The "Calling Out the Stupid People Approach" to Achieving a World Without Government.
Another unworkable strategy
In my last blog post, I addressed anarchism (or libertarianism) as a moral-philosophy and how using that approach is completely unworkable . . . sorry if I offended your favorite libertarian philosopher. What is important to understand to achieve any goal is that the strategy used be workable. Newsflash: that applies to achieving a free world. Does that principle, axiom, rule or whatever you want to call it, have an exception when it comes to achieving the goal of freedom? This seems to be misunderstood within the anarchy and libertarian community. It’s an elephant in the room. A big elephant in the room, gets in the way, and makes work inefficient. So, I ask my readers to look at what they have been doing and ask themselves if they should keep doing it. Is it the most efficient approach? Has it really worked?
We need to address the feasibility of keeping on explaining how stupid people have been in their support of government. I guess the idea behind that is just to wake up the people to their stupidity. Has it worked? If not, why not? What is the feasible explanation?
I guess all those doctors and scientists and high-IQ people who want government are just actually dumber than anarchists in some special way, right?. Each anarchist has their own “unique kind of intelligence” that is more apt to create peace and prosperity on earth than the mainstream accepted idea of intelligence. Uh, oh! The problem is just that we have too many dumb people who just so happen to be able to do calculus for some anomalistic reason. Therefore anarchists have this better kind of intelligence, but they so wish others had it. If non-anarchists can’t be that smart, then what is the answer to achieving a free world? If they can be that smart, then there’s got to be a way to make billions of people as smart as anarchists. Got to be!! Otherwise, we are screwed!! To remain on this path of reasoning is a little “dumb”, in my opinion. Where’s it going, really?
Maybe the people support government, not because they are obviously not dumb, but for some other reason?
Logic would tell us that if anarchists aren’t smarter, then there must be another reason for their anarchist beliefs? One explanation is that we are less smart, and so we are just wrong about anarchy. But, we as anarchists, know our stuff. We are educated as to anarchy, where the people are not. And, the people will not give what we say any credence. Logically, we must conclude that we are right based on our knowledge of fundamental principles which have no exceptions.
But how did we come to gaining this belief in the first place?
Why can we apply logic to the issue of organizing society where most cannot? What made us this way? I believe a workable explanation is that it has to do with personality. We question things, regardless of what others think. Why our personalities are that way is not important here. But we are different. We are different than the masses. We question narratives. We question authority. Therefore, we were able to come to our conclusions, where most wouldn’t “even go there.”
If you conclude that the reason why some people are anarchists and most people are not is differences in personality, then it is unworkable (and stupid) to keep on arguing that people are stupid in support of government. Maybe I have swayed you, maybe I haven’t. But does this make a little sense to you?
If your goal is to wake up potential anarchists, keep on the stupid-people angle. But you will be met with scorn along the way. But do not think you can keep telling people they are stupid and expect to achieve a free world. A strategy for that needs to be workable and based on what we know of the personalities of most of the people in this world. I do have a strategy.
Thank you for reading!