Recently, I had a somewhat major shift in my political views. Longtime readers of mine know that I am not a fan of most people who have power. Yet, I had never considered the ultimate solution to the problem of people having too much authority, no one having authority.
Intelligent people throughout history are the most likely to support the abolition of the state. The Triple 9 Society — a group that you need to have an IQ in the top 0.1% to join — has surveyed its members and most of them are anarchists. On the left, Noam Chomsky is a famous linguist and Howard Zinn is one of the most influential historians of all time. On the right, Murray Rothbard was a professor and Lysander Spooner has more accomplishments than can be listed in one article.
I believe assault is wrong, I became a non-interventionist because I believe a military doing such a thing to foreign nations by the US military. However, that also means I can not support a government doing it against its own people for no legitimate reason.
Moral consistency is all I needed to get this new outlook. That, and a large amount of evidence that people are often better off without having to deal with the government. Including both the ranking of various countries on the index of economic freedom and the clear economic failings of authoritarian countries.
The only thing left to mention is that book I’ve been promoting: It will be released. However, since I can no longer say I agree with all I wrote, the book will be released quietly, promoted once on this blog, and not promoted outside of that.