26 October 2007

Rational anarchy

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A rational anarchist believes that concepts, such as ‘state’ and ‘society’ and ‘government’ have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. They believe that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame… as blame, guilt, right, wrong, and responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, they know that not all individuals hold their evaluations, so they try to live perfectly in an imperfect world… aware that their efforts will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self-failure.

Therefore, I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am ethically responsible for everything I do.

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