Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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 19A020.htm   19A020 Too Many Humans? by Jim Davies, 5/14/2019       Among the vast range of utter absurdities to which the archist, collectivist world-view leads is this: that "overpopulation" is a serious problem. Some are honest (and silly) enough to express it plainly, in public! Here is an example, that I saw during the week of May 6th on the PBS News Hour forum, by one using choosing to call him- or herself "autiniteintexas." Autinite is a mineral, an ore of Uranium, notably found in Autun, France. Possibly this Texan wants to blow up the world: The obvious root cause [of alleged human threat to a million species] is staggering over population. Animals consume what they need to survive, and generally no more. Humans have become the opposite. The Industrial Revolution has made us into hyper-consumers. And now that vast swaths of populations are becoming (or have already become) hyper-consumers, there is little hope. Our industrial-grade metabolic rate, multiplied by billions, will literally consume many species out of existence. Of course, no politician here would ever dare speak honestly about this fact. Even if they did, I doubt there are any solutions, let alone the will to enact a real solution. What's staggering is not just his gullibility and junk science, but his hostility to the race of which he's a member. I posted a reply to suggest that a nuclear war, or perhaps a plague or two, would manage the problem nicely and why did he not come out and say the same thing clearly. I could also have suggested that he set us all a fine example by offing himself at the next opportunity. Every living thing has evolved to take action to preserve and advance its own kind, often assisting other members in kinship groups, a delightful observation made in Louis Carabini's superb book Liberty, Dicta & Force. So of course the human race has done well, growing its population and defending itself against a wide range of predator species. We can take pride in that! But the Texan above is ashamed of the achievement. So, typically, is any enviro-freak. While we members of hom. sap. can and should celebrate our race's success in the evolutionary process, we can also take enormous pleasure in other species and in some cases befriend and use them; the exchange of skills and care between man and dog for example is quite wonderful. Our whole environment is something to enjoy enormously, and in which to revel. We didn't build it, but it's there and is ours to enjoy. Okay, with a few exceptions, mostly wielding fangs or Jaws. All of them resulted from the competitive process of evolution, which biologist Jacques Monod famously described as "Chance and Necessity." Chance, because each mutation seems to happen randomly, and Necessity because once one has taken place it is either extinguished because it renders the species less able to survive, or else is replicated rapidly because it improves that ability and so is hard-wired, as it were, into its DNA. A selection process that is therefore both random and cruel, neither of which can be reconciled with a benevolent and omnipotent creator. This random though harsh process has resulted in us; and it is marvelous that we, p Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they silence 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 silence the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A019: A ZGS Drug Deal, 5/7/2019 Bad choices will cost a bunch http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A019.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A019.htm Read more about '19A019: A ZGS Drug Deal, 5/7/2019 Bad choices will cost a bunch ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A015: Slogans of the Sixties, 4/9/2019 They were good! - but not well founded http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A015.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A015.htm Read more about '19A015: Slogans of the Sixties, 4/9/2019 They were good! - but not well founded ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A014: Antwon, 4/2/2019 Why the ZGS will end police killings http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A014.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A014.htm Read more about '19A014: Antwon, 4/2/2019 Why the ZGS will end police killings ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A013: Minority Rule, 3/26/2019 There is no other kind http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A013.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A013.htm Read more about '19A013: Minority Rule, 3/26/2019 There is no other kind ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A009: Liberty, Dicta & Force, 2/26/2019 A must-read, fabulous book http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A009.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A009.htm Read more about '19A009: Liberty, Dicta amp;amp; Force, 2/26/2019 A must-read, fabulous book ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A008: Whose Labor is it, Anyway?, 2/19/2019 A tiny tonic for tax season http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A008.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A008.htm Read more about '19A008: Whose Labor is it, Anyway?, 2/19/2019 A tiny tonic for tax season ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A007: Kill Off the 1%?, 2/12/2019 Here's what would result http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A007.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A007.htm Read more about '19A007: Kill Off the 1%?, 2/12/2019 Here's what would result ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A003: Cultural Borders, 1/15/2019 No impediment for migrants http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A003.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A003.htm Read more about '19A003: Cultural Borders, 1/15/2019 No impediment for migrants ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A002: The Memory Hole, 1/8/2019 Facts, being erased http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A002.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A002.htm Read more about '19A002: The Memory Hole, 1/8/2019 Facts, being erased ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 19A001: The Hinge, 1/1/2019 All of our lives swung on it http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A001.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A001.htm Read more about '19A001: The Hinge, 1/1/2019 All of our lives swung on it ' on the Zero Government blog... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... 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Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... Mon, 20 May 2019 22:32:52 -0500 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... 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