An Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 30 May 2007 14:22:41 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Francois Tremblay at Strike the Root - Cindy Sheehan made the same mistake made by many, thinking that getting the right people controlling the government could change the nature of the beast. War is the health of the state. And only the state can muster the financial means, by massive theft, to wage a large-scale war. [root]

"The 20th Century proved, if you were paying any attention, that taxation is the great enemy of civilization. How do you think Hitler paid for that army? With voluntary contributions? How did Stalin pay for the Gulag Archipelago? With baked goods sales?"
~ James Ostrowski


You may think that the concepts we advocate sound radical. However, I truly believe they are the only solution to the problem of war. Historically, Market Anarchist societies did not wage war on other societies, simply because war is too costly to wage if you have to bear the cost yourself, and you can't steal from others or enslave them in order to wage wars for you. Until we understand that having a monopoly of force able to finance war by stealing from our own pockets and enslaving our children is a bad idea, we will never solve the problem of war.

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