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Agorism

A New Libertarian Manifesto

Chapter 1

By Samuel Edward Konkin III

Read by Mike Gogulski

7 Comments

  1. John Galt says:

    Yeuch! If he’s got an agenda then fine, but death by You Tube? I got through the first chapter and then just found it irritating.

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    Equally, his point about the Libertarian party is just wrong. The Libertarian party has struggled through leadership struggles and in-fighting, partly at least, due to the inherent nature of libertarian ideology being based upon fundamentals (non-initiation of violence, etc.), but little else. For the most part their minor differences, such as the minarchist / anarcho-capitalist boundary leads to bitter and self-defeating arguments. Herding cats would be a doddle by comparison.

    Fundamentally, libertarianism conflicts with current mainstream politics, which is why it will always be an alternative agenda and will never achieve anything mainstream.

    This is why I have always believed that any form of libertarianism can only arise after the collapse of the current system or through minor acts of rebellion such as my own, effectively disowning my own country and its political process.

  2. Paul Marks says:

    The agorists tend to be good people – but when the Huns ride into the market place (the agora) they may not be coming to trade.

  3. Julie near Chicago says:

    Or, if you want to download the thing in mp3 format so as to be able to listen offline, here it is in various variations. *g*

  4. Julie near Chicago says:

    JG, if god forbid you were seriously ill and needed excellent medical care, what would you do? (I’m not being contrarian — I keep thinking of blowing this pop stand myself…though for me, I think that remains merely a fantasy.)

  5. John Galt says:

    Just like the British lie that there were no health services for the poor before the NHS, there will still be hospitals after the fall. Sure options may initially be more limited, but if that is the price of freedom and the collapse of the bureaucratic state, then that seems like a price worth paying.

  6. Julie near Chicago says:

    Hm. That’s not quite the issue. But thanks, JG. :>)

  7. Agorists tend to be good people. But sometimes when the Huns ride into the marketplace (the Agora) they do not come to trade – and there is not much Agorists can do about that.

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