Re: Anarchy, libertarianism, and monopoly

Jeff Bone (
Wed, 20 May 1998 10:30:50 -0500

> However, history has seemed to show that what people want to do is
organize themselves into societies

As long as they don't organize me into their societies, fine...

> What sort of structure would anarchists use to prevent the forming of
structures they dislike?
> And how do they make that self-consistent?

I don't know... um... nuclear weapons? No wait, I'm against that,
right? ;-)

I honestly don't know. I guess that, in general, anarchists in an
anarchic world don't care about structures they dislike; as long is they
are not included in or impacted by those structures, they simply avoid /
ignore them. Anarchists in a structured world work within the structure
to dismantle the structure, or simply refuse to be assimilated in the
structure, I guess. Heinlein makes a good case for rational anarchy in
"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress," when he points out that ultimately being
bound by a society's laws is an act of choice that each individual