Manipulative Mainstream Media Monopoly Continues to Falsely Portray Anarchism as Form of Criminality

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by anarchist, Adam Kokesh, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Real anarchists don’t wave flags and don’t wear uniforms” (TheFreedomLine.com)

My CommentaryLegitimate Anarchists Adhere to a Peaceful, Principled, Anti-Political Philosophy of Freedom!
http://acidrayn.com/2016/11/12/legitimate-anarchists-adhere-to-a-peaceful-principled-anti-political-philosophy-of-freedom/

And, we absolutely do not initiate violence upon others, nor destroy property that isn’t ours!

If these sorts of COERCIVE activities are taking place against persons or their property, by definition, anarchy is not occurring!

anarchy: (n): without a ruler
(From Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- ‘without’ + arkhos ‘chief, ruler’)

The words you’re looking for to describe these sociopathic behaviors are “criminality” and “rulership.”

The only reason to toss the word “anarchy” into the mix is out of ignorance, or to discredit and smear LEGITIMATE anarchists, who adhere to a peaceful, principled, anti-political philosophy of freedom!

Legitimate Anarchists Adhere to a Peaceful, Principled, Anti-Political Philosophy of Freedom!

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

"The media's depiction of anarchists Actual anarchists"

“The media’s depiction of an anarchist
Actual anarchists”

My Commentary: Nice try, criminal scum, operating with the support of the mainstream media monopoly! While you’re busy co-opting and misappropriating the word, “anarchy,” and falsely defining it to mean “chaos,” I’ll provide some helpful tips to help my Statist friends sort things out:

Without CONSENT, anarchy is NOT taking place!
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If COERCION is taking place, it is not anarchy!

Here’s the original definition of “anarchy,” including etymology. All efforts to change this simple, concise explanation can be summed up as a fear-monger-motivated hijacking of the word!

anarchy: (n): without a ruler
(From Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- ‘without’ + arkhos ‘chief, ruler’)

There is almost no other word in the English language that so easily defines this concept, with a history stretching back for almost half a millennium! The word Voluntaryism is a much more recent attempt (being only about a century old) to reinvent the stolen word, with the implied understanding that “anarchy” is purposefully being robbed of its meaning.

As you can see, what is taking place in the top picture below can already be defined in so many ways – from “chaos,” to “lawlessness,” to “vandalism,” to “criminality”… the list goes on. The only reason to toss the word “anarchy” into the mix is out of ignorance, or to discredit and smear LEGITIMATE anarchists, who adhere to a peaceful, principled, anti-political philosophy of freedom!

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)

“Rules Without Rulers”

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

"Science is anarchism. There is no ultimate or central authority in science. Scientists don't just seek to work within the existing order, they often actively attack mainstream scientific thought. The decentralised nature of science means that a very wide range of ideas exists. Innovation can come from anywhere and the leading theories can be overthrown at anytime."

“Science is anarchism. There is no ultimate or central authority in science. Scientists don’t just seek to work within the existing order, they often actively attack mainstream scientific thought. The decentralised nature of science means that a very wide range of ideas exists. Innovation can come from anywhere and the leading theories can be overthrown at anytime.”

My Commentary: “Rules without rulers,” in essence.

Successfully Peaceful and Prosperous Anarchy Has Existed All Throughout the Humanity’s History

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I shared artwork posted to the page, “Anarchist Memes” by a fan…

Rayn:

"What people think Anarchy is What Anarchy really is"

“What people think Anarchy is
What Anarchy really is”

Murilo M.: I like your posts Rayn, but this is one I have to disagree with. How can you be sure? Have you ever seen a country in which anarchy worked well?

Rayn: “I am often asked if anarchy has ever existed in our world, to which I answer: almost all of your daily behavior is an anarchistic expression. How you deal with your neighbors, coworkers, fellow customers in shopping malls or grocery stores, is often determined by subtle processes of negotiation and cooperation. Social pressures, unrelated to statutory enactments, influence our behavior on crowded freeways or grocery checkout lines. If we dealt with our colleagues at work in the same coercive and threatening manner by which the state insists on dealing with us, our employment would be immediately terminated. We would soon be without friends were we to demand that they adhere to specific behavioral standards that we had mandated for their lives.

Should you come over to our home for a visit, you will not be taxed, searched, required to show a passport or driver’s license, fined, jailed, threatened, handcuffed, or prohibited from leaving. I suspect that your relationships with your friends are conducted on the same basis of mutual respect. In short, virtually all of our dealings with friends and strangers alike are grounded in practices that are peaceful, voluntary, and devoid of coercion.” – Butler Shaffer

Rayn“Until shortly before the common era, the very last 1 percent of human history, the social landscape consisted of elementary self-governing kinship units that might, occasionally, cooperate in hunting, feasting, skirmishing, trading, and peacemaking. It did not contain anything one could call a state. In other words, living in the absence of state structures has been the standard human condition.” – Yale professor, James C. Scott

Has Anarchy Ever Existed Before?
https://theruleoffreedom.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/has-anarchy-existed-before/
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