Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 19A049.htm   19A049 A Flock of False Labels by Jim Davies, 12/3/2019       "Liberals" are not liberal, "Progressives" actually regress, and "Socialists" are not social - except maybe ex officio, when in a home or family context. All three labels refer to people who try to impose their ideals by force - as rulers, or "archists", but who disguise that intent by using those softer, more appealing names. Libertarians, in contrast, do believe in freedom; anarchists in zero-rule. So we on this side of the philosophical divide go by honest names, which describe us as we actually are. What of "Conservatives"? I'd say that, too, gives a reasonably accurate idea of what those folk are about. In general they favor making changes only slowly, valuing rather those ideas and practices hallowed by long use. They want to keep - conserve - what they see as good about society. Their problem is not so much that they conceal or disguise what they are about, but that some of those old ideas are not, in fact, good at all and need changing at once or sooner. There are two other frequently used labels: Democrat and Republican. Those are both particularly misleading. "Democrat" strictly means, one who believes that people should rule; that is, the δεμος or public at large, rather than some kind of monarch. Sounds noble, but is in fact complete nonsense. Assuming the "people" constitute a large majority of the population, as was shown in the ZGBlog Minority Rule, it is impossible for any such majority to be in control; it would suck the minority dry before one could say "entitlement." Furthermore, the "people-rule" idea presumes that that The People are united, more or less, in what they want done. This is not the case, now or ever. There are zillions of competing wishes and proposals, frequently contradicting each other. That fairly obvious objection may be countered by proposals to modify it, to become representative democracy, instead of the raw kind. Same difference, because if one delegate represents 10,000 people (or 10, come to that) he or she is inevitably pulled every which way; he may be able in campaign speeches to be "all things to all men" and play every side of the street, but come show time when laws have to be voted up or down, he has to choose. So, Democrats hang their hats on a fairy tale, a logical impossibility. The label is a swindle, designed to catch votes but with no substance whatsoever. "Republicans" also use the D-word, they claim merely to wish to obey the people and pass laws the people want, but qualify it by insisting that there are limits on what the government can properly do; as in, a "Constitutional, Democratic Republic." Hog wash; again, it's just a label. In reality, they rule. One easy way to check that is to notice who uses the phrase. East Germany did; its government ran one of the most repressive r&eac Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A048: Continuous War, 11/26/2019 Winning or losing is not the point http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A048.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A048.htm Read more about '19A048: Continuous War, 11/26/2019 Winning or losing is not the point ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A047: Two False Claims, 11/19/2019 - the flimsy foundation of all governments http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A047.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A047.htm Read more about '19A047: Two False Claims, 11/19/2019 - the flimsy foundation of all governments ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A046: Seven Stages of Protest, 11/12/2019 and they never work http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A046.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A046.htm Read more about '19A046: Seven Stages of Protest, 11/12/2019 and they never work ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A045: Government vs. People, 11/5/2019 It always is, but now it's obvious http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A045.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A045.htm Read more about '19A045: Government vs. People, 11/5/2019 It always is, but now it's obvious ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A044: State Worship, 10/29/2019 Shameless, fruitless idolatry http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A044.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A044.htm Read more about '19A044: State Worship, 10/29/2019 Shameless, fruitless idolatry ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A043: Given a Will, is there a Way?, 10/22/2019 Not while government persists http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A043.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A043.htm Read more about '19A043: Given a Will, is there a Way?, 10/22/2019 Not while government persists ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A042: Adam's Apple, 10/15/2019 The Kokesh cure, examined http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A042.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A042.htm Read more about '19A042: Adam's Apple, 10/15/2019 The Kokesh cure, examined ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A041: College, or Not?, 10/8/2019 Very different in the coming ZGS http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A041.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A041.htm Read more about '19A041: College, or Not?, 10/8/2019 Very different in the coming ZGS ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A040: HIHOP, 10/1/2019 A new 9/11 theory - just as good as the others http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A040.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A040.htm Read more about '19A040: HIHOP, 10/1/2019 A new 9/11 theory - just as good as the others ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A039: Gandhi, Reconsidered, 9/25/2019 Great strategy, wrong target http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A039.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A039.htm Read more about '19A039: Gandhi, Reconsidered, 9/25/2019 Great strategy, wrong target ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A038: Music, 9/17/2019 Government, hands off http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A038.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A038.htm Read more about '19A038: Music, 9/17/2019 Government, hands off ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A037: How to Help the Needy, 9/10/2019 End theft, and liberate compassion http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A037.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A037.htm Read more about '19A037: How to Help the Needy, 9/10/2019 End theft, and liberate compassion ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A036: September 3rd, 1939, 9/3/2019 The day a well-meaning Pol triggered catastrophe http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A036.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A036.htm Read more about '19A036: September 3rd, 1939, 9/3/2019 The day a well-meaning Pol triggered catastrophe ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A035: Thy Brother's Keeper?, 8/27/2019 Rational ethics, applied http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A035.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A035.htm Read more about '19A035: Thy Brother's Keeper?, 8/27/2019 Rational ethics, applied ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A034: Homicides, 8/20/2019 Facts & Figures vs. the gun grabbers http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A034.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A034.htm Read more about '19A034: Homicides, 8/20/2019 Facts amp;amp; Figures vs. the gun grabbers ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A033: A Murderer's Mind, 8/13/2019 Just like that of government people http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A033.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A033.htm Read more about '19A033: A Murderer's Mind, 8/13/2019 Just like that of government people ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A032: Strikes in the ZGS, 8/6/2019 Rare, and readily resolvable http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A032.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A032.htm Read more about '19A032: Strikes in the ZGS, 8/6/2019 Rare, and readily resolvable ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A031: Two Kinds of Chaos, 7/30/2019 Same word, opposite meanings http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A031.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A031.htm Read more about '19A031: Two Kinds of Chaos, 7/30/2019 Same word, opposite meanings ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A030: Political Action?, 7/23/2019 If it could work, there would be no point http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A030.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A030.htm Read more about '19A030: Political Action?, 7/23/2019 If it could work, there would be no point ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A029: The Source of the Swindle, 7/16/2019 Much earlier than many suppose http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm Read more about '19A029: The Source of the Swindle, 7/16/2019 Much earlier than many suppose ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm Read more about '19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm Read more about '19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April, May & June 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April, May amp;amp;amp; June 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January & February 2012 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January amp;amp;amp; February 2012 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for April 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for March 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for March 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for February 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for February 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for January 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs for 2010 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for 2010 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600 ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 08 Dec 2019 21:19:18 -0600