Can Man be Forced to be Free?


WhiteIndian's picture

Would a Non-State sociopolitical typology suit you?

"Historically, people in non-state societies are relatively autonomous and sovereign. They generate their own subsistence with little or no assistance from outside sources. They bow to no external political leaders." (Service, 1975)

I'd guess a Non-State sociopolitical typology would not suit most libertarians, because they're like the monkey who has stuck his hand stuck in the monkey trap. They might express an aspiration for freedom, but they desire more the trinkets of agricultural city-Statism (civilization.)

There is no way to arrange city-Statism to be as free as you want. Conjuring a "voluntary city-State (civilization)" is as contradictory, and therefore as impossible, as conjuring an animated corpse.

The "voluntary city" is make-believe, fantastical Zombie economics, useful as an excuse to keep your hand in the Monkey Trap of city-Statism (civilization.)

Service, Elman R. (1975) Origins ofthe State and Civilization: The Process of Cultural Evolution. New York: Norton.