Rule yourself

There are those who prefer the idea of autarchy over anarchy. I believe they are basically the same thing- if you have no king, then you rule yourself… which means you are your own king.

Get your own crown

The only “problem” with the word “anarchy” is that bad guys have used the word to describe their non-anarchist acts, and other bad guys embraced and spread the misinformation. Not much you can do about that, besides use the word correctly when you use it.

Maybe the word “autarchy” has less baggage (not none), but if it started being talked about, it would gather baggage very quickly. I don’t really see much point in abandoning a word you like to use due to baggage. But, whatever.

None of that changes the basic fact: You are the rightful king of your own life- including of your liberty and property. No one else has a higher claim on it, and if they try to act as if they do, they are the bad guys. It doesn’t matter if they call themselves “the police” or the mayor, or anything else. No one else has a legitimate claim on your life, liberty, or property unless it is due to a debt you took on. You can’t take on a debt by being born in a particular place, or by a gang coming together to assign a debt to you.

Those who believe they can create a debt for you to owe, against your will, or without you archating, are liars. Don’t fall for their lies.

If you let someone rule you, they are probably going to violate you in some way, and they will definitely have you violating someone on their behalf- even if it is just through your silence in the face of the evil they do to others.

Anarchist, Voluntaryist, abolitionist, autarchist, libertarian… whatever you call yourself doesn’t really matter, as long as you don’t archate, and don’t support or excuse those who do. You are your own king. Be a good one.


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One Response to “Rule yourself”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Nice article and thanks for the link. Well worth the reading. Can't disagree with any of your article or LeFevre's.

    Tahn

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