0444 pc379 Ki Returns Again, Part 1 of 2

Bad Quaker Podcast
With Ben Stone

Part 1 of 2, Ki returns to the podcast to discuss agorism, the police state, history, drugs, and stupid Marines.


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4 Responses to 0444 pc379 Ki Returns Again, Part 1 of 2

  1. Gretchen says:

    I have trouble with the concept of bleeding the State b/c I know it’s stolen from others. But I understand the logic. Good discussion – thanks!

  2. Jacob Tothe says:

    Welcome back, Ki!

  3. Annors from Scania says:

    I was a bit surprised by your view on secession.

    Doesn’t the size and scale have significance for how tyrannical and closed a community can be?

    Hans Hermann Hoppe for example, discuss it in his famous book “Democracy” in the chapter on centralization and secession:

    “Consider a single household, or a village, as an independent territory, for
    instance. Could a father do to his son, or a mayor to his village, what the
    government of the Soviet Union did to its subjects (Ie., deny them any
    right to private capital ownership) or what governments all across Western
    Europe arid the U.S. do to their citizens (Ie., expropriate up to 50
    percent of their productive output)? Obviously not. There would either
    be an immediate revolt and the government would be overthrown, or
    emigration to another nearby household or village would ensue.”

    The whole chapter is worth reading. The book can be downloaded here:

    Donald Livingston from the Mises Institute also discuss the importance of the size and scale for liberty:

    It’s also fascinating how centralist Sweden where I live, and decentralized Switzerland always are each other’s opposites in Europe. Swiss politics is down to earth and local, while the Swedish is national and vision-driven.

    • Bad Quaker says:

      Thanks for the question Annors,
      It’s good to chat with you again.
      If the goal is to have a slightly more libertarian society for a brief time frame, there are a number of ways a small/local government can be held in check. But I see that as a selfish way to put-off dealing with government while leaving the problem to the next generation.
      I want the State dead. I want it to grow to the point that its evil nature can no longer be hidden, and then I want it dead in a way that it will never return. I don’t want to control it, pacify it, neutralize it, or shrink it. I want its dead corpse to lay in the sun for all to see, like the body of the Colossus of Rhodes, reminding generations for the future.


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