As An Anarchist, On Thanksgiving

I won’t be a stick in the mud. Enjoy your turkey. Spend time with your family. I’ll be doing likewise. I’ll be enjoying the day. I just want you to give some thought to what’s going on here. On the orders of the government, by the King’s decree, you are counting your blessings and gathering…

Why I Didn’t Vote

Watching the news this morning, there’s stories of protests and riots.  As I live out in the sticks, I haven’t seen anything happen personally.  And there’s no telling how much is manufactured by the media.  Still, there are clearly people out there who are upset at their candidate’s loss.  They wanted their person in charge…

I Missed Adam Kokesh

This entry is ultimately about how I’ve grown as an Anarchist.  You see, I’m kind of on my own this weekend.  My family is visiting relatives, and I’m stuck here to fend for myself.  In looking for something to do, I remembered that Adam Kokesh was in the midst of his 2016 freedom tour and…

On Bringing Guns to the Backcountry

This entry is stemming from a Facebook discussion I had a while back.  Now, I don’t write this blog to be edgy or controversial.  The world has too much of that.  However, since guns are such a polarizing subject, I’m afraid that what I’m going to say is going to be lost or misconstrued.  On…

Small Scale Anarchy

Common questions about anarchy involve how exactly it’s all going to work.  How will we care for the sick and needy?  Who will build the roads?  While potentially interesting, these discussions are misguided for a few reasons.  First off, the person asking them usually isn’t interested in an answer.  Disregarding the real virtues non-aggression, they…

Trying To Become Tom Bombadil

Tom Bombadil appeared in Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, and I want to be more like him.  In the little bit of researching I did, some articles refer to him as a nature spirit or wood sprite.  Some say that he’s the oldest being in Middle Earth.  A lot of that is drawn from interpretations…

Primmies and the North Pond Hermit

Have you ever gotten into a conversation, left absolutely flabbergasted, and then thought long afterward about all the things you should have said?  This is about an experience I had with that.  It all came out of a conversation with a group of Anarcho-Primitivists regarding Maine’s North Pond Hermit. The North Pond Hermit was a…

Why?

Doing the right thing is important. So is spreading ideas. To my mind, making people do things that they don’t want to do is wrong. It’s the basis of all evil. Be it force, fraud, or coercion, any injustice or wrongdoing can easily be summed up as someone made someone do something they didn’t want…