Article by: Paylie Roberts
I tend to think a lot, and write not based on deadlines, but based on inspiration. My “real” careers don’t allow for writing deadlines, unless someone wants to pay me a considerable sum of silver or platinum coinage to do so. Thus, I don’t make a living writing, but instead, I hope to influence the course of thinking within human civilization (or at least the liberty and prepper movements) with my writing. This article involving Anarchy is one such a case.
While there are many well thought out and articulated definitions of “anarchy” among political philosophers, to the indoctrinated and propagandized common person/sheep the word tends to be defined rather simplistically, and in my opinion incorrectly, as “chaos and disorder”. Ideally it might mean “without rulers (not without rules)”. But for the purpose of this article let us define it a little differently as “the absence of the rule of law”.
To many Constitutionalists, Conservatives and Libertarians the rule of law is rather important, and rightly so unless you are living in an honest anarchy, in which case there will be morals, but not necessarily “laws” per say. However I have noticed a common misconception among all of these groups, and that is that advocates of anarchy tend to think that we don’t live in anarchy already, and the Constitutionalists, Conservatives, and Libertarians harbor the illusion that things still run on some basis of “rule of law”. Both of these views, I would argue, are not reality, and in fact are nothing more than mass hallucinated fictions created by the giant propaganda matrix/machine known as the “mainstream media”.
Reality, as I see it, is that currently there are two sets of rules or standards. One rule applies to the globalist, elitist (not elite), sociopathic, megalomaniac oligarchs, and another set to everyone else. The rule that applies to the first group is “do whatever you want, just make sure you get away with it”. The rule that applies to the second group is “be obedient sheep and do whatever you are told no matter how onerous, ridiculous, or oppressive”. In fact, there are so many rules on the books now that apply to the second group of we the plebeians that just about everyone has “broken” some “law” or committed some supposed “crime,” and could be prosecuted for such, whether they know it or not. This allows the first group to engage in selective enforcement and prosecution based on their political agenda. We have already seen this with IRS targeting of specific groups for non-crimes, and also in the non-prosecution of many elitist oligarchs for blatant severe crimes.
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. … We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” [Emphasis added.]
–Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
There are numerous data points that also support this view. For example, it is clear from considerable evidence that the actions of Hitlary Clinton certainly rise to the level of treason against the so-called “US”. The worst of this is her selling of the office of the Secretary of State in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation (clearly harmful and “illegal”). Yet there are no consequences for these acts. Similarly, John Corzine stole…, er, “lost” billions of dollars of account holder deposits while CEO of MF Global, and there are no consequences to him either. But he is “really sorry” about it. I could go on and on and on about the many numerous examples that there is no rule of law applied to the well connected globalist elitists. Yet I know someone who went to jail for irrigating crops without a permit that he didn’t know he even needed. Bernard von NotHaus went to prison for creating the private currency known as the liberty dollar based on precious metals. How ironic that he was prosecuted for “counterfeiting” of all things.
These are examples of a totalitarian society suffering from moral and logical inversions (down is up and wrong is right). These contrasting examples also show that there is no longer rule of law. There are merely those who control the reins of power and use it to squash what they don’t like, and everyone else, who is potentially subject to being squashed. This phenomenon is not limited to the US, but is currently present in most so-called “countries” around the world today. I am only focusing on the US, as I am most familiar with it.
An additional important point to make is that there are only a few reasons a “government” can really have any “authority,” let alone legitimacy. These are:
- The Social Contract theory.
- The Consent of the Governed theory.
- The brainwashed masses approach. And
- The “they have more guns” approach.
Regarding the Social Contract theory, several philosophers have pointed out the flaws in this approach, most notably Lysander Spooner. The problems here could be simply stated that almost no one has ever actually agreed to any such contract (nor knows what is in it), and for contracts to be valid (legitimately binding) they have to entered into knowingly and voluntarily. In addition, changes in contracts have to be agreed upon by all parties to the contract, and can not be changed ad hoc by certain parties. Yet changing the contractual terms ad hoc by certain parties is exactly what the current political process does, since currently the principle of FUNDAMENTAL UNALIENABLE RIGHTS (free speech, property rights, self ownership, the right to defend oneself, etc. etc.) has been burned at the stake.
Furthermore, even if someone wants to argue that the US Constitution is the “social contract” of the US, then the supposed “Federal Government” is in breach of contract, approximately 90% of the time. Any common sense (rather than legalese butchered) reading of the US Constitution would clearly show that 90% of what the supposed “US Federal Government” is doing, the Constitution provides no authority for them to do those things. So on at least two counts #1 gets a fail.
Regarding the consent of the governed, I know plenty of people, at this point perhaps even a majority of Americans, who no longer consent to the actions or decisions of the people who call themselves the “US Federal Government”. And it is entirely easy for anyone who disagrees with “policy” to withdraw consent. Simply stop accepting that those people have any LEGITIMATE authority, or that they represent you in any way. Because they certainly do not. The politicians only represent themselves, and their globalist puppet masters.
Regarding the brainwashed masses approach, well this is true. Sadly, a large number of Americans are still brainwashed sheep and are consenting to tyranny and their own destruction without knowing it. Sometimes they even cheer for it without realizing what they are actually supporting. An important part of the deception here is that the elitists pretend to allow the populace to have a say, through the circus spectacle of “voting”. But in reality this is another matrix-like false narrative to placate the masses. Your vote NEVER affects policy and it rarely affects the outcome of elections. Electronic voting machines with back door software, a controlled and complicit mainstream media, massive amounts of money for bribes and media, “old fashioned” vote fraud like dead people voting, or missing ballots, etc. etc. Voting is a rigged sham. Total. PERIOD. If the DHS takes over the voting system as threatened, the rigging will be complete. Continuing to believe in fairy tails does not make them true, and it only dis-empowers those who believe in them. People ought to open their eyes to the brutal reality of the matrix, but likely they will not, because it is just too painful. That old Jack Nicholson movie line of “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” is sadly very true for many Americans.
But just because one segment of the population is ignorant and headed for self destruction does not mean the rest of us should be doomed to the same consequences due to their ostrich-like behavior.
Finally, the “they have more guns” approach. As Chairman Mao said “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” That is the point that the US, and most other countries, has/have now reached. Do what they say or they kidnap, cage, or shoot you. But in reality, that is no different than a mafia, and it is definitely not the basis for any legitimacy.
In reviewing the briefly presented (but in reality much more extensive) evidence on these topics, I can only come to the conclusion that we already, in practice, live in a state of anarchy. It just so happens to be that the present anarchic situation happens to be dominated by numerous large and oppressive mafias known as so-called “national governments” – the “Federal Government” and “State Governments” in the “US”. And they have good public relations divisions known as the “mainstream media”.
In the US this mafia could more accurately be described as the “Deep State” and the merger of associated political, military (Military Industrial Complex), banking (central banks and major Wall street banks), and corrupt crony corporate power elitists. It also just so happens that a majority of people have been indoctrinated and propagandized into believing that the current rules are somehow legitimate. In reality these “laws” largely serve the deep state globalist oligarchs. The law as it currently exists, is an extensive abuse of language. As Lewis Carroll so accurately wrote in Through The Looking Glass:
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
Our language has been turned against us to convince us to be serfs. Those who define (and redefine) the language of “the law” get away with everything. Those who have been convinced of the legitimacy of any language presented to them, allow themselves to be unknowingly coerced by this mafia into doing everything they are told, by anyone within this mafia who claims alleged “authority” of “the law”. George Orwell tried to warn us about this in his book 1984 with his concept of “newspeak”. In reality, most of the language used in the mainstream media and by politicians is newspeak.
It is crucially important for anyone and everyone seeking freedom, peace, and prosperity to realize that this mafia is destroying the rights and liberties or all Americans, along with those of many people worldwide. It is a deadly parasite to human civilization, and as Orwell described in 1984, it is the “boot stamping on a human face – forever.” This mafia we have now, it is not “government” representing the will or interest of the people it claims to represent. They only pretend to serve the public, and put on as much of an act as they need to to convince a majority of the public of that. In reality it primarily serves the wishes and interests of a small number of sociopathic, control freak, criminals. These people are not intent upon advancing human civilization – they are intent upon destroying it for their own benefit. The people involved in this mafia are in fact guilty of crimes against humanity and need to be viewed and treated as such. Here are a few choice quotes that explain exactly who we are dealing with:
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”
–George Orwell, 1984
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
–George Orwell, 1984
“Kill one man, and you are a murderer, kill millions, and you are a conquerer, kill them all, and you are a god.”
– Jean Rostand, biologist/philosopher (often mis-attributed to the band Megadeth)
With all that said, how to proceed?
I always try to maintain a solution oriented focus in what I write. Thus it becomes even more important to realize and understand what you can do about it. The first thing to recognize is that this “government” mafia is illegitimate. You are under no moral obligation to comply with their rules, so long as you are not harming anyone else or the legitimate natural rights of others in the process. Further, realize that obedience to evil is not a virtue. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, ‘disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God’. In theory it is actually quite easy to free your mind; in practice it seems to be much more difficult for most people. But only you can free your own mind from the chains that have been placed on it since birth. “Free yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley.
The solution to the Gordian knot of the current political situation is just as simple as cutting the Gordian knot with a knife: stop accepting and validating the legitimacy of a mafia and their propaganda. Change your thinking. Accept that this mafia has no legitimate authority. The way to do this is to accept the responsibility that you are free by nature, and are responsible for the morality of your own actions. Government laws do not dictate morality any more than they dictate the behavior of gravity. I realize this is a sea change of thinking since people have been conditioned to think that “the law” = morality and “illegal” = immoral. But this is quite bluntly a far too simplistic and indoctrinated worldview. Legality and morality sometimes overlap but often they do not. The more “laws” that exist the less they overlap with morality; thus we need to reestablish some basic principles.
In reality there are very few rules needed for an advanced civilization to function. These include:
- The non-aggression principle. Do not engage in physical aggression or harm/destruction against other people or their property.
- Uphold contracts. Do what you say you are going to do. Your word is your bond.
- Live and let live. Live your life freely as you choose and let others live their lives as they choose, so long as no one is harmed and the natural rights of others are not violated.
For some reason people ‘get’ the first two but have a terrible time with the third one. Too many people are busy bodies who think (incorrectly) that they have a right to dictate how other people should live. This is immoral, and if you want to maintain a functioning society, it never works. It also divides people against each other (divide and concur by the elitists using “wedge issues”), rather than uniting people to build freedom and prosperity. The philosophy of “live and let live” may not work in all cases (e.g. radical Muslims who demand conversion or they will kill you), but it will work for more people, more of the time, for people of more different backgrounds and views, than any other approach.
There are also some strategies, that we the people can employ, en masse to build freedom, that have proven quite effective over the years. These include:
- Mass civil disobedience of immoral laws. Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Polish Solidarity movement have all proven that civil disobedience is effective. “Laws” can be made unenforceable this way. If it is not yet possible to get enough people to engage in mass civil disobedience, then engage in covert civil disobedience until you can persuade enough people to do so.
- Stop supporting the government mafia. Minimize your tax profile. The more resources you give them, the more you empower them. The more you legitimize them, the more you empower them. “What if they had a selection (“election”) and no one showed up?
- Become as independent and prepared (logistically, financially, and psychologically) as possible for economic and political disaster. If you have stored food, cash (and precious metals), self defense tools (weapons & ammo), power generating capacity, etc., you are more resilient and less dependent on the corrupt mafia system. The more dependent on that system, the more controlled you are. This also applies to financial independence. Don’t rely on .gov payments because they won’t be around or won’t be worth much going into the future.
- Educate people about the reality of the government mafias. Make the effort to teach and persuade to the degree practical.
- There is an old saying about the soap box, ballot box, jury box, and cartridge box. I have argued that the ballot box is a dead end, at least at the present time. And the soap box involves educating and persuading people. That leaves two. What is meant by the “jury box”? Jury nullification. This topic is too much for this article. However, if you are not already very familiar with jury nullification I recommend you go to the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) web site and educate yourself. Also see the Wikipedia entry on jury nullification. The Founding Fathers considered nullification of immoral laws by juries as one of the last lines of defense against tyranny, and they were correct.
- Finally, the cartridge box (defensive use of force), is a legitimate last resort to resist tyranny and defend liberty. From a strategic standpoint I very strongly recommend this be the last resort, and I will explain why in a moment.
To recap, strategically, I highly recommend using these various tools in the following order:
First: “Soap box” education, persuasion – throughout all stages.
Second: Ballot box, voting, political system – but only if you have a functioning system, which we no longer do.
Third: Minimize support for a corrupt system. Preparedness and self reliance throughout all stages. Stop accepting and legitimizing said corrupt, tyrannical so-called “authority”.
Fourth: Civil disobedience.
Fifth: Jury box, jury nullification of immoral laws.
Sixth: Cartridge box (defensive use of force); last resort – in a defensive posture only.
These all flow in a logical order tactically. Unfortunately my observation is that most liberty activists get stuck at either stage two or stage three and have no idea how to precede from there when those fail. With these last paragraphs of this article I am trying to sketch out the next steps, and equally importantly, why this sequence.
First, let me use a completely hypothetical example to illustrate this process. Let’s say a person holds the values that it is a fundamental human right to defend oneself from violent aggressors, and therefore supports the principles described in the 2nd Amendment – that individuals have the right to own tools to engage in such self defense. But let’s say that right is fundamentally at risk due to political tyranny. Step 1 – Educate and persuade about the individual human right to self defense. Step 2 – Vote for those who support that fundamental right (assuming there is a functional political system, possibly not). Step 3 – Minimize taxes being paid to government mafias that then subsequently use that tax money to enforce anti-self defense laws. Also become more logistically and psychologically prepared for political and civil unrest. Stock up on weapons and ammunition (and food and communications gear, etc.), and train with them, as that training will be needed if Step 6 arrives. Step 4 – When major anti-gun legislation gets enacted by corrupt government mafia, don’t comply. For example, if all semi-auto weapons were banned and subject to confiscation, hide said weapons (until if Step 6 is required), and do not turn them in. Step 5 – If you are called to jury duty for a case that involves criminal prosecution of someone who committed Step 4, vote “not guilty”. If you are the person “arrested” (kidnapped) for committing Step 4, try to get some people on your jury who believe in the right to self defense and try to get them educated about jury nullification. Step 6 – Implement this if all else fails, and enforcement starts going door to door. That should give you a pretty good picture of how this process works for just about any topic. With a little imagination one might think of how this same process could be applied to something else, like the UnAffordable Care Act, or almost any other tyranny. However an additional key is to try to keep a positive narrative in the alternative media. Remember, the activist is the victim being oppressed by a tyrannical government mafia (which is true and no exaggeration).
There are several reason I suggest this order. One of which is maintaining the moral high ground which is important for both practical and moral/philosophical reasons. Also, each subsequent step will be more controversial than the previous, and therefore should only be used if necessary. Maintaining the moral high ground is also important because it helps to build or maintain whatever public support you can muster.
Maintaining public support increases the chances of success. Public support is not always necessary to succeed, but it does stack the odds in one’s favor. If someone jumps from step 2 all the way to step 6, they will be seen by the public as a “domestic terrorist” and treated as such, and the public will support prosecution/persecution (you will more likely fail). But after going through steps 3, 4, and 5, supporters of Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. for example would be seen as “civil rights activists” if they resorted to violence to defend themselves (note the defensive posture) against violent government brutality.
Similarly, if it gets to that point (Step 6), people in the liberty movement will need to be seen by the public as “freedom fighters” and not as “domestic terrorists”. If you say this is just semantics, then you are dangerously naïve, and need to learn about the importance of public perception (PR) in the fourth generation warfare which is already being waged against us by the globalists. There are two critical components to spread the desired media narrative: truthful alternative media outlets to contrast with the mainstream controlled propaganda (this already exists, but needs to become higher profile), and liberty activists have to go through all of these steps to build a legitimately justified case. We need to be able to, at any point, say (roughly) “we tried to do it more civilly using the previous method, but they shut us down, so we had no choice but to take the next step.” This is fourth generation warfare: the battle for people’s minds. Embrace its strategic importance, or the chances of success are greatly reduced; because it has already been used against Americans for quite some time now by the globalists and their media whores. This is the world we live in now. Act outside the box accordingly.
About Paylie Roberts
Paylie Roberts is the author of the non-fiction book Memories of Poland, Lessons From Growing Up Under Communism. She is also the author of two novels: Bugging Out To Nowhere, and Life After Bugging Out. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology, and lives with her husband, two German shepherds, and various livestock, somewhere between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains.