by Larken Rose
June 3, 2020
“So you may be wondering which side am I on regarding these protests or riots or police actions or whatever.
Well, I already told you I am on the side of freedom and justice. That means I am on the side of the innocent victim. Always. And I am against the aggressors. Always.
That means that when badge-wearing thugs are harassing, intimidating, assaulting and murdering nonviolent people, I am on the side of the victims, not the aggressors. It also means that when looters and vandals are stealing or destroying private property, I am still on the side of the victims not the thugs and thieves.
Right now a lot of people seem to be arguing over which set of aggressors and thugs they should be cheering for, which is idiotic. And it’s exactly what the ruling class wants to see.”
“Let me finish this up by saying that, in addition to being a white armed American, I’m also an anarchist. And contrary to the BS that you’ll hear in the mainstream media, no that does not mean that I smash windows and throw molotov cocktails around.
It means that I think that you own yourself. And that you do not need, and should not have, any ruler stealing the fruits of your labor or controlling your life. It means that I think that you and everyone else should be free — free from all thugs and thieves including the ones that wear uniforms and call their thuggery and their thievery “law”.
It means that I want a society with no masters and no slaves.”
Larken Rose is an anarchist best known for challenging the IRS with questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and for subsequently being imprisoned without receiving any answers to his questions. Larken Rose speaks and writes extensively about freedom.
Larken is author of The Most Dangerous Superstition. “The primary threat to freedom and justice is not greed, or hatred, or any of the other emotions or human flaws usually blamed for such things. Instead, it is one ubiquitous superstition which infects the minds of people of all races, religions and nationalities, which deceives decent, well-intentioned people into supporting and advocating violence and oppression. Even without making human beings one bit more wise or virtuous, removing that one superstition would remove the vast majority of injustice and suffering from the world.”