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Paradigm Shift

The old guard built this movement. Without them, it’s unlikely any of us would be aware that a liberty movement even exists! This alone is an accomplishment. And the history books will look favorably upon them for it - & justifiably so. Their preference for a political approach however, has been ineffective at bringing about liberty (just take a look around, if you’re still permitted). Progress hasn’t just stagnated, we’ve been losing ground rapidly. It’s time for a paradigm shift. One that moves away from the old way of thinking & instead focuses on teaching people how to opt out of corrupt systems & to build competing, market-based alternatives to state institutions. Like sports teams, ideas also get tired & worn out, old players retire, & new, fresh ideas take their place. In the world of ideas, when paradigm shifts occur, the old guard resists the change at first, but eventually comes around to seeing the benefits and virtues of the new way. This is how progres

Reclaiming Your Sovereignty

Like an overgrown jungle, the state has become so all encompassing that the path to reclaiming one's individual sovereignty can at times, be difficult to even see. Here is an attempt to clear the weeds. 

What follows are 3 simple steps everyone can take, designed to drastically reduce dependance on the parasitical, political class...

Step 1. Read Rothbard

Read Rothbard & Hoppe, to know & understand freedom.

This is the most difficult step, because it requires you to question everything you’ve ever been taught - from the moment of your birth up until now.

Understand Rothbard’s invocation of natural law in defense of Lockean homesteading theory. Then, learn why Rothbard said Hans Hoppe’s Argumentation Ethics made his natural law defense seem positively weak. When you understand this, you’re ready to move on.

Step 2. Be Your Own Bank

Be your own bank, because a Goldman Sachs debt slave can’t be free.

Cut your shackles & release yourself from the bondage of Federal Reserve banksters. The long & short of this step is to use a combination of precious metals & cryptocurrency to replace & upgrade your checking & savings accounts. Sounds daunting, no? Well, freedom is scary - but, making the transition to sound money will allow you to experience a host of life altering benefits that flow from having a lower time preference.

I detail the process of becoming your own bank here.

Step 3. Be Your Own Boss

Be your own boss, because wage slavery is still slavery.

All wage earners have a portion of their earnings automatically deducted by slaveholders from the political class. In order to minimize this robbery, individuals must position themselves to reclaim sovereignty over their earnings. This can only be done through entrepreneurship. Securing your own source of income liberates the individual from socialist relics like the 40-hour workweek or 8 hour workday.

Learn more about Entrepreneurship in these Agora episodes.

Make no mistake: The process of reclaiming your sovereignty doesn’t end here.

The general idea is to opt out of as many legacy systems & institutions that one possibly can, & to build our own competing societal framework. Your next step may be growing your own food, securing your own energy, & so on. The examples given here of becoming your own bank & becoming your own boss are merely two pillars, or milestones the individual must pass along the way to self-liberation.

Step 4. Liberate Others

Congratulations on completing steps 1-3! At this point, you’ve developed a keen understanding of freedom & an even sharper hatred of the state. By and large, you’ve extricated yourself from bondage & look back at your former slave life with disdain. You now have a choice: go about your life as you wish, or go back across enemy lines, raid the plantation, & liberate your friends, family & neighbors.

By all means, you’re free to take the former, lesser route. No one will look down on you for this. But, for those few who dare to venture back into the slave colonies & brave the whipping post to free their brothers & sisters - these heroes are called agorists.

And that journey begins here.


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