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Minarchists: What are you: criminal or child?

My comment on a Mises blog thread:

Geoih, “I don’t consider myself an anachist because I think the idea is utopian and only attainable under the extreme conditions that all utopian ideals require.”

As I explain in What It Means to be an Anarcho-Capitalist, to be an anarchist simply means you oppose aggression, and you realize the state necessarily commits aggression. If you are not an anarchist, it means you either condone aggression, or think the state does not necessarily commit aggression. As you say you are not an anarchist, can you please tell us which one describes you? Are you in favor of aggression (like socialists and criminals are)? Or, do you think the state does not commit aggression (like children brainwashed by government schools think)?

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  • Jeremy Sapienza September 23, 2009, 11:52 am

    Minarchists are the real utopians — a minimal state never stays minimal. All anarchy is is the absence of a state, NOT the absence of governance and organization of all kinds. In fact, it will likely be a more finely tuned organization. What minarchists really are is lazy, they ultimately aren’t actually libertarians because they are comforted by the state’s existence and don’t want to do the mental work necessary to understand its nature and how a world without it would operate.

    • Mattheus August 26, 2014, 11:37 am

      Lazy, unimaginative, immoral, the list goes on..

  • Rhonda Post April 9, 2013, 10:48 pm

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