEN: but statesmen never can acquire the requisite knowledge and wisdom. … The inadequacy of the State to regulate tasks is agreed upon, as a matter of fact, by all.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other. – A fundamentally flawed and even criminal organization cannot suddenly be turned into an ideal one even by the best possible man at its top. The best he could possibly do would be to veto any new legislation and repeal or declare null and void all the old territorial laws and constitutions and to allow all non-criminal and non-aggressive individuals and minority groups to opt out of the State, to do their own things. – But prejudiced voters expect something very different from those they believe to be “statesmen”. – Just tell me one politician or one statesman who knows, appreciates and respects all individual rights and liberties! - JZ, 5.7.08. – KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LEADERSHIP.


STATESMEN: Just raid the national treasury long enough and you will soon be referred to as a ‘Statesman’. – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.233. - JOKES

STATESMEN: Most statesmen have long noses, which is very lucky because most of them cannot see further than the length of them.” – Attributed to Paul Claude, in the GOLDEN BOOK, July 1930, but disclaimed by him in a letter to the compiler. – KNOWLEDGE, FORESIGHT, JOKES

STATESMEN: Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other two percent that get all the publicity. But then - we elected them.” - Lily Tomlin. – The figure might still be right for politicians but not for their armies of bureaucrats. – JZ, 4.1.08. - OFFICIALS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS, MINISTERS, BUREAUCRATS, POLITICIANS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY

STATESMEN: Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.” – Bob Edwards. – POLITICIANS, JOKES

STATESMEN: One who sheers the sheep. A politician skins them.” – Austen O’Malley – RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, JOKES

STATESMEN: Our times do not demand statesmen but anti-statesmen! – JZ, 1979.

STATESMEN: Statesmanship in our time is the masterful administration of the unknown.” – Robert Bridges, quoted in C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.69. – Obviously, no one can “administer” the “unknown”, far less can he do so “masterfully”. – JZ, 5.7.08. – JOKES

STATESMEN: Statesmanship: … ambition, baptizing itself statesmanship.” – Wendell Phillips, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.164.

STATESMEN: Statesmen are those politicians, who, so far, managed to hide their ignorance, prejudices and crimes.” – JZ, 5.7.08.

STATESMEN: the craft of statesmen, more fatal than priest-craft. …” - Samuel Adams, 1722-1863, oration, Philadelphia, Aug. 1776.

STATESMEN: The height of statesmanship is to come home with a dam, even if you have nowhere to put it.” – Will Rogers – With the tax subsidy for a dam. – JZ - POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, JOKES

STATESMEN: The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity." - J. R. R. Tolkien – Quoted by - Jim Rongstad sharing Josie Wales's status update. -  Josie Wales - RULERS, POLITICIANS, GOVERMENTS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

STATESMEN: The non-violent way to get rid of the statesmen is to get rid of the state.” – MINUS ONE, Spring 1973. – POLITICIANS, ASSASSINATIONS, STATE

STATESMEN: We admire brilliant statesmen – brilliance in this case implying shrewd misinterpretation of facts and an ability to double-cross foe and friend alike.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.147. LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

STATESMEN: When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties (*) they lead their country by a short route to chaos.” – Robert Bolt, A Man For All Seasons, 1961. – All territorial politics is organized wrong and chaos. Statesmanship is just another political delusion or pretence. - (*) Their supposed “public duties”, those of “Realpolitik”. – JZ, 6.6.08. – WARFARE STATES

STATESMEN: When statesmen gravely say: ‘We must be realistic’, the chances are they’re weak and therefore pacifistic. But when they speak of principles – look out – perhaps their generals are already poring over maps.” – W. H. Auden, 1907-1973, in A Dictionary of Famous Quotations, compiled by R. Hyman, p.22. – WARFARE STATES

STATESMEN: You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy or given up hope of the Presidency.” - Wendell Phillips. - POLITICIANS, TRUTH, JOKES


STATISM: [S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others – on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.” – Leonard Read - TAXATION & SOCIAL PROGRAMS OF STATES, GOVERNMENTS, STATE SOCIALISM, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

STATISM: [Statists] believe that government should make decisions for individuals. Since individuals usually prefer to make their own decisions, coercion and compulsion become necessary correctives.” – Theodore Forstmann. - From remarks delivered during the 1997 Shavano Institute for National Leadership. – We have allowed that kind of abuse of powers even for decisions on war and peace, armament and disarmament, international treaties, even for mass murder devices. – In other words, we have for all too long tolerated the intolerable and defended it as faithful but still all too ignorant and prejudiced “constitutionalists”, nationalists, patriots and lovers of our country. – JZ, 3.1.08. – With this “we” I meant only the majority of the population, still consisting of territorial statists. – JZ, 13.3.14. - VS. INDIVIDUALISM, CENTRALIZED & MONOPOLISTIC DECISION-MAKING, COERCION, COMPULSION TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: a desperately confused new world of human living rising around us at home and abroad. Millions have simply given up trying to understand it, let alone cope with it.” – Eric Sevareid, writing on the Goldwater campaign, quoted in: Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.11/12. - UNDERSTANDING, PEOPLE, WORLD, PASSIVITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, CONFUSION

STATISM: A faith in free men gave America its strength; a faith in the state has undermining the foundations of America.” – Mark B. Spangler, review of Mary Sennholz, Faith in Freedom, in THE FREEMAN, March 76.

STATISM: A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy or truth. – Albert Einstein, - AUTHORITY, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: a fundamental change in people’s ideas … which glorified the concept of the state: a concept Kropotkin maintained, “not only includes the existence of a power situated above society, but also of a territorial concentration as well as the concentration of many functions of the life of societies in the hands of a few”, … - C. Cahm, Kropotkin and Law, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.157.TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." - Barry Goldwater. – If the government-assisted poor were fully aware of how much even they have still to pay in indirect taxes … - JZ, 26.12.07. – Statism thrives on ignorance, popular errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions. – JZ, 13.3.14. - BIG GOVERNMENT, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: A government’s size is a reflection of the people’s lack of will to do for themselves.” – Greg Rollins, Evolution, p.24 of ANALOG, Dec. 94, 34. - PEOPLE, SELF-HELP, GOVERNMENT SIZE, BIG GOVERNMENT

STATISM: a line from the film, “Caesar and Cleopatra: A slave, on seeing Caesar, rushed to kneel at his feet, exclaiming, “O Caesar, I never knew freedom until I became your slave.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.140. - JOKES, PERSONALITY CULT, HERO WORSHIP, WORSHIP OF ANY GOD

STATISM: A mood has developed which leads people to insist that, when they are dissatisfied with anything, government will step in to set it straight.” – George Hagedorn, THE FREEMAN, 10.75.


STATISM: A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.” – William A. Niskanen, For a Less Responsive Government, CATO POLICY REPORT. - & GOVERNMENT MEDDLING IN ALL TOO MANY SPHERES, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE

STATISM: A new type of superstition has got hold of people’s minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols!” - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.11. – They also think that legalizing these idols, monopolies and compulsions would make them right. – JZ, 9.7.08.

STATISM: A people among whom there is no habit of spontaneous action for a collective interest – who look habitually to their government or prompt them in all matters of joint concern – who expect to have everything done for them, except what can be made an affair of mere habit and routine – have their faculties only half developed; their education is defective in one of its most important branches.” – John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy, p.121/22.

STATISM: a regime of Statism, in which a bureaucracy regulates the market, plans the economy and regiments the people. But he gets there by degrees, bases his program on the capacity for adjustment, rather than on the conscious acceptance of his ideal. That is how our “social security” scheme has developed; …” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.93. – At least partly also in Fugitive Essays, p.140. – But itits program, its ideal? – JZ.

STATISM: A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” - Betrand de Jouvenel, ESPECIALLY TERRITORIAL STATISM

STATISM: a state of mind, not an historical necessity,” – Charles H. Hamilton, “A Legacy of Value”, p.414, quoted in Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.27.

STATISM: A system of organized and systematic helplessness of the individual and of almost unlimited power in the hands of the incompetent, foolish and prejudiced official – who are successful false pretenders and confidence tricksters, is accepted by its victims as a natural and inevitable, nay even as a desirable state of affairs. – JZ, 29.9.85, 10.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

STATISM: A system that in every act of its life sacrifices the welfare of large sections of the people, of whole nations, to the selfish lust for power and the economic interests of small minorities must necessarily dissolve the social ties and lead to a constant war of each against all.” – Rudolf Rocker, Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism, quoted in: Charles Bufe, The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations, expanded edition, p.13. – SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, LOBBIES, SACRIFICES, SOCIETY

STATISM: a whole mechanism of legislation and of politicising has to be developed in order to subject some classes to the domination of others.” – Kropotkin, The State, its Historic Role, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.157.

STATISM: Add to this the prevailing ideology of the times, described by Walter Lippman as long ago as 1937 as the assumption that the further progress of mankind could come about only by extending the powers of the state, and the politicalisation of every aspect of life has followed logically, and rapidly. …” - Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.126.

STATISM: All … for the state, nothing outside the state and no one against the state.” – Mussolini, 28. (ct. 1925; Opera Omnia Vo.21, 11956, 425.) - All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." - Benito Mussolini – Compare: Whatever the State does not tolerate or permit – it outlaws. – Someone, somewhere, stated this in other and better words, which I presently do not recall or want to search for. – JZ, 28.6.13. - MUSSOLINI, TOTALITARIANISM, FASCISM, NAZIS, HITLER, STALIN, TOTALITARIANISM

STATISM: All of them look upon the relations between mankind and the legislator as the same as those which exist between the clay and the potter.” – Frederic Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic BastiatA Man Alone, p. \119. – LEGISLATORS, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESSMEN, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

STATISM: all statists in a conspiracy against the human race.’ - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 58. - A CONSPIRACY

STATISM: All this talk: the state should do this or that, ultimately means: the police should force consumers to behave otherwise than they would behave spontaneously.” – Ludwig von Mises, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.564.

STATISM: Although resting on violence, the State in the final analysis, exists by virtue of a state of mind which prevails toward it, a peculiar ignorance, delusion, and moral debility which, in the face of its unbroken record of doing nothing honestly and efficiently, tends to call on it to ameliorate any social predicament.” – Laurance Labadie, on A. J. Nock, Our Enemy the State, in MAN, an anthology, p.406.

STATISM: Although ye and your families, are they who in all publike calamities do suffer most, yet seem ye altogether insensible of your owne danger until it be directly upon you, yee looke not into publike affaires your selves, but trust wholly unto others; and if they either through weaknesse, wilfulnesse, corruption or treachery faile in their trust or turne oppressors and tyrants, ye remaine liable to be deluded and betrayed by them into tumults, wars, miseries and bondage.” – Walwyn, 1647, quoted by A. L. Morton, Freedom In Arms, p.123.

STATISM: And men rejoice that they were again led, like sheep.” – Dostoevsky, The Grand Inquisitor, quoted in “The Book of Ammon”, by Ammon Hennacy, p.472. - LEADERSHIP, OBEDIENCE, SHEEPLE, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM

STATISM: And thus they put their fates into foreign hands.” – Uwe Timm, 1984. – JZ tr. of: “Und so legen sie ihr Schicksal in fremde Haende.”

STATISM: Any wrong and nonsense will go on and on – as long as it remains compulsory or monopolized by law and subsidized through tax tributes. – JZ, 6.10.13, 22.10.13. - MONOPOLISM, TERRITORIALISM, SUBSIDIES, LEGALISM, WRONGFUL NONSENSE

STATISM: Anyone’s business is everyone’s business.” – Poul Anderson, Beyond the Beyond, in the story “Memory”, p.36. – TERRITORIAL COLLECTIVISM & UNIFORMITY, ONE LAW FOR ALL, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, INTOLERANCE, SUPPRESSION OF INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONS

STATISM: As long as most people go on believing that the territorial State has any role to play, it will play a role – in their exploitation, deception, oppression, even in their extermination. – JZ, 29.9.85, 10.7.08.

STATISM: As to those governed: The despotism here at issue is a consensual power, that is, it can exist only with a consenting majority. Wherever and whenever this arrangement prevails, we can conclude that it is more agreeable than not, that most of the people want a shepherd and sheep dogs. They prefer having their lives run and guided for them. To be one’s own man is not sufficiently attractive …” (*) – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.119/120. – (*) to them – JZ

STATISM: Away from totalitarian and territorialist statism – in East and West. – JZ, 15.6.91, 10.7.08.

STATISM: Believe in yourself rather than in territorial governments, their parties, politicians and bureaucrats. – Have faith in yourselves. – Explore and utilize all your individual rights and liberties and thereby eliminate your current dependence upon the territorial State. - JZ, 9.11.97, 27.5.08. – SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-RELIANCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Born followers always prefer ready-made nonsense to the effort of having to think for themselves.” - John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.149. - PREJUDICES, FOLLOWERS, RED.

STATISM: Born slaves, bred slaves, // Branded in the blood and bone slaves.” – Robert Browning, A Soul’s Tragedy, Act i.

STATISM: Both by choice and by default we have individually and collectively decided that government is to be responsible – and that we as individuals are not.” – Gregg B. Hughes, in THE FREEMAN, 8/77. – I have never individually granted this consent and I doubt that you have. Territorialism merely asserts that this consent exists via majority voting. There are numerous fallacies involved in this kind of “democratic” decision-making but it is obviously not individual decision-making. It is even the opposite of any genuine self-government or self-determination for individuals or of individual sovereignty, an attitude which leads, in practice, e.g. to the outlawry of full exterritorial autonomy and of personal laws for societies and communities of the secessionists. – JZ, 10.7.08, 11.3.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, CONSENT, VOTING, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY VS. IRRESPONSIBLE POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS, RULERS

STATISM: But forty years of effective opinion control had ingrained the habit of instant agreement with official opinion, regardless of how often that official opinion might change sides or contradict itself.” - Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, Part II, ASTOUNDING SF, August 1954, 40. - SUBORDINATION, SUBMISSIVENESS, VOTERS

STATISM: But in all despotic governments, though a particular prince may favour arts and letter, there is a natural degeneracy of mankind.” - Joseph Addison, The Spectator.  TERRITORIALISM, DESPOTISM, GOVERNMENTS, DEGENERATION, MANKIND

STATISM: But, in spite of all I have said, or, perhaps, can say, you will probably persist in your idea that the world needs a great deal of lawmaking; that mankind in general are not entitled to have any will, choice, judgment, or conscience of their own; that, if not very wicked, they are at least very ignorant and stupid; that they know very little of what is for their own good, or how to promote their own “interests”, “welfare”, or “prosperity”; that it is therefore necessary that they should be put under guardianship to lawmakers; that these lawmakers, being a very superior race of beings, - wise beyond the rest of their species, - and entirely free from all those selfish passions which tempt common mortals to do wrong, - must be entrusted with absolute and irresponsible dominion over the less favored of their kind; must prescribe to the latter, authoritatively, what they may, and many not, do; and, in general, manage the affairs of this world according to their discretion, free of all accountability to any human tribunals. - And you seem to be perfectly confident that, under this absolute and irresponsible dominion of the lawmakers, the affairs of this world will be rightly managed; that the “interests”, “welfare”, and “prosperity” of “a great and free people” will be properly attended to; that “the greatest good of the greatest number” will be accomplished, etc., etc. - - And yet you hold that all this lawmaking, and all this subjection of the great body of the people to the arbitrary, irresponsible dominion of the lawmakers, will not interfere at all with “our liberty”, if only “every citizen” will but keep “a vigilant watch and close scrutiny” of the lawmakers. – Well, perhaps this is all so, although this subjection to the arbitrary will of any man, or body of men, whatever, and under any pretence whatever, seems, on the face of it, to be much more like slavery, than it does like “liberty”. - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.29. - LAWS, MANKIND, PEOPLE, CONSCIENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. GOVERNMENTS, STATEISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, POWER, AUTHORITIES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY, LEADERSHIP, SLAVE MENTALITY

STATISM: Calling for the rulers to reform the government is like calling for cats to befriend mice or for cannibals to take up vegetarianism. – Robert Higgs, quoted by Nizam Ahmad on Facebook, 14.9.12. - GOVERNMENTS, REFORMS, RULERS, STATISM

STATISM: Campaign promises. We act as if the State can feed us when we are hungry, heal us when we are ill, raise wages and lower prices at the same time, educate our children without costs, give us electricity by passing laws, and improve the game of baseball with regulations. We just need pass a law and then stand back and be overwhelmed with all the goodness of life.” – Rae C. Heiple II, PROGRESS, Melbourne, 6/77. – WELFARE STATE, LAWS, STATISM

STATISM: Childs noted that most societies operate with a paradigm of automatic responses to crises. Our society automatically makes a statist response to any problem, an attempt solution that is applied without the problem ever being reasoned out. This paradigm will continue to cause new and unforeseen problems …” - Ron Kimberling, in INDIVIDUALISTS, 6/72, on a talk by Roy Childs on “Neurosis and the Paradigm of Statism.”

STATISM: Coercion is the hallmark of state enterprise and regulated markets; of statism. Statism also does not guarantee that people won’t make mistakes, but it does guarantee everyone will regularly and repeatedly suffer from the mistakes of others.” – ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, 15.10.75. – COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALIM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM,

STATISM: demolishing the wall of étatism which prevents society from assuming a human face. – Quoted in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.14.

STATISM: Despite the fact that men never have found a paradise on earth, many continue to hope for a Shangri-La here and now; and they seek a shepherd to guide them to it. They long for a god or goddess to disperse the “last word” on social, economic, political, moral, and spiritual matters – a source of certitude – a Leader.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p. XV. – That would be still relatively harmless, except to themselves, and rightful towards all those, who agree with them, if they did this only within societies and communities of volunteers, under personal law, i.e., without claiming a territorial monopoly for their kind of utopia. But if they are immoral and irrational enough then they try to impose a territorial model of their supposed paradise upon the population of a whole country. – And like all madmen, they remain unaware of their territorialist spleen, thinking, intolerance and madness. - J.Z, 9.7.08. - LEADERSHIP, FAITH, PARADISE, RULERS, GOVERNMENT, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER, COMPULSION VS. CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS IN ALL SPHERES

STATISM: devoted to the official line or ignorant of any other.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.133. - IGNORANCE

STATISM: Do not consider Collectivists as "sincere but deluded idealists". The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not "idealistic," no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.” – Ayn Rand. – All territorialists, including the advocates of limited governments, constitutionalists, democrats, republicans, are essentially collectivists, authoritarians and coercers, too, whether they are aware of this or not – until they are ready to allow individual and group secessionism, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy to communities of volunteers, including competing governments. – JZ, 2.1.08. - STATE SOCIALISM, COLLECTIVISM, COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM & IDEALISM, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Don't play the "I know it all" game or the game of "the official experts know best" - if you don't want to make yourself ridiculous or powerless. – JZ, n.d. - INTERVENTIONISM, COERCION, COMPULSION, WELFARE

STATISM: Due to the revenues from income taxation, (*) the government is now the largest employer in the country, the largest financier, the largest buyer of goods and services; and, of course, the largest eleemosynary institution. Millions of people are depending upon it for a livelihood. They lean upon the State, the one propertied “person”, even as a bonded servant leans upon his master. They demand doles and subsidies from it, and willingly exchange their conscience (as to the ballot booth) for the gift of sustenance. Wardships under the State, by way of unemployment insurance, public housing, gratuities for not producing, and bounties of one kind or another, has become the normal way of getting along; and in this habit of accepting and expecting handouts, the pride of personality is lost.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.75. - (*) And other taxes! Including the inflation tax! – JZ, 9.7.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TAX SLAVERY, SUBJECTS RATHER THAN FREE PEOPLE OR CITIZENS, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, ALL INDIVIDUALA RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATISM: Each and every time someone say s "there ought to be a law" they are saying that men with guns should enforce their will on innocent others. – Michael Barnett - & LAW

STATISM: Even for anarchists (*) the State cannot be statist enough. They do regret, for instance, the reduction in social services, conveniently overlooking that the State itself never provided social services.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.50. - (*) Many of the leftist ones are also enemies of free contracts, free exchange, monetary and financial freedom, property rights and free markets. To each only the own political, social and economic system. No supposed reform, ideal or utopia is to be any longer territorially enforced. – JZ, 14.9.07, 13.3.14. - STATISTS AMONG ANARCHISTS, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: Even with the best intentions any coercive, monopolistic, centralized and territorial government can always only achieve much less and this more expensively and at huge risks, involved in this territorial coercion of dissenters than voluntary groups and agencies could. – The Welfare State, too, is also, mostly, a Warfare State and, as a territorial monopoly institution already largely totalitarian, even under democratic camouflate or trappings. - JZ, 18.6.92, 13.3.14. – VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPETITION, PRIVATE OR COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, TOTALITARIANISM

STATISM: Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.” – John F. Kennedy in - JFK. - He offered his shoulders all too readily for this. E.g. by doubling the nuclear arsenal of the U.S.A. he did not secure the rights and liberties of the people of the world and of the USA. – Entrusting professional and very well and territorially organized problem makers with the solution of political, economic and social problems is like entrusting the Mafia with the job of eliminating crime. - JZ, 3.1.08. - GOVERNMENTALISM, PANARCHISM, IRRESPONSIBLE TRUST IN TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, SACRIFICING INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN EVERY SPHERE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, NWT, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

STATISM: Every time the government replaces the private sector in the performance of any service or product manufacturing, it costs twice as much, delivers less than half the quality and reliability, puts an end to innovation, results in scarcity and waiting lists, and benefits no one in the long run except bureaucrats, politicians and whoever is willing to give in to whatever type of extortion turns out to be effective." - Rick Gaber - Nizam Ahmad - TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone.” - Frédéric Bastiat. - Precisely, because it lives at the expense of everybody can some gather from it privileges and powers for themselves, at the expense and risk of everybody else. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - INHERENT CONTRADICTION

STATISM: Faced with the pain of freedom, man begs for his shackles. –Gerry Spence- WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, SLAVE MENTALITY

STATISM: Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.” - Sallust. - As if the very existence of masters from which one cannot freely secede would not preclude the full realization of justice. - JZ, 22.8.02. - SLAVE OR SERF MENTALITY, LEADERSHIP, FEAR OF FREEDOM, LIBERTY, MASTERS, SUBORDINATION, SUBMISSIVENESS

STATISM: 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 MillerTERRITORIALISM, STATE VS. SOCIETY, SELF-DECEPTION, DENIAL OF THE TRUTH, STATISM

STATISM: Few of us seem to want to keep government out of our personal affairs and responsibilities. Many of us seem to favor various types of government guaranteed and compulsory "security." We say that we want personal freedom, but we demand government housing, government price controls, government-guaranteed jobs and wages. We boast that we are responsible persons, but we vote for candidates who promise us special privileges, government pensions, government subsidies, and government electricity. – Dean Russell- Quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 12.2.12. - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - GOVERNMENTALISM, SECURITY, JOBS, WAGE CONTROLS, RESPONSIBILITY, PRICE CONTROLS, LEGISLATION, WELFARE STATE, SERF-MENTALITY, FALSE NOTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: IN ONE WORD: TERRITORIALISM, SLAVISHNESS, GOVERNMENTALISM, SOCIAL SECURITY VS. PERSONAL FREEDOM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

STATISM: For a nation whose units are determined to keep their bodies and minds free, all progress is possible. For a nation whose units are willing to place their bodies and their minds in the keeping of others, there are no hopes of growth and movement. It is only reserved to them to fall from one depth to another depth of state slavery, while they live in the mocking dream that they are moving onward and upward.” – Auberon Herbert, Essay Four in the Mack edition, p.182. – NATIONALISM, SUBORDINATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: For every tyrant a thousand ready slaves.” – Source unknown to me. - JZ

STATISM: For statism is not at all irrational from the point of view of those who rule and benefit from the State. Statism is not just a tyranny in the service of abstract ideas; it is a massive system of economic exploitation of the productive many by the parasitic ruling few. … Statism is in the rational self-interest of the exploiters.” – Murray N. Rothbard, in the manuscript of: Towards a Strategy of Libertarian Change, p.45. - EXPLOITATION

STATISM: For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours. - E. P. Thompson - TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: For, while a few things can be directed much, many things can be administered only a little.” – Walter Lippmann, The Good Society, 1937, quoted in: Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.18. - GOVERNMENT, LAWS ADMINISTRATION, INTERVENTIONISM

STATISM: Fundamentally opposed to anarchy is the philosophy of statism, which accepts state intervention into every aspect of human affairs. Statism has been the dominating philosophy of the world – it supported the divine right of kings, the dictatorship of the proletariat and the mob rule of unlimited democracy. It comes under various names including socialism, communism, Fabian socialism, fascism, national socialism (Nazism), the welfare state and the planned economy. Proponents of all these systems have one thing in common – they base their actions on the absurd belief that free individuals are self-destructive and thus their lives must be totally planned and controlled by the state. The result of this philosophy is the total pre-eminence of the state at the expense of individual liberty and the development of a society dominated by elitism, privilege, corruption, coercion and poverty.” – From the Platform of the Progress Party, Australia. – FEAR OF FREEDOM, CENTRALIZATION, POWER, PLANNING, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Given that some social processes must convey inherent constraints, the choice is among various mixtures of persuasion, force, and cultural inducement. The less of one, the more of the others. The degree of freedom that is possible is therefore tied to the extent to which people respond to persuasion or inducement.” - Thomas Sowell. – As if the territorial monopolies and their imposition were the only rightful, rational and desirable options. – JZ, 23.1.08, 11.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, AS UNCHECKED PREMISES

STATISM: Government action to solve social problems – whether it be the public school system, the welfare system, business regulation, the tax system, Social Security, urban renewal, or Swine Flu inoculation – presents a real world picture of colossal failure. Yet, paradoxically, our society resorts almost spontaneously to government to attempt to cure social ills. - This urge to inject the state into every nook and cranny of our lives simply shows that people believe in what they want to believe. If they can imagine some tangible, immediate benefit from government, they will nearly always grasp this “sure thing” rather than some vague social process called “economic liberty”. Although it may be demonstrated clearly that the total cost of government almost invariable exceeds its total benefit, the instinct to want to believe in the pragmatic, concrete and direct attack on a problem through the coercive powers of the state is simply insurmountable nine times out of ten.” – Thomas W. Hazlett, in introducing his article “The Handshake or The Sword”, in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77, p.673.

STATISM: Government can provide a subconsciously agreeable way out for those who wish to avoid responsibilities of self-ownership, and the responsibilities of respecting the self-ownership of others.” – Merilyn Fairskye, FREE ENTERPRISE, last issue, 1976.

STATISM: Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems.” – Ronald Reagan - TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Government is the prevailing idea in modern society; it is the fallacious faith of the times that unwittingly seeks to overcome difficulties of its own creation.” – I. R. Ybarra & Fred Woodworth, THE MATCH, 6/75. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: Government, spelled with a capital G, has become our gold-plated calf. We revere it as the fount of all knowledge and all benevolence. …” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.157. – GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

STATISM: governments everywhere are sustained by the mutually reinforcing agencies of faith and force, …” - H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.115.

STATISM: have we come to look upon our own creature, government, as the all-knowing, all powerful deity at whose altar we must worship if we are to be fed, clothed and housed – all at the expense of each other?” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.161/62. – STATISM, WELFARE STATE, Q.

STATISM: Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they’re always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times.” – Lawrence W. Reed, economist, in THE FREEMAN – STATIST REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: he uses his freedom to enslave himself.” – B. R. Barber, Superman & Common Men, p.65. - If he did so only exterritorially, voluntarily, under his own personal law, then that would be tolerable for others. Alas, he does territorially enforce his statism also upon dissenters – and be it only by his own vote  or the votes of the majority in a country’s population. – JZ, 9.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, STATISTS, VOTING, FREE ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM VS. POLYARCHISM

STATISM: Herbert Spencer called our attention to another type of human frailty from which authoritarianism springs: “Alike to the citizen and to the legislator, home-experience daily supply proofs that the conduct of human beings baulks calculation. He has given up the thought of managing his wife and lets her manage him. Children on whom he has tried now reprimand, now punishment, now suasion, now reward, do not respond satisfactorily to any method; and no expostulation prevents their mother from treating them in ways he thinks mischievous. So, too, his dealings with his servants, whether by reasoning or by scolding, rarely succeed for long; the falling short of attention, or punctuality, or cleanliness, or sobriety, leads to constant changes. Yet, difficult as he finds it to deal with humanity in detail, he is confident of his ability to deal with embodied humanity. Citizens, not one-thousands of whom he knows, not one-hundredth of whom he ever saw, and the great mass of whom belong to classes having habits and modes of thought of which he has but a dim notion, he feels sure will act in ways he foresees, and fulfill ends he wishes. Is there not a marvelous incongruity between premises and conclusions?” (*) - Why is it that a person who obviously cannot manage himself, let alone those who are beholden to him, concludes that he is competent to direct a nation of people or the whole world when even the wisest of men would feel utterly incompetent for any such project? There appear to be at least two reasons. First, the inability to succeed in such “small things” as the management of self and of one’s intimates leads to frustration that can find no release except in affectations of grandeur. And, second, there are in any country countless thousands – often millions – of psychopathic cases who are ready and eager to follow such quackery. There are numberless people who are always looking for a shepherd, and only an incompetent and frustrated person would ever aspire to such a rule. In shot, there is a vast market for Judas goats.” (**) – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.68-70. – (*) Herbert Spencer, The Man Versus the State, Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, 1944, p.117. – (**) Goats used in packing plants to lead sheep to their slaughter. They are trained to betray their kind. – LEADERSHIP SPLEEN, NAPOLEON COMPLEX, POWER ADDICTION, POWER MADNESS, GOD-COMPLEX, RULERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS

STATISM: Here are some Bible verses that reflect libertarian anti-statism: Leviticus 25:10. Ecclesiastes 8:9. Isaiah 9:16, also 32:5; also 61:1. Proverbs 28:15-16, 29:12, 29:26. Psalms 76:12, 136:2 with 136:17-18, 140:1-2, 140-11, and the ever popular Psalm 146:3. Proclaim Liberty. – Robert LeFevre in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Sum. 77 to March Wruble or M.W. to R.L. – I have not checked these references out but hold that, all-over, the Bible is rather a statist than an anti-statist book. – It even demands worship of the supposedly supreme master. – But if it really leads some people to libertarianism, I welcome this and them and do not mind their religious faith. - JZ, 20.9.08. - BIBLE & LIBERTARIANISM, RELIGION, GOD

STATISM: Historical experience teaches that the faith in the State can be increased towards madness and senseless mass murders. Presently the statist super-powers endanger directly the existence of mankind. They arrived at a point in their development where either the governments bury their captive nations or the peoples themselves dissolve the guardianship of their governments and take their fate into their own hands. – The changing slogans of the politicians, e.g., “peace through the relaxation of tensions” or “peace through strength”, do merely camouflage the real situation and do not change the nature of statism.” - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER-MADNESS, NWT, MAD: MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION, DETERRENCE HYPOTHESES, ACCIDENTAL NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, WARFARE STATES

STATISM: How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” – Henry David Thoreau. - GOVERNMENT

STATISM: human mobs cheering an almighty State and its director.” – Poul Anderson, in Rebel Worlds, p.98. – LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POLITICIANS

STATISM: I am more and more impressed in the last few years, with the need of specifically including “limited government” as indispensable in any true concept of liberty. (*) If there is one idea that is held in common by collectivists of every brand, it is the idea of unlimited government. (**) Their solution to every problem is a new law (***), a new handout, a new tax (****), a new dose of inflation (*****) – in brief, a new extension of government intervention and of government power. Every extension of government power is an increase in the scope of government coercion (*** ***), which always means a corresponding reduction in the scope of the liberty left to the individual.” (*** ****). – Henry Hazlitt, in NOTES FROM FEE, May 78. - (*) Unfortunately, most “limited government” advocates, so far, have not considered separating their supposedly ideal “limited government” from one that is still “territorially unlimited” i.e., meant for the whole population of a particular territory, to one that is limited only to its voluntary adherents, to exterritorial autonomy for them, under personal law, leaving all other kinds of freedom lovers and all other kinds of governmentalists alone, to do their things for and to themselves only. - (**) Another one is that their kind of supposedly ideal government, is to be territorially imposed, just like the “limited government” advocates want to territorially impose their ideal. - (***) That would not matter, to others, if it is merely a “personal law” for them! – (****) Voluntary taxation is implied in the concept of individually chosen governments and societies, all for volunteers only! - (*****) Voluntary and competing governments and societies (panarchies) mean also, monetary despotism only for those, who chose it for themselves and monetary freedom and self-chosen value standards for those, who chose them as part of their ideal. - (*** ***) So what, if it is applied only exterritorially, among volunteers in favor or it? - (*** *****) Why complain, once the statists can impose their coercions only upon their voluntary victims? – Limited government advocates have all too much limited the scope of the “limitations” that ought to be imposed on governments. - JZ, 9.7.08, 11.3.11. – LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: I am persuaded that there is absolutely no limit to the absurdities that can, by government action, come to be generally believed.” – Betrand Russell, Unpopular EssaysAn Outline of Intellectual Rubbish. –

STATISM: I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” - Thomas Carlyle, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.45. - COLLECTIVISM, IGNORANCE, BUREAUCRACY, MASSES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, MAJORITIES, PARLIAMENTARIANS, LEGISLATORS

STATISM: I do not wish to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the State look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. It is my heritage to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, 'This I have done’.” - John W. Chalfant. - SECURITY, INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUALISM, INEQUALITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM & SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

STATISM: I have still to hear, see or read a single statist truth. –JZ, 5.2.93, 4.6.08.

STATISM: I recall Lenin’s famous remark has he took over the government, little anticipating how hard it would be. He said, “A baker can run the state”, and proceeded with a lot of half-baked approaches. (*) In the end Stalin came along to crack heads and force-march Russia into the future.” (**) – Gregory Benford, Reactionary Utopias, FAR FRONTIERS, Winter 85, p.226. – States are not “run” but deteriorate, stagnate and finally collapse or self-destruct and do so faster under “big” leaders than under mediocre ones. - (*) His conquest and abuse of the central banking system was more than a half-baked approach. – It made him the only one in Russia able to pay, even if only with inflated paper money. All the others had not considered their monetary freedom options, either. – (**) A totalitarian one, if one can call it a future. The Red Terror regime began already under Lenin. - JZ, 6.4.91, 10.7.08. -  CENTRAL BANKING

STATISM: I think there are four basic Government Traps – popular misconceptions about the nature of government: 1. The belief that government performs socially useful functions that deserve your support. 2. The belief that you have a duty to obey laws. 3. The belief that the government can be counted upon to carry out a social reform you favor. 4.) …” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, … p.81.

STATISM: I will never cease to be amazed at the lemming-like nature of human beings and our unquestioning obedience to authority.” – Michael Moore, Stupid White Men, Regan Books, 2001, p.120. - OBEDIENCE, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.  – Inscription of an image in which one person holds a gun at the head of another. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Andrew Frey's photo. – The best ways to promote and spread e.g. social, political and economic reform ideas is via an Ideas Archive and the panarchistic experimental freedom of panarchism. – JZ, 28.6.13. – TOLERANCE VS. INTOLERANCE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE VS. TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: If government couldn’t easily issue and force acceptance of its monopoly money and could not amass quantities of it through taxation and make itself popular through handing out part of this money and this tax revenue, then how popular would it be? – JZ, 15.3.88, 10.7.08, 11.3.11. – Q., POPULARITY, DEMOCRACY, BUYING VOTES WITH THE PEOPLE’S OWN & INVOLUNTARY TAX TRIBUTES

STATISM: If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves."  Auberon Herbert, classical liberal philosopher and self-described "voluntaryist." – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 21.9.13.

STATISM: If it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne within you is destroyed.” – Kahli Gibran, The Prophet.

STATISM: If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.Thomas Jefferson – Most individuals are not yet in a position to let a government do something or to prohibit it from doing anything. They are not even free to secede from it. Their votes do not empower themselves but, rather, another new territorial government or the old one. – JZ, n.d. & 13.3.14. - TYRANNY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, THE DIVERSE PEOPLES IN ALL COUNTRIES ARE LARGELY RENDERED POWERLESS.

STATISM: If statists rightly perceived anarchism, individualism, libertarianism, individual rights and liberties - then they would no longer be statists. Their state-controlled schooling and their mass media do certainly not enlighten them sufficiently on such subjects. – JZ, 7.7.99, 11.6.98. – ENLIGHTENMENT, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, STATE PROPAGANDA

STATISM: If the shoe doesn’t fit – why try to cram yourself into it?” – John W. Campbell in: The John W. Campbell Letters, vol. 1, 1985 Eds.: Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., et al., AC Projects Inc., ISBN 0-931150-16-7, p.591 - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT & OBEDIENCE VS THE CHOICES OF PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES

STATISM: If we do not halt this steady process of building commissions and regulatory bodies and the special legislation like huge inverted pyramids over every one of the simple constitutional provisions, we shall soon be spending many billions of dollars more. –Franklin D. Roosevelt That insight did not keep him from doing it – but, rather, encouraged him. – JZ, 21.4.13. – NEW DEAL, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, COERCIVE REDISTRIBUTIONISM

STATISM: If we have learned anything at all, it is this: asking Washington’s help to correct a problem, any problem, is like asking an arsonist to help you put out the fire. Throwing out the rascals and voting in a fresh batch isn’t the answer, either.” – Eugene Guccione, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p. 54. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, NEW BUT STILL ONLY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

STATISM: In a thousand ways, with wrong thoughts, arguments and ideas and numerous popular prejudices, the victims of statism ask to become victimized. – But the few remaining dissenters, once freed to secede and to compete freely under full exterritorial autonomy, would sooner rather than later set convincing example to enlighten the vast majority of the statists about their remaining errors, mistakes and prejudices. - JZ, 5.11.95, 28.5.08. – SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, DISSENT, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATISM: In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone.” – Chuck Baldwin 2001 ( - Even the Forefathers did not envision or realize all individual rights and liberties nor have most of the modern political “scientists” and practical politicians. But most of them were pretty efficient in supporting the outlawry of man important individual rights and liberties – and this with the consent or even demand of most of the under-informed and prejudiced voters. – JZ, 13.3.14. - TURNED TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT INTO THE MASTER OF SLAVES OR SERFS

STATISM: In our ignorance we have given government an impossible assignment and the blame for our troubles lies wholly with us.” – Dick Sabroff, THE FREEMAN, May 74.

STATISM: In the statist state entrepreneurs are at the mercy of officialdom.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.132. – And so are consumers, workers, tradesmen, professionals and all their other voluntary and involuntary subjects. – JZ, 13.3.14. - LAWS, POLITICIANS, REGULATIONS, BUREAUCRACY, EMPLOYERS, BUSINESS, MEN, CAPITALISTS, ENTREPRENEURS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Inflation is not caused by the actions of private citizens, but by the government: by an artificial expansion of the money supply required to support deficit spending. No private embezzlers or bank robbers in history have ever plundered people’s savings on a scale comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of statist governments." Ayn Rand - The Objectivist Newsletter – Facebook, 10.10.13. - GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXPLOITATION, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, INFLAITON, PUBLIC DEBT, CRIME, CRIMINALS

STATISM: Irony is a statist calling an anarchist a threat to society. - Dustin Archer and Mike Eskew shared We the Individuals's photo. Dustin Archer and Mike Eskew shared We the Individuals's photo. – Facebook, 26.1.13. - STATE, SOCIETY & ANARCHISM

STATISM: Irony is asking the government to fix the problems it caused. - Asia Barberini shared We the Individuals's photo. Facebook, 26.3.12. - GOVERNMENT

STATISM: It is a curious anomaly,” the great libertarian Albert J. Nock wrote. “State power has an unbroken record of inability to do anything efficiently, economically, disinterestedly or honestly; yet when the slightest dissatisfaction arises over any exercise of social power, the aid of the agent least qualified to give aid is immediately called for. - Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.14/15.

STATISM: It is amazing how few people want more government around income tax time.” – Fritz Knese, THE CONNECTION 116, p.56.

STATISM: It is an unfortunate fact of life that some persons welcome government coercion even when they themselves are its victims, because it relieves them of responsibility for their own actions.” – Peter L. Swan, QUADRANT, 9/79, p.10. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FEAR OF FREEDOM

STATISM: It is as if the same force which is tainted when used by one individual against another, is somehow supposed to be sanctified when placed at the service of powerful institutions against ordinary, relatively weak persons.” – David B. Lyons, Rights Against Humanity, THE PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW, April 76.

STATISM: It is becoming clear that we have confused the state’s blustering eagerness to take responsibility with an innate capacity to exercise it.” – Richard Cornuelle, The Power and Poverty of Libertarian Thought, in: David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.366. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM

STATISM: It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. – Voltaire - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TERRITORIALISM, FOOLISHNESS, LIBERATION, FOOLS, ENLIGHTENMENT, FAITH, BELIEFS, TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICS, IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, RELIGION, CHAINS

STATISM: It is just as difficult to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free.” – Niccolò  Machiavelli, quoted in Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p.V. – Both kinds of people should become or remain free to get their own choices. They should not be territorially forced to submit to either of them or any particular form of them. – JZ, 26.9.07. - SERVILITY, LIBERATION, FREEDOM, ENSLAVEMENT, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

STATISM: It is statism that is reactionary; libertarianism is the only progressive, even, radical, alternative available.” – Stan Lehr and Louis Rosetto Jr., THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, Jan. 10, 1971. – However, all other alternatives except a territorial monopoly system should also be available to the volunteers for them, always at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 13.3.14.

STATISM: It is too little acknowledged that the traditional liberal and elitist critiques of democracy hinge not on the common man’s lack of potential wisdom, but on his lack of actual autonomy. The complaint is not that men cannot rule themselves, but that they do not.” - B. R. Barber, Superman & Common Men, p.121. - He should have added, that there are also those able and willing to rule themselves and to set such examples to the rest. But, under the system of territorial States they are simply not free to do so. – JZ, 9.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM EVEN FOR THE FEW FIRST VOLUNTEERS, SELF-RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. MAJORITARIAN DEMOCRACY

STATISM: It is, indeed, difficult to conceive how men who have entirely given up the habit of self-government should succeed in making a proper choice of those by whom they are to be governed; and no one will ever believe that a liberal, wise and energetic government can spring from the suffrages of a subservient people.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (New York, Barnes & Co., 1862), p.341/42. – Only those, who still believe that a liberal, wise and energetic government is possible and desirable should be subjected to it or free to choose it for themselves. – JZ 29.9.07. - SUBORDINATION, SUBMISSION, SUBSERVIENCE, OBEDIENCE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, GENERAL SUFFRAGE, REPRESENTATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, REGULATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS

STATISM: It must not be forgotten, that it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones, if it were possible to be secure of the one without possessing the other. - Subjection in minor affairs is felt every day, and by the whole community indiscriminately. It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to surrender the exercise of their will. … It is vain to summon a people, to choose from time to time the representatives of power; this rare and brief exercise of their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from gradually losing the faculty of thinking, feeling, and acting for themselves. …” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (New York, Barnes & Co., 1862), p.341/42. – Jacques Maritain points out that these pages were already written in 1835. - SUBORDINATION, SUBMISSION, SUBSERVIENCE, OBEDIENCE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE, GENERAL SUFFRAGE, REPRESENTATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, REGULATIONS, LAWS

STATISM: It rewards those who use coercive-inappropriate means in pursuing their ends; and it harasses and punishes those who use voluntary-appropriate means.” – ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, 15.10.75.

STATISM: It seems that in form of the statist belief in territorial and governments and “great leaders” the old demon cults and the belief in Satan or the Devil, as the “Prince of this World” are still alive. – JZ, 4.12.07. - LEADERSHIP

STATISM: It should be noted that government is not physical. That is, government cannot be physically touched by human hands. Only individuals, which make up the governing body of the state, are physical in substance. Society and government are mere theories without material form. Unfortunately, many people place their faith, respect, patriotism and obedience into an institution which by conservative estimates has killed around one billion men and women in countless wars, prison camps, torture chambers, inquisitions, imperialistic ventures and so forth from Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Attila the Hun, Napoleon, Caesar to thousands of lesser known leaders who had the misfortune to rule in smaller, less powerful nations. … Never question the existence of government, just question who should run it or how it should be operated.” – SLL Leaflet: Who’s Afraid of No Government? - And whether it should exist at all - as a territorial government! - JZ, 11.3.11. - WARS, WARFARE STATE, LEADERSHIP

STATISM: It should not have escaped your notice, but seems to have been ignored by billions of people, that in the 20th Century something on the close order of 250 million people were slaughtered by governments in wars, in death camps, and in torture chambers. Yet anarchists are regarded as dangerous radicals. - Jim Davidson - GOVERNMENTS, ANARCHISTS

STATISM: It was a lop-sided mechanical culture of clanking machines, a technological world that could provide creature comfort, but not human justice nor security. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference? - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.171. - WELFARE STATE, TECHNOLOGY

STATISM: Just as the lynch mob seeks swift penalty at the expense of justice, so the regimented polity seeks its various benevolent objectives at the expense of the very basis of morality, namely human choice. - Tibor R. Machan - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TERRITORIALISM, CHOICE, WELFARE STATE, MORALITY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, JUSTICE

STATISM: Law has always been wrong. Government is the fundamental ism of the soldier, bigot, and priest. -  … It is easy to be independent when all behind you agree with you, but the difficulty comes when nine hundred and ninety-nine of your friends think you are wrong.” - Wendell Phillips, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.163. – That difficulty would disappear with the involuntary submission or subjugation to territorialism. Without it individuals and their groups of volunteer could freely secede and try to do their own things among themselves, as well as they can. – JZ, 13.3.14. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREGINTY & SECESSIONISM UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDEPENDENCE, GOVERNMENT, LAW

STATISM: legalized aggressive force by men against men …” - Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 1/75.

STATISM: Let us turn statism into an individually chosen self-punishment, like flagellation once was. – JZ, 17.9.13. – Full exterritorial autonomy or personal law choices also for all the factions of the remaining and still all too numerous statists, always only at their own expense and risk. That would help to greatly reduce their numbers. – JZ, 19.9.13.

STATISM: Long live Statism, we the elite will take care of you.” – Jack Anderson & Perry Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, 1971, p.9. – What they did for the draft of a libertarian constitution, for a limited government, is still to be done by them or others for a declaration of all individual rights and liberties. It is the details that matter, interest in such large tasks and readiness to collaborate in them. – JZ, 25.6.13, 13.3.14. -  ELITISM, BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, EXPERTS, AUTHORITARIANISM, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PATERNALISM, PATRONAGE, FEUDALISM, PROTECTION, INTEREST IN & KNOWLEDGE OF THE OWN MAJOR AFFAIRS, NOW MISMANAGED BY POWER ADDICTS AS “PUBLIC AFFAIRS”

STATISM: Mankind has evolved from the ability to react instinctively to imminent danger to the reliance upon group protection and State protection. We therefore no longer see the basic threat to survival around us – from war weaponry to the pollution of land, air and sea.” – Anita Weiner, summarizing Norman Cousin’s article: “The Delegation of the Survival Instinct”, SATURDAY REVIEW, April 9, 1966, p. 24. – PRAJ – PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNAL, 32683. - The essential peace ideas are, in my opinion, not sufficiently revealed in this publication. – At least not while I had subscribed to it. - JZ, 9.7.08.

STATISM: Marx once wrote that the illusion that the ‘bosses know everything best’ and ‘only the higher circles familiar with the official nature of things can pass judgment’ was held by officials who equate the public weal with governmental authority.” – Andrei D. Sakharov, Progress, Coexistence …” p.56.

STATISM: Men and women, everywhere, nominally free, seem again to opt for chains. Systems of authoritarianism, even autocracy, begin to reappear and even to claim popular support. Why? What is the process of degeneration? How can it be avoided?” – Lord Hailsham, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 13.4.08. – Prior state interventions, their number probably still uncounted, caused numerous problems towards which individuals and families feel helpless. E.g., housing, goods and service shortages, mass unemployment, inflations and sales difficulties. Not knowing that territorial governments caused them, being brought up as statists in government schools or government-controlled private schools, they then call then for the territorial State, i.e., the very cause of most remaining problems, for a solution, instead of asking for the right of individuals and whole dissenting groups to secede and to experiment, freely, with alternative solutions among volunteers. From the successful experiments the solutions would then spread rapidly to most other groups, communities and societies. The territorial States tend to repeat the same wrongs and mistakes over and over again, and charge all taxpayers for them and subject all their subjects to them, sometimes for thousands of years (history of price controls), often for centuries or decades. (e.g. rent controls.) The alternative all-over society of “panarchism”, one made up of diverse and individually chosen and exterritorially quite autonomies communities of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly (“panarchies”, “polyarchies”, “personarchies” etc.), is so far seriously considered only by very few people. This has happened although panarchism, or free choice of governments or societies, is merely the equivalent to religious freedom, to experimental freedom in science and technology and to the remaining private liberties and personal choices that we still do enjoy. Once we become quite sovereign consumers and entrepreneurs for competitively supplied alternative "public" services, we will soon tend to make much better choices than we can make now, under territorial “free elections” and “free governments” with “the vote”, which only leads to merely to more territorial party politics and wars as usual. – This alternative has remained foreign even to most “minds” of large corporations, more accustomed to lobby for governmental bailouts, subsidies, tax concession or privileges than for exterritorial autonomy for their corporation and for all other groups of like-minded volunteers. – JZ, 9.7.08, 11.3.11, 13.3.14. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

STATISM: militarism and statism are relics and throwbacks of (*) the past, … they are incompatible with the functioning of an industrial civilization.” – Murray N. Rothbard in an essay in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, ed. by Dorothy Buckton James, p.72. - (*) relics of or throwbacks to? – JZ

STATISM: Most Americans still believe that government owes them certain favors, such as income security, public housing and urban renewal, free education and medical care, and so forth. Their call for benefits is an implicitly demand that the financial means be seized from others. They would not be asking for social programs if they were expecting to (*) cover the costs in proportion to benefits.” – Hans F. Sennholz, THE FREEMAN, 12/78, p.724. – (*) to have to? – JZ - SOCIAL PROGRAMS, HAND-OUT MENTALITY, GIMME, WELFARE STATE, SOCIAL SECURITY

STATISM: Most Americans would say that they disapproved of violence. But what they really means is that they believe it should be the monopoly of the state.” – Edgar Z. Friedenberg, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, Oct. 20, 1966.

STATISM: Most of the troubles in this world are due to the fact that most of the men (and women) think and act most of the time more as wards of the State than as men and women. – J.Z, 21.6.83.

STATISM: Most people ... aren't just ignorant or stupid: they genuinely prefer government control of their own and their neighbors' lives. We can hand out flyers for the rest of our lives, publish as many books as we like, make speeches until we're blue in the face, and most of them aren't going to change their minds. While they disagree among themselves about the details, authoritarians of one sort or another constitute an overwhelming majority. – Max Orhai, LIBERTY MAGAZINE, 6/04, p.23. – However, the statists have their numerous factions, too, not only within their political parties. They can be split up, just like religious hierarchies once were, through full religious tolerance or religious freedom, so that their numerous churches and sects remain relatively harmless to outsiders, like e.g. the Mormons and Jehovah’s witnesses are. With panarchist options aimed at and achieved also for all kinds of statists, it will be much easier to negotiate or otherwise achieve them for all the diversity of anarchists and libertarians as well. Experimental freedom or freedom of action for all, setting all free to do their own things for or to themselves, will create maximum satisfactions for the time being and go on maximizing satisfactions by all the people remaining free to secede from any statist or other organization and joining or establishing another one, all of them without a territorial monopoly, one that would satisfy them more, at least for the time being, at their stage of the enlightenment process. Only the territorial monopoly has to be abolished and it can be abolished by mobilizing the statist dissenters as well. Experimental freedom works well e.g. in science and technology. It would also work well for the political, economic and social systems that volunteers desire for themselves. To each his or her own utopia, always only at the own expense and risk. That would keep them busy and relatively harmless to others. – JZ, 27.4.13. - & TERRITORIALISM OF THE MAJORITY, A GOOD ARGUMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY SECESSIONISM & ALSO FOR A LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, A LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, DIRECTORY ETC. SEE MY 2010 DIGITAL BOOK TEXT: “NEW DRAFT”. IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, APATHY, DISINTEREST IN THE OWN MAJOR AFFAIRS, AUTHORITARIANS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE & TOLERANT EXPERIMENTS - WOULD MAKE PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE POSSIBLE. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, FREE MARKETS & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM  AS WELL AS FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIAITON IN EVERY SPHERE. ONLY THEN WOULD PROGRESS & ENLIGHTENMENT BE GREATLY SPEEDED UP, AS THEY WERE IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

STATISM: Most people hate to make decisions. … That’s why governments and religion have been so successful.” – Natalee Hall, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 5.8.73. - DECIDOPHOBIA

STATISM: Most people will not take advantage of freedom – this has been true in the past and will continue to be true for quite some time into the future. Regardless of the opportunities, their lives will continue as usual.” – Skye d’Aureous and Natalie Hall, in THE LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, date? p.2. – Panarchism, polyarchism and personal law experiments of others will tend to become tolerable for them, since they remain outside observers and expect to have the last laugh about the seceded “fools” doing their own things only against themselves, or so they would believe. – JZ, 13.3.14.

STATISM: Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, Jr. – STATISM, UTILITARIANISM, TYRANNIES, MAJORITIES, NECESSITY

STATISM: Never wage war on religion nor upon seemingly holy institutions, for this thing has too great a force upon the minds of fools.” – Francesco Guicciardini: Ricordi Politici, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Always wage an enlightenment campaign against it, but do it equipped with the most suitable reference tools, even if these have to be compiled first, in WIKIPEDIA fashion. Otherwise, you leave you life in the hands of fools and their shepherds, the “great” leaders. – JZ, 10.7.08. – FOOLS, LEADERSHIP

STATISM: no amount of sacrifice, faith or fanaticism on the part of their adherents can make any form of “Statism” work successfully in practice for the reason that the successful operation of the basic false principle in all forms of Statism would contradict nature and thus frustrate the end and purpose for which human beings are created.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.58.

STATISM: No system of justice or morality is possible unless one supposes a man is accountable for what he may do. The assumption of this is the essence of libertarianism, just as absolving a man of responsibility is the essence of statism.” – Ronald F. Cooney, THE FREEMAN, 5/73.

STATISM: Nobody seems to like large policing powers, powerful bureaucracies and politicians – and yet almost everybody places more tasks, funds and powers into their hands. – JZ, 16.10.78

STATISM: None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Goethe - & DEMOCRACY, CONSENT, SLAVERY, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, REPUBLICANISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

STATISM: None of them had protested the simultaneous Europeanization of America: bloated government, unlimited armament, official nosiness, censors, secret police, chauvinism. …” - Poul Anderson, Sam Hall. – STATE SOCIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

STATISM: Not a small part of government’s success in achieving its superior position over its citizens can be attributed to its success in teaching them to “love their servitude”. Control of men, as Machiavelli pointed out centuries ago, is much easier and far less dangerous if rulers can gain the cooperation of their subjects – i.e., if they can successfully implement mind control – rather than having to rely solely on the use of force.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.290.

STATISM: Nothing a government claims is too preposterous for most of its citizens.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.220. - For all too long they believed in an omnipotent God, now they believe in an omnipotent government. - JZ, 9.2.02. - GOVERNMENT, VOTING, MASTERS, IGNORANCE

STATISM: Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few, and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers.” – David Hume, Essays, Vol I, p.23, (London 1822.). - With interests largely confined to family, household, jobs and “news” selected by others, and amusements, games and sport, it is no wonder that they act largely like sheeple. – The old Roman saying for the plebs: “bread and circus” does, largely, still apply. But their amusement distractions have been greatly multiplied. So they would still even dance “at the edge of a volcano” or with the nuclear war threat hanging above them. But they are also, like infants, constitutionally and legally deprived of any major decision-making concerning their own affairs, not only regarding war and peace and habituated to that condition, confined to petitions and at most mere protests. They are living all their lives in a territorial nursery or prison, apart from e.g. some government licenced tourism, to gawk at others in similar subordinated conditions. – JZ 2.10.07. - GOVERNMENT, RULERS & RULED

STATISM: Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; conversely, every lot is happy if you are content with it. (Nihil est miserum nisi com putes; contraque beata sors omnis esquanimatate tolerantis.) – Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severianus, A.D. c.480-525. -  VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, HAPPINESS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, ANY KIND OF STATISM FOR STATISTS ONLY, ANY DEGREE OF FREEDOM FOR ANY KIND OF FREEDOM LOVERS, CONTENTMENT, SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY, TO EACH HIS OWN, TOLERANCE FOR THE TOLERANT

STATISM: Of course, state capitalism or statism, has failed. But the free market hasn’t failed. If you look at the history of Marxist economics, there is no evidence that they have anything, which is an improvement over the free market. Not only have Marxist planners caused uncounted murders, tortures, and the expropriation of untold sums, but also they haven’t delivered the goods, even in the sense of running a viable economic system. … “– Murray N. Rothbard, in PENTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL, 10/76, interview. - COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, MARXISM

STATISM: One of the never solved enigmas of life is the number of people that bear a commission from no one, who, as a rule, are least informed on the principles of government, but who insist in exercising the power of government to make their neighbors live the lives they desire to prescribe for them.” – Oscar W. Underwood, Drifting Sands of Party Politics, p. 365. – The worst feature of present governments, namely their territorialism, is upheld even by most anarchists and libertarians. No wonder they did not get anywhere as yet. How can they sufficiently enlighten others when they themselves are not yet sufficiently enlightened on this! – JZ, 9.7.08. – Experimental freedom is required for economic, political and social systems as well. – JZ, 13.3.14. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, POWER, MAJORITIES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE

STATISM: only the State is to be trusted or loved; the State is good and all else is evil. … the lie of the State when it says that all was poverty and evil before the coming of the State; that only the great, benevolent State stands between the people and decadence and starvation.” - Tom Godwin, The Greater Thing, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1954, British edition, p.88. - PROTECTIONISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, CONTROL, RULE, REGULATIONS, LAWS, POWER

STATISM: Organized police force – government – should control the creative and productive actions of the people. … No exceptions – stands for a philosophy that is opposed to the free market, private property, limited government way of life.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p. 62/63.

STATISM: Orwell is starting to look like an optimist!” – Anonymous - TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

STATISM: Our formula is this: everything within the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.” – Benito Mussolini. – FASCISM, TOTALITARIANISM

STATISM: our spines were already setting in a servile arc.” – Solzhenitsyn, Gulag 3, p.263.

STATISM: People always expect a government to work miracles – even people who are fairly bright other ways.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.272. – Otherwise, instead of “other ways”? – or: “in other ways”? - JZ

STATISM: People are so used to depending on the government to get things done they forget how to do things for themselves.” – Steven J. Schneider, THE FREEMAN, Sept. 76, p.540. – SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DEPENDENCY

STATISM: people biased by the bureaucratic superstitions of statism, did not realize that offices and clerks cannot solve any problem.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.6. – Certain private offices, clerical work and sufficient collaboration could come to tackle most of the remaining libertarian tasks, starting, perhaps, with a libertarian projects list online and a libertarian ideas archive and talent center. – JZ, 13.3.14. – ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN WIKIPEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PROJECTS LIST, LIBRARY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COLLECTION AS WELL AS A COMPREHENSIVE INDEX TO ALL LIBERTARIN WRITINGS, LIBERTARIAN JOKES, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, DEFINITIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, ARGUMENT MAPPING, NEW DRAFT

STATISM: People constantly speak of  'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. They may have some better man working for them, but they themselves are seldom worthy of any respect." - H. L. Mencken - GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, THE WORST GET TO THE TOP

STATISM: People no longer get alarmed by alarming events. There are office bearers appointed to deal with them and they expect them to be able and willing to do so: Individual responsibilities abdicated to politicians and bureaucrats while the citizens amuse themselves or cheer one or the other of the officials, the ignorant, prejudiced, corrupt and power-mad false pretenders and fumblers, who already know that they can get away with almost anything. – JZ, 29.9.85, 10.7.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, LEADERSHIP

STATISM: People once accustomed to masters are not in a condition to do without them. If they attempt to shake off the yoke they still more estrange themselves from freedom, as, by mistaking for it an unbridled licence to which it is diametrically opposed, they nearly always manage, by their revolutions, to hand themselves over to seducers, who only make their chains heavier than before. The Roman people itself, a model for all free peoples, was wholly incapable of governing itself when it escaped from the oppression of the Tarquins. Debased by slavery, and the ignominious tasks which had been imposed upon it, it was at first no better than a stupid mob, which it was necessary to control and govern with the greatest wisdom; in order that, being accustomed by degrees to breathe the health-giving air of liberty, minds which had been enervated or rather brutalized under tyranny, might gradually acquire that severity of morals and spirit of fortitude which made it at length the people of all most worthy of respect.” – Rousseau, Dedication to the “Discourse on the Origin and Foundation of Inequality”, 1755.

STATISM: people, losing sight of their own dignity and all their own energy, think themselves undone if they are not governed and controlled in every thing.” – Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.126. – Ibid, p.125: “overgrown children”.

STATISM: Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” - Robert A. Heinlein - LABELS, CONTROLS, FREEDOM

STATISM: Re-elect NO ONE for Congress. –Let the statists have their voluntary associations and competing governance systems - as long as they let us have ours! – John Zube - Facebook, 27.2.14. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY

STATISM: Reformation and Counter-Reformation had pushed religion to the front: but after two centuries the original theory, that government must be undivided and uncontrolled, began to prevail. … Government so understood is the intellectual guide of he nation, the promoter of wealth, the teacher of knowledge, the guardian of morality, the mainspring of the ascending movement of man. That is the tremendous power, supported by millions of bayonets, which grew up… and was developed, by much abler minds, chiefly at Berlin; and it is the greatest danger that remains to be encountered by the Anglo-Saxon race.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.273. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: Reliance for all that is good is on government.” – W. F. Buckley, God and Man at Yale, p.109. – How can one come to rely for something that is good on something that is as wrong and irrational as a territorial government is? – JZ, 10.4.09. – E.g. as represented by most of its laws, politicians, bureaucrats and also all too many of its policemen and judges. Mostly they do form Warfare States and more or less authoritarian regimes even over all peaceful dissenters. Even the best of them still have territorialism, taxes and public debts in common with totalitarian regimes. Few are without a standing army. Are any of them without secret services? – JZ, 14.3.14.

STATISM: resisting the alluring promises of false Utopias, which for over 6000 years have kept the vast majority of people underfed, poorly clothed, embroiled in wars, and surrounded by famine, pestilence, and human degradation.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p.263, final remark. – What would have happened if all the utopias had been kept in print – together with all the criticism of them? To do that in print on paper would have been expensive. Most of them are by now at least available on microfilm. All could be very cheaply published digitally, on disks, together with their refutations or supplementations, to the extent that they need them. I would also like to see a separate collection of all the pro-freedom utopias. Most of them are, probably, still missing in most private libraries even of anarchists and libertarians. Since 3000 of them would fit onto a single CD and even 15,000 on a DVD, there is not real excuse for not so publishing them. – JZ, 12.9.08. – UTOPIAS, STATE SOCIALISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, FEAR OF FREEDOM, ORGANIZED RESTRICTIONISM IN MOST CASES, DIRECTED AGAINST INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIBERTARIAN SF

STATISM: Seeing that hundreds of years of atheist propaganda have not yet shaken religious beliefs, e.g. in a God and a devil, out of most people’s heads, how can I hope to convert you to see your salvation for secular problems in individual rights and liberties instead of in the territorial State? – JZ, 16.8.95. – Enlightenment has to become much better organized and almost automated to get somewhere. Some of the tools for this would be an Ideas Archive, a Refutations Encyclopedia and electronic argument mapping, an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties. - The Internet, in its present form, operating already for over 2 decades, does not to seem to have provided sufficient enlightenment as yet, but, instead, almost like the mass media, seems to have spread more errors and prejudices than truths. – JZ, 28.5.08. – ATHEISM, INTERNET, LIBERTARIAN, RELIGION, ENLIGHTENMENT, TERRITORIALISM, FAITH, CONVERSIONS, NEW DRAFT

STATISM: Servitude debases man to the point where they end up liking it.” – Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims, 1746, p.22. – “Slaves come to love their chains.” – is the extreme expression of this tendency. If the chains are silken bonds or invisible dependencies, under false pretences and assumptions – then they can be all the easier imposed and maintained. – JZ, 15.11.85. – SERVITUDE, FEUDALISM, SLAVERY, LEADERSHIP, OBEDIENCE, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME AMONG HOSTAGES, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Since outright slavery has been discredited, "democracy" is the only remaining rationale for state compulsion that most people will accept.” – Joseph Sobran in The Myth of ‘Limited Government’ - DEMOCRACY A MERE EXCUSE OR COVER, SLAVERY, FEUDALISM, SERFDOM, TAXATION, REPRESENTATION, COMPULSION, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM & MAJORITY DESPOTISM VS. RIGHTS & LIBERTIES FOR ALL DISSENTING MINORITIES

STATISM: Slave-mindedness is the hateful thing, whether it follows Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt, Mussolini - what matter? Is not the mass-leader, too, the most slave-minded of all?” - Albert J. Nock, 1870-1945. SLAVE MENTALITY

STATISM: Slavery holds few men fast; the greater number hold fast their slavery.” – Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, 1st ce., 22.11, tr. E. Philllips Barker. - SLAVERY

STATISM: Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.” – Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762, 1.2., tr. G. D. H. Cole.

STATISM: Smash statist slavery – everywhere! – JZ, 26.6.08. - That is hardly a sufficient advice, far less a rightful and efficient program. - Well, I at least tried to supply it in my two peace books on - JZ, 11.3.11.

STATISM: So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, 1937. – PERSONALITY OR HERO CULT, LEADERSHIP

STATISM: Socialist, Social-Democrat, Communist, Fascist, National Socialist (Nazi) – all demand that Government make a better social system; that Government control the men who produce and distribute goods; that Government create security for men on this earth. – The basis of all this thinking is ignorance of creative energy; it is ignorance of the real nature of human beings; it is the ancient, pagan superstition that Authority controls a static, limited universe. – This belief is at least six thousand years old.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.140.

STATISM: 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 Hawes - STATIST THIEVERY & ROBBERY, REDISTRIBUTION SCHEMES, WELFARE STATES, TRANSFER PAYMENTS, TAXES, TRIBUTES, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATES

STATISM: some people don’t see government as it is because they don’t want to. They believe the State is what they want it to be – a godlike Authority, a last resort in all human difficulties. While there is no rational reason for believing that a policeman is our best defender or that a judge offers true justice simply by virtue of living at taxpayer expense, some Americans are so unaware of their personal strength they have been brought to accept propaganda to the contrary.” – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.93. – POLICE, JUDGES, FEAR OF FREEDOM, OBEDIENCE, SUBMISSIVENESS

STATISM: Somehow the human race had to get it into its collective head that it couldn't rely on magical forces or omnipotent guardians to protect it from its own stupidity. Man would have to trust in his own intelligence, reason and ability to look after himself. The decision was in his own hands.’ - James P. Hogan, The Code of the Lifemaker, p.100. - & RELIGION, POWER & MYTHS, STUPIDITY & KNOWLEDGE, SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, REASON, INTELLIGENCE, FATE, SELF-RESPONSIBIITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUALISM

STATISM: State power has an unbroken record of inability to do anything efficiently, economically, disinterestedly or honestly; yet when the slightest dissatisfaction arises over any exercise of social power, the aid of the agent least qualified to give aid is immediately called for.” – Albert Jay Nock, quoted in DANDELION, Fall 79. – POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERSHIP, WHILE, UNDER TERRITORIALISM THE WORST TEND TO GET TO THE TOP & TO STAY THERE FOR ALL TOO LONG

STATISM: Statism assumes that paying money to, receiving handouts from and obeying territorial government commands can solve any problem. Libertarians assert that it solves nothing but only enlarges older problems and creates new ones. – JZ, 25.5.93

STATISM: Statism exaggerates mistakes and institutionalizes failures.” – E.R.C. WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, 15.10.75.

STATISM: Statism gained supreme control over the bodies and lives of men.” – D. M. Kulkarni, THE INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, May 75. – Even over the minds of the majority in every country. – JZ, 14.314.

STATISM: Statism has created more problems than solving them.” – D. M. Kulkarni, INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, 5/75.

STATISM: Statism is a deadly disease. – JZ, 17.3.94. – How deadly? Just look at the nuclear arsenals of several territorial States, ready for almost instant use and, possibly to likely, sufficient to wipe out mankind. – JZ, 4.6.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WINTER

STATISM: Statism is a disabling belief and attitude. – JZ, 17.3.93, 4.6.08.

STATISM: Statism is a religion. It is a frame of thought based on unprovable hypotheses. Its primary assumption is that the State is a living entity, independent of its personnel.” – Frank Chodorov, One is a Crowd, p.101.

STATISM: Statism is a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war. It leaves men no choice but to fight to seize political power – to rob or be robbed, to kill or be killed. When brute force is the only criterion of social conduct, and unresisting surrender to destruction is the only alternative, even the lowest of men, even an animal – even a cornered rat – will fight. There can be no peace with an enslaved nation.” – Ayn Rand, “The Roots of War”. - I would mostly ascribe these characteristics to the territorialist feature of all present States. – And her conclusion is quite false: There can be no peace with the enslaver of any nations or other groups of peaceful people – but, precisely the captive nations and suppressed minorities are our natural allies, although, presently, only secretly. It is up to us to fully recognize and mobilize them as our allies, e.g., through recognizing corresponding governments in exile for all of them and concluding a treaty on quite rightful war and peace aims with them, against the common enemies: despotic and tyrannical territorial regimes. – But then Ayn Rand never really comprehended the concept of competing governments, competing societies or competing panarchies. See her flawed arguments against the concept in: “The Virtue of Selfishness”. – Roy Child criticized her stand once in an Open Letter to Ayn Rand, but, later, unfortunately, and without stating his reasons, he withdrew this criticism. I still uphold my criticism of it, in an early issue of PEACE PLANS. - JZ, 10.7.08. – SECRET ALLIES: ALL THE SUPPRESSED GROUPS, MINORITIES TO MAJORITIES, IN ALL DESPOTICALLY RULED COUNTRIES, GOVERNMENTS- & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS, REVOLUTIONS & MILITARY INSURRECTIONS AGAINST DICTATORSHIPS, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, CLEARLY & TRUSTWORTHILY DECLARED, SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE, AYN RAND, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES FOR ALL, SECESSIONISM

STATISM: Statism is a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war that leaves men no choice but to fight to seize power over one another. In a full dictatorship, that civil war takes the form of bloody purges, as in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. In a "mixed economy", it takes the form of "pressure group" warfare, each group fighting for legislation to extort its own advantages by force from all other groups.” - Ayn Rand, War & Peace, LA TIMES, June 24, 1962. – DICTATOSHIPS, LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, DEMOCRATY VS. GENUINE SELF-DETERMINATION & SELF-GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM

STATISM: statism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others – on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program. –Leonard Read – A longer version, somewhere else in his writings, follows: statism is but socialized dishonesty. It is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others – on the grand scale. There is no moral distinction between petty thievery and “from each according to ability, to each according to need”, as practised by the State, which is to say, there is no moral distinction between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax (*), TVA, federal aid to education, subsidies to farmers, or whatever. There is only a legal distinction. Legalizing evil does not affect is moral content; it does no more than to absolve the moral offender from the type of penalties inflicted by policemen.” (**) - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/81. – (*) all taxes! – (**) and legislators and judges! – JZ, 9.7.08. - NEED, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TAXATION, MORALITY, STATE SOCIALISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENTALISM, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION, ROBBERY, THEFT, EXPROPRIATION

STATISM: Statism is nothing more than gang rule.” - Ayn Rand, War & Peace, LA TIMES, June 24, 1962. – The country-wide Mafia, formally sanctioned by the majority of its victims, in every State. What it represents is mainly only its own interest in its own “turf”. – JZ, 14.3.14. – MAFIA, THE WORST GET TO THE TOP, LEADERSHIP, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM TO MINORITY DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL MAJORITIES & MINORITIES, UNITY SPLEEN OR FALSE PRETENCE

STATISM: Statism is the enemy of progress. It is the adversary of all growth except its own.” - Alexandro Castellanos, REASON, 6/99.

STATISM: Statism is the greatest bluff – played against you with your own cards, stakes, lives, rights and liberties. – JZ, 23.4.89, 20.7.08.

STATISM: Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. - Ayn Rand - & WAR – quoted by Capitalism – Facebook, 9.12.13. - There would not be much production without world-wide and country-wide division of labor and free exchange – and free exchange requires monetary-, clearing- and financial freedom. – JZ, 14.3.14. STATISM: Statism: the belief that you require permission to be free. – Nizam Ahmad shared Free Detroit’s photo. – Facebook, 26.1.14.

STATISM: Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production.” – Ayn Rand - Countries and territories are also statist and collectivist notions. Countries and territories don’t produce. People and their voluntary associations do, unless they are hindered by governmentally legalized monopolies or outright prohibitions. – JZ, 2.1.08. – It is not a country that is free and produces - but free people. – JZ, 5.4.09. - A country is just a geographical notion and as such it is neither free nor un-free. Only its population can be free or unfree. A country produces nothing. All that is produced – apart from spontaneous wild growth - in and on it is due to human ingenuity and efforts. – JZ, 23.4.13. – Even natural products require harvesting efforts, tools, machines, transportation and preservation efforts and facilities. – For free exchange, A. R., too, had nothing better to offer than an exclusive rare metal currency. - JZ, 25.6.13. – Any exclusive currency might satisfy its advocates, at least for a while, but it is not sufficient to facility all desired and needed exchanges. Only free market monies and clearing facilities can achieve that, combined with full financial freedom. – JZ, 14.3.14. - TAXATION, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, WORKING, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTIVITY, LOOTING IN FORM OF TAXES & OTHERWISE, VS. FREE SOCIETIES SURVIVING & PROSPERING BY FREE ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION & FREE EXCHANGE, PLUNDERBUNDS, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM

STATISM: Statism, which forces all of us within its orbit, is nothing but a political system of organized plunder, managed by every conceivable type of pressure group. Plunder is dishonest, and statism, its organizer, grows apace!” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/81. – Also in “We never had it so good”, in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 60. PLUNDER, DISHONESTY, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATES

STATISM: Statism: the belief that you require permission to be free. – Nizam Ahmad shared Free Detroit’s photo. – Facebook, 26.1.14.

STATISM: Statists like to propagate the idea that the state is essential to preserve law and order, and that chaos would result if there were not state-run force. Yet chaos is precisely what is being created by statism.” – Frederick Macaskill, In Search of Liberty, p.73. – CHAOS, LAW & ORDER, GOVERNMENT,

STATISM: Statists: Their visions include only pyramid building, slavery, feudalism, under fancy names and pretences and mass obedience, mass destruction and mass slaughter to defend these “achievements”. – JZ, 3/77 10.7.08. – STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SLAVERY, FEUDALISM, NATIONALISM, PROTECTIONISM, WELFARE STATES

STATISM: Take up a daily newspaper and you will probably find a leader exposing the corruption, negligence, or mismanagement of some State department. Cast your eye down the next column, and it is not unlikely that you will read proposals for an extension of State supervision … Thus, while every day chronicles a failure, there every day reappears the belief that it needs but an Act of Parliament and a staff of officers, to effect any end desired.” – Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, January 79, p.4. – LAWS, LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENTALISM, REGULATIONS

STATISM: Taking somebody's money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it's taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it's National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it's National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it's counter-intelligence. – Robert Anton Wilson – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, ORGANIZED CRIME AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, GOVERNMENTALISM, NATIONALISM

STATISM: Taxes, laws, territorial political powers and decision-making monopolies and our numerous errors, prejudices and false assumptions have turned all of us more or less into voluntary or involuntary slaves of a few masters and decision-makers, all pretending that they are protecting us and look out after our interests. But their salaries and pensions clearly indicate that they look out mainly after their own interests. If they offered us only clear benefits, then why don’t they allow us to secede from them and their benefits – and burdens? If they were confined to volunteers then their systems would collapse or shrink to powerlessness because of a shortage of voluntary victims remaining to them. – JZ, 22.4.96. – STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, MODERN FEUDALISM & SERFDOM, TAX SLAVERY

STATISM: Territorial governments constitute a highly addictive habit. Moreover, they are forced upon whole populations and cause more harm than any addictive drug. Nevertheless, they are everywhere legalized instead of outlawed. – JZ 24.10.05, 29.10.07. - ETATISM, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, POWER ADDICTION & POWER-MADNESS, GOING TO THE PREPARATIONS FOR A GENERAL NUCLEAR WAR

STATISM: Territorial governments got us penned in and treat us as their property and all too many people like it that way. – JZ, 17.7.87. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Territorial statism impoverishes, exploits, dominates and incapacitates us, sickens, wounds, cripples and often even kills us. – And yet we have so far put up with it, simply because we did not imagine its opposite would be rightful, possible, practicable and adaptable to all rightful individual preferences. - 17.3.94, 4.6.08. – Google brought me recently 227 million search results for “personal law”. – JZ, 14.3.14. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL ALW & SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATISM: Territorial statism is a destructive virus that has infected all our systems, beliefs and institutions.” - JZ, 24.5.00, 2.2.02. - TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, MONOPOLISM, CENTRALIZATION, COLLECTIVISM, STATE SOCIALISM

STATISM: Territorialism or governmentalism (statism) is the "reformism" of the new Dark Ages. – JZ, 24.10.93. 11.3.11.

STATISM: That habit of treading in ruts and trooping in companies which men shall share with sheep.” – A. E. Housman, 1859-1936, The Editing of Juvenal, 1905. “Sheeple” is an apt name for such “people”. I do not remember, who coined that term. – JZ, 9.9.07. - VOTING CATTLE, ALL TOO OBEDIENT SUBJECTS, SUBMISSIVENESS, MAN, SLAVISHNESS

STATISM: That which arose in Northern Europe about the time of our revolution settlement [that is, 1689] was a new form of practical absolutism. Theological monarchy had done its time, and was now followed by military monarchy. Church and State had oppressed mankind together; henceforth the State oppressed for its own sake. And this was the genuine idea that came in with the Renaissance, according to which the State alone governs, and all other things [? – JZ] obey. Reformation had pushed religion to the front: but after two centuries the original theory, that government must be undivided and uncontrolled, began to prevail. It is a new type, not to be confounded with that of Henry VIII, Philip II or Lewis XIV, and better adapted to a more rational and economic age. [? – JZ.] Government so understood is the intellectual guide of the nation, the promoter of wealth, the teacher of knowledge, the guardian of morality, the mainspring of the ascending movement of man. That is the tremendous power, supported by millions of bayonets, which grew up in the days of which I have been speaking at Petersburg, and was developed, by much abler minds, chiefly at Berlin [? – JZ.]; and it is the greatest danger that remains to be encountered … - Lord Acton, - Lectures on Modern History, London, Macmillan & Co, 1906, p.289. - ABSOLUTISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER OPPRESSION, EXPLOITATION, POWER ADDICTION, ENFORCED OBEDIENCE, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: the absurd supposition that by planning and control the State is able to relieve the citizen of his responsibilities.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.59. – WELFARE STATE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PLANNING, CONTROL, STATE SOCIALISM

STATISM: The absurdity of trying "to 'free' man by putting him in bondage." - Anderson/Miles, Constitution, p.23. , PROTECTIONISM, WELFARE, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, STATE SOCIALISM

STATISM: The American experiment has come and gone. Whatever freedoms the people still might have as their own, are monitored and registered and taxed at virtually every turn.” – Jeff Baxter - HAS SO FAR WON IN AMERICA

STATISM: The basic belief that an elected government must rule your life is a religion of the utmost insanity. - Capitalism – Facebook, 12.10.13. – However, if it is practised not territorially but only exterritorially, by its volunteers, then it is tolerable for outsiders. – JZ, 12.10.13. - GOVERNMENTALISM, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM


STATISM: The belief that ones values should be imposed on others through institutionalized coercion. – THE CONNECTION 124,p.87.

STATISM: The citizen got the impression that the State is a cow that is fed in heaven and milked on earth.” – Erika Herbst, Alle suchen nach Loesungen – wir haben sie, S.112. - JOKES

STATISM: the compensations promised by religion in a future life have been replaced by the compensations in this life promised by this new religion founded on the belief in the divine right and infallibility of the State. This religion has gained such a hold that no failure, however clearly demonstrated, can shake the belief that it is possible “de refaire de sociétés à coups de décrets”. – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.184. – LAWS, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, BUREAUCRACY

STATISM: the concept that the government can do everything much cheaper and better – whether it be building houses, making and selling electric power, lending money, controlling the economy, or what not. But this faith in government as an economic wizard is founded on sand. … All it can do in the economic sphere is transfer wealth from one set of pockets into another.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p 73/74. – It can also prevent much wealth from coming into existence, destroy much wealth, depreciate its monopoly currency, cause inflations, deflations and stagflations and greatly reduce employment and hold up development. – JZ, 9.7.08. – As David Friedman once stated: Everything the government does costs at least twice as much. – Quoted from my flawed memory only. – JZ. -  STATE SOCIALISM, BUREAUCRACY VS. PRIVATE ENTERPRISE COMPETITION, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: The danger is statism.” – Murray N. Rothbard, in PENTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL, 10/76, interview.

STATISM: The danger isn ‘t that Big Brother may storm the castle gates. The danger is that Americans don’t realize that he is already inside the castle walls. – Wayne LaPierre in - BIG GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, ENEMIES, BIG BROTHER

STATISM: the dogma that the State is supreme, all-wise and all-powerful; that the State, alone, is fitted to direct the lives of men, that it is their protector, and that without it all would be chaos and evil. … their State-formed convictions that the State is good and omnipotent, that anything which would refute that is something wicked and dangerous, something to be destroyed.” - Tom Godwin, The Greater Thing, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1954, British edition, p.97. - STATE, MEN, CHAOS, EVIL, LAW, ORDER, FREEDOM, THE SPLEEN OF THE DIVINE STATE OR STATE GOVERNMENT & OF THE ALL-WISE, BENEVOLENT & ALL-KNOWING PARLIAMENT

STATISM: The dogma that the State or government is the embodiment of all that is good and beneficial and that the individuals are wretched underlings, intent on inflicting harm on one another and badly in need of a guardian, is almost unchallenged. He who proclaims the goodness of the State and the infallibility of its priests, the bureaucrats, is considered an impartial student of the social sciences. All those raising objections are branded as biased and narrow-minded. The supporters of the new religion of statolatry are even more fanatical and intolerant than were the Mohammedan conquerors of Africa and Spain.” – Ludwig von Mises, in Planned Chaos, quoted by Frank Chodorov, in Out of Step, p.178. – They had ca. 250 million human beings as human sacrifices during the last century. – JZ, 14.3.14.

STATISM: The early American did not lean on his government because he stood erect.” – Thomas Hewes, Decentralize for Liberty, p.131. – AMERICANISM, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, “ROOT, HOG OR DIE!”

STATISM: the ever-increasing willingness on the part of the public to relinquish their traditional responsibility to some state agency; …” - Arthur N. Chamberlin III, Mann, Dewey & Disaster, a CIE pamphlet. – And yet the same people often express their dissatisfaction with politicians, bureaucrats, their laws and regulations! – JZ, 9.7.08.

STATISM: the famous declaration of August 18, 1792: “A State that is truly free ought not to suffer within its bosom any corporation, not even such as, being dedicated to public instruction, have merited well of the country.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.162/63. – In other words: When the State is free, the individuals and voluntary groups of individuals are not. – JZ, 5.3.88. - STATIST TERRITORIAL ABSOLUTISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLY STATE, CORPORATIONS, AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, CONTRACTARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATISM: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, // But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – Shakespeare – How many, even today, are seriously interested in all their individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 5.4.09. - SLAVE MENTALITY, SUBORDINATION, UNDERLINGS, OBEDIENCE, Q.

STATISM: the general reluctance to embark on constructive policies, directed towards the removal at least of the economic causes of war. … the extraordinary energy which rulers and even the ruled put into such destructive and war-provoking policies as re-armament, the centralization of executive power and the regimentation of the masses.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, p.45. – WARFARE STATE, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: The German, among all civilized peoples, subordinates himself most easily and permanently under the government under which he lives and is most removed from the urge to innovate and to resist the order that has been introduced. His character is rationality combined with sluggishness. He does not examine the introduced order or think about a new one himself.“ – Immanuel Kant, Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht, 1798, quoted from Reiche, Dies Buch gehoert der Freiheit, S.63. – JZ tr. of: “Der Deutsche fuegt sich unter allen zivilisierten Voelkern am leichtesten und dauerhaftesten der Regierung, unter der er ist, und ist am meisten von Neuerungssucht und Widersetzlichkeit gegen die eingefuehrte Ordnung entfernt. Sein Charakter ist mit Verstand verbundenes Phlegma, ohne weder ueber die schon eingefuehrte zu vernuenfteln noch sich selbst eine auszudenken.“ – Germans, too, are made up of individuals and not two of them are quite alike. Some of them represent each of the colors of the ideological spectrum. Moreover, they are not a pure race, as Hitler tried to make people believe, but a mixture or many diverse ethnic groups, including those of many conquerors. I believe that this generalization by Kant is one of his few that are least based upon facts. The unity spleen may have been strong in Germany, because for a period of centuries it was split up into a few dozen feudal regimes. – JZ, 14.3.14. – GERMANS, IN KANT’S VIEW

STATISM: the government enthroned as the patriarchal source of all blessings, the healer of all wounds, the savior of society a singular entity to which one prays for his share of his neighbor’s goods. … all are tainted by the hypocrisy of public distribution of private goods.” – Jack Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, Dec. 76, p.716. – WELFARE STATE

STATISM: The government is not your daddy. The government is not your mommy.” – Anonymous, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: The governments gave them the greatest oppressions and exploitations and, nevertheless, they approve of governments and love them, those, who cause greatest insecurities – and they believe themselves safe under them. – JZ, 25.11.76, 10.7.08, 14.3.14.

STATISM: The great are great only because we are on our knees. - Let us rise!” - Max Stirner

STATISM: The greatest, most wrongful and harmful superstition of our time. – JZ, 24.10.93.

STATISM: the heaven-by-way-of-government muckrakers attached to individualism a value-impregnated adjective – rugged. The word itself has no moral content; when applied to a mountain it is purely descriptive, when applied to an athlete it carries a favorable connotation. … the “rugged individualist” was the fellow who threatened to foreclose the mortgage on the old homestead if the fair damsel refused his hand in marriage; or he was the speculator who made use of the stock market to rob “widows and orphans”; or he was the fat and florid buccaneer who lavished diamonds on this ladylove.” – Frank Chodorov, What Individualism Is Not, in Fugitive Essays, p.207. – ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM

STATISM: The idea of “doing everything for everybody’ can lead only to the citizen being turned into a ‘grown-up baby’.” – John Bowle, Politics and Opinion in the 19th Century, p.231. - WELFARE STATE

STATISM: The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic. - H. L. Mencken - IDEAS, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, REFORMERS & INNOVATORS, LEGISLATORS, ENFORCED IDEAS

STATISM: The King Knows Best. Macaulay finally boiled Southey’s system down to one fundamental principle: “That no man can do anything so well for himself as his rulers, be they who they may, can do it for him, and that a government approaches nearer and nearer to perfection, in proportion as it interferes more and more with the habits and notions of individuals.” - To Macaulay, such a view was incredibly naïve and showed no understanding at all of history, economics, or human nature: “The division of labour would be no blessing, if those by whom a thing is done were to pay no attention to the opinion of those from whom it is done. The shoemaker in the Relapse, tells Lord Foppington that his lordship is mistaken in supposing that his shoe pinches. “It does not pinch; it cannot pinch’ I know my business; and I never made a better shoe.” – This is the way in which Mr. Southey would have a government treat a people who usurp the privilege of thinking.” – Bruce Bartlett, THE FREEMAN, 5/75. – Compare: “The wearer only knows where a shoe pinches.” – English proverb. -

STATISM: The leaders plotted, and the rest followed like sheep – unless they could be roused to see that only muttonhood awaited them.” – Brian Aldiss, Equator, in The Future Makers, ed. by Peter Haining, p.155. – LEADERSHIP, PEOPLE, SHEEPLE, FOLLOWERS

STATISM: the legally-sanctioned violence of statism …” - William Chadwick, THE FREEMAN, 3/76.

STATISM: The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." - Frederick Douglass (1857). - OBEDIENCE, SUBMISSION, SLAVE MENTALITY & TYRANNY

STATISM: The major problem confronting those who seek to promote individual liberty is not that there is too much government interference in people’s lives. It is that most people want too much government interference.” - Merilyn Fairskye, FREE ENTERPRISE, last issue, 1976.

STATISM: The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise.” - Mark Twain - GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. – U.S. Senator William Borah – TERRITORIALISM, SUBMISSIVENESS, SLAVE- & SERF-MENTALITY, HISTORY, GOVERNMENT

STATISM: The masochist lives by the maxim that it is better to be wanted as a victim than not to be wanted at all.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.62. – Let statists have their beloved States, exterritorially, for their kinds of volunteers, as long as e.g. anarchists and libertarians and all other faiths, convictions and ideologies or other groups can have their choices of alternative societies for themselves. – Panarchism, polyarchism, man-archism, person-archism etc. – for everybody! To each his own! – JZ, 10.7.08.

STATISM: the mass of the people has consciously or implicitly accepted the Hegelian dictum that “the state is the general substance, whereof individuals are but the accidents.” It is this acceptance of the state as “substance”, as a supra-personal reality, and its investment with a competence no individual can lay claim to, that is the special characteristic of the twentieth century.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.41.

STATISM: the mass production of individuals perpetually craving authority and leadership and forever afraid of walking on their own or of thinking for themselves.” – M. Brinton, The Irrational in Politics, p.6.

STATISM: the method of the Reds was one of deliberate terror. In their organization of the Cheka, the dread instrument of arrests, searches, and executions, which acted almost as a government within a government, the Bolsheviks in theory and in practice abandoned all the hard-won principles upon which the West had come to depend for justice to the common people: the principle that the State is made for man and not man for the State, the principle that the individual is innocent in the eyes of the law until prove guilty, the principle that it is better to release a hundred guilty persons than to punish one man unjustly. The representatives of the new order frankly admitted that they would rather punish a hundred innocent men than let one culprit escape; to them humanity was nothing and the State was all in all. Hence humanity was trampled, flouted, and left to groan and bleed, while the State arose cold, aloof, and fortress-like upon foundations of battered bodies and wrecked lives. A little like the Girondists of the French Revolution, the new Revolutionaries had passionately embraced a religion of the State; like the Girondists (*), they had introduced a Terror before which heads freely rolled; they had made the State a god, as bleak and implacable as Baal or Moloch of old, a god that required his offerings in human blood, in the desolation of hearths, and in the sobs of the bereaved.” – Stanton A. Coblentz, The Long Road to Humanity, p. 405. – (*) More so the Jacobins, I believe. – JZ - TERRITORIALISM, SOVIETS, COMMUNISM, NAZIS, FASCISM, MAOISM, STALINISM, LENINISM

STATISM: The mob is the mother of tyrants.” - Dionysius of Halicarnassus, c. 54 - 7 B.C. - MAJORITY, DEMOCRACY, TYRANNY

STATISM: The more numerous public instrumentalities become, the more is there generated in citizens the notion that everything is to be done for them, and nothing by them. Every Generation is made less familiar with the attainment of desired ends by individual actions or private agencies; until, eventually, governmental agencies come to be thought of as the only available agencies.” – Herbert Spencer.

STATISM: The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” - Steve Biko. - AGGRESSION, OPPRESSION, IDEAS, WEAPONS, DICTATORSHIP

STATISM: The myth of legitimate authority is the secular reincarnation of that religious superstition which has finally ceased to pay a significant rule in the affairs of men. … the slow extinction of religious faith over the past two centuries may encourage us to hope that in time anarchism, like atheism, will become the accepted conviction of enlightened and rational men.” – Robert Paul Wolff, On Violence, JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, Oct. 2, 1969, p.616. – Only if the anarchists and libertarians adopt the same policy that the religious and anti-religious people adopted, namely, religious freedom or religious tolerance for all kinds of statists and anti-statists, all without involuntary followers and any territorial monopoly, i.e. panarchism or experimental and associational as well as secessionist freedom. – It is extremely unlikely that all will advance to libertarian or anarchist points of view and practices at the same time, and is also quite unnecessary. Even now we have many religious groups doing their own things for or to themselves, mostly without bothering any humanists, rationalists, deists or atheists or each other. - JZ, 9.7.08. - ANARCHISM, RELIGION, ATHEISM, PANARCHISM,  POLYARCHISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: The nineteenth century French utopian socialist Etienne Cabet was egregiously mistaken in his fundamental belief … nothing is impossible for a government that wants the good of its citizens.” – Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.191.

STATISM: The only choice is freedom or dictatorship, capitalism or statism (state control).” – Ayn Rand, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.3.76.

STATISM: the only means to free people from their many miseries lies in freeing them from the false faith instilled in them by government, …” - Tolstoi, Letter to a Non-Commissioned Officer, p.19.

STATISM: The path of freedom is blocked much more by those who wish to obey than by those who desire to command.” – M. D. Petre.

STATISM: The perpetual strain of trying to make government or corporate bureaucracy do something or refrain from doing something – eventually takes its toll in frustration and disillusionment.” – Richard Cummings, Proposition 14, p.105. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL CHOICES IN EVERYTHING!

STATISM: the position of "well-meaning statists", which is a contradiction in terms.” - Ayn Rand, Post Mortem, 1962, LA TIMES, November 18, 1962. - GOOD WILL OR INTENTIONS

STATISM: The power of the State does not lie in the strength of its armies but in the minds of its subjects and their willingness to obey.” – Joseph De. Jan, The Freedom Adventure, p.11.

STATISM: The prevailing European awe of the state has produced an endless number of tyrants, wars, and low standard of living.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom … p.97. - TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political and related controls in the state at the cost of personal liberty.” – American College Dictionary, N.Y., Random House, 1957. – The equivalent of many former religious hierarchies. – JZ, 10.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, CENTRALIZATION, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, CONTROLS

STATISM: the problem of excessive expectations from government action, endemic to democracy …” - Samuel Brittan, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, Nov.20, 1975.

STATISM: The seeds of today’s runaway government were planted when it was decided that government should help those who can’t help themselves. From that modest, compassionate beginning to today’s out-of-control mega-state, there’s a straight, unbroken line. Once the door was open, once it was settled that the government should help some people at the expense of others, there was no stopping it.” – Harry Browne - WELFARE STATE

STATISM: the sense of belonging to a force nothing could stop.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.189. - The second-hand power addiction of the obedient statist. - JZ, 10.10.01. - TRUE BELIEVERS, POWER, MORALE, FANATICISM, COLLECTIVISM, FAITH, IDEOLOGUES, MISSIONARIES

STATISM: The slave’s chains are still there; yesterday, about his neck, today, about his mind.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.130.

STATISM: The state everything; man nothing! The citizen’s life aim is to find fulfillment in being employed by the state – “swallowed by the machine and spewed out again as dead ciphers.” This continues the whole task of the so-called “totalitarian state” which has been set up in Italy and Germany. … fascism “marches over the body of freedom”. – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.249.

STATISM: The state exists not merely to make life possible but to make life good.” – Aristotle. – Limited government advocates still seem to believe that, in spite of all the experience with territorial States in the meantime. – JZ, 11.7.08. – WELFARE STATE, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: The state has no resources of its own. It has nothing, it possesses nothing, that it does not take from the workers. When, then, it meddles in everything, it substitutes the deplorable and costly activity of its own agents for private activity." - Frederic Bastiat – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 29.1.14. -  MEDDLING, INTERVENTIONISM, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SUBSIDIES, BAILOUTS, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: The statist asserts that every human being owes his life and his existence to “his” State; but isn’t it very curious and informative that no upholder of the statist ideology proceeds to the ideas, which seems naturally connected, to prove the assumed need for the State by subjecting it to free competition? …” - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3.

STATISM: The Statist is one who believes in the common good and he favors that organization, which is the greatest threat to it. – JZ, 3/73.

STATISM: The statist sees there is a pressing problem, but he has NO idea of the solution. – Paul Stevens, THE FREEMAN, 11/74.

STATISM: The stronger the State is, the stronger statism tends to become. – JZ, 26.6.75.

STATISM: The territorial State is based on the “principle” of the Old Testament: “I am the Lord thy God, and thou shalt have no other gods before me.” – Just replace “State” with “God” and “gods” with “States”. – JZ, 6.9.94. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATISM: The thesis of statism that the members of the government and its assistants are more intelligent than the people, and that they know better what is good for the individual than he himself knows, is pure nonsense. The Fuehrers and the Duces are neither God nor God’s vicars. - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. - LEADERSHIP

STATISM: The thing has to end—has got to end—with an objective situation that satisfies everybody. … "First, strong. Or, at least, tough as a nut to crack. A system that will fight tooth and nail on its own against any possible would-be conqueror." … "Second, prosperous and stable on its own terms … - David Weber & Eric Flint, Crown of Slaves, Baen Ebooks, free online. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, GOVERNMENTALISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FULL FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, POLYARCHISM

STATISM: The Tribesman seeks a situation where ‘everything that is not compulsory is forbidden’; where he has pure ritual and taboo to guide his actions. Rulebooks and law-books can provide such guidelines just as well as tribal traditions. …” - R. G. Cleveland, ANALOG, Feb. 73. – LAW & ORDER

STATISM: The trouble is, the statist aren't in doubt and so they do, between them, and as the majority, in a "democratic" system, hand over not only their own liberties and rights but our own as well - and do not permit us to secede as individuals and groups of dissenters.” - JZ, 29.1.02. - TERRITORIALISM, DOUBTS

STATISM: The will of men is not shattered (by the welfare state), but softened, bent, and guided. Men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence. It does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, until each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - WELFARE STATE

STATISM: the will to freedom, which signifies the will to responsibility, is rarely a ruling passion.” – David Wiek, ANARCHY 8.

STATISM: The worship of the state is the worship of force.” - Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. – GOVERNMENT, FORCE, MIGHT RATHER THAN RIGHT

STATISM: The worst addiction is that to government actions. – JZ, 17.9.87.

STATISM: There are few places now for the ruthless vigor of British Statism to manifest itself except upon the person and property of individual Englishmen. The present Socialist Government of England lost no time in promptly canceling the time-honored paroles which some of its more naïve subjects had come to regard as “English liberties”. To end this confusion once and for all the Attorney General of England, Sir Hartley Shawcross, M.P., in 1946 had to remind the English people that: “Parliament is sovereign; it may make any laws. It could ordain that all blue-eyed babies be destroyed at birth.” – But of course, the Attorney-General was merely restating the old absolutist doctrine against which Americans successfully rebelled in 1776.” - Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.61. - BRITISH EMPIRE, COMMONWEALTH, PARLIAMENTARISM

STATISM: There are three things, which I do not want the government choosing for me: my doctor, my school, and my God. – Doug Newman – My own list of unwanted government services would be very long, so would that of most other people, I believe. We will get what we want for ourselves only under exterritorial voluntarism, competing governance or personal law, which are largely outlawed by territorial governments – our “great helpers and protectors”. – JZ, 26.4.13. - GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM IN HEALTH SERVICES, EDUCATION & RELIGION, DECLARATION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

STATISM: There has been a general immature stampede to the White House, calling upon “mother” government. “You do it for me”, is the saying of a child.” – Gilbert R. Gadzikowski, THE FREEMAN, Sept. 60, p.11.

STATISM: There has long existed and still exists a terrible superstition, which has done men more harm, perhaps, than the most awful religious superstitions, and it is this superstition, which with all its might and perseverance the so-called political science upholds. The superstition is similar in every respect to religious superstitions. It consists in the affirmation that, besides the duties of man to man, there are still more important obligations to an imaginary being. In theology the imaginary being is God, and in political sciences the imaginary being is Government.” - Leon N. Tolstoi, quoted in George Seldes, under Government.

STATISM: There is a higher plane of human interaction than good intentions backed by the force of the state.” - Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Facebook, 22.9.12. - & GOOD INTENTIONS -

STATISM: There is no country in the world in which everything can be provided for by the laws, or in which political institutions can prove a substitute for common sense and public morality."-- Alexis de Tocqueville, "Democracy in America" - quoted by Michael Morrison on Facebook, 5.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: there is no longer the widespread belief that you can solve major or personal problems by handing it all over to Washington.” - Milton Friedman, THE NATIONAL TIMES, Australia, 3.1.77.

STATISM: There is nothing new in state interventionism. It is as old and reactionary as societal organization itself. Always, when it permeates the body politic, it kills the nation.” - Spruille Braden, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Societal organization, when quite voluntary, is thereby not reactionary. And if all statist organizations were also not territorial but merely voluntary then, thereby, they would not be reactionary but part and parcel of an overall experimental freedom that would accelerate progress. – JZ, 5.4.09. – INTERVENTIONISM, , VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PROGRESS, SOCIETY

STATISM: There is one religion more dangerous than any other. It has been responsible for more murder and suffering than all others combined. Its followers blindly accept its rhetoric without question, while allowing themselves to be enslaved by its policies. This religion’s worshippers are so inured that they have accepted its rules as laws and will obey them even to their own detriment. This religion is called STATISM. - Gian Piero de Bellis shared V is For Voluntary's photo. - AS A RELIGION

STATISM: They call it protection, justice, defence, welfare and security – while they produce neither. – JZ, 4.7.96. – Territorial, coercive, monopolistic and largely centralized States are, by their very nature unable even to approach these ideals close enough. – JZ, 4.7.96, 28.5.08.

STATISM: they want a government to govern FOR them, not against them; but that they should govern themselves is an idea wholly foreign to them; … - R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.63, on Alexander Herzen.

STATISM: Those who want government to solve all problems are government supremacists.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.7. (She added, that she saw the term “government supremacist” first in the e-zine, the VIGO EXAMINER.) - STATISTS, GOVERNMENTALISTS

STATISM: Throughout society, the centralizing style of organization has been pushed so far as to become ineffectual, economically wasteful, humanly stultifying, and ruinous to democracy.” – Paul Goodman, People or Personnel, Random House, 1965, quoted in: Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.18. – WELFARE STATE, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Thus at a moment when the governments of the world have conspired to stop international exchange, when in most countries payments to other countries are prohibited, when tariff barriers are to high for all but a small proportion of merchandise to surmount them (*), the trouble ensuing is still attributed to Capitalism. When twenty or thirty Acts of Parliament have rendered the getting of coal an intricate legal problem, and when a powerful trade union has forced twice as many men as are wanted into the coal industry, it is still Capitalism that has failed. The public always tends to be obsessed with the stupid notion of the infallibility of public action. That which is done by Parliament, must be right.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.48/49. - (*) and when the money issues remains centralized, monopolized and mismanaged, causing inflations, deflations and stagflations! – JZ, 4.6.08. - CAPITALISM, PUBLIC ACTION, PROTECTIONISM, INTERFERENCE, MEDDLING

STATISM: Thus, Marx, in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, writes, quite in the Industrialist spirit: This executive power, with its enormous bureaucratic and military organization, with its ingenious state machinery, embracing wide strata, with a host of officials numbering half a million, besides an army of another half million, with appalling parasitic body, which enmeshes the body of French society like a net and chokes all its pores, sprang up in the days of the absolute monarchy. - Ralph Raico, Classical Liberal Roots of the Marxist Doctrine of Classes – Ludwig von Mises Institute - However, his all-over effect was to promote territorial statism even towards totalitarianism, for all too long & for billions, to some extent, still. – JZ, 26.10.12. – & MARX IN SOME OF HIS WRITINGS, MARXISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, COMMUNISM

STATISM: To a greater or less degree, then, all the civilized communities of the modern world are made up of a small class of rulers, corrupted by too much power, and of a large class of subjects, corrupted by too much and irresponsible obedience.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, 1937, p.58.

STATISM: to the political mind the State is all that is moral.” – “Chameleon”, THE CONNECTION 127, p.5.

STATISM: Today and for two generations there has been abroad in the land a naïve faith in government as the solution to all problems – a belief in the ability of legislation to satisfy any need. Events in the last decade, when that trust reached its zenith in the Great Society programs, have dealt several stinging blows to the faith but it had become so deeply ingrained that it yields slowly to opposing evidence.” – James C. Patrick, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. - LAWS, LEGISLATION

STATISM: Totalitarianism is much more than mere bureaucracy. It is the subordination of every individual’s whole life, work, and leisure, to the orders of those in power and office. It is the reduction of man to a cog in an all-embracing machine of compulsion and coercion. It forces the individual to renounce any activity of which the government does not approve. It tolerates no expression of dissent. It is the transformation of society into a strictly disciplined labor-army (as the advocates of socialism say) or into a penitentiary (as the opponents say). At any rate it is the radical break from the way of life to which the civilized nations clung in the past.” – Ludwig von Mises, quoted in ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, 15.10.75. – As such it is “merely” an extreme form of statism. – JZ, 10.7.08. – TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: Tradition says that Tiberius, as often as he left the Senate House, used to explain in Greek, How ready these men are to be slaves!’ Clearly, even he, with his dislike of public freedom, was disgusted at the abject abasement of his creatures.” - Tacitus, Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, p.137. - How much did they risk by disobedience or by criticism? - Wasn't he the foremost terrorist of his time? - JZ, 25.1.02. - SLAVE MENTALITY, OBEDIENCE

STATISM: Truman in his first seven years of office collected in taxes and spent more money than all previous Presidents of the United States put together. The same sort of thing with varying degrees of violence has been happening almost everywhere, which may seem to justify the theory that we are merely the helpless victims of world forces and must accept the position that life itself is a sort of lease or licence granted to the individual by the superhuman organism called government or State.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.18. – PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE.

STATISM: Twentieth century man believes in the state as firmly and implicitly as medieval man believed in the church – as an institution whose authority can’t, finally, be questioned. I don’t mean that people never complain about the government; obviously they complain about it all the time. But they very rarely challenge it in principle by asking where it gets its right to exist in the first place. More often than not, even their complaints are really demands that it do more than it is already doing.” – Joseph Sobran, “Arizona Republic”, December 14, 1990.

STATISM: Under statism the government is not a policeman, but a legalized criminal that holds the power to use physical force in any manner and for any purpose it pleases against legally disarmed, defenseless victims.” - Ayn Rand, War & Peace, The Ayn Rand Column, LA TIMES, June 24, 1962. - LIMITED GOVERNMENT

STATISM: Under the scalpel of law and reason, the mysteries and myths of the state disappear, and we see that those who support the state (like those supporting religion) are either frauds or dupes.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason VI, in Works I, Shiveley’s introduction, p.4.

STATISM: Unfortunately, the State does not become any better by so many good people, in their whole and quite blinded dedication, serving it like the faithful serve their God.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, p.143. – JZ tr. of: “Leider wird der Staat dadurch nicht besser, dass ihn so viele gute Kraefte in ihrer verblendeten Hingebung, wie die Glaeubigen ihrem Gotte, dienen.”

STATISM: Unlike markets, which specialize in improving and learning, governments are deeply ignorant institutions that pride themselves in repeating bad and stupid policies forever, and never ever admitting that they are wrong. Probably every citizen of the world observes that about his or her own government. There is a pattern here! The reform of the world order needs to observe that pattern and act on it. – Jeffrey Tucker, quoted by Jim Carigan shared Strictly Voluntary's photo. – Facebook, 28.2.14. – TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

STATISM: Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” - Albert Einstein, AUTHORITY

STATISM: Until now you believed that there were tyrants. Well, you were deceived; there are only slaves; where one obeys, no one commands.” – Amselm Bellagarrigue, quoted in THE MATCH, Sept.75.

STATISM: Very soon there will be two or three of these bureaucrats around every Frenchman, one to prevent him from working too much, another to give him an education, a third to furnish him credit, a forth to interfere with his business transactions, etc. etc. Where will be led by the illusion that impels us to believe that the state is a person who has an inexhaustible fortune independent of ours? …” Frederic Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.129. - That would be financially impossible, for the bureaucrats want to be paid even more than the average wage or salary earner. – JZ, 10.7.08. -

STATISM: Walter Lippmann, who set definite standards of authority and literacy in political journalism, once wrote of “… the vicious paradox of the gradual collectivism which has developed in western society during the past sixty years; it has provoked the expectation of universal plenty provided by the action of the state while, through almost every action undertaken or tolerated by the state, the production of wealth is restricted.” – THE FREE NATION, 14.9.70. - WELFARE STATE, COLLECTIVISM, INTERVENTIONISM

STATISM: WARNING: Trust in the ability of government to solve complex social problems has been shown to cause serious harm to human beings and destruction of public property. - Scott Molon Labe Twist shared Libertarian Girl's photo. - Libertarian Girl – Facebook, 23.8.13. 46,359 likes. - TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, WELFARE STATE, POLICE STATE

STATISM: was it Tolstoy who remarked on mankind’s urge to venerate its destroyers?” – B. D. Hoyos, QUADRANT, 5/82, p.77. – SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS

STATISM: Wasting your time arguing with irrational people – people who believe that something for nothing is possible, that theft is justified by a “worthwhile” end, or that government is a living, omnipotent, omni-benevolent entity that can solve everyone’s problems. You do not have enough time to improve your well-being, enhance the cause of liberty, and also function as a flyswatter.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.331. – The “fly-squatting” could be almost automated, if we bothered to compile an encyclopedia of the best refutations. – Then, on any point, you could simply point it and tell the statist: try to refute the refutation of your idea, which you can find in this work. Or, we might be able, to throw the refutation almost immediately on a wall or screen, if a suitable projector is used in connection with a PC. – One would point it out and go on discussing something else, that is new and not yet refuted. – JZ, 9.7.08.

STATISM: We act as if the State can feed us when we are hungry, heal us when we are ill, raise wages and lower prices at the same time, educate our children without costs, give us electricity by passing laws, and improve the game of baseball with regulations. We need just pass a law and then stand back and be overwhelmed with all the goodness of life.” – Rae C. Heiple II, in THE FREEMAN, LAWS, WELFARE STATE

STATISM: We are addicted to governments. That’s one addiction we do have to give up. – JZ, 3/77. - The worst addiction is that to governments. - D.Z., 3/71. – The worst addiction is that to territorial governments. – JZ, 10.7.08.

STATISM: We are all crippled by governmentalism (or statism, laws and bureaucracy) in our minds and in our actions. – JZ, 9.9.89.

STATISM: We are going to have to learn how to live without government. Government is now obsolescent if not obsolete. We have to learn to manage our affairs without it. – “Isn’t it true, honey that most people look at government as though it were a big daddy? They expect the men in government to be all-wise and all-powerful. Just in the same way they think about God. The only trouble is that there isn’t anyone who fits that bill. So people are constantly disillusioned and hurt. They keep expecting government to be super-human. And then they are heart-broken when evens prove them wrong.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.201.

STATISM: We aren’t the servants of any state. On the contrary, the state serves us. (*) And poorly, too. I think we should give it notice. – P. J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores, VII. - (*) Should serve us, if it can and we, individually, want it do that for us. – JZ, 24.11.12. - TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

STATISM: 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. – NAZIS, HITLER REGIME, WELFARE STATE, NATIONAL SOCIALISM, NSDAP

STATISM: We cannot solve the problems of today with the same thinking that created the problem.” - "Einstein's First Law" - (?), LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, MONOPOLIES, PROHIBITIONS, SUBSIDIES

STATISM: We find in a growing statism the explanation for our double standard of morality. The same person to whom stealing a penny from a millionaire would be unthinkable will, when the state apparatus is put at his disposal, join in taking billions from everybody, including the poor, to aid and abet his private gain or his personal compassion for those he cannot or will not help with his own resources. In the first instance, we observe the whole man as he acts self-responsibly and, in the second instance, the fragmented man, one whose welfare responsibility rests not with self but with the State.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/81. - TAXATION, MORALITY, THEFT, WELFARE STATE, RESPONSIBILITY

STATISM: We have become accustomed to two quite different, and contradictory, modes of political discussion. The first assumes that the citizen – of whatever class – has lost, or is rapidly losing, confidence in politicians. The second assumes, quite as readily, that answers to problems – whether of housing, or of welfare, or of medicine – must be provided by the state; and the state is the politician. Since, if views at all logically, the implicit problems of the second mode of thought are insuperable – no state system can solve all our problems, or even most of them – the first mode comes into its own and we blame politicians for our declared dependence on them. …” - Patrick Cosgrove, in the anthology 1985, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.74.

STATISM: We have been living amidst one of the great revolutions of human history, and we hardly know it: the penetration of the State into every aspect of human life and society. Some people regard this as good and "progressive," others regard it as tyrannical; but either way, it’s a fact, a transformation as great as, say, the Industrial Revolution. Absolutely nothing is now beyond the scope of State power.” - Joseph Sobran, 1/27/04. - Territorial State powers would soon collapse like the Berlin Wall, if only exterritorial autonomous voluntary communities under personal laws become seriously and widely discussed and, at least somewhere, set up as practical demonstrations. The conversion would go faster and with little if any blood sacrifices than the conversion of monarchies or dictatorships into democracies or republics. Only some flawed to wrong ideas, about the supposed necessity of territorial politics, laws, constitutions, administrations and jurisdictions do have to become rejected. That isn't much of a sacrifice but, rather, a job of clearing one's mind of dangerous rubbish. - JZ, 25. 11. 06.TERRITORIALISM, STATE

STATISM: We live at a time when there is a disposition to think that the government ought to do this and that, and that the government ought to do everything … If the government takes into its hands that which the man ought to do for himself, it will inflict upon him greater mischiefs than all the benefits he will have received or all the advantages that will accrue from them.” – William Ewart Gladstone, 26. Oct. 1889; The Speeches of W. E. Gladstone, Vo. 10, 1892, p.132. - GOVERNMENTALISM, SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE, & SELF-HELP

STATISM: We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.” - Marilyn Manson - Kevin Davis – Facebook, 12.10.13. – VOLUNTARY VICTIMHOOD, SUBMISSIVENESS, OBEDIENCE

STATISM: We must remember that the principal instrument of government is coercion and that our government officials are no more moral, omnipotent, nor omniscient than are any of the rest of us. Once we understand the basic principles, which must be observed if freedom is to be safeguarded against government, we may become more hesitant in turning our personal problems and responsibilities over to that agency of coercion, with its insatiable appetite for power. - W. C. Mullendore - Anja Hartleb in Facebook, 12.2.12

STATISM: We’ve been thoroughly trained in government institutions where every day for twelve of our most impressionable years we took a loyalty oath before starting our work.” Hal O’Boyle - & STATIST EDUCATION

STATISM: What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. – Thomas Sowell – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, PROHIBITIONISM, LEGALIZED INTOLERANCE

STATISM: What matters most of all is that the people, all people, should lose the sheeplike instincts and habits with which their minds have been inculcated by an age-long slavery, and that they should learn to think and act freely. It is to this great task of spiritual liberation that anarchists must especially devote their attention.” – Errico Malatesta, Il Risveglio, December 14, 1929. - MENTAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, MORALITY, SLAVE MENTALITY

STATISM: What must be done is to change the philosophy of the people. Today they still look to government to rectify wrong, forgetting or not knowing that most of the wrongs have been perpetrated by government.” – From THE GARGOYLE, New Jersey, U.S.A., in PROGRESS, Melbourne, Feb. 77.

STATISM: Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called. – John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), Economist and Philosopher. – TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STATISM: Whatever isn’t prohibited is compulsory.” – Source unknown to me. – JZ – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

STATISM: When violence is covert, legal, and approved by a majority, it is more deadly by reason of its disguises. It works stealthily to increase friction in society and to erode and corrupt social bonds. The shadow lengthens, political intervention and control increases, men rely more and more on violence to gain their ends. We careen, unwittingly, toward the servile state. This eventually is not being forced upon us; we are doing it to ourselves, largely in ignorance of what it is we are really doing.” - Edmund A. Opitz, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - & VIOLENCE

STATISM: Whenever the government causes a crisis, Congress and the president of the United States will almost surely give even more power and authority to the agency that is most responsible for the calamity." - William L. Anderson – CRISES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, PRESIDENTS, PARLIAMENTS, GOVERNMENTS, REFORMS

STATISM: Whenever there is some trouble in any area of the economy, the simplest solution to many people is "Let the government fix it." Yet … every time the government uses its money or its power to favor this group or that … the net result is such a web of supports, subsidies, interventions and controls that it is almost impossible for a nation to find its way back into a dynamic system of really free enterprise. – Lawrence Fertig – Territorial statism produces most problems and is as such unable to provide good solutions. When it is finally ended, we will only have to copy with the problems that nature provides us with. – JZ, 25.4.13. – PROBLEMS, TERRITORIALISM, SOLUTIONS, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, BIG BROTHER, LETTING THE GOVERNMENT FIX IT

STATISM: Wherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. – Hans Sennholz in  - TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL VS. ECONOMICS, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

STATISM: While around 1860 large sections of the population fought against the State or at least considered it to be evil, today we see proletarians and bourgeois unanimously defend the idea of the State. They only contest the power within it.” – ST. Ch. Waldecke, Gedanken ueber Anarchie, S.6.

STATISM: Who ever in his need to subordinate himself requires a federal president, chancellor, King (see the Swedish Opera) for the sake of his peace of mind, should associate with like-minded people and establish a corresponding organization to support and supply his self-selected guardians and parasites.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE Nr. 3. – Or allow the dissenters to opt out of the kind of despotism that he prefers for himself. – JZ, 11.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, STATISM ONLY FOR STATISTS

STATISM: Whoever wishes peace among peoples must fight statism.  – Ludwig von Mises - Quoted by Don Lee, sharing Unbound Quotes and Notes's photo. - Facebook, 6.7.12. - Panarchism would confine all the wrongs and evils as well as irrationalities of statism to the statists, who, as such, richly deserve them. – JZ, 6.7.12, 18.1.13. - Rather: TERRITORIAL statism. The statism of volunteers, under personal law and exterritorial autonomy, would harm only them, if it does not set them on a better and self-chosen track. It would not threaten any outsiders, who would also be free to do their own things, exterritorially, at their own risk and expense. Experimental freedom, full freedom of contract and association for all, in all spheres, not only for politicians, bureaucrats and their voters, territorially and collectively. - John Zube on Facebook, 18.4.13. - & PEACE, TERRITORIAL STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISM: Why do people put up with constitutions, laws, jurisdiction, territorial politics as usual, bureaucracy, government courts of “justice”, lawyers, bureaucrats, laws and regulations, all interfering with their individual rights and liberties? Why do they imagine that such interferences would even be justified and benevolent and beneficial to themselves? Obviously, most had been mis-educated by government-controlled “education” systems and they do naturally share most of the popular errors, myths and prejudices of our times. Apart from their private lives, conducted with the earnings and property still left to them by territorial governments, they are only free to vote periodically for new territorial masters and to engage in some protests. Territorial democratic government is largely a mere farce. It leaves the own fate largely to the prejudices and vested interests of others. – JZ, 1. & 2.8.99. – PEOPLE, EDUCATION, SUBMISSIVENESS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, DEMOCRACY, PREJUDICES

STATISM: Why does corruption in government always surprise us? Why do we expect anything else from it? Government is organized force. It takes our wealth and makes war. And we think honest men would do that work? – Sobran - Chris Lyspooner – Facebook, 6.1.14. - GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, FORCE, WARFARE STATES, CORRUPTION, ABUSES

STATISM: With the destruction or undermining of the territorialist-statist ideas, prejudices, myths, errors and arguments – it will collapse like a house of cards. – JZ, 23.4.89.

STATISM: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” - Abraham Lincoln, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, PATERNALISM, WELFARISM

STATISM: You do not realize with how much stupidity people let themselves be territorially governed. – JZ, 7.1.05, 29.10.07. - Reversing Count Oxenstierna’s remark to his son, during the negotiations to end the 30-year war, 1618-1648: You do not realize, my son, with how much stupidity this world is governed! - AMONG THE VICTIMS OF STATESMEN & POLITICIANS, STUPIDITY, IGNORANCE & PREJUDICES AMONG THE SUBJECTED

STATISM: You have voluntarily “come into society”, and have voluntarily “surrendered” to your government all your natural rights, of every name and nature whatsoever, for safe keeping; and now that these governments have, by your own consent, got possession of all your natural rights, they have an “unquestionable right” to withhold them from you forever.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.95, on Judge Marshall, putting these words into his mouth. He virtually said to all the people of this country: There are hardly any limits to the false pretences, lies and impertinence of governments that have usurped territorial sovereignty and domination. – JZ, 9.7.08.

STATISM: You will not convert those who feel no need for change.” - M. A. Bakunin. – Let them continue to suffer under their States – as long as you are free to opt out from them. – JZ, 7.8.08.

STATISM: your mind seems to be filled with the wildest visions of the excellence of this government, and to be strangely ignorant of its wrongs; …” - From Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland (?)

STATISTICS: 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot. - Steven Wight - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Including this one? – JZ, 26.3.12.

STATISTICS: A good general rule is that politicians use statistics as drunken men use lamp posts – for support rather than illumination.” - Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.50. - JOKES

STATISTICS: A statistics professor used to describe himself and others in his profession this way: “A statistician is someone who, if he puts his head in a hot oven and his feet in a bucket of ice water, would remark, “On the average, I feel fine.” – Janet Simons, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 8/77. - JOKES

STATISTICS: Figures don’t lie, but liars sure can figure.” – “Especially when they have computers to help them.” – Stephen Robinett, The Man Responsible, ANALOG, 1/77, p.34.

STATISTICS: I suggested that early in the next millennium the rise of “statistical theology” would prove that there is no supernatural intervention in human affairs.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Harper/Collins, 2000, p.360. - & THEOLOGY & GOD, PRAYERS, FAITH, BELIEF, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM

STATISTICS: not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything counted, counts.” – Dr. Denis Burkitt

STATISTICS: Official statistics are just one more variant of Government obfuscation.” – Disraeli, quoted in Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap.

STATISTICS: Statistical precision cannot substitute for conceptual clarity.” – Heard on a radio review, 16.3.86. – JZ

STATISTICS: Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” – Aaron Levenstein.– When statistics are not governmentally manipulated then they tend to be kept secret, as far as a government can, whenever they are contrary to some governmental interest. – How often do governments publish their rising paper money circulation side by side with the rising price level? The possibility of truthful and truth-revealing statistics should not be denied. If rationally compiled and used, they could be one of the most powerful weapons against territorial statism. - JZ, 28.5.08. JOKES

STATISTICS: Statistics can be used to support anything – especially statisticians.” – Franklin P. Jones, OMNI, 4/86. – JOKES

STATISTICS: Statistics can only rarely be trusted without checking and rarely ever when quoted by politicians or other professionals with vested interests. – JZ, 27.6.85.

STATISTICS: Statistics don’t lie – but liars use statistics.” – Source unknown

STATISTICS: There is good reason to think that Disraeli’s trinity of truths should be replaced by four new degrees – lies, damned lies, statistics and Soviet statistics.” – John Gouriet, Freedom and Enterprise, in: K. W., Watkins, In Defence of Freedom, p.34. - Democratic governments are also pretty good at concocting statistics in their favor. – JZ, 9.6.08.

STATISTICS: With the aid of very selective and inaccurate but impressive looking statistics one can lie with more authority. – JZ, 20.9.94. 

STATISTS: All the statist and leftist territorialists have only the right to mislead and exploit their VOLUNTARY followers. These would deserve it. - JZ, 11.11.11, on Facebook, commenting on: Wall Photos - & LEFTISTS

STATISTS: are structure freaks: they want to impose their concept of order on everybody else.” – Wilson/She, Illuminatus II, p.30. - One can be a tolerant structure freak as well, who does not want to impose a single structure upon all living in a territory but would welcome all kinds of structures, as long as they are designed, built, financed and lived in only by volunteers. – JZ, 12.7.08. - Just like architects prefer their own designs and selling them to many customers, but not trying to make the own designs compulsory for the population of a whole country. – JZ, 14.3.14. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STATISTS: Just another bewildered citizen who thought God lived in Washington. Afraid to spit if some Washington bureaucrat wagged a finger.” – Ivar Jorgensen, Ten from Infinity, Priory Books, produced in Israel, first printed by Monarch Books.

STATOLATRY: Some believe that worship of the State – statism – is not involved when their favored form of State amounts only to a “limited” government, no matter how exclusively it still dominates a particular territory and all its inhabitants. – JZ, 5.11.92. – LIMITED GOVERNMENT & TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

STATUS & CONTRACT: It is perhaps as yet too early to insist, reversing a famous generalization of Sir Henry Maine, that the movement of our society is from contract to status; but there is at least one sense in which that remark is significant. Among much vague enthusiasm for the thing itself, every observer must note a decline in freedom. What we most greatly need to beware lest we lose that sense of spontaneity, which enabled Aristotle to define citizenship as the capacity to rule not less than to be ruled in turn. (16) We believe that this can be best achieved in a state of which the structure is not hierarchical but coordinate, in which, that is to say, sovereignty is partitioned upon some basis of function. For the division of power makes men more apt to responsibility than its accumulation. A man or even a legislature that is overburdened with a multiplicity of business, will not merely neglect that which he ought to do, he will, in actual experience, surrender his powers into the hands of forceful interests which know the way to compel his attention. He will treat the unseen as non-existent and the inarticulate as contented. The result may, indeed, be revolution; but experience suggests that it is more likely to be the parent of despotism.” – H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.150. – The tendency of the territorial State is to move from contract to status. – The tendency of freely competing societies of volunteers, under personal laws, all exterritorially autonomous, is to move from status to contract. Alas, this difference is not fully explored in this valuable book. – Different forms of territorialism are still all too much taken for granted. - JZ, 4.8.92, 31.5.08. - To be either part of a territorialist hammer or of a territorialist anvil does not indicate all of freedom's choices. It is possible to be neither a slave master nor a slave, neither a ruler nor a subject. or, alternatively, one or the other. - All rightful choices should become open to us. Participatory democracy would still only be a form of territorialism. - JZ, 12.3.11. - FROM CONTRACT TO STATUS OR FROM STATUS TO CONTRACT? PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES & COERCION

STATUS QUO: Territorial politics is the essence of tyranny, dictatorship and totalitarianism and, alas, also of present territorial democracies and republics. Let all peaceful dissenters (not aggressors and criminals with victims) secede to do their own things for or to themselves and the remaining animosities will soon become dissolved. No more enforced “unity”! – JZ, n.d. & 28.6.13. – TYRANNY, ENFORCED UNITY, TERRITORIALISM

STATUS QUO: Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” – L. Peter, Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.18. - & BUREAUCRACY COMBINED WITH COMPULSORY TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

STATUS QUO: Every time a person cuts himself loose from the chains of the status quo, new vistas open before his eyes. … give yourself a chance.” – George Boardman

STATUS: In the Society of Status nobody has any rights. The individual is not recognized, a man is defined by his relation to the group, and is presumed to exist only by permission. The system of status is privilege and subjugation.” – LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, date? – INDIVIDUALISM, PRIVILEGE, SUBJUGATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, RIGHTS, VOLUNTARISM

STATUS: To the completely mature mind, the concept of status is completely invalid.” – E. E. “Doc.” Smith, The Galaxy Primes, p.172.

STATUS: To the mature mind there is no such thing as status. Each knows what he can do best and does it as a matter of course.” – E. E. “Doc.” Smith, The Galaxy Primes, p.160.

STEALING: Thou shalt not steal.”– 10th commandment. – One of the few sensible parts of Christianity. – JZ, 11.7.08. – However, most “Christians” do not oppose the massive legalized robberies and “authorized” mass murders by territorial governments, not even after 2000, years of preaching their doctrines. Have any of them ever attempted to turn their commandments into a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties? Not to my knowledge. Neither have they done away with all notions and practices of “collective responsibility”, following in this the worst rather than the best examples of their “holy” book. – They have also failed to present a united front against all mass murder devices, like “nuclear weapons”, which cannot be used discriminately real enemies only. - JZ, 25.6.13 – However, the record of most anarchists and libertarians is not sufficiently better on these topics. – JZ, 14.3.14. – CHRISTIANITY, ANARCHISTS, LIBERTARIANS

STEPS: If you take tiny steps towards a goal you will one day reach that goal.” – Walter Williams, 20.4.90. – But the tiny step may be as large as the first step on the moon or the first effective individual secession from the territorial State. – JZ, 5.8.92. - GRADUALISM, PERSISTENCE, REFORMS, AIMS, PURPOSES. Compare the Chinese proverb: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

STEPS: It is the step that conquers. “En marche” – is one of the most beautiful words in the world.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, 157, written 1909. - Compare: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – However, towards what aims are most people marching and upon whose command and for whose benefit? Neither the marches of most conscripts nor those of most demonstrators have only quite moral and rational aims. They put their legs much more in gear than their minds. They do usually ignore fundamental abuses as well as fundamental solutions. – JZ, 54.09. MARCHING, PROGRESSING, BEGINNINGS

STEPS: The distance doesn’t matter; it is only the first step that is difficult.” – Marquis Du Deffand, 1697-1870. – Andrews Quotes, p.234. – INNOVATIONS, FIRST STEP, BEGINNINGS, START-UPS

STERILIZATION: One lives, partly, not only for one’s children but also for one’s grandchildren etc. Insofar most sterilizations, even voluntary ones, are wrong, if undertaken before one has at least some children. Each has inherited some unique individual capacities from his own ancestors and is obliged to pass them on, if possible, at least with some children. – Only when one has inherited some severe disabilities is there a good reason to remain childless. - JZ, 20.7.05, 29.10.07. – One day voluntary genetic manipulation may overcome that handicap as well. - JZ, 13.4.09. - VOLUNTARY, OF HEALTHY PEOPLE

STIMULATION OF THE ECONOMY? So we’ll put money into the economy by taking money out of the economy and then putting it back into the economy (*) and taxing it as it comes through. Yeah, that should work. – Chris Lysander, Facebook, 28.1.12. - (*) Less the high brokerage to maintain politicians, bureaucrats and their institutions! – JZ 14.2.12. – TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, INFLATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, AID, KEYNESIANISM, INFLATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BAILOUTS, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE

STIMULUS SPENDING: No governmental "stimulus" can be rightful and efficient enough. Full monetary and financial freedom would be. – JZ, 8.9.11, on Facebook. - & BAILOUTS, SUBSIDIES BY GOVERNMENTS

STIRNER, MAX: His father was a maker of wind-instruments – and thus Stirner became his most famous wind-instrument. Almost nothing but wind sweeps through them, producing a great variety of sounds. They may even be so strong that they bowl everything over like a severe storm. He was only a great destroyer but not a great builder. Other individualists came to better conclusions. – JZ, 21.6.91, 6.6.08.

STIRNER, MAX: Stirner followers are largely blind to the fact that there can be other than merely a) power – and b.) contract relationships from case to case – between selfish, rational, moral individuals and their voluntary groups. They have largely only a view of “society” as one of a war of all against all unless and to the extent that this is replaced by a treaty system. They automatically reject the notion of natural law, natural rights, individual human rights and liberties, of a natural, voluntary, selfish and yet moral and thus harmonizing, and automatically socializing society and individuals or of a market for various voluntary groups and experiments, all operating without territorial monopoly claims and thus peacefully coexisting. They are right about rejecting all the wrongful definitions of rights, e.g. welfare rights, but wrong about all the self-help rights and liberties. They still do not see the distinction between power and rights, power to uphold rights and power to infringe rights. But then they have never as yet been confronted by an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, which they would have had to refute, if they could. – JZ, 5.5.90, 5.6.08, 12.3.11.

STIRNER, MAX: Stirner’s concepts or fixed ideas can also establish a mental prison, for life, for those, who accept them uncritically. – JZ, 22.11.85. – EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, MAX STIRNER: “THE EGO AND HIS OWN”.

STIRNER, MAX: Stirnerism is good as a development stage but debilitating as a morass of condemnatory terms one can easily gets stuck in for the rest of one’s life. Even people like Benjamin R. Tucker, John Henry Mackay and Kurt Helmut Zube got stuck on Stirner. One ought to go beyond Stirner to become a truly unique human being and develop one’s own thinking and to arrive at some worthwhile concrete truths and ideas. – JZ, 26.6.91.

STOCK EXCHANGE: The Stock Exchange (under government control) is no longer an “Exchange” but an anti-exchange organization – to a large extent. – JZ, 27.5.78. – FINANCIAL FREEDOM

STOCK-MARKETS: A study of Wall Street stockholders found that 48 per cent used horoscopes when deciding what to buy or sell. - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.125. - & ASTROLOGY

STOCK-MARKETS: There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock-market. One method is just as pernicious to the body politics as the other kind, and in degrees the evil worked is far greater.” (*) – Theodor Roosevelt: Message to Congress, Jan. 31, 1908. – Congress was just as ignorant and prejudiced. So this did not lead to a vote of non-confidence in him. With such views he could get into power and stay in power for years! - A free capital market is just one form of respecting private property rights and trading in capital stocks is just one form of free trading. It is an essential means to gather and supply productive capital. Without it the USA would not have become as wealthy as it did. – Should one tolerate presidents and ministers without knowledge of economics and individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 3.6.08. – (*) by degrees the evil resulting is greater? CAPITAL MARKET, EXCHANGES, GAMBLING, BETTING, LOTTERIES, SPECULATION, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, PREJUDICES, , PROPERTY RIGHTS, FREE TRADE, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, STOCK MARKET

STOICISM: I constantly meet people who think that what they themselves can't do can't be done, who say that to bear up under the things we Stoics speak of is beyond the capacity of human nature. How much more highly I rate these people's abilities than they do themselves! I say that they are just as capable as others of doing these things, but won't. In any event, what person actually trying them has found them proven beyond him? … - Seneca, Letters, 104, p.191. - & FREEDOM

STOICISM: We Stoics are no monarch's subjects; each asserts his own freedom.” - Seneca, Letters, 33, p.79. - GOVERNMENT & FREEDOM, STOICISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM

STONING WOMEN TO DEATH: Justin Voluntaryist via Voluntaryism. Anti State, Anti Religion. - A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine. - - .Uam7SPgH2Nk.facebook – Facebook, 3.6.13. - Those, who inflict such gruesome penalties on objectively innocent people should, perhaps, themselves be stoned. Reminds me of the hypothetical case of my friend Ulrich von Beckerath: If we could appear with a machine gun before the burning of any "witch" by a mob, should we fire on such a crowd to save that woman or not? We were both in favor of firing in such a situation. The wrong assumption of these "pious" believers seem to be that the mere sight of a bit of female limbs and skin would already make the men get out of control. Well, does that happen e.g. in Africa, where females show much more of their body that this pretty girl did? Does it happen on any beach in summer, towards bikini-dressed girls or even in any nudist camp? This is one of the idiocies of a medieval religion. At least not all Muslims subscribe to such notions and wrongs any longer. But still, all too many do. – A militia to uphold all individual rights and liberties is still missing everywhere. – JZ, 3.6.13, just as is the knowledge and appreciation of all individual right and liberties. – JZ, 14.3.14. - “PIOUS” MULSLIM FANATICS

STOP: He was a man who had never accepted the creed that others had the right to stop him.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.63. – Not in any creative, constructive activities, in the sense of Leonard E. Read’s “Release all creative energies!” – Criminals with victims and destructive vandals do not wisht to be stopped or caught, either. - JZ, 11.7.08, 14.3.14. - MAN, MANHOOD, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY,

STOP: Stop whatever it is they’re trying to do to us!” – A MAD sticker. – Best, by seceding from them, a.s.a.p. – JZ, 1.8.08. - JOKES, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERS, LEGISLATORS

STORE CURRENCIES: Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, … a company whose annual revenues now exceed $ 130 billion.” – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 4.3.00. – Gross takings in sales or profits? – What percentage of these annual sales could be issued by it every month to 3 months in its own shop currency, to pay its expenses with or to grant short-term loans with it for wage and salary payments, readily accepted in such private exchange media? Is it not high time for such retail giants, their chain stores and also for individual small retailers and their associations, to explore their option to become issuers and acceptors of their own kinds of sound monies and thus assure their retail sales while promoting full employment, i.e. making their potential customers more able to pay their way than they were before? – JZ, 6.10.08. – This could and should be done with competitively issued with sound alternative free market currencies, in sufficient quantitites, largely replacing the unsound governmental ones. Especially in times of economic crises, sales difficulties, rising unemployment and when confronted by governments so ignorant that they know of nothing better to do than inflate their forced and exclusive currency further, while upholding also all their other anti-economic interventions. – JZ, 13.4.09, 14.3.14. – CRISES, INFLATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, BAILOUT WITH NEWLY PRINTED MONOPOLY MONEY, SHOP CURRENCIES, GOODS- & SERVICE VOUCHERS IN MONEY DENOMINATIONS, COMPETITIVELY ISSUED, MONETARY FREEDOM REVOLUTION, RETAIL TRADERS AS NOTE-ISSUING BANKERS, SHOP FOUNDATION MONEY

STORIES: Stories get through in a way arguments never do.” – Michael Cloud, 24.7.07. – Needed are more short story to novel writers, also science fiction writers, all with a libertarian message and some libertarian information, just as was offered e.g. by Ayn Rand. So far there are not even enough thoughtful or thought-promoting libertarian jokes, poems and songs on offer – to my knowledge. Christ also taught his lesson largely by telling short stories. – JZ, 14.3.14. – LIBERTARIAN NOVELS, SHORT STORIES, POEMS, SONGS

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES: They do not have to go it alone. They will benefit more from federations to protect their common interest in voluntary associationism and exterritorial autonomy than territorial States have from their alliances and federations, which do all too often rather promote than prevent wars, civil wars and revolutions, all of the wrongful types. Territorialism produces and tolerates power addicts, exterritorial autonomy confines them to their volunteers, towards whom they have to put up or shut up and resign. Perhaps the multinational corporations should extend their provision of goods and services to the provision of political, economic and social system package deals, all designed to satisfy the needs, wishes or prejudices of their voluntary customers. – JZ, 16.9.07. - & VARIOUS FORMS OF FEDERATION FOR POLYARCHIES, PANARCHIES. PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS, VS. ALL FORMS OF TERRITORIALISM, FROM MONOPOLISTIC LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STATES, COUNTRY FEDERATIONS & ANY INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION LIKE THE UN


STRATEGY: If you don't develop a strategy of your own, you become a part of someone else's strategy.” Alvin Toffler

STRATEGY: Our ideals must be as bold as ever, and our strategy must be realistic.” – Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p.81.

STRATEGY: Some people are all tactics and no strategy. They are so busy elbowing their way to the head of the line that they never look to see where the line is going.” – Christopher Anvil, The Troublemaker, ASTOUNDING SF 11/60. – WAR AIMS, PROGRAM, PURPOSE

STREAM: Only dead fish always float with the stream. And like visitors, after a few days, they stink. One crosses a stream with a strong current not by swimming against the current but across the current. One can cross it straight only by swimming diagonally against the current. – JZ, Nov. 82. – In short, to succeed, one has to take all involved forces and factors into account. – JZ, 11.7.08. - TACTICS, STRATEGY, PLATFORM, PROGRAM, AIMS, METHODS, FLOATING, DRIFTING, SWIMMING AGAINST THE STREAM, RESIGNATION, APATHY, CAN’T, SUCCESS, GO WITH THE CURRENT? FLOW WITH THE STREAM?

STRENGTH: A few honest men are better than numbers.” – Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658. - Always, in all situations, against armies of fools and fanatics, or against tax collectors? But e.g. quite rightful war and peace aims declarations and an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties and a sensible full employment program, based on monetary and financial freedom, can become very influential upon subsequent events. – JZ, 11.7.08. - Rightful, rational, profitable and otherwise attractive examples set by a few can be very catching. - JZ, 12.3.11. - MAJORITY, NUMBERS, MILITARY STRENGTH, IDEAS, PROGRAMS, PLATFORMS, WAR AIMS, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

STRENGTH: A nation of men unanimously bent on freedom, or conquest, can easily confound the arithmetic of statists, and achieve extravagant actions, out of all proportions to their means; as the Greeks, the Saracens, the Swiss, the Americans, and the French have done.” – Emerson. –– Unanimity is too much to expect from territorial organizations. But it can exist, to a sufficient degree, in communities of volunteers, and if these are all only exterritorially autonomous then, on that basis, they could easily and effectively federate against common enemies. – JZ, 11.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STRENGTH THROUGH FREEDOM, STRENGTH THROUGH PANARCHISTIC SCHISMS, TOLERANCE, WAR AIMS, AN IDEAL MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL OF THESE RIGHTS

STRENGTH: a nation’s strength comes largely from each citizen standing on his own feet, and that the paths of benevolent despotism and personal decadence lead eventually to the destruction of the privileges of free citizens.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, July 76, p.422. – Associations of people ignorant of many of their liberties and rights, unarmed, unorganized and untrained to defend the rights and liberties, which they do not even fully know and appreciate, would be weak, too. Especially if they believe in and try to defend, instead, only privileges, monopolies and welfare “rights”. Individual rights and liberties are not privileges. - National Strength? What is its purpose, its justification, if any? Territorially practised it always reduces individual strength. Not national territorial strength should be the primary aim but, instead, individual strengths, rights and liberties, even individual sovereignty and full exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies or competing governments of volunteers only. Let strength be confined to volunteers doing their own things for or to themselves. – When all individuals are free, to the extent of their individual own preferences, then their voluntary societies and voluntary governments will be strong, too, in a defensive way. Moreover, they would hardly have any enemies left then. Free citizens have no “privileges” but, instead, individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 31.7.92, 8.6.08, 14.31.14. – PRIVILEGES? NATIONAL OR TERRITORIAL STRENGTH? STRENGTH THROUGH PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM & CORRESPONDING GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ALLIED WITH EACH OTHER, VOLUNTARISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & A SUITABLE MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION, WEAKNESS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS & ENFORCED UNITY, VOLUNTARISM, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, RIGHTFUL DEFENCE & LIBERATION AS WELL AS REVOLUTIONARY METHODS & AIMS

STRENGTH: A strong person who thinks he has to support a weak person is weak. – D.Z., 26.7.77. – At least he makes himself so, in the long run and through the consequences of such behavior. He even harms the weak by thus diminishing productive capital and weakening the self-help incentives for the weak. At most the weak should be helped by loans, until they can again support themselves by their own efforts. Freedom for all kinds of self-help options is still the greatest help, which the weak could be given. – The Welfare State has actually multiplied the number of those it classes as ‘poor’. “One can always get as much poverty as one is willing to pay for.“ – JZ, 27.7.77, 5.6.08. - WELFARE STATE, SELF-HELP, WAR AGAINST THE POOR

STRENGTH: All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.” - Edgar Z. Freidenberg - Territorialism results from statism and produces even more statism and statists. - JZ, 12.3.11. - WEAKNESS, POWER, IMPOTENCE, POWERLESSNESS & CORRUPTION, HERO WORSHIP, PERSONALITY CULT, NATIONALISM, COLLECTIVISM

STRENGTH: And how long does it take you to sting a wasp?” – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, in disputing the claim that an enemy should be fought with his own weapons. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.395. – RETALIATION, ENEMIES, DETERRENCE, TERRORISM, WEAPONS

STRENGTH: Barry Goldwater, during his 1964 campaign, repeatedly said that “the government strong enough to give you what you want is strong enough to take it all away.” – Conservatives, as a group, have forgotten, or prefer to ignore, that this applies also to government’s strength to impose social order. If government can enforce social norms, or even Christian behavior, it can also take away or twist them.” – Karl Hess, The Death of Politics, p.8. – GOVERNMENT, POWER

STRENGTH: Even the feeble can push over what already totters.” – Ovid, Tristia, III, ca.10. –– But even the weak would then have to push in the right direction and at the right time. The science of genuinely liberating revolutions is, alas, still all to under-developed. – JZ, 3.6.08. - STRENGTH OF TOTALITARIAN & DESPOTIC REGIMES, LIBERATION, PROGRAM FOR A REVOLUTION,

STRENGTH: Every strengthening of the State machine means a weakening of the individual, but every improvement in the individual means a strengthening of the nation. We were at our strongest when we put the onus on the man and are now weak because the initiative has passed to the dead hand of the State.” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.17/18. – Without voluntarism and quite rightful war- and peace aims no national strength is justified and harmless. – JZ, 4.6.08, 12.3.11. - STATISM, INITIATIVE, LAWS BUREAUCRACY, CITIZENS VS. STATES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

STRENGTH: Freedom is the issue. The freedom to exchange ideas, and the products of ideas (*), is the basis of America’s strength; denial of that freedom is her enemies’ weakness.” – Kenney McDonald, THE FREEMAN, 11/85. – To hell with America’s political and military strength! It is usually only used as a means to reduce the strength of individuals and their rights and liberties and replace them by privileges and monopolies of governments and their favorites. Thus it weakens most people in America and in the rest of the world. Its freedom to exchange goods and services has long been reduced. Other countries have become more free – from a low starting point, while the USA has become less free, from a high starting point. The strength of the State is based on the weakness of the people; the strength of the people is based on the weakness of the State. Only the people, all individuals and minority groups, should be strong regarding their own affairs. – (*) E.g. freedom to migrate and freedom to opt out from under territorial rule are not included here. We need an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties so that too many of them are not all too often overlooked. – JZ, 31.7.92, 8.6.08. - FREEDOM, WEAKNESS, PEOPLE, STATE, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

STRENGTH: Gold can make its way through the midst of guards, and break through the strongest barriers more easily than the lightening bolt.” – Horace, Carmina, III, c. 20 B.C. - Another ancient proverb expressed it this way: “A gold-laden jackass can climb over every wall.” – Strength can have many forms, apart from the obvious ones. Bribes, rewards and genuine freedom offers to military and civilian slaves can make supposed enemies, who are rather treated as secret allies, change sides. Appeals with quite rightful war- and peace aims could be the most powerful weapons. – JZ, n.d., 2.6.08. – "It is ultimately ideas that determine which way the soldiers point their guns." - Mises, Human Action. - DESERTION, DEFECTION, REFUGEES, WAR AIMS, FULL EMPLOYMENT, FREE MIGRATION, DICTATORSHIPS, LIBERATION, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, TRUSTWORTHILY DECLARED IN TIME, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS

STRENGTH: Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” – Henry Ward Beecher, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations.

STRENGTH: If you rely only on strength – there is almost always a bigger guy. – JZ, 14.7.77, 11.7.08.

STRENGTH: In reality strength is supremely strong only if not strength, but justice, is the supreme standard.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.56. – - Alas, there is nothing of a race or competition to be the more just or moral side, with only recognized and realized rights and liberties on the own side and only such war and peace aims for the other side as well. Compare the arms race for mere military strength, even if it is the extremely unjust strength of ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 29.9.07. - It is territorialism and collective responsibility notions associated with it that seem to justify mass murder devices. Exterritorial voluntarism, once it is realized, would abolish nuclear targets, motives and finance for nuclear anti-people mass murder devices. - JZ, 12.3.11. -  - JUSTICE, RIGHTFUL AIMS, CLEARLY DECLARED, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, ARMS RACES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

STRENGTH: In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.” - Frederic Bastiat - IN WARS, IN TERRITORIAL STATES & IN BUSINESS, POWER VS. EXCHANGE

STRENGTH: Let your strength be in your gentleness – with those who deserve it. – JZ, 23.1.75.

STRENGTH: Liberty is strength. – JZ, 8/75. – LIBERTY

STRENGTH: Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it.” (*) – Sigmund Freud, N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, May 6, 1956, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.491. – I wish it were as simple as that. Then a few enlightened resistance members in Nazi Germany could have easily overthrown the Nazi Regime. – So far - the myths, errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions have usually had the numbers, organizations and weapons on their side. – JZ, 11.7.08. – IDEAS, PLATFORMS, PROGRAMS, WAR AIMS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, 

STRENGTH: Not unification is required for strength but mutual tolerance, on the basis of full exterritorial autonomy. Then, for all other and common purposes one could organize some common defence and arbitration services. - JZ 18.7.87. - UNITY, TOLERANCE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW

STRENGTH: Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – Ralph W. Sockman, NEW YORK MIRROR, June 8, 1952. – There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. – From film: Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing. – Another version: Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” – St. Francis De Sales - HUMAN RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, DESERTION, GENTLENESS, DESERTION, REFUGEES, ASYLUM, LIBERATION, WAR AIMS, DEFENCE, MONETARY FREEDOM FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS IN EVERY SPHERE, MASS MURDER DEVICES, NUCLEAR STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS?

STRENGTH: Our great political trump is that large areas of our society are free of political control or influence. Freedom is strength.” – Willy Brandt, The Ordeal of Co-existence, Harvard University Press. – He was one of the powerful men to see to it that we did not get more liberty and thereby more strength. – JZ, 4.4.89. - Are these spheres large enough and expanding or, rather, shrinking? – JZ, 9.6.08, 12.3.11. - FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPULSION, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLISM, DECENTRALIZATION VS. CENTRALIZATION

STRENGTH: Our sins are what makes the barbarian strong … our vices are what bring about the defeat of Roman armies …” - St. Jerome. – There is some truth in this observation but “sin” and “vice” are too vague and also misleading terms to describe that truth. Our own wrongs and mistakes weaken us and strengthen the barbarians. – JZ, 6.4.89. - Especially those of our territorial governments. - JZ, 12.3.11. – In the case of the Roman Empire, among the many factors there was especially slavery, the exclusive currency and high taxation that made the invaders welcome to many. – JZ, 15.3.14. - BARBARISM, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, WRONGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

STRENGTH: Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, speech, Staunton, Va., May 4, 1941. – Alas, nuclear “strength” and “deterrence” has so far withstood it for all too many decades and there are still all too many dictatorships about. – Reason, rationality, morality, liberty and rights remain insufficiently supported by suitable appeals, declarations, platforms, references, easily accessible to all. – Popular errors, myths, prejudices and false premises and conclusions are thus still all too predominant. - JZ, 3.6.08, 12.3.11. – The latter are not yet systematically collected and published together with their best refutations, although with digitized collaboration of many this could now be done more easily than ever before. – JZ, 15.3.14. - FORCE, IDEAS, REASON, RATIONALITY, FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, REPRESSION, DESPOTISM, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, AN ALMOST COMPLETE ONE, WITHOUT SERIOUS FLAWS, ENLIGHTENMENT, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS,  DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

STRENGTH: Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which … nature has placed in our power.” – Patrick Henry, March 1775. – E.g., free banking and free choice of governments and societies were not realized and taxation, mainly via inflation, and slavery were continued. – Only a fraction of all genuine individual rights and liberties were belatedly declared in the Amendments to the new constitution. – An suitable militia for the protection of all individual rights and liberties is still missing. – JZ, 11.7.08, 20.4.09, 12.3.11. – AMERICAN REVOLUTION

STRENGTH: social ascendancy depends on freedom.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.17.

STRENGTH: Strength has ever so many meanings, ranging from brutal power over others to the courage of one’s convictions.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.71.

STRENGTH: strength is not one ability but many, and there is no standard way to add or average them.” – L. Sprague de Camp. The Breeds of Man, ANALOG 4/76, p.34.

STRENGTH: Strength is sometimes necessary – but often subtlety is better.” – Robert R. Chase, ANALOG, Mid-Dec. 91, p.10. – SUBTLETY, REASON, JUSTICE

STRENGTH: Strengths and weaknesses, like so many other things, depend on context.” – David L. Burkhead, “Match Point”, ANALOG, 2/93.

STRENGTH: The ability and inclination to use physical strength is no indication of bravery or tenacity to life. The greatest cowards are often the greatest bullies. Nothing is cheaper and more common than physical bravery.” Clarence Darrow, “Resist Not Evil.” – Sent by C.B. - COURAGE, BRAVERY, BULLIES

STRENGTH: The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. …” Patrick Henry, 1736-1799. - How long would the American Revolution have taken and how much or how little blood might have been shed, if these revolutionaries and liberators had committed no wrongs and made no mistakes? Have we bothered as yet to develop a defence, liberation and revolution program which does not contain any of the wrongs and mistakes they or other revolutionaries committed or made? – JZ, 11.7.08, 3.4.09. - Much more than vigilance, activity and bravery is required. They are all too often applied to flawed or even wrongful causes. They should have claimed only an exterritorial or personal law republic for themselves and tolerated the continuance of an exterritorially autonomous monarchy for the remaining monarchists. But since they were all territorialists, this idea did not even occur to them and so they fought a bloody revolution and later an even bloodier Civil War and became involved in two World Wars and xyz minor territorial wars. - JZ, 12.3.11, 15.3.15. - SUCCESS, BATTLE, STRUGGLE, PERSISTENCE, VIGILANCE, COURAGE, MORALE, BRAVERY, WAR AIMS, PROGRAMS, KNOWLEDGE, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, AMERICAN REVOLUTION

STRENGTH: The dinosaurs died out because they have developed themselves wrongly: too much armor and not enough brains.” – Graffiti – (“Die Dinosaurier sind ausgestorblen, weil sie sich falsch entwickelt haben – zuviel Panzer, zuwenig Gehirn.”) - Actually, not all dinosaurs were very well armored. There were small and fleet ones, too. - JZ, n.d. - General Omar Bradley, after WW II put it this way: "We are nuclear giants but ethical infants." - If I remember at least the essence of his remark correctly. - Quite rightful war and peace aims, as well as defence- and liberation- or revolution-methods, including monetary and financial freedom, as well as panarchism, are still missing or mostly unknown. - JZ, 12.3.11. - DEFENCE, PROTECTION, BRAINS, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, THE ALL TOO OFTEN REPEATED WRONGS & MISTAKES OF HISTORY

STRENGTH: the strength of governments consists only in the ideas of which they dispose.” – H. J. Laski: The Pluralist State, in: David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.155, Appendix B. – If one could effectively dispose of the wrong and flawed ideas in their heads and in those of all too many of their subjects … - The Fabian Society, with its State socialist ideas, was for many years pretty effective in its misinformation propaganda campaign. - JZ, 2.6.08, 12.3.11. – Can panarchists learn anything from the tactics and strategies of the Fabians? At least potentially they have many more allies than these Fabian State Socialists had. – JZ, 13.4.09. – The greatest weakness of all territorial States lies in its territorial ideas, laws and institutions. - JZ, 12.3.11. - FREEDOM, PEACE & JUSTICE IDEAS, SPREADING THEM THE WAY OF THE FABIAN SOCIETY? IN SOMETHING LIKE AN OPEN CONSPIRACY? WEAKNESS

STRENGTH: The strong fight the strong for the right to harness the meek to the plow.” – Matt Brown, Black Fox, p.183. Coronet Books, London, 1972. - TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, MIGHT VIS. RIGHT, MONOPOLY VS. COMPETITION, COERCION VS. CHOICE, STATISM INSTEADY OF TOLERANCE & VOLUNTARISM

STRENGTH: The stronger the government, the weaker society. The weaker the government, the stronger the Society.” – Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book, p.30. – Also in his Imagine Freedom, No.10. – GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSION, CHOICE, COMPETIGION & FREE ASSOCIATIONISM

STRENGTH: The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.” – Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762, 1.3, tr. G. D. H. Cole. - Strength or might cannot be transformed into RIGHT, but RIGHT can be turned into a MIGHT. - Mostly only the voluntary adherence to a self-chosen or agreed-upon obligation can be a genuine duty. - In the pursuit of quite rightful ideas and with quite rightful methods, weapons and organizations, enlightened volunteers could become the mightiest force ever. - JZ, 12.3.11. - MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE VS. INTOLERANCE, COMPETIVION VS. MONOPOLISM, CHOICE VS. COERCION, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, SECESSIONISM

STRENGTH: The victorious wars of Napoleon, the German victories of 1864, 1866, and 1870 and the triumph of Japan over China (1895) and over Russia (1905) were only episodes presaging the eventual defeat of France, Germany and Japan. If, then we extend Clausewitz’s dictum that only the outcome of the final war counts in the career of a war-waging state, we must conclude on the basis of historical experience that military prowess is more likely to lead to defeat than to victory.” – Professor Anatol Rapoport, referring to the last note of Karl von Clausewitz, On War, in the ed. by Anatol Rapoport, Penguin, London, 1968. - Quoted by Shimon Tzabar, The White Flag Principle, p.6. - WAR, VICTORIES, DEFEATS, MILITARISM

STRENGTH: To measure strength, one can measure a man’s separate physical powers, such as his ability to run, jump, throw things, or lift weights; but a good runner may be a poor weight-lifer and vice versa. So “strength” is not one ability but many, and there is no standard way to add or average them.” – Sprague de Camp, ANALOG 4/76. - The best standard, in my view, would be an excellent formulation and declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Alas, it has still to be supplied or its compilation has to be organized, world-wide, among all those interested in such a declaration, so far only all too few, according to my own experience. See my anthology of over PRIVATE human rights declarations, as opposed to the statist bills of fights, in PEACE PLANS 589/590, at - What correction and contributions can I get from you for this project? - JZ, 12.3.11.

STRENGTH: To strengthen a weak government one has to reduce its power. The State bunglers do not comprehend this.“ – Boerne, Fragmente und Aphorismen, Nr.194. – JZ tr. of: “Eine schwache Regierung zu staerken, muss man ihre Macht vermindern. Die Staatspfuscher begreifen das nicht.“ - True self-government will thus become all-powerful – once coercive territorial rule and power have been altogether done away with. – JZ, 21.7.86. – The very diverse but internally free panarchies will greatly vary from each other but one thing they will have in common, namely the interest that their liberties and rights and the use they make of them are not interfered with - by any aggressor, by any power, any movement. That common interest would defensively unite them. And their very example will tend to dissolve the forces of any aggressors. Defectors and deserters will be welcomed with open arms by societies of the kind they wish for themselves. – “To each the governance system or non-governmental society of his own choice!” – Who could offer them more? - JZ, 2.6.08. – PANARCHISM, DEFENCE, UNITY IN DIVERSITY. WEAKNESS, POWER, GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, FREE SOCIETIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM AS HANDICAPS EVEN FOR THE GOVERNMENTS, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

STRENGTH: We are only as strong as we are free. It was our ideal of liberty and justice for all that gave America its high place in the minds and hearts of men all over the world during the nineteenth century and until recently, We have largely lost that defence.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.181. - DEFENCE, IN FREEDOM LIES STRENGTH, LIBERATORS CAN LARGELY FIGHT AGAINST A DICTATOR TOGETHER WITH HIS CONSCRIPTS & OTHER VICTIMS, DES., REVOLUTIONARY & LIBERATING WARFARE, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS

STRENGTH: We must learn to treat our freedom as a source of strength, as an asset to be shown to the world with confidence and pride.” – J. W. Fulbright, The Higher Patriotism, 1966. – Provided, naturally, there is really enough of it left or restored or in the process of being restored or achieved for the first time. – JZ, 11.7.08. – There was a similar remark by Pericles, I believe, on the strength of ancient Athens toward Sparta. Alas, Athens, too, had its slaves. – JZ, 15.3.14. - FREEDOM, DEFENCE, LIBERATION

STRENGTH: We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while, and then the revolution which we will accomplish will be none the less radical from being the result of pacific measures. The battle of freedom is to be fought out on principle.” – Abraham Lincoln, Speech, May 19, 1856. – Alas, he did not recognize e.g. the principles and practices of individual secessionism, free trade and full monetary and financial freedom and fought a bloody civil war to retain his federal territorial government powers. – JZ, 11.7.08. - LINCOLN

STRENGTH: Who is strong? He that can conquer bad habits.” – “Poor Richard”, 1744. – This does also apply to military strength and by now we should be able to compile a complete catalog of bad military habits and of those of “revolutionaries”, “freedom fighters” and “liberators”. (*) – Some of the worst habits or traditions are habits of thought or opinion, popular errors, myths and prejudices. – JZ, 13.4.09. - (*) Supplemented by an archive of the best revolutionary, liberating and defensive ideas and practices as demonstrated by historical experiences. - JZ, 13.3.11. - See e.g. PEACE PLANS 61-63, online at - HABITS, ADDICTIONS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, ENEMY DEFINITION, SECRET ALLIES, PROGRAMS THAT DESERVE THE TERM, WAR & PEACE AIMS, DESERTION, PRISONERS OF WAR, REFUGEES, DEFECTORS

STRENGTH: Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” – Phaedrus, Fables, 1st c., 1.13.13, tr. Henry Thomas Riley. – That is a bit of a fable itself. How many enlightened and somewhat wise people were victimized, murdered, imprisoned or otherwise prosecuted – or simply ignored by those in power? It has only the potential to become the strongest force. But so far it has e.g. not provided a good handbook on monetary freedom, a comprehensive libertarian encyclopedia, a comprehensive freedom library online or on disk, a good libertarian revolution, defence and liberation program, an archive of all libertarian ideas, an encyclopedia of the best refutations or errors, myths, prejudices, wrong premises and conclusions that are obstacles to progress, a comprehensive digital encyclopedia on panarchism, not even a comprehensive enough digital encyclopedia in English on libertarianism. Possibly thousands of other projects could be listed and started, that are not yet generally known and widely enough worked on - to help the best ideas and talents to become most influential. Whatever wisdom already exists, it has not e.g. produced an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties yet. For years I searched in vain for people interested in this particular project. All I could do is collect and publish on microfiche, later digitized, over 130 private drafts of individual rights and liberties, as possible stepping stones to an ideal declaration of this kind. However, no one else seems interested, which does also indicate lack of wisdom or misdirected wisdom – in my opinion. Thus and in many other ways the “wise” freedom lovers have still left themselves largely incapacitated and with some of their best tools, methods, resources, ideas and institutions unused, which, at least to me, does not seem to be a wise thing do. – JZ, 3.6.08, 15.3.14. - - IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, 'NEW DRAFT" (digital book manuscript), ARGUMENT MAPPING, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, IDEAS ARCHIVE, DIGITAL LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIAS

STRENGTH: You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – John Henry Boetker - HELPING THE WEAK & THE POOR, RICH PEOPLE ARE NOT TO BE USED AS SACRIFICIAL LAMBS, EITHER. SELF-HELP & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY: Attempts to “strengthen” the economy are as senseless as attempts to strengthen a slave in chains. The aim should be to free the slave and the economy. That would be not only be rightful and rational but would, by the way, make the economic much stronger, increase productivity, exchanges and the standard of living. – JZ, 11.11.92, 15.3.14. - BAILOUTS, SUBSIDIES, FREEDOM, LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE - FOR THOSE, WHO APPRECIATE IT & TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY DO. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, FREE TRADE FOR FREE TRADERS, PROTECTIONISM ONLY FOR PROTECTIONISTS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

STRIKES: A labor contract according to unionists is a contract allowing a breach of contract – by strike. – JZ, 17.8.74. – CONTRACTS, UNIONS, JOBS

STRIKES: a strike is usually described as ‘industrial’ action, but in fact it’s the shirkers who are on strike, not the industrialists.” – Website freencap. – Not those, who continue to work industriously? – JZ, 10.4.09.

STRIKES: But the right to strike does not include the right to forcibly prevent others from accepting employment if they are satisfied with the conditions. If no other workers can be found the employer must concede the justice of the demands of the workers. If other workers are willing to accept the conditions, obviously the demands of the strikers are extravagant. – “There is no other way of assessing justice of the demands in a free society.” – Viv Forbes – Cooperative production would avoid clashes between employers and employees – simply by abolishing the “organized conflict” of the employer-employee relationship. Moreover, under full monetary freedom neither strikes due to inflation nor to deflation or stagflation would occur. – JZ. 11.7.08. - COOPERATIVES, LIBERATION AT WORK, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, CRISES

STRIKES: Don’t strike – Quit!” – Rich Maybury, REASON, 9.79. – Quit striking. Don’t strike. Quit instead. - JZ, 12.6.82, 11.7.08. - And explore e.g. all your monetary and financial freedom options to supply yourself with productive jobs without depriving anyone else of them. - The useful jobs still to be done by mankind, now and in the future, are unlimited. - But they are not and cannot be financed and made monetarily possible by territorial political and bureaucratic interventionist and despotic laws, regulations and institutions. - JZ, 12.3.11. - UNIONS,

STRIKES: Economically seen, all strikes, even when they are finally “successful”, do really amount to losses, rather than wins, for the total output is reduced by them. If the strikers rather “struck”, with a monetary freedom revolution against monetary despotism (which makes their labor and the products of their labor hard to sell), then not a single working day need be lost. Their wages and purchasing power would increase naturally and they could easily get better jobs somewhere else. The sales problems of their employers would also be solved. As it is, both, employees and employers remain victims of monetary despotism because they have not seriously considered the possibilities of sound alternative means of payment and sound alternative value standards for their labors and their products. – Naturally, liberation at the work place can take many other forms, too. But this is, probably, the most neglected one. – JZ, 25.4.96, 28.5.08, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: First strike you’re out.” - A button slogan, source unknown. – People do not own their jobs. Strikers act as if they did. They should be treated as if they had given notice without abiding by the contracted period for giving notice. They have broken their work contract and should be treated accordingly. Naturally, they should be free to apply for the job once again but the employer should be free to refuse to employ them again or employ them only on condition that they pay him an indemnity for their strike action and also a sum of money that they would forfeit, if they should strike again. – JZ, 28.5.08. – UNIONS, COOPS, SELF-EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT

STRIKES: I claim the right to work – no matter how many others are on strike. – JZ, 24.2.73. – SCABS, RIGHT TO WORK

STRIKES: I demand the right to sue striking unionists for damages, preferably in class actions. – JZ, 27.2.73, 5.6.08.

STRIKES: I guess that many to most workers go on strike unthinkingly, just because their union bosses tell them so and they trust these bosses still all too much. Or they consider the strike just like an attractive sports competition or they welcome the strike as a break in their work routine, either as an unpaid holiday or even a paid one, paid out of strike funds of unions or supported out of taxes via the welfare authorities. Strikes also correspond to their rather thoughtless class warfare ideology or conspiracy theory. - I they owned the enterprises they work in, they would not even think of striking. Against whom could they strike then? Against their suppliers or their customers? Some capitalist business sense would then finally enter their heads. Among their millions of strikes I know of none that was directed against the means of payment and the value standards they are paid in. That shows the level of their ignorance and lack of interest in their own affairs. They expect politicians and bureaucrats, who failed in every other respects, to supply themselves and their employers and all the customers of their enterprises with good and sound enough means of exchange and value standards – contrary to the numerous experiences of all too many centuries. – JZ, 13.4.09. – UNIONS, MONETARY FREEDOM, WAGE PAYMENTS, COOPERATIVES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES

STRIKES: If a strike succeeds, the question arises whether an advance of wages as great or greater would not have occurred within a limited period without a strike. … I cannot believe that a strike for wages ever is expedient.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.80. – Have trade unionists ever asked their employer: Could you pay us more if you were free to pay us in other kinds of money than the government’s monopoly money? Have employers ever seriously considered this alternative and the monetary freedom required to practise it? It would greatly facilitate their sales problems and reduce their sales costs. – JZ, 11.7.08. – Not even retailers, supermarkets, chain stores and department stores and their associations seem to have thought sufficiently about that option to help themselves – with their own “shop foundation” money issues in form of goods- and service vouchers, in standardized money denominations but using a better value standard than the governmental one. – JZ, 13.4.09. - MONETARY FREEDOM, WAGES, SALES, EMPLOYMENT, DEFLATION, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT,

STRIKES: In “industrial wars” like in international and civil wars, all sides lose and all the involved countries and their populations do lose too. – JZ, 21.9.91, 4.8.92, 6.6.08.

STRIKES: Industrial war is no more rightful and suitable to solve industrial problems than international war is to solve international disagreements or civil war to solve internal ones. – JZ, 26.1.81, 11.7.08.

STRIKES: Is a strike ever necessary? So necessary that everyone should be in it? – Eating is necessary, obviously, and so is work. Thus, should both be compulsory for everyone? – JZ, 27.10.78. – If a “general strike” were really general, then against what or whom would it be directed? – JZ, 11.7.08. – Q., GENERAL STRIKES

STRIKES: Long, drawn-out strikes, illustrate both impairment and tapping. The unions, having been granted coercive powers by government, forbid free exchange of purchase orders for services. Their dictum in effect: “Take only us – no one else – at our price, or shut down. That’s impairment of the current, pure and simple. And while on strike they often receive unemployment insurance – purchase order on the goods and services of the rest of us, …” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Then You Think, p.42. – TAXING THE VICTIMS OF STRIKES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STRIKERS

STRIKES: Naturally, anyone has the right to withdraw his labour at any time, provided he does not violate any contract he has with the employer.” – Viv Forbes

STRIKES: Nobody has an absolute right to strike. Whether or not an employee is able to strike depends entirely on the terms of his or her employment. …” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.256..

STRIKES: Only workers with a slave, subject or serf mentality go on strike. Free men would give notice, take up better jobs or organize themselves, together with their workmates, to buy up the firm they work in, using conventional capital market options and also monetary freedom means and then utilize any of many kinds of self-management schemes that they do prefer. – They would not remain wedded to the employer-employee relationship and mentality. - JZ, 11.4.86, 3.6.08.

STRIKES: Q: Why are you on strike? A.: I do not know – but I won’t go back until we get it.” – Quoted by Ken Jeffrey, 11/175. – JOKES, UNION MENTALITY

STRIKES: Recognizing a “right to strike” means: “I’ll let you rob (monopolize and exploit) if you’ll let me rob (monopolize and exploit)! – JZ, 15.9.82, 12.3.11. - UNIONS

STRIKES: Sixth, terminate all welfare payments to strikers’ families. These payments have become a gigantic strike fund and stimulus to industrial disruption, whereby the nation finances its own destruction. The idea that strikers, directly or through their unions, cannot support their families on the rainy days that they themselves have invoked, is an illustration of the preposterous perversion which state welfarism now displays.” – Arthur Shenfield, in the anthology “1985”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.38. – WELFARE STATE

STRIKES: Strike against strikes: Leave your union and go to work. – JZ, n.d.

STRIKES: Strike against taxes rather than against employers and consumers. – JZ, 1.3.76. - Strike against central banking, which is threatening the availability of jobs and wages, by its deflationary, stagflationary and inflationary policies and practices - by engaging in a monetary and financial revolution against monetary and financial despotism, thereby securing jobs for you, at free market rates and paid in honest and competitively supplied currencies. - JZ, 12.3.11, 15.3.14. - UNIONS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, TAX STRIKES

STRIKES: Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought! Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder! Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings! Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!” - Helen Keller - Emailed in by C. B. – As if strikes were the answer to every problem. – JZ, 22.3.09. – Giving notice and secession are permanent strikes against an employer and against a territorial State and as such much more effective than conventional strikes. – JZ, 5.4.09.  UNIONISM, DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, WAR, 

STRIKES: Strikers, by striking, do not supply productive work for market-determined wages but, often, and intentionally, do even cause losses to their employers. Thus by rights those who think that they have the right to strike, rather than to give notice, should have to be satisfied with lesser wages and salaries than those who committed themselves not to strike. – JZ, 27.11.95, 28.5.08. - How many trade unionists have explored their monetary and financial freedom and their cooperative and other self-management options, realized in a business-like way? - JZ, 12.3.11. - TRADE UNIONISM, SCABS, FREE LABOR, UNIONS, INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS, ANTI-INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS, Q.

STRIKES: Strikes are a crime … This is the law of jungles and primitive societies.” – Francisco Franco, TIME, MAY 21, 1951. – Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Well, well, one point on which I could agree with this dictator. – JZ, 11.7.08. - While giving notice is a genuine right, strikes are breaches of contract, unless one is a day-laborer. - JZ, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: Strikes are a kind of “potlatch”, i.e., a primitive contest to find out which side can afford to waste more of its scarce resources. But the Red Indians had at least the good sense to turn this into a celebration and a feast. – JZ, 6.4.93. – Strikes are still widely called an “industrial action” although it is rather an anti-industrial or non-industrial “non-action” or mere refusal to work. It is the “action” of ignorant and prejudiced muddle-heads, unwilling to learn from many decades of such futile attempts to improve their economic condition - by harming themselves, their employers, other workers and all consumers and investors. - JZ, 4.6.08. – UNIONS, TRADE UNION STRUGGLES.

STRIKES: Strikes are always counter-productive. Work almost never is, unless one is a politician or a bureaucrat. I would not mind if they went permanently on strike. – JZ, 5.6.08.

STRIKES: Strikes in Poland against price rises. They might as well strike against the rising sun or against the rising tides. – JZ, 13.8.89. – The ignorance and prejudices and errors produced and maintained by statist “education”, them mass media and refusals to think seriously an deeply about political, economic and social affairs are enormous. – JZ, 1.6.08, 15.3.14.

STRIKES: Strikes of tax slaves, involuntary State subjects, education and military slaves are the only rightful strikes. All the other strikers could have given notice, alone or in groups and could have adopted or established other and better options for themselves. – JZ, 5.8.92, 6.6.08. - Including their monetary and financial freedom options (so far wrongfully outlawed), in order to secure job choices and market rated wage and salary payments for themselves, paid in competitively supplied and market rated sound currencies - and without compulsory tax deductions. - JZ, 12.3.11. - INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, TAX STRIKES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL REVOLUTION

STRIKES: Strikes reduce production and thus incomes and distribute earnings by force rather than by free contracts. Even when wages are nominally increased, they confront a production whose total has been reduced. The all-over purchasing power of all wages has thus been reduced, at least temporarily, since it confronts a lesser total of goods and services. – Trade unionists do also almost never consider that they could be paid higher wages in e.g. shop foundation currency than in governmental paper money. – Nor do they consider that if their wages are expressed in sound value standards then frequent wage adaptations to ongoing inflations of government paper monies would not be necessary. Simply more of the inflated money would have to be paid to make up the agreed upon wages expressed in sound value standards. (Or they could be paid in alternative sound currencies. - JZ, 12.3.11.) – In order to avoid getting into higher tax brackets, workers should also insist that their wages and salaries are expressed in sound value standards, not in nominal increases, paid in inflated governmental monopoly money. – The kind of strike they should consider is one against the governments inflated, deflated or stag-flated paper currency. - JZ, 4.6.82, 11.7.08, 15.3.14.

STRIKES: Strikes, as understood and practised today, are, all too much, like legalized riots, especially in their actions against those the strikers call “scabs”. – JZ, 23.2.76, 5.6.08, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: The chief leverage of the strikers, in securing capitulation to their demands, was the amount of hardship and suffering they were able to inflict, not directly on the employer, but primarily on the public. Yet who are the public? They are in the main other workers, including other union members. They may even be members of the striking union itself and of their families. A striking fuel oil deliverer’s own children, for example, may be sick and shivering because no fuel has been delivered!” – Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.136.

STRIKES: the power of the strike can redistribute income in favor of the members of particular unions; it cannot redistribute income in favor of labor in general at the expense of capital in general.” – W. H. Hutt, The Strike-Threat System: The Economic Consequences of Collective Bargaining, 1973, p.VII. -

STRIKES: The right of the police of Boston to affiliate, which has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited. There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.” – Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 1919, Telegram to Samuel Gompers, 14.9.1919, referring to the strike of the Boston, Mass. Police. This sentence made Coolidge famous and did much to win him the Republican nomination for Vice-President in 1920. - There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.” – Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, in his response to the Boston police strike of 1919. – Quoted in: Louis Filler, A Dictionary of American Social Reform, Philosophical Library, New York, 1963, p.176.

STRIKES: The right to work is inherently more important than the supposed right to strike.” JZ, 7/72, after reading: “What becomes of those inalienable rights of man – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – if you haven’t the right to work?” – Cecil B. de Mille, about 1952. - The right to work, as Ulrich von Beckerath, 1892-1969, formulated it, is the right to supply oneself with work by undertaking all the monetary, financial and organizational measures required to achieve that and this without depriving anyone else of his productive job. - Well, if politicians, bureaucrats, monopolists and union functionaries were thus deprived of their unproductive and counter-productive jobs and forced to finally engage in productive ones, it would serve them right but would still not undo the wrongs and damages they have done for all too many years. - JZ, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: The strike is a phenomenon of war.” – Georges Sorel, Reflections on Violence. – Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Of civil war, rather than international war. - JZ, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: The strike, regardless of all rationalization, is an organized attack on life and property. It is a miniature war. Theoretically there can be a peaceful strike, but actually there is not such thing. Violence is an essential part of its technique. Those workers, who would prefer to continue working, are intimidated or beaten into conformity by shock troops, often mercenaries in the pay of the leaders. The right to work, which is the right to live, is denied to all who would take the jobs vacated. Meanwhile, the right of property is invalidated in that capital is compelled to remain idle, its value to diminish; the owners are forcibly prevented from employing their capital. The sit-down strike, in which the strikers take physical possession of the plant, is an outright violation of property rights, and the picket-line is a prelude to the destruction of property. The strike, presumably a protest against prevailing age rates or working conditions, is in fact an instrument of force directed against life and property. So long as it is permitted to operate as such, the government is remiss in its duty.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.184.

STRIKES: There is no “right” to strike, just as there is no “right” to a job. Both make slaves out of the employers.” – Bob Howard in FREE ENTERPRISE, 9/74.

STRIKES: There is no moral right to strike.” – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy.

STRIKES: There is not as much wrong with voluntary strikes, except the breach of work contracts and the stupidity, prejudices and lack of imagination and the waste involved. But everything is wrong with forcing strike action upon those, who do not want to participate in it. And it is wrong not even to seriously consider rightful and rational alternatives to strike “actions”. – JZ, 28.12.93, 5.6.08.

STRIKES: There is, morally, no right to strike but only a right to give notice. There is morally, a right to scab or to work under conditions agreeable to oneself, although they are not agreeable to the strikers. – Striking workers have, informally, resigned from their jobs and have morally no further claims to them. – I hold that, as a rule, they should never be re-employed again in their old jobs because they have proven to be unreliable workers. – Let them make a fresh start somewhere else and thus find out what their services are really worth. – Mass resignations and the threat of mass resignations are quite another matter. They are rightful and effective to achieve one’s market rate of wages. But under full employment and frequent job changes by individuals (The average time a worker in Sydney stays on a job is only, I heard, 18 months!), even this would very rarely be considered necessary. The wrongs and harm done by inflations deflations and stagflations cannot be undone by strikes. I know of no trade union that ever demanded full monetary and financial freedom to prevent economic crises. – JZ, n.d. & 11.7.08.

STRIKES: what the strikers must not do is to prevent other men from accepting the jobs that the strikers refuse.”– Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/74. - UNIONS

STRIKES: When these strikes are compounded we see that these union members do, in fact, gain something from their debilitating strikes. But three-fourths of all workers are not in unions, and they are surely hurt by these strikes, for their wages are not raised at all and they, too, must pay higher consumer costs. If the constant demand for higher wages forces the producer to raise the price of his product beyond the market demand, he frequently has no choice but to go out of business – and that benefits no worker. So it simply is not true that strikes benefit all workers. They always hurt non-union workers, and many times they hurt even the strikers.” – Susan Love Brown et al, The Incredible Bread Machine, p.85/86. 

STRIKES: While strikes are ostensibly directed against the employers, most of them are in fact directed against the public. The idea is that if enough hardship is inflicted on the public, then the public will insist that the employer capitulate to the strikers’ demands.” – Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.136.

STRIKES: Why do most trade unionists still think that they ought to work for others, rather than organize themselves in a way that they work for themselves (*)? – JZ, 20.9.78, 11.7.08. - (*) as consumers and for all other consumers on a free market - JZ, 12.3.11.

STRIKES: Why shouldn’t unionists and non-unionists, who oblige themselves not to go on strike, be paid more for their labor? – JZ, 31.7.78. – Q.

STRIKES: with every successful strike over a whole industry, the number of bankruptcies grows, especially among the small firms. Yet, if the workers did but know, the small firms are the avenue to worker independence and prosperity, in offering him the possibility of becoming an employer himself, increasing the demand for his labor, and reducing the prices of what he buys.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, April 1978, p.23. – To my knowledge H. M. never considered the possibilities of some forms of productive cooperatives or other self-employment options, established and maintained in a quite businesslike and capitalistic way. – JZ, 22.7.08., 12.3.11.

STRIKES: With the wages lost in strikes workers could, probably often, have paid off the first installment or even several, of debt-payment installments for the enterprises they strike against, if they had offered to purchase them on terms, at an agreed-upon market price, paying for it with industrial obligations issued by themselves. The rest of the installments, to redeem these obligations, over a period of years, they could, probably, pay off with only part of the extra returns from the additional productivity they could thus have attained - by finally and quite clearly working for themselves, as owners of the enterprises. In other words, by not striking and, making instead, in a quite businesslike, capitalistic and free market way, a proper take-over bid, they could immediately and in the future be much better off. – Their class warfare and industrial warfare notions, their whole trade union mythology, prevents them from doing this or even contemplating this peaceful and rightful as well as much more profitable alternative for them. – JZ, 6.4.93, 4.6.08. – PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES

STRINGS: I don’t like it if somebody else pulls the strings.” – From film: The Black Hole. – Perhaps one should add: “on me”- or say: “my strings”. – JZ - PUPPETS, POWER, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENCE

STRIP MINING: Less than two tenths of one per cent of the total area of the US has ever been disturbed by all kinds of strip mining.” – Eugene Guccione, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.546. – Often the mined-out area could be turned into lakes and attractive park areas at little additional costs. To thus restore the area, as far as possible, to a natural condition, should be an obligation for all mining companies. – JZ, 15.3.14. – OPEN CUT MINING

STRIVE: Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly toward an object and in no measure obtained it? If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated? Did even a man try heroism, magnanimity, truth, sincerity, and find that there was no advantage in them, - that it was a vain endeavor?” – Henry David Thoreau - STRUGGLING, FIGHTING, ENDEAVOR, PERSISTENCE, WORK, STRIVING

STRIVING: I have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.” – Sir William Osler. – IDEALISM, STRUGGLE, TRYING

STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE: in the long run of the struggle for existence, ‘the fittest’ will prove to be those who combine intellectual knowledge with the knowledge necessary for the production of wealth, and not those who are now the richest because they, or their ancestors, have been momentarily the strongest. By showing that the ‘struggle for existence’ must be conceived, not merely in its restricted sense of a struggle between individuals, but in its wider sense of adaptation of all individuals of the species to the best conditions for the survival of the species, as well as for the greatest possible sum of life and happiness for each and all, it permitted us to deduce the laws of moral science from the social needs and habits of mankind.” – Kropotkin, quoted in “19th Century Opinion”, p.247/48. – - Even under the most primitive conditions, greatest ignorance and prejudices, apart from natural or man-made emergency situations, or, perhaps, only under at least some degrees of civilization and of economic knowledge and freedom, it is not a struggle for existence for mere survival but merely one for a better existence, i.e., one beyond mere subsistence and survival needs. I also deny that the laws of moral science can be derived from “the social needs and habits” of mankind, which are all too vague notions and often distorted and irrational customs and habits, like the needs of drug addicts and the habits of smokers, drinkers and gamblers. – JZ, 12.7.08, 12.3.11. - DARWINISM? SURVIVAL

STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE: Undoubtedly the man who possesses capital has a great advantage over the man who has no capital at all in the struggle for existence … (*) That does not mean that one man has an advantage against the other, but that, when they are rivals in their effort to get the means of subsistence from Nature, the one who has capital has immeasurable advantages over the other. If it were not so capital would not be formed. Capital is only formed by self-denial, and if the possession of it did not secure advantages and superiorities of a high order, men would never submit to what is necessary to get it.” - Willliam Graham Sumner, What Social Classes owe to Each Other, p.76. - (*) Under at least some economic freedom this “struggle of existence” is, usually, only a struggle, to keep up with the Jones, while both live already far above the subsistence level. – JZ, 25.6.92, 13.3.11. - Self-ownership and work-income derived from it can even in our times, i.e. under xyz economic restrictions, come, over a working life, to 1 million to 2 million dollars. Properly anticipated and used for the purchase of existing enterprises, together with one’s work-mates, it can be so increased that the acquisition of the enterprise, would be achieved with part of the additional productivity thus achieved by such associations. – See: PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES. – JZ, 6.6.08. - - SOCIAL DARWINISM, , CAPITAL, PRODUCTIVITY, OWNERSHIP, PROPERTY

STRUGGLES: Some conflicts do not yield to compromise and can be solved only through struggle.” - Gene Sharp, Power & Struggle, p.3. - Many violent struggles can be ended or avoided through the introduction of free, tolerant and peaceful competition, on the basis of full exterritorial autonomy, which would also include full monetary and financial freedom and xyz self-management forms. - Quite rightful defence, liberation and revolution programs could also reduce violence to the degrees of rightful and forceful policing actions. - JZ, 12.3.11. - WAR, LIFE, SURVIVAL, CONFLICTS, FORCE, STRENGTH, COMPROMISE, PEACE,

STRUGGLES: Struggles and fighting can largely be replaced by tolerance for differences practised only among volunteers and at their risk and expense, i.e. via full exterritorial autonomy under personal laws for all kinds of dissenters. – Haven’t there been already enough wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, mass murders and terrorist actions in our histories? - JZ, 5.4.95, 28.5.08. – Q.

STRUGGLES: The truest and deepest pathos in this world is not that of suffering but that of brave struggling.” - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.142. - The consistent rightfulness and rationality of struggling is more important than the readiness to suffer and be brave. - JZ, 12.3.11. - SUFFERING, STRUGGLING, COURAGE, BRAVERY

STRUGGLES: Wages and sales of products and services are not or should not be a question of monopolies, force and struggles but of free exchanges for mutual benefit. Monopolies, force and fighting do prevent or reduce production and exchange and thus lead to losses for all sides. – JZ, 29.11.92. - LABOR STRUGGLES, INDUSTRIAL WAR, ANTI-INDUSTRIAL WAR, UNIONS, CLASS WARFARE, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, STRIKES

STUBBORNNESS: We like to say we love freedom.” – But are we really upholding it in a stubborn way? – Free after Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, in Footfall, p.351, quoting them. – JZ, 8.6.08. - In a comprehensive, rightful, rational, sufficiently tolerant and consistent way, in all spheres? That seems to me to be more important than stubbornness. - JZ, 12.3.11. 

STUDENT LOANS: The clock is running on America's student loan debt - - That was the result of the govt. running student loans and, apparently, educating them towards dishonesty in debt repayments. Privately run student loan schemes were, as far as I know, among the safest investments. But the free and easy loans from governments eliminated them. I would like to see statistics on that. – JZ, 23.4.11.

STUDENT LOANS: We take over your education costs – if you make over to us 1 to 10 % of your future earnings.” - That could be the offer of competing credit private or cooperative institutions, perhaps in form of credit unions, with funds invested in them mainly by already employed academics. Then the more talented or industrious students could possibly get their education loans more easily and cheaply than now. The repayment percentage could be changed corresponding to the examination results and thus different evaluations of future earnings chances. – JZ, 9.5.03, 12.3.11. - COMPETITIVELY PROVIDED. UNIVERSITY EDUCATION FINANCE

STUDENT LOANS: What has gone wrong with the method of financing the university is the excessive state aid, which has made both the staff and the students dependent on the state for 90 per cent of total costs. During the last decade there has been a mounting tide of opinion that the way to put this right is by the introduction of loans for students to replace the present system of grants.” – Prof. Richard Lynn, Loans for Students, in “Down With the Poor”, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson. - But who should grant the loans and out of what incomes? The general taxpayers or those academics, who earn already much as a result of their university training? – Are students and academic professionals so dumb or lacking initiative so much that they cannot or will not form a credit union for this purpose? - JZ, 12.7.08.

STUDENT LOANS: Why should the taxpayer be asked to support students with so little intelligence or initiative that they cannot find a backer in family, business or government service? – Ross Sutherland, in GOLD COAST BULLETIN, date? – The general taxpayers tend to earn less during their lifetime than the academically trained ones. Among the natural financiers for student loans should thus be those academically trained. They should form credit unions that would not only grant loans to themselves but also to promising students, selected by themselves. And the students, to be found more credit-worthy, could form guaranty-associations, which would guarantee the loans granted to their members. – JZ, 12.7.08.

STUDENT REVOLT: It is the empty wait for real life which makes for student rebellions.” – PAIDEIA, Spring 72. – Under conditions of full employment the life of students would not be empty of real life: Most of them could and would then have to work, at least part-time, to finance their studies or to reduce the size of student loans they would have to take up. – But how many students and academic professionals cared to learn to know how to achieve full employment? – JZ, 12.7.08. - MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

STUDENT RIOTS: The only answer for students trying to improve their college education is for those who donate to colleges (both states and individuals) to give grants to students instead. The students would then pick their college. Good schools would prosper and schools that ignored quality would decline unless they improved. Consumer dollar power is the only way students will ever have a say in improving higher education; certainly not through rioting.” – Rod Manis, in “Manifesto”, p.120. - Better than donations or grants would be interest-bearing loans to these future high earners. The students should form guaranty associations to make these loans more secure. The top students should be able to get the loans at lower interest rates than the lower rated students, because the risks in loans to them would tend to be lower. The high interest rate which low ranking students would have to pay would be a spur to them to study harder, to increase their ratings, and thus to reduce the interest they would have to pay on their loans, by being allowed to join loan guaranty groups that are rated higher. – If the financiers, e.g. for tax reasons, would prefer not to invest in students but to continue giving them grants, then the grants might be made conditional to the students repaying them to a certain foundation, which would grant further student loans or grants under the same condition. - JZ, 12.7.08. - STUDENT LOANS OR GRANTS

STUDENTS OF LIBERTY: We are all still merely students of liberty, not professors. – JZ, n.d.

STUDENTS: Most U.S. campuses will baby-sit him four years, then hand him a baccalaureate for not burning down the library.” - Robert Heinlein, THE CONNECTION 140, p.67. – ACADEMICS, UNIVERSITIES, JOKES

STUDENTS: persons on our campuses who are enrolled as students and whose devotion is not to learning but to disaster.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.121, footnote. – Apparently, he meant those, dedicated to totalitarian ideologies. – But then, these students and the others might accuse the average citizen, who submits all too quietly to the nuclear war threat, to be likewise devoted to or being all too indifferent towards the threats of total disasters. – JZ, 28.10.70, 12.7.08. – NWT, MOST “RADICALS”

STUDENTS: Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.” – Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind. - The same applies to most of their lecturers and professors, similarly schooled and trained in many of the popular errors and prejudices and still stuck in them. Genuinely free universities, with many enlightened staff and students are still the exception rather than the rule. Government financing and licensing largely see to that. - JZ, 23.11.06, 12.3.11. - UNIVERSITIES, STATISM, IGNORANCE & PREJUDICES, FREE UNIVERSITIES, EDUCATION

STUDENTS: We are effectively conditioning our students for purposeless living in a valueless society.” – Ray L. Colvard, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 73. – VALUES, MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, EDUCATION, UNIVERSITIES, ACADEMICS

STUDIES: To spend too much time in studies is sloth.” – Francis Bacon, Essays: Of Studies. – There comes a time when one has finally to apply, as far as possible, what one has learnt, - provided one is free to do so and to the extent that one is. – There is even something like a moral obligation to do so, rather than bury oneself in further reading and studies, to avoid actions. – One can be too hesitant, afraid and cautious. - JZ, 12.7.08. – ACTION, APPLICATION OF ONE’S KNOWLEDGE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR VOLUNTEERS

STUDY: A scholar who has abandoned … study … is like a bird that has abandoned its nest.” - Hagigah, 9b. – The Wisdom of Israel, ed. by Lewis Browne. – Even birds have the good sense to abandon their nests – when they no longer need it! – JZ, 10.4.09.

STUDY: Study is more meritorious than sacrifice.” - Hebrew proverb – If one merely studies all of one’s adult life and never publishes one’s knowledge or tries to put it into action oneself, one wastes one’s life, just like the mere sensation and entertainment seekers. – JZ, 15.3.14. - SACRIFICES, LEARNING, SELFP-EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT

STUDY: Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men’s clothes.” – Chinese proverb. - LEARNING, SELF-EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT

STUPIDITY: And intelligent people have always done some pretty stupid or evil things from time to time, just like everybody else. A man might be a brilliant scientist, let’s say, but that doesn’t stop him from neglecting his health or from driving recklessly or patronizing spiritualists or … voting Democrat. …” - Paul Anderson, Brain Wave, p.34. – INTELLIGENCE IS NOT ENOUGH.

STUPIDITY: Common sense is now an endangered species. Stupidity has taken over the world and unfortunately, there is no known cure. - John Sorenson via Douglas Weidl - Among the proposed cures: Confine the practice of all stupidities to their volunteers, always at their own risk and expense. - Thus they would become self-eliminating. Collect and publish all of them, together with their best refutations, in a digital encyclopedia, on a large disc. It would also help to include them in a comprehensive ideas archive, with all their best criticism. Unfortunately, their number is so vast that many people, thousands to millions, would have to collaborate in such jobs. - Digital argument mapping, as proposed by Paul Monk et al on line, could also become effective, if extensively used e.g. by libertarians. As an old German proverb remarks: It is said that there is no herb against stupidity. That is wrong. Right is only that none is being cultivated. - Some progress has been made with intelligence expansion. One of the earliest successes was coffee, which earned it the praise: The revolutionary drink. – John Zube  - Facebook, 15.11.13.

STUPIDITY: However many special-interest groups (politicians, clergy, advertisers, etc.) may profit from stupidity, humanity as a whole will profit more from its abolition. From here on, we should measure our progress toward our personal goals, and our contribution to humanity’s world-round progress, in terms of how much smarter we have gotten in the last year, the last month, the last week, THE LAST HOUR.” – Robert Anton Wilson, ILLUMINATI PAPERS, p.9. – KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROGRESS

STUPIDITY: I suggest a worldwide War against Stupidity.” – Robert Anton Wilson, ILLUMINATI PAPERS. – Perhaps it should begin with compiling and publishing an encyclopedia of the best refutations of all popular errors, myths, prejudices, fallacies, false assumptions and conclusions that are obstacles to progress? – JZ, 12.7.08. – POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES, MYTHS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS,  ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA,

STUPIDITY: In spite of dying already, slowly or fast, in great numbers, they keep trying – all the wrong ways. – Lemmings! - JZ, 26.4.83.

STUPIDITY: In the long run, the greatest weapon of mass destruction is stupidity. In an age of artificial intelligence, too many of our schools are producing artificial stupidity, in the sense of ideas and attitudes far more foolish than young people would have arrived at on their own." Thomas Sowell, Town Hall, 8. - Artificial stupidity, (3/26/03) - IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, LACK OF INTEREST, APATHY, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION

STUPIDITY: Most people act as if they have had brain surgery – they rarely use their main asset. – JZ, 20.11.76. – Moreover, by non-use or false use it tends to deteriorate further. – JZ, 12.7.08. - FOOLISHNESS, PREJUDICES, BRAINS, THINK, RED.,

STUPIDITY: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. - Arthur Bloch - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - FOOLISHNESS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE OR MALICE?

STUPIDITY: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” – Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long. – RED.,

STUPIDITY: Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Strength to Love, 1963. – Especially when it exists in the highest places. – JZ, 6.6.08.

STUPIDITY: Oh, to have a world where imbecility wasn't entrenched!” - Anne Walter, A Matter of Proportion, p.93 of ASTOUNDING SF, Br. Ed., 1/60. - You don't need a world for this freedom but exterritorial autonomy among volunteers. It is stupid to insist that anything better be realized only territorially, country-wide or even world-wide or not at all. - JZ, 17.8.02. - IMBECILITY, POWER, AUTHORITY, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

STUPIDITY: Stupid people are in the majority and they are so stupid as to reject even rights and liberties for themselves, although these offer them more opportunities than any other system – even opportunities to learn, as far as they can and want to learn anything. – JZ, 17.3.89. – They tend to appoint, constitute and support territorial rulers and all the crimes and other disasters these cause. On the other hand, the intelligent people are not intelligent enough to strive towards exterritorial autonomy for themselves, thereby setting convincing examples, much more persuasive than speeches, discussions, articles and books can be. – Many of them do even argue against the existence of genuine rights or seem to appreciate only intellectual liberty. - JZ, 17.3.89, 12.3.11. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, THE FLAWED INTELLECTUALS, FOOLISHNESS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, POLYARCHISM

STUPIDITY: Stupidity cannot be cured with money or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. … the only capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” –Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love, p.247. – And in “Lazarus Long”. – Only sometimes. Usually it is just a lower standard of living that is the consequence. – Alas, sometimes it is many others, who are killed or impoverished by stupid guys, while the stupid guy survives and is not even punished for his stupidities, especially when he committed them while he was a political leader. - JZ, 12.7.08. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENTS

STUPIDITY: Stupidity is a blockage in the ability to receive, integrate and transmit new signals.” - Robert Anton Wilson, ILLUMINATI PAPERS, p.134. – At least some intelligence expansion drugs are being developed now. Their use by our “great” leaders should be made compulsory. – Better still, we should become free to secede from them and leave them to suffer under their stupidities together with their remaining stupid volunteers. - JZ 12.7.08.

STUPIDITY: stupidity is the most powerful energy known to man.” – Leon Taylor in GEGENSCHEIN 8.

STUPIDITY: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein – quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing The Idealist's photo. – Facebook, 17.2.13. – The stupid, ignorant and prejudiced are not, as a rule, as aware of their limitations, as the intelligent, enlightened and genius people are. All the more reason for all to enjoy only experimental freedom in their own affairs, together with like-minded people, always only at the own risk and expense, i.e. under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – Majority voting for whole populations tends to put the stupid, prejudiced and power-hungry in charge. – JZ, 17.2.13. - FOOLISHNESS & & GENIUS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

STUPIDITY: The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?” - Anonymous – From Monica Cellio homepage. – I prefer warnings on e.g. poisons and dangerous tools. If fools fail to read them, then this is their problem. No one has the time, energy and money to make all the required tests himself. By now the warnings could be greatly shortened by pointing out a website offering all the details. If a firm offers something dangerous for sale, e.g. with poisonous ingredients, without offering a warning, then it should be prosecuted as a poisoner. – JZ, 15.3.14 - SAFETY, PROTECTION, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, POISONS, DANGEROUS FOOD ADDITIVES, MERCURY IN VACCINATION BATCHES, FLUORIDES IN WATER SUPPLIES, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS OFFERED AS IF THEY WERE NATURAL ONES

STUPIDITY: The two most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” - Robert Heinlein - Note: Also attributed to Harlan Ellison. - IGNORANCE, FOOLISHNESS, PREJUDICES, RED.

STUPIDITY: When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.” - George Bernhard Shaw, 1856-1950, Caesar & Cleopatra, 1901. - & DUTIES LEGAL OR MILITARY DUTIES, AS IMPOSED TO SELF-IMPOSED & NATURAL ONES

STUPIDITY: With stupidity the very gods contend in vain. (Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens.) – Friedrich von Schiller, 1759-1805 – Die Jungfrau von Orleans, III/6. - POPULAR ERRORS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES,

STUPIDITY: You do not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.” - (An nescis, mi fili, quantilla prudential mundus regatur.) – Commonly ascribed to Bishop Axel Oxenstierna, Chancellor of Sweden, 1583-1654, but Buechmann says in “Gefluegelte Worte” that it probably originated with Pope Julius III, who said to a Portuguese monk: “If you knew with how little expenditure of sense the world is governed, you would wonder.” - GOVERNMENT, RULERS, FOOLISHNESS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, IRRATIONALITY

STUPIDITY: You have to be stupid for a while, everybody does, before you get a little smart.” – Ron Goulart, Nemo, p.181. – RED.

SUBCONSCIOUS MIND: Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the conscious mind, and has its own way of leading us toward our destiny.” - Nathaniel Branden

SUBJECTION: It was by massacre, the wheel, the gibbet, the sword, and the fire that the church and State established their dominion, and that they succeeded henceforth to reign over an incoherent agglomeration of “subjects” who had no more direct union among themselves.” – Kropotkin - CHURCH & STATE, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, HIERARCHIES, STATISM, COMPULSION, COERCION, LAWS, RULERS

SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY: For instance, the subjective theory of value was discovered 100 years ago. It’s so simple: the value of any good or service is whatever anyone will give for it in willing (free) exchange.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.59.

SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY: It rejects the labor theory of value of classical and Marxist economics, holding that the value of any good is totally subjective, if not one wants it, it is worthless, no matter how much labor may have gone into its production. Individuals have different sets of preference or utility scales, these are constantly in flux, cannot be quantified, and the utility scales of different individuals cannot be measured against each other. In a free market the price of any commodity results from the interaction of supply and demand.” – Philip D. Demattais, What Is Libertarianism? p.10. – Too many do still ignore that without e.g. full monetary and financial freedom, including freedom to clear debts, free choice of value standards and voluntary taxation or contribution schemes the market is not a free enough market. – JZ, 15.3.14. -LABOR THEORY OF VALUE, SUPPLY & DEMAND ON A FREE MARKET, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY: Panarchism is the application of the subjective value theory to political, economic and social organization, systems, methods and institutions. – JZ, 21.8.91, 1.6.08. – POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION & FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE

SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY: The Rap against Unearned Riches - - What means the subjective value theory with regard to currency and finance? Here it requires full monetary and financial freedom. If the poor and the rich, both suffering presently, the ones mainly from unemployment, the others from sales difficulties and loss in the value of their investments, were seriously, as objectively as humanly possible, considering their monetary and financial freedom alternatives and, ignoring the legally imposed despotism in this sphere, began with monetary and financial self-help measures, which are sufficiently informed, then the situation for both could be positively changed - VERY RAPIDLY. At present, the supposedly free market economy, tries to drive its engine without sufficient sound oil in the engine or even sand, sugar or acid in its oil or fuel, forced in by the central banking system, which is legally imposed and has outlawed sound self-help. State socialism is certainly not the solution in this sphere, either, but rather the problem. 10% unemployment in Europe, even 20% in Spain! That is already coming close to a situation of another senseless and violent revolution, as under-informed as the "occupiers" are. They must, to achieve full experimental freedom, consider also their exterritorial autonomy options. – JZ, 11.11.11, on Facebook, rev. 15.3.14. – FOR CURRENCY & FINANCE, MONETARY FREEDOM REVOLUTION VS. CENTRAL BANKING, VOLUNTARY TAXTION VS. COMPULSORY LEVIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES

SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY: We should become free to individually apply the subjective value theory and practice to all governmental services and disservices, which are now territorially, collectively, monopolistically and coercively forced upon us and also coercively financed. We should become free to individually wash our hands, our bodies and even our minds from all the dirt involved with our former coercive association with territorial States. – John Zube, Facebook, 25.10.12, commenting on: Max Borders : Here's a piece I did for The Freeman before I got the job. It's out today. (M. B did, finally, introduce the panarchist perspective to THE FREEMAN. I wish something like that would have happened already decades ago. The condition of the world might have been much better than it is today, already years ago. – JZ, 15.3.14.) - - STATES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, CORRUPTION, TAXATION

SUBJECTS: As Thoreau said, we can be bad subjects and good neighbors.” – Alas, I did not note down who made that remark and where. – JZ – CITIZENSHIP, FREE MEN, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SUBJECTS: Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.” – Benjamin Franklin - THE GOVERNED & THE GOVERNING & RULERS, STATISM, OBEDIENCE

SUBJECTS: Politicians, bureaucrats and generals – we are just voting cattle, tribute payers, pawns, subjects, cannon-fodder and bomb or rocket targets for them, not people. They cause and maintain most of our problems through wrongful and irrational laws and legalized monopolies. And they pretend to be able to look out after our welfare through taxing us! So why should we respect and obey them? They even pretend to be able to protect us by directing mass extermination devices against the peoples, largely captive nations other suppressed minorities or even the majority on the other side of a border, terrorized by its own quite wrongful government.  And this although neither here nor there do the people themselves have any say on war and peace and all too many other territorial and statist decision-making monopoly spheres. The wolves should be targeted, not the sheep and cattle. – JZ, 11.3.96, 28.5.08, 15.3.14. - PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, WRONG TARGETS, GOVERNMENTS, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, OFFICIALS, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, NWT, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

SUBJUGATION: We are just the voting cattle, milch cows, tax slaves and sacrificial animals, the public property, serfs or even slaves - to the tax-gathering and “law”-  excreting politicians and bureaucrats, our supposed servants and representatives but, in reality, our masters. – JZ, 18.6.92, 6.6.08. – REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, TERRITORIALISM, STATE, GOVERNMENTS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

SUBMISSIVENESS: A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” - Bertrand de Jouvenel - APATHY, INDIFFERENCE, STUPIDITY, STATISM, POLITICIANS, RULERS

SUBMISSIVENESS: By bearing old wrongs you provoke new ones. (Veterem ferendo injuriam invites novam.)” – Publilius Syrus, Sententiae, No.705.

SUBMISSIVENESS: every political order tends to become more tyrannical the more submissive its citizens are. Western democracies probably form no exception to this rule.” – C. Bay and C. C. Walker: Civil Disobedience – Theory and Practice, Black Rose Books, Montreal, 1972. – STATISM, TYRANNY, AUTHORITARIANISM, OBEDIENCE, LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS, EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NAZI-LAWS

SUBMISSIVENESS: He who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.” – R. Hull, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.107. - OBEDIENCE

SUBMISSIVENESS: O calm, dishonourable, vile submission!” – Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, Act v, sc. 2, I.175.

SUBMISSIVENESS: People find themselves relatively free, restricted or oppressed without either knowing why or wanting to find out why. – JZ, 31.5.84. – APATHY, STATISM, LEMMINGS, PEOPLE, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS, DISINTEREST IN IMPORTANT OWN AFFAIRS GOING BEYOND THE PRIVATE ONES

SUBMISSIVENESS: Submission to others, lords, Fuehrers, beloved – or Gods, always negates and in the long run depreciates and even cripples the self. - JZ, 25.11.80. – ALTRUISM, OBEDIENCE, LEADERSHIP, POWER, SELFISHNESS, SELF-ASSERTION, SELF-APPRECIATION, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS ETC.

SUBMISSIVENESS: Submission to tyrants makes not for peace but unending war.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - OBEDIENCE, TYRANNY, RESISTANCE, PEACE, WAR

SUBMISSIVENESS: The delegation of authority is a form of self-demeaning submission like the payment of taxes, or service in armed bodies. – But of course we are all conditioned and educated to regard voting and the delegation of power as a form of noble and humane conduct. Because when voting and the delegation of power become recognizable as forms of submission, then the anarchist principle of human freedom and human possibilities becomes clear also, and then we are ready to make those changes that we anarchists call revolution.” – Judith Malina, in H. J. Ehrlich et al, Reinventing Anarchy, p.338.

SUBMISSIVENESS: The people docile to the yoke. (Ad juga cur faciles populi.)” – Lucas, De Bello Civili, Bk. ii, I, 314. - Even area bombing by an enemy regime cannot get them out of this submissiveness. It rather makes them stick even more with the regime, which suppresses and exploits them. – JZ, 12.7.08. – Tyrants and despots remain untouched by other “gentlemen” rulers, while the primary victims of tyrants and despots, their conscripts, tax slaves, force laborers and others of their victims are subjected to indiscriminate air raids and threats with nuclear “weapons”. The peoples on the other side of a border are blamed and attacked for the wrongful actions of their rulers against the population of another country. - JZ, 15.3.14. - AIR RAIDS, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, SUBORDINATION, PEOPLE, MASSES, WRONG TARGETS OF OUR “MILITARY EXPERTS”, MAJORITIES, AUTHORITARIANISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TYRANNICIDE,

SUBMISSIVENESS: Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; but it must be as struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong, which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. THE LIMITS OF TYRANTS ARE PRESCRIBED BY THE ENDURANCE OF THOSE WHOM THEY OPPRESS.” – Frederick Douglas. – Typically, the peaceful individual and group secession alternatives are not considered. – JZ, 12.7.08. – RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION OR SECESSION? PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, POWER, FREEDOM, LIBERATION

SUBMISSIVENESS: Thus, as Hume stated, “Nothing appears more surprising … than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few and the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we inquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as Force is always on the side of the governed (*), the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore on opinion that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments … “ – David Hume, Essays, Literary, Moral and Political, London, Ward, Locke, and Taylor, n.d, p.23. Compare: Étienne de La Boétie, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, New York, Free Life Editions, 1975; and Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1949, pp 188ff. - Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, Notes, p.172. - Here we should consider: What chances has a dissenting individual or minority, as a rule, against any territorially organized power? Without the exterritorial autonomy and personal law option both are relatively helpless and submission is usually the wisest action. – (*) Is it, when they are disorganized, disarmed and untrained, when they have not yet formed suitable and voluntary militias for the protection of their individual rights and liberties, and when there exists as yet no clear and complete declaration of their individual rights and liberties? – Here he wrote as if standing armies, monopoly police forces and secret services would be useless to governments. – Already Adam Smith provided some figures to show how easily an armed, trained and organized minority can control even a majority. – Only a tiny minority is so far aware of the panarchistic alternative. - JZ, 6.6.08. - SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PWERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, STATISM, SUBMISSION

SUBORDINATION: A subordination of the individual under the “needs” of a collective is not a free community but merely a coercive union and an ideological demand for whose justification no proof is possible, namely, that it is a better one than other ideologies.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 5. – A voluntary subordination of individuals so inclined, to such a community, is quite another matter and should not be obstructed. For such individuals it still has its lessons to teach. Once they are sufficiently enlightened, they should be quite free to secede from all compulsory organizations and would know what to do with their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 12.7.08, 15.3.14. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SUBORDINATION: And just because those people are stupid enough to sit down and allow themselves to be used as sanitation paper doesn’t mean we have to follow their example.” – Paul Gann, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 9/78.

SUBORDINATION: As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.” – Marian Anderson, quoted in READER’S DIGEST 5/82. -  Compare: “Any leash has two ends.” – SUPPRESSION, FORCE, PEOPLE, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TERROR, COERCION, DOMINATION, RULE.

SUBORDINATION: But the people that subordinate themselves to a government cannot be responsible, because the subordination is in itself a sign of a want of reason.” – “Tolstoi on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence”, p.79/80. – STATISM, GOVERNMENT, CITIZENSHIP, VOLUNTARISM

SUBORDINATION: He who turns the other cheek too far gets it in the neck.” – H. Herth, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 10/76. – JOKES, LOVE, NON-VIOLENCE, NON-RESISTANCE


SUBORDINATION: I must set myself to acquire all the knowledge I possibly can, for otherwise how can I set a course and decide what to do? The worst thing of all is to wait until you are told what to do by someone else.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.60. - And that someone else may be even more ignorant and prejudiced than you are – but just more powerful. – At least you should have individual free choice among all those offering themselves as leaders, gurus, guides, teachers and their systems and should remain free to opt out from under them. Consumer sovereignty towards political and social systems and communities and societies and institutions. – Also free enterprise competition towards them: PANARCHISM! - JZ, 12.7.08, 15.3.14. – CONSUMER & PRODUCER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

SUBORDINATION: In a truly free society, there is no subordination of any citizen. Every citizen represents himself.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Free societies of volunteers are also possible. Or societies only as free or unfree as all their individual members want to be. – JZ, 12.7.08. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, REPRESENTATION, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

SUBORDINATION: Just as religion has fettered the human mind and as property, or the monopoly of things (*), has subdued and stifled man’s needs, so has the State enslaved his spirit, dictating every phase of conduct. “All government in essence”, says Emerson, “is tyranny”. It matters not whether it is government by divine right or by majority rule. In every instance its aim is the absolute subordination of the individual.” – Emma Goldman, Anarchism, 1910. - (*) What a misconception! – It ignores e.g. the “monopoly” of self-ownership and the masses of peacefully and competitively produced, sold and acquired properties. – And what a pity that no one ever bothered to provide Emma Goldman with a genuine education or enlightenment regarding economics. – By now there are probably already enough self-teaching books around on this. – If she had lived long enough, would she have read and appreciated at least some of them? - JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBORDINATION: Men at some time are masters of their fates; // The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, // But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – Cassius, in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, I, 2, 135. – SUBORDINATION: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. / But in ourselves, that we are underlings. “– Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 1599-1600, 1.2.140. - UNDERLINGS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SUBMISSION, FATE, ASTROLOGY, MASTERY

SUBORDINATION: Millions of women are rejecting subordination in marriage. Marriages based on male authority – on the promise to “love, honor and obey” – are simply coming apart. Tracer’s Company, a firm which searches for run-aways, says that in 1963 it was asked to trace one runaway wife for every three hundred runaway husbands. But last year the ratio had plummeted to one to two. Tracer’s president, Ed, Goldfuder, says, “Women’s lib gives runaway wives the heart to do so.” – Children are becoming insubordinate. Parents didn’t need Rudolf Dreikurs, the popular child-rearing coach, to tell them: “You can no longer ‘make’ a child do anything for very long. Force simply does not work.” … The 1970 National Fertility Study conducted by Princeton’s Office of Population Research showed that 68 percent of Catholic women had rejected the Pope’s clear instruction to rely on rhythm for birth control. Among younger women the percentage was 78 percent.” – Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.14. – There were and possibly still are some societies with a good relationship between parents and children. I think they should be studied and their methods published. As for marriages: It was always absurd to assume that just one kind of monopolistic and monogamy marriage would be the most suitable form for all kinds of couples. Free choice among dozens to thousands of different marriage options is one of the preconditions for many of them to be successful, supplemented by the possibilities of one-sided divorce declarations, as long as children are cared for by both sides and all contract promises are kept. – JZ, 12.7.08. – WOMEN’S LIBERATION, MARRIAGES, SEPARATIONS, DIVORCE, CHILDREN’S RIGHTS – & DUTIES, UNFORTUNATELY, ALSO NOT AS YET QUITE CLEARLY FORMULATED & DECLARED, FORCE, COMPULSION, COERCION, MONOPOLIES, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, POSITIVE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, MARRIAGES, WOMEN’S LIB, POPES, CATHOLICS

SUBORDINATION: One man is king only because other men stand in the relation of subjects to him. They, on the contrary, imagine that they are subjects because he is king.” – Karl Marx – STATISM, LEADERSHIP

SUBORDINATION: Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. …” - Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, July, 20, 1763. – While that is true for many cases of voluntary subordination – which is involved e.g. in every employer-employee relationship, it is quite untrue for compulsory subordination, which only tends to increase unhappiness. – JZ, 3.6.08. -

SUBORDINATION: subordination, or in other words, the reciprocation of tyranny and slavery, …” - Edmund Burke, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.63.

SUBORDINATION: The concept of a nation requires the subordination of the citizen because you must let someone else represent you. So your freedom is being exercised by another person.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – That applies largely only to the involuntary subjects of a territorial State. Under self-chosen governments and societies, all only exterritorially autonomous and ruling only over voluntary members, free to secede, the situation is quite different. There the subjects, while remaining voluntarily members, do largely or completely agree with their leaders or representatives. This difference is significant. E.g., a sports club has only voluntary members and thus can hardly tyrannize its members. – JZ, 12.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, REPRESENTATION

SUBORDINATION: The ideal subject is a programmed robot, steerable from a distance. The ideal human subject is a contradiction in terms – for the ideal human would be no subject any longer but his own man. Admittedly, from the standpoint of the rulers the owned man, owned by the government is the ideal subject. Rulers are always inclined to treat people as if they owned them, e.g. via taxation and conscription and avalanches of laws for their behavior, although they assert that they merely try to represent them and to act in the common or public interest. No thinking being should in any way be owned, other-directed, or enslaved except by contracts voluntarily entered and easily dissolvable. – JZ, 24.9.87, 31.5.08. – SELF-OWNERSHIP OR INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SLAVERY, SERFDOM

SUBORDINATION: The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” – U.S. Senator William Borah - & STATISM, OBEDIENCE, ALL TOO MUCH OBEDIENCE TO WRONGFUL LAWS, ORDERS & TRIBUTES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SUBORDINATION: The public has got used to the idea that we’ve degenerated to a bunch of guinea pigs.” – Eric Frank Russell, Call him Dead, ASTOUNDING, March 56, p.82. - OBEDIENCE, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SUBORDINATION: The usual pacifist complaint about war, that young men are led to death by old men who sit at home manning bureaucrat’s desks and taking no risks themselves, misses the point entirely. Demands that the old should be drafted to fight their own wars, or that the leaders of the warring nations should be sent to the front lines on the first day of battle, etc., are aimed at an assumed “sense of justice” that simply does not exist. (*) To the typical submissive citizen of authoritarian society, it is normal, obvious, and “natural” that he should obey older and more dominant males, even at the risk of his life, even against his own kindred, and even in causes that are unjust or absurd. - “The Charge of the Light Brigade” – the story of a group of young males led to their death in a palpably idiotic situation and only because they obeyed a senseless order without stopping to think – has been, and remains, a popular poem, because unthinking obedience by young males to older males is the most highly prized of all conditioned reflexes within humans, and hominid societies.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.243. - (*) We still haven’t compiled an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties or haven’t sufficiently published it. – JZ, 12.7.08. - WAR, OBEDIENCE, AGE, DECISION-MAKING, AUTHORITY, LEADERSHIP, CONSCRIPTION, STATISM

SUBORDINATION: There can be nothing more terrible than that the actions of one man should be subjected to the will of another. The dependent man is no longer a man. He has lost this rank. He is nothing but the appendage or tool of another.” – Immanuel Kant, as quoted by K. H. Zube in his Open Letter to Augstein. – MAN, OBEDIENCE, SUBMISSIVENESS

SUBORDINATION: We are “becoming subjects rather than citizens”. – Allan C. Brownfeld, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p. 517.

SUBORDINATION: We are none of us content”, Herbert Spencer told us, “with quietly unfolding our own individualities; but have a restless craving to impress our individualities on others, and in some way to subordinate them”, a state of affairs which is tolerable only if the others are always free to escape the subordination, and wholly dangerous when the impress is performed in the name of authority and all are subordinated by force. - Interference is, of course, the essence of government.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Account Rendered, p.104/5. – Everybody is trying to make a good (by his standards) “impression” upon others. – JZ, 16.8.84. – TERRITORIALISM, PECKING ORDER, DOMINANCE, RULE, CONTROL, INTERFERENCE, INTOLERANCE, STATISM

SUBORDINATION: We call ourselves the Zarr Sadus, those who refuse to submit to the priests. I am here to make formal announcement to an Atreides that I’ve removed myself to enemy territory.” – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, ANALOG 3/76, p.57. – Alas, in that imagined future not even full religious tolerance or religious freedom was realized, far less the same kind of exterritorial autonomy and personal law freedom in the political, social and economic sphere. Territorial thinking, actions and institutions still predominated. – The ideal SF novel describing panarchism may still be unwritten. – Will you be able and willing to write it? - JZ, 12.7.08. – RELIGIONS, PRIESTS, CHURCHES, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM

SUBORDINATION: while the sensitive young Gumbril is appalled ‘to think that the majority of one’s fellow-beings pass their whole lives being shoved about like maltreated animals’.” – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, p.424, Appreciation. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SUBORDINATION: Yea, life is hard to bear!” – But man himself only is hard to bear! The reason is that he carrieth too many strange things on his shoulders. Like the camel he kneeleth down and alloweth the heavy load to be put on his back.” – Nietzsche – MAN, HUMAN NATURE, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, SOLDIERS, TAXPAYERS

SUBORDINATION: You need to know that your are fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder.” – Eugene Debs, quoted by Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.70. – SELFISHNESS, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-APPRECIATION, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SUBORDINATION: You want to be able to consult neighbors, friends, relatives and experts and to be able to freely exchange with strangers but you do not want, as a rule, to be dominated by their opinions, preferences, laws and institutions, just because, temporarily, they got a seeming majority on their side, which is in effect, at the last voting level, also only another minority trying to dominate the rest while making this appear as quite legitimate. – JZ, 6.1.95, 28.5.08. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM, DISOBEDIENCE, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MINDING THE OWN BUSINESS, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, POLYARCHISM, DOMINATION, STATISM


SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: I do not believe that Washington should do for the people what they can do for themselves through local and private effort.” – John F. Kennedy, campaign address, Associated Business Publications Conference, New York City, Oct. 12, 1960. – FEDERALISM, DECENTRALIZATION, SELF-HELP

SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: If we have true subsidiarity in our large corporations, why not in our societies? In both instances, we now have the technology to facilitate the necessary communications and computers to keep track of the complexity (*) technology now allows for widely and finely distributed activity. (**) - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.358. - (*) … and the spread-out membership, customers, investors, contractors, expert advisors etc. – JZ, 16.9.07. ). - (**) E.g. astronomic radio-telescopes etc. are spread out all over the world and electronically linked for superior combined performance. – One day they will also link their observations, 6 months apart, on opposite sides of the sun, if computers can compensate for the time differential. - JZ, 16.9.07, 15.3.14. - REALIZED BY INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES

SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: it is wrong to withdraw from the individual and commit to the community at large what private enterprise and industry can accomplish; so, too, is it an injustice, a grave evil and a disturbance of right order for a larger and higher organization to arrogate to itself functions which can be performed efficiently by smaller and lower bodies. This is a fundamental principle of social philosophy, unshaken and unchangeable.” – Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, sec.79. See also Mater et Magistra, especialy section 53m 1170121 and Summa Theologica, I-II, Q. 96, A. 2.

SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: Subsidiarity merely refers to the normative rule that no higher or more general organ of government will issue a rule or determine an order when the same task can be established by a lower and more specialized form of government.” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, 5/79, p.309. - Of government, society or community. Thus for individuals able and willing to rule themselves no law of any community, that he has not joined voluntarily or has seceded from, should be applied, as long as he or she does not interfere with the rights and liberties of any individual of such any community. The last consequence of the subsidiarity principle is anarchism. It also requires the right of individuals to secede and to live with other volunteers under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. – Who is to judge about the secessions? The secessionists themselves! Who is to judge about aggressive or criminal acts by members of a panarchy against other members of that panarchy? Its members as a whole or their delegated authorities. As for members of a panarchy committing offenders against members of other panarchies: Who is to judge? The pre-arranged judicial authorities agreed upon for their relationships. - Even a world federation should not be allowed a world-wide monopoly. It should have to share the world with other federations of volunteers. – And all these federations would have to tolerate all forms of voluntary decentralization and secession from them. - JZ, 12.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: the government ought not to interfere” in all that the people can do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations, xxxix. – However, wherever individuals and dissenting groups are not yet granted the right to secede, as e.g., presently in Zimbabwe, North Korea, Cuba – and in all other territorial States, interventionism is justified but only to realize the right to secede and to live under personal law, which the interventionists, to be recognized as serious and justified, should first introduce among themselves. – JZ, 12.7.08. - SELF-HELP, INTERFERENCE, GOVERNMENT, INTERVENTIONISM.

SUBSIDIARITY PRINCIPLE: The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all in their separate and individual capacities.” - Abraham Lincoln - That is a job for voluntary associations not for territorial monopolies. - JZ, 11.10.02. - How could anyone fully know how much free people can achieve for themselves, if set free to help themselves, without having to engage in the political process, merely by voluntary associations and their self-help steps and arrangements? - JZ, 24.11.02. - GOVERNMENT, LEGITIMACY, SELF-HELP, PEOPLE`

SUBSIDIES: A black hole into which taxes are poured and out of which the people get nothing in return.” – Quoted by T. Kenneally, on radio, in comments on arts subsidies, 21.11.96. – The government’s favorite voting cattle get the hand-outs while the people do get something – namely: taxes to pay for the hand-outs and the support of the bureaucratic distributors of these tributes. – Who is “protected” by arts subsidies? Governments now image that they ought to manage even our leisure activities, our vitamin intakes, or foods and drinks, and our recreational drugs. - JZ, 11.6.08. – ARTS SUBSIDIES

SUBSIDIES: A man should be upright, not be kept upright.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus - PRIVILEGES, HANDOUTS, MEN, INDEPENDENCE VS. DEPENDENCY

SUBSIDIES: A policy of subsidizing failures will end in an economy strewn with capital-guzzling industries long past their time of profitability - old companies that cannot create jobs themselves, but can stand in the way of job creation." - George Gilder, "Wealth and Poverty" - FOR FAILURES, BAILOUTS

SUBSIDIES: A service or product is worth what one can get for it through voluntary exchanges and not what people can be forced to pay for it in form of taxes. – JZ, n.d.

SUBSIDIES: A subsidy is a formula for handing you back your own money with a flourish that makes you think it’s a gift.” - HUMAN EVENTS - If it were only the own money given back as a subsidy this would not be so bad. But mostly the subsidies are paid out of taxes that other people were forced to pay. – JZ, 15.3.14.

SUBSIDIES: Academicians are learning the old lesson that if you take the king’s shilling, you will do the king’s bidding.” – Walter B. Wriston, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.566. – What shall we think of their education, scholarship and management, when they continue to think that they would have to depend on government subsidies? – Why did they not turn schools, colleges and universities into self-financing institutions of teaching and learning? – Ignorance? Prejudices? – JZ, 12.7.08. – SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, TERTIARY EDUCATION, ACADEMICS, PROFESSORS, UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

SUBSIDIES: All official handouts are also disservices, to the beneficiaries as well as to the benefactors, especially when “gifts” of the latter are involuntary, through taxation. Both become more dependent upon politicians and bureaucrats and less able and willing to help themselves. – JZ, 25.2.86, 3.6.08. – HANDOUTS, WELFARE FOR POOR & RICH

SUBSIDIES: All subsidies should be ended. Starting with all the enforced subsidies to governments. – JZ, 15.4.14. – John Zube  - TAXATION, GOVERNMENTS

SUBSIDIES: AMTRAK, USA: A darn good reason for the government to just sell Amtrak. Taxpayers have subsidized it to the tune of $40,000,000,000. Yet, for reasons unknown it remains a sacred cow in the District of Crime. - "Amtrak has absorbed $40 billion in federal subsidies over the last 40 years. It has never earned a profit. How many people ride the trains? They account for one-tenth of one percent. This is a boondoggle. It has been since day one. Then there is fraud. ... During the 2000s, Amtrak averaged annual losses in excess of $1 billion. In 2010, Amtrak received $563 million in operating subsidies and $1 billion in capital and debt service grants. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 pumped an additional $1.3 billion in capital grants into Amtrak." - The Humble Libertarian: Amtrak Trains Run on Red Ink - - Judy Morris on Facebook, 9.4.12:

SUBSIDIES: And from what source does government get all that money for subsidies and benefits? From the workers, of course.” – JAG, 4.7.75.

SUBSIDIES: Bastiat published a piece in the JOURNAL DES ECONOMISTES entitled ‘Robbery by Subsidy’.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat - A Man Alone, p.55.

SUBSIDIES: Do libertarians support subsidies? No! All subsidies would be abolished as expeditiously as possible and the released funds channeled back to the rightful owners – the taxpayers.” – Arthur C. Sutton, What’s Libertarianism? p.15. - Do any politicians and bureaucrats deserve to be subsidized? Yes, but only those, who have voluntary supporters and who would be exclusively subsidized by these. - No more involuntary tax-based subsidies to ANYONE! - Voluntary taxation, voluntary State membership and subordination only, assured by individual and group secessionism and competition from exterritorially autonomous communities and societies. - JZ, 12.3.11.

SUBSIDIES: Do not seek the favor of those who enslaved you, do not beg for alms from those who have robbed you, be it subsidies, loans or jobs, do not join their team to recoup what they’ve taken by helping them rob your neighbours. One cannot hope to maintain one’s life by accepting bribes to condone one’s destruction.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.991. – All that would be much easier to do under individual secessionism, voluntary membership in exterritorially autonomous communities and the resulting full monetary and financial freedom, spreading fast from the first such communities successfully experimenting with such options. Alas, Ayn Rand did not favor these alternatives but insisted on a territorial monopoly for a supposedly ideal “limited government” and on an exclusive currency in form of gold coins and gold certificates, unaware, of how fast such a territorial regime can turn into an unlimited government and how much unemployment, poverty and underdevelopment is caused by any exclusive currency. – Well, at least she favored voluntary taxation and wanted to reduce the role of the State. - JZ, 12.7.08. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, AYN RAND

SUBSIDIES: dock workers in the North-east are paid, ‘£ 4000 per annum to watch container ships go by’, … Taxpayers’ money is handed out to companies which have only the remotest prospects of making profits.” – Prof. L. Chipman, QUADRANT, 4/76. – HAND-OUTS, BAILOUTS, UNIONS, FEATHER-BEDDING, PAYMENTS FOR NOT WORKING, PAYMENTS FOR NOT GROWING CROPS

SUBSIDIES: Don’t accept subsidies!” – R. S. Jaggard, JAG, Sept. 30, 1973. – An advice hard to follow for those burdened much by taxes. – A voluntary taxation system would work better. Individuals would then pay for what they want or donate for causes they individually favor. – And if other volunteers pay them subsidies, then those payments do not do anybody any wrong. - JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Every man or woman, Benn argued, who was taking from the common till more than he or she paid into it, or more than someone else paid into it on his or her behalf, was a pauper. The tax-payer-subsidized (*) beet sugar producer of East Anglia he cheerfully categorized as a pauper.” – Deryck Abel: Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.74. – (*) If the taxpayers themselves had any direct say in this then this would not happen. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Every subsidy costs taxpayers not only more in taxes but also more in prices for the subsidized goods and services. Every taxpayer pays twice for every subsidy.” – Duncan Yuille, “The Workers Party NSW Bulletin”, July 76.

SUBSIDIES: Everything is much simpler today - instead of solving a problem, you just subsidize it.” - Bill Vaughan.

SUBSIDIES: for every measure instituted by government to “help” some industry, a comparable amount of freedom is lost.” – M. L. Zupan, THE FREEMAN, 8/74. – Please note, that I have extracted slogans for liberty only from a small fraction of all the output of FEE. Nor did I acquire all the issues of THE FREEMAN. – I leave this extraction job for verbal “treasures” to others. One person can only do so much. – JZ, 12.7.08. - ALL issues of THE FREEMAN are now online! - JZ, 12.3.11.

SUBSIDIES: Freedom need not be subsidized and coercion and monopolies should not be. – JZ, 4.9.89.

SUBSIDIES: Government aid to a private commercial enterprise deemed beneficial to the public – but not by the public. Government aid to the Plunderprivileged.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon.

SUBSIDIES: Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. – Ronald Reagan - And thereby, very efficiently, it multiplies them. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - GOVERNMENTS & PROBLEMS

SUBSIDIES: Government generally operates with a perverse incentive system. Instead of rewarding success, it bolsters failure.” – Peter Samuel, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 2/78. - INCENTIVES. FAILURES ARE REWARDED WHILE SUCCESSES ARE PENALIZED

SUBSIDIES: government subsidies disguise the true cost of a product, which invariably lead to wasteful and inefficient use of scarce resources.” – Arch Booth, THE FREEMAN, 3/75.

SUBSIDIES: Government takeover usually manifests itself by making subsidies to the industry. That industry becomes dependent on the subsidy. The amount of the subsidy is then withdrawn, either in actual fact, or by failure to update in the face of inflation. The industry becomes insolvent, and is then taken over by the government as an act of national interest.” – Graeme McKinnon, FREE ENTERPRISE, July-Aug. 76. - NATIONALIZATION

SUBSIDIES: Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan (1986) - & GOVERNMENT POLICIES & MEASURES, GOVERNMENTAL ECONOMICS OR ANTI-ECONOMICS, REGULATIONS, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

SUBSIDIES: Governments should not subsidize anything. – JZ, 23.8.73. – And should not themselves be subsidized – except by volunteers only. – JZ, 12.7.08. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUBSIDIES: He hears: “The way to national wealth is by means of government subsidies”. He reacts: “This is to claim that more goods result from increased taxes.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/76.

SUBSIDIES: He was a long-limbed farmer, a God-fearing, freedom-loving, law-abiding, rugged individualist, who held that federal aid to anyone but farmers was creeping socialism.” – Joseph Heller, 1923-, Catch 22, 1961. - TO FARMERS, AGRICULTURAL POLICY, FARM POLICY, FEDERAL AID, STATE SOCIALISM, JOKES

SUBSIDIES: huge subsidy payments camouflage inefficiencies.” – Edward J. Heine Jr., REASON, 11/78, p.16.

SUBSIDIES: I can think of few plainer, more direct abridgments of the freedoms of the First Amendment than to compel persons to support candidates, parties, ideologies or causes that they are against.” – Justice Black Lathrop v. Donohue, 367 U.S. 820, 873 (1961) (Black, J. dissenting). - PAYMENTS, ENFORCED, TO OPPONENTS

SUBSIDIES: I fear for our nation. Nearly half of our people receive some kind of government subsidy. We have grown weak from too much affluence and too little adversity. I fear that soon we will not be able to defend our country from our sure and certain enemies. We have debased our currency to the point that even the most loyal citizen no longer trusts it. –A Roman Senator in A.D. 63. – All these wrongs and much more, for over 2,000-years, under territorialism. Nevertheless, statism and territorialism are still insufficiently questioned and criticized. – JZ, 3.4.12. – Territorial “nations” do not really exist. Only territorial coercion, collectivism and monopolism exist, which herd and keep diverse peoples and dissenters into the country-wide prisons of territorial governments, under the pretence of serving them, while really exploiting them in the interests of the territorial government and its favorites. – JZ, 28.6.13. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, CURRENCY DEPRECIATION, HANDOUTS, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONS, PEOPLES

SUBSIDIES: I hate to think of all the to me wrongful and hateful or indifferent things that the government forces me to subsidize with my taxes. And, naturally, I never get an accounting for the use of my money from the government or a direct say on its spending. – Nor am I allowed to opt out of its taxation and spending program. – JZ, 20.5.93, 4.6.08.

SUBSIDIES: If a particular industry is becoming unprofitable, it is basically because the public does not want to buy that particular good. With taxes, the government props up inefficient industries at the expense of us all.” – Giles Edwards in a Free Enterprise pamphlet.

SUBSIDIES: If you want the assure the worst possible service – subsidize it as a public service! Then, after a time of continuously increasing subsidies, you will obtain your aim: Instances: the post office, railways, defence, main roads and any other bureaucracy or legalized monopoly. – JZ, 11/73, 6.6.08.

SUBSIDIES: In a Free Market economy we vote with our dollars and it’s a very powerful vote. Government Subsidies stuff the ballot box and are a Fraud on the system.” – Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book, p.61.

SUBSIDIES: In general, moreover, there should be an end to the complete network of open and hidden subsidies going to both public and private industries. Each sector of the economy should fulfill its proper function. Industry’s function is to generate the maximum amount of wealth, not to re-distribute wealth… It is certainly not the proper function of government departments to re-distribute (and diminish) wealth by financing otherwise bankrupt firms to pay wages to workers who could be better employed elsewhere. (*) Propping up uncompetitive industries in order to preserve jobs diverts cash from areas where it could create an expanding employment market.” - Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., Goodbye to Nationalization, p.31. - (*) Alas, governments do not know how to achieve full employment. And they are unwilling or unable to learn about this. They only know how to achieve high rates of unemployment and even then they remain unaware of the causal connection or prepared to look for solutions already published by others. Thus, to save in welfare payments, they subsidize inefficient industries. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: In spite of the fact that proponents of the Australian welfare state believe that the taxation system taxes the rich far more than the poor and redistributes income from higher to lower income groups, the reverse is often the case. Sales tax is an obvious example, where the proportion of income paid in tax on, say, a washing machine is much greater for a person earning $ 100 a week than for a person earning $ 500 a week. - Less obvious, however, is that much of the low income earner’s personal taxation subsidises the activities of the better-off. Subsidies to primary producers, low interest loans to manufacturing industries, government-operated transport and communication services, tertiary education, the ABC, money for the Arts and the salaries of bureaucrats are but a few examples of government’s deliberate exactions on the poor. By ceasing to tax the poorer in order to subsidise the richer, the government would aid the poor by removing its burdens from their productive activity.” – Mike Stanton, FREE ENTERPRISE, 6/76.

SUBSIDIES: Industry needs no State help: it needs only that the State shall withhold its interfering hand from our monetary supply.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, Aug. 76, p.44. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

SUBSIDIES: Is governmental charity in any way superior to private charity or to private credit and insurance arrangements? Or is it automatically inferior already by being financed through compulsory taxation and administered through bureaucrats? – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: It is hardly lack of due process for the government to regulate that which it subsidizes.” Justice Robert H. Jackson, – United States Supreme Court, Wickard vs. Filburn, 317 U.S. 131 (1943), quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac”. – Neither subsidies nor regulations - for and by those who do not want them for themselves and at their expense and for their benefit - JZ, 13.10.02. - Compare e.g. the mess this created in “education”. – JZ, 12.7.08. REGULATIONS, REFORM

SUBSIDIES: It is not in the power of governments to increase the supply of one commodity without a corresponding restriction in the supply of other commodities more urgently demanded by consumers. (*) The authority may reduce the price of one commodity only by raising the price of others.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.247. - (*) If only the consumers urgently demanded or organized the sufficient competitive and sufficient supply of sound free market monies, which governments are unable or unwilling to supply! – The central banks of governments are clear indications how unable or unwilling governments usually are to supply sound currencies and their nuclear strength policy is a clear indication that they are no longer our protectors but the greatest threat to our survival. – In these and many other respects we should not longer use the term “omnipotent government”, because it supports all the errors of territorial statism. - JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Let us resolve that never again will we yield to the seduction of the government panderer who comes to us offering gifts paid for with our own money, in return for a surrender of our natural rights.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.197. – He might have added: Individual rights and liberties that we are so little interested in that we have not yet bothered to compile and publish a complete and clear declaration of them! – JZ, 12.4.08.

SUBSIDIES: Let us stop this uneasy drift toward collectivism by ending all further private raids on the public treasury (*) – whether conducted by unions, businessmen, farmers or any other group. In one respect, this is the easiest step of all – we (**) need only refrain from passing more socialistic laws. But we have become so addicted to socialism (***), that it will be just as hard for us to break the habit as for an alcoholic to stop his compulsive drinking.” (****) – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.197. - (*) Best by ending the monopolistic and coercive public treasury – and confining it to the contributions from volunteers only. – (**) Alas, it is not “we” who are allowed to pass or to repeal laws, but only our supposed “representatives”. – (***) Let those, who are no such addicts, opt out. At least some of them will set shiny examples to the remaining statists. – (****) Only the remaining voluntary statists, after all the others opted out, should have to put up with their statist addiction and its consequences. – We should not remain addicted to territorialism! - JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Many of us are not willing to rely on our own worth and efforts but prefer government subsidies which are taken from our helpless neighbors by means of compulsory taxation.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.73.

SUBSIDIES: Most people who receive a subsidy do favor its continuance and rationalize it. Not only power corrupts. Hand-outs do so, too. – JZ, 17.3.88, 29.5.08. - POWER, CORRUPTION

SUBSIDIES: No one's hobby or faith or ideology should be subsidized at the expense of those who do not share it, be it sports, arts, opera, films, any kind of statism or utopia or anything else. - JZ, 4.10.00, 2.2.02. - TAXATION, TRIBUTES, INTOLERANCE, MONOPOLIES, PRIVILEGES, PANARCHISM

SUBSIDIES: Not even an emperor can give away what belongs to us.” – JZ tr. of: “Kein Kaiser kann, was unser ist, verschenken.” – Schiller, Wilhelm Tell, II, (Stauffacher). - Not rightfully so, but in reality, they can and they do. - And we have not even developed as yet a good tax strike and voluntary taxation or contribution program, far less applied them. - JZ, 12.3.11. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, GOVERNMENT BUDGETS, SUBSIDIES

SUBSIDIES: Not only is it axiomatic that what government wishes to nationalize, it first subsidizes. It is also standard procedure with government Medicare schemes throughout the world to get doctors to take the bait, a rather large bait, which when swallowed, will strangle the taker.” – S. Birenbaum & B. Evoy, in OPTION, 2/77. - NATIONALIZATION, STATE CONTROLS, REGULATIONS

SUBSIDIES: One can and will increase anything that is subsidized – even helplessness, stupidity, ignorance, incompetence, dependency and poverty. – JZ, 6.8.09.

SUBSIDIES: One group – the taxpayers – provide the means; another group – the subsidized – consume the booty. Hence a privileged class and a peasant class emerge; …” - Thomas W. Hazlett, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77, p.675. – GANG WARFARE, THE NEW ROBBER BARONS, WELFARE EVEN FOR THE RICH & ALSO TRIBUTES FOR ALL, AT LEAST INDIRECT ONES, PRIVILEGES, CLASSES, TERRITORIALISM

SUBSIDIES: One of the greatest wrongs and absurdities of government spending is the assumption that the hobbies of millions, like sports and arts need and should be subsidized by governments out of compulsory taxes.” - JZ, 3.9.00. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGETS, SPORTS, ARTS, TOURISM, FILMS, THEATRES, OPERAS

SUBSIDIES: Only rubbish needs subsidies. Innovations don’t need subsidies but investments. – JZ, 30.6.77.

SUBSIDIES: our crazy-quilt political structure, build on unstable and immoral bases – plunder by taxation and corruption by subsidy.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, in the introduction.

SUBSIDIES: Paradoxically as it may seem to some, it is just as necessary to the health of a dynamic economy that dying industries be allowed to die as that growing industries be allowed to grow.” – Quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac”, FEE. – FAILURES & SUCCESSES

SUBSIDIES: Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.” - Alexander Hamilton – Quoted in “The Free Man’s Almanac”. FEE - POWER, WILL, DEPENDENCY, INDEPENDENCE, FREEDOM, WELFARE STATE

SUBSIDIES: President Carter has announced a massive 20 percent funding boost for HUD’s subsidized housing program, up to $ 32 billion in taxpayers’ blood for fiscal 1981. Just beyond the hoorahs of housing developers across the nation could be heard the more subtle sound of pocket calculators. The megabucks are, you see, to fund 250000 housing units – not to actually build them, but to help build them, thence the word subsidy. But 32 billions divided by a quarter-million comes out in the decimal number system, to $ 128.000 per poor family’s housing subsidy. Give me the money, Jimmy. I’ll set up your 250.000 government shacks with plenty of change.” – Thomas Winslow Hazlett. – REASON, 3/80. – Obviously, the mass media did not do their job of opposing such “financing”. Or do they lack pocket calculators? – Nor did the people’s “representatives” or the government judges or the official fraud squad notice and reveal this scam. - JZ, 12.7.08. – PUBLIC HOUSING

SUBSIDIES: Private enterprise would not go for favors – if governments had none to dispense.” – Ken Baxter, Nov. 82.

SUBSIDIES: REASON: Why do your think that the amount of government spending should not be decided by elected representatives? NISKANEN: Well, there’s a fundamental asymmetry in the political process that leads to an overspending bias. It is primarily a consequence of the fact that political activity itself is costly. Any proposal, for example, which has concentrated benefits but very diffuse costs will be such that the people who bear the cost do not have sufficient incentives to register their concerns through the political authorities or change their votes among candidates on that basis. Any number of subsidy programs or concentrated special-interest programs would be of that character. That’s one important, and probably most important, general bias in this process – the proliferation of special-interest programs with concentrated benefits and diffuse costs. Ten cents per American family per year finances a $ 7 million subsidy, and if that subsidy only goes to a few people they have an enormous incentive to use the political process to achieve that subsidy, and no one has much concern about opposing it. That’s true of all levels of government, almost regardless of how the service is supplied. It’s true to the extent that the Constitution, either in fact or implicitly, authorizes those types of special-interest payments.” - William Niskanen in REASON interview, Nov.78. – How can one reduce such long statements to a short and hart-hitting slogan? Pay your way! - Pay your own bills yourself instead of forcing others to pay them? - How different would be the result if everyone were free to secede from all big spending States? The subsidy seekers might remain for a while – but would all the taxpayers? – All government services to be competitively supplied and priced. - JZ, 12.7.08. – TAXATION, PANARCHISM, OPTING OUT, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

SUBSIDIES: roads, libraries, beaches, council houses are paid for by some taxpayers who do not use them and are less well-off than those who do. The same applies to the Covent Gardens: taxpayers who may be too poor to go to the pictures are nevertheless compelled to subscribe in taxes to subsidies which enable a typically more prosperous minority to enjoy their opera or ballet or theatre more cheaply.” – Ralph Harris in the Anthology: Down With the Poor, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.18. – TAXES, ARTS SUBSIDIES

SUBSIDIES: Sen. William Proxmire “has aptly described the plethora of federal subsidies as follows: “These programs are like Christmas, with everyone giving subsidies to everyone else and Congress serving as Santa Claus.” – REASON, Nov. 72.

SUBSIDIES: Since the number of tax dollars in any one year is not only limited but is coming out of your pockets, you know that our government cannot subsidize everything.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.109. – Instead, it should subsidize nothing! – JZ, 0.11.76. And nobody but volunteers or voluntary victims should subsidize any government. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Socialism grows in a country by catering to a group or to various groups by subsidies. These subsidies penalize the tax-payers for the benefit of favored groups who are termed “needy” but are now in actuality an undeservedly privileged group.” – Rushdoony, The Myth of Over-Population.

SUBSIDIES: State control necessarily follows from state subsidies.” – Richard Lynn, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., Down With The Poor, p.108.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies amount to and should be renamed into tax penalties for all not intended to be favored by the subsidies. – JZ, 31.5.78, 12.7.08. - TAXATION

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies and tariffs are the demands by some sections of the community that they be supported by the remainder. – Mark Tier, Murphy’s Rights versus Human Rights.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies are destructive rather than constructive, in most cases. – JZ, 27.7.04, 29.10.07.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies are the form that modern circuses tend to take, and, as ever, the people are unaware that it is they who pay for their circuses.” – William F. Buckley, Up From Liberalism, p.200. – WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, PANEM ET CIRCENSES, RULERS, PEOPLE

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies are what everybody seems to decry in others and yet to ask for himself, pleading special circumstances. Pigs around a common trough have at least the excuse of a really free (for them) hand-out – until slaughter day. – JZ, 12.12.82.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies create more of whatever is being subsidized.Lew RockwellIncluding e.g. unemployment, wars and poverty, bankruptcies, lack of competition and productivity. – JZ, 27.4.13.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies for big business, encourage inefficiency and monopoly power.” – Roy Childs, Liberty Against Power, p.3. - While subsidies to the poor tend to multiply the poor who are "entitled" to them. - JZ, 12.3.11.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidies present us with a neat little stepping-stone into the area of taxing the rich to help the poor.” - Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.43. – This ignores that, via the great State machine, to a large extent, the rich and well-off people are also subsidized by the relatively poor. - JZ -

SUBSIDIES: Subsidize failure and you get more failure. Tax wealth production and you get less wealth.” – Bradley Miller, Nick and Jim Dandy to the Rescue, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, The Environmentalist Threat, in Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p.87. - TAXATION & WEALTH

SUBSIDIES: Subsidize only the export of the own territorial governments themselves - all these officials. One would have to subsidize the export of these “experts”, because otherwise nobody would buy them. But even a huge subsidy would be a huge bargain in this case.” T., D. & JZ, 23.2.79, 13.3.11, 16.3.14. - Just think how much we would save in taxes from then on, all taxes thus being done away with. – However, volunteers should be permitted to go on subsidizing their favorite representatives, even while these live well off in some foreign country due to the subsidy and to whatever they have illegally put aside for themselves. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidized services attract more “customers” than taxpayers want to serve.” – Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 3/7.

SUBSIDIES: subsidizing inefficient businessmen results in less production than would be the case without a subsidy. The standard of living is lowered. If at the turn of the century we had subsidized the horse-and-buggy trade, we would have slowed the growth of the automobile industry and all the jobs dependent on it.” – Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 7/75.

SUBSIDIES: Subsidy: Money taken from people who earn it and given to people who don't.” - Dagny.

SUBSIDIES: The boon that could be given can be withdrawn.” - Seneca, Letters, VIII, p.46, quoting his correspondent Lucilius. - That may be the best part of all subsidies. However, those forced to put these bills, are not free to refuse paying them or to withdraw from States, which impose such unjustified burdens, in order to do their own things, freely, with their property, earnings and lives, wherever they live. - JZ, n.d. & 16.3.14.

SUBSIDIES: The common trough turns people into pigs. – JZ, 30.10.76. - HANDOUTS, CHARITY, WELFARE

SUBSIDIES: the fact is that subsidizing a weakness aggravates and accentuates it.” – Paul Poirot, THE FREEMAN, 3/73.

SUBSIDIES: The introduction of subsidies, whereby part of the cost is born by others, namely the taxpayers, weakens business discipline and narrows the ability of the customer to be the kingpin in determining what should be produced and in what quantities and style. The subsidy concept condones economic waste.” – M. S. Rukeyser, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 76.

SUBSIDIES: The other side of subsidies is robberies.” – Source not noted by me. – JZ - TAXATION

SUBSIDIES: The practice of groups obtaining that which they can not produce - by the simple expedient of having the government take it away from the producers, must be ended.” – John A. Goodson, New Jersey Libertarian Party. – TAXATION, TRANSFER SOCIETY

SUBSIDIES: the state must cease to bale out unprofitable firms and the discipline of bankruptcies must return to large-scale businesses and their employees.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, in his introduction to “1985”, p.VII. – BAILOUTS, BANKRUPTCIES

SUBSIDIES: The states are asking for federal aid, the federal government is asking for taxpayer aid and the taxpayers are applying for welfare. This is known as the economic cycle.” – M. H. Beuchat (C.D.) SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/77. - TAXATION, ECONOMICS, JOKES

SUBSIDIES: The subsidized group is paid for not producing at all, or for producing less than it would if it knew its income depended entirely on its own efforts.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.153.

SUBSIDIES: The very fact that State sponsored activities need coerced support speaks out against their very existence. The fact that government assistance is needed to carry them on or sustain them is absolute proof of their inherent weakness. “If the work is desirable”, it will be done; if not, then it should not be done.” - Letter IV of Charles Lane, in – Carl Watner, A Voluntary Political Government, p.37. – In letters to me, many years ago, Carl Watner had held that a “competing” or “voluntary” government” would be a contradiction in terms, for all governments would be territorial. – While that is true, for the existing territorial governments, it need not be true for some of the future governments, nor is it true for some of the historical ones, operating under personal law. – JZ, 6.6.08. – With his definition he also managed to ignore the title of this booklet that he punished. By his and a wide-spread flawed definition of government, he and others presume that they have already proven their case. In the meantime the definition of some governments as "voluntary governments", "competing governments", "panarchistic governments", "polyarchic governments", "multi-governments", exterritorially autonomous governments" etc. have been multiplying. The old definition is not longer taken for granted. - JZ, 12.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAWS, GOVERNMENT, GOVERNANCE, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OR CONSENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUBSIDIES: The worst service will grow and finally predominate when it is subsidized. Then it has no effective incentive to provide good service apart from the conscience or good nature of a few public servants not yet corrupted by the system. – JZ, 8/73, 6.6.08. - PUBLIC SERVICES

SUBSIDIES: The worst, most wrong and harmful subsidy consists out of all the taxes extorted from subjects to continue the existence and activities of territorial States. – JZ, 10.4.09.

SUBSIDIES: There are many farm handouts; but let’s call them what they really are: a form of legalized theft. Essentially, a congressman tells his farm constituency, "Vote for me. I’ll use my office to take another American’s money and give it to you." – Walter Williams, economist and syndicated columnist – AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES, FARM PROGRAM, EGG BOARD, WHEAT BOARD, CITRUS BOARD ETC.

SUBSIDIES: there is no reason for the taxpayer to bear the cost of providing the individual with something not worth enough for him to purchase for himself.” – David Friedman, Laissez Faire in Population, p.28/29.

SUBSIDIES: to subsidize an uncompetitive industry makes it harder for the employers and especially the outdated trade unions to come to terms with reality, and so wastes scarce capital for which profitable uses could be found.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., Goodbye to Nationalization, p.22.

SUBSIDIES: Twelve years after Fulton’s Clermont steamed on the Hudson, steamboats were scaring the Indians in distant Nebraska, and the first steamship crossed the Atlantic – from the New World to Europe. - Three thousand years before, men had known the principle of the steam engine. One hundred and fifteen years before, a steamboat had run successfully on European waters. For fifty years, British Government had been encouraging, protecting, subsidizing and “controlling” the making of steam engines. - In twelve years, Americans – not encouraged, not protected, not helped and not “controlled” – covered the Eastern Waters with steamboats, and launched the first steamer that ever crossed an ocean; the first challenge from the dynamic New World to the static Old World. – Speed was created again. Free men were attacking time and space again, as only the Saracens had ever done before.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.234. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUBSIDIES: US $ 360 billion were promised in subsidies to US farmers for the next few years. -- In Australia housing subsidies were paid to several people who bought homes worth over A $ 3 million each!” - From today's news, 14.5.02. - And such subsidies are largely paid by people for whom many foods are priced out of their reach, who thus go for the cheapest and less fresh foods and who have difficulties in financing or repairing their cheap homes. In other words, to a large extent, the poor are forced to subsidize the rich. That is even worse than forcing the rich to subsidize the poor. - JZ, 20.8.02.

SUBSIDIES: We can no longer attack subsidies for the poor while supporting ever greater subsidies for the rich.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.104.

SUBSIDIES: We can rightfully support each other only thru trade, contracts, gifts, credits, insurance, friendship, love and family relationships. – JZ, 3/11/76,6.6.08.

SUBSIDIES: We decide to help agriculture and trade, and we instruct government departments to give effect to our wishes. After thirty years we find that the expenses of the Board of Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture are exactly fifty times as large as they were, while our trade is halved and our agriculture is in ruins. So the tale might proceed, it is always the same.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.206. - PROTECTIONISM VS. FREE TRADE, FARM PROGRAMS, AGRICULTURAL POLICIES, FOREIGN TRADE

SUBSIDIES: We don’t need bloody government money. Any industry that requires government assistance is inefficient.” – Royce Smeal, quoted in FREE ENTERPRISE, Nov. 73, p.18.

SUBSIDIES: we have millions of people asking for subsidies and special benefits, which translates into plain English as, ‘Make somebody else pay my bills for me’.” – JAG, 30.4.76.

SUBSIDIES: We have now reached the stage where it is impossible to tell which industries we are good at and which we are bad at.” – Harry G. Johnson, Rebuilding the Liberal Order, 1969, quoted in Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.143. – PROTECTIONISM, HAND-OUTS, WELFARE FOR THE RICH

SUBSIDIES: We spend inordinate amounts of public money propping up out-of-date and over-manned nationalized and private industries. Our politicians and bureaucrats waste millions of pounds on prestige projects like the Concorde aeroplane which nobody wants to buy – except, of course, British Airways and Air France.” – Stephen Haseler, QUADRANT, 7/77. – Every territorial government is a huge criminal or “merely” inefficient protection racket, all too efficiently financed by taxes, inflation and public debts, anticipating future tax incomes. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUBSIDIES: What we need is a survey of all subsidy costs per head. The total might then have sufficient motivating force for the repeal of all subsidies. – JZ, 21.3.78, 16.3.14. – Especially if the decision would be left largely up to the individual, by providing each citizen with an itemized list of all the tax-funded subsidies, put into the hands of all voters, in a referendum. It should then be up to them to cross out all those items, which they would not want to be subsidized. All items not approved by 51 % of the voters should be dropped in the next government budget. Another way would be for each citizen to indicate to which items all his direct and indirect tax contributions should go. Items not favored by at least, say 5 to 10 % of the voters should be cut out. Thirdly: If all taxes were reduced to a poll tax, then each citizen should be free to pay his poll tax amount only to those budget items that he favors. Budget items not popular enough would thus simply be starved, hopefully out of existence. But my favorite proposal is simply: Let all taxpayers opt out of the State if they want to. From then on they should be charged only for services competitively ordered, supplied and used. – JZ, 12.7.08. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

SUBSIDIES: When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private businesses in order to support unsuccessful private businesses. - Henry Hazlitt - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

SUBSIDIES: When we tax profitable companies and subsidize unprofitable ones, we are paying for square wheels with money that could be buying not only round wheels, but as yet undeveloped methods of travel.” – Joan Wilke, THE FREEMAN, 3/75.

SUBSIDIES: When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both. – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union - quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 25.10.12. - Anja Hartleb – on Facebook, 3 2 12. - POVERTY, FAILURES, BAILOUTS, GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, WAR ON POVERTY, HANDOUTS, WELFARE STATE

SUBSIDIES: While reading a monthly catalogue of Australian Government Publications placed on sale, I made the following note on subsidies: Minimum requirement to accompany each subsidy legislation should be: 1.) How many will benefit from this handout? 2.) Average hand-out per beneficiary. 3.) Range of “benefit” from the lowest to the highest. 4.) How many are above a certain level? 5.) What percentage of the total costs goes to its administration? – These and other details should be published in the daily papers. – For who has time and energy enough to read the full law texts? – JZ, 20.10.81, 12.7.08. – This would help to increase public awareness of this huge and largely counter-productive burden. But it should not be necessary to sufficiently enlighten the majority on this, to achieve their repeal. By individual and group secessionism all dissenters could free themselves of this burden. – JZ, 10.4.09. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SUBSIDIES: Who gets subsidized? The cats with the most political power. Let’s look at the classic example. – The farm block in Congress has passed some of the most messed-up legislation ever, as I’ve mentioned before. The ultimate in helping out the poor farmers happened when a North Dakotan was subsidized to reclaim a few thousand acres of unproductive land. He did his work well and finished in a year. Then he decided to take advantage of another program: he put his beautiful, fertile, reclaimed land into the government’s soil bank! Tax dollars are now being paid to him for not growing anything on land that tax dollars paid to have reclaimed,. – And one California grower selling over $ 12 million worth of fruit a year receives in excess of $ 280,000, in addition to his usual profits, for not growing certain crops.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.109. – JOKES, AGRICULTURAL POLICIES, WELFARE FOR THE RICH

SUBSIDIES: Would Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha or Confucius apply for government grants?” - Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book, p.33. - … have applied? – JZ

SUBSIDIES: You can get any degree of poverty that you are willing to pay for!"- Source? – BAILOUTS

SUBVERSION: I am subversively in favor of everyone running his own affairs as freely or as un-free as he or she wants to be, together with like-minded people. Under exterritorial autonomy or personal law that would be possible and also desirable for all but incurable power-addicts. In short, I am a subversive against territorial statism and find only exterritorial statism among its remaining volunteers tolerable for me, as an outsider, no longer victimized by it. – JZ, 25.6.09, 10.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, ANARCHISM, LIBERTY, LIBERTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUBVERSION: make no attempt to subvert my minions! … I wouldn't dream of it. … I prefer minions who change sides on their own.” - Keith Laumer, Dam Nuisance, IF SF, March 66, p.75. - VOLUNTARISM, DESERTERS, DEFECTORS, REFUGEES, ESCAPISTS FROM DESPOTIC REGIMES

SUBVERSION: Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.” – Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998), Freedom and Order, 1966 - CRITICISM & AUTHORITIES

SUBVERSION: reactionaries branded change as part of any enemy plot, labeled disagreement as subversion.” - Dean R. Koonts, A Darkness in my Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.92. – This is almost inevitable in territorial States. In exterritorial communities each gets only the system that he prefers for himself and is not threatened by the choices others make for themselves. – JZ, 9.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM & ASSOCIATIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SUBVERSION: Subversion is mainly a systematic, persistent, vast and multiple activity of territorial governments against their involuntary subjects, to keep them well subdued and to prevent not only armed resistance but even justified public criticism of their wrongful monopoly powers, their nasty secrets, their numerous corrupt and wrongful actions. It is also practised by government-controlled education, by language abuses (equating e.g. anarchism with chaos governmentally controlled education with real education, government “defence” with real defence, governmental welfarism and insurance with real welfare and insurance, by “political correctness”, by prosecuting whistle-blowers, by tens of thousands of laws and millions of bureaucrats (46 million in Red China alone). And then those who wish to end this official subversion, are called subversives! Governmental territorial powers do not deserve any kind of protection, security or secrecy. Quite the contrary! – JZ, 5.5.95, 28.5.08, 17.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, BUREAUCRACY

SUBVERSION: Subversion should be considered as criminal only if it aims at reducing freedom and uses means that infringe individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 13.8.93, 17.3.14. - From that point of view the existing territorial States are the most subversive institutions ever. – JZ, 4.6.08. – STATES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SUBVERSION: subversives do not accept any democratic limits to their action – in the long run they are bent on imposing a new political system that would deny most of the freedoms they are able to exploit. – Subversion works like judo: the basic principle is to use your opponent’s strength (in this case, liberal tolerance) against him. That is why democrats challenged by subversion will sooner or later find themselves in the classical dilemma: how far can they afford to allow a totalitarian movement the same rights and liberties as democratic parties?” - Robert Moss, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., “1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984”, p.110. – They do not have to put up with totalitarians in their own communities and they do not have to outlaw totalitarianism for totalitarians, either. - Alas, liberal tolerance does not go far enough in one way and in the other way it goes too far. 1.) It does not go far enough by being intolerant towards individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under personal law. 2.) On the other hand, it is going too far in being tolerant towards intolerant movements and “freedom fighters”. - The reason or motive is always that both, the “liberals” or “democrats” as well as the subversives and totalitarians, subscribe to territorial rule. If they were not, then the subversives or totalitarians would either opt out - to do their own things among or to themselves - or would they would be “excommunicated” and then free to do as they please among their own volunteers. Then the “subversives” and totalitarians alone would have to suffer under the flaws and wrongs of their ideologies, which would be very educational for most of them. – JZ, 12.7.08, 17.3.14. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, TERRITORIAL & EXTERRITORIAL, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, TO EACH THE OWN CHOICES!

SUBVERSION: Subversives of the World Unite!” - Mack Reynolds, Trample an Empire Down, p.41. – They should only unite to introduce personal law, exterritorial autonomy for themselves and all others, freedom of action or experimentation and mutual tolerance for their differences, to enable them to try to realize their own dreams at their own risk and expense. Rightfully, they cannot ask for any more and should not be allowed any more. Nor would world unification be required for that. Several kinds of world federations might very well result under consistent voluntarism, individual and minority group choices for themselves, all of them peacefully coexisting exterritorially and competing with each other, like e.g. the producers and distributors of brands of washing powder or toothpaste. – An international federation or merely propaganda league of all minority groups might become influential enough to bring about this reform. For even most majorities are only temporary ones and they, too, are made up of several minority groups, namely their various factions. Individual group secessionism, combined with communities of volunteers under personal law could come to dissolve, relatively easily and fast, every territorial empire and nation State. – These latter "victims" would have nothing to lose but their territorial chains, privileges and powers. Confined to their remaining volunteers, who agree with them on almost everything, they would have almost sinecures for their officials. Compare the longevity of the Catholic Church, after religious freedom was introduced. Now we have not only one kind of Christianity but thousands and dozens of kinds of deism, rationalism, humanism, atheism, skepticism etc. The best aspect of all of them is that no one is forced to join them. We should have the same individual free choice among all the diverse political, economic and social systems, including those of all the diverse kinds of anarchism and of libertarianism. - JZ, 12.7.08, 12.3.11, 17.3.14. – INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIAITON & CONTRACT, COMPETITION & LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE: PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INCLUDING MULTIPLE WORLD FEDERATIONS – ALL ONLY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS

SUBVERSION: The other signal characteristic of subversion is that it is a technique for acquiring power at every level of society.” - Robert Moss, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., “1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984”, p.110. – Every territorial State is an open invitation for such attempts by subversives, “freedom-fighers”, “revolutionaries” and other territorial power mongers. Thus real freedom lovers should not attempt to “smash the State” but merely its territorialism and that of all other societies, movements, ideologies etc., just like the advocates of different religions once smashed the territorial monopoly of a hierarchical church. That church still exists – for its believers, mostly quite peacefully and side by side with other churches or sects and their believers. – JZ, 12.67.08. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AS PRECEDENT & ANALOGY

SUCCESS: 80% of success is showing up. – Woody Allen – If that were always true then mass demonstrations, protests and marches would always be successful. – What they mostly demonstrate is helplessness, ignorance, errors and prejudices of the participant and no clear notions of genuine rights and liberties to be achieved. - JZ, 27.4.13. – MASS MOVEMENTS, MARCHES, PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, SAYING “NO!”, MERELY “STANDING UP”, LACK OF SOUND PROGRAMS, BLUEPRINTS & IDEAS FOR LIBERATION

SUCCESS: A dictatorship permits only three successful responses: help the oppressors, submit or resist. The last is made most difficult under territorialism. No independent existence, association and experiment is permitted, regardless of whether it would be successful or unsuccessful. Territorial monopolism in some of the most important spheres remains wrongfully an unnecessarily upheld. It is even widely believed to be justified and necessary, in spite of its many wrongful and harmful consequences over the centuries, set by Warfare States and all kinds of despotism. – JZ, 1.7.82, 17.3.14. – We should open up and support any desertion, defection, refuge, asylum-seeking, insurrection, revolution and secession option for all the innocent and involuntary victims of statist territorialism. – JZ, 10.4.09, 17.3.14. - At least by developing and spreading suitable programs for those, who have learned something from all the mistakes and wrongs of the past and of the present. – This could be done e.g. by recognizing all kinds of governments and societies in exile – but all only for their present and future volunteers, as rightful alternatives to all present authoritarian to tyrannical territorial regimes. Also by publishing all genuine individual rights and liberties sufficiently, for all peaceful people, as ideals which they should be free to adopt for their own affairs and relationships, completely or partly, in accordance with their level of enlightenment. Among their remaining volunteers, any authoritarian to totalitarian regime could be continued, at their expense and risk, under exterritorial autonomy, with the exception of those, for instance, who are so fanatic and intolerant that they would e.g. try to retain or build and stockpile mass extermination devices, or who are still so much in the Dark Ages in their minds, that they imagine it is right to murder people with different religions. - In the absence of all territorial powers and monopolies such intolerance would be more difficult to continue or to achieve than ever before. - JZ, 12.3.11, 17.3.14. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, WHO ARE TOLERANT ENOUGH TO TOLERATE TOLERANT BUT DIVERSE ACTIONS AMONG OTHER SOCIEITES OF VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM & STATISM. DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & ESTABLISHMENT OF SUITABLE MILITIAS FOR THEIR PROTECTION

SUCCESS: A person who aims at nothing has a target he can’t miss.” – Tom Anderson, STRAIGHT TALK. – Just try to make sure that your successes tend to exceed your failures in terms of energy, labor, time and resources spent. And count the immediately invisible successes, too. Also the self-improvements and growth, and the initial launching of one or the other positive idea, even if so far only very few others have accepted it. – JZ, n.d. & 12.7.08.

SUCCESS: A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” - 1977 Collins Desk Calendar

SUCCESS: A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” – Source? - PASSION, ENTHUSIASM, COMMITMENT, MEANS & ENDS, PERSISTENCE

SUCCESS: Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard, and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying." - Actress Helen Hayes, READER’S DIGEST, 12/81.

SUCCESS: Actually, I’m an overnight success. But it took twenty years.” – Monty Hall. – We should have institutions that would almost immediately recognize and publicize outstanding talents, ideas, discoveries and inventions and also help to develop them further. – JZ, 1.6.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & GENIUS & TALENT CENTRE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, JOKES

SUCCESS: All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain, 1835-1910. - This is not always true, but all too often! – J Z. 17.1.82. – An ignorant and prejudiced politician can successfully appeal to more voters - of his kind - than an enlightened one, who would first of all have to educate and enlighten public opinion to be able to succeed. – JZ, 25.9.08. – Popular errors, fallacies, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, especially those of territorialism, will also be a great help, for a political career. – JZ, 7.8.09. - We should establish equal freedom, rights and opportunities for the practice of enlightened talents, ideas and institutions - all among volunteers, under personal laws, so that they are independent of misinformed or under-informed public opinion. - JZ, 12.3.11. – We should also establish experimental freedom for those, who, in public opinion, are nothing but fools and troublemakers, just by letting them do their supposedly foolish things among themselves, at their own risk and expense. Among them will be the needed innovators and reformers, the ones who will set attractive examples for others to follow, if they want to. – JZ, 17.3.14. - VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOTING, POLITICIANS, ELECTIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, IGNORANCE, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, EVEN IF, INITIALLY ONLY TOLERATED AS FREEDOM FOR FOOLS TO DO THEIR THINGS AT THEIR OWN RISK & COST AMONG THEMSELVES

SUCCESS: Among the characteristics associated with success is a future orientation – a belief in a pattern of behavior that sacrifices present comforts and enjoyments while preparing for future success.” - Dr. Thomas Dowell, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – FUTURISM, IDEALISTS, VISIONARIES, FREE EXPERIMENTAITION FOR ALL – AMONG VOLUNTEERS ONLY. NO ONE IS ANY LONGER TO BE SACRIFICE TO THE “IDEALS” OF OTHERS, MUTUAL TOLERANCE AMONG TOLERANT PEOPLE, INTOLERANCE ONLY TOWARDS THE INTOLERANT

SUCCESS: Are e.g. free trade, free migration, freedom of expression and information, free banking, all genuine individual rights and liberties, ideal militia forces, well organized and businesslike productive cooperatives and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, scientific laws and new inventions only correct once they are generally recognized and realized? Does sufficient experimental freedom already exist for all reformers and innovators? Have all positive ideas and talents been sufficiently assembled and published as yet? – Even mere electronic “argument mapping” as developed by Paul Monk et al, has not yet been sufficiently applied to the remaining controversies among freedom, peace and justice lovers. - JZ, 25.2.86, 12.7.08. – Q., NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Before blaming individual freedom lovers for being unsuccessful in their efforts, one should consider how unsuccessful even the most popular, powerful and rich people are today in solving most of the major remaining problems of our times. - Not to speak of territorial politicians and bureaucrats. Using the wrong or flawed ideas and means (e.g., altruism, charity, subsidies, monopolies an coercion) they almost had to be unsuccessful in this respect. Alas, they, too, as intolerant territorialists, tend to bar the way to many freedom experiments among volunteers. - JZ 1.7.82. - And be it only by copyrights and patent claims, based on territorial legislation. We are still very far from having mobilized, freed and published all significant ideas, talents, truths, refutations and opened a path for their tolerant, peaceful, creative and productive realization among their voluntary supporters. Only the "great walls" of territorialism have still to be broken down, while those around private or cooperative property and other genuine rights ought to become strengthened. - JZ, 12.3.11. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. THE PERSISTENT & LARGE FAILURES OF TERRITORIAL STATISM, WARFARE STATES, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNIES, TOTALITARIANS, AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, “NEW DRAFT” FOR LIBERTARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT

SUCCESS: Blaming libertarians today for being unsuccessful is like blaming concentration camp inmates for being exterminated. The first steps towards success consist in recognizing what means are required for it and how these means can be acquired or realized in the fastest possible way. The big breakthrough requires not only courage but knowledge, organization and tools. – JZ., 4.6.82, 17.3.14. – Luckily, the potential enlightenment tools are now more powerful and affordable than they were ever before. – Alas, they are not yet sufficiently used in optimal and important ways. – JZ, 26.9.08, 17.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose; he has found it, and will follow it.” – Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, III, 1843, quoted by H. L. Mencken, A New Dictionary of Quotations, p.1229.

SUCCESS: Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George E. Woodberry, ANALOG 7/89. - FAILURE, DEFEAT & NOT EVEN TRYING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

SUCCESS: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. - attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson -

SUCCESS: Every success, which one achieves, creates an enemy for us. One has to be mediocre if one wants to be popular.” – Oscar Wilde, only in a JZ re-translation from the German version: “Jeder Erfolg, den man erzielt, schafft uns einen Feind. Man muss mittelmaessig sein, wenn man beliebt sein will.” – That wide-spread attitude might change once experimental freedom for all, under exterritorial autonomy, is recognized and already widely realized. - Free market institutions like an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre would also give most sound ideas and talents a much better chance. Add to this the positive effect of financial and monetary freedom, also e.g. the division of labor options achievable e.g. for libertarians, through a common list of all their projects, online. - JZ, 12.3.11. - ENVY, ENEMIES, POPULARITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Experience has always shown, and reason also, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed.” - Guicciardini, Storia d’Italia. - Unless they are sufficiently organized, in a market-like way! – Compare, for instance, how the WIKIPEDIA copes with the input from many people. – An Ideas Archive, as proposed by my father, could even be more successful than patent offices have been for inventions. - JZ, 25.9.08. - Exterritorial autonomy would even give small minorities their chance. - JZ, 12.3.11. – MASS MOVEMENTS

SUCCESS: Few who reach the summit can be acquitted of vanity or conceit.” – Sir John Colville, The Churchillians, 1982. – As Hayek pointed out in “The Road to Serfdom”, they might even be the worst possible men for the job. That applies at least to territorial States and their leaders. – For years Churchill practised indiscriminate bombing of the civilian victims of a totalitarian regime, while pretending that his air force attacked only military targets, and this in an attempt to thereby reduce the Hitler regime’s supporters. Instead, the indiscriminate attacks on civilians increased the regime’s supporters, by making them see the Allies as their main enemies against whom they had to defend themselves as soldiers and civilians, especially since they, too, had not declared any quite rightful war and peace aims and engaged in obviously wrongful warfare. Well, he did, for the worse. Likewise, on the wrongful principle of collective responsibility, the Nazi’s air force mass-murdered English civilians and the Nazi racists mass-murdered innocent Jewish civilians as their scapegoats. – The war became more prolonged and much more bloody, rather than shortened and less murderous and destructive. - JZ, 6.6.08. - VANITY, CONCEIT, SELF-DELUSIONS, LEADERSHIP, AIR RAIDS AGAINST CIVILIANS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, CHURCHILL, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, AIR RAIDS ON THE “PRINCIPLE” OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY OR SUBJECTS FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, TYRANTS, WAR- & PEACE AIMS

SUCCESS: For how long have the best minds fought war, poverty, oppression, disease, ignorance etc.? Even individual commitments to a lifelong struggle towards a rightful aim need not be conditional upon instant, rapid or any successes. - JZ, 4.6.82. - However, have all the best ideas, principles, arguments, facts and talents so far been sufficiently mobilized for these struggles? I believe that the process of general enlightenment could and should be greatly accelerated. For that they would need not only freedom of expression, information and association and xyz opportunities for them but also freedom of action and experimentation, under personal law and full use of all the powerful and affordable information storage and duplication options that are now available. – JZ, n.d. - NEW DRAFT, a 2010 digital book manuscript, PANARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, FREE BANKING, IDEAS ARCHIVE, CD PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREE MARKETS & LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE, ENLIGHTENMENT

SUCCESS: Full success requires not only knowledge and ability and resources but also free exchange! – JZ, 1.7.82. – Without e.g. full monetary and financial freedom success is often much harder to attain and often not gained at all. – JZ, 1.7.82. – MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

SUCCESS: Getting on is the opium of the middle classes.” - Walter James, b. 1912. - All too often the tackling of other ideals is indefinitely postponed for the times after retirement. And many of the prosperous never retire from money-making to thinking, writing and lecturing about even more important matters, up to the very survival of mankind. - Throwing private wealth or tribute revenues at the remaining problems does, usually, not lead to the optimal solutions, either. It would be so much cheaper to test the best ideas, and all genuine individual rights and liberties against them, under full experimental freedom for volunteers. - JZ, 12.3.11, 17.3.14. - RICHES, WEALTH, PROSPERITY AS DISTRACTIONS FROM SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT JOBS FOR OUR TIMES. NOT TO SPEAK OF SPORTS, FASHIONS, ENTERTAINMENTS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES.

SUCCESS: Has it occurred to you how few people want success? - What do you mean? - How few want anything - except to make it to tomorrow without anything biting at their heels. How few know that happiness is more than just the absence of pain.” - David Houston, Substance X, p.96. - All too many people simply want success, e.g. via betting or lotteries or inheritance, i.e., without any physical or mental effort on their side, and dislike all systems that require a close and inevitable connection between the two and earned successes. If they had to concede that at least some of the well-off people deserved their earned riches, then they would have to admit that they themselves deserved their poverty for lack of trying to get ahead. - JZ, 25.1.02. – What most people seem to like least of all is the serious exploration of the real causes and cures for all the remaining major problems of mankind. It is so much easier to adopt and parrot some superficial and popular opinion, prejudice, myths and error on them, e.g. blame some “conspirators” and scapegoats (Jews, illegal immigrants, other races or ethnic groups to “banksters”, “money”, “profit”, “interest”, “rent”, “capitalism”, “over-population”, Free Trade). – Almost no one shows any interest in finally declaring and realizing all individual rights and liberties, especially monetary and financial freedom and personal law alternatives. Like slaves and serfs did for centuries, they consider their remaining territorial restrictions to be rightful, necessary or unavoidable. - JZ, 17.3.14. - & EFFORT, ENVY, PERSONAL RATHER THAN CAUSAL THINKING, PREJUDICES, POPULAR ERRORS & MYTHS

SUCCESS: I … wish you well, for your success is our success.” - Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.324. – The more successes there are in the world, the better off everybody will be, except, naturally, those caught and convicted, who were trying to make their living at the expense of others, e.g., robbers, thieves, swindlers. – JZ, 6.6.08. - Thus freedom to experiment should be introduced in every sphere, confined only to volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 12.3.11. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, VOLUNTARISM

SUCCESS: I and my public understand each other very well: It does not hear what I say and I do not say what it wants to hear.” - Karl Kraus. – POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES & MYTH COMBINED WITH LACK OF INTEREST IN REAL SOLUTIONS

SUCCESS: I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.” - Herbert Bayard Swope, Address, at dinner given in his honor by Interfaith in Action, 20.12.1950. - This does apply to individuals but not to market-like institutions, which do release and offer everybody's productive and creative services to everybody, in free exchange for what they have to offer. - JZ, 1.7.82, 17.3.14. - Panarchism has at least the potential to please almost everybody, except criminals with victims, power mongers and other harmful parasites. - JZ, 12.3.11. - I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby. - That is also one reason why most territorial governments are failures. Like in business enterprises, industries, agriculture and the academic, they should find their niche and act as sensibly as they can there, in their specialty, e.g. merely as panarchies of volunteers, that are only exterritorially autonomous and try to please only their volunteers or customers. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - For a long time at least the territorialist mass media and political careerists were successful by trying to please everybody. But that brought them down to the lowest common level and prevented them from seeing and realizing genuine solutions that are contrary to popular errors, myths, prejudices etc. They did not find and realize the best solutions but rather helped to prevent them. - JZ, 12.3.11. – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, MASS MEDIA, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY, POLITICIANS, PARASITES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY 

SUCCESS: I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” - Booker T. Washington: Up from Slavery. - Under full freedom, combined with all suitable free market institutions, the success of a good idea or talent should not require a prolonged and expensive struggle. Alas, only a fraction of the required rights and liberties and special markets for ideas and talents are so far realized. For instance: Have the unpublished or under-published authors so far realized a common literary agency that would offer their manuscripts free online, or for a small donation, while reserving copyrights for other publishing forms? But I was pleased to find, recently, a hint that IPod2 does by now already offer the text of over 100 million books. A coop of authors could offer thousands of books on a single cheap CD or DVD and could thereby, perhaps, find more buyers for a printed or print-on-demand edition than they could, otherwise. - So many freedom options are still not outlawed but simply ignored or under-utilized. - Have those, who love genuine individual rights and liberties managed to produce an comprehensive and attractive declaration of them? - JZ, 12.3.11. - NEW DRAFT, PUBLISHING, CD PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A SINGLE EXTERNAL HD. (2 TBs in Australia now, March 14, priced down to A$89!) IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST. ENLIGHTENMENT. A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

SUCCESS: I know of no greater failure than the man who devotes his life to the achievement of success. – … The man who sets success as his goal is doomed to failure, since one desire for achievement succeeds another in the endless chain of human vanity.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.125. – There are many kinds of success. D. D. R., probably, meant only financial success. But there are also more worthwhile and quite moral and rational aims one can try to reach successfully. E.g. the abolition of the territorial State, of war, involuntary poverty, of unemployment, of inflation, of taxation, of dictatorships. Also a comprehensive re-privatization of all remaining governmental assets, monetary and financial freedom. Also, e.g. an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre. Free Trade and Free Migration and the purchase of enterprises by their employees, on mutually attractive terms. Some of these attempts could be very profitable once they are successful. – JZ, 4.6.08, 17.3.14. - FINANCIAL SUCCESS OR THE SUCCESS OF IDEAS, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PEACE, JUSTICE?

SUCCESS: I seldom see a spark ignited, but to stop trying is to surrender and die.” – Joe Fulks, THE CONNECTION 109, p.42, 22.1.83. - The free market preconditions for the easy spread of a good idea or the wide recognition of a new talent or genius do still have to be fully explored, recognized and established. - JZ, 13.3.11, 17.3.14. - PANARCHISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, TO PROMOTE WORLD-WIDE COLLABORATION & DIVISION OF LABOR ON THEM

SUCCESS: I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose! – Attributed to Woodrow Wilson. - VICTORY, LOSS, IDEAS, IDEALISM, PERSISTENCE, LIBERATION, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SUCCESS: I would urge you to join the ranks of the common people in the private sector, where success is achieved by providing people with a service that they personally desire, and not by forcing people to follow a source of action that they deem to be against their best interests.” – Gary P. Courtney, Bridge Road, Hornsby, in a letter accompanying THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER No. 2, 1976. - That is a good enough approach for the production and distribution of most consumer goods and services, but not for new ideas and talents, especially not in the social sciences, which so far are all to restricted by territorialism, its monopolism, coercion and collectivism. – JZ, 12.7.08, 17.31.4. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUCCESS: I’d rather succeed (in the meaning of becoming prosperous or even rich) in a future and free world than in this one. – I would count it as a personal major success to having helped somewhat to bring a future free, just and peaceful world a bit closer. - JZ, 4.2.91, 12.3.11. - Panarchism would greatly contribute to "release all creative energies" for the establishment of a better world, with freedom, and justice for volunteers, to the extent that they desire them in their communities, while peacefully coexisting with all other kinds of communities of volunteers, all under their own personal law, individually chosen, limited to exterritorial autonomy and to those voluntarily remaining with them, by no seceding from them. - In such free societies all could try to realize their own ideals undisturbed - as long as they do not disturb the other idealists in their efforts. - JZ, 12.3.11. - PERSONAL SUCCESS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, TOLERANCE

SUCCESS: Ideally, the writer needs no audience other than the few who understand. It is immodest and greedy to want more.” - Gore Vidal, “French Letters: Theories of the New Novel”, ENCOUNTER, Dec. 1967. – These few can only be reached if new writings, ideas and talented are sufficiently marketed to reach all the potential demand for them. Even very large impressions of books may not be sufficient for this purpose. – Digitally, sooner or later, the whole potential market existing now or coming into existence in the future, could be reached. – JZ, 12.7.08. - A complete freedom library could now be compiled, bar for copyrights restrictions, on a single, cheap and book-sized HD. The copyrights restrictions could be overcome, in the interest of the authors, via, abstracts, reviews, discussions, bibliographies extracts and alphabetical indexes offered free online. - JZ, 12.3.11. - LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, DIGITAL, AS COMPLETE AS POSSIBLE.

SUCCESS: If at first you don't succeed - you're perfectly normal.” - The 1975 Down Under Calendar. - If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. DON'T QUIT.” - Author Unknown. - TRYING, PERSISTENCE, QUITTING FAILURES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SUCCESS: If one does not have a worthwhile program then one does not deserve to succeed. – JZ, 1.7.82. – Nevertheless, one should be free to try to realize it - at one's own expense and risk. - JZ, 12.3.11. – However, one should also try to eliminate the remaining errors in one’s program oneself, especially with the aid of an encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, prejudices, fallacies etc. – a reference work still to be established by and for all reformers, idealists and advocates of some change or the other. – JZ, 17.3.14. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE

SUCCESS: If you love wealth more than liberty, servitude more than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace, may your chains sit light upon you and may posterity forget you were our country men.” - Samuel Adams, quoted on p.27 of Immortal Life of Genius. (I inserted “sit” where a word seemed to be missing, perhaps omitted by me in the transcription. – JZ)

SUCCESS: If you win very easily you aimed too low. - JZ 22.6.80.

SUCCESS: In fact, contrary to Marx, in a free-market economy, the rich get richer and the poor get progressively richer.” - Byron Fraser to Henry Rosenblum, 15.10.80. - Alas, we are still very far from having reached a quite free market, including e.g. full monetary and financial freedom, and personal law societies for reformers. However, already with some degrees of economic rights and liberties much can be achieved. The realization of all of them would appear as an "economic wonder" to many. - JZ, 12.3.11, 17.3.14.

SUCCESS: Instead of merely stating that someone has not been successful so far, one should rather enquire, thoroughly, why so many people, with at least some worthwhile ideas, remained without success while people with disaster-producing ideas were often very successful. – JZ, 4.6.82, 17.3.14. – Q., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS IN ALL SPHERES, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUCCESS: It is all a matter of proper leverage (Archimedian leverage story) - of the proper tools and training and ability for the job - and freedom to do it or to show the way. - JZ, 1.7.82, 12.3.11. It is also a matter of still missing tools, like e.g. a comprehensive liberty, peace and justice library on an external HDD, together with an encyclopedia of the best refutations or popular errors & prejudices, one of the diverse definitions of significant terms, pointing out their truths and their errors, a common libertarian projects list online. -  JZ, 17.3.14. – NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, TO SECEDE & TO ASSOCIATE UNDER PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

SUCCESS: It is difficult but often wise to hide one’s successes.” – Graff – (JZ tr. of: “Es ist schwer, aber oft klug, seine Erfolge zu bemaengeln.”) - Once all are quite free to become successful with their sound ideas and talents, and to fail only as the result of their flawed or false ideas and insufficient talents, while still earning on a quite free market whatever their productive or creative contributions are worth, then this risk or danger will be greatly diminished. So far we are all more or less victims of e.g. monetary and financial despotism, territorialism, wars, wrongful laws, governmental monopolies, wide-spread ignorance and popular errors and prejudices. - JZ, 12.3.11, 17.3.14.

SUCCESS: It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, or to succeed in order to persevere. – William the Silent. – Compare: One does not need hope to begin nor success to continue the struggle for liberty.” - William of Orange, Liberator of the Netherlands – FREEDOM, INITIATIVE, PERSEVERENCE

SUCCESS: It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. “– Eddie Cantor. – It may take 20 years to develop an outstanding idea or talent. But should it take 20 years to get them recognized? Moreover, some people are already born with a great talent. Why should they have to struggle 20 years? Proper marketing of talents – and ideas and inventions would solve this problem. – An Ideas Archive and a Talent Center for finished ideas and developed talents could also greatly reduce the time required for their wide-spread acceptance. - JZ, 1.6.08, 12.3.11. – For all remaining social science problems the abolition of territorial authoritarianism, monopolism and compulsion is required and full experimental freedom under personal law for volunteers. - In other words, panarchism as a "meta-utopia" (Nozick) with numerous diverse panarchies or intentional communities for their volunteers, supporters, with none of them confined to any territory or granted any territorial monopoly. - Then, at least in this sphere, successes would no longer require decades or even centuries of efforts. - JZ, 12.3.11. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, MARKETING, PUBLICITY, Q., FREE MARKET INSTITUTIONS IN EVERY SPHERE, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SUCCESS: Look at government programs for the past 50 years. Every single one - except for warfare - achieved the exact opposite of its announced goal.”- Peter Drucker. – LAWS, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, MEASURES, SYSTEMS, BOARDS, BUREAUCRACIES, FAILURES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SUCCESS: Making myself known is not what is uppermost in my mind – it is something that can satisfy only the most mediocre vanity. I am aiming at something better: to please myself.” – Gustave Flaubert, Letter to Maxime du Camp, June 26, 1852. - Making certain freedom, peace, justice and economic ideas and institutions better known and to increase their chances for their realization is what is uppermost in my mind. That means also the provision of reference works, institutions and methods that would facilitate this job. – And the full utilization of the digital tools now available for this. - E.g., Ipod2 offers already more than 100 million books! - All libertarian titles and desirable reference works could be offered on a large HDD. - JZ, 12.7.08, 12.3.11. – FAME, RICHES, WEALTH, SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-RESPECT, NEW DRAFT, ACCELERATING THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

SUCCESS: Man is prepared to learn only that which confirms his beliefs.” – Ernst R. Hauschka. – JZ tr. of: “Der Mensch ist bereit, das zu lernen, was ihn bestaetigt.” - Consistent people would thus favor the use of all recording, publishing, viewing, listening and reading as well as duplicating and transmission options and experimental freedom in the sphere of social sciences, so far suppressed through territorial politics. - JZ, 12.3.11.

SUCCESS: No one achieves everything.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Summer 78, p.2. - Mankind is required for that! – JZ, 1.7.82. But everyone can at least achieve something, if he or she really tries, and be it only a few steps towards the realization of a vast project, one requiring input from thousands to millions, which has to be properly organized and also requires full experimental freedom for the participants. - JZ, 12.3.11. – SPECIALIZATIOIN, TALENTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PUBLICITY, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & LAISSEZ FAIRE UNDER VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE

SUCCESS: No rules for success will work if you don't.” - e-mail quote - & WORK

SUCCESS: Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.” – Thomas Carlyle. – Also what I think and aim at. - I rather gain in self-respect than gain the respect of millions whom I do not respect. – JZ, 23.6.88, 12.3.11. – POPULARITY, PUBLICITY, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-ESTEEM

SUCCESS: Once success is achieved, it need no longer be striven for. Thus the question: Have you been successful? - does not make sense. Only a rational criticism of the aims and means would be helpful. - JZ, 4.6.82,

SUCCESS: One does not need hope to begin nor success to continue the struggle for liberty.” - Ascribed to William of Orange, liberator of the Netherlands.

SUCCESS: One may go wrong in many different ways, but right only in one, which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed – easy to miss the target and difficult to hit it.” – Aristotle – FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, CONTRACTARIANISM

SUCCESS: Only freedom could give ... success!” - Dan Henderson, ANALOG, 6/78.

SUCCESS: Only the mediocre are always at their best.” – Graffito. - Quoted BBC Radio 4, Quote, Unquote, 29.5.80.

SUCCESS: People don’t want to do business with people who are not successful.” – Jim Elwood, ISIL. – Should we give up the freedom struggle simply because it is still not a paying proposition for most of its participants and this after more than 2000 years? Shouldn’t at least all libertarian pioneers be more than band-wagon-jumpers? – JZ, 5.8.92. – Should they jump on the band wagon of a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties and of a militia for their protection and of individual sovereignty and secessionism, voluntarism, experimental freedom, personal law options, panarchism, polyarchism? – JZ, 17.3.14.

SUCCESS: People have the right to make mistakes – at their own risk and expense. If they are clever enough they will then be on their road to success, by learning from their failures and mistakes. Success should never be penalized, e.g. by taxation. – All should enjoy full freedom to experiment, without permission from any politician or bureaucrat. - JZ, 1/73, 6.6.08, 12.3.11.

SUCCESS: People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” – Albert Einstein, quoted in Carl Seelig, Albert Einstein. (*) – Under panarchism one could expect to see results very soon, too, because one would be free to act unhindered and only among and with like-minded people. Even if one fails with one’s own free experiments, one can watch and learn from as well as copy the successful methods and tools of others. One would not have to engage in a prolonged struggle, for years to decades, to overcome legal and public opinion prejudices first. – JZ, 6.6.08, 17.3.14. – (*) On my wood heap I have some hardwood or knotty big lumps that resist even dozens of hits with the ax. So far I hopefully let them age and develop some cracks. If that does not help enough, I might have to use a chain saw on them. - JZ, 12.3.11. - PANARCHISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE- FOR THE MARKETING OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCES

SUCCESS: People who create things nowadays can expect to be prosecuted by highly moralistic people who are incapable of creating anything. There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation, regulation and prosecution against anything that succeeds. We’ll never know how many ideas our government has aborted in the name protecting us.” – Joseph Sobran May 13, 1998 (commenting on US vs Microsoft) - PRODUCTIVITY & INNOVATION ARE BEING PENALIZED, OR GREATLY DELAYED IF NOT ALTOGETHER BLOCKED, TAXATION, LICENSING, REGULATIONS, PROSECUTIONS, PROTECTIONISM

SUCCESS: persistence in the face of obstacles.” – Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.324. - Political and legislated territorial obstacles can be too large for individuals and minorities, for decades to centuries. - They must become repealed, abolished or demolished with regard to self-responsible free experimentation among volunteers, which does not endanger genuine rights and liberties of those, who disagree with them and do not wish to participate in them. – JZ, n.d. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS

SUCCESS: Pioneering does not pay.” - Andrew Carnegie (Hendrick, Life) - It can pay under full freedom for pioneers. - That would also include full monetary and financial freedom, and special markets for new ideas and talents, including personal law associations for volunteers, free to experiment with the ideas, tools and practices they do believe in and freedom to learn from the own mistakes and those of others, as well as from the own successes and those of others. - JZ, 12.3.11, 17.3.14. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS

SUCCESS: Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Quoted in an advertisement.

SUCCESS: Rather no success than no attempt at it.” – JZ tr. of: “Lieber keinen Erfolg als keinen Entschluss.” – Source? Obscurity has also some individual freedom benefits. - JZ, 7.7.92. – Imagine being chased by journalists! – JZ, 12.7.08. - FAME, OBSCURITY, ATTEMPTS, EXPERIMENTS, RISK TAKING

SUCCESS: RIGHTS” OR LEGALIZED MERE CLAIMS? There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it. -  Christopher Darlington Morley in - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, WELFARE CLAIMS, TAXATION

SUCCESS: Should anarchists give up being anarchists because anarchism hasn’t been achieved yet? – JZ, 13.4.96. – Have they tried as yet to achieve anarchism merely for anarchists, while being tolerant towards tolerant and non-territorial statists, aiming at doing their own things only for or to themselves? It is as wrong for anarchists to territorially impose their faith or convictions upon statists as it is for statists to territorially impose their faith or convictions upon anarchists. Once anarchists realize this they will have a better chance to reach their ideal for themselves. – JZ, 27.5.08. - Under full experimental freedom, i.e. exterritorially autonomy, for their own kind of volunteers. It may be difficult for them to concede this kind of freedom, a freedom to choose a lack of freedom for oneself, to the statists, but no more difficult than it is for statists to concede this kind of freedom to anarchists. And for both it will be far less troublesome, time and energy wasting than continuing to try to impose their ideas and institutions - or the lack of them - upon the others. To each his own choices, always at the own risk and expense. That is the kind of non-compromising compromise that ought to satisfy all moral and rational beings. - JZ, 13.3.11. - TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SUCCESS: Should e.g. Christians or freedom lovers give up their struggles because they were not successful enough for centuries or even thousands of years? – Everyone should be free to struggle towards the realization of his ideals, alone or in association with others, as long as he wants to, quite tolerantly, i.e. always at his own risk and expense and this even under full exterritorial autonomy, regardless of how wrongful or irrational outsiders may consider their actions and ideals to be, as long as they are practised only among their true believers. – Even the freedom lovers do not fully agree with each other, far less the religious people and the statists. – To each his own system. - JZ, n.d. & 11.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS

SUCCESS: Should one blame doctors for not yet having succeeded in curing all kinds of cancer and colds or for preventing them? - JZ, 1.7.82. - Have their patients collaborated sufficiently, using digital avenues, to examine all the evidence for or against supposed cures and made it available to each other? Since there are xyz different cancers and colds, the effectiveness of the different cures and treatments proposed should be examined and recorded, digitally and accessibly. It should also be made easier to find out which particular kind one is suffering under. Otherwise, if there are thousands of different diseases of this kind and thousands of different medicines, by trial and error going through all of them, might lead to one poisoning oneself to death with those medicines which are ineffective against one's particular sickness. All wanted health information that already exists somewhere should be made accessible and also constantly checked by many. The greatest single brain cannot understand, retain and recall all of it and use it whenever it is needed and yet we expect our medical doctors to be able to do this or to achieve all this knowledge via some short computer searches during a consultation period. A comprehensive digitized health encyclopedia has either not yet been compiled or not yet put online, in Wikipedia form. - Nor have anarchists and libertarians made all their knowledge digitally accessible in an ordered and criticized form. With insufficient information only limited successes, if any, can be obtained. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Social problems like war, unemployment, inflation, oppression etc. involve so many people, myths and vested interests and institutions that individual attempts to reverse current trends resemble attempts to swim against a strong current. At least the opinion-makers have to be won over and this requires new institutions and methods to promote enlightenment. See my program for a genuinely cultural revolution. The present institutions are not sufficient to automatically and relatively soon assure the success of worthwhile ideas and talents and inventions. This is the main reason for my father's proposal of an "Ideas Archive" and my and D.Z.'s "Super Computer Project" towards which "Libertarian Microfiche Publishing" has made some preliminary steps. – JZ, 1.7.82. – See also the NEW DRAFT, a 2010 digitized book manuscript, offered by me as an email attachment to anyone, who wants it, until it is offered online or on a disc. Gian Piero de Bellis has reviewed it on - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Some people tend to measure everything in terms of monetary success and fame already achieved. These aims do not interest me primarily. I measure everything rather subjectively by its importance and potential for success. I do work towards making sound ideas sufficiently known, by offering them as cheaply as I can, first duplicated, then in print, then on microfiche, for about 25 years and now in form of digitized texts, to the extent that I get around to scanning them in. – If others do not appreciate the ideas I try to pass on that is their loss rather than mine. - JZ, 13.1.90, 12.7.08, 13.3.11, 17.3.14.

SUCCESS: Some people would deny the possibility of being struck by lightening – until it strikes them. They deny the possibility of peace, freedom and justice, of life extension, intelligence expansion and of space exploration. They would deny the possibility of WW III until it strikes them and then it is too late to do anything to prevent it. They deny the possibility of serious nuclear accidents – until they suffer themselves under them. They deny the need for a proper free market for ideas and talents to give them their maximum chance to succeed, especially a free market for social science experiments among volunteers, all realized only panarchistically, i.e. tolerantly. Even radical freedom lovers like Murray N. Rothbard could not envision full monetary freedom but remained prejudiced against it, expecting the classical gold standard currency to be a sufficient substitute for it. We do not as yet live under conditions that would allow all good ideas and talents their maximum chance to become realized and widely enough recognized. – JZ, 12.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUCCESS: Some successes remain unrealized because of a quite unnecessarily included secondary aim.” – Graff. – JZ tr. of: “Manche Erfolge scheitern an einem voellig unnoetig einkalkulierten Nebenzweck.” Typical instance: Anarchists who combined their freedom demands with demands for equality and for many of them their egalitarianism is more important to them than voluntarism. To that extent they are not anarchists but intolerant authoritarians. - JZ, 13.3.11. – AUTHORITARIAN & INTOLERANT “ANARCHISM”

SUCCESS: Succeed by really trying.” - Christopher Lucas. - Most libertarians give up much too early - after trying only a few superficial and flawed projects. - JZ, 24.5.80.

SUCCESS: Success breeds success.” - Arthur Seldon, Right Turn, p.44. - Or at last imitation or copycats or the number of followers. That is why panarchism or full experimental freedom can be so successful, in balance, in its all-over effect, in spite of the great number of failures that it would also lead do. (Less than the failures, wrongs and harm done by territorialism.) The natural sciences and technology proceeded in this way, in our times especially the computer sciences and technology. We should apply the same method in the social sciences to overcome all the remaining and solvable problems for mankind. If we did, then not only freedom, prosperity, peace and justice might be achieved and this rather fast fast, but also enlightenment, longevity, intelligence expansion and space travel. The few jumps we made so far, in such directions, do hardly count. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Success does not come to those who sit back and wait for success to come to them.” - 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. Unless they are prepared to wait and suffer long enough, until a few pioneers do finally succeed and their successes can be easily and cheaply copied. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Success in what? Selling some trivial gadget to fools or selling an important idea to the few people - existing somewhere – who are already interested in it or would be? Is any good idea or project really worthless until it is sold and realized? Van Gogh is said to have sold only a single picture during his whole life. Now they sell for millions. The fates of Socrates and Christ are better known. How may great men and women did never receive recognition? – The optimal, special and free markets for new ideas and talents have still to be established. Anarchists and libertarians should know all about this – but have they learned enough from their own experience with their ideas and talents? - JZ, 7.7.08, 17.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, TALENT CENTER, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland. – True, if merely riches or fame are striven for, untrue if the aim is e.g. the abolition of war, inflation and unemployment, of cancer and of all too short life-spans. – Generalizations rarely cover all cases. - JZ, 1.6.08.

SUCCESS: Success is failure turned inside out. // The silver tint of the cloud of doubt, // And you can never tell how close you are, // It may be near when it seems afar; // So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, // It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit”. – Author unknown, quoted in STRAIGHT TALK, Dec. 29, 1977.

SUCCESS: Success is found when preparation meets opportunity.” - Sister Brown. – How many opportunities exist for volunteers to experiment with new political, economic and social systems under territorialism? – JZ, 17.3.14. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PREPARATION & OPPORTUNITY

SUCCESS: Success is getting up just one more time than you fail. – Anonymous - FAILURES

SUCCESS: Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill. - Not really from failure to failure but going beyond past failures, sufficiently learning from them, step by step towards successes, that cover all the losses of the previous learning experience. The WRIGHTS brothers set an excellent example for this. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - FAILURES & ENTHUSIASM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN ALL SPHERES FOR ALL PEOPLE, ALWAYS AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE ONLY, PERSISTENCE

SUCCESS: Success is just about the last thing for which one is forgiven.” – Capote. (JZ tr. of: “Erfolg ist so ziemlich das letzte, was einem vergeben wird.”) - However, envy will be greatly reduced once everyone has a very good chance to sell whatever ideas and talents or readiness to work productively he or she also has to offer. That requires experimental freedom in all spheres, also full monetary and financial freedom and new kinds of markets for ideas, talents and labor. - Territorialism assures more failures than successes. Exterritorialism and its voluntarism would give everyone a chance for at least some limited successes, corresponding to what one has to offer in a quite free market for goods, services ideas and talents. - JZ, 13.3.11. – ENVY, WEALTHY, RICHES, STATE SOCIALISM, SHARING, TAXATION

SUCCESS: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill - Jean Baugh on Facebook, 18.2.12.

SUCCESS: Success is not only measured in immediate dollar returns. I have published, although only on microfiche, ideas on how to end war, oppression, mass unemployment, civil wars, bloody revolutions, poverty, racism etc. and made them very cheaply available to anyone who wants them. I have also scanned-in many important freedom texts, offered them online or free via email attachments upon request, until they appear on disk or online. If people refuse to make use of these texts that is their fault and failure, not mine. I have done my best to make such knowledge accessible but I cannot force anyone to accept it. – JZ, n.d. & 2.7.08.

SUCCESS: Success is often just an idea away.” - Frank Tyger, READER’S. DIGEST. - IDEAS

SUCCESS: Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill – FAILURES, ENTHUSIASM

SUCCESS: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” – Earl Nightingale, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 28.10.97, p.2E.

SUCCESS: Success is the teacher of the fools.” – Livius – JZ tr. of: “Der Erfolg ist der Lehrer der Toren.” - Failures and successes of free experiments in thought and actions are also teaching wise people. A mere financial or business success might not indicate great abilities and worthwhile services but merely the popularity of whatever one has to offer and be it merely new narcotics, gambling or betting options. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Success is to be measured no so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington -

SUCCESS: Success must be measured in terms of eternal verities, And money and applause are both temporary things, of no lasting merit or importance. To achieve truly, one must be aware of the ages. One must so govern his thoughts and actions that he lives in terms of truth, rather than in terms of popular acceptability.” – Robert LeFevre, quoted as motto to chapter 5 of Carl Watner: LeFevre, p.36.

SUCCESS: Success should not be deemed a crime.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.141 – ENVY, WEALTH, PROFIT, “UNEARNED INCOME”, ANTICAPITLIST MENTALITY


SUCCESS: Success will come if one keeps on trying. Anyway, that's the assumption that I'm operating on.” - David M. Brooks II, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8/11/75. – “May” rather than "will" is the operating phrase, I believe, at least under today's conditions. - JZ, 1.7.82. - These conditions could and should be greatly improved. See my digitized “New Draft” 2010 book manuscript. - JZ, 13.3.11. I still offer it free of charge as an email attachment, zipped down to 306 KBs, upon request. –

SUCCESS: Success, however, is not a good counsel, any more in the life of nations than in that of individuals.” - Hans Habe, Off Limits, p.124. - Success in what? In trivial pursuits? Like a new Guinness Book of Records entry, or in the pursuit of aims like peace, freedom, justice, enlightenment? - Success is so much of a sponge-word that has soaked up different meanings. Thus one should always qualify this term. - JZ, 13.3.11, 17.3.14.

SUCCESS: Success, the one unforgivable sin against your neighbor.” – Ambrose Bierce. – Only in a JZ re-tr. of the German version: “Erfolg: die eine unverzeihliche Suende gegen den Naechsten.” - While contemporaries, who did not succeed themselves, may never forgive one, one will be honored by future genuine historians for whatever one has achieved for mankind. Anyhow, self-respect and self-satisfaction can be a sufficient reward. One should also work towards conditions that make one independent of one's neighbors, even of all of one's countrymen, when it comes to good innovations one conceives. They should be permanently recorded in an Ideas Archive and freely applicable in experiments among volunteers. That is more important than present majority approval. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: Success, unless earned, leads to failure. Faculties develop through struggle, not handouts.” - Leonard E. Read: Then Truth Will Out, p.X. - But there can be too much struggle, persecution and even murder for innovators and pioneers. - They need special self-help institutions, markets and free experimentation as well as credit and insurance options. Some innovations could even be sponsored by betting on them. - JZ, 1.7.82, 13.1.11.

SUCCESS: The American Dream was not about government’s taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force. The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others.” – Robert Ringer - WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM OTHERS, THE AMERICAN DREAM

SUCCESS: The fame of little people is called success.” – Marie von Ebner Eschenbach - (JZ tr. of: “Der Ruhm der kleinen Leute heisst Erfolg.”) - High earnings and large capital assets serves them instead of other achievements. Under full freedom and competition they indicate at least honest economic services competitively supplied and rewarded by others, rightful work, business and professional successes, the profits from free exchanges. One should not expect everybody to work hard towards the achievement of mankind's highest ideals. Much work by others, freely exchanged, still keeps us alive and active, working towards our own ideals, going beyond merely making a living and becoming somewhat prosperous by one's own contribution to free market for goods and services. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: The history of success, as we can never too often repeat to ourselves, is the history of minorities.” – John Morley, On Compromise, p.226. - MINORITIES – And of the smallest minority, the individual. Their struggles could be greatly diminished and their success much more assured e.g. through an Ideas Archive and Panarchism. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SUCCESS: The intensity of your desire is directly related to your idea of the possibility of being able to achieve success in the end. No task, no undertaking, no battle seems too great an obstacle when you realize that you are going to win in the end.” – Zarlenga, The Orator. – What good is that if the success might come only in a thousand or a million years? We ought to develop methods to assure success for ideas and talents in the shortest possible time, during our life-time, without huge efforts by individuals, huge costs and sacrifices. – JZ, 29.5.08. – FAITH, CONFIDENCE, VICTORY, FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: The modern Australian - His God is success. - His religion is comfort.” - Rev. C. P. Bradley. - PURPOSE OF LIFE

SUCCESS: The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950. - That often requires time, energy and funds. Moreover, if the project is large, it requires the collaboration by many others. One person cannot build a skyscraper on his own. - For many libertarian projects e.g. a common online list of projects would help. So would a libertarian ideas archive and a directory to libertarians indicating their special interests. - JZ, 29.9.12. - SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, NEW DRAFT book manuscript of 2010, CIRCUMSTANCES, ENVIRONMENT, CONDITIONS, PEOPLE

SUCCESS: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” - Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, IX, 11. - Not to all but to some of them! - JZ, 1.7.82. – It is high time to finally establish the kinds of special markets that would help most of the ideas and talents that deserve success to achieve it relatively fast and easily. – JZ, 25.9.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUCCESS: The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli, speech, June 24, 1870. – That is only one of many requirements to assure it as soon as possible, when any particular project deserves to be successful. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUCCESS: The secret of success is simplicity.” - John W. Campbell: The Cloak of Aesir. - While it is easier to achieve "success" with simple ideas, even with flawed but popular ones, a modern microchip is hardly an example of simplicity. Simple as all genuine individual rights and liberties seem to be and also the free, just, voluntary and very diverse relationships and institutions, actions and reactions that they do lead to, they are still so numerous, complicated and enormously diverse that not enough people understand them sufficiently to abstain from wrongfully trying to interfere with them, always, naturally, with the best intentions and, if they are legislators, after legalizing their wrongful interventions, undertaken our of ignorance, errors and prejudices. The invisible hand, the natural harmonies, rights and liberties, are still invisible and denied by all too many.- JZ, 23.3.11.

SUCCESS: The success of any free man depends on the objective value of his work and on the rationality of those who recognise that value.” - THE AUSTRALIAN GP, 9/74

SUCCESS: The success of any great, moral enterprise does not depend on numbers.” - William Lloyd Garrison, Life, Vol. III, p. 473. - Not large numbers but some numbers! - JZ - Moreover, the few, who do already appreciate them, must become free to practise them, exterritorially fully autonomous, at their expense and risk. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: The success should be a consequence, never should it be the aim.” – Gerhard Uhlenbruck. – (JZ tr. of: “Der Erfolg ist eine Folgeerscheinung, niemals darf er zum Ziel werden.”) - Even when e.g. freedom, peace and justice are the aims? - What he meant was, probably, even mere financial success. However, even that can be a rightful aim. To achieve self-support and independence in one's old age is not only a basic right but a duty for individuals. - JZ,18.3.11.

SUCCESS: The way to success is plastered with the failures of others.” – Petan. – JZ tr. of the German version: “Der Weg zum Erfolg ist mit fremden Misserfolgen gepflastert.” - Not only the failures of others but also the own are lessons to become successful – e.g. in the ordinary efforts to provide consumer satisfactions. – JZ, 2.7.08.

SUCCESS: There are many different forms of success and failure. Fame and monetary returns are just two indicators of popularity. One has to distinguish e.g. between the achievement of a breakthrough, a new creation, invention or discovery, a thought, a successful experiment, a good proof or demonstration and their theoretical and practical general acceptance and utilization. These do not always go together or follow each other, although this might be desirable. E.g., most people would rather leave most liberty writings unpublished or out of print than publishing them on microfilms, floppies, CDs, DVDs or on a single large external HDD. This indicates not only a failure of conventional publishing and reading but also a failure of freedom lovers to adopt cost-efficient technologies for their supposedly beloved freedom texts. It also represents a failure of the advocates of microfilms and disks to persuade their potential customers to make use of such powerful and affordable alternative media for their kind of texts. A few hundred microfiche publishers like myself could, perhaps, have produced all freedom writings on microfiche. A few thousand libertarian scanners could probably reproduce all freedom writings electronically. Why they haven’t done so as yet I do not know. Do you? – JZ, 9.2.90, 12.7.08.

SUCCESS: There is no man so successful as he who does not await the arrival of his opportunity, but sets out and makes it.” – Blake – OPPORTUNITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, CONTACTS MEETING CALENDAR, OPEN AIR SPEAKING CENTRE, DISCUSSION CENTRE, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA LIKE MICROFICHE & DISKS, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.” - Christopher Darlington Morley, Where the Blue Begins, 1922. Page 85. in - There is only one kind of success: To be able to live in your own way.” – Christopher Morley. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – German version: “Es gibt nur einen Erfolg: auf deine Weise leben zu koennen.” - Even the most successful people are not yet free to choose for themselves the kind of political, economic and social system that they would prefer for themselves. – At most they can relocate to somewhat less confiscatory and regulated countries. - JZ, 2.1.08. – As a gambler, drinker or Don Juan? – Worthy aims have some value, too. - JZ, 1.6.08. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, SELF-CHOSEN & UNDISTURBED, BEING THE MASTER OF ONE'S OWN FATE, WELFARE CLAIMS, TAXATION “RIGHTS” OR LEGALIZED MERE CLAIMS

SUCCESS: There was a deeper failure than incomplete success. 'That is a failure to attempt a worthy effort, a failure to try’." - President Carter, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 1.5.80. – TRY, MISSED OPPORTUNITIES, FAILURES, OMISSIONS, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Thomas Watson replied: “It’s no exactly my line, but would you like me to give you a formula for writing success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” – Arthur Gordon was stunned. – “You’re making a common mistake”, said Thomas Watson. “You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. Failure is a teacher – a harsh one, perhaps, but the best. … You can be discouraged from failure – or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that’s where you [will?- JZ] find success. On the far side of failure.” – That is what Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics meant when she said: “If failed my way to success.” Fail twice as often. Fail twice as fast. Then analyze your failures. Analyze your successes. Delete your failure patterns. Repeat your success patterns. Double your rate of failure. Frequently fail. Intelligently fail. What worked? What failed? Fail differently. Learn from each new kind of failure. You will trip over new ways to fail. Junk them. You will stumble into successes. Practise them. You will learn twice as fast. Twice as soon. Twice as much. And you will find persuasion success on the far side of failure.” - Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, p.214  - However, I don’t think that everyone should try out all possible failures on his own. Good references would show already the failure experiences of others and the success methods of others, One can learn from them as well or even more than from the own mistakes and successes only. – JZ, 30.9.07, 17.3.14. - One must also be quite free to experiment, which is not true, under territorialism, for all actions territorially monopolized by governments. - JZ, 13.3.11. - & FAILURE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW

SUCCESS: those who were not successful hated success in others.” – Ingo Swann, Star Fire, Sphere Book Edition 1978, p.138. – With the free market institutions of an Ideas Archive and a Talent Center every productive or creative person could reach the success that he deserves. – JZ, 10.9.08, 13.3.11. - HATE, ENVY

SUCCESS: Tis not in mortals to command success, // But we’ll do more, Sempromius, - we’ll deserve it.” – Quoted by Burke Boyce, Man from Mt. Vernon, on George Washington, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1961, p.165. – According to this author, “He [George Washington] liked those lines. They expressed what he felt.” - From a play performed by his officers. - Under full freedom the degree of success that one does deserve, can be achieved, via various specialized free market institutions and methods. - JZ, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, DIRECTORIES, NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: to be a winner was to be absolutely nothing. Like being the best flea, among all the fleas on a single dog.” - Harry Harrison, Sense of Obligation, p.18 in ANALOG, 9/61. - True only for some kinds of successes and winnings. - JZ, 13.3.11. - WINNING, VICTORY, SPORTS, RICHES

SUCCESS: To be successful you have to wear the right set of prejudices. – JZ, 28.6.82. - Yes, for the marketing of services and goods which e.g. the ignorant and prejudiced masses wish for themselves, apart from survival goods and services. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: To become a financial and a popular success under present conditions is, I hold, not worth the effort, time, concessions and compromises required. – JZ, 1.7.82.

SUCCESS: To undertake great enterprises it is not necessary to live in hope; nor is perseverance dependent upon success.” - Free after William of Orange. – JZ, 1.7.82.

SUCCESS: Too many people still expect almost automatic successes for meritorious efforts, and this in a society that systematically penalizes successes and rewards failure, both on a massive scale, while it allows only a few to slip through these nets, with relatively insignificant efforts. Only radical and fundamental changes can improve this situation. - JZ. 4.6.82. – NEW DRAFT

SUCCESS: Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein, in Personal Memoir of William Miller, an editor, LIFE, May 2, 1955.

SUCCESS: Under majority rule some independent spheres - more or less trivial - are tolerated. Otherwise the situation is largely the same as in dictatorships. Financial Success goes largely to those catering to popular amusements and beliefs and those providing mass consumer goods and services. – JZ, 1.7.82, 25.9.08, 13.3.11.

SUCCESS: We have a rule in our shop: No problem accepted unless you have two proposed solutions to go along with it.” - Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.335. – SOLUTIONS, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, IDEAS, INNOVATIONS, REFORM PROPOSALS

SUCCESS: we have now reached the stage when trouble or failure is a positive asset. Political trouble-solving is now so popular that the sure road to comfort is to have plenty of troubles for the politicians to solve. So each day’s newspaper produces a new crop of difficulties. It is no longer merely a question of helping the poor alone. Everybody is entitled to help; almost everybody is asking for it; all the Governments of the world are providing it, and in consequence civilization is on its last legs.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p. 71. - ENVY, TROUBLE, FAILURE, HELP, CIVILIZATION, WELFARISM, STATISM, REFORMS, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES, PROHIBITIONS, WAR AGAINST POVERTY OR WAR AGAINST THE POOR?

SUCCESS: We may succeed for a time by fraud, by surprise, by violence, but we can succeed permanently only by means directly opposite.” - Baron Dupin, quoted in Smiles, Self Help, p.335.

SUCCESS: We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.” - Unamuno, Essays and Soliloquies, p.144.

SUCCESS: What are the alternatives to a continuing struggle against the threats of a general nuclear holocaust, and totalitarianism, against poverty caused by wrongful meddling, confinement to this planet, limited intelligence, all too short life-spans etc? - Vegetating? – JZ, 5.6.82.

SUCCESS: What makes the success of many books possible is the relation which exists between the mediocrity of the ideas of their authors and the mediocrity of the ideas of the public.” – Nicolas Chamfort, Gedanken und Maximen, p.22. – BESTSELLERS, BOOKS, MEDIOCRITY, PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION, WRITERS,

SUCCESS: What successes have you got to show? – You seem to presuppose that success for every idea or talent is already possible under present conditions. A mere financial success certainly does not prove the correctness or significance of an idea or a talent. Human beasts came to rule whole countries and song-writers and actors can become world-famous and rich. In the present success lottery thousands of failures are common for a single success. And when it comes to social science experiments, then, in most cases, they are territorially outlawed and confined to those approved by the legislators. And there the failure rate is enormous. However, precisely because only legally approved experiments are allowed and they have “legal tender” power, they drive out the better alternatives, just like legal tender paper money drives out sound money. – JZ, n.d. & 12.7.08, 13.3.11. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, A GENUINE FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLICITY FOR SOUND ALTERNATIVES

SUCCESS: When I was a young man, I noticed that of ten things I attempted nine led to failures. I did not want to be a failure and thus I worked ten times as hard.” – G. B. Shaw, only in a JZ retranslation of the German version: “Als ich ein junger Mann war, merkte ich, dass von zehn Dingen, die ich tat, neun fehlschlugen. Ich wollte kein Versager sein und arbeitete deshalb zehnmal soviel.“ – Alas, apart from his short anarchist period, and his all too long State socialist period, he only aimed at literary success and popularity. That he achieved – and a number of good wisecracks and jokes. – JZ, 12.6.08.

SUFFERING: He is not a tryer (*) - he is just a sufferer. – JZ, 12.9.83. – He is not really trying but just suffering. – ( *) One who tries? -JZ, 12.7.08. – TRY & KEEP TRYING

SUFFERING: It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.” - W. Somerset Maugham, English novelist. – The ability to prevent or avoid suffering should be admired rather than the ability to withstand suffering. – JZ, 8.8.08. - HAPPINESS, PETTINESS, VINDICTIVENESS, HATREDS

SUFFERING: Mere suffering should not be worn or recognized as a merit badge. – JZ, 4.5.82. - POVERTY, DISEASE

SUFFERING: Suffering as such is not a value; only man’s fight against suffering is.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.984. – The mere fight against suffering is not good enough, either, when nothing else, that is worthwhile, is achieved thereby. To achieve something worthwhile one has often to suffer hard and prolonged labors or at least hard and prolonged thinking. – An effective but mere pain-killer achieves only that: no pain, nothing more. - JZ, 13.7.08. - In all spheres one should aim at the prevention of undeserved, i.e., not self-caused or self-chosen suffering, especially that territorially imposed by governments. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUFFERING: Suffering does not lead – as the Christians like to assert – to God – but only to hell. It is already part of it. The means prepare the end. – JZ, 30.6.77. – Machiavelli remarked somewhere that all unarmed prophets were defeated and only the armed prophets gained victories. – If suffering constituted the greatest merit then we should, posthumously, provide e.g. all slaves with medals etc. – JZ, 12.7.08.

SUFFERING: Suffering will be minimized by individualizing it, by allowing and even encouraging free choice, voluntarism and individual responsibility in all spheres where this is possible and rightful, especially those now monopolized by territorial governments. We can and should do much about man-made catastrophes, like wars, but not anything to prevent natural catastrophes. At most we can prevent some of the damages they do and arrange for economically sound insurance against them. Here the levy principle would have to be applied to the insured, because the vast sums required cannot be suddenly withdrawn when they are productively invested. – JZ, n.d. & 13.3.11. – By means of monetary freedom catastrophe insurance levies could be paid e.g. in clearing certificates, goods warrants and purchasing vouchers in monetary denominations, redeemable only in one’s ready for sale goods and services. With such means of payment also emergency loans could also be subscribed to easier than with governmental monopoly monies. PAIN, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

SUFFERING: there is a real and awful danger of people beginning actually to identify with the world of suffering; using their imaginations to become part of it, to the point where they adopt its miserably restrictive view of the world and its purpose.” – Peregrine Worsthorne, THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.11.74.

SUFFRAGE: Besides, when the suffrage is exercised, it gives no guaranty for the repeal of existing laws that are oppressive, and no security against the enactment of new ones that are equally so.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II, p.13. – LAWS, LAW REPEAL, VOTING, GENERAL FRANCHISE, DEMOCRACY

SUICIDE OR MASS MURDER? Remember, that democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams (1814) – Quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah - Let us confine the word "suicide" to individuals doing away with themselves. Mass murders, e.g. committed with mass murder devices or cheaper means, should be clearly described as mass murder atrocities, not suicides, because they have only very few, if any, voluntary victims. - John Zube - As for democracies: When they were abolished or suppressed, only rarely, if ever, did this happen upon a quite freely conducted referendum. - John Zube

SUICIDE: a suitable end for those unable to face any sort of challenge.” – Anne McCaffrey, Decision at Doona, p.47. – That may be correct for most adults driven to that action but would it be true e.g. for most suicides of children as well? – JZ, 12.7.08, 17.3.14. – Parents have not yet loved their children enough to have bothered to compile and agree upon a declaration of the individual rights and liberties of children – nor have they loved their own rights and liberties enough to produce and accept, between them, a declaration of all individual rights and liberties for all rational adults. Unfortunately, this is also true for most anarchists and libertarians. – JZ, 17.3.14.

SUICIDE: all persons who kill themselves are impotent in mind, and have been thoroughly overcome by external causes opposed to their nature.” - Spinoza, Ethics, part 4, On Virtue, p.427/28. - When they kill themselves because they think it possible that under torture they might betray others, then they are not impotent in mind but simply aware of human physical limitations. Only few cannot be broken by torture. Their own life is, most likely, already lost. By suicide they can then at least save some other lives. Thus in these cases the “and” should be replaced by “or”. – JZ, 6.6.08. -

SUICIDE: Don’t commit suicide. It’s illegal to destroy government property.” – Quoted in SLL leaflet. - JOKES

SUICIDE: I just think suicide is always (*) the wrong decision. - Sean Williams & Shane Dix, Echoes of Earth, Voyager, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2002, p.39. – (*) almost always! – JZ, 18.4.13.

SUICIDE: I told him the old cliché about suicide being a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” – Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community, p.36. - JOKES

SUICIDE: I’ve always believed that suicide was the ultimate admission that almost everything everybody said about you was right.” - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, 74.

SUICIDE: If I can’t live as I please, let me die when I choose.” – Last line spoken of Clark Gable in a screenplay, according to Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.245.

SUICIDE: Nor is allegiance to a religion always prompted by decidophobia. Perhaps this point is best made by choosing suicide as an illustration. I am not including this among the ten strategies because relatively few people have recourse to it. Still, it is often prompted by the inability to stand alone and make fateful decisions. Yet it need not be inspired by decidophobia. In many situations a human being may choose suicide with open eyes after considering what speaks against it and examining the major alternatives. Suicide can be wholly admirable. Nor need it be primarily an act of either fear or courage; it can also be an attempt at revenge or a form of protest. Similarly, not every member of every religion is a decidophobe.” – Walter Kaufmann, Without Guilt and Justice, p.8. - DECIDOPHOBIA

SUICIDE: Remember, that democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams (1814) – Quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah - John Zube : Let us confine the word "suicide" to individuals doing away with themselves. Mass murders, e.g. committed with mass murder devices or cheaper means, should be clearly described as mass murder atrocities, not suicides, because they have only very few, if any, voluntary victims. - John Zube : As for democracies: When they were abolished or suppressed, only rarely, if ever, did this happen upon a quite freely conducted referendum. - OR MASS MURDER?

SUICIDE: Statistical evidence shows that the greater the intellectual freedom, and the higher the general average of intelligence in a community, the greater is also the number of suicides.” – Sven Banulf, The Jealousy of the Gods and Criminal Law at Athens, II, 1934. – One of the reasons for this high suicide rate among these people is that, alas, our world and our fates are not yet ruled by reason. Greater expectations lead to more disappointments. Full freedom, including freedom of action, experimental freedom among volunteers, would reduce these suicides. Under territorialism, as Hayek pointed out, the worst get to the top and intellectuals can often count themselves lucky if they manage to survive the “protection” granted them by governments. – JZ,  8/85, 3.6.08.

SUICIDE: Suicide is not a remedy.” – James A. Garfield, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1881. – In most cases it is not. But in some extreme cases it is. – E.g., if one is captured by the secret police and is to be tortured in order to incriminate friends or family members. - JZ, 20.9.08.

SUICIDE: Taking one’s life – too seriously.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. - JOKES

SUICIDE: There is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, On Suicide, 1851. – Precisely because of that a murderer and multiple murderers have lost their right to life. – But, obviously, this right has not yet been recognized to the extent of individual secessionism and voluntary membership in all political communities. Lack of this recognition can, in its consequences, bring about conditions which drive people to suicide. - JZ, 20.9.08. – Suicide can be a form of individual secessionism from the present territorial restrictions, while exterritorial secessionism for individuals and minorities is not yet achieved. However, suicide bombing, which would kill other innocent victims of territorialism, is not justified. - JZ, 13.3.11. - RIGHT TO LIFE, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, TYRANNICIDE, WAR, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SUICIDE: When at the time of the Nazi invasion his daughter wondered why they did not all just kill themselves, Freud characteristically remarked, “Because that is exactly what they want us to do.” – Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death. – Those inclined to commit suicide should at least have considered killing some Nazi brutes at the same time. – JZ, 31.5.08, 17.3.14.

SUICIDE: You do not allow a palpable madman to leap over precipices; you violate his liberty, you that are wise.” – Carlyle, Past and Present. – If he is beyond the recovery option then he is without human rights and liberties, meant only for rational beings. If still somewhat aware of his condition then a quick jump to his death might be the greatest right or liberty still left to him. Preserving a mere hulk makes no sense. If he is only temporarily insane, through being drunk or drugged or in a desperate situation, it is another matter. Also if he or she is a child or teenager, with some hope for his future. But how can one judge, fast enough, whether someone is permanently out of his mind or temporarily? If he is only temporarily insane, then his rational part has to be saved from his irrational part, if possible. If permanently and that can be definitely determined, then he will have other chances afterwards or one may even provide them. If he or she has a guardian, then they should also have a say on the matter. – Final steps should not be taken on the spur of the moment. - JZ, 23.4.89, 31.5.08.

SUIT: Suit yourself!” – Common proverb in favor of tolerance for tolerant actions. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE

SUITS AT LAW: Litigation makes only lawyers fat.” – Wilbur Smith, Hungry as the Sea, 214. - GOING TO COURT, JUSTICE, LITIGATION, JUDGES, SUING OTHERS, LAWYERS

SUMERIAN FREEDOM: We live, so Mr. Read reminds us, on thrusts from the past. “The Sumerians, practicing the freedom philosophy, gave us the first schools, the first bicameral Congress, the first case of tax reduction and the first moral ideals. Sumerian freedom lasted for four centuries, until the city-state of Lagash had become a total bureaucracy – all parasites and no hosts.” – Then the world was pushed back into “the same old mess” until a “second exception occurred in Athens.” – The Venice of Marco Polo (1250-1325) was another exception, with a “freedom to produce and to exchange with others thousands of miles away.” – John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 77, p.701. – At least two of the factors in destroying the Roman Empire were also taxes and welfare. – How often has this process occurred so far, always with the same results? We are lucky that in our times science and technology have increased productivity greatly, so that much more could be extorted for this purpose, without greatly reducing our standard of living. Henry Meulen, in his THE INDIVIDUALIST, wrote once that all the economic progress results of economic development in England since 1900 had been taxed away by ever-increasing taxes. He did not provide statistical proof for this but I think it possible that he was right in this statement. – But at the same time, further progress was held back by protectionism and monetary despotism. – JZ, 8.6.08, 13.3.11. - WELFARE STATE, TAXATION

SUMMARY OFFENCES BILL: The Summary Offences Bill is a Summary Offence.” – Source unknown.

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: Do you for one moment claim that a half or a dozen pompous idiots of a “summit” conference are going to or can reconcile the insane confrontation of which they are the embodiment? Or that this can be true because 2 billion imbeciles believe it to be true, and if only I say that it is not true?” – Laurance Labadie, Selected Essays, p.45. – POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, POWER STRUGGLES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE POWER ADDICTS & WHOSE MONOPOLIES CREATED MOST MAN-MADE PROBLEMS

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: Has any visit by any head of State to any other State ever really done any good? If they can't solve their own problems, how can they solve that of another State? None of them has realized as yet, that, as territorialists, they are the main problem-makers. – JZ, 18.11.11 to Greg Lindsay - & STATE VISITS BY HEADS OF STATES

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: He (Proudhon) also sees the resulting unreality in the pious working for peace through congresses attended by the very people who live by force and also in the vague aspirations towards greater concentration of force in the form of world empire.” – R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.86. – It is the victims of territorialism who ought to sufficiently confer with each other. - JZ, 13.3.11. - FORCE, WORLD STATE, WORLD FEDERATION, TERRITORIALISM, NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE VICTIMIZED PEOPLES RATHER THAN THEIR VICTIMIZERS, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS  & LIBERTIES, SECESSIONISM COMBINED WITH PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS FOR FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: It was true that nothing had ever been settled at the Summit meetings except an agreement to have the next one.” – Stephen King-Hall, Men of Destiny, The Moment of No Return, K-H Service [1960] Ltd., London, p.9. – But then no territorialist, as a territorialist, can settle the problems caused by territorialism. – JZ, 12.9.08. – TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS RATHER THAN OF THE DIVERSE PEOPLES

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: Summit, n. The height of diplomatic futility.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon, p.118.

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: The only summit talks that make sense are those of alpinists.” – L. Tranker? Tranter? (My handwriting! – JZ) - READER’S DIGEST, Sep. 70, p.37. - PEACE CONFERENCES, NEGOTIATIONS, DIPLOMACY

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: this Olympus of Supermen, which was to solve all other woes overnight. Oblivious of the disastrous effects of the Yalta and Teheran meetings, British Members of Parliament keep calling for a meeting ‘at the highest level’ as if the Supermen, in a hurried chance encounter, were to agree by some kind of inspiration of the Holy Ghost on points that have proved rebellious to patient study and informed and leisurely discussion. (? – JZ) Hence the myth of summit meetings, one of the silliest in the history of mankind. The hurry, the strange surroundings, the lack of space, of staff, of leisure, of reflection, the excess of fuss and of publicity – are these circumstances to be considered as diplomatic assets? The supermen super-improvise super-decisions, and the outcome is more often than not some gross piece of stupidity such as the division of Germany, with Berlin isolated in the midst of the Soviet Zone. Nevertheless, the myth persists stronger than ever, and hope rises eternal in the incurable human breast.” – Salvador de Madariaga, The Blowing up of the Parthenon, p.6. The Supermen-Myth, p.38. - Moreover, precisely those top men, whose territorial powers cause the most problems, while bringing them the greatest privileges, are then expected to solve the problems inherent in their territorialism! – JZ, 29.10.07, 13.3.11. - LEADERSHIP, LEADERS CONSIDERED AS SUPERMEN, SUMMIT MEETINGS, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: We have many good reasons not to expect anything positive any more from any further summit conferences of “great” leaders and their great “experts”. Namely, all the summit conferences that have already taken place and their “results”. And yet we still act as if their clowning, image opportunities, vague and empty promises and false pretences would matter and could really have moral and rational results. Let’s build up something much better and this from the bottom up, individual by individual, with none of them granted any territorial powers. – Decision-making and experimental freedom and freedom of action choices for all individuals – all in their own spheres only, at their own risk and expense, with combinations all confined to volunteers only, who sufficiently respect the rights of other communities of volunteers. – No territorial monopoly and mass murder devices for anyone any longer. No compulsory taxation power to anyone, either. – No conscription powers, no monetary or financial despotism for anyone or any institution. - JZ, 12.8.86. - LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENTS, PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTAION IN ALL SPHERES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: What’s the good of putting the four biggest so and so’s in the world round a table if they can’t talk sense singly?” – Alex Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.121. – POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

SUMMIT CONFERENCES: With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but with tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will be certainly be lost." - William Lloyd Garrison - NEGOTIATIONS, REASONING WITH OTHERS

SUN ENERGY FROM DESERTS: In just 6 hours the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than people consume in a year. – Gerhard Knies, a German particle physicist, … 1986, in response to the Chernobyl nuclear accident. … Knies later asked whether “we are really, as a species, so stupid” not to make better use of this resource. – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, “Plugging the world into desert sun.” -, 23.2.12, p.17.

SUN POWER: If one could build bombs out of sun rays, then we would have already long ago economically working sun-power plants.” – Helmar Nahr. – Actually, very large mirrors in space, which can be focused on particular spots, could work for both purposes. I can only hope that territorial governments won’t get their hands on them. – JZ, 7.7.92, 1.6.08. - If wars were fought with sunbeams, we would have had solar power years ago.” – Anon., quoted in Thomas N. Scortia, and Frank M. Robinson, The Prometheus Crisis, 1975/76, p. 319. – And the surface of this planet might already be scorched. – JZ, 9.7.08. - Actually, many of the conventional power sources are, at least indirectly, caused by sun-power, e.g. hydro-electric energy and coal power. – We are also surviving only on foods that are directly or indirectly produced by sun power. – If, e.g., vast mirrors in space had been used for territorial warfare, then all life on earth might already be extinguished, even without nuclear, biological and chemical warfare and this might be a scorched and dead planet. Even nuclear power production is merely an imitation of our largest nuclear reactor, the Sun. – No power at all in the hands of any territorial government! - JZ, 11.6.08. WARS, TERRITORIALISM, POWER

SUN POWER: The sun is our star, the sole source of all the light and energy that make earthly life possible.” – NOTES FROM FEE, 11/77. – It is also the only nuclear reactor that we really need and that is safe enough for us. – JZ, 9.7.08. – NUCLEAR REACTORS, NUCLEAR ENERGY, SOLAR POWER

SUN POWER: The utilities advertise continually that “solar power is at least forty years in the future” when my friend Karl Hess, and hundreds of others, already live in largely solar-powered houses. These propaganda advertisements are just a delaying action, because the utilities still haven’t figured out how to put a meter between us and the sun.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Living Now, p.144. – Even coal power plants and hydroelectric power plants do essentially rely upon sun-power of the past and of the present, creating the materials for coal and evaporating and lifting water where it can be utilized after condensation into rain, in its down-run. – JZ, 7.6.08. - But its utilization should be entirely left to quite free competition, not subsidized out of tax funds. - JZ, 13.3.11. Governments and energy supply should become as separate as territorial governments should be from religions, philosophies, arts, sorts, education, raw material supply and the production and distribution of consumer goods and the supply of any other wanted service – except for communities of statist volunteers. - JZ, 13.3.11, 17.3.14. - ENERGY SUPPLY

SUN POWER? The opponents of sun energy seem to forget that there would be neither coal, oil nor dam water energy, neither plant food nor meat without sunshine. Mankind's survival depends upon sunshine.  Sooner or later some sound and large sun energy projects will pay for themselves. E.g. those that use wind or wave power, or the temperature differentials of surface water and of ice and lower level water, near the poles. Some cars and even planes have been powered by sun power. Not to speak of many electronic gadgets, like calculators. – JZ, on Facebook, 20.6.11. - John Zube : I find it surprising that even such basic facts are still widely overlooked. When I point this out to others, I usually add: The only nuclear reactor, which we really need, is the sun - and it is, largely, safe enough by being far away from us. – JZ, 18.9.11, on Facebook, revised 18.1.13.

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE LAWS: Each should be free to take his days off, in a free arrangement with his work mates and employer, on other days than Saturday and Sunday. If kids were advancing in schools individually, at their own speed, this would still not spoil family outings. It would facilitate shopping, especially for bachelors and would cut down the weekend road toll. Those, who really want to attend a church on Sunday mornings, are by now in most countries a small minority and could be catered for by flexible working time arrangements. If you want to base your Sunday observance laws on the Bible then you should also insist on working on Saturdays – as the Bible did not provide for this second day off in the week. – JZ, n.d.

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE LAWS: I wonder why God, if He is all-powerful, had to rest at all? – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.83. – GOD, CREATIONISM, JOKES

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE LAWS: In Massachusetts, it is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, regardless of emergencies. – Dick Hyman, The Trenton Pickle Ordinance, p.37. – LAWS, REGULATIONS, JOKES

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE LAWS: Some people have decided to spend Sunday in a certain way, and they want laws passed to make other people spend Sunday in the same way.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.100.

SUNDAY OBSERVANCE LAWS: The holiday in celebration of one of the oldest myths and prejudices. – JZ, 17.5.92.

SUNSET LAWS: Sunset laws” were designed to deal with the tendency of government programs to survive the disappearance of the problems they were established to solve. Colorado was the first to pass a sunset law, which obliges state agencies to re-justify their existence from time to time or expire. A number of other states passed similar laws. – In its first year, Colorado reviewed and eliminated three agencies: the State Athletic Commission, established to regulate boxing (which did not exist in Colorado), the Board of Registration for Sanitarians, and the Board of Shorthand Reporters. The savings totaled $ 6810, but the review cost $212.000.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.111/12. - What would happen if the payments to government commission members would have to come out of their cost cuttings? - JZ, 13.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT COST-CUTTING, BUREAUCRACY, GOVERNMENT REFORMS,

SUNSET LAWS: There are now 'sunset laws' which prescribe that government activities after a given time lapse, unless they are re-enacted. But legislatures rarely refuse to renew an activity no matter how obsolete or futile it has become. By that time it has become a vested interest.” - Peter F. Drucker, The New Realities, 1989, 1990, p.59. - They are only prepared to change trivial aspects of their laws - but not their inherent major wrongs and mistakes. Nothing less can help than the right of individuals and dissenting groups to opt out and do their own things for and to themselves. - JZ, 9.2.02. - REPRESENTATIVES, LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, VESTED INTERESTS, SECESSIONISM, SELF-HELP THROUGH PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS, VOLUNTARISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A A A : Introductory Note: The whole project was described e.g. in PEACE PLANS 20 (“The Need For and Financing of AN IDEAL MARKET FOR FREEDOM IDEAS and for other ideals as well.”, 1977, 164 pages, 518 Kbs in RTF, 177 Kbs zipped, in 1000 offset printed copies, later micro-fiched and then digitized. See the disc reproduced on - It lists, for a starter, ca. 1000 libertarian projects and invites international collaboration on all of them, hoping to initiate a discussion of all of them and tens of thousands of others, even if at first only on paper and in photocopies and via snail mail. - I also offer, digitized, 2 books of my father on the Ideas Archive project, one in English and in German, the other only in German and all of them only until they do appear online or on a disc. - All three titles are not copyright restricted. Copy and circulate them and publish them as much as you like, in any medium, until finally such an institution is established. It is high time that libertarians finally establish a world-wide ideas and talents exchange. - They are our most important resources and treasures and yet, how poorly have we marketed them up to now, with all the old conventional means and even with all the new electronic ones. – JZ, 1.6.08. - Lately, I have advocated, that all current and proposed libertarian projects should be put in a common list on one or the other website. – JZ, 5.7.08. - The cheapest way to accumulate such information and to publish it now would be on a CD, DVD or external HD, issued or updated at least annually (or updatable through a website) It should include all the ideas submitted and their pro and con. At least in abstracts and review and with contact addresses. A relatively limited website could offer the year’s additional submissions, before they are included in next year’s disk. To offer all ideas, with their discussions, online, permanently, might be too costly. But if anyone is willing to tackle this job, please, do go ahead. - Two relevant quotes from FEE: “All good and elevating ideas, be they yours or mine or anyone else’s, must be sought to be received.” – NOTES FROM FEE, Jan. 78. – And they must be permanently published and cheaply and fast accessible, to be widely enough accessible to all. – JZ, 1.6.08. – In either the same or another edition of these NOTES another relevant quote was quoted: “There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid that shall not be known.” – Mathews X:26. – Once all worthwhile ideas are sufficiently and permanently published, and, likewise, all talents, then progress can be greatly accelerated. - Organize, publish and market another outburst of creativity to get us out of the present Dark Age. – JZ, 4.6.78. – Not realized as yet for lack of interest among anarchists and libertarians, although only a special market is involved – but a very important one to achieve libertarian enlightenment. – JZ, 25.6.13. - LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT REGISTER. RENAISSANCE, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A book”, I. A. Richards wrote more than fifty years ago in the Preface to his “Principles of Literary Criticism”, “is a machine to think with.” – Jeff Riggenbach, NEW LIBERTARIAN I, March 78. - An ideas archive is a facility to think with – with and beyond what is already recorded in it. – JZ, 7.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A center for all positive ideas and creative talents, especially in social sciences, which are, alas, still all too unscientific in many respects. – JZ, 11.4.09. – PEACE PLANS 20, online at - as part of a disc reproduced there.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A lot of engineering advance in our own history has been sheer accident. If the early researchers had investigated the Crookes tube more thoroughly, we might have had radio and radar before 1900. – Poul Anderson, “Planet of No Return”, p.98.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A modern and scientific oracle offering the best advice, solution, medicine, talent, for every remaining problem. Alas, so far not even all health and longevity information, all its pro and con, seems to have been sufficiently electronically compiled and made accessible. Far less e.g. all information how to end economic crises, wars and despotism. – Thus all the old wrongs and mistakes are being repeated over and over again. - JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: a monumental collection of manuscripts …” - Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, Prologue. – But the super-computer project here proposed would not concentrate on literary treasures but, rather, on the texts and illustrations of ideas and addresses of all talents needed for a better world. Also all searches for them. Demand for and supply of them should be finally brought together, systematically, world-wide. We can no longer afford to have them all too widely dispersed, at unknown locations and remaining unused, ignored or misunderstood for all too long. The greatest waste occurred and continues in this sphere. Ideas and talents do amount to the world’s greatest treasure – and yet they are still not sufficiently dug up, published and made cheaply and easily accessible to all. – JZ, 11.4.09, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, PEACE PLANS 20

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A properly programmed vast digitized data bank should be able to throw up more diverse facts, figures, opinions, proposals, projects, reform ideas on any subject than any ordinary or even outstanding human mind is able to supply. It could provide a proper market, especially for libertarian ideas and arguments, projects, discoveries, texts, plans, arguments pro and con. It could and should help to almost automate the fight against the numerous and still popular errors, myths, prejudices, wrong premises and false conclusions that are obstacles on our road to full liberation. – JZ, 27.6.87. – When I wrote about this project in 1977 (PEACE PLANS No. 20, now offered digitized on - I thought of a vast and expensive super-computer – which thousands of libertarians, between them, could, nevertheless, have afforded, between them. But by now I ask: would more than a cheap external HD of more than 1 TB be needed, which can already offer over 3 million book pages? (In March 11 a 2 TB one is offered in Australia for onl A $ 119.) The contents of it could be endlessly and cheaply duplicated? No significant question or problem should first require a new and possibly prolonged and laborious search on the IN and in printed book collections. Most of these search jobs should already be pre-done and the findings of them optimally combined on a single large disk, book-sized. Nevertheless, a search program could and should be added because our languages offer so many different approaches to a problem. Alternatively, the total subject could be subdivided into hundreds to thousands special subjects and each could be dealt with on a CD or DVD, which could be bought from one center. Ideally, copying should be free and invited. No barriers at all to the spread of freedom information! - Mind you, I do not object if someone could afford to offer hundreds of millions of pages online and keeps them there. But to combine them on a disk would, probably, be more economical, even if the disk would have to be annually updated or supplemented by a smaller disk. A disk by libertarians and for libertarians only could, perhaps, also risk bringing email contact addresses in many to most cases, which now are usually omitted from websites because of numerous spam and virus attacks that occur there. On the other hand, such a disk could get into the wrong hands. – JZ, 3.6.08. – INTERNET, ALL WORTHWHILE REFORM IDEAS ON A SINGLE LARGE HDD

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A prophet isn’t honored in his own home and in his own city for the good and simple reason that a prophet you see around every day and have to live with soon becomes a pest.” – Brainbeau’s Brainstroms, Box 2138, Youngstown, Ohio, 44 504. – From a classified advertisement I saw somewhere, years ago. – If he is still alive, he has probably a website by now. - JZ, 7.7.08. – Where all are free to ignore him or her. – JZ, 17.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A survey of all social science writings. Who said what on what? Who argued for and against the best ideas and with what arguments and who of them was right and why? Perhaps only computers that could read, index and correlate could do all the enormous work involved. – JZ, 3.11.81. (*) – But even now - not even all of the pro-freedom, peace and justice writings have been fully scanned-in and published electronically and supplemented by electronic “argument mapping”. – JZ, 8.7.08. - (*) However, much could already be achieved by email and website collaboration between thousands, as the WIKIPEDIA proves. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: A world-wide and continuous brain-storming effort, with all its positive results made permanently accessible. For most remaining problems there exist already workable solutions, at least in some texts or heads. But they have not yet been sufficiently published together in a proper free market for ideas and talents. – JZ, 6.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: All great ideas, the races’ aspirations, // All heroisms, deeds of rapt enthusiasts, // Be ye my Gods.” – Walt Whitman, in “Gods”. – How far are we still from this faith and conviction, unfortunately? – JZ, 8.7.08. – GOD, A DIVINE ORACLE, MAN-MADE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: all have problems that could be alleviated by a little ‘cross-fertilization’. – Eric Geislinger, NEW LIBERTARIAN I, March 78.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: All knowledge at your fingertips and freedom, too. These, in combination, make the individual and the man, make existence worthwhile. – D. & JZ, 6/77.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: All man’s knowledge, ideas and talents should, finally, become collected, ordered and made permanently and systematically accessible to anyone interested almost everywhere and at any time. Especially all that is intended to cope with the main remaining problems and man-made crises of our times, the threats to our individual rights and liberties, to peace, justice, progress, enlightenment, prosperity, health, longevity, intelligence expansion and those, which threaten the very survival of mankind. – JZ, 31.7.82, 7.7.08, 13.3.11, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: All problems have answers but not all the men with answers have ways and means sufficient to get to the men with the problems and to persuade or otherwise convince them, e.g. by free experimentation among volunteers. – JZ, 19.4.82, 6.7.08, 18.3.14. – Information seekers and information providers are still not brought sufficiently together on any of numerous remaining problems. – JZ, 11.4.09, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, A REALLY FREE & EFFICIENT MARKET FOR IDEAS AND TALENTS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: all relevant knowledge is not given to any individual but is dispersed among many individuals.” – An idea expressed by Hayek in The Use of Knowledge in Society, as stated by Naomi Maldowski, 1977. – To me it seems obvious that e.g. all libertarian ideas and addresses should be brought together at least in one location and from there published, as cheaply and widely as possible, in any desired selections, using the most advanced and affordable alternative media. Alas, not even the humble floppy 1.44 Mbs disc was extensively used for this, although, zipped, it could have offered the text equivalent of about 6 small books. – Far less are the by now cheap multiple TBs capacities of external HDDs used for this, to provide e.g. a comprehensive freedom library. – JZ, n.d. & 18.3.14. - KNOWLEDGE, PUBLISHING, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, IDEAS, TALENTS, SPECIAL INTERESTS IN CERTAIN IDEAS & TALENTS, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, DIRECTORY & SPECIAL REFERENCE WORKS ON A DISC

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: All the best thoughts and ideas, plans and proposals and all significant facts should be integrated in an ideal retrieval system and made available to all as cheaply as possible. That is, probably, the most important task of today. – JZ, 21.6.82. – Some expect the Internet to do that job automatically for them and all others, just like they expect the territorial State to do everything for them. – JZ, 5.7.08. - I hold this project to be much more important than e.g. Facebook and Youtube. - JZ, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, INTERNET

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An acorn that does not grow will never become an oak. Like a child that never matures, it is insignificant. Only realization of potential makes the acorn a tree and the child a man.” – Evoy, OPTION MAGAZINE, 10/76. – A nursery for ideas and talents to make them reach their potential, has still to be established. – JZ, 7.7.08. – All well meant ideas and good intentioned talents should find fertile soil for either their development or sound guidance to better ideas and practices. Just remember how many of them were altogether wasted in our history or recognized in their value only all too belatedly. – JZ, 11.4.09. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An age proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” – Mumford Jones. – It needs a machine and an organization for all potentially valuable ideas and talents, one that sorts them out, proves and develops or refutes or disproves them, keeps records and makes them fast and cheaply accessible to all who are interested. – We never lived as yet in an age in which all good ideas and talents were welcomed. They need a special security, memory, development and publicity organization, one for the whole world. - JZ, 11.4.09. – The sound and the unsound ideas are still not sufficiently brought together, sorted out and evaluated on the Internet. – JZ, 18.3.14. - JOKES, THINKING, TALENTS, SUCCESS, IDEAS, INNOVATIONS, REFORMS, FREEDOM OF THOUGHT & EXPERIMENTATION, AT LEAST AMONG VOLUNTEERS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: an alternative way to escape from the stupidity of a single self.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat: The Trick Top Hat, p.41. (I, too, dislike some of the titles he choose for some of his books. – JZ, 7.7.08.)

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An honest God is the noblest work of man.” – Robert Green Ingersoll, quoted in D. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p. 224. - GOD

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An idea for everything – and every idea in its place. – JZ, 5.7.82. – At least one talent for every problem and every talent in its best position. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An idea whose time has come is more powerful than all armies.” – Ascribed to Napoleon I, but also to Victor Hugo.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: An opportunity for opportunities. An idea for all ideas and for all talents. – JZ, 28.5.78. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: And if, in a society being capable of transmitting to others what they have learned, the uniting of each individual’s capacity for perfection with that of all others does not insure collective perfectibility, then we must abandon all faith in philosophy and in moral and political science.” – Bastiat, Economic Harmonies. – Here even he should have been more tolerant. Statism for statists, as long as they are willing to put up with it. Obviously, they are backwards and need more experience or have not learnt their lessons well enough as yet. - It is unlikely that all people will ever be equally enlightened to the same state of human development – and unnecessary as well. Just let all individuals and all groups of individuals accept, for their own affairs, as much or as little of the general enlightenment as they can comprehend and want to apply among themselves. As a result the all-over progress of mankind is likely to become as fast as possible. No artificial delays any longer for any more enlightened parts of it! – We should no more expect a general subscription to a single faith or conviction, or of non-belief or disbelief, than we should expect it in the sphere of religion. There may be even more different utopias or “ideals” than there are religions and different churches and sects. - JZ, 7.7.08, 18.3.14. – PIOT: PANARCHISM IN OUR TIME, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM, FREE MARKETS, CONTRACTS & ASSOCIATIONS IN EVERY SPHERE NOW MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL STATES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: And these ones seek … knowledge. From all the universe they seek it. They trap all that may be thought or known … all spectres’ of knowledge.” – Clifford D. Simak, Destiny Doll, p.164.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Aristotle was one of the greatest minds of all time. … He was the first encyclopedist, the first man who tried to know everything, write down everything, and explain everything. He did much good original scientific work, too, mostly in biology.” – Sprague de Camp, Aristotle and the Gun, ASTOUNDING, May 58.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: As Albert Jay Nock suggested, the Remnant – those who are seeking light, the ones who really count – will find true merit. It cannot be hidden for long. – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE. – So why have e.g. all genuine individual rights and liberties not been sufficiently put together by them in a single and ideal declaration? Why do most of them appreciate at most only fragments of the full monetary freedom options and very few comprehend panarchism so far? Why are so many still addicted to copyrights claims? Why is there hardly any anarchist or libertarian without some popular errors and prejudices in his head? – JZ, 6.7.08. - The above remark by L. E. Read expresses one of the most dangerous errors. While members of the Remnant may agree on a few ideas and may attempt to maintain and spread records of them, without a special and quite free market for their ideas and talents, which really brings supply and demand in these fields together, they will learn to know only too few of their kinds of ideas and talents and remain, thus, largely insufficiently enlightened and thus un-influential, ignored, ridiculed or suppressed, as more or less an underground minority only, at least for all too long. As e.g. were the writers and readers in Ray Bradbury’s story ”Fahrenheit 451.” – JZ, 27.4.82. - To supplement that mental enlightenment they need also full, i.e. exterritorially autonomous freedom to experiment for their kind of volunteers. It could be as productive in the social sciences as it has been in the natural sciences and in technology. - JZ, 13.3.11. – FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTAION IN ALL SPHERES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: assist the birth of the dea ex laboratoria, which will save the world at the last moment. …” - John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos, p.187. - DEUS EX MACHINA, GOD - TO BE CREATED STILL

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: At least once year everybody is a genius. – G. C. Lichtenberg. – One should try to record, for all others, everyone’s bright sparks! – JZ, n.d.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: But merit can be depreciated by putting it on exhibit. – “What a great man am I!” – Instead of looking to him for light, the common reaction is to shun the person who blatantly “toots his own horn”. – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/82. - But then, how many will come to seek his advice, idea or talent, if he does not advertise – or it if is not permanently included in an Ideas Archive and Talent Registry, together with feedback from others? To avoid the above indicated adverse reaction and yet come to learn of and to utilized the positive knowledge, ideas, services and creative energies offered, they should be registered in writing and be it only via postcards or emails, in a common public databank with general network access. – JZ, 27.4.82. – Such information must also be sufficiently sorted and alphabetically indexed in advance, so that an individual new searcher is not confronted with thousands to millions of hints, most of them quite useless to him. – JZ, 6.7.08. - BRAGGARDS, LOUDMOUTHES ETC., IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: certainly be necessary to balance the computer networks of government and industry by citizens’ networks whose data will be collected and grouped according to other premises, other interests and goals.” – Robert Jungk, The Everyman Project, p.168. – INTERNET, IDEAS ARCHIVE, WORLD LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Compile all ideas, resources, arguments, facts, proofs, texts for liberty, justice, peace in at least one centre, order, cross reference, abstract and review all of them, by anyone interested in them and make the whole easily and cheaply accessible in any desired selection, which would now be possible, zipped, perhaps even on a single large external HDD or in desired selections on a CD or DVD. Those able and willing to offer it online should also be free to do so. – JZ, 1.8.82, 8.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Computer fans – unite, to build the ideal computer – the one, which can store and compute all. – JZ, 7.4.77. – I find it very encouraging that by now one small (book-sized) portable external HD of 2 TB capacity can already be bought fore a mere A $ 119. - JZ, 13.3.11. They do have the capacity to store, zipped, the equivalent of over 3 million books. Do anarchists and libertarians really need a greater capacity still for all their writings, sufficiently listed and accessible in any segment via an inbuilt search program? Do they need a greater opportunity or "invitation" to scan in all the texts they are supposed to love and want to spread? And such a machine is still only the size of a book and would fit onto the desk of every freedom, peace and justice lover, It would thus be affordable to almost all people at least in the somewhat economically developed countries and to small groups of people in the still all too under-developed countries. – Will this freedom, peace and justice development potential be ignored, too, even by those, who would most benefit from using it? – JZ, 8.7.08. – libertarian library on a single disc, book-sized and affordable. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Congressional Committee for Investigation of the Intellectual Resources of the United States.” – Raymond F. Jones, Trade Secret, ASTOUNDING, U.K., 4/545, p.31. – If such an organization ever were established, would it see an Ideas Archive and Talent Registry or the Super-Computer-Project as falling under what they would consider to be “intellectual resources”? – JZ, 27.4.82. Government bodies, so far, have certainly not discovered or cared much or enough about the intellectual resources that anarchists and libertarians have do to offer. – JZ, 6.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Databases don’t forget.” – Poul Anderson, The Boat of a Million Years, p.434. – Have we as yet filled out databases with all the solutions offered so far and all their pro and con? Or are popular errors, myths and prejudices still predominant in that sphere, too? – JZ., 9.0.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Decision Makers Depend on Data.” – 1976, 3pp. NTIS: HRP-0014546/6SL. (A library reference number? – Probably of the USA National Technical Information Service. - JZ) – An equivalent service for all social science ideas seems to be still amiss. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Demand and supply for information, especially important ideas and facts, talents and knowledge, should be systematically brought together. The most popular books, experts and media do not supply them or in sufficient quantities and do often rather mislead. With them we get too often the wrong resource, the false expert and thus come to the wrong address, the wrong information. Especially when it comes to ideas and talents for a better future, all information should be systematically brought together, confronted with all criticism and sufficiently criticized, refuted or confirmed. So far this is not even done for health information, far less for freedom, peace and justice information, regardless of how urgently such information is needed. Digitally, with open input and easy and cheap access, it could be done. To put it all on a vast permanent website would be expensive. It would be more economical and also self-financing it all such information were supplied on special subject CDs, DVDs and external HD’s which can now cheaply offer the equivalent of 3000, 15 000 and over 3 million book pages, with annual supplements. When it comes to health, peace, freedom and justice information there should also be no copyrights restrictions. We would all benefit the faster all such information gets spread. – JZ, 13.3.89, 4.6.08. – LIBERTARIAN & HEALTH WIKIPEDIA, ON A DISC OR ONLINE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Do not try to interest, enlighten and organize the mass of fools, apathetic and disinterested people but concentrate, instead, on the small percentage of relatively intelligent, enlightened and interested people, the remnant or even the current “opinion-makers”. This will, finally, draw the others behind them, once these few people have found and chosen the right ideas for themselves. – JZ, 12.8.82. – The masses have weight, numbers and votes on their side but not sufficient interest in and understanding of the important facts and ideas. Thus they should, to a large extent, be simply ignored. Apart, e.g. from providing an encyclopedia of the best refutations of the errors, prejudices, myths etc. of the masses that are obstacles to progress. – JZ, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Each generation condemns the preceding one for having rewarded mediocrity and rejected genius.” – Paul Eldridge. – Nevertheless, each generation still believes that it lives already with a free market for ideas and talents. – JZ, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.” – Wendell Phillips, Women’s Rights – And yet the belief, that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist – does persist. – Even when e.g. an as ideal and complete declaration of individual rights and liberties as we could and should compile by now, has either not yet been produced or not yet been published. – JZ 6.7.08, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Extract all creative knowledge and wisdom and make it accessible at least in one place – if not from many places – any time and by anyone – either on a microfilm or computer tape or otherwise – and most of our problems will soon be over. – JZ, 16.1.80.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Few people today recognize the fundamental fact that everyone is a potential genius and that a sane, free and healthy world can only exist if all those geniuses are recognized and allowed to develop.” – Fritz Zwicky, quoted by Rober Jungk, The Everyone Project, p.20.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: focusing of our brains and knowledge may be the only chance we have. – John R. Platt, quoted in Rober Jungk, The Everyone Project, p.24.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: For him who fain would teach the world // The world holds hate in fee - // For Socrates, the hemlock cup; // For Christ Gethsemane.” – Don Marquis, The Wages. - Those who release government secrets are still being prosecuted. - To me that would make sense only e.g. for secret knowledge for the production of mass murder devices, which it took governments to produce, stockpile and keep in readiness in the first place, and which territorial governments seem to be unable or unwilling to destroy. - JZ, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Frederic Brown’s ‘Answer’, 1954 to the question: “Is there a God?”: “There is now!”. – Well, his “God” seems to have got lost as well. We have still to construct a better one. – JZ, 6.7.08. – GOD

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Free scholarship and criticism in our open system of ideas (*) permit the best of every diverse theory to be tested in the marketplace of thought. Timidity and scholarship are incompatible.” – Chief Justice Earl Warren, at the New School for Social Research, NEW YORK TIMES, 7.6.64. – How many important and genuine individual rights and liberties have e.g. the Chief Justices of the world still to recognize after hundreds of years? - (*) He expressed here the common false assumption that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist. – JZ, n.d.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Freedom of expression and information require optimal opportunities. And this requires that all ideas, opinions and facts become publicly registered and systematically confronted with each other, in a way that they can be easily, cheaply and fast accessed, supplemented and corrected by almost everybody, anywhere. Only then do truths and facts get their optimal chance to become, finally, widely enough recognized. – JZ, 22.5.83. – The closest approach to this that we have so far is the Internet and are its various WIKIPEDIA type of encyclopedias. But they do not sufficiently, as yet, concentrate on ideas, especially libertarian, peace and justice ideas. Still a major search and research effort is required to get much or all information on one subject together. Instead, the results of all previous searches on a subject, by thousands of researchers, should already be combined and permanently recorded, as it is, somewhat, in general and special encyclopedias and handbooks, so that each new information searcher does not have to start from the beginnings but can “stand on the shoulders of giants”. – JZ, 4.6.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: From the study of the world around us, men and women throughout our history have built up a body of knowledge, and are constantly adding to it, correcting it and refining it. Using reason, principles, logic, facts and experimentation, constant effort is applied to build up an internally consistent, totally integrated body of knowledge to explain our environs and everything that happens within it. The ultimate judge, for sciences such as sociology, economics and psychology, as well as sciences such as engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry, is objective reality.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.51. - If only that were the case and all important knowledge were already fully assembled and easily fast and cheaply accessible and all pretended knowledge were already systematically and publicly refuted. However in all too many spheres that is still not the case. Not even all alternative cold- and cancer cures have been collected and described together, not all life-extension and health advice, either. Nor have all full employment and stable currency proposals and competitive exchange media supply proposals been sufficiently publicized and evaluated. A handbook on full monetary freedom options remains to be written, also an encyclopedia on panarchism, of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices, a survey of all proposed and experimented with self-management systems, a survey and evaluation of all peace proposals etc. The “social sciences” are still largely unscientific and in a sorry state. A famous psychology journal had once to admit, that in its columns a certain psychology discovery had been reported over the years 45 times, always as a new discovery by various psychologists, who did not know of each other and everyone thought he was the first one with this discovery! Are all the other social science so much better organized? - Experimental freedom, among volunteers, is also still missing in this sphere! See: PANARCHISM. – But at least the WIKIPEDIA comes close to the above ideal, as far as a general encyclopedia is concerned. – Compare also Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, on how “scientists”, very unscientifically, obstruct and delay the spread of new scientific insights. - JZ, 5.7.08. – KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, INTERNET, MEDIA, SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Genius, as an explosive power, beats gunpowder hollow.” – T. H. Huxley, Administrative Nihilism, 1871. - IDEAS ARCHIVE & GENIUS & TALENT CENTRE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Get but the truth once uttered and ‘t is like // A star new-born, that drops into its place, // And which, once circling in its placid round, // Not all the tumult of the earth can shake.” – J. R. Lowell, A Glance behind the Curtain, I. 173. - It is sufficiently uttered and preserved as well as publicized only once it is included permanently in a super-computer system or ideas archive. – JZ, 3.7.82.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: go wherever honest thinking leads, and share with those who may care for the findings. - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.9. – A free market for ideas and talents, bringing all demand and supply in this sphere automatically together is still missing. Now this could be provided cheaply and digitally. The Internet, as operating today, does not yet do this sufficiently. – Or have e.g. anarchists and libertarians been able to market their ideas and talents sufficiently in this way? – JZ, 11.4.09, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Good thoughts have never been nor can they be popular. They are always at odds with the notions of the millions who do no thinking for themselves – followers of know-it-alls.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 5/77. – Or supporters or involuntary subjects of territorial State machines. – JZ, 7.7.08, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Great marks are soonest hit.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, No.1760. - The greatest ideas and talents are still, usually, ignored for all to long. - JZ, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Great men are too often unknown, or, what is worse, mis-known.” – Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Bk. i. ch.3. – The same applies to many great ideas, as every anarchist and libertarian should be well aware of. – JZ, 6.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasures.” – Goethe. – We have so many exhibitions of art objects, music performances, operas and theatre plays, movies, marches, sports competitions, beauty and fashion shows, circus performances, poetry recitals etc. – but where are there public exhibitions of ideas? If halls are to expensive to hire for this purpose for a long enough time and it is too expensive to advertise for visitors to such shows, then, instead, a single digital center for them in the world, to which ideas and talent details can be uploaded and downloaded from by anyone, might be enough to satisfy the need for such an institution. – JZ, 6.7.08. - As far as ideas and talents are concerned, they could, probably, be all recorded on a single book-sized external HDD. Or on many smaller discs for specialized compilations of this kind. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Here is Kettering’s positive approach to life: “Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must.” – This is the perfect formula for the restoration of liberty, the newest, most rewarding politico-economic blessing in history.” – Leonard E. Read in NOTES FROM FEE, a/77, on C. F. Kettering. – Alas, a free market for such ideas and talents as well as freedom to experiment are still missing. The first could be legally established. The second would require the abolition of territorialism. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Here we have creativity at the human level by literally millions of people. As no one knows how to make a simple pencil, so no one knows how to make a ball-point pen or any one of the many thousands of parts of a jet plane. The person who draws a blueprint or mines ore or operates a machine tool – each with his or her bit of unique expertise – is part of this flowing process. – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/77. – Technologically, and in the natural sciences, this does already largely work, efficiently. But in the social sciences there we do not have the equivalent for initiative, enterprise, invention, communication and experimentation. Thus, in these “sciences” we do lag far behind. Panarchism would largely provide the same options for the social sciences with fast progress likely to follow as well. – No single person could fill the databanks of a complete electronic libertarian reference library, or network but a multitude of active libertarians could and it could do so relatively soon, e.g. in WIKIPEDIA fashion. On a large disk tens of thousands of libertarian websites or files could be sufficiently integrated and such disks could be supplemented by websites or annual issued updated discs or emailed newsletters. - JZ, n.d. & 7.7.08, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: History reveals that contemporaries see more the man than his merit. Posterity, on the other hand, sees only the merit and not the man.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/82. – Without proper recording and retrieval methods neither contemporaries not posterity hear or see much of the ideas carriers and their output, in all too many cases. Without a proper free market for ideas and talents much to most of the creative potential remains unknown and thus unused for all too long or has to be provided again and again by others, until, finally, one of these suppliers does succeed. – JZ, 27.4.82, 6.7.08. – With his early collection of 12 volumes of “Essays on Liberty”, Leonard E. Read of FEE had something like a libertarian ideas archive in mind. Also with his continuing periodical THE FREEMAN. But all such publishing efforts do not make an alphabetical and cross-indexed collection of freedom writings and, especially, of freedom ideas, abstracts and reviews of them superfluous. Nor could even the largest “Slogans for Liberty” collection be a sufficient substitute for it. It can usually provide only short hints, not sufficient details on sound freedom ideas. – JZ, 11.4.09, 18.3.14..

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: How could you ever be satisfied without all of human knowledge being within easy reach of you? Especially the information how to achieve peace, freedom, justice, health, prosperity and to accelerate progress as much as possible? – JZ, 29.5.82, 16.9.86. – KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: How many a rustic Milton has passed by, // Stifling the speechless longings of his heart, // In unremitting drudgery and care! // How many a vulgar Cato was compelled // His energies, no longer tameless then, // To mould a pin, or fabricate a nail!” – Shelley, Queen Mab, Pt. v, 1.137.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: HUMAN ACTION” – “It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to out-distance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard, as no collectivist tyranny can ever do, those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests.” – Henry Hazlitt, in NEWSWEEK. – Ronald Kitching’s comment: “907 pages of remorseless logic.” - Underlining by me. - Even the best single libertarian book can offer only a fraction of all the riches of libertarian thoughts, arguments, ideas, proposals and discoveries. Millions to trillions of pages would be required to somehow describe the lot in sufficient details. – JZ, 7.7.08, 13.3.11. – 2 views on MISES, Human Action.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Human beings should become civilized, that is, so related to each other that their thinking is a concerted attempt to reach common answers to common problems.” – Alexander Meiklejohn. – Underlining by me. – JZ. - CIVILIZATION, MAN, HUMAN BEINGS, COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: I am not so much concerned with the right of everyone to say anything he pleases as I am about our need as a self-governing people to hear everything relevant.” – John F. Kennedy, National Civil Liberties Conference, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1959. – It shows his limited interest and knowledge of in individual rights and liberties that he made this distinction and still spoke of self-government. Naturally, as a politician, he was interested in hearing everything that would help him getting into and remaining in power and he had plenty of opportunities for freedom of expression. But did the people or he decide e.g. to double the nuclear arsenal of the U.S.A. under his rule? – Which peoples did he hate so much that he prepared thus for their mass extermination, at the risk of extermination of the own subjects as well? – JZ, 7.7.08. – Totalitarians should have been opposed not only by freedom of expression and information but by full freedom for alternative actions, systems, institutions and methods, always only among volunteers and at their expense and risk, as the greatest alternative to all totalitarian and authoritarian statist and territorial regimes, including majoritarian rule in democracies. – JZ, 18.3.14. - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTATION, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, NWT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: I am trying to build freedom’s light-tower outside of myself, block by block, together with any volunteer and within easy reach and sight of all of us. – JZ, 5.6.82. – Can 10 000 or 100 000 libertarian separate website be a good enough substitute for an integrated accumulation and easy and fast access to all freedom knowledge? Especially to all freedom, peace and justice ideas and talents and interested people working in this sphere? Should long Internet searches and browsing or surfing still be required to find at least some of the ideas and facts and addresses that one is interested in? – JZ, 6.7.08. - INTERNET, SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS, SO FAR.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: I do not wish to enlarge upon this subject, since it has already been amply discussed by Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain, among others. Let us just summarize the matter by saying that stupidity has murdered and imprisoned more geniuses, burned more books, slaughtered more populations, and blocked progress more effectively than any other force in history. It may be no exaggeration to say that stupidity has killed more people than all diseases known to medicine and psychiatry.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.5. - This situation requires the concentration of all ideas, knowledge and powers opposed to it and then making it available to every intelligent and interested individual. – JZ, 18.11.82. - At least part of that general stupidity consists in the belief that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist. – That may be true for e.g. folk musicians and fashion czars, sports heroes and actors but for significant innovators, discoverers, thinkers and reformers? – JZ, 7.7.08 – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: I want to communicate by reams and books. My own and those of others. At most I can offer them only on microfiche or digitized to people ready and willing to take the time to read and ponder them, of which there are so far all too few. But I work also towards getting all “reams” of e.g. letter exchanges – worthwhile correspondence – and significant books etc. collected, digitized, integrated, cross-references, abstracted, reviewed, discussed and all this made sufficiently accessible, still much more so than it is so far on the Internet. – JZ, 8.9.85, 97.08. - A great job for millions, rather than for an individual. - JZ, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, DIRECTORY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COLLECTION ETC., NEW DRAFT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: I’ll never go to a world that doesn’t have an automated information retrieval system, again. – Harry Turtledove, Nothing in the Night, ANALOG 3/89, p.21. One that offers e.g. millions of search results, while only half a dozen of them might be wanted, is not yet good enough. New and insufficiently realized good ideas are not yet sorted out into an Ideas Archive. That might still require much human discriminating efforts rather than search engines of the present kind. But all such search efforts by xyz people all over the world, should become combined, so that endlessly repeated individual searches do become unnecessary for any special subject or idea. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: If any respectable tradesman had one of his jobs turn out as badly as God’s world has turned out to be, he’d be fired on the spot. Perhaps it’s high time we fired God and His sales reps and put something in their place that is relevant, real, and believable. …” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.215. – GOD AS A FLAWED TRADESMAN, A REAL & FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS, DIGITALLY ACCESSIBLE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: if we follow the truth it will bring us out safe at last. – Emerson, Self-Reliance. – We should at least try to follow the truths contained in all libertarian writings – by making all of them easily accessible to all of us and them, and by sufficiently reviewing them between us – and by working towards full experimental freedom for these truths and for all other convictions of other kinds of people, as long as they are practised quite tolerantly among their volunteers and thereby tolerable for all others. Free enterprise even for all kinds of statists, as long as they do not try to territorially imposed their systems again but merely solicit converts. – We have certainly not yet collected and followed all truths about health, life extension, tolerance, peace, justice, liberty and economics. – JZ, 21.11.82, 7.7.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, UNDER PERSONAL LAW

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: In a context of social unrest, the power of a clear and comprehensive set of social ideas, when mixed with another set of social traditions which are crumbling and on the defensive, can create an irresistible force and a process truly magnificent to behold. Only rarely does the confluence of ideology and circumstance combine in such a manner that radical transformation becomes a fact as well as a dream. (*) During those far-too-rare moments of history, one can almost never find more than a handful of individuals who can both capture the spirit of their age and at the same time render that spirit intelligible to the people. But in order for radical social change to in fact take place, there must be at the very least, one truly successful “broker of ideas”. (**) It is a great gift to be able to capture the imagination of people (***), to speak to their “common sense”, to disturb their social conscience, and finally to rouse them to a successful social action. (****) Tom Paine could do all of the above and even more.” – From a review, probably in a Laissez Faire Books catalogue, of Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, $ 13.95. - Even Thomas Paine, on his own, was not enough to become a successful “broker of ideas”, although he contributed very much. The potential of all the lesser talents and all of those of equivalent talents must be released as well. As Leonard Read summed it up: “Release all creative energies!” For much of his life in England T. P. was confined to its civil service and for his radicalism he was imprisoned even during the French Revolution and almost executed. With his rationalism he was not appreciated in the all too pious new USA, either. – (*) Until “panarchism” becomes the main common feature of the new societies, all only of volunteers, all without any territorial monopoly! – (**) Not a bad term for the SCP or Ideas Archive and Talent Centre! – Put into bold by me. – (***) Special reference works could greatly facilitate that, including e.g. a well developed slogans collection, for which this one is only a small beginning. – (****) To increase its chance for success it should not be a territorial but an exterritorial autonomy action, tolerant towards the remaining conservatives and reactionaries, leaving them to the fate of their own things, their own preferences. - JZ, 8.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Increase of knowledge. The augmentation of the complexity and intensity of the field of intelligent life. The enrichment of harmonyCuriosity, Adventure, Delight.” - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, p.30.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: information collating services.” – Poul Anderson, A Tragedy of Errors, GALAXY, 2/68.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Information should be conserved, communicable and infinitely accessible. – JZ, free after a remark in ANALOG, 4/79, p.172, discussing views of Dr. Frederick W. Kantor.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Information utilities.” – John R. McCarthy, GALAXY, 9/76. –– Too many people still overlook how much in search labor and downloading times and costs could be saved, also how many risks could be avoided, if special information were compiled and cheaply offered on disks, with CDs able to offer the page equivalents of 3000 books, DVDs that of 15 000 books and external HDs of 1 Terabyte, the equivalent of over 3 million books – sized just like a printed book and costing, as blanks, not much more than some textbooks do. All freedom writings would probably fit onto one such HD. – JZ, 5.7.08. - DATA BANKS, INFORMATION SERVICES.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Investment in the SCP means an investment in what is best in yourself, in your family, in all your friends and associates and in all of mankind. – Invest not only your money but your labors of love, your best ideas, talents, knowledge and discoveries and inventions. – All your own future and theirs is at stake. - JZ, 7.4.77, 8.7.08. – Your love for them is insufficiently strong until you do your bit to make sure that they do have a future. – JZ, 18.3.14. - NWT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: It is hopeless to try to sell freedom as a package deal to all and sundry or even to “libertarians”, who are rarely all-round, consistent and scholarly libertarians. Instead, freedom ideas and pro-freedom talents and resources should be marketed like specialized goods and services are now, to particular potential customers, at particular times, occasions and places, upon demand, via a special international and digital market for this purpose. – Each should have to progress or buy only as much of all the freedom options that he is already prepared to accept for himself and willing to pay for. – And everyone should be able to reach every one of his potential market. - JZ, 21.11.82, 7.7.08. – Ideas and talents require special markets to bring supply and demand in their spheres together. – JZ, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: It is just as sure a recipe for failure to have the right idea fifty years too soon as five years too late. – J. R. Platt – Ideas and talents should be properly marketed from their beginnings. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: It is not enough to merely know something worthwhile. One must also be dedicated to record, communicate and apply or use important knowledge, ideas, facts, opportunities. And for this purpose one must either possess or create suitable recording, communication and retrieval channels and should also establish freedom of action or experimentation among volunteers. – Freedom of expression, information, publication and experimentation for innovators – to get out of the numerous current messes and problems. - JZ, 25.10.85, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: It is not mere quantity of knowledge that counts. …” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/82. – But its quality and accessibility in ordered, sorted and coherent form. Moreover, the greatest quantity would also help, if there are enough people around to examine all of it closely and critically and able and willing to add their comments. – JZ, 27.4.08, 6.7.08. – Compare the WIKIPEDIA project. We need a similar reference work, with unlimited growth potential, in digital form, for positive new ideas and talents of the kind needed to achieve and accelerate genuine progress. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Join the greatest game: One that would gather all creative ideas and talents and make them available, at a fair and affordable price, to all. – JZ, 5.7.82, 6.7.08. – Talents do not always have to be personally accessible. But their output could be and should be. It can be very cheaply duplicated by now. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Knowledge in itself is worthless, if you don’t know where to sell it.” – W. Macfarlane, How Can You Lose? ASTOUNDING, 6/50. – Needed a really free market for ideas and talents, with all their details, digitally accessible, to bring demand and supply in this sphere sufficiently together. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.” – Samuel Johnson. (Boswell, Life, 1775.) – Alas, even now, there exists not a single complete world library, far less a complete archive of ideas and registry of all talents. – JZ, 6.7.08. – Not even one for all freedom, peace, justice and prosperity ideas and talents , all properly sorted out, criticized and evaluated – and full freedom to practise them among volunteers. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Knowledge itself is inherently self-augmenting. Every discovery “suggests” further discoveries; every innovation provokes further innovations. This can be seen, concretely, in the records of the US Patent Office, where you will find more patents granted every year, in a rising curve that seems to be headed toward infinity. If inventor A can make a Whatsit out of 20 moving parts, inventor B will come along and build a Whatsit of 10 moving parts, inventor C of 5 moving parts. If the technology of 1900 can get 100 ergs out of a Whatchamacallum, the technology of 1950 can get 1,000 ergs, 2000 can get 100,000 ergs. Again, the tendency is always toward doing-more-with-less.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.146.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Knowledge, enormous makes a god of me.” – Keats, Hyperion. – KNOWLEDGE, GOD, INFORMATION EXPLOSION

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Liberty is at once the cause and the consequence of good thoughts freely flowing between people in this and other countries; and between those of the past and we of the present.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 4/77. – Do good thoughts really flow freely between all kinds of anarchists, all kinds of libertarians and between all kinds of anarchists, all kinds of libertarians and all kinds of statists? – JZ, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Library: A place where someone can find what he wants to know, if he can find someone who knows the place where it is.” – L. L. Levinson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary. – The Internet may offer the information already – but, possibly, only hidden among many millions of search results. – JZ, 18.3.14. - JOKES, LIBRARIES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Listeners and readers cannot be made. They must be found. For that one needs at least extensive, if not unlimited contact options. – JZ, n.d., 6.7.08. – Any free market, combined with sufficient publicity, will tend to bring supply and demand in its sphere together. Even the Internet has not yet achieved that for all worthwhile ideas and talents. It largely buries them in the remaining chaos of word, errors, prejudices and misleading reports, observations and opinions and endless duplications and misunderstandings. – JZ, 25.6.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Man’s progress through the centuries has depended largely on his ability to communicate with his fellows. To keep ahead in advanced technology, all possible duplication of engineering effort must be avoided. What one engineer has discovered must be made clearly known to his fellow engineers. He must communicate! – Time is short. We must get our ideas across to our fellow engineers. We must get his ideas straight. This way we will help keep United States technology second to none. COMMUNICATE, AND LIVE!” – ASTOUNDING SF, March 60, UK edition. – This rule applies not only to engineers. – JZ

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Marco Polo was waylaid in his peace message to Kublai Khan. The Khan’s peace message to the Pope was intercepted and did not reach him. And when Marco Polo followed later with his own message of peace and good will from the Khan, he was not believed but thrown into gaol. – JZ, 22.5.82. - The usual fate for all too many innovators, inventors, reformers, great thinkers, scientists, writers, philosophers, economists etc. – JZ, 6.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Most books, indeed, are records less of fullness than of emptiness.” – William Allingham, Writing. - BOOKS, MOSTLY SHORT OF SIGNIFICANT & SOUND IDEAS.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Most people want to learn to know so little that they come to think that a SCP or a large libertarian reference library would be of little use to them. Thus it must be founded by those relatively few so far, who do see its value for all, who realize that all our wealth rests upon knowledge, ideas and skills and that only certain rights, liberties and practices can expand and secure that knowledge, ideas and skills base, and that all rights, liberties, prosperity and chances, even our very survival, depend upon them. – JZ, 28.8.82. – Also upon our right and freedom to practise those ideas we do like alone or together with like-minded volunteers, at our expense and risk. – JZ, 18.3.14. – PERSONAL LAW OPTIOINS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Naturally, a man with the information available to every man everywhere, would be able to solve problems that no many anywhere could solve.” – John Campbell, ASTOUNDING SF, July 1957. – Maybe he should have added: on his own. – JZ.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Nearly everyone seems anxious to serve in an advisory capacity.” The cure for this malady? Away the seeking of counsel! But what if no one seeks? It’s a signal: there’s homework to do!” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.132. – As if every seriously meant advise on how to solve remaining major problems should not be taken seriously enough to be recorded, made digitally accessible and should not be as rationally responded to as possible, at least over a period, by a sufficient number of interested people, free to experiment with it among themselves. Merely because one does not find interested people in one’s family, friendship, acquaintance and work circles does not meant that one should give up and merely tackle the daily chores – JZ, 7.7.08. – All of the already existing solutions should become accessible to all those, interested in them. – JZ, 18.3.14. - IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: No one can draw more out of things, books include, than he already knows. A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access. – Nietzsche. – I think that this is a great exaggeration. But to really understand new facts and ideas one has to be at least somewhat prepared for and interested in them. – JZ, 6.7.08. – Compare: “Communication takes place only between equals.”

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Nobody could be more open-minded towards truths and more patient in the refutations of errors than the SCP could be. – JZ, 7.4.77. – All worthwhile ideas and talents should become readily accessible through an Ideas Archive & Talent Center, establishing for both the first proper free and special market. – JZ, 18.3.14. - PREJUDICES, REFUTATIONS, OPEN-MINDEDNESS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Not everything that is silently ignored is kept alive.” - Karl Kraus – (“Nicht alles, was totgeschwiegen wird, lebt.”) – How many important ideas, discoveries and talents got lost to the world? – JZ, 5.7.08. - Many inventions and discoveries were made again and again over long periods and often largely forgotten in-between. - JZ, 13.3.11, 25.6.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, AS A PROPER MARKET FOR IDEAS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: not only do I believe in an almighty God, but I’m probably the only one here that has any idea how to build it.” – James McAlear, OMNI, 12/81.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Nothing in human life is more to be lamented than that a wise man should have so little influence.” – Herodotus, 484-424 B.C., Calliope. – That problem still exists today, in the absence of a genuine and efficient free market for ideas and talents! – The lack of such a market is not even noticed, not even among anarchists and libertarians, whose knowledge, talents and ideas are still not properly marketed today, as they well know. They form still small minorities, with very little influence. At least the libertarians are, generally, free marketeers – but they do not work hard towards the establishment of the kind of market that would most help them in all their efforts! – People! Should one weep or laugh about them? - JZ, 5.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Nothing is persecuted in this world (*) except intelligence.” – George Moore. - (*) as much or as often – JZ – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Once summaries of most to all libertarian projects are done, they could and should be published as a common projects list, online and on a CD or DVD, perhaps some longer texts of some of these projects, should be offered through links, always inviting more such input. The first disc could offer e.g. 100 of the most important libertarian ideas or even 1000 of the more important ones. Such disks could be cheaply duplicated only corresponding to demand, apart from a few copies to have some on hand for immediate mailing. No copyrights should be claimed. Everyone should be invited to copy and distribute them independently and to invite further such input for future editions. Either a fixed low price could be charged or donations could be asked for, according to the satisfactions achieved by the recipient. But whatever additions they made in their own copies they should send to the original disc provider, for future inclusion. FEE financed itself for a long time only through donations, subscriptions and sale of its books. It may do so still. But it does not seem to have included all of its output in a single disk as yet, although this could, probably be done. – JZ, n.d., 7.7.08. – At least by now all the issues of THE FREEMAN are online and recently it has also published some panarchist articles, mainly by Max Borders. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: One experience no philosopher is safe from: The running into open doors. Three quarters of his energies are thus wasted.” – Christian Morgenstern. – I guess he meant to say, that after much labor input he finally discovers that he was not the first with his discovery. Others might have discovered it long before him and even might have developed it further. Apparently, a good information service was missing, that would have rapidly told him what is already known and what is still unknown. But the contrary experience is also all too common. He encounters almost only closed doors for all his new ideas and opinions. There is no ready market or at least archive for them that would keep them safe and attract others to use and develop them. – JZ, 5.7.08, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: One of the worst possible sights: human minds in disorder, empty of sound ideas and full of prejudices and not bothering to obtain the required order and knowledge. – JZ, 7.4.77, 8.7.08. - Compare Goethe’s much more concise: One of the most terrible sights to behold is ignorance in action! – All of the most required ideas for our times are still not offered in a digitized ideas archive. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Only when there is finally a true and free market for ideas and talents as well can we establish a truly free market that appeals to and releases all creative human energies. (One of the main slogans of Leonard E. Read, founder of FEE.) – JZ, 21.11.82, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Our data-analysis work is far behind the data-gathering.” – John W. Campbell, ANALOG 4/61, UK edition, p. 57. – And our data gathering is still far behind our data finding and data development. – Regarding freedom writings: Not even a complete collection of them does exist, no complete bibliography, abstracts, review collection and index to them, either. Coins and stamps are better collected, ordered and described and published than are the most valuable ideas and talents that already exist in some writings or heads of mankind but remain still largely unknown and unused. – Anarchists and libertarians should be fully aware of that, since this belongs to their daily experience. - JZ, 6.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.” – George Elliot, The Spanish Gypsy, Bk. iii. – A FREE MARKET IS NEEDED FOR ALL IDEAS & TALENTS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Perhaps the real reason why we have always been able to champion free speech in this country is that we know perfectly well that hardly anybody has got anything to say, and that no one will listen to anyone that has.” – Editorial in DAILY MAIL. Date? All the more important is it that the few who do have something worthwhile to say do not only get the chance to put it permanently on public record, but are also and almost automatically put into touch with other such people and with all potential supporters, whoever few they may be initially. Then, either alone or in association with volunteers, they must also become quite free to act upon their ideas, opinions, discoveries etc. – but always only at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 12.11.82, 10.6.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: persist in reaching for “the best that has been said and thought in this world, …” - A. J. Nock, quoted by Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.227.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: putting the known works of man into one indexed hardware system. – Philip E. Jacobson, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 106, p.36. – Not a very expensive hardware would be required for the end users, if one considers that a single cheap and book-sized external HD of 1 TB could already come to contain the page equivalent of over 3 million books. – And this project would not try to reproduce all reading matter but only refer to all significant ideas and talents to solve our remaining problems. - JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: reintroducing free competition for what should be the ultimate in free markets, the market for knowledge. – Michael G. Porter, QUADRANT, 9/78. – No information paradise is to be reintroduced. It has to be established for the first time! – JZ, 11.4.09. – IDEAS ARCHIVE AS A FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS, DIGITIZED

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Right ideas ought to be given the explosive and irresistible power of dynamite. Proper placement and combination could achieved that. Comprehensive collection and retrieval systems could make them cheaply and fast accessible to all who are interested in them, sufficiently sorted out and separated from other ideas and flawed ones. – JZ, 31.7.82, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Ripple signs fixed on top of Cathedral Reception proclaimed simple exhortations, moving and self-evident truths: God Can Process You; Give Him the Data and Pick Up the Output; He Keeps You in His Memory Banks; You Too Will Come Clean in that Great Detergent in the Sky; God Is Feedback; He Has Computer Time for All.” – Edmund Cooper, Kronk, Coronet SF, Hodder paperbacks, London, 1970, 1975 reprint, p.57. – A RELIABLE & ACCESSIVE “GOD” IS - NEEDED IN FORM OF A DIGITIZED DATABANK OF SOUND IDEAS: AN IDEAS ARCHIVE, STARTING WITH LIBERTARIAN IDEAS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Should we copyright or patent the information that would make whole populations much better off or even rich? – Should we not search for it even more than for gold and diamonds? It can be indefinitely duplicated and applied by more and more people, lastly to the benefit of all people. - JZ, 13.9.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUGGESTION-BOX SCHEMES, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION VS. HIERARCHICAL EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS, COPYRIGHTS, PATENT MONOPOLIES, PUBLICITY, INFORMATION REVOLUTION, PROSPERITY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM & DEVELOPMENT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Since all knowledge has long ago become unknowable to every individual, what counts most is not building up knowledge in individuals but making any part of all knowledge easily accessible to any interested individual and, naturally, inducing enough individuals to desire and supply easy access to all that knowledge. – JZ, 27.4.08. – The training that librarians receive does not seem sufficient to me when it comes to accessing and pointing out ideas that are new to them and to enquirers. – Towards new ideas almost everybody is, at least initially, a layman and also, largely, prejudiced. - JZ, 6.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Society often forgives the criminal: it never forgives the dreamer.” – Oscar Wilde. – Or it might recognize him only after he is long dead. – JZ, 7.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Socrates drinking the hemlock, And Jesus on the rood. – W. H. Carruth, Each in His Own Tongue.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Some related ideas and expressions: (1) Mass production and publication of libertarian ideas, thoughts, references and addresses in the cheapest way possible, not probably via CDs or DVDs, if not external HDD, once the material becomes very voluminous. (2) Databank for libertarian ideas and libertarian specialists. “(3) An electronic department store for all that libertarianism has to offer. (4) A free market for libertarian ideas and talents. (5) All libertarian solutions combined. (6) A comprehensive libertarian electronic encyclopedia, ever growing, in WIKIPEDIA fashion. (7) A libertarian information service. (8) An electronic libertarian library on disk, as comprehensive as possible at any time. (9) All libertarian links – with their specialties and offers of text etc. – LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Sometimes mankind is comparable to a little girl. If she encounters a great man, she gets embarrassed, runs into her room and plays with her dolls. – Arthur Schnitzler. – (“Manchmal ist die Menschheit einem kleinen Maedchen zu vergleichen. Tritt ein grosser Mann an sie heran, so wird sie verlegen, laeuft in die Kinderstube und spielt mit ihren Puppen weiter.“) – Most people’s heads are so full of primitive and false ideas and opinions that they have no room left of great and correct ones. – JZ, 5.7.08. – Even small minds should have easy access to all the great ideas that they might be somewhat interested in. – JZ, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Start a world-wide foundation or, better still, a business enterprise for the full recognition and realization of the most able and creative people and their best ideas, plans, proposals, all to be tolerantly realized only among volunteers. – JZ, n.d. & 8.7.08. – For libertarian ideas I tried to make a small start, back in PEACE PLANS 20, later digitized, online at - It shortly lists about a thousand libertarian ideas, which still need much collaboration for their realization. I did not encounter any interest for this approach, although if it were fully realized already, as it could be and should be at any point in out history, it would be a great success, I believe. I may still get around to putting as many such ideas as I can onto a single DVD. Help or independent efforts of others in this direction would be greatly welcomed by me. – So far there is not even a common libertarian projects list online – and no one has shown to me any interest in that, either. - JZ, 25.6.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Stating and sufficiently publishing truths, rather than making money (by catering to prejudiced people), should be the main business of libertarians today. – JZ, 3.7.82, 6.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Take hope from the heart of men and you make him a beast of prey.” – Ouida, 1839-1908. – The Super-Computer Project, even if, initially, only as a mere ideal, could put hope back into the minds of men. –– But if, e.g., mass poverty, mass unemployment and massive inflations are allowed to be continued - by territorially imposed quite wrongful and irrational “policies”, programs, laws and institutions - then we are only steps away from totalitarianism, civil and international wars and now, due to ABC mass murder devices, from the extinction of mankind. – JZ, n.d. & 8.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: that vast repository of information that was the parent planet. – Robert L. Davis, Teratohippus, in IF, Nov./Dec. 72, p.89. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: That wherein the superior man cannot be equaled is simply this, his work which other men cannot see.” - Doctrine of the Mean, c.xxxiii, v.2. – The Wisdom of Confucius.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The ability to group minds.” – Joseph Green, The Decision Makers, GALAXY, April 65, p.125. - The ability to combine the creative output of the best minds and to market it most widely. - I find it scandalous that we have free stock exchange markets e.g. for pork belly futures - but not yet for the best ideas and talents of man. - JZ, 13.3.12.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The business of education is the transmission of ideas from those who have them to those who are lacking; …” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.234. – ENLIGHTENMENT, RATHER THAN STATE EDUCATION. MOREOVER, ACCELERATION OF THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The demands of people in the real world bid up the wages of plumbers, doctors, barbers, carpenters, and the like, but you will never see “intellectuals” listed in the Yellow Pages. There simply is not a great free-market demand for their services.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.291. - Perhaps the intellectuals were not intellectual enough to recognize that they do need and should establish a special free market for their special services, so that they can and do reach all their potential customers? – JZ, 7.7.08, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER, COMBINED WITH FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN ALL SPHERES, WITH VOLUNTEERS, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The European discovered Asia with its spices, woods, and pearls, but he left Asia’s greatest treasure almost untouched – her literature and philosophy. It is only now that Western man realizes he looked in the wrong chest.” – Dagobert D. Runes, On the Nature of Man, p.103. – We are still not systematically looking for the best ideas and talents, wherever they exist and have not tried to combine their potential. Territorial statism is no substitute for this. On contrary, it causes most of our remaining problems. - ASIAN LITERATURE & PHILOSOPHY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES, VOLUNTARISM, RELEASE OF ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The first subscribers to and organizers of the Super-Computer Project (SCP) may become the aristocracy or “founding fathers” or pioneers of the future of mankind. – JZ, 10.4.76, 8.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE & PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The free society isn’t realized as yet because nowhere was there established a “suggestion box”, accessible to all, for all proposals towards its establishment, combined with an open process for their examination, evaluation and realization. Matsushita Electrics stimulated from its 200 000 employees in 1978 - 5 million suggestions to improve the production and distribution of electric consumer gadgets. Where is the equivalent institution collecting, appreciating and utilized the equivalent flood, worldwide, of ideas and talents on how to establish peace, freedom and justice, ensure enlightenment and progress, realize life and intelligence extension and to open up the universe for man? Non-utilization of this enormous resource is the greatest waste and also constitutes the greatest danger to the survival of man. So far only the most obstructive and destructive powers are developed everywhere and placed into hands or institutions like territorial States which sooner or later will unleash them. – JZ, 20.11.82, 8.7.08. – FREE SOCIETY & THE RELEASE OF ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES, ALL POSITIVE IDEAS AGAISNT THE NWT CAUSED BY TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The heavenly and secular affairs constitute so wide an empire that only the organs of all beings together can grasp them.” – Goethe, to Jacobi, 1813. – JZ tr. of: “Die himmlischen und irdischen Dinge sind ein so weites Reich dass die Organe aller Wesen zusammen es nur erfassen moegen.” – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, ALL CORRECT IDEAS & KNOWLEDGE & THE BEST TALENTS PROPERLY COMBINED & MARKETED AGAINST THE ORGANIZED STUPIDITY, POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES & MYTHS OF TERRITORIAL STATISM. RELEASE OF ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The ideas market should be so well organized that only the writing of a postcard, a letter or an email should be required between some positive knowledge residing in a single head and its world-wide accessible recording, spread and utilization. - JZ, 25.10.85, 13.3.11. – The Internet option does at least potentially make almost everyone a searcher und promoter for a good idea he finds somewhere. Alas, popular prejudice will still come to the forefront there as well – especially as long as a comprehensive encyclopedia of them and their best refutations is not yet online. – The ideas and talents market, with all their pro and con, should be largely separated from the general news and sensations and mere facts and information market, so that their special values do not become drowned in floods of relative trivia. As I often remarked, we have special markets even for pork belly futures but not yet for great ideas and talents. - JZ, 7.7.08, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION IS REQUIRED TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT & LIBERATION VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, THE WARFARE STATE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The libertarian movement could be informed, enlightened, coordinated and brought to light much better than it was so far by sufficiently utilizing all affordable and efficient alternative media instead of merely the conventional communication channels. Not only microfilms are still vastly underutilized but also electronic media like disks, whose power grows by leaps and bounds and whose usage was so far largely confined to software, games, music and movies, and some talks - rather than used for numerous freedom texts or even a whole freedom library on a single disk. – The Internet does not yet bring all books and articles together in library reference fashion and downloading items brings at least search-time losses and downloading costs, and also virus infection risks. And how long would it take to find and download hundreds to thousands of freedom books or a complete freedom library, rather than ordering it on disk to be sent by air mail? - JZ, 25.10.85, 7.7.08, 18.3.14. - The most positive news I received recently was that Apple's Ipod2 does now offer already access to over 100 million books. "Only" ca. 400 million to go! - JZ, 13.3.11. – All freedom texts etc. constitute only a small fraction of ca. 500 million books. A single HDD would suffice for them and the most important ideas might even still fit onto a DVD, with links to related online references. – JZ, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, DISCED COMPREHENSIVE FREEDOM LIBRARY

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The little men with the slide-rulers and computers are going to inherit the earth.” – From film: The Flight of the Phoenix. – PEOPLE POWER, POWER, RULERS, MEEK, CREATIVE PEOPLE, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, TALENT CENTER & IDEAS ARCHIVE AS FREE MARKETS FOR THEM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The method to fit the objective of achieving freedom takes shape, becomes apparent. It is, in short, for each of us to mine his own ore of Infinite Consciousness, refine it, and then make available, to all who seek, the distillate – the wisdom – unique in each fragment.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.131. – Alas, he believed that conventional publishing in print on paper would suffice to do the job. He only experimented with some gramophone records and allowed the microfilming of THE FREEMAN. Others have later on scanned in much of what FEE had to offer. I micro-fiched his books and some of his articles. But many more practical steps and other media and special reference works and encyclopedias have to be taken or compiled and utilized to their capacity towards that aim. – JZ, 8.7.08. - At least all of the issues of THE FREEMAN of FEE are now online. Perhaps that will be followed by the digitizing of its extensive archives, in form of manila folders, that I saw in their library, back in 1990/91. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The most bitter sorrow in the whole world consists in being powerless, in spite of all insights, to avoid what one has foreseen.” – Herodot, XI, 16. – (JZ translation of the German version: “Der bitterste Kummer auf der ganzen Welt ist der, wenn man bei aller Einsicht keine Macht in the Haenden hat, das Vorausgesehene abzuwenden.”) Or if one is not free to secede from the territorial governments that are bringing about another man-made catastrophe and not free to experiment with sound alternatives to them and be it only in the form of panarchistic governments or societies in exile, all of them under full exterritorial autonomy and only for their present and future volunteers. - JZ, 13.3.11. - GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMO FOR VOLUNTEERS.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The opportunity center for all creative ideas and talents. – JZ, 28.4.78. – And for all who seek them and were so far unable to find them. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The practical abolition of the State would be a very easy matter, if the State ‘idea’ were once abolished in the ‘minds’ of a considerable number of people.” (*) – Victor Yarros, Tucker’s LIBERTY, No. 113, p.8. – Quoted by Carl Watner in JLS, Fall 77, p.312. – The authoritarians might come to accept as an authority a super-computer system or Ideas Archive that is programmed with all libertarian ideas, programs and platforms. It might become the “God in the machine” of the statists. However, panarchism provides an alternative to that utopia as well, namely, any form of statism for any kind of statist volunteers. – If the do their things only to themselves, who of us would really care? After further bitter experiences of decades to centuries at least some of them would finally join us as “repentant sinners”. But we would not have to wait for their conversion. – JZ, 21.11.82, 7.7.08. - (*) Most minds are still stuck on territorial statism. The alternative has not yet been comprehensively described in a panarchistic or polyarchic WIKI. At least an A to Z compilation of relevant thoughts has been compiled as a potential beginnings for it and is online at . But the input of thousands to millions of other minds is required to bring it close enough to completeness and effectiveness. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.” – Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution, ch.1. – The present, alas, does not contain all that was already thought of in some heads and written down by some, in the past, and many ideas and talents of the present are also still wasted, instead of being fully published and used. – We are still far from the full mobilization of all worthwhile ideas and talents and from the effective defeat of all false ideas and destructive and murderous people. – As Leonard E. Read put it: “Release all creative energies!” - JZ, 6.7.08. 

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The price of wisdom is above rubies.” – Bible, Psalms, 28,18. – Once we come to appreciate good ideas and talents as much as we do jewels and rare metals, most of our remaining man-made problems would soon be over. As Leonard E. Read often said, we ought to release all creative energies. That requires personal law and experimentation options in all sphere so far monopolized by territorial States, often ruled by the worst rather than the best human beings. – JZ, 18.3.14. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONRACT IN EVERY SPHERE, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The problem now? Raising our standard of thinking higher than ever before.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 5/77. - Mobilizing all sound ideas and talents, all rightful interests, mentally and in rightful and free experiments with them, under full exterritorial autonomy for alternative societies and communities for volunteers. - JZ, 13.3.11. – NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The proper integration and mutual connection and easy access to all the past and present knowledge is most urgent and amounts to most of the additional knowledge required now, to solve most of our remaining solvable problems. Why add endlessly to largely inaccessible knowledge, because it is not purified, evaluated, criticized, supplemented and sufficiently integrated and mixed in with all too many errors, prejudices, false assumptions, false conclusions and popular prejudices? – JZ, 25.10.85, 7.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, NEW DRAFT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The reservoir of common knowledge to be used by all men.” – Raymond F. Jones, Trade Secret, ASTOUNDING, UK, 4/54, p.33. – A reservoir of uncommon knowledge, is even more important. – It should be rapidly and cheaply accessible to all who are interested in it. – Technologically this is possible. But it has not yet been organized and financed. - JZ, 6.7.08. - Digitally, it could become self-financing, like the WIKIPEDIA, YouTube and Facebook. - JZ, 13.3.11. -

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: the right to act creatively as one chooses.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/82. – This is not enough if one is unknown and isolated and no proper market for one’s output exists, which would provide an opportunity to make the results of one’s creativity widely enough known. When it comes to reforms or to whole alternative political, economic and social system, then experimental freedom is monopolized by the territorial government. This monopoly must be broken first and so far it is even only rarely seen as a wrongful monopoly. – Mere freedom of expression and information, even after both have been maximized, have still to be supplemented by freedom of action and experimentation among volunteers, quite independent from existing majorities and territorial governments. Just remember how fast natural sciences and technology advanced after freedom to experiment was introduced for them. – With mere words one can persuade only a limited number of people – if one can get them to listen or read at all. – But if one can place these words on a general market for ideas and opinions, one that is well ordered and can be easily searched, for every specialty, every idea and talent and every important fact for a better world, then an important first step is done. – The Internet has not yet sufficiently solved that problem. Compare for instance the foolish “solutions” that governments currently practise against the current economic crisis which they have caused, without knowing this. - JZ, 27.4.82. 6.7.08. 11.4.09, 18.3.14. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY – FOR VOLUNTEERS.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The Romans printed their maps, but didn’t apply the idea to books. The Arabs developed algebra and then got more interested in theological hairsplitting. Something has always lain within the grasp of man, which he just didn’t care to take hold of. Society must want something enough for the wish to become an actual need before it gets the thing.” – Paul Anderson, “Planet of No Return”, p.24, –– Society needs a store house for potentially useful ideas, discoveries, facts, proposals, platforms, drafts and also a registry of those with special talents and of those with special interests in ideas and talents, so that supply and demand are always automatically registered and connected, as soon as they do appear together. – No other treasure would be as valuable as this one. And yet, there exist as yet no multitudes of treasure hunters, treasure collectors or producers or organizers for this kind of treasure. – JZ, 17.11.86. – “Release all creative energies!” – Leonard E. Read

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The S.C. project offers a means to utilize and exercise man’s chief tools for survival, in individuals and collectively in volunteers. – JZ, 5.11.82, 13.3.11. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER & THE EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM OF PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The SCP with its huge data-bank and retrieval capacity could and should be filled, initially, mainly with all rightful and positive proposals for the future and addresses of all the special abilities and talents available, to make the best use of them, as fast, cheaply and easily as possible, with all needed facts and references, opinions, criticisms and evaluations, made online accessible to anyone interested at any time and almost everywhere. Perhaps initially only on powerful discs covering special subjects. Finally perhaps only on a single, cheap and multi-TB external HDD, book-sized, fitting on the desk of all the people who do really count. – JZ, 11/78, 8.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The Show-Off Is Way Off. Virtues and talents best show forth when least flaunted.” – Leonard E. Read, Vision, summary of chapter 16 in the contents list. - But they do not automatically sell themselves. Presently, often only those succeed who are also good showmen or advertisers, even if their ideas, products or talents are not tops. An Ideas Archive and Talent Registry would be the best, cheapest and most efficient form of almost automatic advertising for new ideas and talents. – In them the best ones would get their greatest chance and the lesser ones whatever chance they deserve. Criticism would also be mobilized by these institutions from all over the world, so that the wheat would be fast separated from the chaff. As my father often used to stress, a prior censorship should not be practised, but all criticism should be included. – I for one, would censor out new mass murder devices and even the knowledge of those already in existence. - JZ, 18.11.82.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The Super-Computer can be the most valuable machine ever invented and a source and inspiration and promoter of all future ones. And no one has or could get it patented and anyone could get in on this deal on the ground-floor, as a shareholder. – JZ, 29.5.82. – By now all that it has to offer could, probably, be offered on a single disk, with annual updates, to anyone interested, very cheaply. – JZ, 5.7.08. – Thus a major capital investment would not be required but a major input of labors of love, of all those, who love freedom, justice, peace and all their requirements. – JZ, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE & DIRECTORY


SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The world in the grip of the Super Computer project would get the world in its grip. Once we grasp this project we can, at least potentially, not only get this world into our grip but the universe and all its forces. But if we leave the territorialists and the militarists and power addicts in charge, then only the repressive, exploitative and destructive forces will be fully developed – and will, finally, exterminate mankind. – Creative, productive and peaceful people must come to know everything. Destructive, exploitative and power-mad people and institutions must get to know and to receive nothing. They must be dissolved, destroyed or deprived of all powers over others or starved to death. Each should be free to secede from them at any time and to refuse to pay them or to supply them with anything. - Also free to engage with other volunteers in any exterritorially autonomous experiment at the own risk and cost. - Then we would come to see the fastest rate of progress possible for fallible men. - JZ, 9.4.77, 8.7.08, 13.3.11. – NWT, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, ACCELERATION OF ENLIGHTENMENT & PROGRESS, NEW DRAFT, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DIGITAL FREEDOM LIBRARY

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The world knows nothing of its greatest men.” – Henry Taylor, Philip Van Artevelde, Act I, sc.5. – They and their ideas ought to be given their best chances through experimental freedom for volunteers and a free market for what they do have to offer. – JZ, 18.3.14. - SUCCESS, FAME, GREAT TALENTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but ineptly defended.” – Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, 1845. – Mea culpa! – JZ, 25.6.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: There’s always some unknown unpractical person who has got most of the answers the men in the limelight are looking for.” – Lawrence Meynel, The Man No One Knew, Collins, London, 1951. – However, neither these people nor their sound ideas as so far sufficiently marketed and realized in free experiments among volunteers. – JZ, 18.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Thoughts, ideas, arguments, facts and talents, especially those important for freedom, peace, justice, enlightenment, progress, prosperity, longevity and access to the stars, could not be so easily ignored, ridiculed or suppressed if they were better and comprehensively marketed with alternative media, i.e. made accessible at the cheap prices these media make possible – to whoever wanted them, whenever and wherever he needed them. – JZ, 26.8.82. - That does not mean that all would have to be expensively put and kept online, for “instant” downloading, with the costs and risks of downloading and the labor and time required, for each researcher, to separately search for the information he or she is interested in. At least all the freedom etc. information could already be pre-selected and combined – and cheaply and fast enough published on disks and then conveyed via snail mail. When thousands of titles are involved, one cannot read all of them anyhow in the 10 or 15 days, that the snail mail (air mail) still might take, to convey such a disk. – Instant online access is only good for some short articles or one or a few books, not for whole large and special libraries. It that so hard to understand? – JZ, 5.7.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM & FREE MARKET COMPETITION OF ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, LEGISLATION VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: To choose what I shall think, speak, write, and with whom I may share my thoughts.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.7. – Even the Internet, in its present form, has not yet sufficiently realized that ideal. – JZ, 5.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: To maximize the potential market for freedom information - it should be scanned in and sold as not only as a special reference library or super-encyclopedia but also as part of the collection of all information on all subjects. – JZ, 30.5.81, 8.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: to share all expertness and all creative thinking with all who want it. – Theodore Sturgeon, The Touch of Your Hand, GALAXY, vol. 3, No.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Typically, a governmental project to set up for Australia something like the Super-Computer Project, relying on government subsidies and donations from corporations, is still battling after 17 years, according to an article in THE AUSTRALIAN, July 8 08, page 31. It hopes for profitability by 2016! - But then it is easy for any government to produce a failure in any sphere. They are professionals for that. But to the shame of private enterprise, it has not yet set us such a scheme itself. Only many venture capital societies exist but they are mainly trading in legal monopoly claims, based upon patent and copyrights laws – and all the alternatives to such monopolies are not yet fully explored and utilized. – This government project was started in 1991 and called “The “Co-operative Research Centre” program or “Smart Services”. – They have already invested millions. $ 120 million in funding over 7 years are mentioned, not the total. - How much would it cost to fill e.g. a single 1 TBs external HD with all libertarian texts and a search engine? And how cheaply could duplicates of one such gadgets be produced? They are now offered as blanks at about A $ 119 for a 2 TB one. (March 11) ($ 89 in March 14.) – For large numbers of advance orders the price could probably be very much further reduced. – And the copying of the material to fill them could largely be automated, costing only a bit of time and electricity. – The main job consists in scanning all these texts and putting them properly together, listing and cross-referencing them. – That could and should be mainly a labor of love, in the interest of all freedom lovers. – As a sideline and money spinner such an institution might come to deal with commercially usable discoveries and inventions, too. - JZ, 8.7.08, 13.3.11. – LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY & IDEAS ARCHIVE ON A DISC

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Unleash the power of constructive ideas by providing them in a critical mass and with a critical mass of receptive minds – so that, finally, ever positive idea will lead to a positive chain reaction. – JZ, 30.10.82. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE & DIRECTORY

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting in his whole life. – Now they sell for millions. The fates of Socrates and Christ are better known. How may great men and women did never receive recognition? – JZ, 7.7.08. – And yet most advocates of free markets have not yet tried to consider and to realize a fully free and efficient market for all positive ideas and talents, starting with the libertarian ones. Ideas and manpower for more mass murderous “weapons” were so far much better collected, organized and financed – to the shame of anarchists, libertarians and peace-lovers. – JZ, 18.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We come, then, not to destroy what has been regarded as sacred in the past, but to seek to bring to fulfillment the best dreams and aspirations of mankind.” – From ALTERNATIVES, a newsletter by Ted Noffs, Wayside Chapel, Potts Point, NSW, quoted in John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.94.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We defined thinking as integrating data and arriving at correct answers.” – Robert Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity, p.59.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We have reached a stage where we can and must – if we are to survive – stop living with the fecklessness of animals, and try to change our own destiny. If we are afraid to become men like gods, then we shall perish.” – John Wyndham, Web, p.18.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We must mobilize all of man’s knowledge and correct ideas to enable us to cope with present crises – not just the myths, errors, prejudices, ignorance, false premises and conclusions of most of the popular leaders and dominant schools of academics and of the masses of the voters. The latter should only become compiled and refuted in an encyclopedia of the best refutations. For instance: The best anarchist and libertarian ideas are still widely ignored, feared or “argued” against. – JZ, 1.11.82, 19.3.14. – IDEAS ARCHIVE OF ALL POSITIVE & TRUTHFUL IDEAS & AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF FLAWED TO FALSE IDEAS & ARGUMENTS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We must treat ideas somewhat as though they were baby fish. Throw thousands into the water. Only a handful will survive – but that is plenty.” – Anne Heywood, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 8/66. – Have we ever had too many good ideas? How many good ideas are usually wasted? Why should not all be saved and made accessible, at least digitally, likewise all special talents, where and when they are needed most? – While the ideas can be made accessible almost free of costs, the talents should be rewarded in accordance with their labors and achievements, at free market rates, determined by supply and demand. - JZ, 10.7.82, 19.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We need a central memory bank so that no idea, fact, argument, objection, refutation, address etc. ever gets lost or remains unknown. – JZ, 9.6.81. – With each having access to such a data bank and retrieval center, finally, all positive ideas and talents might come to be fully realized or utilized. – JZ, 5.7.82. - Does the Internet provide such a service as yet? I doubt it. What I miss most is an archive of all freedom, peace and justice ideas, starting with all anarchist and libertarian ones. See PEACE PLANS No.20, – JZ, 3.6.08, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We need continuous computer-conferencing on all remaining social, political and economic problems – until we arrive and agree upon their solutions. – JZ, 30.7.82. – At least some computer conferences should also be conducted via digital “argument mapping”, with the participants only connected via email and their Internet connection to a site, which maintains and develops all the relevant argument maps, all sufficiently interlinked. – JZ, 19.3.14. – CONFERENCES THROUGH DIGITAL ARGUMENT MAPPING

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We need more freedom of expression that is worthwhile paying attention to.” – A JZ tr. from the German original. Source unknown. Also easy and cheap access to all ideas, facts and arguments for them, which are already on record somewhere. We need ready access to the best ideas, the most important facts, arguments and talents, rather than to the masses of flawed to false ideas and to misleaders and frauds or those who merely spout the usual popular errors, prejudices and misunderstandings. – JZ, 19.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: We seek out the creative minds who can make a difference, and give them the intellectual and financial support they deserve. … it’s a tremendous undertaking, perhaps the most important effort of our time. …” – The Institute For Humane Studies, inscription of an appeals envelope, 1978. – They might do more good if they merely registered as many of these minds and their ideas, as possible and then threw their register and archive open to the world market, as a special market for ideas and talents. Their own financial resources are, inevitably, limited. But they could be mediators or brokers or advisors in the supply of and demand for ideas and talents and could be in touch with xyz venture capitalists, not only for commercial production and service projects but also for educational and enlightenment ones. Ultimately, the ideas contribution of every creative mind, no matter how small, is needed to make the required changes – as fast as possible, even if, at first only among the first volunteers for them, under full experimental freedom, free of all statist and territorialist restrictions, i.e. under personal law or exterritorial autonomy for the participants. – The I.H.S. is still, as far as I know, mainly committed to paper and ink reproductions and, consequently, it has produced only relatively few titles, far less than I did on my own, on microfiche. But it offered its printed titles cheaply in quality prints and high impressions, in a medium still popular. It also aimed, at least a few years ago, at a complete freedom library, alas, also largely only in print, so that one would have to be able to visit it to benefit from it. Only once in my life was I so lucky. Is it at least now thinking of offering all freedom titles on disks, cheaply for sale, whole special freedom libraries e.g. on a simple CD or DVD and all freedom titles on a single book-sized external HDD? – It accepted a donation of some of my libertarian microfiche, financed by a famous libertarian, but did not order a single one on its own initiative, while it spent much on printed titles! I doubt that it has a microfiche reading machine on display in its library, with its small microfiche collection. On microfiche it could have built up a much larger freedom library than I did (1779 PEACE PLANS issues.) If it had, many libertarians might have adopted this medium, too. And it could have shared such a reference library cheaply with anyone in the world, at a low price. Now it could do so even more cheaply with a freedom library on a single and very powerful disk or a few specialized CDs or DVDs. – Alas, too many radical libertarians are still all to conservative when it comes to the use of alternative media. - JZ, 5.7.08, 19.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: What the past teaches us is that no one individual or group (*) can predict the future. The vitality of our system (**) is its diverse and constant searching for improvement and innovation.” – V. R. Forbes, in speech: “The Resource Crisis”, 4.4.77. – (*) But between all of them they can! – (**) The ideal market for freedom ideas and all related ideas and talents is still missing. So is a comprehensive digital freedom library, bibliography, abstracts and review collection and an index to all such writings – and so much more, so that the libertarian enlightenment process goes on only all too slowly. – JZ, n.d. & 19.3.14. – FUTURISM, NEW DRAFT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: What then is your and my role as unique, independent members of society? It is to think through and share our best ideas as to government’s appropriate role. …” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.3. – Rather, what is the preferable alternative to all territorial governments and societies? – J.Z, 5.7.08, 13.3.11. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS & ALL OTHER TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: What would the world be like today if already our parents had built the Super-Computer system for all creative energies, with the relatively primitive technology, which was then available to them? Perforated cards for information storage and retrieval! – Or using at least paper and photocopy machines or microfilm for information storage duplication and distribution for an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre? – At least they had the patent offices as precedents in on sphere. - JZ, 7.4.77. My father advocated an Ideas Archive since the 1930’s and tried to realize it, on his own and in vain, after WW II. I did at least compile and publish 1779 issues of my libertarian PEACE PLANS series, from 1964 to 2002, although mostly only on microfiche. – So far I could digitize only a fraction of them. - JZ, 19.1.14. – Q. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Whatever else education is, whatever its ultimate purpose may be, in substance it is the transmission of ideas.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.242. – Does it still need a reminder that even the Internet has not yet transmitted anarchist and libertarian ideas sufficiently, although by now there are possibly tens of thousands of such websites? – Has anyone counted them? – Has anyone abstracted all of them? Have at least their digitized book titles been listed together (*), abstracted and reviewed, not to speak of essays, pamphlets and articles? - JZ, 5.7.08. - (I made a long but still very incomplete beginnings for such a listing at - On the same website can also be found my long but still very incomplete and faulty free banking and panarchist bibliography and the mere beginnings of an encyclopedia of the best refutations, as far as an individual can provide it, quoting from his limited reading and references, under the heading ON LIBERTY. Letters A to K are up by now. - JZ, 13.3.11, 19.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: when action grows unprofitable, gather information; …” - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, p.35. - Also while free and exterritorially autonomous actions among volunteers are still territorially suppressed by all present governments. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: When God failed to respond reliably to on-line access, Mankind had to turn elsewhere to unload the burden of its own responsibility. It invented the computer – which is far more accessible than God and just as satisfying – providing you never give yourself time to think about it.” – Colin Kapp, Manalone, p.41. – Alas, the Internet sometimes offers only great multiples of incomplete, vague and all too little detailed oracular responses, and all too many misunderstandings, all not yet sufficiently criticized and sorted out. - JZ, 13.3.11. – It has still all too much in common with the other mass media and is better in publishing popular errors than unpopular truths. – JZ, 19.3.14. - COMPUTERS, GOD, RESPONSIBILITY, THINK, INTERNET

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: When liberty prevails, every individual in the entire population is free to bring persons and other scarce resources into complementary and workable combinations.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.83. – We have still to mobilize all worthwhile ideas and talents, or, as Read often put it: “Release all creative energies!” – That would require not only an Ideas Archive and talent center, as special markets for them, but also full freedom to experiment among volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, i.e. individual secessionism, panarchies or polyarchies or competing governance systems, all only for their members. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: When they have found a truth in nature, then they throw it, once again, into a book, where it is kept still worse.“ – G. C. Lichtenberg. – (Wenn sie die Wahrheit in der Natur gefunden haben, so schmeissen sie sie wieder in ein Buch, wo sie noch schlechter aufgehoben ist.“) – BOOK PUBLISHING, LIBRARIES

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: While we are examining into everything, we sometimes find truth where we least expect it.” - (Cum (?) omnia quaerimus, aliquando ad verum, ubi minime expectavimus, pervenimus.) – Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria, Bk. xii, ch. 8, sec.3.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Who can possibly be fully satisfied with easy, cheap and fast access to less than all the knowledge, ideas, discoveries, inventions, worthwhile writings and important talents, still alive somewhere, that man has accumulated and recorded so far, and who still exist, somewhere, usually insufficiently known and appreciated? – JZ, 1.11.82, 13.3.11, 19.3.14.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Why has the Super-Computer not yet been built? Because most people do tacitly and wrongly assume that something as efficient as the SC does already exist, as supposedly free and complete market place for ideas and talents. – JZ, 8.4.77. – How I wish that were true. But, even in spite of the Internet and the wealth of ideas and talents that it does offer, it is not yet a genuine free market for ideas and talents, i.e. one on which all such supplies and all the demand for them are systematically brought together. For instance, I had great difficulties in getting at least the beginnings of a list together of libertarian titles that are somewhere offered on the Internet or in another electronic form: - No common catalogue for all these very important texts as yet! Not even interest is shown in such a list and its compilation. This is absurd, but true. And that a complete list of that type is still missing is not even generally noticed. To me that is like the sun would have disappeared and nobody would have noticed it. – None are so blind as those who will not see! - JZ, 5.7.08.

SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT: Yes, now there is a God!” – A phrase coined by Frederic Brown, 1906-1972, apparently as an answer upon the question to the most advanced computer of the time: Is there a God? – JZ, n.d.

SUPER-GOVERNMENTALISM: A term used by Ralph Bradford in THE FREEMAN, Aug. 74. – I would argue that even small-scale territorialism contains already all too much of it. – JZ, 8.7.08.

SUPER-REGULATION: it is conceivable to fight regulations by super-regulations. For instance: if the Parliament moves that total taxation cannot exceed 20 % - as a regulation on all agencies acting to tax, this is a super-regulation: a regulation which serves not to chain individual freedom but to chain those who work to destroy it: the looters.” – Moshe Kroy (*), FREE ENTERPRISE, 4/76. - I rather like the “super-regulation” of putting a time limit on all regulations and on laws (sun-set-laws) and turning all of them from territorial regulations and laws to personal laws – by allowing all dissenters to secede exterritorially to do their own things among themselves, under personal law. – But into the territorialist reform sphere, that M. K. made his proposal for, do also belong more referendum and initiative powers as well as veto powers for the people and for courts. – However, I do not believe that the territorial monsters can be sufficiently reformed while their territorialist monopoly is being continued. - JZ, 8.7.08. – (*) Even a great talent or genius like him was driven to suicide! – JZ, 11.4.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAWS

SUPER-REGULATION: Regulations are designed to strangle and chain individual freedom. Super regulations are designed to strangle and chain the looters in their enslaving activities.” – Moshe Kroy, FREE ENTERPRISE, 4/76. – I hold that they would be sufficiently restrained if they were confined to voluntary supporters and exterritorial autonomy. Then only they would suffer under their wrongful and irrational actions, laws and statist institutions - and that is a “punishment” they do richly deserve. – JZ, 8.3.08. – PANARCHISM, STATISM FOR STATISTS, FREEDOM FOR FREEDOM LOVERS, TO EACH HIS OWN, TERRITORIALISM, REGULATIONS, LAWS

SUPERANNUATION FUNDS: The government is always prepared to rob private old age and other private welfare arrangements and to greatly disadvantage and even appropriate such funds while pretending to wish to help people and to protect them. It compels participation in its own social expensive and irrational welfare schemes, which only tend to produce and spread poverty, largely by wasting capital, which should rather have been productively invested, so that, out of its profits, e.g. large old age insurance payments could be made, which would not be a burden on anybody but just a share in the additional productivity so achieved. E.g., it applies the levy principle to old age insurance, where it is quite inappropriate. Often after having confiscated and wasted old age insurance funds. Related to this wrongful aspect is the enforced investment in governmental “insecurities” via “Trustee Acts”. The insured pay twice for these investments. Once as insurance contributions and later as taxpayers to repay such investments in tax slaves – largely themselves – or their children and grandchildren. Not to speak of government-caused inflations, deflations and stagflations, via its laws enforcing monetary despotism and thus impoverishing the people. - TAXATION, LEVY PRINCIPLE, SOCIAL SECURITY, OLD AGE PENSIONS, WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENT SECURITIES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

SUPERANNUATION: Adding special taxes to superannuation lump sums – based on incomes already greatly taxed before and reduced via the inflation tax, interest and investment regulations, is adding insult to injury and robbing the same victims over and over again, at various stages of their lives. – A well organized tax strike and monetary and financial freedom revolution is long overdue. - JZ 18.10.87, 31.5.08. – WELFARE STATE, SOCIAL SECURITY VIA GOVERNMENTS?

SUPERANNUATION: Firstly, superannuation arrangements are reduced by the excessive taxation of incomes and of investments of savings and of firms in which the savings are invested. Then there is the direct and indirect taxation upon the superannuation finally achieved. Further there is the indirect taxation of one’s income via inflation and the reduction of the total of insurance contributions through government-caused mass unemployment, mainly through centralized note-issue banking with an exclusive and forced currency, too often deflated and usually much inflated. And all the wrongful and harmful actions of governments in this sphere are undertaken under the pretence of looking out after our welfare and old age. – JZ, 18.2.88, 31.5.08. – WELFARE STATE

SUPERIOR MAN: As Wu Ting Fan continues, “Confucius strove to make the human being good – a good father, a good mother, a good son, a good daughter, a good friend, a good citizen”, and he who reads these wise sayings will soon understand the central idea of Confucius that every normal human being cherishes the aspiration to become a “superior man”, superior to his fellows, if possible, but surely superior to his own past and present self.” – The Wisdom of Confucius, p.6.

SUPERIOR MAN: The superior man cannot be known in little matters but may be entrusted with great concerns.” - Confucius, Analects, bk.xv, c.xviii – TALENTS, GENIUS

SUPERIOR MAN: The superior man composes himself before trying to move others; makes his mind at rest and easy, before he opens his mouth; determines upon his method of intercourse with others; before he seeks anything of them.” – The Wisdom of Confucius, Y King, appendix iii, sec. ii, c.v,v.44. - Compare: "Think, before you put your mouth into gear!"

SUPERIOR MAN: The superior man is distressed by his want of ability; he is not distressed by men’s not knowing him.” – Confucius, Analects, bk.xv, c.xvii or c.xviii, or both. – At least he should be distressed by other superior men not being sufficiently known to the world, to him, and he to them. A talent registry and ideas archive could bring them together under other than tyrannical conditions. – JZ, 8.7.08. – FAME, RECOGNITION

SUPERIOR MAN: The superior man is not an utensil.” – The Wisdom of Confucius, Analects, bk.iii, c.xii. - Should his superiority of ideas, arguments and knowledge rather remain unrecorded and unused? - JZ, 13.3.11. - PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, MEANS & ENDS, SUBORDINATION, OBEDIENCE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MAN A PURPOSE IN ITSELF, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SUPERIOR MAN: The world … is only beginning to see that the wealth of a nation consists more than anything else in the number of superior men that it harbors. … Geniuses are ferments; and when they come together, as they have done in certain lands at certain times, the whole population seems to share in the higher energy, which they awaken. The effects are incalculable and often not easy to trace in detail, but they are pervasive and momentous.” – William James. - But how often do they come sufficiently together and are also free enough to act? – Was there ever a State or society, which “released all of its creative energies”? - JZ, 31.5.08. - WEALTH, PROSPERITY, GENIUS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, SECESSIONISM, Q.

SUPERIOR MAN: What constitutes the superior man? He acts before he speaks and, afterwards, speaks in accordance with his act.” – Confucius, Analects, bk.ii, c.xiii. – Should he not also, in most cases, think sufficiently, before he acts? – JZ, 8.7.08. - Or did he mean that experimental freedom should be utilized before propaganda for its results? That would mean that we could derive sound ideas not a priori, but only from experiments, which to me is obviously not true. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUPERIOR MAN: What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the ordinary man sees, is in others.” - Confucius, Analects, bk.xv, c.xx. – Should not the superior man also seek the superior knowledge and talents in others, to learn from them? – JZ, 8.7.08.

SUPERIORITY COMPLEX: Everyone recognized that only five per cent of all the people born ever amount to anything at all. Everyone humbly thanked his providential stars that through his own personal efforts and merit he had become one of the superior five per cent. Everyone looked with pity and contempt upon the ninety-five percent who did not share his grace.” - Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, ASTOUNDING SF, Nov. 1954, p.122. - ELITE, MAN, INTOLERANCE

SUPERIORITY: I am inferior to any man whose rights I trample underfoot. Men are not superior by accidents of race or colour. They are superior who have the best heart – the best brain.” – Robert Ingersoll, 1833-1899. Liberty. – Compare: “Good people come in all colors.” Some people are so ignorant or prejudiced that they judge people by their skin color, nationality, religion or ethnic background. – JZ, 19.3.14. – RACISM, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, NATIONALISM

SUPERIORITY: I have never believed in the superiority of the inferior.” – H. G. Wells, 1866-1946, An Experiment in Autobiography. – UNDERDOGS, MASSES, PROLETARIAT, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, EQUALITY, MAN

SUPERIORITY: If, that the inferior may have benefits which they have not earned, there are taken from the superior benefits which they have earned, it is manifest that when this process is carried to the extent of equalizing the positions of the two, there ceases to be any motive to be superior.” – Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par.391. – Anyhow, any material incentive. - JZ, 13.3.11. - COMMUNISM, SHARING, NEEDS, FROM THE ABLE TO THE NEEDY, EQUALITY, EQUALIZATION, EGALITARIANISM, UNEARNED INCOMES, DISTRIBUTIONISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, INCENTIVES, PRODUCTIVITY, EARNINGS, WAGES, WORK

SUPERIORITY: No man is superior to any other in all ways. Every man is superior to every other in some ways.” – Randall Garrett, The Highest Treason, ANALOG, U.K., May 61. – At least he is somewhat unique, different from all others. – JZ, 19.3.14. - MAN, EQUALITY, INEQUALITY, UNIQUENESS, INDIVIDUALISM

SUPERIORITY: There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” – Hindustani proverb. – SELF-IMPROVEMENT, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, MAKING THE BEST OF WHAT ONE HAS IN ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE, NEVER CEASING TO TRY LEARNING MORE

SUPERIORS: Avoid inferiors. Seek your comradeship among your superiors in intellect and character; always climb.” – Anson Burlingame, as reported by Mark Twain. – If the superior people followed that advice, then they would avoid the inferior ones, who try to follow that above advice. - Never the twain shall meet? - Luckily, by now, utilizing all modern recording options, personal contacts are no longer always required, however personally desirable or undesirable they may appear to either side. - JZ, 13.3.11. - ROLE MODELS, HERO-WORSHIP, MERE FOLLOWERS, FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES, TEACHERS, COMRADESHIP, INFERIORS, LEADERSHIP, GURUS

SUPERIORS: Be respectful to you superiors, if you have any.” – Mark Twain, in a talk, about 1882. – But make sure they are really superior to you. If not, make yourself independent of them and their formal authority over you. - How? Many people do at any time change their jobs for other and better ones. It happens all the time. - But if you want to stay in the same enterprise and job: Compare e.g. its total wage and salary bill with its capital foundation. Then consider how many or how few years it would take a partnership of the employees to take over their enterprise, retaining the best managers, paying for the enterprise not with cash but with industrial bonds, gradually redeemed, with interest and value preserving clauses. Contemplate also how much the productivity of the enterprise could be increased under full self-management, i.e. without the permanent conflict caused by the employer-employee relationship (*), so that, in effect, the enterprise could actually be paid off with part of the additional productivity achieved through this change of ownership through a peaceful and businesslike take-over bid. Employees so motivated and organized could afford to make the present owners the best take-over bid they can get. – JZ, 28.5.08. – Also consider exterritorial secession and experiments, i.e. your separation and independence from all present territorial regimes. That could, theoretically, lead to various kinds of paradise or heaven on earth, always by the standards of their voluntary creators and members. - JZ, 13.3.11. – (*) “An organized antagonism” according to Hyacinthe Dubreuil. – JZ, 19.3.14. - LIBERATION AT WORK, ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE, CAPITAL ACQUISITION BY PRESENT EMPLOYEES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES ON TERMS BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, PANARCHIES UNDER PANARCHISM, POLYARCHIES, MULTI-GOVERNMENT, MEGA-UTOPIA

SUPERMAN: I have survived two bouts of polio. One of my daughters was gang-raped by three hoods in 1971; another, my youngest, was brutally murdered in 1976. Yet, to quote Faulkner’s Nobel Prize address, I still “decline to accept the end of man.” I firmly believe that we are entering an age that will make the Renaissance look like a tempest in a teapot, and that each of us can play a role in turning man into superman.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.50. – I did not know about his personal tragedies. They certainly indicate that we should not leave health care in the hands of governmental health departments and the fight against crimes with victims to governmental institutions, either. All alternatives - to fighting diseases and crimes with victims and the crimes of territorial governments - have certainly not yet been fully mobilized and made sufficiently known. – How much could even an individual achieve with all the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of man at his fingertips? - JZ, 8.7.08. - SUPERIOR MAN, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER-PROJECT, ELECTRONIC WORLD LIBRARY, ELECTRONIC LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Q

SUPERMAN: Nietzsche called a superman, one who would be as superior to the Europeans of his century as were the latter to Neanderthal man. This, not comfort or a higher standard of living, should be the true goal of civilization.” – Frederick C. Giffin and Ronald D. Smith: “Against the Grain”, an anthology, p.157. – MAN, CIVILIZATION, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT

SUPERMEN: There is no super-race. There are no supermen. But there are superior individuals in any race. All rights and liberties for them is even more important than all rights and liberties for the “under-dogs”. – JZ, 10.7.73, 10.6.08. – Naturally, both are entitled to all their individual rights and liberties, as long as they do not attack those of others. – JZ, 19.3.14. - SUPER-RACE, RACISM, SUPERIOR PEOPLE, MAN, TALENTS, UNDERDOGS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SUPERMEN: We need supermen to rule us – the job is so vast and the need for wise judgment is so urgent. But, alas, there are no supermen.” – Brooks Atkinson, “January 27.” – Reduced to self-government and self-management, over our own affairs only, the job is not too vast and complicated. Consequently, all of us should rather try to act like real men – and strive for the right and freedom to do so. That would release all creative energies and free us from the very limited creative energies of politicians and bureaucrats and their ignorance, prejudices and misjudgments. We do not need supermen to rule us because, unless we are criminals with victims or other aggressors, we do not need to be ruled. What most of us really need is to finally become quite free men, associated with like-minded other free men, to act upon our common preferences, exterritorially quite autonomous and under personal law, without making any territorial claims, leaving all others to do their things among themselves. – 30.10.85, 20.11.05, 3.6.08, 13.3.11. - LEADERSHIP, RULERS, POLITICIANS, SAVIORS, STATISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SUPERNATURAL: One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering.” – Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long. - ENGINEERING, MIRACLES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT REGISTRY, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, PROGRESS, MAGIC

SUPERPOWERS: No more super-powers! – JZ, 21.7.08. – Everyone to be free to opt out from under them! Their mass extermination devices are to be destroyed, their standing armies to be abolished. They should all become reduced to their volunteers and confined to personal law and exterritorial autonomy and their own voluntary taxation, based upon their voluntary membership. That should soon reduce them to relative harmlessness, for the larger they are, the more costly they are for their members. – JZ, 13.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, NWT

SUPERSTITION: Any practice or form of religion to which we are not accustomed. Any worship that is not offered up to the true God is false and superstitious. The only true God is the God of our priests; the only true worship is that which seems the most fitting to them; and to which they have accustomed us from our earliest childhood; any other worship is clearly superstitious, false, and even ridiculous. - Voltaire - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & GOD, RELIGIONS, FAITH, BELIEFS, DOGMAS, WORSHIP, RITUALS

SUPERSTITION: Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember that it didn’t work for the rabbit.” – R. E. Shay, OMNI, March 80. – LUCK, CHARMS, JOKES

SUPERSTITION: Superstition is the poison of the mind.” – Joseph Lewis: AGE OF REASON MAGAZINE, September 1958.

SUPERSTITION: Superstition trusts the senses sometimes too much and sometimes too little.” – Lessing, Das Testament Johannes. – JZ tr. of: “Der Aberglaube traut den Sinnen bald zuviel, bald zuwenig.

SUPERSTITION: The amount of superstition is not much changed, but it now attaches to politics, not to religion. - William Graham Sumner - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Also to economic and social subjects. – JZ, 26.3.12. - PREJUDICES, POPULAR MYTHS, ERRORS, WRONG ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, “SOCIAL SCIENCES”

SUPERSTITION: The mob has no ruler, more potent than superstition, …” - Curtius, quoted by Spinoza, 419.

SUPERSTITION: The superstition in which we have grown up does not lose all its power over us, even when we recognize it. Not all people are free, who joke about their chains.“ – Lessing, Nathan der Weise, 4, 4. – JZ tr. of: “Der Aberglaube, in dem wir aufgewachsen, verliert, auch wenn wir ihn erkennen, darum doch seine Macht nicht ueber uns. Es sind nicht alle frei, die ihrer Ketten spotten.“

SUPERSTITION: To these evils we must add superstition, which teaches men to despise reason and Nature, and only to admire and venerate that which is repugnant to both.” – Spinoza

SUPERVISION: In characterizing the anarchist idea in America primarily as a reflection of the conception of rational necessity developed by the Enlightenment, we have in effect defined anarchism as being synonymous with the philosophical outlook of radical libertarianism, which holds that human freedom derives from an unstructured and spontaneous response to the universal patterns of right order every man may discover for himself in the interstices of his own social bring. (*) Freedom, on this view, is dependent upon only one right – the right to determine one’s own actions without supervision or restriction from any imposed rule by others acting in an official capacity as agents of organized power.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.581. - (*) Is that here clearly, concretely and attractively enough expressed? – Underlining by me. - JZ, 8.7.08. - Can we sufficiently discover and formulate all genuine individual rights and liberties or is that also a collective thinking project, one requiring participation from many of the better and best minds. I collected, microfiched and digitized over 130 PRIVATE human rights declarations, including my own attempts to combine and improve those of Ulrich von Beckerath and of the former wife, but am aware, that even after x revisions, mainly only by myself, it is still only incomplete and imperfect. To approach perfection or as much perfection as human beings are capable of, probably the input of millions of thinkers are required. This job is so important in my opinion, that this vast input should be systematically looked for, invited and organized. See these drafts in PLEACE PLANS 589/590 on - JZ, 13.3.11. - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-MANAGEMENT, AUTONOMY, FREEDOM, RULE, RESTRICTIONS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSITIONS VS. VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, LIBERTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUPERVISION: It just looks like everything is doing fine but humans. Animals are having a great year, grass was never higher, flowers were never more in bloom, trees are throwing out an abundance of shade for us to loaf under. Everything the Lord has a hand in is going great, but the minute you notice anything that is in any way under the supervision of man, why, it’s ‘cockeyed’.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.279. - POLITICS, MANAGEMENT, CONTROLS, RUNNING THE COUNTRY, DIRECTION OTHERS, JOKES, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, PLANNING, LEGISLATION, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS

SUPERVISION: which was the most hopeful process, to leave every man uninterfered with to do his own work with his whole heart and soul, or to make each man the supervisor of his neighbor’s work?” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.210. – Q., CONTROLS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SUPPLIER SOVEREIGNTY: But when any industry finds itself able to enjoy supplier sovereignty (supplier sovereignty is the ability of the supplier to control its own total revenue) it goes unstable and flagrantly acts contrary to its customers’ desires. Government is just another industry. Remember, an industry defined in terms of its products, and governments are firms engaged in supplying certain kinds of products (sweeping streets, killing crooks, pushing papers). – But all existing governments are political governments. (*) Politics, the acme of supplier sovereignty, is counterproductive wherever it exists. The government problem exists because political governments enjoy supplier sovereignty. Similar projects would exist with any industry that enjoyed the same. This problem can be solved only by eliminating supplier sovereignty. In doing so no utopia will be created. (**) Governments will become no better than other kinds of firms. But they will be no worse, which is the important thing.” (***) – Michael E. Coughlin, DANDELION, Winter 78, p.22. - - (*) With a territorial monopoly as their main feature! – (**) But a “meta-utopia” will be created, as Robert Nozick called it in “Anarchy, State and Utopia”. - (***) In some respects some of them will be even worse off than they are under many present governments. But since the future societies and governments will also be confined to voluntary victims and personal law, this will harm only these volunteers. – The others suffer only the harm that such statist volunteers will not be among their good and prosperous customers. – But then they do not have a right to have them or any others as good customers. - JZ, 8.7.08, 19.3.14. - PRODUCERS, SUPPLIERS, FREE ENTERPRISE, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION VS. TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC SERVICES, MONOPOLIES, TAXATION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS FOR ALL NON-CRIMINAL & NON-AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE

SUPPLY & DEMAND: For most of history, people had considered the biggest economic challenge to be that of supply: how to provide themselves with sufficient amounts of food, clothing, shelter, and the other necessities of life. As Keynes saw it, however, this was no longer the case. The biggest challenge faced by modern economies, he argued, was that of demand – specifically, the problem of how to sustain it. - Paul Zane Pilzer, Unlimited Wealth, updated edition, Crown Publishers, New York, 1994, p.51. Alas, Keynes tried to sustain it only by multiplying and thus depreciating the money of monetary despotism. It was the problem of sufficiently sustaining the ability to pay under monetary despotism or monopoly money, which makes that task impossible for the sufficient supply of sound money. It can only offer an over-supply of unsound money or an insufficient supply of monopoly money or a mixture of the two in its stagflations. The needs of millions were and still are great, but they were and are unable to transform their ability and willingness to produce wanted goods and services for others into the sound exchange media required to satisfy their own needs and wants for consumer goods and services, into sufficient ready cash or sound money, competitively supplied – because the money issue was and is monopolized and also severely mismanaged, something that can be done only under this monopolism, in combination with the coercion of legal tender for the monopoly money. Pilzer does not advocate monetary freedom, either. – JZ, n.d. & 14.3.12, 18.1.13, 19.3.14. - MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, THE ABILITY TO PAY, UNEMPLOYMENT, COMPETITIVE SUPPLY OF SOUND MEANS OF EXCHANGE, FREE MARKET MONIES, KEYNES, INFLATION

SUPPLY & DEMAND: I was brought up to believe that taxation was a bad thing but the consuming power of the people was a good thing … that trade should be regulated mainly by laws of supply and demand and that, apart from basic necessaries in great emergencies, the price mechanism should adjust and correct undue spending at home.” – Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 27.10.1949. – Alas, in all too many ways he was still a middle-of-the-roader, a compromiser, a centralist, authoritarian and territorial monopolist. E.g., his above notion of “undue spending”. - But at least in his youth he questioned protectionism and the land monopoly somewhat. How many died unnecessarily in two world wars, because of the wrong policies he had adopted, e.g. those based upon the “principle” of collective responsibility? – Are all his faults and mistakes as yet clearly enough recognized and avoided? - JZ, 8.7.08, 19.3.14.

SUPPLY & DEMAND: It seems best to allow free play to the market forces of supply and demand. They assert themselves sooner or later anyway. Why not sooner than later and avoid the misery?” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.78. – LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKET, PRICE CONTROLS, SUBSIDIES, INTERVENTIONISM

SUPPLY & DEMAND: The law of supply and demand always applies – i.e., it condemns all attempts to by-pass it to failures. – JZ, n.d. - However, territorialism protects and continues these failures or repeats them again and again, never learning sufficiently from its own history. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SUPPLY & DEMAND: The laws of supply and demand should be allowed to operate freely. That can only be accomplished by abolishing virtually all governmental regulatory agencies and repealing virtually all laws regulating business. Among laws that should be repealed immediately are minimum wage laws, so-called antitrust and antimonopoly laws (which, in fact, protect monopolies), fair-pricing laws and rent-control laws. It goes without saying that all business subsidies of any kind should be outlawed.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.351. - It should also be applied to the provision of and demand for all kind of governmental and societal services and package deals of them, which means panarchism, multi-archism, polyarchy or personarchy, manarchy or tolerance for all tolerant actions and institutions and with that, finally, peace on Earth, as much peace as man can provide for himself and his fellow men. – JZ, 8.7.08. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES & PERSONAL LAW ORGANIZATIONS

SUPPLY & DEMAND: When supply increases and demand remains constant, price tends to decline. – When supply decreases and demand remains constant, price tends to rise. – When demand increases and supply remains constant, price tends to rise. – When demand decreases and supply remains constant, price tends to decline.” – From an advertising bookmark by Libertarian Press, 1986. – FREE MARKET PRICING

SUPPLY & DEMAND: when the politicians offer a scheme based on the inversion of the law of demand and supply, the beneficial workings of the law of supply and demand are thwarted and sometimes even arrested altogether.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.158.

SUPPLY & DEMAND: Whether there is an energy crisis, crunch or problem, the only law that will relieve the situation is the law of supply and demand. The legislative and executive branches of government should consequently remove obstacles to its operation such as the many laws and regulations adopted in the name of environmentalism that decrease supply and increase demand.” – THE FREEMAN, 6/75. - LAWS, LEGISLATION, ENERGY OR OTHER CRISES, GREENIES, ENVIRONMENTALISM, ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION BASED UPON PROPERTY RIGHTS RATHER THAN COERCIVE INTERVENTIONS WITH THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS

SUPPLY SIDERS: The “supply” should include the free supply of sound monetary demand, expressed in optional and competing exchange media and clearing certificates that utilize a freely chosen sound value standard, e.g. for all goods- and services prices,. Such media, if no longer outlawed, would soon drive the inferior governmental currencies largely out of general circulation, and confine them to their tax foundation. They would soon end inflations, deflations and stagflations and mass unemployment, given their chance. – JZ, 5.9.86, 3.6.08, 19.3.14.

SUPPRESSION: Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) OF FREEDOM TENDS TO LEAD TO ITS GREATER APPRECIATION

SUPPRESSION: If all mankind minus one were of one opinion and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” - Bruce L. Richmond, The Pattern of Freedom, Ljus English Library, vol 12, Stockholm, 1943, p.56, quoting: J. S. Mill, Liberty. - OF INDIVIDUALS & MINORITIES, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, TO BE SUPPLEMENTED BY FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION

SUPPRESSION: the suppression of any sort of freedom opens the floodgates to the forces of suppression of every sort of freedom.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.178. - FREEDOM

SUPREMACY: Should man aim to achieve supremacy over his fellow men, gain personal power, make others behave as he sees fit?” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.36. - POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, POWER, DOMINATION, LAWS, Q., GOVERNMENT, RULERS,

SUPREME COURT: As creatures and puppets of territorial governments, committed to uphold unjust constitutions and laws and with a legal training only, they should not be expected to dispense genuine justice and recognize all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.8.91, 6.6.08.

SUPREME COURT: as John C. Calhoun pointed out, is to hand over sovereignty to the “black-robed deities of the Court” who disappear into their chambers and then tell us what orders we must obey, no matter now nonsensical or unpopular they may be. This, of course, is exactly the course that the American government has taken ever since 1865.” - Thomas J. Dilorenzo, The Real Lincoln, Forum, Prima Publishing, . 2002, p.266.

SUPREME COURT: Hurray for the old Constitution! Nobody wants to see the old lady led astray. But wouldn’t this amendment to her be helpful? When Congress passes a law, or a President exceeds his authority, have some person notify the Supreme Court and get them to examine the medicine and see if it’s poison, before it’s given to the patient, and not at the funeral. This amendment would make the Supreme Court a preventative and not an autopsy jury.” – Will Rogers. - Alas, even the Supreme Court is not trustworthy. Rather authorize any court and jury to throw out all unconstitutional laws and administrative fiats, revive the right to resist and a citizen militia to uphold individual rights and liberties, including free banking, free trade and free migration, individual and minority secessionism and quite free associationism even for alternative institutions under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. Then we would see some worthwhile competition, through free experiments among volunteers, instead of the territorially and monopolistically imposed non-solutions of the territorial statist establishments. – JZ, 29.7.92, 8.6.08, 13.3.11, 19.3.14. - TESTING CONSTITUTIONALISM BEFOREHAND, SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, JUDGES, LEGISLATION

SUPREME COURT: It is a supreme error, mistake, even wrong - to entrust our rights and liberties to a supreme court.” – JZ, 19.3.86, 13.3.11.

SUPREME COURT: It took about 150 years, starting with a Bill of Rights that reserved to the states and the people all powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government, to produce a Supreme Court willing to rule that growing corn to feed to your own hogs is interstate commerce and can therefore be regulated by Congress.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom. - FOR SUPREME WRONGS & IDIOCIES

SUPREME COURT: Justice Douglas, you must remember one thing. At the constitutional level where we work, ninety per cent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.” – The late Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes as quoted by the late Associate Justice William O. Douglas in his autobiography “The Court Years, 1939-1975”, Random House, 1980, quoted by Allen Drury, “Decision”, Doubleday & Co., 1983, as motto. - So much for morality, justice, objectivity and rationality at the highest level of jurisdiction in a territorial State. – JZ, 9.9.08. – JUSTICE, MORALITY

SUPREME COURT: No matter whether th’ constitution follows th’ flag or not, th’ supreme court follow th’ iliction returns.” – Finley Peter Dunne, “The Supreme Court’s Decisions”, Mr. Dooley’s Opinions, 1901. - “The Supreme Court follows the election returns.” - TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, CONSTITUTIONALISM

SUPREME COURT: People have been taught to believe that when the Supreme Court speaks it is not they [the justices] who speak but the Constitution, whereas, of course, in so many cases it is they who speak and not the Constitution.” – Cited in Lino A. Graglia, The Supreme Court’s Busing Decision: A Study of Government by the Judiciary, Los Angeles, International Institute for Economic Research, 1978, p.7. - CONSTITUTION, TERRITORIALISM

SUPREME COURT: Some of the restrictions on the governing power were not fully established at first. - The most important of these is the action of the Supreme Court in annulling unconstitutional laws. – The Duke of Wellington said to Bunsen that by this institution alone the United States made up for all the defects in their government.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.35. – However, how often has the S.C. acted in this way and how often and for how long has it failed to do so? – How often has it been a blessing rather than a curse? - JZ, 1.10.07. – Did it ever spell out and declare all individual rights and liberties or did it at best only spoke up in favor of those in the Constitution? Territorial institutions do not keep each other sufficiently controlled. They are exempt from competition from other governance and societal systems of volunteers, under personal law and not sufficiently subjected to publicity and secessionism and confronted by a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and suitable militias for their protection. – JZ, 19.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, DEPENDENCE OF A WHOLE POPULATION UPON THE OPINIONS, NOTIONS AND IDEAS OF A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUALS.

SUPREME COURT: Supreme Courts are largely set up and run to back up supreme injustices committed by territorial governments. How often have Supreme Courts upheld rather than infringed constitutions, especially individual human rights clauses? – Can they really be more relied upon than the other and lower government courts? – Possibly only statists would believe that. - JZ, 20.7.91, 6.6.08. – A book on the supreme blunders, crimes, false pretences, assumptions and conclusions of Supreme Courts could become a best-seller. – JZ, 26.8.91. - JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SUPREME COURT: Supreme courts often introduce or prolong extreme injustices. – JZ, 5.4.99. – For instance: All of them have so far upheld territorialism, taxation and monetary despotism and have allowed even the restriction of the few individual rights recognized in statist declarations to become largely legislated and “judged” away, even when it comes to the basic right to self-defence. – JZ, 11.6.08. - JUSTICE, INJUSTICES, COURTS

SUPREME COURT: The Supreme Court is biased in favor of government authority over individual rights.” – Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book. – They are part and parcel of all the wrongful institutions, laws and jurisdictions of territorial States from which peaceful dissenters are not free to secede and with which such secessionists are not free to compete. – They are part and parcel of the ruling territorial and statist authoritarianism and despotism. – JZ, 19.3.14.

SURPLUS REPRESSION: Herbert Marcuse, in one of his lucid moments, came up with the concept of “surplus repression”; i.e., every society has an awful lot more repression than it needs to survive.” – Arthur D. Hlavaty, quoted in GEGENSCHEIN 34. - That is inevitably much more true for territorial States than for exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers. - JZ, 13.3.11.

SURRENDER: Other patriotisms have like justifications. Yet would defeat, submission, even to Germany, involve worse acts than those we have felt compelled to commit during the War and since, - in the work of making our power secure? Did the German ask of the Alsatian or the Pole worse than we have compelled to ask of our own soldiers in Russia, India, or Ireland?” – Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.134. – Or in Europe during WW I? – JZ, 8.10.08. – Q., SUBMISSION INSTEAD OF PATRIOTIC DEFENCE, SURRENDER INSTEAD OF CONTINUING A TOTAL WAR, AFTER HAVING SPREAD ALREADY SUFFICIENT INFORMATION ABOUT SUCCESSFUL REVOLUTIONS, LIBERATIONS & MILITARY UPRISING, ALL BASED UPON PANARCHISM, TOGETHER WITH THE SOLDIERS AND OTHER VICTIMS OF THE VICTORIOUS REGIME IN THE HOME COUNTRY AND WITH ITS OCCUPYING MILITARY FORCES? - JZ, 13.3.11.

SURRENDER: Surrender towards a nuclear war threat would mean at least a chance to survive and to fight again, against the official or unofficial nuclear terrorists and to do so, successfully, without nuclear weapons – in a revolutionary and liberating (panarchistic) way. – JZ, 9.10.99, 13.3.11. – It does not mean guaranteeing the survival of those, who made such threats. – JZ, 11.6.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TYRANNICIDE

SURRENDER: To fail is one thing. To surrender, another.” - Robert Bloch, The Covenant, in FANTASTIC, July 1960, p.43. - People skilled in libertarian revolutions and confronted by an enemy armed and threatening with mass extermination devices could formally surrender, survive, finally rise successfully and still have the last laugh. - JZ, 6.10.01, 19.3.14. – “Live and fight another day!” - DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTIONS, FAILURE, PANARCHISM

SURROUNDINGS: The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.” – Henri Frederic Amiel, 1821-1881. – MAN, LIFE, ENVIRONMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, INNER LIFE, MENTAL DEVELOPMENT, CIRCUMSTANCES

SURVEILLANCE: Complete and accurate surveillance as a means of control is probably a practical impossibility. What is much more likely is a loss of privacy and constant inconvenience as the wrong people gain access to information, as one wastes time convincing the inquisitors that one is in fact innocent, or as one struggles to untangle the errors of the errant machine. – Victor Ferkiss, Technological Man: The Myth and the Reality, 1969. – The more laws and regulations there are the less of them can actually be effectively applied, even with a large bureaucracy and police force. Under all such attempts black markets flourish and expand, sometimes even under tyrannical penalties e.g. for drug “offences”. – At least I am free of most of that threat, since I do not use narcotic or stimulating drugs, apart from two legal ones, coffee and tea. – However, the drug squads have often infringed the rights and liberties of those not suing drugs and the drug users have often robbed non-users, to maintain their drug habit. The non-users are also forced to maintain multitudes of convicted drug users in prions. - JZ, 24.4.13. -CONTROLS, LEGISLATION, PRIVACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, DRUG LAWS & THEIR ENFORCEMENT & CONSEQUENCES

SURVEILLANCE: I believe there's something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government. - Woody Allen – It is the territorial governments that need surveillance, as the greatest criminals of all, not their involuntary victims. – The protection rackets run by territorial governments are much larger, more wrongful and harmful than those by organized crime or the Mafia. - JZ, 20.3.14. – GOD, RELIGION, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES

SURVEILLANCE: The Roots of Surveillance America - - What they do not survey and continue to ignore are the rightful and liberating alternatives to their ideas and actions. As territorialists they continue the greatest security risk at all: Territorial powers. Goethe said: "Nothing is more dangerous to behold than ignorance in action!" - How many or how few people have their fingers near nuclear buttons - and their decision-making monopoly on war and peace, armament, disarmament and international treaties is barely ever questioned." – JZ, 23.11.11, on Facebook. -  We still have no full surveys of all monetary freedom ideas, human rights drafts, libertarian writings, libertarian ideas, refutations, definitions, current projects, addresses, talents, resources. – JZ, 6.10.12. – LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SECURITY, DEFENCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SURVIVAL INSTINCT: Thou shalt defend the survival instinct – any survival instinct.” – James P. Hogan, The Two Faces of Tomorrow, p. 378. – Only that of rational beings, not of rats, lice, fleas, viruses, weeds or tyrants. – JZ, 6.6.08, 11.4.09.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: If we do not like the survival of the fittest, we have only one possible alternative, and that is the survival of the unfittest. The former is the law of civilization; the latter is the law of anti-civilization.” – William Graham Sumner, Essays, II, p.56. – Usually not the survival of the fittest is at stake but merely his higher standard of living. Even most cripples and sick people are still capable of some productive work. – JZ, 25.6.92. – SOCIAL DARWINISM, TERRITORIALISM PUTS & KEEPS THE WORST AT THE TOP, WHILE SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS WOULD CONFINE THEM TO THEIR REMAINING VOLUNTARY VICTIMS. SUCH AN AIM, DECLARED E.G. BY ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS, COULD COME TO DEPRIVE THEM OF THEIR TERRITORIL POWERS WITH RELATIVE EASE.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin. - DARWINISM,

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Survival of the fittest is not always survival of the best.” - Ascribed to Herbert Spencer. – So far it was largely the bullies and the worst criminals who survived – and ruled. – JZ, 2.4.05. - What chances would territorial terrorists, power addicts and aggressors still have, once panarchism is already widely introduced and also knowledge of all other genuine individual rights and liberties? According to some historians almost any tyrant can be go rid of without a war, civil war or bloody revolution - once ca. 12 people are willing to risk their lives for this achievement. - JZ, 13.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNY, TYRANNICIDE

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.” - George Reisman. - Obviously, many more poor people survived than rich people. And all the other sportsmen, who were not Olympic Medal winners, obviously did not die off, either. Popular notions have frequently nothing in common with the facts. - JZ, 21.8.02. - COMPETITION? LAW OF THE JUNGLE? SOCIAL DARWINISM?

SURVIVAL: And a survivor (by definition again) is an information collector. What keeps me alive is knowing the right fact – but I have no ideas what it is until I need it.” – Laurence M. Janifer, in ANALOG 11/83, p. 77. - INFORMATION COLLECTION & ACCESSIBILITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, INFORMATION SERVICES, WORLD LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE

SURVIVAL: Can the individual survive government?” – SIL slogan. – Can we survive territorialism when it is “armed” with nuclear “weapons”? – JZ, 11.4.09. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, Q., TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES

SURVIVAL: for on our liberty depends the life of our civilization.” – Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p.84. – And our liberty is still all too limited. – Each should have the choice to have as much liberty or as little of it as he wants to have in his life. – JZ, 8.7.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, CIVILIZATION, LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, STATISM

SURVIVAL: free societies are better fitted to survive than closed societies.” – NOTES FROM FEE – Alas, we haven’t established the very first as yet, one that truly deserves the name of a “free society”. – JZ, 23.10.08.

SURVIVAL: Get to know and to express all your individual rights and liberties. Your life, your very survival, may depend upon this. – JZ, 6.12.76. – HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, SECURITY, FREEDOM

SURVIVAL: I still feel that working toward anarchy is the only long-term path to survival.” – Fritz Knese in THE CONNECTION 115, p.105. – Our survival depends on letting all kinds of societies and communities survive that are tolerant towards other communities and societies. Intolerance should only be practised against the intolerant. The best that libertarians and anarchists could do for their ideal is to set practical examples for them – among themselves only and to demand the same liberty to experiment for all other kinds of idealists and reformers, also only at their own expense and risk. – This is the fastest way for libertarians and anarchists to get their ideals, finally, almost generally accepted. But the right to make mistakes, at the own expense and risk, will persist. As someone said: “Each new generation is a new invasion by barbarians.” – Let them do their things – to themselves! – JZ, 1.4.09. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PEACE, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, CO-EXISTENCE UNDER PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

SURVIVAL: If you prepare to survive, you deserve to survive.” – Kurt Saxon, The Poor Man’s James Bond. – Alas, he mainly thought in terms of personal survival through personal weapons and unarmed combat skills, all of them not very helpful for an individual against nuclear mass murder devices - until enough individuals are combined in an ideal militia force for the protection of individual rights and liberties. One of the first jobs for such a force would be the destruction of all mass murder devices. – I envision Saxon as a kind of King Canute, machine-gunning a tidal wave in a vain attempt to push it back. - JZ, 8.7.08. - SELF-DEFENCE, MILITIA

SURVIVAL: It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” - Edward Demming, Management consultant – CHANGE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, JOKES

SURVIVAL: One of the essential problems in engineering a religion for any species is to recognize and refrain from inhibiting those self-regulating systems in the species upon which the species' survival depends.” - Frank Herbert, The Godmakers, p.23. – Does any somewhat rational species really need any religion or moral system except knowledge of and appreciation of all individual rights and liberties? Alas, especially these are in all too short supply in most religions, ideologies and even in most of the “sects” of anarchists and libertarians. Many anarchists and libertarians still argue against them because they never got the correct definition of right into their heads and have never seen a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Perhaps it does not yet exist. At least I have never come across one, although I looked for it for decades. Thus I do believe that we may still have to compile it – and looked, so far in vain, for any collaborators, who are still alive or active. A comprehensive list of all libertarian projects online – might lead to finding them. Likewise, a libertarian Ideas Archive and directory, indicating special interests. – JZ, 19.3.14. - RELIGIONS, INHIBITIONS, PROHIBITIONS, MAN, NATURAL HARMONIES, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INVISIBLE HAND

SURVIVAL: the continuation of our species may become impossible unless we begin to use the brains with which we are endowed.” – Robert LeFevre, quoted by a correspondent, Frank Meinen, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. – LeFevre reproduced the classical article on panarchy, in one issue of the RAMPART JOURNAL, Fall 66, but I am not sure that he quite understood it. – JZ, 8.7.08. – Even there it was, largely, ignored by his readers. – JZ, 11.4.09. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SURVIVAL: The odds must now be against mankind’s survival into the twenty-first century. As the hazards multiply, so do the chances of disaster. Men cannot indefinitely stockpile nuclear weapons without detonating them, lethal chemicals and bacteria without releasing them or radioactive isotopes without becoming exposed to them.” – A. J. Carter, PROGRESS, 2/77. – We are still “living on borrowed time”. Sooner or later at least an accidental nuclear war will occur – as long as any stockpiles of these mass murder devices are kept in readiness. – JZ, 19.3.14. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ACCIDENTAL NUCLEAR WAR, DETERRENCE HYPOTHESIS, NUCLEAR STRENGTH “POLICY”, MAD: MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION

SURVIVAL: The struggle for survival cannot be delegated to this or that providential leader. It can no more be left to a political platform or an economic program or a diplomatic doctrine than to the expectation of a miracle; that is the road to bondage. - The struggle for survival in freedom must begin with oneself.” – Samuel Pisar, Of Blood and Hope, p.314. – But it must not be confined to oneself. – JZ, 31.5.08. -  INDIVIDUALISM, REPRESENTATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, DELEGATION, LEADERSHIP, WARFARE STATES, STRENGTH, DETERRENT

SURVIVAL: The willingness to move is a prerequisite for long-term survival. Anybody who says, “I will hold this land, or die!” is likely to be obliged sooner or later. The Jews who took this stand 2000 years ago died as Masada. Those who packed up survived with their culture intact for two millennia – a record that few cultures can match. The only other culture that I can think of that survived so well are those of India and China, whose strategy has been to surrender to conquerors – and then absorb them.” – Filthy Pierre, The Compiler Connection, No. 67, p.30. - This ignores all the extraordinary defence and liberation options that full liberty and justice could provide against the strongest enemy regimes, turning most of their soldiers into allies or at least into neutrals.

SURVIVAL: those human beings who wish to survive AND WHO WISH TO SEE THEIR SPECIES SURVIVE  NEED TO AGREE TO DISAGREE. In that context, the only system that makes political sense is a coalition for the mutual respect of individual rights, so that people can disagree without bashing each other’s heads in, so that people can be as different from one another as possible and not try to force each other into choices they wouldn’t otherwise have made.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.69. - DISAGREEMENTS, DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE & PANARCHISM, PEACE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SURVIVAL: Those human beings, who wish to survive and who wish to see their species survive, need to avoid or abolish anything that limits individual differences. Fascism certainly limits individual differences. Socialism limits individual differences. Democracy is probably the most dangerous of them all, because it limits individual differences – while giving its victims the illusion that they are free.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.69/70. - The common feature of all the existing States is the totalitarianism of territorialism. – JZ, 27.9.07. - DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE, DEMOCRACY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PEACE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SURVIVAL: To repeat, liberty is as essential to survival as is the air we breathe.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.52. – If he were quite correct with this statement and seeing that we are still very far from being quite free, we must all be quite dead by now. – Slavery existed for thousands of years. Slaves were even systematically bred! – Almost all slogans and quotes need sufficient criticism, additions or qualifications! - JZ, 8.7.08, 19.3.14. – Compare: “… free societies are better fitted to survive than closed societies.” – NOTES FROM FEE. – So why have so many territorial and statists States, even Warfare States, been able to persist and not a single quite free society has so far been established anywhere or for any volunteers? See e.g. entries on DEFENCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA, SECESIONISM, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

SURVIVAL: today there are no havens to escape to: survival must begin at home.” - Samuel Pisar, Of Blood and Hope, p.34. - But it must, ultimately, be extended to the whole world. The whole world should become our haven or oyster. We should not be confined by any territorial government to its national pen or be excluded by it from “its” territory. – Even if everyone would have a nuclear war shelter under his home, this would not assure his survival in a general nuclear war. Such threats require very much extended self-help, self-defence and self-preventative efforts. – JZ, 31.5.08. - COSMOPOLITANISM, FREE MIGRATION, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SUSPENSION OF LIBERTIES: The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism …” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice, David Davis, Ex Parte Milligan (1866). - Alas, the Supreme Courts, too, have been participating in such suspensions of liberties. If they had always strictly upheld them … - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - DURING EMERGENCIES, WHEN THE SHOULD NOT ONLY BE UPHELD BUT EXPANDED AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SUSPICION: It would be better if all Caesars were above suspicion rather than merely their wives.” – JZ, 15.5.91. – Anyhow, who was Caesar to complain about his wife, seeing that he loved the boys, too? – JZ, 6.6.08. - POWER, RULERS, SCANDALS, CAESAR’S WIFE TO BE ABOVE SUSPICION

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: As if e.g. farmers, graziers, foresters, market gardeners and orchardists knew and cared nothing about this. – JZ, 28.4.99. – As if only politicians and bureaucrats could or would always take the moral and rational long-term view (beyond the next election) while businessmen etc. could not or would not! – JZ, 19.3.14.

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY: This fashionable catchword overlooks that genuine economics was always concerned with doing ever more with ever less and this while more and more “resources” become accessible or are made useful for us. – Farmers have, for centuries, maintained or increased the productivity of their soil. Admittedly, like all other professions and tradesmen, they have made mistakes and learned from them. They never as many mistakes as the politicians and bureaucrats still do and these people seem to be unable to learn from their mistakes. – A genuine and free exchange economy is, by the very nature of exchange, sustainable. Not only that, it increases and multiplies values rather than reduces them. Its basic resource are people, ideas and knowledge. These are almost unlimited in their potential. They can be multiplied almost without limits. For instance, there are “19,078 residents per sq km in Macau, which has passed Monaco as the world’s most crowded gambling enclave. $ 36,357 – Per capita GDP of Macau, making it Asia’s richest place.” – TIME, 14.4.08, p.10. – We have never as yet fully assembled all useful ideas, talents and knowledge and made them readily accessible. Here lies the greatest waste. – Just think of the libertarian ideas that are not yet realized. - Gambling itself is indefinitely sustainable in that the losses of the ones are the winnings of the other. And it is carried on, as a rule, with surpluses from productive activities. – And each genuine trade not only maintains values for both trading partners but increases them for both. – Or should we have stayed with the “sustainable” hunting and food-gathering activities of cave men? - JZ, 2.4.97, 27.5.08.

SWEARING, NONE IN JAPAN? That sounds almost unbelievable to us. However,Ian Fleming, James Bond. You only Live Twice. – Pan Books, 1965, p.82 asserts: “There are no swear-words in the Japanese language and the usage of bad language does not exist.” …”I would say “Shimata”, which means “I have made a mistake.” – “Nothing worse?” – “There is nothing worse to say.” - At least this feature does put the Japanese among the most civilized people in the world. – However, as numerous crime movies have shown, the language even of the most cruel gangster can be very polite. – In one of the next paragraphs, on the same page: “If I wanted to get myself a new driver, I might conceivably call him ‘bakyaro’, which means a ‘bloody fool’, or even ‘konchikisho’, which means ‘you animal’. But these are deadly insults and he would be within his rights to strike me. We would certainly get out of the car and walk away.”- JZ, 27.2.12. – CIVILIZATION, LANGUAGE

SWEARING: As he knew not what to say, he swore.” – Lord Byron, 1788-1824. – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 321. - CURSING, INSULTS, RED.

SWEARING: Feeling blue over swearing fines under Baillieu trial - - The lies of territorial politicians are much worse than swearing, even if uttered in the best form of English. – JZ, FB, 7.12.11. - POLITICIANS, THEIR LIES & TERRITORIALISM

SWEARING: I have yet to find anyone who has been corrupted by hearing a swear word.” – Mr. Marius Webb, ABC commissioner. – And I have still to find anyone who has been enlightened by hearing a swear word. – JZ, 8.7.08.

SWEARING: I won't and shouldn't try to censor anyone, but I can and will walk away from anyone who can't address me in a civil manner.” - Stanley Schmidt, editorial, ANALOG July/August 00, p.5. - CURSING, PROFANITY, FOUL LANGUAGE, POLITENESS, CIVIL MANNER

SWEARING: Obscenity is the hallmark of one incapable of adequate expression.” – William Clive: Dando and the Mad Emperor, p.112. – INSULTS, CURSING

SWEARING: S.I.L. recently made a protest against some of the signs carried by tax protestors picketing the IRS, on the grounds that sexual intercourse was too beautiful to waste upon a government agency.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Oct. 75. – JOKES, TAXATION, FUCK THE IRS and similar “slogans”.

SWEARING: Swearing is a substitute for an inadequate vocabulary.” – Quoted in ANALOG, 9/90, p. 186. – Swearing is a poor attempt to substitute for an inadequate vocabulary. – JZ, n.d.

SWEARING: the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization.” - Sigmund Freud. - However, unnecessarily abusive language can also lead to violence in response to it, a violence that could have been avoided by restrained or even polite expressions of disagreement. - JZ, 21.8.02. - CURSING, ABUSIVE LANGUAGE ETC. RATHER THAN PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, RED, SLOGANS, “Let’s agree to disagree!”

SWEARING: Under certain desperate and trying circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.” - Mark Twain. - CURSING, PROFANITY, FOUL LANGUAGE

SWITZERLAND: The Swiss government had prepared itself to build nuclear “weapons”, too and stockpiled material for 400 of them. – ABC News, 24.5.96. – I had forgotten about this until I came today across this old note. Here goes the supposed ideal of a territorial government. It, too, thinks itself entitled to build and use mass murder devices. – Well, should we be surprised when even the territorial State Israel, hosting the survivors and their descendants of one of the most gruesome mass murder of history, could think of no better way to defend itself than to acquire mass murder devices itself! – To such wrongful conclusions and actions are even the better ones of all territorial democracies driven, still quite unaware that this is one of the consequences of their territorialism, and their collective responsibility notions, which they have still not closely enough examined, although they are the major characteristic that turns them into Warfare States. - JZ, 28.5.08. – Compared with territorial States the Mafia sections and their armed clashes are rather humanitarian, for they concentrate upon their leaders and their top fighters as their targets, and do not target whole populations. – 19.3.14. - TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ISRAEL, DEMOCRACIES, DEFENCE, MAFIA, WARFARE METHODS, WARFARE STATES, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, RIGHTFUL RATHER THAN OBVIOUSLY WRONGFUL “WEAPONS”

SYMBOLS: All through human history, tyrannies have tried to enforce obedience by prohibiting disrespect for the symbols of their power. The swastika is only one example of many in recent history." - American Bar Association task force on flag burning. - FLAGS, DISRESPECT, TYRANNY, POWER SYMBOLS

SYMBOLS: Ernst Cassirer and those of his philosophical elaborators such as Susanne Langer have argued that the special ability of human beings is the creation, transmission, understanding, reordering and recreation of symbols. This ability makes knowledge cumulative and transferable from generation to generation and across cultures.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.149. – Sound wordings are more than mere symbols. They do closely relate to facts and relationships and try to express them as clearly as possible, admittedly also by using the symbols of the alphabet and the words made up of them in any language. – JZ, 19.3.14. -  WORDS, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, COMMUNICATION, WRITING, BOOKS, READING, WORD PROCESSING

SYMPATHY: By what means? By sympathy! At root it's the only means by which one human being can help another. …” - Thomas M. Disch, The Prisoner, p.47. – Self-help, free exchange, credit- and insurance arrangements can help people much more than personal sympathy, aid, charity and benevolence. – JZ, 19.3.14. - FREE EXCHANGE, PROFITABLE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, SELF-INTEREST, CONCERN, EMPATHY, EGOISM, UNDERSTANDING, HELP, SOLIDARITY, LOVE, SYMPATHY, BENEVOLENCE, CHARITY, AID, JUSTICE

SYMPATHY: The inability of most people to feel the pain of others as if it were their own is what makes evil possible.” - Andrei Amalrik. - Most people, or all too many people? - JZ, 23.1.02. – The criminal or aggressor may simply think: I have rather others suffer than suffer myself. Nor is always a physical pain involved, in case of a theft, fraud or robbery. - LACK OF SOLIDARITY, MORALITY, ETHICS, IGNORANCE OF OR NON-APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CRIMES, AGGRESSIONS, ASSAULTS, ROBBERIES, THEFT, UNJUSTIFIED GENEALIZATIONS & OVER-SIMPLIFICATIONS, VAIN ATTEMPTS TO COVER ALL CASES WITH AS FEW WORDS AS POSSIBLE

SYMPATHY: The instinct for rights being of itself entirely selfish, merely impels its possessor to maintain his own rights. Only by the sympathetic excitement of it, is a desire to behave equitably to others awakened; and when sympathy is absent such a desire is impossible.” – Herbert Spencer, Social Statics, Secondary Derivation of a First Principle. – MORAL SENSE, RIGHTS, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS

SYMPATHY: To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating.” – Ronald Firbank, Prancing Nigger, 1924. – SUFFICIENT DISCRIMINATION FOR DIFFERENT CASES

SYMPTOMS: If one sees an evil then one attempts to act upon it directly, i.e., one tries to cure the symptoms, not the cause.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Sieht man ein Uebel, so wirkt man unmittelbar darauf, d.h. man curiert unmittelbar auf’s Symptom los.” - CURES, EVILS, PROBLEMS, REFORMS, RED., CAUSES

SYNDICALISM: A territorial State not only influenced by the currently predominant monopolistic and coercive trade unions but, instead, by some of the radicals among them, could easily become even worse than the present political and economic system. – However, according to Ulrich von Beckerath, the chief of the French CGT, around 1908, set Ulrich von Beckerath on his long and successful exploration of the monetary freedom options. The question he raised was: How, in the day after the revolution, is the worker to pay for his bread? – I do not know how many, if any, and what kind of answers he received then or later from his French unionists and whether such answers were published. – In texts on syndicalism that I browsed through I have found nothing on this. - JZ, 6.12.92, 5.6.08, 11.4.09. – THE ABILITY TO PAY, FULL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, IGNORED BY MOST REFORMERS & REVOLUTIONARIES

SYNDICALISM: I believe most union functionaries to be even more ignorant, prejudiced, irrational, corrupt, power-mad and inclined towards violence than are most territorial politicians. So I would not expect any genuine anarchism to be introduced and maintained by them. – JZ, 14.9.99. – However, they should be free to dominate their own volunteers, as long as they have any – Panarchies even for the various kinds of Syndicalists. – JZ, 11.6.08. - UNIONS, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, FOR ALL KINDS OF UNIONISTS, TOO, POLITICS,

SYNDICALISM: Most people do not love their occupations, jobs and professions so much that they would want their whole lives determined by the functionaries who are supposed to represent them as workers, businessmen or professionals. And why should their wives and their children? Why should the “representatives” of whole industries be more representative than the representatives of the population of whole districts? – JZ, 22.2.98, 4.6.08.

SYNDICALISM: Seeing how badly trade unionists run even their “own” affairs, wrongfully, inefficiently, counter-productively, monopolistically and, sometimes, corruptly and violently, and how rarely they learn from their own mistakes, how could one wish to entrust to them the administration of whole countries and whole populations? – JZ, n.d. – SELF-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK, EXTENSIVE EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING

SYNDICALISM: The syndicalists at heart had always believed in ‘centralization first and foremost’, declared their detractors …” - Paul Avrich, The Russian Anarchists, p.196.

SYNDICALISM: When all power is placed in the hands of trade unionists then it is no safer there than it is in anybody else’s hands. Naturally, with the exception of those communities, societies and governments, still to be established, which are only consisting of volunteers and confined to exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 22.2.98, 19.3.14. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, UNIONS

SYSTEM MONGERS: System-mongers, as Mumford calls them, seek to enforce acceptance by an entire (*) community of some limiting principle and to design life in conformity to it. If Life will not go along, then so much the worse for Life. Which is, of course, crazy talk.” – Neil Postman, Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, p.112. – The territorial population does not, as a rule, constitute a genuine community. Voluntarism is absent in all spheres monopolized by the government. – (*) territorial – JZ, 31.5.08. – COERCIVE UTOPISTS, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, STATISM

SYSTEM MONGERS: The man of systems … seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon the chess-board; he does not consider pieces upon the chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own; altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it.” – Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. - The ‘man of system’, as Smith called him, ‘seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society (a territorial State, i.e., those of the whole population of a country. – JZ, 24.2.12.) with as much ease as the hand arranges that [the or that of? – JZ] different pieces upon a chess-board; he does not consider that the different pieces upon a chess board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great-chess board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislator might choose to impress upon it (Theory of Moral Sentiments, pp.380-81). - Albert O. Hirschman, Interests, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.169/70.INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM, HUMAN BEINGS, NOT PUPPETS OR PIECES OF GAMES, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, STATES, GOVERNMENTALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, STATISM,

SYSTEM MONGERS: there was more to life than they had been taught under their rigid systems.” - A. E. van Vogt, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, p. 89. - LIFE, VARIETY, DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, HIERARCHIES

SYSTEM MONGERS: Why is it necessary that all human life should point to one object, and be cultivated into a system of means to a single end?” – John Stuart Mill, Auguste Comte & Positivism, London, 1865, p.141. – UNIFORMITY, IMPOSITIONS, VARIETY, DIVERSITY, FREEDOM DEVELOPMENT, CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, CENTRALIZATION

SYSTEMS: A Complex System Designed From Scratch Never Works And Cannot Be Made To Work. You Have To Start Over, Beginning With A Working Simple System.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.50. – Sometimes there is only a screw or a nut loose or a spring has become weakened too much. I once successfully replaced a weakened spring in a Minolta photocopier - with a rubber band and that made the machine work, once again, properly. Car mechanics can probably supply dozens of such instances. They certainly do not always try to rebuild your whole car. – JZ, 8.7.08. – PLANNING, DESIGN, UTOPIAS

SYSTEMS: A Complex System That Works Is Invariably Found To Have Evolved From A Simple System That Worked.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.50. - Under free competition the complex system will be less efficient and more expensive and thus tend to fail, while the simple and cheap systems will tend to persist. – JZ, 8.7.08. – DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING, SIMPLICITY, COMPLEXITY

SYSTEMS: A Large System, Produced By Expanding The Dimensions Of A Smaller System, Does Not Behave Like The Smaller System.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.20. – A territorial government is not a family father or mother. - JZ, 13.3.11. - BIGNESS, UPSIZING, ADVANCING FROM LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS TO MASS PRODUCTION, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE

SYSTEMS: A System Can Fail In An Infinite Number of Ways. – An extreme example is the government of Haiti, which, with one exception, appears to consist entirely of departments that do not function. (*) Dozens of national and international aid agencies, frustrated by the inability of the Haitian government to cope with outside assistance, have sent emergency representatives to Haiti, to teach government officials how to fill out requests for aid.” - John Gall, Systemantics. – Failures and creative destruction is also a way to progress. Competition provides both, failures and successes. – Would Haiti be a good starting country for the introduction of panarchies, at first, possibly, via protégée citizens, later turned into members of various panarchies? –– (*) Not that they function well enough in any other country. - JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: A System Continues To Do Its Thing, Regardless Of Circumstances.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.100. - Not quite, for businesses do fail and so would States and societies once they have no longer a territorial monopoly and involuntary members and tax payers. – JZ, n.d.

SYSTEMS: A System That Performs A Certain Function Or Operates In A Certain Way Will Continue To Operate In That Way Regardless Of The Need Or Of Changed Conditions.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.55. - Lack of competition and compulsory membership or taxes to finance it – will see to that. However, freely competing service institutions with voluntary subscribers will adapt to their conditions and limitations. – JZ, 8.7.08. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SYSTEMS: Although many of the world’s frustrations are rooted in the malfunctions of complex systems, it is important to remember that Some Complex Systems Actually Function. This statement is not an Axiom. It is an observation of a natural phenomenon.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.49. – E.g., some brains and some human bodies do actually function and this for a long time. – JZ, 8.7.08. – So do cars and planes, in most cases, at least for a period. – JZ, 19.3.14.

SYSTEMS: And now that the legislators and do-gooders have futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems. And try liberty … –Frederic Bastiat, 1850. Try only to introduce it exterritorially for volunteers rather than territorially for all too many statists as well. – JZ, 3.4.12. - Volunteers should be free to try out even flawed systems once again - but only among themselves, in free competition with all the better ones. Then the best systems will soon win the largest number of voluntary supporters. - Liberty to tolerantly, rather than coercively, try all systems! - JZ, 22.11.06.  – Try only to introduce it exterritorially for volunteers rather than territorially for all too many statists as well. – JZ, 3.4.12. - CONSTITUTIONS, TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED RATHER THAN SELF-CHOSEN ONES, LAWS, LEGISLATION & LIBERTY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, LIBERTY & FREE CHOICE AMONG ALL SYSTEMS, EVEN FOR THOSE, WHO WOULD NOT EVER OR IMMEDIATELY CHOOSE FULL LIBERTY FOR THEMSELVES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL – WHO RESPECT THAT FREEDOM IN OTHERS.

SYSTEMS: Because of man’s creative nature, he is an incurable systems builder. Throughout his history, he has organized his observations into systems.” – L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.11. – That is harmful only if his plans are forced upon others, not when they are tolerantly practised among volunteers only. – JZ, 8.7.08. – MAN, CREATIVITY, PROGRESS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE

SYSTEMS: Complex Systems Are Beyond Human Capacity to Evaluate.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.54. - I believe that panarchism would provide a framework for a complex system of very diverse panarchies and that human beings are very well able to make their personal choice between them, just like they do between millions of products and personal services. Full consumer sovereignty towards all kinds of governmental and societal service offers! – The Free Market itself is a very complex system and man is the more free the more free choice he has within it. Are we really unable to evaluate or utilized the free market? We may not fully understand electricity and magnetism, either, or our computer systems, but we can turn our electrical appliances and our computer systems on and off and use them at least somewhat for our purposes. - John Gall, in this work, has a chapter in which he comes close to panarchism and its choices and coined his own unique terms for them. – JZ, 8.7.08, 19.3.14. – COMPLEXITY,

SYSTEMS: Complex Systems Exhibit Unexpected Behavior.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.17. – True already for my computer system. But the misbehavior of the complex territorial systems can largely be predicted and so can the behavior of a quite free market or panarchistic system. Both the system of monetary despotism and that of monetary freedom are complex systems and, nevertheless, both can be rationally analyzed and predicted in their effects. So can the results of complex systems like Free Trade and Protectionism. – JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: Complicated Systems Produce Complicated Responses (Not Solutions) To Problems.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.74. – PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, LAWS, POLICIES, VOTING, MAJORITY RULE, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM, COMPLEXITY

SYSTEMS: Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt any system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change.” - Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.367. - Panarchism avoids most of this danger by allowing experimental freedom to all, in the same country and at the same time, as long as it is used only at the own risk and expense. That kind of system of systems or "meta-utopia", as Nozick called it, can maximize opportunities and changes and, like a free market in other spheres, can also maximize consumer satisfaction, here expressed in citizen satisfaction with the kind of systematic arrangements they have chosen for themselves - at least as long as they can stand them. Afterwards, when finally quite disappointed with them, they can secede and join or form the communities then preferred by them. - Inventors, utopists, pioneers and reformers are not sufficiently critical towards their own innovations. - JZ, 6.10.01, 13.3.11. - BELIEFS, UNCHECKED PREMISES, SELF-EXAMINATION, DOUBT, SELF-CRITICISM, JUDGMENT

SYSTEMS: destroy every authoritarian or bureaucratic system.” – Slogan quoted by Paul Avrich, The Russian Anarchists, p.195. - It would be enough to abolish their territorial monopoly. - JZ, 13.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, BUREAUCRACY, AUTHORITARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SYSTEMS: Do It Without A System If You Can.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.66.

SYSTEMS: Economists may say: Your system of typified clearing cheques will result in chaos and we do not have to put up with this. – Answer: No, indeed, you do not have to put up with it. You have the right to be fools at your own expense and to consider the solution as chaotic. This is your right and it shall not be infringed. But it would go too far to legally stop us from applying among ourselves a system we found suitable. Be tolerant or the devil may take you by milligrams. Starve with your system, if you like. We will not hinder you. It will be a task of the future political science to describe the sphere in which one cannot be tolerant.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, to Dr. Mann, 1.1.578. – TOLERANCE, MONETARY FREEDOM, CLEARING FREEDOM, FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, POLYARCHISM, PRIVATE PAYMENT COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM, FOOL’S LIBERTY, CHAOS

SYSTEMS: Every system tends to be mutually exclusive, they’re all about keeping someone or something out, …  – Bryce Courtnay, The Power of One, Mandarin, 1989, p.406. – Or keeping them coercively in, like the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain – JZ, 1.3.12. - TERRITORIALISM, EXCLUSIVENESS, MONOPOLIES, COMPETITION

SYSTEMS: Everyone has the right to search for an economic, political and social system he considers to be right and useful and, when he has found it, to try it out in practice, together with his followers. – Free after Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE

SYSTEMS: Everyone may, together with his followers, form a group practising at the own expense and risk whatever system they like for themselves. More cannot be demanded by any group which does not want to be accused of attempting to set up an economic tyranny.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, POLYARCHISM

SYSTEMS: Free institutions run by free men under freedom’s principles - form the only general system that works well enough. – JZ, 2/75, 6.6.08. – VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM, COMPETITION, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKET INSTITUTIONS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, SECESSIONISM

SYSTEMS: Great Advances Do Not Come Out of Systems Designed To Produce Great Advances.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.74. - I believe that e.g. panarchism, monetary freedom, and ideal human rights draft, an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties, and a libertarian revolution, liberation and defence program (including a variety of governments in exile, all only for volunteers) and the Ideas Archive (Super-Computer System) and Talent registration (both of the latter 2 institutions as free market and marketeering institutions, rather than governmental ones) would produce great advances. – Gall’s great book should be re-written! - JZ., 8.7.08. - PROGRESS

SYSTEMS: I’M NOT ANTI-SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS ANTI-ME. - Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Seismologik Intelligence's photo. - John Zube I am for all systems - practised tolerantly and exterritorially - only among their volunteers. The territorial system is ultimately against all of us, for every leash has two ends. – Facebook, 26.2.13. - TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE

SYSTEMS: If A System Is Working, Leave It Alone. Don’t Change Anything!” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.49. - Never give up trying new experiments – but cautiously, tolerantly, only among volunteers, not risking everything. – JZ, 8.7.08. – MEDDLING, REFORMISM, INTERVENTIONISM, ENFORCED EXPERIMENTS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE

SYSTEMS: In Complex Systems, Malfunction And Even Total Non-Function May Not Be Detectable For Long Periods, If Ever.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.21. - True, if the system is territorially enforced and territorialism is taken for granted or as quite natural. Untrue when individuals have a choice, may secede from a system and subscribe to other ones. Then e.g. price and service competition between them would be noted and become effective. – JZ, 8.7.08. – PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, STATES, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITION IN EVERY CREATIVE OR VOLUNTARY SPHERE

SYSTEMS: In our hurry to act we have not seen how much life and movement is sacrificed to make place for an official system.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition of his essays, p.76. - TERRITORIALISM VS. FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS.

SYSTEMS: In the words of sociologist Snell Putney: “the basic problem is that large systems over a period of time take on objectives of their own, distinct from the objectives of the men who created the systems in the first place.” (*) Putney defines such a system as an “autosystem”: “A social system which comes to pursue its own objectives by its own means and ceases to be under the effective control of men.” These auto-system, in order to guarantee their own continuation, “persuade their participants that there is no possible conflict of interest between man and system.” (**) – S. Putney, The Conquest of Society, quoted by Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order. - (*) Especially if they have legal monopolies, or even a territorial monopoly. – (**) Were all anarchists, libertarians and other dissenters persuaded as well or are the systems simply territorially imposed? - JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: Individuals should become free to adopt for themselves and their own affairs whatever system they prefer – to minimize troubles between men with different beliefs or convictions. – JZ, 10.8.05, 3.10.07. - & INDIVIDUALS, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, HARMONY & PEACE VIA FREE CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW

SYSTEMS: Instead of occupying our minds with the task of finding ways to make the system more tolerable, let’s use that time and energy to build a more human and logical system (or non-system) which cannot be controlled by a few.” – LITTLE FREE PRESS, 18.10.72. – Or a quite tolerant system, which allows all volunteers to do their own things for and to themselves, all in their own and very diverse panarchies. – JZ, 8.7.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, POLYARCHISM, REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM

SYSTEMS: Large System Usually Operate in Failure Mode.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.8. – They can get away with this, for a long time, only if they are enforced or have a legal monopoly. Full consumer sovereignty would rapidly lead to their disappearance or to their being taken over by efficient new owners and managers. – Panarchies could be world-wide and yet competitive and successful - JZ, 8.7.08. - STATES, TERRITORIALISM, BIGNESS, FAILURES, SUBSIDIES, TAXES, INTERNATIONAL PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES

SYSTEMS: Le Chatelier’s Principle (The System Tends To Oppose Its Own Proper Function), a basic law of very general application.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.8. - Every student of science is required at some point or other in his career to learn Le Chatelier’s Principle. Briefly, this law states that any natural process, whether physical or chemical, tends to set up conditions opposing the further operation of the process. Although the law has a very broad application, it is usually looked upon more as a curiosity than as a profound insight into the nature of the Universe. We, on the other hand, regard it as a cornerstone of General Systemantics. No one who has had any experience of the operation of large systems can fail to appreciate its force, …” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.21. -– A “law” that is, probably, also applying only to territorial and other monopolies. – JZ, 8.7.08. Or does it apply to panarchism and its practice as well? - Let us examine the possibility of panarchism not having enough self-correction features built in. This and other objections or doubts should be collected, published together and systematically replied to. - Not only in the Q & A method. Also in an Ideas Archive, an expanded Panarchism A to Z compilation, in argument maps etc. - JZ, 13.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS, PANARCHISM, FEEDBACK, POLYARCHISM, MONOPOLIES, CONSUMER-SOVEREIGNTY, TAX STRIKES, CONSUMER BOYCOTTS, SUBSIDIES, TAXATION

SYSTEMS: Let us cast out all artificial systems and give freedom a chance.” – Frederic Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat – A Man Alone, p.231. – I would fully agree if he meant by “artificial systems” only those with involuntary members, i.e., territorially and legally, constitutionally and juridically or despotically imposed ones. - Full freedom, laissez faire, a free market, do also form systems, but natural ones rather than territorially imposed ones. – JZ, 6.6.73, 8.7.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, POLYARCHISM

SYSTEMS: Loose Systems Last Longer And Function Better. – Consider, for example, the System of the Family. …” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.68. - Was the Catholic Church ever a loose enough organization? – JZ, 8.7.08. – DISCIPLINE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-MANAGEMENT VS. THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, REGULATIONS, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM

SYSTEMS: Many Functions Are Intrinsically Unsuited To The Systems Approach. – Anyone who has tried to manipulate an umbrella in a high wind has an intuitive feel for what is involved here. Technically, it has something to do with rapid and irregular fluctuation in the parameters.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.67. – I for one doubt that the territorial system and the majority voting system can be made to work satisfactorily. – JZ, 8.7.08. – Those satisfied with majority voting for decision-making should be free to apply it among themselves, exterritorially, under personal law. – JZ, 19.3.14. – TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DECISION-MAKING, VOTING

SYSTEMS: No system can help being a system. – JZ 19.9.81. – Territorial systems cannot help being territorial systems. – JZ, 8.7.08. - TERRITORIALISM

SYSTEMS: No universal system is a living thing: they all tend to become mere machines – machines of a rather perverse kind that have incurable tricks of going their own way. We are apt to think that our machines dutifully serve and obey us; but in large measure we serve and obey them. They too have souls of their own, and command as well as obey. Unfortunately for us, progress and improvement are not amongst the things that great machines are able to supply at (on? – JZ) demand. Their soul lies in mechanical repetition, not in difference; whilst progress requires not only faculties in the highest state of vital activity, but I might almost say continual, mental dissatisfaction with what has been already achieved, and continual preparedness to invade new territory and attempt new victories.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.70. – I would expect panarchism to provide or greatly facilitate this service. – JZ, 8.7.08. - MACHINES, BIGNESS, ORGANIZATION, PARTIES, MOVEMENTS, MASSES, PROGRESS, COMPETITION VS. IMPOSED FORMS & PROCEDURES, IMPROVEMENTS, PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES OR PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

SYSTEMS: Nock adhered to the conviction that the only way any person can improve society is by presenting society with one improved unit.” – Edmund Opitz, on Nock, in INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Winter 75. - Was Henry Ford’s production line method for cars inefficient? Could it operate only with improved individuals? Merely personal thinking has largely to be replaced by institutional thinking that takes all individual rights and liberties into consideration and applies them. – Man makes institutions but institutions also shape men. E.g. military drill conditioning, territorialism, government schools, price controls and anti-drug laws leading to black markets. – Does one fight unemployment, war, the nuclear war threat, inflation, price controls and rationing, protectionism and any monopolies by improving one’s character? – We have ignored the wrongfulness and harmfulness of territorialism for all too long. - JZ, 8.7.08. , PEOPLE, UTOPIAS, INSTITUTIONS, REFORMS, MILITARISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SYSTEMS: Not Just Animal Behavior, But The Behavior Of Complex Systems Generally, Whether Living Or Nonliving, Is Unpredictable.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.17. - I would deny that, to a large extent, e.g. for sports and hobby associations and for panarchies as opposed to territorial States and, generally for free market systems as opposed to statist and bureaucratic systems. – JZ, 8.7.08. – UNPREDICTABILITY, COMPLEXITY, BIGNESS

SYSTEMS: People are more or less “possessed” by systems. Just as they are by religious beliefs. And ever new systems are being invented or “developed”, regardless of their truthfulness or untruthfulness and their economics and moral status. One system addict can almost never convert the addicted followers of another system, no matter how hard and long he tries. – JZ, 8.9.90. - Thus one should not even attempt to convert or persuade others, which is usually a waste of time, energy and money, but, rather, work towards full experimental freedom for oneself as well as for all the others, to the extent that their systems are capable of peaceful coexistence, among volunteers, under personal law and fully exterritorially autonomous, as far as their own affairs are concerned. Successful persuasion and conversion attempts are the exception rather than the rule, even for professional and very skilled advertisers and propagandists – unless they merely ride on the waves or popular prejudices, errors and myths, i.e., fail to enlighten. – JZ, 8.9.90, 21.10.07. - & THEIR INTOLERANT & TERRITORIALIST ADDICTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS

SYSTEMS: People In Systems Do Not Do What The System Says They Are Doing.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.31. – Territorial States and large corporations with many legalized monopolies are not the only and certainly not the optimal forms of organizations. – JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: Systemaphilia arises from the assumption that human beings are sufficiently clever, knowledgeable, and multi-perspectived to design complete and just about perfect systems of human activity. The much admired Buckminster Fuller suffers from systemaphilia. So did Karl Marx, John Dewey, Rousseau, Joseph Stalin. What these very different men had in common was a belief in the feasibility of total change.” – Neil Postman, Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, p.109. - Full freedom allows all possible positive changes. It includes exterritorial autonomy for all volunteers. – JZ 30.6.92. Thus all systems can be tried out at the same time, in the same country, if only they do have some voluntary supporters. Being confined to volunteers, they will either succeed or fail or change themselves enough to finally succeed. – JZ, 30.6.92, 1.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, UTOPISM, TERRITORIALISM

SYSTEMS: Systems aligned with human motivational vectors will sometimes work. Systems opposing such vectors will work poorly or not at all.” – John Gall, Systemantics.

SYSTEMS: Systems are seductive. The promise to do a hard job faster, better, and more easily than you could do it by yourself. But if you set up a system, you are likely to find your time and effort now being consumed in the care and feeding of the system itself.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.66.

SYSTEMS: Systems Develop Goals Of Their Own The Instant They Come Into Being.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.55. – Especially, if, like governments, they have a territorial monopoly and therefore involuntary customers. – Systems dependent on consumer sovereignty are quite another matter. They either satisfy their customers or they fail. – JZ, 8.7.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS FOR ALL KINDS OF SYSTEMS & INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM

SYSTEMS: Systems Get In The Way.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.21. - Especially territorial and enforced ones. Voluntarily used systems are quite another matter. – JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: Systems Run Best When Designed To Run Downhill.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.67. – Instances: The wars between territorial States, The arms race towards the general nuclear holocaust, inflations caused by monetary despotism, taxation towards total economic breakdown, government debts towards total bankruptcy of the State, price controls until almost nothing can be bought any more legally, rent controls until the houses fall down? – JZ, 8.7.08. – Good systems have sufficient development and progress options built into them. – With monopolies, compulsory membership and territorialism this is hard to impossible to achieve. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SYSTEMS: Systems Tend To Oppose Their Own Proper Functions.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.21. – While true, e.g., for Central Banking and Government schools, is it also true for full monetary freedom and fully free competition in education? – JZ, 8.7.08. - And for all competition between exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers and their personal law? - JZ, 13.3.11.

SYSTEMS: The “Problem” Problem. For the practising Systems-manager, the greatest pitfall lies in the realm of Problems and Problem-solving. Systems can do many things, but one thing they emphatically cannot do is to Solve Problems. This is because Problem-solving is not a Systems-function, and there is no satisfactory Systems-approximation to the solution of a Problem. …” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.66. - I would assert that a system of archiving ideas and publishing them as well as the demand for them and doing the same for special talents, would greatly work to achieve and accelerate progress. Problem solving would exactly be the function of such a special market institution. – Electronic “argument mapping” is also a problem solving method for long-standing controversies. – I believe that the system of “brain-storming” can be very effective, also certain forms of conducting meetings. – Even plain suggestion-box systems can already be productive. If accompanied by efficient follow-up procedures and bonus systems, their productivity effect can be enormous. – Systems can greatly help creative individuals (sufficient positive incentives for improvements) or greatly obstruct them (hierarchical systems and seniority systems). - JZ, 21.4.82, 8.7.08. - Are libraries and the Internet, encyclopedias and especially the WIKIPEDIA useless for problem-solving? Most generalizations are generally false. A single fact can already refute them in their generality. But I do insist that e.g. territorial States, their governments, their laws, their parliaments are not good enough problem-solving systems. They do, probably, cause more problems than they solve. I know not of a single instance of a major problem which they were able to solve almost perfectly. Do you? - JZ, 13.3.11.

SYSTEMS: the fundamental moral wrong that is committed, where some men coerce other men, where some men forcibly and by means of the state power construct systems for the rest of men to live under.” – Auberon Herbert, The Right and Wrong of Compulsion, Essay Four in Mack edition, p.179. - STATES, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP, LAWS, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SYSTEMS: the men who direct it vainly, miserably struggling, with their impossible task of their universal system to extinguish all differences of thought and action, …” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition of his essays, p.312. - PLANNING, DICTOCRACY, NATIONALIZATION, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS

SYSTEMS: The Mode of Failure Of A Complex System Cannot Ordinarily Be Predicted From Its Structure.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.60. – But one can predict that competitive private enterprises will be more successful than nationalized monopoly enterprises and state many causes for the successes and the failures involved. – The failure of over-sized enterprises can be predicted from their over-size and lack of internal decentralization. - JZ, 8.7.08.

SYSTEMS: the more intelligent a nation becomes, the greater pains it must suffer from a system which forces its various parts to think and act alike when they would naturally be thinking and acting differently.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition of his essays, p.61. – TERRITORIALISM, ENFORCING UNITY, UNIFORMITY OR EQUALITY

SYSTEMS: The most ingenious way of becoming foolish is by a system.” – Shaftesbury – Compare the believers in astrology and system gambling. – And those thousands of millions still believing in territorialism and central banking. - JZ, 8.7.08. – FOOLISHNESS, TERRITORIALISM

SYSTEMS: The System Always Kicks Back.” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.21. – Do voluntary associations, freely competing with each other, provide much in such kick-backs as do territorial States and monopolistic corporations? – JZ, 8.7.08. – Q.

SYSTEMS: The System Is Still Us.” – A. Seidenbaum, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.155. - In other words, it has to operate with individuals, corresponding to the nature and interests of individuals. – JZ, 8.7.08. – Territorial systems certainly do not represent the whole population of peaceful citizens in a country. Communities of like-minded volunteers can represent all of their members, as long as they remain like-minded enough not to secede from them. - JZ, 13.3.11 - VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, NATIONALISM, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, STATISM

SYSTEMS: the very ease with which official power created huge systems was an evil and not an advantage, since they were created with insufficient discussion, experience and knowledge, as well as insufficient effort on the part of the individual, and each huge system so created not only involved terrible financial burdens but stood in the way of the future introduction of better systems.” – Auberon Herbert, The Ethics of Dynamite, Essay Five in the Mack edition, p.211. – COERCION, - TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, GOVERNMENT, MONOPOLIES, COMPULSION, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY, LAWS, SUPPRESSION OF COMPETING & ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS & OF FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY CREATIVE SPHERE

SYSTEMS: We usually call this economic process the “free enterprise system”, or the “profit system”. But these labels distort the reality. It is not a system. It is – quite the opposite – the absence of a system, a non-system. It is neither managed nor planned. The Secretary of Commerce is in no sense in charge of it. It works as if it were “run” by a wonderfully keen intelligence with a marvelously enlightened comprehension of human psychology. It is in fact not run by anybody.” – Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.82. – One might also say that it is run by individual producers, exchangers and consumers, i.e. by everybody, to the extent that he participates in the system, with his own labor, resources, ideas, earnings or investments. – JZ, 8.7.08. - In this respect it resembles as a free enterprise system, for xyz different enterprises, the diverse panarchies under panarchism, are peacefully competing with each other and depend upon voluntary members, investors and customers, all of them sovereign individuals. - JZ, 13.3.11. 19.3.14.

SYSTEMS: Z Z Z : I close this segment now with a final offering of the wisdom of Adam Smith, this on the inherent error in all systems of control and coming not from The Wealth of Nations but from his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments: “The man of system, is apt to be very wise in his own conceit, and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests or to the strong prejudices which may oppose it: he seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board; he does not consider that the pieces upon the chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, in the great chess-board of human society, every single piece has a principle of motion of its own, altogether different from that which the legislature might choose to impress upon it. If those two principles coincide and act in the same direction, the game of human society will go on easily and harmoniously, and is very likely to be happy and successful. If they are opposite or different, the game will go on miserably, and the society must be at all times in the highest degree of disorder.” – LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, USA, Nov. 76. - INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS – IN ALL SPHERES! – JZ, 11.4.09. – Until we have overcome this attitude such truths cannot be stated too often. – JZ, 25.6.13.



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