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May Day reflections on a year of bloggery

Friday, 1 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 6 Comments »

1 May 2009 marks nostate.com's first anniversary! It was a year ago today that the site went live, with my very first post, Stateless: "It's great being free". I started the site, really, as my own soapbox, primarily intended to be ...

Seth speaks: On military and other statist lies

Sunday, 12 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
war | 5 Comments »

One of my frequent commenters, Seth, left a comment in reply to another one on my ever-popular "Fuck the troops!" posting. I thought it was important enough to repost here (with minor edits), for those who aren't diligently following the nostate.com ...

Full of stupid, honey

Friday, 27 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
crime, mind control | Comments Off on Full of stupid, honey

The world is full of stupid. That doesn't mean that "most people are stupid," a proposition to which 95% of citizens surveyed will agree. But when I see dozens commentators on talk shows discussing bailouts, tax increases (and, properly, taxes at all), ...

Optimistic, individualist transhumanism

Monday, 16 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | Comments Off on Optimistic, individualist transhumanism

[T]he optimistic thinking [...] holds that rapid technological advance will either be hastened by or result in massive increases to personal liberty with consequent or antecedent massive reductions in state (and all forms of collectivizing-coercive) power. Nobody can be made ...

The overlooked counter-economic component

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
activism, economics | 12 Comments »

From page 54 of the newly-minted ALLiance: a journal of theory and strategy, in Samuel Edward Konkin III's "The Last, Whole Introduction to Agorism", 1995: [caption id="attachment_1455" align="alignleft" width="443" caption="An image of a portion of a screenshot of the article in ...

Educating for anarchism #4 — a reply to FSK

Tuesday, 13 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 18 Comments »

Fellow agorist blogger FSK late last year explored the question: "Is Participating in the State Economy Immoral?" The short answer, of course, is an emphatic "no", unless you're going to adopt the patently insane position that we're all criminals for doing ...

Dear tool

Wednesday, 24 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
people | 17 Comments »

You are the technician tightening bolts on the Enola Gay. You are the clerk with the bad attitude behind the desk at the motor vehicles office. You are the janitor cleaning up the blood after the firing squad is finished. ...

Quote of the day – Arundhati Roy

Monday, 14 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | 3 Comments »

This is not to suggest that the terrorists who perpetrated the outrage on 11 September should not be hunted down and brought to book. They must be. But is war the best way to track them down? Will burning the ...

Random acts of war

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | Comments Off on Random acts of war

From The Washington Post: Britain, E.U. Plan Iran Sanctions 16 June 2008 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday announced plans for new sanctions against Iran and a small increase in troops for Afghanistan, handing President Bush a symbolic boost on the last ...

Iran roundup

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
war | Comments Off on Iran roundup

I can barely keep up with all the Iran articles, let alone comment on them. The last few days, in brief: Press TV, 10 June 2008: Israel launches 'Iran Command' for war BBC, 10 June 2008: US and EU issue new Iran ...
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