I seem to have been thinking, “Don’t they know that private ownership and a firm hierarchy are necessary for innovation and for the market to provide services to the customer at low prices?!”
But I wasn’t thinking. Not really.
I may be an anarchist, but that does not stop me from understanding the logic behind such a document as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution of the United States of America utilizes the same logic as the Declaration of Independence in the establishment of inalienable rights, following a decidedly Lockean tradition...
If one owns oneself, then one owns one’s body, mind, and that which one’s body produces. Meaning that life and body are sacrosanct. Here, you have the basics for non-violence and voluntaryism. All one must do to complete the voluntaryist, anarchist puzzle is see the necessary link between self-ownership and the ownership of property.
The TDS trend does not bode well for myself and my compatriots. I only hope that we can maintain our vigor and desire for truth long enough to outlast the effects of this factionalism and be here when the storm of partisanship finally subsides, as it eventually must.
Basically, what I’m trying to say can be summed up in a few short sentences.
No matter the number of logistical and sociological wrenches you try to throw into the idea, the ethical and philosophical consistency does not change. Whatever attempts to undermine the basic idea that taxation is theft have no effect on the bedrock of the notion, and that is why people always resort to moving goalposts to the logistical after losing the argument on the ethical.
I have seen, in recent days, the hashtag #WakandaForever next to vitriolic hate and despicable messages of ethno-nationalism in equal measure. I have seen the hashtag #BlackPanther followed immediately by Trumpian messages of semi-militant nationalism and political ignorance, again, in equal measure. This has saddened me greatly.