Let’s Get Started

It’s been a while, Gonzo Times shut down sometime around 2013, and I withdrew from it way before that. The old url wasn’t available anymore, some greedy tech bro asshole is sitting on it waiting for someone to give him money for it, so fuck him. I’ll go with a hyphen before paying the ransom. Also, I don’t got the fucking ransom money to pay the asshole.

WordPress changed and seemed to have added a lot of rubbish nobody ever needed only to frustrate this old man. So, here I go….

How To Make A Human Being

People are created over time though social means. The act of making other people in and of itself is a social interaction. From conception to death, a human being is nothing without the social world around them. To see a ‘natural person’ existing outside of social influence seems an impossible task. To attempt to create the ‘natural person’ without social influence would be an unethical experiment to attempt to undertake. Let us say one did attempt this experiment. We would have to ignore the social act of creating a person, because to have a human being other people must fertilize an egg, carry it to term and deliver the child. This child is now taken and placed in an environment that would nurture the natural person without social influence, what is this? Oxana Malaya, a young girl raised by dogs was socialized by the dogs which raised her. Her behavior was formed by the socialization with animals, she barked, howled and crawled on all fours. A person who might survive the wild would need assistance from birth, and if in the wild, as we see, would simply be socialized and created by the animals which enabled the survival of the child.

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Is Post Scarcity possible?

Lately I have been reading more Kropotkin and Bookchin. Both of them have elements of post-scarcity found in their visions for anarchism. I have always perceived this as a utopian ideal that I liked.  Post-Scarcity: is a hypothetical form of economy or society in which goods, services and information are free, or practically free. This would require an abundance of fundamental resources (matter, energy and intelligence) – Wikipedia.  In looking at the concept I have been trying to understand it on a level I find real and practical. I have been trying to see how this non-market system would work, how it is implemented in a real world situation. I am, not rejecting it, I am not claiming it is possible, I am simply trying to gain an understanding of it and see how it might be possible.

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Amerikan Meritocracy

My neighborhood always has colorful people and just as colorful incidents. The cops like to swarm in here like we are some kind of war torn country. I don’t smoke in the house so I head out to my front porch to smoke. I come outside and yell conversations across the street to my neighbor Frank while the neighborhood kids play basketball in my front yard. I stepped outside to smoke as I saw three cops running from their car back behind the houses. One had a shotgun with a little orange flag on it. The other two pistols drawn. Oh boy I thought. They are after someone again. I always get nervous around cops. I get even more nervous when they are running with guns drawn. I went right back inside to hide and listen for gun shots.

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Ayn Rand Was Right

The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man’s self-defense, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breaches or fraud by the others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.

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Oil is Property by Warfare for our Lifestyle

While looking for patriotic images to use for reference for my blasphemous paintings I ran across some old American Heritage Magazines. I stumbled upon an article that I found fascinating ‘The Tyranny of Oil’ by Carl Solberg. What really fascinated me about the article was that it seemed straight forward. It was written before the embassy attacks in 79 so it seemed to be summing up the situation and villainy of the U.S. before the situation became politically charged here in the United States.

The United States involvement in the middle east was born out of the need for oil to wage war. It was Churchill who first realized that petroleum was vital in waging modern warfare. In response to this a handful of companies with the might of the United States empire undertook the task of controlling the flow of oil in the middle east. This began our current cycle. Must have oil for war, must wage war for oil.

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What is Property? Dual Meanings

As I was writing on property rights, propertarianism and the capitalist right which often falls under a category of anarcho-capitalist, I realized that a few foundations were needed to expand on the concepts I was addressing. I am therefore writing this as an introduction of sorts to the next article. When speaking of property in the negative it will be beneficial to clarify what oppositions I have to property. When speaking of property in the negative it will be beneficial to acknowledge diverse definitions of property which conflict.

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Urban Anarchy Educate For Progress

As we go forward with anarchist solutions building alternatives outside of the system we must realize that our strength will come from our numbers. As we build in numbers we must be educating. Education is a vital key to reaching anarchy. The anarchist community in Spain grew in numbers by reaching the people through education. They did so through anarchist publications and free schools. There was a focus on the young, raising them in anarchist philosophy and free thinking as opposed to state ran schooling which tends to educate one to submit to the system and to embrace the state. It is important to look at Spains success in this and understand what contributed to obtaining anarchism for the period of time they did. Free Schools, education was the key to equipping and reaching the people.

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