The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The State is a Terrorist Organization, By Definition!“…
Rayn: By definition, the State is actually a terrorist organization!
“Terrorism (noun): the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.”
Juan P.: I think this is covers everyone at some point…lol
Rayn: You’ve used violence, or threatened others with it, in the pursuit of your political aims?
Rayn: I’m anti-political, so I don’t engage in this sort of anti-social behavior… (The closest I’ve even remotely come to fitting this description was the one time I voted for president in the 2000 election when I was 19 years old).
As a Voluntaryist, I embrace the Individual Sovereignty (aka self-ownership) of all beings, and adhere to the Non-Aggression principle as a means of securing it! 😉
Juan P.: Let’s just say I’ve tracked terrorist for 15 years and the truth is at any givin time a normal person can commit “terror” acts at any given time. Keep true to you and enjoy life.
Genaire: Juan, I’m not sure about you, but I know I’ve personally never used violence or intimidation in aims of governing others. I may have done said acts in defence of myself or my relatives which however is far different then terrorizing with the intent to control/govern others. I personally don’t know many who have.
Juan P.: l guess it depends on the contexted, to some I may have been called that to others something else. If you question is have I done it of my own accord..no. If i have done it then I can not say on these channels. Have I suffered for it, yes, have I lost friends? Yes.
Genaire: If you haven’t done it under your own accord it doesn’t count. No one blames the military most blame the policies that have lead to the world’s current state.
Juan P.: I guess the problem for me is that all groups, political, religion, idealist, you name it have “political aims” and push the ideas onto others. I like that people have an opinion and want to share. Sadly there is no perfect world and there will always be someone who controls someone, it has happened since the start of time. I will say I love the freedom you and Rayn have and I hope to get there soon.
Rayn: Juan, if what you say is true, and “a normal person can commit ‘terror’ acts at any given time,” then I should consider it even more a badge of honor that most consider me “crazy,” rather than “normal”!
Juan P.: I fear the “normal” person, crazy is more my style anyway.