Inspired to Promote Voluntaryism After Yet Another Viewing of Charlie Chaplin’s Famous Speech in “The Great Dictator”

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Katherine C…

Katherine C.: A chilling plea from the past.

Charlie Chaplin’s Incredible Speech:

RaynNo Masters No Rulers!

"As for politics, I'm an Anarchist. I hate goverments and rules and fetters. Can't stand caged animals. People must be free." - Charlie Chaplin

“As for politics, I’m an Anarchist. I hate goverments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.” – Charlie Chaplin
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page,Speak for Yourself“)

Katherine C.: We take for granted the comforts we have with government. Safety being one of them. I know there are exceptions, but we’ve talked about this before. You never gave me a good solution as to stopping serial killers and the like from attacking people that can’t fight back. Your only solution is private security and god knows how they’d get paid because there’d be no money, so I’m assuming we’d revert back to a barter economy.

Rayn:

Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?
But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rayn:

"Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Govenment cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place." - Dr. Ron Paul

“Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Govenment cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place.” – Dr. Ron Paul

Rayn:

"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears, he is a protector." - Plato

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears, he is a protector.” – Plato

Rayn:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Zero Aggression“)

Rayn: Great idea! Let us subjugate and rob entire populations of *hundreds of millions* because an ultra-minority among us engage in violence against others!

“Government: the brilliant idea that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder and steal from us.” (Artwork originally located here, on the Facebook page, "LibertyManiacs.com")

“Government: the brilliant idea that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder and steal from us.”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “LibertyManiacs.com“)

Rayn:

“If statists say we need government to control bad people… what about the bad people who join government to control others?” (Artwork originally located here, on the Facebook page, "Voluntaryism")

“If statists say we need government to control bad people… what about the bad people who join government to control others?”
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Voluntaryism“)

Rayn:

“If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all of their robberies are legalized.” – Lysander Spooner (Artwork originally located here, on the Facebook page, "Americans Against the Republican and Democratic Parties")

“If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all of their robberies are legalized.” – Lysander Spooner
(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Americans Against the Republican and Democratic Parties“)

Rayn: Cops Now Take More Than Robbers:
http://reason.com/archives/2015/11/27/cops-now-take-more-than-robbers

RaynPolice Beat Their Wives and Girlfriends at Double the National Rate, Still Receive Promotions:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-beat-wives-girlfriends-double-national-rate-receive-promotions/

RaynGovernment: Lethally Enforcing “Public” Funding of Common Thieves, “Legally” Empowered to Rob Us “For Our Own Safety”:
http://acidrayn.com/2016/09/10/government-lethally-enforcing-public-funding-of-common-thieves-legally-empowered-to-rob-us-for-our-own-safety/ (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

The Irony of Statists Telling Anarchists to “Stop Forcing Their Politics On Them”

The following correspondence originally took place here, upon the Facebook page, “Government Does Not Exist“…

Government Does Not Exist:

"When a Statist Tells an Anarchist To Stop Forcing Their Politics on to Them"

“When a Statist Tells an Anarchist
To Stop Forcing Their Politics on to Them”

Rayn: Indeed! These types of Statists are some of the most intellectually dishonest, around!

I’ve actually been told, and I quote, “As a True Believer (TM) of your own chosen ideology you apparently project rigid, dogmatic inflexibility onto everyone who disagrees with you.”

My reply was lengthy, but here’s how it began… “As a true believer in your own chosen ideology of Statism, YOU project your rigid, dogmatic inflexible, not too mention violent and murderous, tyranny over your fellow man, because you don’t trust anyone but the sociopaths you elect into office, who rob you to live lavishly, while putting innocent human beings in cages for victimless crimes, like possession of non-toxic plants, while bombing women and children, overseas, with the ill-begotten tax funds that take from us all. Calling Voluntaryism, which is the freedom and peace of consensual relations between Sovereign Individuals, ‘rigid, dogmatic inflexible’ ideology completely discredits you, like usual. Keep licking those boots, and eating dust, my friend! 🙂

You can read the whole correspondence, here, if you’re in the mood for a laugh:

Exposing the Retrogressive Left:
http://acidrayn.com/2016/04/19/exposing-the-retrogressive-left/

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Lysander Spooner: A Match Made by the IRS

The following debate originally took place here, upon the Facebook wall of Ms. Lauryn Hill, after I posted a captioned photo being shared by the page, “Strictly Voluntary,” along with a comment of my own…

Rayn: Check it out, Ms. Lauryn Hill! Voluntaryists understand your position, all too well! Taxation is Theft!

Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, "Voluntary"

Ms.Hill in part of her statement to the tax judge: “I had an economic system imposed on me.”

Ms.Hill was caught in the trap that Lysander Spooner wrote of over a century ago:
“And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract—the Constitution—made eighty years ago, by men who are now all dead, and who never had any power to bind us, but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of men, consisting of many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions that are to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons, compared with the whole number that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see.” ― Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority

No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority | by Lysander Spooner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWESql2dXoc

Murray N. Rothbard considered this essay by Lysander Spooner (1867) “The greatest case for anarchist political philosophy ever written.”

Lauryn Hill – War in the Mind (Unplugged): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze8cFpZ0WHg

#LaurynHill #Spooner #NoTreason #WithdrawConsent #EndStatism #StrictlyVoluntary

(Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Strictly Voluntary“)

Jahgreen R.: is it like she wants to be free to express her childhood’s homeworks mistakes now that she is an adult??? I today realize what that word means which she spoke in a poem in London way back in 2005: “What an abracaration!!!” -aryist[s], what about -ist[s]!!! I am a voluntarist if I’m not gonna be a volunteer, but not for grammar mistakes, what’s fucked up with you??!!! Who were you sent by? You amp up not being with you!! Now you’re gonna complain why y’all’re not loving me? but, come on, you………………..repulse

Rayn: My apologies, but I’ve read your comment multiple times, and simply I can’t make out what you’re trying to say within it… Can you please clarify?

Jahgreen R.: A flabbiness spray for Lauren to put in a bubble. She needs to understand, anyone who earns more than average must pay taxes, that’s also accepting the luck could have been someone else’s to put in light out of the many poors who have talent in any other field but will never be able to access. Why wouldn’t the poor be able to receive from the wealthiest in partnerships funds, professional welfare like she ain’t ready to do so? Trust it or not, only the wind has got the answer to this question ; she’ll just have to follow the majority.

Rayn: Nope… Individuals cannot simply relegate rights which they don’t have, themselves, to others, no matter how much they imagine that such activity would somehow eliminate the lack of morality inherent to the unjust acts they seek to commit, by proxy – nor will it relinquish them of personal responsibility for the acts now being committed in their name. Since you and I have no right to take money from others without their consent, neither does the State! It wouldn’t matter if we tossed out the claim that it was for the “greater good,” or if we used some of the stolen money to buy our victim a service he also didn’t consent to, as we pocketed some for ourselves as payment for arranging said service. It would be a criminal act, regardless. It’s probably disappointing to hear this, if you’re a member of the Statist cult, but… yeah… true morality is universal, like that.

Taxation is Theft, and Taxation is Extortion. To those who advocate such theft under the guise of “helping the poor” with stolen funds, I say, “Check Your Statist Privilege,” my friend! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Disobey!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “The Great Work,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves." - Henry David Thoreau

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau

My Commentary: Disobey…

The IngSoc Mentality Reigns Supreme in America

The following correspondence originally took place here, on the Facebook wall of Voluntaryist, Larken Rose

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.' - George Orwell, 1984

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.’ – George Orwell, 1984

Larken Rose: Here, have a PRINCIPLE: The fact that allowing people their freedom might result in things you don’t like, and things that don’t benefit you, does not mean that forcibly infringing on people’s freedom is justified. Freedom means you don’t always get your way. Deal with it.

Rayn: The IngSoc mentality of doublethink is polluting the thought patterns of far too many to even count. And, we are quickly approaching the year 1984.

Being pro-liberty and pro-justice (hence, a Voluntaryist), I often find myself debating Statists who protect their slave-minded views with some variation on the theme that “freedom is slavery.” These types typically regurgitate thoughtless claims, such as “warlords will take over,” “criminals will run the show,” and other such completely contradictory, totally accusatory ideas. And, I usually eviscerate their faulty logic by simply pointing out that the things they fear most about freedom are, interestingly enough, exactly those which are currently *legally* happening under the yoke of the State.

Also, being pro-peace, and hence, anti-war, I also find myself in the strange position of debating Statists who claim some variation on the theme that “war is peace.” These types often dutifully explain to me that the American government is bombing the Middle-East for the sake of “reducing violence,” for “stability,” for “protection,” for “liberty,” etc., etc. They even readily agree with my assessment of their view, when I say, “so, basically, you believe that war is peace?” Very few recognize the reference, nor do they understand its implications. The idea that a war pig like Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize is completely Orwellian, alone. When I hear any mention of the pathetic “war on terror” justification, I often invoke crickets by mentioning that war, itself, is terrorism. More doublethink…

Sadly, the “ignorance” required for, and maintained by, these two major modes of doublethink lends enormous “strength” to sociopolitical collectivism, and by extension, the continued existence of a single ruling authority-head, capable of molding and forming such a gigantic mass of shapeless, empty human beings into one centrally-structured body.