Individual Secession Is A Human Right

I Don't Consent To The System

Just like Anarchy, the idea of secession scares many people. It is simply an extension of the natural human right to dissociate or discriminate. As much as it is painful for many people to recognize, we all discriminate in our daily lives. It is impossible to live one’s life and not discriminate. Desires are infinite and resources are scarce. Therefore we need a rational system to allocate these scarce resources to those people who need them the most and can use them most efficiently. This system appears to be Free Market Capitalism and Austrian Economics. Any subversion of this self regulatory market will invite waste and inefficiency into an otherwise magnificent dance of beauty.


We discriminate when we choose which friends to have and which friends to not have, which people to date and which people to not date, which businesses to patronize and which to not patronize. We discriminate every waking day of our lives in every decision we make. It is unavoidable. My wife is supremely pleased that I discriminate against every other women to spend time with her every night.


When Anarchists and Voluntaryists talk about freedom, it must be the freedom to be a sexist, racist, bigot, homophobe etc. When we speak of freedom of speech it must be the freedom to speak the most offensive things. Nothing is taboo so long as it does not violate the self-ownership or property rights of another individual. No individual has special rights that everyone does not have. The right to secede from a friendship, relationship, or business is identical to the right to secede from the State. Free individuals do not ask permission to be free.


About Danilo

A practitioner of Eastern Healing arts with degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese medicinal herbs, I have always questioned the status quo, a path which led me to peaceful anarchism. Through my journey, I have worn many hats, that of a classical pianist, avid chess player, philosopher, comedian, and now father of two little anarchists. My wife brands me as a Cultural Critic, but I am simply following my thirst for knowledge and passion for writing.

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