Free State Project. Shire. All bullshit

You folks following either ought to know that freedom will never happen alongside a technological society. They simply can not coexist. Both “organizations” (FSP,Shire) are total bullshit and a distraction from humanity’s and nature’s real problem.
Samm

I don’t see technology as being the thing that keeps the state around. It is the people and what a critical mass of them condone. A similar example is slavery, as soon as it fell out of favor (the US was one of the last holdout counties to have it) it ended since the state could no longer socialize the costs of running down escaped slaves.

I agree though, you can’t use something to get rid of itself.

(BTW, I don’t think nature can have a problem, in fact, I think that’s an impossibility.)

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Just because two (or more) people are going the same direction doesn’t mean there are leaders and followers. Often, they’re just fellow travelers.

But what really separates a person who moved to NH for freedom from a person making internet posts about technology being a problem is that only one of them has actually acted on their beliefs.
And actions always have more impact than words.

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” (Alfred Adler)

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Many workmen
Built a huge ball of masonry
Upon a mountaintop
Then they went to the valley below,
And turned to behold their work.
“It is grand,” they said;
They loved the thing.

Of a sudden, it moved:
It came upon them swiftly;
It crushed them all to blood.
But some had opportunity to squeal.

— Stephen Crane

A free society requires intelligent, informed, and principled people. Technology benefits this to a great degree.

I would even argue that AnCap societies aren’t even possible until mid-21-century level of technology: instant telecommunications, reputation tracking Web-sites, third party quality assurance databases, etc.

And I think it’s the most high-tech freedom movements (ex. Seasteading) that are most likely to succeed. FSP could have still done good things with a focused local secession movement, but nobody listened to poor Alex…

keep us informed on how the seasteading is going.

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Methinks we’re just a Kanning or two short of a breakthrough… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: