For one to be so opposed to State violence on the one hand whilst practicing childhood assault, AKA spanking, on the other is profoundly hypocritical to say the least. Violence is violence whether it is inflicted on fully developed adults in their right minds or immaturely developed children with no capability for self-defense. There is nothing noble or honorable about saying “My child is well behaved because he/she listens to every word I say.” All this indicates is the ability of the parent to strike fear and intimidation into the pure heart of an unbiased human being who seeks only to learn about the world. Is the proper treatment of such a curious nature to inflict pain and punishment in response to actions we deem to be “errors” from the artificial vantage point of cultural propriety? If such barbaric treatment of children actually produced positive results we should logically expect its use to decrease as successive generations produce more docile children leading to docile adults. However this is not the case. When parents engage in corporal punishment it is usually done in the midst of uncontrollable fury and ferocious anger. Is this the proper atmosphere to “teach” one’s child about morality? If such savagery did amount to anything other than the repression of emotions and the formation of insidious grudges then we should necessarily be living in a genuine utopia free of crime and mental illness.
If we would like see a more peaceful world we must first by starting to treat with kindness and respect those in our society that will bring about this fresh future, the children. Only when their needs, desires, and curiosities are given the proper deference we would associate with a wise elder will we begin to approach a truly peaceful and voluntary society. Sure there will always be violence in a peaceful society as surely as there will always be death in amongst a vibrant rainforest. The key is not to feed the violent seed within each child.
“We expect kids to sit for hours and do what they are told to do, and if they can’t do it, nobody kindly say, ‘I see you’re restless, get up and play.’ They say, ‘You better go get tested for ADHD so we can put you on drugs…’” Peter Gray, PhD
Here is my most recent article published in the Daily Anarchist on government schools. When assessing whether something is moral or not, an important consideration is whether that thing is forced or voluntary. When the option is placing your children in a subpar government indoctrination camp that is “free” but paid for by extortion (taxation) or forfeiting your currency by extortion (taxation) and paying for a private school on top of that, which one do you think is the easiest choice for most parents? Nothing is free! If there are people working and resources being used there is a cost! We must discover what that cost is and whether it is voluntary or forced. Good ideas do not need force!
I’ve concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.
I am quite proud to present to you a most beautiful 22-minute video by the brilliantly articulate Canadian Anarcho-Capitalist philosopher Stefan Molyneux. Here he discusses the enormous value in teaching kids, starting in childhood, about property rights and self-ownership. How can we fundamentally make the intellectual changes needed to bring about a society of peaceful and voluntary human beings when parents, as authority figures, constantly teach their children that their bodies are not their property, i.e. spanking, slapping, whipping etc, their freedom is not their property i.e. detention, time out, or grounding, and their possessions are not their property i.e. stealing or withholding them as a form of punishment?
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
Children must understand the effect of their actions for themselves without parental coercion and punishment, which incidentally, sets the stage for a subservient and docile adult citizenry. Children are constantly reminded by their parents that their bodies and their possessions, although given as gifts, are not their own and that both can be readily taken away if they have done something to elicit anger or disapproval from their parents, the authority figures. When one unconditionally gives a gift to another person one does not expect anything in return, to do so would be more aptly described as a trade in which one person has defaulted on their contractual obligations. Unconditional gift giving implies the surrendering of all ties to that gift. This is true regardless if the gift is given to an adult or to a child. If the child wishes to destroy or vandalize their gift it is their property and they may do with it what they wish. Perhaps upon destroying the gift, it might not be replaced within a reasonable amount of time, but that is the consequence which the child must come to understand.
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”
This unilateral coercive conditioning directly translates to our public school, universities, and adulthood. In our public schools there is a daily violation of our children’s sovereign inalienable rights when they are forced to go to an institution against their will, memorize information against their will, and are thereafter punished for refusing to comply. In universities one may argue “Well that is voluntary, isn’t it? I chose to go to a college or university.” Upon closer inspection here as well young adults are indirectly “forced” to attend as result of the all encompassing State regulation of a multitude of professions through their oppressive permits, certificates, and licensure. In order to attend they must pay the outrageously arbitrary tuition fees that far surpass any other inflation price increases in the market, as is only natural when an institution is State subsudized. If they cannot afford it they must accept loans, most often federal, and thereafter be secured as economic debt slaves. They must obey their professors and learn what is deemed necessary for them to learn, disapproval of which would result in an inability to graduate and receive the piece of paper with fancy calligraphical writing that signifies the conclusion of one’s indoctrination in the chosen State approved profession.
By adulthood it is clearly ingrained on a profound level that we are all slaves to the State, which is our master. The State owns 100% of our wages, an arbitrary 1/3 of which goes directly to the coffers of the State and the rest is given back to us a gift so that we may live. The State owns our homes and we are all temporary renters. Even those who proudly claim “I own my home because I paid off my mortgage.” The translation of this would be “I own my home because I paid off the immoral pretend loan plus the unjust usury that my financial institution created for me on the spot when I signed the contract, of which the financial institution offered no risky collateral and I assumed all the risk.” Thus even after decades of working to pay off this pretend loan, we are slapped in the face when we discover that, through property taxes we are STILL renting our “fully paid” homes to the State. Should we default on our property taxes the State will open up a can of fascism on us by moving to place a lien on our home, evict us, and foreclose on our “fully paid” home. Therefore if we do anything to anger or arouse the disapproval of the State or its minion law enforcers, the Police, our “property” will be duly confiscated i.e. wages, real estate, cars etc or our false right to “self-ownership” will be violated i.e. thrown into a cage, tortured etc.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.” President William Howard Taft
There are a dwindling few places on Earth where human beings are allowed to be truly free. We are not free human beings. We are free-range chattel, that within the confines of the State we are allowed to choose our profession through which to better serve and increase our productivity to the mighty State.
Anarchists are the real hard-nosed realists. People who have this fixation on some ideal government, which isn’t fundamentally just a criminal gang with flags, are the starry eyed dreamers without a firm grasp on reality.”
All this indoctrination and conditioning would prove to be most onerous were it not for its early adoption in the family structure through the establishment that “I am the parent. I am in charge. You must obey me or you will suffer dire punishment.” Incidentally many parents have the approach “When you live under my roof you obey my rules. Once you leave you can do as you like.” This is not altogether accurate either. Whether it is in the violent parenting family structure, forcefully obedient university setting, or rigidly conforming State setting there is always an authority one is expected to cower in unrelenting prostration. The expectation of obedience does not end. The State fundamentally relies on the groundwork of obedience laid by the violent parenting structure.
We do not have rights; rather we have privileges and immunities as granted us through the benevolent 14th amendment.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”
14thAmendment of the US Constitution
Pay careful attention to the wording, “privileges or immunities”. These are not the same as “rights”, which are inalienable, intrinsic, and sovereign. We are all born with rights, which cannot be granted nor revoked by any government. Privileges are just that, privileges by a higher power. They can be altered or revoked at a whim by those in power for any reason. The notion that we are immune from State obligations, services or taxation duties is farcical indeed in this post 9/11 world of the Patriot Act, NDAA, surveillance state, perpetual warfare, and 923 Obama executive orders. Understand the nature of your enslavement. Assert the sovereign rights we all possess and cower to no one!
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
Therefore one of the best ways to create a society of well-informed people is by respecting the property rights and right to self-ownership of our children. When the young people grow up with a healthy sense of sovereignty and empowerment, they will accept the authority of no one who endeavors to trample and infringe upon those rights.
Wonderful! Check out this amazing 6 minute video on the contemptible religion we have all bought into known as Statism and how we can all be finally free of it. Just like any religion is fear and faith based. It requires our undisputable loyalty, without which it vanishes into the ether.
Whenever you find yourself in the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Please enjoy this wonderful 77 minute documentary entitled “Food Matters” as soon as possible. They are offering it for free online viewing for seven more days which ends December 10. This film outlines the dire health our society languishes in. The US spends the most per capita on healthcare, has the largest federal government, military-industrial complex, and medical-industrial complex on the planet. All this is true yet we wallow in the poorest societal health amongst Western industrial nations.
…if I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre. Only cancer victims who live far from such centers have a chance.”
Dr. Charles Mathe, French cancer specialist
There are several cures for cancer, but there’s no money in them. They’re natural, effective, and inexpensive, no expensive drugs are involved but they require quite a lot of self-discipline from patients. It costs millions to fund research and clinical trials needed to produce a new cancer drug that can be patented and sold. Often these drugs create more illness. It has been said that the key to success in the health business is to pull off the trick of making people patients for life. Consider how many people who registered a couple of abnormal blood pressure readings have been kept on medication until the medication killed them, when a quick fix course of drugs supported by major changes of diet and lifestyle would have returned their physical condition to an unmedicated healthy state.”
Dr. Robert Atkins, MD, of Atkins Diet
To say this is despicable is an understatement. I would be more inclined to say this is not by accident but by design. History has shown that within a given country the larger the State, the lower the standard of living, the less individual freedom, the less general prosperity, and the more shameful the public health. Feel free to compare these aspects in the real world examples of North vs South Korea, East vs. West Germany, Mainland China vs. Taiwan etc.
A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo’s supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin’s disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy.”
Dr. John Diamond, M.D
We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison.”
Dr. Glenn Warner
In such an atmosphere of strangulating government regulations, oppressive government agencies, and reams of bureaucratic red tape it is no surprise to learn that those rising natural herbal or home remedies that gain popularity and challenge the supremacy of the dominant pharmaceutical industries with their State subsidized monopolies on medical treatment are brutally suppressed, their proponents discredited, and their research mercilessly destroyed. This is the society we live in, in which those poisons that harm patients are aggressively promoted and State subsidized over those natural remedies that heal the body from the inside out.
What hope is there for medical science to ever become a true science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be expelled when the right drug is found?”
John H. Tilden
Hence there is a direct correlation between the bloated expansion of the State and the proliferation of State subsidized monopolies and cartels. Verily it may be said that monopolies cannot exist, in any enduring sense, without the direct intervention and intravenous support of the State. Their monstrous size is both inefficient and unmanageable to exist and thrive of their own accord. Without sufficient funding and tax breaks afforded to it by the State they would collapse immediately. Also without the immunity and protection granted by favorable legislation through the bribery of lobbying, other ambitious and clever entrepreneurs would appear and likely overthrow their supposed domination of the field through more efficient means and cheaper prices. Such is the sublime beauty of free market anarcho-capitalism as it exists in all its purity when it is completely divorced from governmental intervention and meddling.
As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.”
Dr. Alan C. Nixon, past president of the American Chemical Society
Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.”
It becomes quite imperative that one educate oneself through all the means available in order to not fall victim to a failed medical system that only protects its shareholders, CEO’s, and legions of medical doctors at the direct expense of the vulnerable patient. One can readily see and feel this State imposed barrier between the masses and the protected when one becomes injured by a medication or vaccine and, motivated by an understandable feeling of redemption, seeks remuneration through State approved avenues. However, as has been demonstrated time and again, this is the most cumbersome, costly, and least successful method for achieving such monetary redemption.
If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes (Professor of Medicine Harvard University)
Every drug increases and complicates the patient’s condition.”
Robert Henderson M.D.
Take matters into your own hands. A much more superior method is to acquaint oneself with the art of prevention through dietary discipline, knowledge of basic herbs, the importance of water intake, systematic meal times, adequate chewing, balance of meat intake, and the employment of rudimentary exercise.
Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.”
Daniel H. Kress M.D.
The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.”
Henry Lindlahr M.D.
Haha this 4 minute video parody is genius! A few enterprising individuals have taken to the curious task of awarding criminal politicians the “Monsanto’s Minion Award” for the most backdoor deals, kickbacks, and corrupt taxpayer subsidies to the bio-tech giant. Please understand that Crony Capitalism is NOT True Capitalism! The two are as starkly different as artificially produced synthetic medications and naturally grown wild herbs. To consider the two in the same breath is both ignorant and foolish.