This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Anarchy “What do ya got?” That’s what Johnny (Brando) asked when a girl asked, “what are you rebelling against”. That’s a good place to start today. After all if ‘what we got’ is good or good enough then why rebel against it? I mean anarcho-capitalism (AC) seems like such a radical departure from the status quo. Things would have to be pretty bad for most of us to consider such a change and the risks that seem to come with this one seem so large. There is another possibility. AC […….]
I know, it’s scary, isn’t it. Well stop your rushing mind and just think about it. Do we really need someone else (the state at any level) telling us how we should live? I know you don’t, but do I? Most of us think we could get along with others just fine but we have a much lower view of some of the others among us. They… they are the ones who need governed. Just drop that for a bit and see if they couldn’t be governed even better in a different way.
Yes, the ‘Rand’ is Ayn Rand. The atheist, selfish, capitalist, free market, anti collectivist, merciless etc… Don’t like her? Well that doesn’t really matter here. I’m looking at ideas and maybe I won’t even express hers accurately. I’ll take a little piece at a time. I’m interested to see if (though an atheist) her broader views are compatible with scripture. I think they are. Lets begin where she would, I think, with first principles. Rand was a great fan of Aristotle. Each volume of Atlas Shrugged was named after principles he basically codified. ‘Non-Contradiction’, ‘Either Or’, and ‘A is […….]