There Is No “Society”, There Are Only Individuals!
Written by Danilo Cuellar.
This is what happens when we advocate for “government” which by definition puts the collective or “society” over the individual. The collective is never more important than the individual! If you truly believe this then by all means donate 100% of your currency to “government and send your precious children off to die for banksters, politicians, and war profiteers overseas in the War on Terror. Nothing is stopping you! The individual be damned!
If, however, you value the rights of the individual you must respect every individual’s right to do with their body and their property as they wish. To ignore this is to ignore that individual’s self-ownership. Indeed our body is our first property. If we do not have a primary claim on our body, how can we possibly own anything else? You feed your body. You nourish your body. You take care of your body. If you wish to live to 100 years, become indebted to someone else, enter into an intimate union with another, refuse medical treatment, or kill yourself nobody has the right to stop you. If somebody purports to have a higher claim on your body then they have become your master and you their slave. Never allow any man or institution to make such a false claim!
Violence is only justified when someone attempts to subjugate you or otherwise coerce you into doing something against your will. This is known as self-defense. Every organism in nature has means for self-defense or they would not survive for long. This is requisite for survival. Such means may include fangs, venom, claws, speed, camouflage, size, strength etc. True pacifism is self-destructive. Obedience to authority is not a virtue. It is one of the most destructive characteristics a human being can exhibit! It is the cause of all of the horrific atrocities we read in the history books! It is the most dangerous superstition!
About Danilo: A practitioner of Eastern Healing arts with degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese medicinal herbs, I have always questioned the status quo, a path which led me to peaceful anarchism. Through my journey, I have worn many hats, that of a classical pianist, avid chess player, philosopher, comedian, and now father of two little anarchists. My wife brands me as a Cultural Critic, but I am simply following my thirst for knowledge and passion for writing.You can follow Danilo on his Peaceful Anarchism website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.If you enjoyed this article please consider sending a Bitcoin tip to him at: 1Q5EBSzm4Q1dkJ5uJuV37fgoNTVGnTaT3E