Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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 20A002.htm   20A002 Votes for Women? by Jim Davies, 1/14/2020       Look back 100 years, and in the Western world there was a deal of fuss about allowing ladies to vote. Somehow, when women were allowed to choose who was to rule them, it was seen as a big triumph, something to celebrate. They got the "right to vote" in 1917 in Canada; Germany and the UK both in 1918, Austria and Holland in 1919 and the US in 1920. Did it make a difference? - not that I noticed. The governments elected with female help were just as lethal as ones chosen only by men; in fact while WW1 was terrible in its unprecedented bloodshed, what followed with support from enfranchised females was continued Prohibition, a Depression worse than any in history, WW2 with four times the death rate of WW1, the Vietnam War, the MidEast interventions and the consequent 9/11, the 2008 financial implosion and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; the latter, the longest US war ever. Did those results follow from enfranchising ladies? - of course. You vote, you make yourself responsible for what your elected representatives do. Eleven million Germans voted for the NSDAP, and presumably half of them were female; Hitler made himself very attractive to young ladies. But responsibility comes with privilege. Yet even today, female scholars wax eloquent about the scandal that half the adult population was kept out of the voting booth prior to 1920. Why? - why have they not begun by analysing first whether the act of voting is moral for either gender? There were, before the suffrage was doubled, some laws that discriminated against women. They often varied by State. Some forbade ladies to work in eateries by night, allowing only daytime hours. Perhaps the lawmakers feared for their safety on ill-lit streets in the darkness. Some States forbade them to practice as lawyers; no doubt male lawyers didn't want the competition. Some limited working hours for women, preventing them earning as much as men; perhaps they were thought to be less physically strong (but wait, isn't that usually true?) And in 1932 the National Recovery Act forbade females to work for government. Far be it from me to commend any law at all, but that one saves ladies the mental labor of working out that all government work is dishonest. In 1981 SCOTUS ruled that girls cannot be drafted (what's to complain about that?) and as recently as 2014, it allowed employers to provide health insurance coverage that excluded birth-control pills. Whoa, hang on; employers graciously provide the employee benefit of insurance, and they have to get Nanny's permit regarding the extent of the coverage? This is madness on steroids. More to the point, all these examples are quite trivial and, while some (the labor laws for example) might well be a serious obstacle to women struggling to make ends meet, they are well-intended, meant to protect the gentler sex rather than to restrict it. And far more to the point yet, they are all government laws. Even if they are all as bad as some feminists maintain, government is the culprit. Not men, qua men. Eliminate government (please!) and the discrimination disappears. I'm a fan of early-Vic Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A002.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A002.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 20A001: Hindsight, 1/7/2020 History proves it: government must go http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A001.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A001.htm Read more about '20A001: Hindsight, 1/7/2020 History proves it: government must go ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 19A053: The Shearing, 12/31/2019 Governments lie endlessly http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A053.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A053.htm Read more about '19A053: The Shearing, 12/31/2019 Governments lie endlessly ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 19A052: Villainy in Court, 12/24/2019 But who shall judge the judges? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A052.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A052.htm Read more about '19A052: Villainy in Court, 12/24/2019 But who shall judge the judges? ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 19A051: The Plastic Non-Problem, 12/17/2019 Just another hobgoblin http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A051.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A051.htm Read more about '19A051: The Plastic Non-Problem, 12/17/2019 Just another hobgoblin ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 19A050: How Hot is that Coffee?, 12/10/2019 Nobody knows http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A050.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A050.htm Read more about '19A050: How Hot is that Coffee?, 12/10/2019 Nobody knows ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 19A049: A Flock of False Labels, 12/3/2019 We have to look beneath http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A049.htm Read more about '19A049: A Flock of False Labels, 12/3/2019 We have to look beneath ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -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... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:26:34 -0600