Hi. I’ll be at this thing selling zines and prints and other detritus. It’s in conjunction with the Robert Smithson exhibition at UQ Art Museum (@uqartmuseum), which Brisbane people should go and see anyway. I’ve reprinted old zines for the occasion and I’ll have some new stuff too, which I’ll post about here in the next little while.
Now where do property rights come into play, as that is the main source of contention? The ideals of Lex Rex ensure that all are equal before a universal (amongst peers) law with no variations of any kind. Thus without Lex Rex being enforced, anyone may simply violate a person’s property rights and possibly not receive compensation. What if they are too poor to pay for a court system to fight back and no private charity shall aid them? A person can simply lose everything they own due to a lack of equitable law. I mean, it IS anarchy that we are talking about. People could sue others for petty things, such as “noise pollution”, and win such a case! A person who does no wrong would lose thousands and thousands of dollars simply because of differing court systems. In fact, in such an Ancap society, there be no such thing as “Property rights” as rights in general do not exist in anarchies. If it means maximizing profits, who’s to say a corporation won’t monopolize on judicial court systems and police forces to accommodate their own greedy needs? It is of my opinion that in Monarchy, where the markets are most free, taxation minimal, and society relatively minarchical, property rights are most upheld because government collection of such property is kept insignificantly low and regulation tiny while the just ideals of Lex Rex are enforced. #monarchy#libertarian#ancap#property#conservative#right#rightwing#politics#philosophy
Libertarians believe in the principle of the NAP: Non Aggression Principle. The idea of NAP believes that anybody can do what they want so long as it does not affect others. For example, smoking marijuana on my property is ok because nobody else opposed to its odor is around. Though things such as rape, theft, and obviously murder violate the NAP because it involuntarily violated the course of a person’s life. This is the main staple of Ancap beliefs. However, Anarcho Capitalism inherently actually violates this belief in numerous ways. First off who defines on whether or not a person’s rights are violated? The differing opinions of private courts have a lacking of Lex Rex, thus anybody can essentially be charged for anything. For example, say a private individual sued a man for violating their rights (being ambiguous for simplicity) and the court hired for the case upheld such views. However, you disagree that such a “right” that you “violated” is worth a class action suit, and the court you pay for agrees with your point of view. What’s the end result? Well, given that the “victim” made the first strike, the case obviously shall take place in the victim’s private court. The end result? Well, more likely than not the “offender” would be deported or locked in jail. #monarchy#libertarian#ancap#property#conservative#right#rightwing#politics#philosophy
In an Anarcho Capitalist society, people would live in communities bound together by mutual contractual agreements. There are no “laws” however rules set in place shall be accordingly made by each voluntary community. Imaging gated communities, except even further autonomy. All functions once held by the government shall be tasked to the private sector, explicitly everything. Each voluntary community would hire its own police force, judge, infrastructure contractor, etc. But why? Why not have a government perform these vital tasks instead of having private individuals directly paying for their services? It all stems from the topic of tonight’s discussion: Property rights. To Anarcho Capitalists, and even most Libertarians, taxation is theft. Government is inherently involuntary and thus by forcing its citizens to abide laws not agreed upon by the populace, the government violently threatens the rights of a citizen’s private property. Private property does not merely mean liters property, but anything from money, to assets, to financial portfolios, to even children (in the case of parents). Thus, to Ancaps (for simplicity, I shall refer to Anarcho Capitalists as Ancaps for now on), the government steals your private property (money) to fund programs that you did not agree to. If you try to oppose such payments or laws, you shall be violently thrown in jail and your private property, in part or whole, confiscated. Sounds wrong, does it not? And in more ways than not, it quite clearly is. However, in royal governance, these taxations and programs are quite minimal, though that is not my main argument. The alternative is to live in a land where Lex Rex does not reign, thus anybody is subject to penalties they do not agree to regardless. #monarchy#libertarian#ancap#property#conservative#right#rightwing#politics#philosophy