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FreeThinking Anarchists

If you embrace Voluntaryism & you're Skeptical about the very existence of Social Organisms, then this group is for you.

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Jan 21

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This group is for anyone interested in Anarchism in all its varieties. In mind is the hope that people can free themselves from the intellectual chains of political thought & think in apolitical ways, hence the pre-fix "FreeThinking."

Statists are welcome to debate, though a rule for everyone is to be polite. Anarchism is not about chaos or destruction, but about liberty & progress.

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The Evolution of Socialist Ideas and Principals

Started by Mac Rex. Last reply by Kamboja Tan Jan 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Corporate Avenger

Started by Kamboja Tan Jan 22, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by kent l thompson on January 21, 2014 at 2:54am

Good morning to all the freethinkers here and around the world who question all answers!

Comment by Brad Reddekopp on November 22, 2011 at 9:39am

Andrew, there's no single answer because there is no single form of anarchism.  In the market anarchist version of anarchism, one envisions private protection agencies.  In other anarchist paradigms one expects the community to spontaneously deal with "bad guys".

Keep in mind that anarchism doesn't necessarily mean that there is no social order or that there are no social rules.  When people find that they need to organize themselves in order to deal with a problem, they can do it with or without a government dictating to them how it ought to be done.

Comment by Andrew Wiggin on November 22, 2011 at 7:04am

Maybe I'm naive, but under Anarchy, what happens to the bad guys?  Are they loose, or shot on sight?  Are repeat offenders identified by brands, or nicks on the ear, missing hands, or what?  Is this a topic for discussion?

Comment by Sandy on March 5, 2011 at 7:39pm
I followed Freedomain Radio for a while a few years ago, but I really didn't go for Molyneux's model of a kind of hybrid libertarian-capitalism. It doesn't bear much relation to anarchism as I understand it. In fact the only thing it has in common with anarchism is that it's anti-state.
Comment by Kamboja Tan on January 22, 2011 at 7:52am
I am a fan of Stefan Molyneux, despite his occasional weirdness. I just started a market anarchist group, by the way: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/marketanarchists
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 29, 2010 at 2:39pm
Noam Chomsky - Libertarian Socialism Contradicting terms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wriQGI5NGOM
Comment by Jwriter on May 25, 2009 at 1:36pm
Love this forum! Glad I found it, all in favor of anarchy say ye!!!
Comment by Brad Reddekopp on May 10, 2009 at 12:03pm
I listened to some of Stef's early podcasts and his arguments definitely helped me make the move from minarchism to anarchism. However, I've gone off him. I find him highly manipulative and he's really got some wacky ideas. It's frustrating that some people are so right about some things but so wrong about others. (I used to post on the Freedomain forums as "NoDeity".)
Comment by The Government on August 12, 2008 at 5:40pm
I listen to Freedomain Radio at times, though I mostly watch Stef's YouTube channel. I think he's the perfect antidote to Minarchism, the best way for a Minarchist to cross that final bridge into Anarchism, at least one of the best.
Comment by Torontonian on August 3, 2008 at 7:52pm
I was cruising around the site and came across you folks.

Earlier I found a discussion of "Morality", of which atheists are often accused of being bereft.

I have always had a soft spot for anarchism of the 19th century type. Not the personal anarchism of libertarians, autonomen or punk rockers, but the socially progressive anarchism of Kropotkin and Bakunin. These great thinkers believed in the possibility of a society whose every member was so good, so hard working, so honest, that payroll clerks and police would no longer be necessary.

What i found so striking was Kropotkins thought on the subject of evolution. Regarding morality, and per Kropotkin, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is a concept with an evolutionary justification. Kropotkin maintained in his remarkable and largely forgotten book "Mutual Aid" that cooperation between members of a species trumps all other strengths in the struggle for survival. Ants, bees, lions and humans exemplify this principal.

You don't need an explanation any more complex than this to explain morality and to posses a positive view of social progress.

In this world view morality is instinctive. Those who do not exhibit collective instincts are deficient in the most basic collective survival skill.
 

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