Written by: Michael W. Howell
Senior Writer and Editor at Fighting the Tyranny
December 5, 2019
The political climate or atmosphere today is at the highest I can ever recall in modern times. The party of tolerance has become some of the most intolerant, and the party of being financially fiscal continues to turn a blind eye to the manufactured artificial inflation that is plaguing the Republic’s economy. Both parties have become an obvious joke to behold, with the only ones still clinging to this corrupt and controlled system are those that see freedoms and liberties as something being approved and passed out in Washington, D.C. As more and more are leaving the false left/right paradigm or “two heads of the same snake,” where are they going, and how is their voice being heard?
Ever since Ron Paul entered the 2008 presidential election, more so in 2012 than in 2008, we have seen the ideas of total freedom sprouting in the minds of those that yearn for their honest individual pursuit of happiness. They are seeking that not only is their happiness recognized but left alone with an opportunity for the individual to achieve without interference or regulation from the government. These ideologies are precisely what the constitutional Republic was founded on and sealed within the Bill of Rights. Believe it or not, we are and always were anarchists.
I know what you’re thinking. Right now, you are thinking I have lost my mind in considering this country was founded on the ideas of teenagers and adults alike, smashing windows and causing chaos, right? Well, you don’t understand real anarchy then.
A few months ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to be a guest on an online radio show called Toward Anarchy with Michael Storm to talk about my book, Anatomy of the Global Agenda. (You can listen to the archive here). I often get invited on radio shows to discuss my book and being friends with Michael Storm on social media for some years, I was thankful he reached out for the opportunity to be his guest. I guess it is here I must define my “political philosophy” if you will.
I have been removed from the two-party, single mindest political system for many years now. Once I discovered the global agenda for centralized one-world control of resources and man, I aborted my participation in the political paradigm. The last party I was registered to vote in my home state was as a Libertarian. It was my last effort at giving the “democratic election” process a chance. This was during 2010 and leading up to the powder keg of a liberty-minded thought movement that was to come a few years later when Ron Paul ran for president again in 2012. The r3VOLution, as it would be known, was underway.
Out of the multitude of changes that the presidential election of 2012 brought was a renewed sense of liberty. Old ideologies were confronted, and tyranny was on full display for all to see like an Emperor who stood before us undressed and exposed. New movements and philosophies were now out in the open being discussed with the forward intent honing in on complete individual sovereignty. One misconception that was addressed was the term Anarchy. Once the initial stigmatism associated with the meaning of the word was fronted, many people realized they, too, held the same views. So what is anarchy? Is it the chaos we have all been lead to believe it to be by our “controllers,” or does anarchy resemble something closer to the founding father’s intent in establishing America? The answer may surprise you.
Recently, I got the pleasure to flip the script and interview Michael Storm about his informative podcast and asked him to help me break through the misnomer surrounding anarchy and its perceived definition in today’s political times.
Howell: Michael, I have to ask. First, what is Anarchy for my readers that may not be familiar with the views associated with Anarchy?
Storm: Swinging for the fence at first bat? Alrighty, game on! Seriously though, thank you for inviting me to sit down with you to talk about some of these ideas that surround the word. I think it’s important that we be honest with the meaning of any word and how we use it. The word anarchy is no different. Of course, there is a connotative association with anarchy happily used by The State and other similar organized gangs to perpetuate the notion that it’s synonymous with chaos. That’s an unfair and dishonest definition and use of the word. Anarchy is simple, and simply, “No Rulers.” The word shouldn’t necessarily imply anything else. The full spectrum of thoughts and views about philosophy, religion, markets, and even many types of governance can exist within the anarchist society. As long as those things are conducted voluntarily without force or coercion of others, they have no particular conflict with the core idea of “No Rulers.” People rarely consider it, but it’s a fact that we live in anarchy daily. Every action and thought is made without consideration of authority and without regard for an authoritarian’s opinion. Maybe not all of those things are done entirely without thought given to authority, but, statistically speaking, it’s as close to zero as makes no difference. Our lives are lived in spite of authority.
Howell: What was it that led you to these views. I mean, I look around and can tell something is very wrong. I believe many around us can as well. I guess what I’m asking is, were you brought up as an Anarchist, or was it a philosophy/lifestyle that led you to it?
Storm: I suppose I’ve always been an anarchist. That is to say that I never bought into political authority. My family wasn’t political. I guess they voted? I seem to remember the occasional hullabaloo, but nobody ever talked about political issues. I couldn’t tell you if they were republican or democrat or other, and I imagine they fancied themselves as issue voters, not party voters. So-called counter culture probably sealed the deal for me: Carlin, Cannabis, and C.o.C (the metal band Corrosion of Conformity). Carlin and comedians like Sam Kinison helped me see the importance of words and critical thinking. That was important because I was raised during the Tipper Gore era of Cancel Culture. Gore and the Washington Wives were saying my favorite bands were illicit trash. The President’s wife had been running around for years telling everyone that drugs are bad mmmmkay! Oh and, the church crowd was screaming that Dungeons and Dragons, using your imagination, was evil. Tell that bullshit to my 10th level elf I’d been playing for a couple years. Authority claimed powers it couldn’t have and a knowledge it obviously didn’t know and spent a lot of time lying to cover up both.
Howell: One thing I have noticed among the anarchists, is even within the, and I hate to say party, but I have to associate it with something even if just for reference. Anyway, the one thing that I noticed is it seems to be centered around voluntarism. Can you expand on that and what it means to the anarchist’s community?
Storm: Every person who claims to be an anarchist must be a voluntarist or voluntaryist if you prefer. Anarchy and Voluntarism are 100% compatible. At the core of voluntarism is the idea that all interactions with others are voluntary without coercion or force. I think I just said the same thing as the core of Anarchy a couple questions ago. One is a natural extension of the other, I don’t see a difference.
Howell: I want to move to economics for a second and discuss an anarchist’s economy. What would it look like, functions and roles serve, be managed under, or oversight come from? Most today believe we are a capitalist economy, and we both know that is a lie. We are a corrupt crony system masquerading as capitalism. My question is, under an anarchist society, is their oversight and what type of economy is the general census with economics.
Storm: I’m really glad that you asked because I know the answer to this one. That’s the beauty of anarchy. It doesn’t determine these things. Anarchy allows you to determine them for yourself. Anarchy leaves economics to you and the person you’re doing business with. The currency you use, the terms you set, the values you place. Just you and the person you’re dealing with. The ruler-less society will practice every economy. Everyone reading this already does. I would be surprised to find that one of the readers had never conducted grey or even black market trade. The market and the players will determine what economics are successful and acceptable, respectively. I think some economic ideas and practices are more compatible with anarchy than others. Some economic thought, the Austrian School for one, suggests that free markets and market-derived valuations of currency and labor and goods and services are necessary for maximum individual freedom. I tend to think that’s highly complementary to anarchy. Some schools of economic thought believe that markets and values should be set by a third party, and the rest of us should just accept them. This doesn’t seem to fit with the basic concept of no rulers. While the market has rules and winners and losers, they are natural, and they are avoidable as much as unavoidable based on the actions of market players and not meddlesome middlemen. The economic possibilities are endless.
Howell: How about the infrastructure of the nation under an anarchist’s system? What I mean is the everyday things we hear the people talk about. Roads, schools, medical, and emergency services? How would they be funded? Would we have a voluntary tax code (consumption tax) or something of that nature?
Storm: Colorado shouldn’t pay for California’s roads or anything else, so let’s dismiss the idea of a nation. We need to think smaller. The roads that exist now would become commercial enterprises, a lot of them already are. That’s really the worst-case scenario. Semi-voluntary usage taxes already pay for most of the roads, so it’s not a stretch from there to entirely voluntary. It’s the interstates where nobody lives that are any kind of problem at all, always have been because there is no local usage and accompanying taxable base. Gas and trucking and shipping and mail companies all need the interstates to conduct business. If their business relies on good roads that allow proper movement of gas-consuming peoples and products, they’ll lead open commercial and private endeavors to fund quality roads. We see them already in the form of toll roads, and most of us wouldn’t notice the difference. Schools are similar. We need to think smaller, community-based. It’s been insisted upon us that we have an American education system, but what’s needed is less centralized control. We need individuals and the communities they choose to decide on how they educate themselves. There are a lot of problems with the public education system, most of which are resolved by making attendance 100% voluntary and ending the theft that funds them. True heroes, first responders, would be a combination of commercial and voluntary services on a contract and or on call. Many of them already are. The best fire departments are voluntary, and believe me, you pay for an ambulance ride. The markets simply need to be opened up. The police wouldn’t exist at all. Policing is not protecting people and their private property, policing is the practice of creating criminals to generate revenue through enforcement of political and social opinions. Violations of person or property will be handled by insurance and legal representatives and adjudicated in the same general way they already are, civil court. Again we need simply open the market. As it stands, The State maintains an unnecessary monopoly on protection and justice. In the anarchist society, all options are open because there is no ruling class to tell us we can’t do it “that way.” There are simply a bunch of individuals getting along, as we generally already do from day to day without any regard or use for authority.
Howell: Finally, and thank you for clearing up so much about the anarchist’s philosophy and views, where can we find you? What’s your social media sites, and more importantly, where can we tune in to listen to “Toward Anarchy” and get caught up on those pass archives as well?
Storm: Thank you again for taking the time to introduce these ideas to your audience. As for anyone who wants to follow along as I explore these ideas each week on my radio show, they can visit TowardAnarchy.com. From there, they can contact me, follow my social media, and listen to any show from the archive for free. And for those who love to add another to the podcast to their play-list, the show’s entire archive is available on iTunes, Spotify, and iHeart Radio.
Indeed anarchy has been misunderstood as new ideas need to be talked about openly, honestly, and in intellectual means and methods. Could we rediscover anarchy by revisiting our past and comparing it to the founding father’s views for America? I’ll leave that journey and discovery up to you. One thing is for sure, and that is, we can not continue down this road of tyranny that is steamrolling us collectively into global tyranny.
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