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Quote of the Day: Larken Rose

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I’ve always had a hard time when attempting to reconcile any religion with anarchism, but nonetheless, religion is open to interpretation. Yes, it has been a key factor in a number of wars, but this quote by Larken Rose really puts things into perspective. Both, the non-aggression principle and the axiom of self-ownership are conducive to the Ten Commandments. I’m not a Christian, but in my opinion, it’s about time both of those are implemented (knowingly) into the daily lives of those who call themselves Christians. Thankfully, my co-host Stan, is, and has been doing this for years. It’s about time that his example is emulated.

I’ll steal Jeff Berwick’s closing statement here, by saying “peace, love, and anarchy.” Is there really anything better than that?

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“‘Tis the season for people to speak of wanting ‘peace on earth’, while supporting war-mongers; to espouse ‘good will toward men,’ while advocating widespread authoritarian aggression; to solemnly repeat a story about a baby being born in an animal’s food trough after the baby’s parents were forced to travel great distances in order to be registered and taxed… while condoning that everything be registered and taxed.

As that story goes, the baby would grow up to be harassed, caged, tortured, and murdered by the State for saying things that ‘the powers that be’ didn’t want said. One thing he said was, ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you.’ Ironically, most anarchist atheists abide by that instruction, but most ‘Christians’ (all those who advocate ‘government’) do not.

I am not a Christian, but I do want peace on earth, and good will toward men. That is why I am a voluntaryist– and not just during the holidays, but year round. I don’t want aggression to be committed against me, and I don’t want to be robbed, so I don’t advocate that aggression be committed against others, or that others be robbed. Two thousand years since Caesar Augustus sent out a decree that ‘all the world should be taxed,’ it’s time to try something different.

Freedom. Peace. Love. Amen.” – Larken Rose


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