freeblrBETA

Limited Government

Home Limited Government Text

The implications of no rulers

by Anaarkei

Individualistic Anarchism — The implication here is that the individual rules over themselves and their property. Rule here means the exclusive claim to control one's body and the effects of that body, which includes property. It is from this exclusivity that the non-aggression principle is derived.  To initiate the use or threat of violence is a negation of this exclusive claim, and thus defence against such aggression is warranted.

Collectivistic Anarchism — The implication here is that the individual rules over themselves but not their property. They have an exclusive claim to control their body, but not the effects of their body. Without an exclusive claim to property, people are justified in treating the property of others as if it were their own. If everyone agrees to this then there is no problem, however if an individualist who adheres to the non-aggression principle attempts to defend against such treatment, they will find the principle turned against them, for they will be the aggressor and the property violator the only one with the justification to use or threaten violence.

Nihilistic Anarchism — The implication here is that the individual has no exclusive claims at all. The initiation or threat of violence is irrelevant. People who work for or support government, who believe this to be the true meaning of anarchy, are in fact the ones inflicting nihilistic anarchism on everyone else. This is a paradox, a contradiction in terms. As contradictions do not exist in reality, only in the minds of people who do not think clearly, it is evident that anyone who works for or supports the infliction of nihilistic anarchism is psychologically damaged.

You might be interested in . . .

Have questions? Get answers!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Resources

You can make use of the following text and video to expand your knowledge and understanding of the topic covered in this unit.

Against Authority

An Apolitical Approach To Libertarianism

Anarchism As Scepticism

Anarchism: Concisely Explained

Can Voluntaryism Fix The Machine?

Checks And Balances: Two Kinds

Complete Liberty

Counter The State

Everyday Anarchy

Exploring Liberty: The Machinery Of Freedom

How Can Governments Be Abolished?

How Much Government Is Necessary?

How The State Thrives, How The State Falls

In Defence Of Anarchism

Libertarian Anarchism: Responses To Ten Objections

Limited Government — A Moral Issue?

Minarchism: Ethically Self-Contradictory

Minarchism Vs Anarchism

Minarchy

No Treason

Practical Anarchy

No Rulers

Roads To Serfdom

Stateless Dictatorships: How A Free Society Prevents The Re-emergence Of A Government

Society Without A State

The Anarchism And Minarchism Blur

The Fundamentals Of Voluntaryism

The Implications Of “No Rulers”

The Market For Liberty

The Second Question

The Stateless Society

The Stateless Society Strikes Back

The Statist Mindset Of Anarchists

The Sunset Of The State

The Voluntaryist Spirit

Who’s Really Being Naive?

Did you know that the creator of freeblr is on Minds?

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL