What is the true cost of interjecting unwarranted coercion into peaceful acts?
That’s a huge question to answer. We break this down into smaller, yet still fairly big topics.
-The Broken Window Fallacy
-The Tragedy of the Commons
-How taxes coerce conformity in other aspects of life
-How tax funded regulations encourage poverty
The unintended consequences of taxation are nearly infinite. What doesn’t have to be is our nescient about them. By understanding what wealth, how it is created, and what its purpose is we can break down the idea of taxation and show the world what it really is:
A practice befitting a less civilized, intelligent, and courageous period of Humanity’s history.
It is common practice for many Anarchists and Voluntaryists to incessantly bash feelings and belittle their importance. Is there a place for feelings in the human condition? To be entirely dominated by feeling and emotion is to become a wildly hedonistic savage beast. To become entirely dominated by logic and reason is to become a soulless calculating machine, a Spock. There must be a balance. Love, passion, beauty, wonder, and splendor are recognized and appreciated in the presence of feelings. These things cannot be logically deduced.
There is no mathematical formula to infer why I love my wife. There is no way to graph with an X and Y-axis, why nature is magnificent. Some things do not appeal to logic for explanation. Some things have no rational explanation. There is beauty in the inexplicable. It is entirely conceivable to live a fruitful life and be ignorant of many things. The caveat is to recognize one’s nescience but to simultaneously strive to conquer it, knowing full well that there is always something new to learn. We must recognize that everyone has something to teach us, if we are receptive to the lesson. When the childlike enchantment with the unknown vanishes, life descends into darkness. Life is a journey of discovery and self-actualization. Laugh until you cry! Sing until you are hoarse! Play until you are exhausted! You have life but for a moment. Do not squander it, for it is a privilege afforded to few.
We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
In this episode Tyler sits down with Danilo Cuellar of PeacefulAnarchism.com to discuss Danilo’s path to Anarchism, to understanding economics, Peaceful Parenting, Unschooling, and other valuable topics.
Danilo’s work can be found on PeacefulAnarchism.com where he focuses on many areas such as Voluntaryism, Agorism, Precious Metals, Anarcho-Capitalism, Austrian Macro-economics, Statism, The Federal Reserve, Libertarianism and more.
It is quite easy to understand the reason for our own choices and preferences. It is far more difficult to empathize with another to discover and understand the reason for their choices and preferences. If we desire absolute freedom to live as we so wish without interference, we must desire absolute freedom for our brothers and sisters all over the world.
Peaceful people engage in decision making everyday based on complex criteria that only they can apprehend. We may have our provincial ideas about how others should live, but to endeavor to coercively impose our views onto them individually or via the guns of the State would be the very definition of slavery. That would make us the masters and them the slaves.
Most people are struggling in their own lives to discover how to live and what are the best choices to make. If we cannot know the optimal manner in which to live, to expect others to bend to our will about what is best for them would be the height of hubristic folly. The only logically consistent choice is absolute freedom for all without exception provided nobody is being aggressed upon. This is the essence of Free Market Capitalism and Voluntaryism.
Many people assert that we need government schools because otherwise children would not learn to read, write, or think critically. It is my contention that we are all born with the innate desire to learn. We are all born with the burning curiosity to explore the magnificent world around us. It is this curiosity that must be encouraged and fed. When a child proceeds through life with a passion for learning there is nothing that is impossible. The self-motivated autodidact is a force of nature. He is a supernova amongst dying stars.
It is not the specific bits of information that is important but rather that this flame of inquisitiveness is not snuffed out. Proceed evermore boldly into the darkness! When a child does not want to learn, nothing can convince him. When a child wants to learn, nothing can stop him!