Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mutiny of the Sheep?

What would happen if citizens in the US, and abroad, started buying precious metal non-government coins and bullion for trading goods and services locally, and/or traded services amongst themselves, neighbors, and near neighbors? Would the government consider it a plot, call it "Agorism" or "Treason", and take steps to stamp it out?

Images [stolen from here]

Agorism is a political philosophy founded by Samuel Edward Konkin III and developed with contributions by J. Neil Schulman that holds as its ultimate goal bringing about a society in which all "relations between people are voluntary exchanges – a free market."[1] The term comes from the Greek word "agora," referring to an open place for assembly and market in ancient Greek city-states. Ideologically, it is a term representing a revolutionary type of free-market anarchism.[2] Schulman integrated the idea of counter-economics into Konkin's libertarian philosophy[3], which is the advocacy of untaxed black market activity, which agorists say will lead to development of private defense force sufficient to protect private property and liberty from the state to the point where such protection is strong enough to overthrow the state.[citation needed]


The below, cut and pasted, [from here]

July 24, 2010

The State and "the State Slave Economy"

Stages of Agorism

by "FSK"

As originally posted on: FSK's Guide to Reality
May 23, 2009

The stages of an agorist revolution are:

1. Someone discovers the idea of agorism.

2. People who think agorism is a good idea spread the idea to others.

3. People start practicing agorism in local small groups, perhaps only part-time initially.

4. People start working full-time as agorists. Larger trading groups develop.

5. All services currently available in the State slave economy may be purchased in the free market.

6. Areas, or groups living in certain areas, become free of harassment by the State. The State can no longer use violence to impose its will on agorists.

7. The State is eliminated.

We are currently in stage 2, with a couple more years left. There are some people who claim to be working in stage 3, the people who are practicing isolated tax resistance. It probably won't be viable for me to work full-time as an agorist until stage 4.

Until it's viable for me to work full-time as an agorist, I'm going to do the best I can, given the constraint of working in a State slave economy. I can't achieve freedom by myself, so the best I can do for now is work towards raising awareness in others.

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