Why Donald Trump is Literally the Best Possible Presidential Candidate… Ever

July 22, 2015   |   John Vibes

Op-Ed by John Vibes
July 22, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) I am sure that I caught everyone’s attention with that headline, so now bear with me for a moment while I explain why Donald Trump is the best possible candidate we could hope for. First, for the purpose of full disclosure, I will admit that I do not plan on voting in this—or any—election, as I am an anarchist and a principled non-voter. I am also by no means a fan of Donald Trump.

I do not believe there is ever a “lesser of two evils” in politics because regardless of who rises to power, the government always wins. The fundamental problems of the power structure that controls our lives are never questioned by any of the candidates on the ballot.

The myth of the “lesser of two evils” is what keeps the vicious cycle of government and politics alive. Because each side is so terrified of the other, they end up voting for the smoothest talker that best appeals to their sensibilities. In reality, none of these candidates are different—they just have different marketing schemes that appeal to different demographics.

We can see this dynamic plainly over the past several presidencies, which all followed the same basic mold on key issues like war, central banking, and non-violent crime, though they may have had minor disagreements about how tax money was spent on various government programs.

Looking back at Bush and Obama, there was really no difference, especially when considering the numerous wars that Obama expanded and began during his presidency, as well as the homeland police state that has continued to grow in size and strength. The only difference between Bush and Obama is the fact that Obama is a smooth talker who has been able to convince millions of people that he is a proponent of peace and freedom while he advances war and oppression. This fact alone makes Obama significantly more dangerous.

In fact, from an activist’s perspective, life was way better under Bush than it was under Obama. At least during the Bush presidency, people were not afraid to get out in the streets to criticize the very foundation of government—violence. In the Obama era, it is barely socially acceptable to criticize the president or the government, which makes it nearly impossible for activists to have meaningful conversations on the topic or convince people to question the institution of government as a whole.

That being said, it is far more beneficial to have a president that everyone hates than to have one that everyone loves, and Donald Trump seems to be the candidate that everyone loves to hate. A Donald Trump presidency, with a daily dose of Donald Trump gaffes and blooper reels, would likely push millions to give serious consideration to the prospect of anarchism,  leading them to question the very concept of government.

What we do not need is another smooth talking politician, like Obama, Rand Paul, or Bernie Sanders, each of whom is able to talk a good game and convince people that the government can be saved and that it can be used for good. When push comes to shove, all of these aforementioned candidates would probably do the same exact thing with their presidency as Donald Trump, but they would do a better job at hiding their dirty deeds. In contrast, Trump would give people a daily reminder of how ridiculous the concept of a president is to begin with.

When a problem occurs or when something is wrong, we have traditionally been conditioned to find someone who is “in charge”—a final arbiter of decision-making who will have all of the answers and know all of the right things to say and do.

Typically, those who find themselves “in charge” are no more qualified or knowledgeable than those who are not, yet these false prophets continue to swindle generation after generation of people, nonetheless.

The worst aspect of this whole situation is that these so called “authorities” maintain a monopoly on problem solving, meaning they are really the only ones who are allowed to develop solutions to serious dilemmas. Thus, over time, people begin to believe that those in authority are the only ones who are actually capable of spurring progress when in reality, they are no more qualified than anyone else.

If we apply this understanding to the realm of government, it is not difficult to see that the current system of electoral politics is not an effective or moral way for people to actually create meaningful change in their communities and the planet as a whole. Year after year, administration after administration promises change, but the oppression continues to escalate.

Even if your vote is actually counted (it probably isn’t), it still won’t matter who wins in the end, anyway—they are all going to carry out the exact same policies with just slightly different rhetoric behind them. It should be obvious by now that this system is not only inherently corrupt, but is also failing miserably and in the midst of collapse.

So what do we do? How do we solve these problems? Do we look to authority? Do we put someone else in charge? Of course not! How has that been working out for us all along? Not so well, right?

Yet when I suggest that everyone needs to give up on voting and take matters into their own hands in their personal lives, people seem to get the impression that I am suggesting they “do nothing.” In reality, the complete opposite is true. I am suggesting that they actually get out and do something to make an impact on the problems that concern them instead of just pushing a button in an election booth, throwing the problem in some politicians lap, and thinking something will actually get done.

If anything, that political approach is the lazy way of going about change, but actually working on solutions yourself is truly meaningful action. There are a plethora of ways you can contribute to helping the global situation outside of traditional politics. In fact, you will do much better than the politicians at actually achieving that goal.

Instead of political action, engaging in Agorism (building your own non-governmental solutions) is the best way to actually create real change in the world. Agorism is a strategy of noncompliance that uses counter-economics and underground markets as a way of keeping power in the hands of average people, thus slowly diminishing the power and relevance of the control structure. Growing food, using Bitcoin, educating children through homeschooling, running  small businesses without licenses, bartering, and starting community currencies are all examples of Agorist activities.

Some Agorists are even so bold as to create businesses that will challenge existing state monopolies, like we saw last year when Detroit residents created their own community protection agencies because the police were no longer responding to 911 calls. It is as simple as finding a need in your community for a particular good or service and attempting to provide that value without any sort of interaction with the government or any other unchosen third parties. In other words, the basic idea is to try solving the problem yourself, with your community, instead of waiting around for a politician to make the problem worse.

Regardless who gets into power, they will undoubtedly make things worse because they will expand government in either one direction or the other, depending on whether their shade of authoritarianism is red or blue. So if someone must be in power, it should be the guy that everyone loves to hate—maybe then they will actually begin to realize that no one should be in power in the first place.


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John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter-culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. I think the author is right. Sanders might end up doing to same. I second voting for him anyways. If he wins, it would be history, and though he might fo the same thing, HE MIGHT NOT! :P

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  2. Great column. I agree with most of what you say here. The problem I see is although I agree with Natural Law and removing all government enities, history tells us that man requires leadership and leadership requires power and we start over with something good that ends up the same as we have now. Although that would buy time for peace and opportunity, how do we control the rest of the world? The word control may make the hair on the back of your head stand up but valid just the same. I'm all for mass arrests world wide but who's going to agree on the guilty? Personally I would rather have a Hot Headed Trump than a Charismatic Obama for the same reasons that you mentioned here. No matter the outcome, we need to tighten our seat belts because we are in for a bumpy ride!

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  3. I cannot believe I just read this, you mean, the myth of lesser than two evils, so a bigger evil is right, what that bigger evil can do once he is on the government is not even your responsibility but from the ones who vote for him. But you do not vote, but you have an idea for others to vote, fabulous so why the fuck don´t you vote for Donald Trump and tell your followers to do as well. You are not getting enough attacks from the police because that will make you have more attention from the media, so the point is on the media, public discussion, you really want to be famous I suppose. You mean you want everybody to sacrifice a whole country for your group or individual proposals of anarchy, how many people think like you, and how many people think different and want to support the system. You are imposing a supposed different system to other people who is most of the population that for sure does not agree with you in a single point , a new system that no one knows nothing about and how is going to be which includes yourself and the other people thinking like you. I must tell you that you are on the first line as a potential dictatorship, and do not even deserve de democracy that allows you to write this bullshit, as a person you are not worthy of democracy and free speech. And what about this new system you propose witch is resumed by a no one in power, which is bullshit, because all you want is to be in power and have your own system as a baby, a child, and as a toy for playing, you have no ideas for the future you are even worse than the politicians you criticize, because you have no idea what is going to be, and want everybody to go there with you, that is pure populism, you are the right person for leading the humanity right into the abyss. Does that system tells you how are you going to control the human willing for power and richness, maybe by some new age bullshit, by doing meditation or yoga for assholes. So your system, just because of no power system, everything will be beautiful, there will be no poor, no rich, no black, no white, no violence, no problems, no hungry, everyone will be equal, everything is green, there will be no pollution, maybe even God can exclude death from your system, to have more attractiveness. I truly believe you are not a product of the system, you do not use internet, neither smartphones, neither computers, neither electricity, neither sanitary system. Well I must say to you, and I am Portuguese not American, and that you are far beyond what should be allowed as possible for a human being of ignorance and stupidity, and self-respect for other people, you should have an intergalactic passport because you do not live in this world.
    If you really want to change something I must tell you that you first need to go to a psychiatrist, and then you should really study the system, for not allowing you to make idiot ideas about your dream world, but maybe small bridges to change what is wrong. You first must learn how to value the system that has not only allowed but created the communities that you belong, you must know how to value what you have and try to make it better, by making really effective activism from problems within the system, and make bridges within the system for a better system or maybe a new system, which is not the same thing as globalizing you´re own community. Just by criticizing the system won´t lead you to a better one, but by knowing it, and analyze what is good and what is wrong, and what can be done according to our limitations. The wheel has been invented long time ago, no one is inventing nothing new better, you are talking just about believes which I could suggest, to learn how to dream, dreaming is not for everyone. The whole humanity until the present day as not been as stupid as you think, please don´t judge yourself as an illuminated of a new system, because you are just another bullshit generator.

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  4. I cannot believe I just read this, you mean, the myth of lesser than two evils, so a bigger evil is right, what that bigger evil can do once he is on the government is not even your responsibility but from the ones who vote for him. But you do not vote, but you have an idea for others to vote, fabulous so why the fuck don´t you vote for Donald Trump and tell your followers to do as well. You are not getting enough attacks from the police because that will make you have more attention from the media, so the point is on the media, public discussion, you really want to be famous I suppose. You mean you want everybody to sacrifice a whole country for your group or individual proposals of anarchy, how many people think like you, and how many people think different and want to support the system. You are imposing a supposed different system to other people who is most of the population that for sure does not agree with you in a single point , a new system that no one knows nothing about and how is going to be which includes yourself and the other people thinking like you. I must tell you that you are on the first line as a potential dictatorship, and do not even deserve de democracy that allows you to write this bullshit, as a person you are not worthy of democracy and free speech. And what about this new system you propose witch is resumed by a no one in power, which is bullshit, because all you want is to be in power and have your own system as a baby, a child, and as a toy for playing, you have no ideas for the future you are even worse than the politicians you criticize, because you have no idea what is going to be, and want everybody to go there with you, that is pure populism, you are the right person for leading the humanity right into the abyss. Does that system tells you how are you going to control the human willing for power and richness, maybe by some new age bullshit, by doing meditation or yoga for assholes. So your system, just because of no power system, everything will be beautiful, there will be no poor, no rich, no black, no white, no violence, no problems, no hungry, everyone will be equal, everything is green, there will be no pollution, maybe even God can exclude death from your system, to have more attractiveness. I truly believe you are not a product of the system, you do not use internet, neither smartphones, neither computers, neither electricity, neither sanitary system. Well I must say to you, and I am Portuguese not American, and that you are far beyond what should be allowed as possible for a human being of ignorance and stupidity, and self-respect for other people, you should have an intergalactic passport because you do not live in this world.
    If you really want to change something I must tell you that you first need to go to a psychiatrist, and then you should really study the system, for not allowing you to make idiot ideas about your dream world, but maybe small bridges to change what is wrong. You first must learn how to value the system that has not only allowed but created the communities that you belong, you must know how to value what you have and try to make it better, by making really effective activism from problems within the system, and make bridges within the system for a better system or maybe a new system, which is not the same thing as globalizing you´re own community. Just by criticizing the system won´t lead you to a better one, but by knowing it, and analyze what is good and what is wrong, and what can be done according to our limitations. The wheel has been invented long time ago, no one is inventing nothing new better, you are talking just about believes which I could suggest, to learn how to dream, dreaming is not for everyone. The whole humanity until the present day as not been as stupid as you think, please don´t judge yourself as an illuminated of a new system, because you are just another bullshit generator.

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  5. Never read so much bullshit gather in one article, I don't expect you to give us your opinion but what about some facts
    What are the wars that Obama expanded and provoke more than Bush? Tell me one example where there is not approved to protest and criticise Obama administration.
    This article is so full of shit

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  6. theres some bullshit in here someone point it out for me….. but yeah bernie n trump are close picks

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  7. Bernie Sanders is a smooth talker? You're actually trash talking a man who is fighting big money in politics, one of the great reasons government is so plutocratic in the first place? Government is supposed to be the project of democracy, that we all have a say in, and it's only as good as it's citizens are informed and courageous, and it's supposed to be a democracy. Powerful monied interests are what have turned our system into a plutocracy, an oligarchy, and an institution only existing to further the interests of private power. You don't want Bernie because you don't want people to realize that government can be better? Hell, even Thoreau said he wanted a "better government", and the only reason he didn't want to pay taxes was because they were using the money for wars he did not believe in. Emma Goldman was a left-Anarchist in the same vein (https://solidarity-us.org/node/2267). Capital itself will follow certain brute, wasteful patterns that inevitably will tear us all apart, especially as we stare down the barrel of climate-change. And you're looking at the government like a monarchy, when it is in fact the only institution which we can possibly affect change with, and the only institution that can stand up to unaccountable private tyrannies, A.K.A. Corporations.

    You do realize that classical libertarians and anarchists leaned to the left, correct? That is, they realized that capitalism is not an inherently fair and just system, wanted no authoritarian control of their interests, but basically wanted what Marx discussed: From every man according to his ability, to every man according to his need. You're really caught up on socialism here, almost entirely because you have been spoon fed a bunch of red scare bullshit your entire life. Perhaps you're getting caught up in the inability to separate socialism from Totalitarian Communism, which was nothing like what Marx envisioned? They broke a lot of eggs, and never got any omelets, But omelets themselves are delicious, you just have to be not 1. a brutal dictatorship parading itself as a Marxist system and 2. under over-bearing American pressure to fail.

    The current incarnation of "libertarianism" in the US is the complete opposite of what it is to everywhere else in the world. Right-Libertarianism is just a re-imagining of and extreme shift to the brutal, uncaring right, and although it would probably be better than the engineered inequality we have now, unrestrained capitalism is still a chaotic and destructive animal.

    Is Trump paying you?

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  8. Danielle Robinson

    Bernie has been standing for his principles his entire life. There is no one in Congress I trust more. But he'll get a lot of push back. The only way to succeed in getting our democracy back and making it work for EVERYONE in America is to use his campaign, and his presidency, as a platform to start serious conversations and fight to get our democracy back.

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  9. "Bush and Obama are the same" When I read that I stopped immediately. The author is a fuckin moron

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  10. I almost completely agree. No human government is the best government. After the NWO globalists get their wish and install their Mahdi- "Savior"-(Antichrist Beast), & almost all humanity is killed, then the real Christ will return and reset this mess.

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  11. So you think the entire nation choosing anarchy is more likely than Bernie Sanders being a good President???

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  12. Hahaha. I didn't even read past the first two paragraphs. "The fundamental problem of power that controls our lives are never questioned by any of the candidates on ballot." Umm so I guess Bernie Sanders isn't running anymore, huh? Because he questioned it on multiple accounts. This author is just an idiot.

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  13. He's grasping at a truth but doesn't quite get there. Bush and Obama share certain traits… such as being beholden to Wall-Street and furthering our destructive destabilization of the mideast, though it's hard to say how much of the destabilization can be put on Obama… Certainly the drone campaigns are making a mess.

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  14. The issue is the fact that the majority of the population doesn't vote. The way the system is set up minimizes the amount of people voting. A large portion of the community is facing ridiculous prison sentences for petty crimes and end up losing their right to vote, then the media only advertises the big time politicians which are only big because they have the money to do so and as we know money perverts so we are faced with a two faced beast who's shadow covers up anyone who can make real progress and people refuse to take the time to look through the shadows and decide to not vote. Bernie Sanders is a miracle in the sense that he's out of the shadow for however long and there's word of him going around and he's not some lonely independent candidate (like Sydney's Voloptuous Buttocks, Sydney's Butt For President) All in all a democracy should work but once an smart asshole gets in it's a domino effect that builds up over the years where people forget that democracies CAN work.

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  15. He means that Bush and Obama are the same because they are corrupt worthless pawns that work for a higher secret power. Or did you not know that even the President of the USA has a boss?? The decisions that they make are solely based on interests of their financiers. They are in power because they were chosen to be, NOT because the people elected them.

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  16. That's three minutes I'll never get back. Crappy writing and useless information.

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  17. wow..themindset of admitting voting being a sham but still telling yourself that it will matter to vote. really amazing.

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  18. Just wondering isn't Trump try to start war in Iran or even Russia…!?? How on earth would that kinda person be a good president…!?

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  19. Even if Bernie got in, 1 good apple in a rotton barrell filled with rotton apples isn't going to change a thing. Change the system, not the pawns who are a part of it.

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  20. Wow. You spent all that time and said absolutely nothing of value let alone making any sense at all. Try thinking complete thoughts before you type.

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  21. And how do you propose doing that Garth? Hate to break it to you bud, but the revolution ain't happenin' any time soon. Apply consistent force to change the system, and we'll get results. Focus on local politics as well as federal. Stay informed and pay attention. Start tossing out bad apples. Our democracy can be reclaimed.

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  22. Having a clown for a president does not help people "stand up against the government," It just makes things worse.
    Just look at Bolivia and Venezuela. Chavez and now Maduro were consistently ridiculized by their people and everyone around them, yet once they were in power they were able to get away with numerous atrocities right in front of the public eye.

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  23. One might not like Obama, and he certainly is no saint, but to claim that "Looking back at Bush and Obama, there was really no difference…" shows the author is out of touch with reality.

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  24. Wow…this was trash. The writing is horrible, and how are you going to tell people who they should vote for if you don't even vote. This was all bad all around. Find a new job man. This was the worst thing ever.

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  25. the only sentence i mostly agree with is "A Donald Trump presidency,…would likely push millions …to question the very concept of [our] government." it would do that because we'd wonder how the f– a guy like this got elected. and it may even lead to a revolution, but a new gov't would rise in it's place. it will never lead to governmentless society. i don't even think anarchism is that bad, just unrealistic. for anarchist out there who just wants to live their life theres a truck load more who would use that situation to gain power.

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  26. This entire article is a deceptive lie, Obama is in no way the same as Bush, that Obama is a smooth talker only shows that he is infinitely more intelligent than that lying, flim flamming George W. Bush. This fantasy that people felt they could speak more freely under Bush is a joke, especially when you take into account the many people who were snatched up by the Homeland Security at their homes and even one guy at his gym and held for interrogation after 9/11. Incidentally, Obama did not expand any wars, he was simply trying to keep a mega act of terror from reoccurring on American soil by preempting the architects of those incursions. John Vibes if you are an anarchist by definition you are a would-be criminal because anarchists defy the rule of law, and breaking the law to an anarchist is not only no big deal, it’s almost a requirement. To even suggest that Donald Trump, a self-serving billionaire out to buy this country would make a good president is ridiculous at best. John if you're not going to vote, then sh_t the f_ _k up!

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  27. This has got to be one of if not the stupidest articles I have ever read/ The author should stick to his posts on the drug wars, of which I am familiar with. This thinking in and of itself is the problem with politics in general. If I had my wish EVERYONE would have to go to the polls.

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  28. This has got to be one of if not the stupidest articles I have ever read/ The author should stick to his posts on the drug wars, of which I am familiar with. This thinking in and of itself is the problem with politics in general. If I had my wish EVERYONE would have to go to the polls.

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  29. I honestly stopped reading when you said Bush and Obama are the same. Seriously?? I'm all for anarchy and wanting change but stop being such a…what do I say, enlightened asshole?? Change comes from the bottom up and if you've already written off the basic (free) voting system, I guess you just want to bitch rather than be part of the change. Piss off and let us work, I guess is all I have to say. Happy Thursday!!

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  30. Anarchists might as well be Libretarians for all the fiction of their ideals. There simply is a social contract where humans to coexist. And Humans are NOT inheriantly good, when left to their own devices (not to say they're bad either). This is why most "isms" are only posible in a philosohical or hypothetical sense. Communism is actually a great IDEA… then people get involved. Capitalism, as originally invisioned, on paper, is pretty cool, and then humans are the ones who implement it.

    Anarchy is a nice idea, and rather optimistic (and has a kindly view of human nature, and a very inflated self-view of the anarchist who believes in it), but like Libretarianism, it's generally the belief of an immature, unrealistic, inexperienced or inattentive (and very self centered) mind.

    Sure the basis for government is violence & and common consent. Sure we could approach government from a totally different angle, those are valid points, but everyone running around in a self-centered manner, in different directions will not accomplish anything.

    And the ugly side of anarchy and libretarianism (it's pro-business cousin), is that poor people are poor because they suck or failed, and someone else was better at taking or bullying. And there is no actual level-playing field, because advantage will compound advantage. And this huge focus on personal responsibility and personal initiatve, take all responsibility away from everyone, because everthing that happens is your own fault and you deserve it (even when it simply isn't the case).

    Ammon Hennacy (an anarchist) said, "Your laws are useless, good people don't need them to be good and bad people don't follow them, so what's the point?"

    Well the point is, just because bad people will choose to break the law, doesn't mean we should not have them, and try to prevent people from hurting others and to allow us to try to correct their behavior. That and science shows that people tend to obey prescribed socital norms and laws, and are less likely to do something if it's illegal. Really. Just like telling someone to not commit suicide (or interrupting them) will reduce the chance of them committing suicide by a huge margin (actually making it unlikely). Hell, making it simply inconvenient, makes it unlikely someone will kill themselves. Same thing with laws, making something illegal, and making it troublesome to do, dramatically reduces the likelyhood people (in large numbers) will do it.

    And don't forget many laws are not about violent or even financial crimes, many are just there to provide guidance and lubricate social order and harmony, to prevent people from getting too much in other people's way. Drive on one side of the road, for example, is more of a social agreement than a penal law. Or establishing when, how and by what clearly posted means, we as a community can come together to decide how we will act and work together as a community, and how we achieve an agreed outcome.

    Like it or not, every person is part of the social contract, of the collective of people they live with. It's not a choice, it's not fair (or just in some cases) and you may not like the society or social contract you live under, fair enough, but that's the way it is, that's reality, you live under it, and for the greater good, it has the right (or takes and forces the right) to assert itself and enforce itself on you as an individual. Sure you can move and pick a new contract to be part of, or move somewhere that is so isolated that you can mostly live as you please with little contact or interferance from the social contract. But it's there, right or wrong, fair or not. And in general it's a good thing (even bad social contracts and societies).

    So rather than complain, withdraw and hurl your fecese at it like an adolecent monkey, claiming you're principled and above others for not participating, you should learn to understand it, figure out it's rules and levers, gather like minded people (especially if you think of yourself as a "good", "decent", or "altrusitic" person), and participate. Because basically, you're just complaining, and not offering a real alternative or solution. Participate in changing the social contract and society, make it better, rebuild it from the ground up, in a new way if you must. The fact it it's going to go on and happen, and happen to you, no matter what your principles are. The sun rises every morning, and shines on you, no matter what you think of it or how you feel about it.

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  31. Great points, but here's what you missed: If anarchy were to be instituted (or should I say the current government devolved into) there would be a period of utter turmoil and absolute civil unrest. This "war" would be much like a purge with many lives and works being destroyed. Opportunists will surely take advantage of a freshly lawless world. However, eventually a balance will be achieved as the strong survive and the weak perish. Such is the only law with Anarchy, the strongest survive.

    Later a phase of rebirth will come and new citizens of anarchy will learn to be strong as individuals. In turn their group will also gain strength and on and on the world shall perpetuate itself. Generations will grow stronger and natural selection, combined with a sort of higher survival requirement, unique to a region or group, will become the driving forces behind humanity. These additional surivival requirements would be achieved mainly through intellectual or knowledge based means. Whereas strength in the animal kingdom is measured by size, speed, force, and agility, in humanity it could also be measured by cunning, wisdom, focus, and ingenuity.

    In this way, we could see a better humanity emerge over time. Although it's not clearly underlined, Anarchy (if meant to work) demands the community release their ideals that all human life is precious. It demands an elitist mentality and demands that mentality permeate throughout the whole of our species. With a sparser population granted by the implications of Anarchy, the absued world could also begin to heal. Abandoned cities would be entwined with creeping foliage and drowned by overgrowth.

    It's not that Anarchy is an immature ideal, on the contrary, it's quite refined, but on the surface lesser minds see it as an excuse for debauchery. It's not at all that. Perhaps it's due to the innocence of youth and the less conditioned mind that seems to associate anarchy to youth. We all enter puberty with some form of angst, it's only human to rebel at a certain age. This is because our natural minds are repulsed by the system to control us. Anarchy is the closest we could ever come to achieving a natural system. If humans were free to explore their impulses, eventually we would lose many impulses. Without the notion of a taboo, many things lose their value and become meaningless. Over time a form or normalization would occur that would see humans acting more deliberate, more honest, more assertive, and ultimately more powerful. We're the supreme beings on this planet, but we hide behind our tools. We hide behind our laws, lock ourselves up tight within our homes, and we're conditioned to enjoy this life of fear. Hell, some are so deep within this system they can't even see the level of fear they exhibit everyday. No one is free. We're all slaves to the system that keeps us in fear of reality and we continually perpetuate the machine to enfold us in it's vise; and though it does protect us from the only home we know, it also stifles our potential.

    With Anarchy and only Anarchy will any human ever be free enough to fully achieve their natural apex.

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  32. Obama killed an American citizen with a drone. Obama lies about everything. What reality are you living in?

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  33. Your basic beliefs are false so the entire rant is BS. Voting does make a difference. If you're too lazy or weak willed to vote just fess up and man up and say it. Every vote against the Repugnants moves us a little closer to what we all want.

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  34. John Kiminas, you're one of those people who are going to hate Obama no matter what he does, not unlike that hateful reacist Republican prick Boehner. Do you hate Obama for getting Osama Bin Laden, or was Osama one of your heroes? Do you hate him for the economic recovery? Are you enjoying your newly acquired health benefits? Are you more at ease with the number of Americans Geroge Bush and his pals killed? Numbered in the thousands. Wait, let me guess.., you're going to vote for Donald Trump, white? What reality are you living in bro?

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  35. Michael G Flanigan Sophomoric pseudo-religious dogma. The absurd idealized things you say would happen would certainly not happen; if the world were really suddenly thrust into anarchy, it wouldn't be long before new warlords' fiefdoms rose up to reinstate the same mosaic of social constructs that existed before.

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  36. Could you post some links to the Chavez attrocities and of where the people ridiculed him please.

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  37. "you live under it, and for the greater good, it has the right (or takes and forces the right) to assert itself and enforce itself on you as an individual." This is the great delusion of the contract you keep mentioning, it isn't real. Real is nature, and nature is chaos.

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  38. Obama is nothing but a long legged Mack daddy! A cross eyed used car salesman if you would. The best thing for our country is for our race wars to be ended and Obama started one now Trump will finish it! White people aware not I repeat are not going to take this madness anymore! They will riot!! You thought the black panthers knew how to riot, just wait till the NRA is coming through your nearest ghetto!

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  39. John McDonald you just have to ask a Venezuelan refugee and they'll give you what you're asking for.

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  40. I fear that the only thing that will save us all is a modern "French Revolution." These parasites that have been for decades bleeding the people and country dry with their false speeches, their double standards and their loyalty only to greed MUST be punished. And in a public and humiliating way. Primitive you say? Yes, but needed. These bastards must pay for what they are doing to us, the earth and mankind.

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  41. ,I will NOT vote for anyone with a sold out D or R in front of their name anymore! I refuse to play the blame game which pits one group FALSELY against the other in the corporate media and they are playing you also if YOU fall for it!. Prime proof of this "game" is Obama's TPP.. . Ask yourself why the gaming "R" party of NO is now on the same side as the game playing "D" obama.More proof of this "GAME" is Obama hired the SAME financial advisers to his cabinet that Bush had! (watch "inside job" narrated by Matt Damon)….So,.Its all about corporate power which pulls both puppets strings.. Anyone against corporate influence and corruption gets my vote and although they might be forced to have a "D" or "R" by their name,, my vote will go to Bernie or Rand as corporations seem to hate these two the most,,,,,Please people research and THINK for yourself and ignore the media BS,,,and stop playing the "twisted" blame game.

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  42. If only solving all of the world's current problems were as easy as life under global anarchy.

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  43. Obama is finished everything The BUSH regime started. And MORE. He does a good thing for distraction and then does some really bad things. They Will come OUT. He lied He didn't do anything he said he would. MORE wars. Guantanamo Bay STILL up and torturing. Just sent More soldiers to Iran. Finished the Dark Act. Supports GMO Foods. And geoeneneering OUR weather…he is not the man he pretended to be…he has methotically finished The BUSH REGIMES. Horrible. Doings…..he is human and he will get his karma…so SAD I believed he really was serious. I thought he WAS OUR chance to STOP all the corruption. Just a FAKE LYING man like the rest of politicians

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  44. All presidents are just puppets on the strings of the men behind the curtain with destructive, not-so- hidden agendas. Any president who has tried to resist against their tyranny has been assassinated.

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  45. Anyone who says the answer is to stop voting is not helping. By not voting, you don't stop the system. You merely make it easier for the person with the best TV commercials to get elected. There are truths in the assertion that both parties are corrupted but that does not mean they are the same. If you care about reproductive rights, and equality under the law, you should be voting for Democrats. If you want to discriminate against people for being poor, or gay, or educated, then vote Republican. The Republican party will fight to take away your health care. They will fight to discriminate against Mexicans and poor people. Your vote does count in that respect. On the Presidential level its harder to distinguish. All Presidents will be pro war and pro military expansion.

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  46. Marissa Jacqueline Welbourne That mindset of course works in favor of those that you believe are making the puppets dance. And because your claim can not be proven (or disproven, for that matter), there's also no point to try and debate this with you.

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  47. I must object to your grouping Sanders with the others, though pretty tight on most of what you've said. Sanders is not a smooth talker or pie in the sky. He has an observable 30 or 40 year record, depending on what you want to count, of standing up for the little guy. Obama was an empty shirt spewing platitudes that he then ignored when it was time to pay up. That is not Sanders, and if you hope to get a thumbnail under the oligarchic, bipartisan government we have, then he (and a supportive Congress) will be the best chance.

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  48. Absolutely. By not voting, you do your bit to perpetuate the worst of the system. If all you do is counter one neocon vote, you've earned your dinner. No excuses.

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  49. What an absolutely useless piece of writing. Of course our government is broken. The founding fathers never intended the Constittion to last more than fifty years before requiring a complete rewrite. What they failed to do was to address the root cause of government failure, which is the irresponsible practice of wealth hoarding.

    The two-party system is a dismal failure, because those with great wealth need only focus on two candidates per elected office. Those with more money tend to control more "public" servants.

    In effect, our "Democracy" gives us ONLY one more choice than a dictatorship. This is why so many other countries have adopted the concept of multiple political parties (and, no, I do NOT mean three!!!). We need at least a dozen to keep the greedy a-holes with the hidden bank acounts spending like a horny college kid in a peep show.

    It is not as difficult as it sounds, and no single eco-political philosophy need be chosen. I propose that we base our political allegiance on our favorite music. If you think that's a dumb idea, then I suggest you watch a season of "American Idol", or "The Voice", or some other pointless waste of time substitute for entertainment, because more people will get out and vote for some acne-challenged pop music wannabe singer than will take the time to vote for an effective government.

    The result will be that our Congress will be splintered into dozens of factions which wll be forced to work together and compromise for the good of the country, or they will be out of a job come the next election. The other thing that we will need to do is to burn and melt down all money so that the assholes who are constantly crashing our economy have to learn how to do real work, and not just figure out creative ways to make money from other people's money.

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  50. He has decided that his vote has no value? Or that the system is screwed and not worthy of his vote? It then becomes difficult to listent his value system.

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  51. This is a rediculous article. When Trump screws everything up, Capitalism will be blamed, and the Free Market will be punished even further.

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  52. I love how this piece, while dead on, has thrown evenyone into fits of denial as they rally around their chosen rhetoric-bot in shock and dismay. *gasp* "How dare you! *MY* guy is not like that!!!" It will never change.

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  53. I stopped reading this after I read the end of the fist paragraph, and I qoute, " will admit that I do not plan on voting in this—or any—election, as I am an anarchist and a principled non-voter" – anyhitng after this not worth reading…easy to spin spew when you have no skin in the game.

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  54. Me too. But I do agree with a lot of the article about what we could be doing too.

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  55. What a pathetic weasel Richard Lopez is. You notice how he doesnt say anything about murdering americans with drones? Just drones on with some pathetic lies that make him look infinitely dumber. He then claims Obama got Osama, funny and cool claim but where is the body?
    But just when you think mr lopez couldnt get any dumber he claims theres been an economic recovery haha. You idiot, youre from PR, didnt they just go bankrupt a few weeks ago from Ovomits policies?
    Sorry you just went full retard

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  56. I don't believe that a Rand Paul presidency would bring any of the problems you mentioned, considering that he has already said he would start eliminating government programs and executive orders immediately.

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  57. Thats stupid because 1. Nobody counts any of your votes and 2. If no one voted they wouldnt be able to assume power

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  58. If you think anyone counts those votes youre dumber than we all thought

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  59. When you say that "No one should be in power," you are making an assumption about the human race that is entirely incorrect. We have not yet grown up enough to leave our parents supervision. Our average stage level, based on the Wilber-Coombs Lattice, is roughly orange level. That means many are still in the mythological stage of life's understanding and ego operation. Not a very foresighted place to be. When most of us grow up, then we can be out on our own, and won't have to worry about being the ones who blow up the neighborhood or steal all the money in the piggy banks.

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  60. This author is very uninformed. I live in an area where it is overwhelmingly right wing Christian conservatives and it is very acceptable and almost a way of life to make every outrageous claim about Obama and post them on church bulletins and walk or drive around anti-obama and even racist shirts and bumper stickers

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  61. dumb the government and all the higher powers are selling you poisoned food and slowly taking your constituional rights away and somehow you find ways to defend wasnt it said that the people should somewhere on the lines of kick everyone outta congress to help prevent any kinda corrupt power they are gonna elect whoever the fuck they want your vote dont even matter

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  62. IMO your wrong. Money is what runs the political machine. Who does the politician vote for? You? Ok…
    No they vote for he who pays the most. Not for nothing but trump is running on his own dime, meaning that their are no lobbying cronies that pull politicians in every direction imaginable.
    Lobbying (legal political bribery) has ruined our Democracy long ago. And furthermore, so you I am noooooooo fan of Trump, but George Washington would view you as a red coat. You have let your country down. Just saying.

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  63. The guy who wrote this articleis a fucking moron. Really? How uniformed is this moron. BERNIE SANDERS has ALWAYS been on the right side of history. Lookat whathe stands for. Anarchism is fine if we continue without someone like bernie as a real revolutionary candidate BUT WE ACTUALLY GOT ONE THIS TIME!

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  64. Google, "Bush Hitler"

    Then, STFU, dishonest, Deflect Dismiss, Belittle, Ignore O-Bot

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  65. Richard Lopez I don't like any of the Presidents. Obama is forcing me to pay for healthcare I do not need or can afford. What has Obama really done that is helpful? Not very much. He is just as bad as Bush, Clinton and all the others. Stop trying to label people, I am neither a Republican or Democrat.

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  66. Why does everyone who comments on these type of articles never have a picture of themselves as their profile picture?

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  67. I hate to say it but you are one of the reasons the goverment always wins, Trump 2016!

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  68. You make some good points, and I also have a lot of doubt in the government, but refusing to vote and putting down others who do take political action isn't going to help. Voting is the biggest power we have, and until we have a candidate (cough cough, Bernie Sanders) who cares more about our well-being than corporate backed campaigns, we won't see real change. However, I like that you give alternate options, and definitely agree that if we stand together to fight big business and its influence in Government then we can make real change, but it isn't as easy as I would like it to be. I disagree that life under Bush was better than Obama. I am not a huge Obama fan, but the Bush administration set us up for failure and expanded our national debt and deficit immensly. The only thing I can applaud Trump for is shaking up the GOP. He's calling them out on their bullshit just like Bernie Sanders does to all politicians. The two aren't on the same level, but are having similar impacts on our typical two-party systems by breaking the barrier between government and citizens. Bernie knows that many people feel how we do, that's why when asked if he's nervous about Joe Biden joining the race he responded, "the American people… want to go beyond conventional establishment politics."

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  69. If we've not grown up enough to be without parents, then we're not grown up enough to be parents. The human nature arguement is actually in favour of anarchism.

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  70. Want to imporove your life and make the world a better place?

    Join a workers' union. With collective bargaining you'll have better pay, and safer conditions. Moreover, they are the strongest advocates of changing everything for the better.

    Which is why rank-and-file union organising has always been the main form of anarchist organising.

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  71. Jacob Vardy That was spoken in general terms, mindful of the bulk of the population. About 2% of the population is at a stage of development that has grown up, so there is hope for parental guidance if we can realize what we need in a parent. What follows is a snippet from what can be a good introduction to the human development map and it's dispersion along the bell curve. "First, identify the two or three predominant worldviews within the audience. Initial estimates suggestthat the vast majority of the global population holds values at the Amber stage of consciousness or lower (Beck & Cowan, 1996). Approximately 75% of the adult US population appears to have a self-identity between the beginning of the Amber stage and the end of the Orange stage, with others at Red(4%), Green (11%), Teal (5%), Turquoise (1.5%), and Indigo (0.5%). Most children are at Magenta,Red, or Amber (Cook-Greuter, 2002). Scientifically measuring an individual’s stage is possible, but inmost cases communications designers need to estimate the predominant stages in their audience." Much more good stuff in understanding overall human development in the full article and in the works of Ken Wilber, and the rest of the Integral Theory writers. http://www.academia.edu/760594/Use_of_the_Integral_Framework_to_Design_Developmentally-Appropriate_Sustainability_Communications

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  72. YOur last point…how they will make things worse BECAUSE they will expand government is good, but needs to be nuanced a touch more.

    They will expand government BY MAKING THINGS WORSE. Notice the narrative over decades when a policy or agency or politician fails, they are allowed to throw up the excuse that they "needed more funding" or "needed more power" without a hint of questioning the faulty premise or likely incentive this "reasoning" relies on and produces. If government is rewarded with more of your money and/or gets to take away more of your freedoms when it fails (think of 9-11…the most obvious "defense failure" in US history given the previous resources), than what incentive does it have to succeed? You get more of what you incentivize, and our corporatist system (bolstered by the propaganda of the corporatist media) makes sure failure is rewarded for the crony elites.

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  73. This guy doesn't know anything. He's just making things up as he goes.

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  74. Really good blog..very interesting. I think all you said was true until Trump. Obama is like the movie Idioacracy..to a T..As for Trump, he is the only one that has addressed the gruesome facts on illegals and muslims and refugees. If he can fix it like he says, and i believe he can, then this nation will be a lot better off. He wants to bring this nation back to when liberals didn't have control. He wants to stop the socialistic/communistic bullshit that Obama has promoted. If someone like Obama with zero experience in anything can get elected, i can't see why Trump can't get elected..He has been successful all of his life. He raised really great kids. I think he is a decent responsible man and more then capable of being a leader.

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  75. The author is dead on. I'm 67, grew up in Maryland and was a civil rights and anti war activist. My father was a highly placed gummit employee helping the Navy build weapons of mass destruction. All the years since, election after election, president after president this country has continued on it's totalitarian projectory. I voted for obama and was a fool for doing so. never again. you can't change a corrupt system by participating in it. Agorism is the only path short of violence. I suggest you read The Pentagon of Power by Mumford. He nailed it decades ago.

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  76. I say, vote them all, they are all the same. By voting people like GW Bush, or Trump, just shows how evil America can be. One way or another, they going to steal half your money with a licence to kill too.

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