Friend and fellow Freedom Writer from A Veresapien’s Blog has started another blog based around the possibility of a ‘truly human’ or truly voluntary society existing right under the nose of the State. In his introduction and justification for this theory, he first provides standard definitions of Society and of government. This is what he notes:
“Notice that the definition of ‘society’ uses words like ‘voluntary association’, ‘working together’, ‘cooperating’.
Compare that to the key words used to define ‘government’ – ‘authority’, ‘rule’, ‘power’.
A society is, by definition, a collection of voluntary ways that people organize. People can choose to participate according to agreed upon rules, or not.
A government, on the other hand, uses power to exercise authority over people’s activities and relationships, backed by force.
Our Truly Human Society, being a voluntary society, does not want to have, or be, a government. We are not competing for the right to govern.
Since government is not the space our Truly Human Society wants to occupy, it is not a prerequisite for that space to be vacant.”
While it is likely that the gang of thieves known as government could actively oppress such an arrangement, he also argues that Voluntaryists have never assumed a world without hostile forces of oppression attempting to enslave a population. We dispel attacks that we are naïve to the dangers of the real world through our demonstrations of the market for defense, law, and arbitration.1
In our daily lives we all support the idea of establishing communities, lifestyles, and relationships of a voluntary nature because that is what the average person does every day. Organizing these into spheres of voluntaryism to combat the spheres of coercion that will not die with the State could serve a useful purpose. With the loosening grip of control that the State will most certainly face in the coming decades voluntary communities need to lead by example and that cannot happen too soon.
This is a refreshing agorist approach to a libertarian anarchy and one that I look forward to reading more about, and hopefully participating in my own ways.
To see for yourself click here and read more about a Truly Human Society.
by Adam Alcorn, Founder/Editor the Humane Condition
- “Market for Security” – Dr. Robert P. Murphy