If our society was more like surfing - a meritocracy - the best get the best waves - then all the kooks would be picking berries on the side of the road and living in tents or under bridges. And the predator fish would be preying on the weak and the clueless. Oh, that sounds different than reality here in America.
We do have good waves: Pipeline, Wiamea, Malibu, Mavs, Blacks, Montuak, Tres Palmas, OBX. Our women are bodacious. Our food is a multicultural smorgasbord. It is all here in the motherland. If you don't like it, leave it mutha ****as.
way to bring back around to Surfing!
Surfing, that art we all love. Without being forced to love or practice it! That's all we saying! And you know what! The only thing that stood in the way of us haoles knowing about Surfing even earlier than we did was that the ancient Hawaiians were FORCED to not practice it for such a long time by well-meaning-have your best interest in mind-Government types just like so many people here in the good ole USA love to worship.
Oh please......please explain how greed can be regulated by the free market. Stop telling us how you "CAN" support your arguments, but never do. No links either......you explain it.
Hey, you must have some really good acid. What did you just read a Charlie Manson book or something? Dude, The Summer of Love is long gone. This vision you have is so disconnected from reality it's crazy.
Dude, I'll make you a bet. I bet you can NOT take twenty people and run a well-organized commune based upon this anarchist doctrine you espouse. If in one year you have a beautiful community, then I'll be slightly sold......
Dude, you know that people have tried this sh!t before....maybe you just heard aboot the 1960's and listened to Working Class Hero by John Lennon for the first time ........but it's been tried before.
Guess what? It didn't work......
Alright! You win! There's no way anyone can counter an argument with that many "Dude"'s in it!
I don't think it is a myth. Unless religion disappeared, along with greed, we would always have battles. Governments are the authority to keep idiots from harming others. Yes, they often go too far, but people cannot be trusted to police themselves in the real world.
Battles imply War. Only State Govts can wage War. No body is saying that VIOLENCE will end with Anarchy. You guys jump too far in linking the need for Government (which would exist in Anarchy!!) and THE STATE (which is the main enemy of Anarchy ). That's a crucial distinction.
so BBG do we provide links and docs that demonstrate the value of voluntarism?
its kinda hard to provide a feast of knowledge for those that only wish to nibble at candy bars
PJB is quite the statist, he doesnt even know how statist he is
He's so haole he doesnt even know he's haole!
Not needed Sir.... Like I wrote earlier...and this is the only point needed for a Surfing crowd....Surfing is with us as an activity today despite HUGE obstacles placed before it by State Government apparatus(i) (es)?
If surfers wanna worship the State...then they must know that they will worship at the altar that tried to KILL OUR FAVORITE PASTIME!!
:-) Great discussion guys! keep your minds open!
But we sure did get way off topic...I guess it woulda helped early on to simply state that Libertarians / Anarchists alike wish for a type of government that is MORAL and CONSISTENTLY MORAL. Call that what you will. This comes from the common sense notion that if Government is to be composed of and for the regulation of members of a certain group of people (a Society you could say) then MORALLY that Government body can have only the same rights as do individuals in the society it governs. No more or less. The problem in today's version of Government writ large, is that Government pretends or asserts to have MORE or EXTRA rights than its constituent parts (citizens) do. So morally, I can't steal from PJB to buy him an insurance policy, or steal from DawnPatrolSUP to "protect" him from the next Vietcong ...but Uncle Sam can. I can't (and wouldn't want to!) kill or euthanize or sterilize someone bc they are retarded or are "having too many babies" but the government can, did, and will do again. So no Utopian visions here...just a want to be Free from the voodoo that "they" do. It really is voodoo.