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The Song of the Necessary

July 11, 2012 By: John Kindley Category: Uncategorized

Nietzsche:

There, where the state ends — there only begins the man who is not superfluous: there begins the song of the necessary, the single and irreplaceable melody.

Paine:

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

Nock:

“[W]hen it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.”

Me:

Government will [settle disputes in an anarcho society], deriving its power from the consent of the governing. Every act of force is an instance of “rule.” Therefore pure anarchy cannot exist in this world. Anarchy is a truth that exists in the mind and in a society to the extent that truth is understood by its members. That truth is: Coercion is evil and should only be used when necessary and a group calling itself a “govt” has no more and no less right to use force than anyone else.

Anarchism isn’t pacifism. Force is evil but sometimes necessary, and therefore justified and not immoral.

I’m becoming persuaded that “Anarchy” amounts to limitation of force to the necessary + seeing that “authority” is illusion.

 

 

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