Understanding anarchism

History is littered with evidence enough to conclude that anarchism is yet another communo-fascist variant of altruistic socialism based on the initiation of force. At least history was what convinced me–that and the way “former” communists came out of the woodwork to infiltrate libertarian activities in 1980. The pattern was the same as in the 1960s and ’70s. Looters in those days infiltrated hippie activities the way they infiltrated labor unions in the teens and twenties and cult religions in the 1880s through the noughts. Bad laws resulted.

Most of the reasons necessitating formation of the Libertarian Party resulted from this infectious penetration-through-mimeses of social movements by predators convinced the world owes them a living. By the method of spoiler votes they added to American jurisprudence the force laws the LP has been successfully repealing by the same method these past 46 years.

The above news article dated 05OCT1905 relates that

…Anthony W. Olseon, age 25 of Youngstown, Ohio… shot and fatally wounded Hugh Hamilton… in front of Merchants Hotel, in Water street. Oleson fired four shots into Hamilton’s body, after which he caused quite a disturbance in the surrounding streets. He was finally placed under arrest. The cause of the shooting is not known. The police found a number of socialist pamphlets and a Washington, DC railroad ticket on Oleson’s person.

Police then speculated

… that Oleson is the same person who tried to reach President Roosevelt Monday afternoon, October 5, 1903. Superintendent Wallace thinks that the Oleson now in the Central Station is a former resident of Minneapolis and that on the date mentioned he entered the lobby of the White House armed with a revolver and knife.
When discovered by secret servicemen the suspect put up a fierce fight, Officer Olstell being wounded. Investigation on October 6, 1903, developed that the man was an anarchist and that he was known as Peter Eliott and Peter Oleson. He was committed to an insane asylum and escaped, being next heard of in Ohio.
The Youngstown, Ohio police wired that they believe Oleson could throw considerable light on the murder of a woman supposed to be Oleson’s wife, which occurred in Youngstown some months ago. Oleson answers the description of the man wanted  by the Ohio officials. He is a machinist.

Ask yourself if Oleson is someone you would vote for in order to reduce the initiation of force. If the answer is no, then why not help the LP purge itself of harmful, voter-alienating impostors? Cross-dressing to infiltrate our party for the specific purpose of bullying women or sanctifying Antifa-style communism had become a major industry. Our purpose is to shift policy, laws and the police away from coercion and toward freedom. Our purpose is to increase freedom by democratic means. Freedom is the absence of the initiation of force, so much so that it in the universe of political discourse it could be represented as 1-f, where f is the initiation of force.

Every libertarian vote decreases the violence of law. This is verifiable. Every vote in favor of Fabian communism in 1892 brought on the economy-destroying income tax. The banking system collapsed, union goons fired on men applying for jobs. A rabble of Altrurian looters marched on Washington to demand money in a scene that would not occur again until “brothers’ keeper” Herbert Hoover again wrecked the economy in Christianity’s War on the Demon Rum.

Violent racial collectivism formed a party behind George Wallace. In 1968, when there was no Libertarian Party, Dixiecrat National Socialists collected thrice the votes cast for communist socialists in 1892. Wallace’s campaign put Nixon in office and sent “a message to Washington” that rewound the South back into the ku-klux Reconstruction era. Violence blossomed like napalm until the LP made it possible to vote for peace and freedom and send THAT message to DC.

While waiting for the next in this series of historical accounts demonstrating that anarchism is still the murdering communism sane people know it to be, why not delve into what caused the 1929 Crash? Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 does exactly that, matching newspaper accounts against stock market reactions and competing theories. It is live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.

Prohibition and The Crash, on Amazon Kindle in 2 languages

My other-language blog is amigra.us

Third party votes change laws

 

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Every election year Republican Svengalis come hunting Libertarian Trilbys to convert to the Immutable Platform cast in stone  by God’s Own Prohibitionists. This is  what happened in 1887. The episode is reported in the words of John Sherman, Congressman, Senator, Secretary of both State and Treasury and brother to Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. Eventually, it is the Major Party platform that changes because integrity wins out over equivocation.  People willing to kill you to take your money are also willing to lie–the easier to to rob you with, my voter!

transitional“The only danger he (Governor Foraker) encountered was in the active movement of the Prohibition party. This party ran a separate ticket, the votes of which, it was feared, would mainly come from the Republican party. In a speech I made at Oberlin, on the 4th of November, I made an appeal to our Prohibition friends to support the Republican ticket. I said: “There are but two great parties in this country, one or the other of which is to be put in power. You have a perfect right to vote for the smaller Prohibition party, and thus throw away your vote, but you know very well that either a Republican or a Democratic legislature will be elected, and that there will not be a single Prohibition candidate elected. Will it not be better to choose between these two parties and give your assistance to the one that has done the most for the success of your principles?”

Observe that the prohibitionists wanted the laws to change. They did not care a whit about which politician is grinning from the podium. Yet Sherman immediately offered them a false choice between a grinning Republican and a supposedly wasted vote. Sherman then dangled the real bait. 

“We think the Republican party is still entitled, as in the past, to your hearty support. Among other of its enactments there is the ‘Dow law,’ looked upon you with suspicion, yet it has done more for temperance than your ‘prohibition laws’ at present could have done. That law enables you to exclude the sale of liquor in more than 400 Ohio towns. It was passed by a Republican legislature. By it more than 3,000 saloons have been driven out of existence. “Then you have the repeated declaration of the Republican party, a party that never deceived the people with false promises, that they will do anything else that is necessary, or all that is possible by law, to check the evils that flow from intoxicating drinks.” (It took the GOP another thirty years to completely wreck the economy through prohibition enforcement in 1930. That drove plenty of people out of business, and did it again in 2007.)

“Is there not a choice between that party and the Democratic party, which has always been the slave of the liquor party, and whose opposition to the enforcement of the Dow law cost the state $2,000,000? The Democratic party, if put in power, will repeal that law and will do nothing for prohibition that you will accept.” (To frighten fanatics, threaten them with the horrors of freedom!)

“They say they want license, but they know it can never be brought about without a change in the constitution. They want the liquor traffic to go unrestrained. It does seem to me that with all the intelligence of this community it is the duty of all its candid men, who are watching the tendencies of these two parties in this country, not to throw their votes away.” (Again, the Republican platform contained what the prohibition voters did not want, yet proffer it as a future possiblity, and point to the Hobgoblin as the only alternative to surrendering their integrity.)

“It is much better to do our work by degrees, working slowly in the right direction, than to attempt to do it prematurely by wholesale, and fail. More men have been broken up by attempting too much than by ‘going slow.'” (Softlee, softlee, catchee monkey–old Chinese proverb)

“Your powerful moral influence, if kept within the Republican party, will do more good, a thousandfold, than you can do losing your vote by casting it for a ticket that cannot be elected. Next year will present one of the most interesting spectacles in our history. The Republican party will gather its hosts of progressive and patriotic citizens into one grand party at its national convention, and I trust that when that good time comes our Prohibition friends and neighbors who stand aloof from us will come back and join the old fold and rally around the old flag of our country, the stars and stripes, and help us to march on to a grand and glorious victory.”
(Sherman 1895 p. 770–of the single-volume edition) 

The prohibitionists of course did not fall for it, but other voters reelected the candidate–who was defeated the subsequent year. Prohibitionists cast their votes for what they really wanted–a change in the laws. To the Republican, his ticket meant his party’s hand in the till. The Prohibition Party did not want a hand in the till. They wanted men with guns to take to the streets and arrest people for beer and liquor. The Major Party seduction relies on the fallacy of equivocation to trick the voters into betraying their own values and sacrificing them instead to what the Major Party wants. By preferring their own misguided lust for the power to coerce others, the prohibitionists injected next to the Bill of Rights an amendment transforming the Constitution into a religious fetish for the initiation of deadly force against peaceful individuals.