Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

Anarchism Takes Courage: Helping People Escape the Cult of Normalcy

Normalcy

Anarchism is about courage. It takes poise to help people escape the cult of normalcy, wherein they revel in a haze of disinterest and violence and depravity. But when anarchists attempt to persuade people to discard love of their culture coma, of blood and carnage, they usually get a counterattack in the form of dismissive slander and appeals to State piety. But it…

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Lay Siege to the Therapeutic State: Unmake Psychiatry

LAY SIEGE TO THE THERAPEUTIC STATE: UNMAKE PSYCHIATRY

Freethinkers should fight to abolish what Thomas Szasz called the “Therapeutic State.” The Therapeutic State is the marriage of government and psychiatry. Government is the warmongering tribal leader. Psychiatry is the charlatan medicine man.  The enterprise is a rampaging behemoth that wields a deadly blend of deception and violence. It is an incestuous relationship that damages…

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The Cure for Combat PTSD is Prevention and Empathy

Empathy

Post Traumatic Stress disorder is considered a mental disorder that affects people who have experienced something painful or unnerving. These experiences are usually scenarios that involve witnessing or causing death or destruction. For example, if a man signs up for military service and is spirited away to strange lands to kill strange people—he becomes a likely candidate for PTSD.…

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You and I: Discovering our Natural Opposition to Authority

Authority

Bear it aloft, O roaring flame! Skyward aloft, where all may see. Slaves of the World! Our cause is the same; One is the immemorial shame; One is the struggle, and in One name — Manhood— we battle to set men free. “Uncurse us the Land!” burn the words of the Dead, Written-in-red. ~Voltairine de…

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Persuasive Anarchy: Using Change Talk to Create Freedom Lovers

Change Talk

Many people complain that anarchists are idealists who imagine a Utopia that will never exist. They call anarchists stupid and naive and delusional. They say anarchists do nothing but fantasize about dreams with no way to realize them. They do not give anarchism a second thought. These anarchophobes go about their lackadaisical lives and never weigh or consider the plight of the…

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On Becoming an Anarchist: the Character and Contour of a Freeman

freeman

“Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.” ― Gianna Perada When one becomes an anarchist he does not fling explosive cocktails at common people. She does not don black attire, incite riots, or write anarchist cookbooks with recipes on burning buildings. It is true that one can be anarchist and commit trouble galore,…

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Rise of the Lovertarians: A Return to Peaceful Resistance

PEACEFUL RESISTANCE

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” -Isaac Asimov Humanity dwells in an increasingly hostile and dark world. People are inundated by mass shootings, warfare, and terrorism. Life is not sacred or respected. It is replete with seething anger and growing hatred.  Even some voluntaryist segments of anarchism seem eager to shed blood under the alarmist call for pragmatism. It is as if these anarchists have forgotten…

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Demons in the City of Love

Demons

A planned “terrorist” assault hit Paris with force. Over a hundred people were killed during the rampage. The perpetrators, according to news sources (mainstream and alternative), came in with AK-47’s and bombs strapped to their bodies. The worst part of the attack happened at a concert hall. That is where the majority of the causalities took place. The…

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