John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - E2




EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: They are largely for people who want to protect themselves from the need to work. - JZ, 24.5.00. - Free after Uwe Timm's remark: "Arbeitsamt is immer was fuer Menschen, die sich vor Arbeit schuetzen wollen." - October 90. - During involuntary mass unemployment the official employment agencies do not even effectively mediate the few jobs that are still offered. Only a fraction of such unemployment can be classed as willful. - JZ, 24.5.00. – Most of it is government-caused and maintained, for all too long, via its monetary and financial despotism. – JZ, 28.7.13.

EMPLOYMENT VS. UNEMPLOYMENT: Were the market 100% free there would be no involuntary unemployment, which is to say that full employment would obtain. Why? Because there is always more work to be done than there are persons to do is.” - Leonard E. Read, Having my Way, p.130. - Their own needs and wants would constitute then an unlimited employment opportunity for the unemployed and under-employed. - They could even be expressed and already partly satisfied by the anticipatory issue by them of suitable certificates (or electronic claims) that they would be ready to accept in payment of wages and salaries to them. - JZ, 2.6.00. – (Free and competitive issues of shop currencies by all providers of wanted consumer goods and services, would be a better option. But no such option should be outlawed. All should be freely practised within their natural limits of voluntary acceptance, either at par or at a discount, or of refusals to accept all those, one has not contracted to accept. – JZ, 28.7.13.) The demand for consumer goods and services, for labor and other skills is only free when it is competitively supplied with sound exchange media or clearing options. Under monetary despotism that is not the case. Under monetary despotism, with its inflated, deflated or stagflated money supply, the capital market is also not free, quite apart from its wrongful regulation and taxation. – JZ, 17.11.10. - 100% FREE MARKET CONDITIONS REQUIRE ALSO FULL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

EMPLOYMENT: Did you know that it can be a federal offence to provide employment, or teach skills and trades? The legislation responsible for this economic and social situation is called the minimum wage law. (More accurate, it is embodied in the provision on the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended.)” – Schiff, The Biggest Con, p. 164. - MINIMUM WAGE RATES UNDER MINIMUM WAGE LAWS, UNEMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT: Employment increases as production decreases.” - Parkinson's Law, in: Everett Reimer, School is Dead, 51. - While that applies to bureaucracies, it is not true for all or even any free market enterprises. There employment opportunities tend to increase with increased productivity, even though only in total, not necessarily in the same jobs and firms. The additional goods and services themselves, in ready for sale quantities, can then be easily monetized, to the extent of the demand to be expected for them in the near future, and issued in competing and optional exchange media - to express an additional monetary demand for more consumer goods and services and thus for more labor. - Among the exceptions for a static population would be a great increase in agricultural productivity, which would then require less workers to achieve the same food output. However, the replacement of agricultural by industrial, mining, trade and information workers has been going on for a long time. - JZ, 2.6.00. (Reducing agricultural labor in some countries like the US to 3% and the US is still a large exporter of agricultural products. It has also irrationally and wrongfully subsidized some such production or reduced it via quotas, and by paying farmers not to produce more. – JZ, 28.7.13.)  Even an increased agricultural productivity, not needed for the internal market, could come to be marketed world-wide via clearing certificates, redeemable in the surplus agricultural products, being used internationally, in suitable denominations, to pay for all kinds of other imports, presuming only that the governments involved do not get in the way, i.e. that economic actions are free and anti-economic “actions” do not happen or are not legally supported and enforced - Export and import promotion through the issue or private clearing certificates was, possibly, first advocated by Prof. Edgard Milhaud, Switzerland. – JZ, 17.11.10.

EMPLOYMENT: Full employment is not impossible. It is just illegal - because the methods, institutions and means to provide it, like free banking, including free note issue and sound value reckoning via free choice of value standards, are illegal. Full freedom to exchange one's goods and services, including one's own labor, via one's own exchange media, is outlawed. - JZ, 5/80. - Under full monetary freedom firms like Woolworth and Coles/Meyer in Australia could be among the biggest banks of issue. The same applies to super-markets with many branches, like Westfield. (Over 140 according to an old report, years ago and my memory of it. – 105 shopping centers across Australia, the US, Britain, New Zealand and Brazil, covering more than 22,800 retail outlets.  –, 28.2.13, News, p.5.) They and other local shopping centers could be separate or voluntarily combined issuers of sound local currencies with shop foundation, issued in short term credits for wage payments, covered several times for their nominal value in goods and services ready to be sold. Such centers would love to be able to assure their sales through such short-term loans. I estimate that in Australia at any time the retail stores alone could keep at least about A $ 25 billion in circulation, with their market rate at par with their nominal value. Add to this the notes and electronic short term credit and clearing options of numerous other service providers, including public utilities, and the total might come close to $ 50 billion. (In the absence of legal tender, i.e. of compulsory acceptance and a force value and of the monopoly for such issues, they are self-limiting just like e.g. transport and cinema tickets are. – JZ, 28.7.13.) Add to this sound tax foundation issues by federal, State and local governments (while the wrongness of tribute levies is being continued! - JZ, 28.7.13.) and the total of sound notes (and electronic credits) circulating could be much larger still. But under voluntary acceptance, and free market rating the actual issue limit at any time would be self-determined by issuers and acceptors. Harmful over- and under-issues would be avoided. There would be no monetary or clearing limit to the total of free exchanges of goods, services and labor. As much as are offered and wanted could be freely exchanged, without artificially imposed limits. - JZ, 2.6.00. – A natural limit for further local not issues of this kind (shop currency) would be indicated by its first small discount in local circulations. Until it disappears any further issues should be temporarily stopped. They would anyhow tend to be stopped by more and more people refusing to accept such notes at par with their sound value standard or they would accept it only at a discount that is intolerable for the issuer, for he has to accept them at par with their nominal value. – JZ, 17.11.10, 28.7.13. - FULL EMPLOYMENT, SHOP CURRENCIES, TAX FOUNDATION MONEY, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING

EMPLOYMENT: Government can't create jobs, in net balance. It always destroys more jobs by its methods than it artificially, coercively, wrongfully, unnecessarily and temporarily "creates". It can shift around employment opportunities but cannot altogether add to them. But it can create a multitude of troubles within jobs and for jobs. What it can do is prevent people from working, e.g. deserters and refugees or illegal immigrants or people not licenced by it, people below or above a certain age, but it cannot produce additional jobs. Government is no more capable in that sphere than it is in any other, no matter what its propaganda machine says and its subjects believe. - JZ, n.d. & 27.5.00. - GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS, FULL EMPLOYMENT, LABOR

EMPLOYMENT: How should employment be defined, that is, if the term is to make any sense? Here is my answer: Employment is job occupancy free of all coercive elements. The opposite is job occupancy free of all voluntary elements. If this distinction is not made no one can tell the difference between full employment and full enslavement.” - Leonard E. Read, Having my Way, p.130. - I would have stressed that it should be quite free especially of monetary and financial despotism. - JZ, 2.6.00.

EMPLOYMENT: Let the competing money issues of sound money under full monetary freedom chase your labor, services and goods, instead of you chasing the monopoly money of monetary despotism with what you have to offer on the market. – JZ, 16.2.12. –  FULL EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, LABOUR, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MARKET MONEY, CENTRAL BANKING MONETARY DESPOTISM, FREE BANKING

EMPLOYMENT: One important reason we have a Defense Department is that when we give it money, it spends it, which creates jobs, whereas if we left the money in the hands of civilians, we don't know what they'd do with it. Probably put it in open trenches and set it on fire.” - Dave Barry, At Last, the Ultimate Deterrent Against Political Fallout – I hope that was not meant ironically or as a joke! Private and competing monies, especially when they have a limited circulation period and no government guaranty at all, would tend to be spent, rather than hoarded and issued only when and to the extent that they are needed, just like tickets are. The shop foundation money of shopping centres, issuing their own money, could well be called ticket money. Who would be silly enough to hoard tickets? Even if some people did and there were a shortage of this money as a result, temporarily and locally, more ticket money could be easily issued in short term loans to local employers, to pay wages and salaries with. Gradually a complete independence from the government’s monopoly supply of money tokens could be achieved – except for tax foundation money of the government, anticipating due or soon due taxes, as long as we are still silly enough to put up with tax slavery. – JZ, 5.12.08. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, DIS.. GOVERNMENT SPENDING: THE MX IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, DIS., FULL EMPLOYMENT, CENTRAL BANKING VS. FREE BANKING.

EMPLOYMENT: The demand for labor should not be confined to that which can be expressed in the government's forced and exclusive as well as thoroughly mismanaged paper money. - JZ, 18.9.00. – Nor should the monetary demand of consumers for consumer goods and services be limited to the supply of such “money”. – JZ, 17.11.10. - LABOR, UNEMPLOYMENT, DEMAND FOR LABOR, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, FREE BANKING, FULL EMPLOYMENT, WAGE PAYMENT MEANS

EMPLOYMENT: the easier it is to fire workers, the more incentive employers have to hire them.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p. 372, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 – UNEMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT: the only way to create jobs is to stop interfering with production.” - E. P. Middleton, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 12/80. - While, indeed, many government interventions reduce production or outlaw it (e.g. professional work by immigrants not internally certified), other steps artificially subsidize production and cause unsellable mountains of butter, wheat, milk powder etc. which then lead to quotas for production in these spheres. Those without a quota become to that extent unemployed. - Many such examples could be quoted. However, most of the unemployment-causing obstacles are in the sphere of exchange rather than that of production and that should not be a surprise, seeing that in all national economies the means of exchange is now monopolized and subject to much mismanagement by central banks. Moreover, it is doubtful whether one should class protectionist measures as interferences with production or with trade. They harmfully interfere with both. - JZ, 2.6.00. - PRODUCTION & EXCHANGE. DIS.

EMPLOYMENT: Then government spending really doesn't increase employment? That's right. Jobs created by government spending are what is seen. However, they are only one side of the coin. The other side is the jobs that would have been created by private spending and investment if taxes weren't so high.” - Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 3/74. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WHAT IS SEEN & WHAT IS NOT SEEN

EMPLOYMENT: To provide especially for full employment and an economy without crises becomes only necessary when previously the conditions of production and exchange have been thoroughly disturbed by monopolies and privileges and when one intends – instead or removing the causes of these disturbances, to anxiously retain the existing monopolies and privileges, against all reasonable arguments and contrary to the own and well understood interests. – “Solneman” (Kurt H. Zube), Drei Kernfragen zur Vermoegensverteilung, S. 17. - FULL EMPLOYMENT, FREE BANKING, ECONOMIC CRISES

EMPLOYMENT: Wage and salary recipients and other creditors must become free to accept alternative means of payment and debtors as well as creditors must become free to pay in them. The must also become sufficiently informed on the nature of alternative means of payment to be ready and willing to pay in them or to accept them, at least as long as they are, at least locally, on a free market, at par with their nominal value, expressed in any voluntarily accepted standard of value and as long as local goods, service and labor suppliers are ready to accept them at par with their nominal value. Only the issuers themselves should always be obliged to accept them at par, at least within their stated circulation period, if they do have such a limitation. That should be as obvious as the obligation to accept the own IOU’s at par with their nominal value in all due payments, even if, at all the rest of the local market or elsewhere they are traded at a discount. – JZ, n.d. & 22.2.12. - FULL EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT, WAGE & SALARY PAYMENTS, MONETARY FREEDOM, ALTERNATIVE & COMPETING CURRENCIES, FULL EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT: We hear much of the right to a job. This does not mean that society (the government) must provide a job for every worker. It means that anyone may offer his services in the labor market, looking for a job, seeking to qualify, and deciding for himself whether or not to accept a job offer. (1) - This right, too, is based on the property idea. One's labor potential is his own personal property, and he is free to use it, sell it, improve it, or even waste it. If forbidden to do so, as by the government under a minimum wage law, or by a union taking advantage of special privileges granted by labor laws (2), he has lost a fundamental human right.” - Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, 8/76. - (1) A labor market that is tied to the forced and exclusive currency of central banks, i.e., to monetary despotism, has not yet been freed. Its essential part, unrestricted monetary demand for labor, with sound competing currencies, has not yet been realized - and that has led to a multitude of difficulties and problems and will continue to do so as long as monetary despotism is not overthrown. - The right to supply oneself freely with paid work includes all the organizational, financial, monetary and contractual steps to achieve this. So far most employers and employees and unemployed as well as underemployed have not taken all these steps sufficiently into consideration and realized them. Under monetary despotism the demand for labor is rather limited. - And so is the demand for goods and services. - Anyone who has studied the effect of many other monopolies should have realized that. - (2) Or by laws requiring that all wages and salaries and profits and fees be paid only in the government's monopolized, and forced exchange medium, with its manipulated and deteriorated paper standard - The economic point of view should not take only one or two but, ideally, all relevant factors into consideration. - JZ, 27.5.00, 17.11.10. - JOBS, RIGHT TO WORK, UNEMPLOYMENT, WORK

EMPLOYMENT: Were the market 100% free there would be no involuntary unemployment, which is to say that full employment would obtain. [Prevail? Woould be obtained? – JZ] Why? Because there is always more work to be done than there are persons to do is.” - Leonard E. Read, Having my Way, p.130. - Their own needs and wants would constitute then an unlimited employment opportunity for the unemployed and under-employed. - They could even be expressed and already partly satisfied by the anticipatory issue by them of suitable certificates (or electronic claims) that they would be ready to accept in payment of wages and salaries to them. - JZ, 2.6.00. – The demand for consumer goods and services, for labor and other skills is only free when it is competitively supplied with sound exchange media or clearing options. Under monetary despotism that is not the case. Under monetary despotism, with its inflated, deflated or stagflated monopoly money supply, the capital market is also not free, quite apart from its wrongful regulation and taxation. – JZ, 17.11.10. - VS. UNEMPLOYMENT, 100% FREE MARKET CONDITIONS REQUIRE ALSO FULL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM.

EMPLOYMENT: Work comes … not from Acts of Parliament.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, 206. - But involuntary mass-unemployment does come from them, when e.g. they establish a central banking, a monopoly system for the issue of exchange media and allow it to play around with its monopoly value standard as well, instead of permitting not only freedom for the issue of sound exchange media but also free choice for value standards and pricing and contracting in them. – JZ, 5.12.08. - JOBS, WORK & LAWS

EMPLOYMENT: You're never going to create jobs by punishing the job creators.” - John Laws, John Law's Book of Uncommon Sense, Pan, 1995, 194. - Perhaps the worst punishment that you can inflict upon employees, employers, service providers and consumers is the monetary despotism of the central banking system. And yet it remains the least criticized government activity. - JZ, 18.4.00. - JOBS, TAXES, REGULATIONS

EMPOWERMENT: Maybe the real story is about empowerment, for you and for me. - Jerry Pournelle, NEW DESTINIES, Fall 90, 254. - The most just and efficient solvent for the existing and excessive territorial powers would be individual secessionism, combined with exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities and ideal volunteer militia forces for the protection of individual rights, combined with well conceived and practised tax strikes and monetary freedom measures. - JZ, 24.5.00. - POWER, SELF-RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW

ENCROACHMENTS OF FREEDOM: I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” - James Madison, 1751-1836, speech, Virginia Convention, June 16, 1788. - SALAMI TACTICS, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, POWER, USURPATIONS

ENCROACHMENTS OF RIGHTS: When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent.  When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. - Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all.” - Tim Freeman - – All individual rights and liberties need the backing of a well organized, armed, trained, self-managed and well motivated militia of volunteers, one for nothing but the protection of individual rights and liberties. The establishment of such an ideal force is long overdue. – Local groups could be autonomous but also countrywide and internationally federated. – Alas, an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties is also still lacking or not yet agreed upon and, likewise, sufficient interest among libertarians and anarchists to provide it. - Compare my collection of over 130 private as opposed to governmental drafts, as a raw material for an ideal declaration, which I offer upon request in zipped email attachments, until it is put online or offered on a disk. - JZ, 5.12.08, 28.7.13. – HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, MILITIA

ENCROACHMENTS ON LIBERTY: Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” - Louis D. Brandeis, Dissenting, Olmstead v. U.S., 377 US 438 1928. - Seldes, 583.

ENCROACHMENTS, POWER, RIGHTS: The supreme issue, involving all others, is the encroachment of the powerful few upon the rights of the many.” - Attributed to Robert M. La Follette, Sr. - So why do the many not organize, arm and train themselves properly for the defence of their individual rights? - They are the victims of government schooling! - JZ, 4.7.00. - MILITIA

ENCROACHMENTS UPON RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: There are more instances of abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation. - James Madison - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS: All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through even a small fraction of the topics that we come across.” - Julian Simon. – His books offer very much material for such an encyclopedia. – JZ, 11.1.08. – The DIS NOTES offered in this compilation are just an individual’s all too incomplete approach towards providing such a reference work. Input from thousands to millions of other interested and somewhat informed people is required for it. I was told that offers such a collaboration option but have not yet got around to try it out. It may require more computer skills than I possess. Anyone is invited to submit this compilation there or elsewhere, for free downloading and supplementation and corrections. – JZ, 28.7.13. - AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALL PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS ETC. THAT ARE OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS, TOGETHER WITH THE BEST REPLIES SO FAR FOUND

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS: All the wrong, flawed and irrational beliefs, dogmas, myths, errors, prejudices etc. are only worth listing encyclopaedically, together with the best refutations so far found. Then one could simply refer to such entries and whoever makes "faithful" statements without having checked them out in such a reference work would simply make himself ridiculous. A special website could build up this encyclopaedia fast, in WIKIPEDIA fashion. Who will tackle the job? I am 78 and still have at least 1000 other projects of which I can, on my own begin only a few. If there were already a libertarian common projects list online, then it could raise the manpower for this project, too. – Take, for instance, the ancient fallacy of "Si vis pace, para bellum!" (If you want peace, prepare for war!) The truth lies much nearer to: If you want peace, prepare for peace! That requires rethinking and reorganization on many levels. I tried to deal with them, somewhat systematically, in my first peace book: Later I assembled about 500 points on the subject alphabetically, in my 2nd. book: - If you do have anything really critical or supplementary to say to these texts, of if you know of better ones, please contact me: - JZ, 1.-3.8.11, in reply to a drawing and its texts, offered by Wall Photos, on Facebook - OF POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES ETC.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS: If only we could clear our minds of our remaining errors and prejudices as easily, as we can clear out an attic. - I hold that for this purpose we have still to produce an electronic encyclopedia of their best refutation. Even with a long life and much reading we cannot do this on our own. Not even with the help of many good friends and the works of many great scholars. – JZ, 6.10.11, on Facebook, to Mark Tier - There are so many myths, errors and prejudices that the occasional show, essay or book on the subject cannot cope with these kinds of avalanches. It needs the comprehensive encyclopaedic and digital approach, online or on a disc. – JZ, 29.12.11, 28.7.13. - OF POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES ETC.:

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS: the Presidential office had a full rebuttal service online ready for her, …” - Peter F. Hamilton, Judas Unchained, 2005, McMillan, p.791

END, MEANING, PURPOSE, REASON, CIVILIZATION: even the least of our activities ought to have some end in view – and for creatures with reason, that end is conformity with the reason and law of the primordial City and Commonwealth. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Penguin Books, abridged edition, 1995, p.7. - In other words, one’s actions should respect the genuine individual rights and liberties of others – instead of intentionally infringing them. – JZ, 3.3.12. – All social reform proposals should at least sufficiently reply to the few simple question of the ancient Aphthonius system. [Greek rhetorician, second half of the 4th century A.D.] - Here is the much later Kipling version: PERSUASION POWER POINT #218 - The Kipling Checklist for Persuasive Impact - by Michael Cloud - "I keep six honest serving-men / (They taught me all I knew); / Their names are What and Why and When / And How and Where and Who." - Rudyard Kipling - NATURAL HARMONY, RESPECT, NON-AGGRESSION, NON-INTERVENTION, WASTING TIME & ENERGY, EXCESS PRE-OCCUPATION WITH TRIVIAL THINGS & ACTIONS.

ENDS & MEANS: A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it. – William Penn, 1644-1718, Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims.

ENDS & MEANS: An end is the whole path rolled together. - Ekelund. (Ein Ziel ist: der ganze Weg zusammengerollt.) – The end is merely the end of a short or long path, which constitutes the means and the efforts involved and cannot be separated from them. – JZ, 17.11.10. - AIMS, PROGRAM

ENDS & MEANS: An end that requires unjust means is not a just end.” - Karl Marx. - So, why did he demand so many unjust means in his Communist Manifesto platform? - JZ, 31.5.00. – Q., COMMUNISM, MARXISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM

ENDS & MEANS: Determining the ends is finding the means.” - Chen, in: ST. JOHN'S BREAD, n.d.

ENDS & MEANS: Ends and means cannot be divorced.” - Chad Walsh, From Utopia to Nightmare, p.157. - Whenever they are incompatible, they ARE divorced. - JZ, 31.5.00.

ENDS & MEANS: Ends are means.” - Book title by Dr. K.S. Shelvanka, Lindsay Drummond, U.K., 1938.

ENDS & MEANS: Good ends can be achieved only by good means.” - Ascribed to Leo Tolstoy and Aldous Huxley - by Peter Marshall, in: Demanding the Impossible, p.570.

ENDS & MEANS: Good ends cannot be attained by evil means.” - F. A. Harper, in FEE's The Freedom Philosophy, p.92.

ENDS & MEANS: If you are looking for a handy way to curb the population explosion, try the death penalty for anyone who says: "Do you believe that the end justifies the means?" I was a schoolboy when a professor of philosophy, overhearing this logical barbarism, announced that he would leave the room if ever he heard it again. (*) The proper formulation, he told us, is: "Do you believe that the end justifies any means?" (**) It is just this simple: Ordinarily, you would not push violently an old lady, steal a piece of bread, or fire a gun into the face of a human being. But each of these things you would do if a) the old lady would otherwise be hit by a bus; b) your child would die of hunger; c) the human being would plunge a knife into your heart. What you would not do, if you agree that the end does not justify any means, is fire a gun at the bus driver as the alternative to pushing the old lady out of the way; shoot the baker for putting a price on a loaf of bread; trigger fusillade fire at a row of people knowing that one of the bullets will nail your assailant. - William F. Buckley, Jr., Right Reason, ed. by Richard Brookhiser, Little Brown & Co, 1985, p.123/124. - At last a remark on the subject that is new to me! - (*) If I had found this professor otherwise very unsatisfactory, then I would have used this means to achieve this end! - (**) Why stop here and not say also: "Do you believe that ANY end justifies any means?" - JZ, 25.4.00. – I find it often shocking how primitive, false and flawed many of the notions are that many otherwise intelligent people still put their faith in. – JZ, 5.12.08.

ENDS & MEANS: If you really take care of the ends, the means largely take care of themselves. - Instances: Declarations of rightful war aims, Panarchism, Declarations of individual rights, a handbook on monetary freedom. - JZ, 27.3.89.

ENDS & MEANS: Man and any rational creature exists as an end in himself, not merely as a means to be used by this or that will, but all his actions, whether they concern himself or some other rational being, must always be regarded at the same time as an end; the very nature of rational beings points them out as ends in themselves.” - Kant. – Each sufficiently moral and rational natural beings exists as an end in itself. – JZ, n.d. & 28.7.13. - MAN, RATIONALITY, REASON

ENDS & MEANS: Man is an end in himself, not a means to the ends of others.” - Nathaniel Branden, quoted in REASON, 2/72. - MAN

ENDS & MEANS: man is an end in himself… he must live for his own sake with the achievement of his rational self-interest as the moral purpose of his life.” - Ayn Rand, Introducing Objectivism, Newsletter, August 1962. – In many ways she was a Kantian, although she opposed other aspects of his philosophy, probably because it was too difficult to comprehend in is scholarly exposition. In this she is far from being alone. Perhaps Kant went as far with his reasoning as one can go. – JZ, 28,7.13.

ENDS & MEANS: Please, … Nothing violent. Means have a sorry habit of affecting ends." - Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.216.

ENDS & MEANS: Reason clearly dictates that "we treat humanity, whether in our own person or in that of another, always as an end and never as a means only." - Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, p.47. – Another version: “So act as to treat humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of another, in every case as an end, never only as a means.” - Immanuel Kant, Metaphysics of Morals, London, 1909. - Seldes. – Still another: “To act as to treat humanity whether in thine own person or that of any other, in every case as an end, never as a means only.” – Immanuel Kant, MAN, HUMANITY, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, MORALITY, TOLERANCE, RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS

ENDS & MEANS: Slavery Precluded: Reduced to the workaday world of practical affairs, a philosophy which concedes that each individual is an end in himself, is a philosophy that precludes the practice of the few using the many as a means. This philosophy is so diametrically opposed to the socialistic scheme under which most of us unwillingly serve as means to the nefarious ends of those exercising unprincipled political power.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.45. - MAN, INDIVIDUALS & THEIR PURPOSES, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM OR SELF-OWNERSHIP VS. TERRITORIALISM

ENDS & MEANS: The means always shape the ends.” - Allan Johnson, PERCEPTION, 3/73.

ENDS & MEANS: The means are part of the end. They do express and predict it, in spite of all kinds of idealistic hopes, aspirations, beliefs and prophecies. - JZ, 26.4.98. - The "practical" men do not even know this theory, although it has been backed by a very long experience. - JZ, 21.5.00.

ENDS & MEANS: The more destructive the end in view, the more fitting are compulsive means, disintegrative methods; the more creative the end in view, the more antagonistic to a solution are compulsive methods and the more must reliance be placed on attractive, integrative forces.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.115. – To mobilize the power of attraction and of division of labor we do need, among many other things, e.g. a common list of libertarian projects already begun by one or a few people or at least proposed. – JZ, 5.12.08. - DESTRUCTIVE COMPULSION, COERCION, VIOLENCE, CREATIVE FREEDOM & THE POWER OF ATTRACTION, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, DIRECTORY, ABSTRACTS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES & REVIEW COMPILATIONS, ENCYCLOPEDIA, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, DEFINITIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA ETC.

ENDS & MEANS: The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. – Friedrich August von Hayek, quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's photo. – One of the consequences, last century: Over 200 million people murdered by the “benevolent” State Socialists. – JZ, 19.2.13.

ENDS & MEANS: The right of each individual to be an end in himself admits of no limitation & cannot be subordinated to any systems of values, whether scientific or artistic, which claim priority for themselves.” - Kurt Lachmann, 1947, The Renaissance of the Individual, p.61. - Only an individual can rightfully and voluntarily subordinate himself, as much and as long as he wants to. - JZ, 23.5.00. - INDIVIDUALS, INDIVIDUALISM, PURPOSE OF ONE'S LIFE, PANARCHISM, SUBORDINATION, NATIONAL AIMS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

ENDS & MEANS: Throughout history there have been no ideals which were attained with non-ideal, inhumane means, just as there has been no free society built by slaves. Nothing so well reveals the reality and greatness of ends as the methods used to attain them.” - Milovan Djilas, The New Class.

ENDS & RATIONALITY: Rational nature exists as an end in itself. - JZ, 1965.

ENDS, INDIVIDUAL: almost all of history was a matter of corruption and that ultimately only individual ends, not collective destinies, suited.” - Barry Malzberg, ANALOG, 10/78, 160. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

ENDS, INDIVIDUAL: Based on the ethics of rational egoism, it is rational to conclude that each man is an end in himself and none may, therefore, invade another and what is his.” - Tibor Machan, INDIVIDUALIST, 6/72. - LIFE, MAN, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, EGOISM

ENDS, PURPOSES OF MAN: each individual is an end in himself and does not exist to serve a mythical concept of 'other', whether that 'other' be God or the State.” - Rationalist Church of America, quoted in REASON, 3/74. - INDIVIDUALISM, PERSONALITIES, ALTRUISM, EGOISM

ENDS: free institutions offer a surer, if perhaps at times a slower, rout to the ends they seek than the coercive power of the State.” - Milton Friedman, Capitalism & Freedom, p.202. – VOLUNTARISM & THE MARKET VS. TERRITORIAL STATISM & GOVERNMENTS

ENEMIES: A deceiver you permitted to exist. For the same reason a government allows an enemy government to exist. Without an external enemy, your slaves would recognize the internal enemy.” - Victor Koman, The Jehovah Contract, p.215. – Territorial governments need each other, as enemies. – JZ, 5.12.08. - GOD & THE GOVERNMENT: YOUR ENEMIES

ENEMIES: A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891. - And he should not let any government make this choice for him! If he does, then his government will tend to become his own worst enemy. - JZ, 29.4.00. - He should not permit anyone to choose enemies for him. - JZ, 23.5.00.

ENEMIES: A man has no enemy worse than himself.” - Cicero, Ad Atticum, X, ca. 50 B.C. - All other enemies are also largely self-made - at least by corresponding omissions. - JZ, 12.7.86.

ENEMIES: A man may hate another man but should not allow himself to hate a whole nation simply because the government tells him to.” - Leslie Greener, in LIFE, 15.5.67. - HATE, NATIONALISM, COLLECTIVE GUILT & RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, SECRET ALLIES, CAPTIVE PEOPLE

ENEMIES: A wise enemy is worth more than a foolish friend.” - Translation of a German proverb: Der kluge Feind gilt mehr als der unbesonnene Freund.


ENEMIES: All enemies, except those fighting for the strictly limited food supply of a given territory, may be described as artificial enemies.” - Aldous Huxley, Beyond the Mexique Bay, 1944. - His exception is erroneous, too. City people do not fight country people because city people have not enough agricultural land to support themselves. They are otherwise industrious and trade extensively and peacefully with country people – from all over the world, if Free Trade is not outlawed or restricted. - JZ, 27.5.00. – The problem for most food producers is to find enough mouths to fill of people who are able to pay them for their food. – Often they are only short of governmental monopoly money. As free people they could pay with their own kinds of monies, or clearing certificates, redeemable only in the own kinds of wanted goods and services that they are able and willing to supply. – JZ, 5.12.08. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. CENTRAL BANKING, MALTHUSIANISM, OVERPOPULATION? POPULATION

ENEMIES: Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1869. - Did he follow his advice? He did not even declare an end to slavery until late in the war. The fight for an imposed federal unity, with him at the top of the power pyramid, was much more important to him. For this he sacrificed the lives of more Americans than died in any other war so far. And there are still Americans who admire him! - JZ, 3.6.00. - He did not make many friends in the South, except, all too belatedly, among the slaves. – JZ, 2.12.08. – FRIENDS, ALLIES, SECRET ALLIES, THE CAPTIVE PEOPLES, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS & FRIENDS, Q., POWs, DESERTION, MASS FRATERNIZATION, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, LIBERATION WARS, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE

ENEMIES: Among the large number of collectively selected and government made or prescribed "enemies" you could find many people who would, given the choice, be rather your friends, partners, customers or neutrals and who would consider only their own and your own government as the common enemies. - JZ, 8.6.82.

ENEMIES: An enemy may chance to give good counsel.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia No. 600. - LISTEN TO & TAKE GOOD ADVICE EVEN FROM YOUR ENEMY

ENEMIES: An old proverb says: "The best way to defeat an enemy is to make a friend out of him."- Thus don't treat the enemy regime's conscripts as enemies or prisoners of war, when they are prepared to desert, surrender or to join you, but, instead, either as neutral guests or as friends and allies. By treating them as liberated people, neutrals or allies you can greatly reduce an enemy regime's strength while at the same time increasing your own. A kind of military ju-jitsu is possible, that turns a despotic regime's seeming military strength largely against it. - JZ, 10/72 & 26.5.00, 5.12.08. - CONSCRIPTION, PANARCHISTIC GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE AS ALLIES, DESERTION, OPEN ARMS POLICY, TREATMENT OF POW’s, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, POW TREATMENT, SECRET ALLIES, FRATERNIZATION

ENEMIES: Anyone who fights against or rules over innocents, non-consenting victims, or is acting on the "principle" of collective responsibility, e.g., threatens with ABC - mass murder devices, while avoiding tyrannicide measures, is our enemy. - JZ, 14.5.02, 20.8.02. - NON-COMBATANTS, INNOCENTS, WARFARE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, MASS MURDER DEVICES

ENEMIES: Anyone who says the enemy is only 90 miles from our shores is mistaken as to who the enemy is. Your enemy is in Washington and you had better know that.” - J. Biggert, Memphis, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER 10/76. - If that enemy regime were also reduced to exterritorial autonomy only, with its voluntary members, then it would no longer be an enemy, either. Our worst enemy is territorialism, its monopolism, oppression and coercion. - JZ, 3.6.00. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONS

ENEMIES: Both in averting war or in winning war, are we not better off with friends in the adversary's empire? - Eugene Lyons, Our Secret Allies, Arco, London, 1954, 51/52. - CAPTIVE PEOPLE, SECRET ALLIES, JUST WAR & PEACE AIMS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, REFUGEES & DESERTERS, LIBERATION WARS, REVOLUTIONARY DEFENCE, MASS FRATERNIZATION, ETC.

ENEMIES: Can any thing be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he dwells the other side of the water, and because his prince has a quarrel with mine, although I have none with him? - Blaise Pascal, Pensees, IV [1670] - UNDER TERRITORIALISM, FRONTIERS, BORDERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

ENEMIES: Christians, or those who called themselves Christians, have always found it easier to kill than to love their enemies.” - JZ, 5.1.95, 22.5.00. - CHRISTIANITY, LOVE & WAR

ENEMIES: Consider, … many are not predators, but victims.” - F. M. Busby, Rissa Kerguelen (with the sequel: The Long View), Berkeley Publishing, 1977, p.367. - PEOPLE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, WARFARE, VICTIMIZATION, SECRET ALLIES, FRATERNIZATION, DES., LIBERATION, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

ENEMIES: Convinced that the State is "drunk with the sense of its divine right", Crosby adamantly refused to allow government to determine the attitudes he held towards his fellowmen.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.333, on Ernest Howard Crosby. - THE STATE

ENEMIES: Decision on war and peace. Is the emperor or the president to decide who is the enemy? - "Recruits! Before the altar and the servant of God you have give me the oath of allegiance. … You have sworn fidelity to me, you are the children of my guard, you are my soldiers, you have surrendered yourself to me, body and soul. Only one enemy can exist for you - my enemy. With the present Socialist machinations, it may happen that I shall order you to shoot your own relatives, your brothers, or even your parents - which God forbid - and then you are bound in duty implicitly to obey my orders."- Wilhelm II, Speech, 1891. - Quoted by George Seldes in his THE GREAT QUOTATIONS. - To some extent he was a forerunner of Adolf Hitler and just as mad. - It is frightening that both found hundreds of thousands to millions of voluntary followers for all too long. Territorialism, monetary despotism, protectionism, conscription, forced labor, confiscation and compulsory taxation were and are among the major factors that allowed them - and the present rulers to commit their war crimes. - JZ, 3.6.00. – DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION


ENEMIES: Don't be an enemy of your own liberty - if you want to enjoy it one day. - JZ, 12.11.85. - Be content, in the meantime, to restrict your own liberty only, instead of attempting to restrict the liberties of others. - JZ, 23.5.00. - LIBERTY

ENEMIES: Don't let your ideas, words and terms be defined by your enemies. - JZ, 3.6.00. - IDEAS, WORDS, TERMS

ENEMIES: enemies are a costly luxury in the nuclear age.” - Erwin Strauss, THE CONNECTION 90, 1980, page 35. - That is one of his few sensible remarks on this subject. - He tried to make the nuclear age even worse by advocating private and proprietary community ABC mass murder devices, "cellar bombs", for "effective defence". The possession of some libertarian ideas does not protect against the adoption of some extremely un-libertarian, unjust, immoral and even insane other ideas. - I met him once. He is an otherwise quite likable fellow but one should be wary of his remaining fallacies, which he upholds repetitively and with great fervor. So much intellect used, often in so poor causes! His THE CONNECTION, is still continued, now in full-sized print. - JZ, 3.6.00. - NUCLEAR AGE

ENEMIES: Enemies are daily produced and maintained by territorialist ideas, opinions, myths and actions based upon them. – JZ, 5.12.08. - TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: Enemies are only those who do want to force their own oppressive system upon others. - JZ, 3.6.00. – Also those who want to force their supposedly free and ideal system upon others, who disagree with them. - JZ, 17.11.10.

ENEMIES: Enemy … There he goes again! Whose enemy? Not his enemy. The enemy of the higher-ups who think for him.” - Ross Rocklynne, They Fly So High, AMAZING STORIES, 6/52.

ENEMIES: Enemy soldiers, especially conscripts but even volunteers, could be turned into deserters, neutrals, insurrectionists or allies via the timely and trustworthy declaration of rightful war aims, separate peace treaties, by liberating rather than imprisoning POW's, by rightful warfare methods with rightful weapons against the real enemy only, a despotic regime and its leaders. This would exclude the use of and even the threat with ABC mass murder devices, include alliances with rightful governments in exile, ruling and aiming to rule only over volunteers, the offer of exterritorial autonomy for all other communities as well, their practice in the defending or liberating country, tyrannicide, enlightening broadcasts, the establishment of local militias for the protection of individual rights, nationally and internationally federated, free and rapid development via full monetary and financial freedom, together with all other economic liberties, for all who want them, i.e., free markets, free trade, free migration, free cooperative and other self-management experiments in enterprises, freedom for all ideological groups to engage in their own favorite experiments - but only at the own expense and risk. With these and other steps soldiers and officers could be deprived of all motives but fear and terror to continue fighting for a dictatorial regime. And they could and should be advised on optimal insurrectionist and revolutionary steps. - One vast example on how fair they would be treated could be set by welcoming all refugees and offering them full economic freedom and full exterritorial autonomy for their communities, to the extent that they desire them. Why should a soldier who is mistreated, paid perhaps only $ 5000 p.a., in a depreciated currency and whose country is despotically misruled and impoverished, fight for this regime when he can desert, thereby become free, get high hopes for the similar liberation of his own whole country and is free to maintain himself in a free job where he may earn e.g. $ 15,000 p.a. in a sound currency? One can ask whether countries that do not make them such offers are really worth defending. - JZ, 31.5.93, 23.4.00. - DESERTION, CONSCRIPTS, SECRET ALLIES, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, POW'S, REFUGEES

ENEMIES: ethics forbade the killing of more enemies than one could eat!” - Donald Kingsbury, Courtship Pride, ANALOG, 29.3.82. - AMONG PRIMITIVES & CANNIBALS, JOKES

ENEMIES: Even from a foe a man may wisdom learn.” - Source?

ENEMIES: Even the conscripts on the other side can, largely, be considered as innocents - until we have given them their maximum chance to defect and become our allies, under their kind of government in exile – and they refused such offers. – JZ, 9.10.11, Facebook comment. – Edited: 1.3.13. - CONSCRIPTS, SECRET ALLIES, DESERTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

ENEMIES: Every government that prepares for war paints its adversaries as monsters, she said. They don’t want you thinking of the other side as human. If the enemy can think and feel, you might hesitate to kill them. …” - Carl Sagan, Contact, a novel, Arrow Books, 1985/86, p.151. - That is just one of the consequences of granting governments a monopoly to make treaties and alliances, to decide upon war and peace, armament and disarmament and military organization and training. If people were free to make their own allies and to ignore "enemies", who, likewise, would only do their things for and to themselves, organized in panarchies, suitable and able to leave each other alone, because they live under full exterritorial autonomy or personal law, many aspects of territorial governments that make for war, total war, would disappear. - Science Fiction writers have so far largely neglected that very important futuristic option and this in spite of many historical and even some contemporary precedents for it. - JZ, 19.4.00. - If they confined the enemy description to the foreign government, the decision-makers, the men in power, this would not be as objectionable, in most cases, as blaming the taxpayers, conscripts and civilians of foreign governments for the perhaps even monstrous deeds of these governments. Not much propaganda seems to be needed to point out the wrongfully selected people as enemies since collective responsibility notions are almost inbuilt ideas and are taken for granted, i.e. rarely ever questioned, no matter how wrong and absurd they are, and how monstrous. - JZ, 8.9.07, 1.3.13. – LIES, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY. & GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA, - DEHUMANIZING THE ENEMY, PANARCHISM, DECISION-MAKING ON WAR & PEACE

ENEMIES: Everyone is his own enemy.” - St. Bernard. - "Man grows with his higher purposes", said Schiller. Maybe our minds would grow sufficiently if we had the power of individual sovereignty to make all choices for ourselves, at the own expense and risk, instead of letting politicians and bureaucrats decide about too much of our own fate, at our expense and risk, while keeping us in nation-wide Kindergartens or prisons. In foreign policies they even choose our enemies and friends for us. They spend, sometimes, more of our earnings than we do and do even control, largely, how we may spend the rest. By subordinating our lives all too much to them, we made ourselves our own worst enemies. - JZ, 27.11.02, 1.3.12. - ENLIGHTENMENT, PREJUDICES, BELIEF, FAITH, ERRORS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: Finally, I'd like to say something about the label that has been pinned on my by many. I am accused (the word is accurate) of being a pacifist. This is wholly unjustified if by use of the word it is supposed that I favor uncomplaining and docile submission to tyranny. I never have favored tyranny in any form or manner. Nor do I believe in acquiescence before it. I believe in carrying the fight to the enemy. My enemy is the State; not the people in it.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Fall 1976. – A non-territorial State with voluntary members and subjects only, all free to secede, if they want to, and also confining all its laws and actions to its own members and subjects – could be only its own enemy and not that of any outsider or any other personal law community of volunteers. – JZ, 5.12.08. - TYRANNY, FREEDOM, SLAVERY, STATE, PEOPLE

ENEMIES: For a long time we believed that enemies ought to be eaten or killed en masse, even if one could not eat all of them. Then we advanced to enslaving rather than eating or killing them. Them we reverted towards mass murder via modern and scientific ABC "military" devices, which threaten, indirectly, even our own survival. We have still to advance towards liberating most of our supposed or officially proclaimed "enemies" in a rightful and sensible way, so that they can no longer be conscripted, trained, propagandized and marched against us, much against their own individual free choices, while we are engaging only in limited police actions, including tyrannicide, but not confined to it, towards our relatively few (if we really have all rights and liberties on our side) remaining enemies. Even they should be offered amnesty and protection - e.g. in case they surrender some ABC mass murder devices with themselves. - JZ, 3.6.00, 1.3.13.

ENEMIES: For the first time he saw the reality of the savage mindlessness that could be engendered in a people who had been conditioned to believe without questioning, to accept without understanding, and to hate upon command.” - James P. Hogan, Code of the Life Maker, 369. - STATISM, PROPAGANDA, OBEDIENCE, PEOPLE AS TOOLS, DISCIPLINE, HATE, CONDITIONING

ENEMIES: Give your hated enemies the chance to do their things (the things they love to do, and which you do hate), to themselves and to all his like-minded people - and they will be much less likely to bother you any longer, nor will they be likely to persist for very long with all their mistakes when they alone have to bear the risks and the costs. Anyhow, what more just and fit penalties could there be for them? - JZ, 29.6.91, 13.1.93, 23.5.00. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL TOLERANT, I.E. NON-AGGRESSIVE & NON-CRIMINAL PEOPLE

ENEMIES: Go after the manipulators, not after the manipulated, the victimizers rather than the victims. – Liberate rather than punish innocents. Use all your strength against the real and main war criminals only! -  JZ, 8.4.84, 5.12.08. - DECISION-MAKERS, WAR CRIMINALS, GOVERNMENTS AS ENEMIES, RATHER THAN PEOPLES, DISSENTERS, OPPRESSED MINORITIES OR EVEN MAJORITIES, TYRANNICIDE RATHER THAN MASS MURDER

ENEMIES: Hate your enemies, but make certain that they are also enemies of mankind.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.39. – The enemies of your government are not necessarily your enemies. They might even be suitable allies for you against your own territorially authoritarian government. – JZ, 5.12.08. – HATRED, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS

ENEMIES: He who would define your enemy is your enemy.” - The Kernel, ST. JOHNS BREAD, n.d. - Even if one defined as enemies only those who do attack or threaten individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENEMIES: He who would make his liberty secure must guard his enemy from oppression.” - Thomas Paine. - Just ponder how far we are still from applying this wisdom today! - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENEMIES: Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot / That it do singe yourself.” - Shakespeare & John Fletcher, Henry VIII, 1, 1613. - Compare S.'s Henry V message: “For when lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.” - S. was too wise to have advocated total warfare. - JZ, 23.5.00. - NUCLEAR STRENGTH, JUST WARFARE, JUST WAR AIMS

ENEMIES: Here is your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute – often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is. – Charley Reese(1998) in - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PARLIAMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, STATISM, ENEMIES AS APPOINTED BY GOVERNMENTS & OBEDIENT PATRIOTS, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, REFERENDUM, PEOPLE, STATE, WAR, PEACE

ENEMIES: Hostility only produces hostility. Leave them alone or trade with them - and they might turn into friends. You might also collaborate against real enemies, e.g. with suppressed people against their oppressors. - JZ, 8.6.82 & 3.6.00. - Threats with ABC mass murder devices do certainly provoke suspicions, hostilities and similar counter threats. You might also publicize, in a trustworthy way, rightful war and peace aims, should it come to a conflict in the future. These should be more attractive to the conscripts and other victims of an enemy regime than that regime's program and practice. This offer could be a unilateral peace offer to the people rather than the rulers. The practice of panarchism would also greatly reduce hostilities, except from totalitarians. But even these would benefit, seeing that among their voluntary followers their systems would be secure for a long time. - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENEMIES: How shall one take vengeance on an enemy? By increasing his own good qualities. - Tibbonides, Choice of Pearls. - I am not sure what the "his" stands for, the enemy's good qualities or the own? - Both methods have some advantages. If the own are meant then "the" would be clearer than "his". If the enemy's are meant, then one should clarify than one cannot "increase" his good qualities but merely recognize them or even exaggerate them. - Another instance of how necessary it is to rethink and revise all inherited proverbial wisdom, especially when it relates to liberty. - JZ, 27.5.00. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT VS. VENGEANCE, OR PRAISING REAL QUALITIES IN AN ENEMY?

ENEMIES: I could not name a greater advantage // Than recognizing the merits of the enemy.” - Goethe, Sprueche in Reimen. – JZ tr. of: “Nicht groessern Vortheil wuesst’ ich zu nennen, Als des Feindes Verdienst zu erkennen.” – At least one’s enemy has the right to live his own life in his own way. And he should be tolerant towards me doing the same. On panarchist tolerance or experimental freedom for all or voluntarism we could and should all come to agree. – JZ, 14.9.09. – I do not know of a greater advantage than to recognize the enemy's merits.” - Goethe, Sprueche in Reimen, Sprichwoertlich, Nr. 178. (Nicht groessern Vorteil wuesst’ ich nennen, / Als des Feindes Verdienst erkennen.) - RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, PANARCHISM, LIBERATION, CAPTIVE NATIONS

ENEMIES: I don't know if this has occurred to you. We employ the same technique internationally. You may not have thought of that. But, ladies and gentlemen, the greatest asset that the American government has had for years has been the Russian government. Oh, yes. If, at any time, the American public stood up and acted a little bit independent, you know what happened? An American politician would say, "Now wait just a minute. If it weren't for us, the Russians would come in and they would impose communism on you. And do you know what would happen? When they imposed communism, you would be forced [to work? – JZ] where they told you to, at a wage that they would decide, and you'd be drafted into their armies. And if you disobeyed, you'd be tried and sent to their prisons. Anything could happen. So, support us and we'll tell you where to work and what you are going to earn and draft you into our armies. And if you disobey, we'll try you or we'll send you to jail or whatever, but it is better to be shafted by an American than a Russian." - Now, while we are doing that, the same thing is happening over in Russia. Brezhnev or Kosygin or whomever stands up and says, "Ah, do you hear those warmongering capitalists in America? You better get not fresh with us. We are Mother Russia. You support us because if it weren't for us, the American imperialists would be over here and they would impose capitalism on you. And you know what would happen? The big corporations would tell you where to work, and they would tell you how much you could earn, and they would compel you to do as they said. And they would draft you into their armies, and they would arrest you if you disobeyed, and punish you, and might even shoot you, so do as we say and we'll protect you from these capitalists." And the Russians say "Da, da. Don't let the Americans come in. That would be terrible. If we get shafted, let it be a Russian shaft." - Meantime, the two leaders put in a telephone system and talk to each other about the weather because they are in the same club.” (*) - Robert LeFevre, Good Government … page 22. - Do not forget that on both sides their over-kill anti-people mass murder devices do threaten the victims on both sides with extermination, while whatever victimizers there are, on both sides, would probably survive, seeing that they would be in the safest shelters. - JZ, 3.6.00. – Underlining by me. (*) Territorialists United. – JZ, 17.11.10. - JOKES.

ENEMIES: I have met my enemy and he is no longer my enemy.” - From TV movie: World War III. - The trouble is, that most of those who ever clashed as supposed enemies were not really enemies of each other, although their governments asserted that they were or had to be. - In a movie on the war between Prussia and France, a German officer killed a French one, whose girlfriend he later came to love. Then he did also find out, that that French officer was his cousin and had even the same name. That was called an unfortunate coincidence. The film ended with the comment, the greatest and most unfortunate coincidence is rather that we are not aware of how closely we are related to each other and resemble each other and that we bear different rather than the same names. - JZ, 3.6.00. - FRATERNIZATION, MASS FRATERNIZATION, MILITARY DISOBEDIENCE, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, QUITE RIGHTFUL MILITIAS ONLY – FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NOT FOR WRONGFUL WAR AIMS OF ANY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

ENEMIES: I wish my deadly foe no worse / Than want of friends, and empty purse.” - Nicholas Breton, A Farewell to Town. - So encourage desertion, tax strikes and refusals to accept his paper money! - JZ, 8.4. 79. - There are so many rightful policies against wrongful enemy regimes - and yet so few of them are applied! They are not even proposed and discussed by libertarians and anarchists, as part of their peace and freedom programs! - JZ, 3.6.00. - MILITARY JU-JITSU, TAX STRIKE, DEFENCE, STRENGTH, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REFUSALS TO ACCEPT THE GOVERNMENT'S PAPER MONEY, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

ENEMIES: I would rather live "under" a foreign regime that leaves me alone than under a home-grown, territorial and not individually chosen one that dominates and "protects" me in a thousand ways. - JZ, 1.9.93, 31.5.00.

ENEMIES: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.” (*) - Proverbs, XXV, 21-22, ca. 350 B.C. (Cf. Romans XII, 20, c. 55.) - And freedom, in form of panarchistic options. Trade rather than aid - and not with or to the real enemies, either. - The enemy government will rarely go hungry but it will often have made its subjects hungry. Thus providing food, at least in trade or on credit, to its hungry internal victims, can make his captive people one's friends or allies or turn them at least into neutrals. They aren't really the enemy. Only conscription, forced labor, taxation, inflation, territorial power and propaganda turn them, temporarily into such or force them to act as such. Bomb them with bread, sweets, medicines, clothing and the best practical advice, rather than with high explosives. It's cheaper, saves lives, is less destructive and can turn enemies into friends. - JZ, 30.4.00. – (*) The second part is in clear contradiction to the first. One of the many contradiction in this “holy” book. – JZ, 27.7.13. - WARFARE, SECRET ALLIES, MASS FRATERNIZATION, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, SETTING FREE DESERTERS & POWs, LIBERATION RATHER THAN CONQUEST, TO EACH THE PANARCHY OF HIS OWN FREE CHOICE, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, COULD EVEN PREVENT WARS – OR TURN THEM INTO MERE POLICE ACTIONS AGAINST A FEW WAR CRIMINALS, MAKING PEACE, GOVERNMENTS VS. THE PEOPLE, FREE TRADE, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATIONS VS. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY PRACTICES, THREATS, TRUST, INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING, REFUGEES & DESERTERS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TYRANNICIDE, BIBLE, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE

ENEMIES: If two men claim thy help, and one is thy enemy, help him first.” - Baba Metzia, 32b. - If one is a stranger and the other is your enemy and both cases seem equally urgent, then this advice may be sound because it would reduce animosity. But if the other is your friend, lover or family member? - JZ, 25.6.92 & 26.5.00. - B. M.'s advice may be good under some circumstances, e.g. when sufficient time is on hand and lives are not at stake. But if, as a result of a battle, you have on hand a severely wounded enemy soldier as well as a severely wounded friend and comrade, I do hope that you will rather decide upon giving first aid to the latter first and only when this is done then to the wounded soldier of the enemy's forces as well. Similarly, when a criminal has wounded a friend or member of a family and has been wounded himself. I do hope that then, too, you would realize that your primary obligation is not to help such a wounded violent criminal. - Even after thousands of years, so much is still missing in our ethical education and enlightenment. - JZ, 27.5.00. - HELP

ENEMIES: If you honour the enemy who is worthy of honours, you will restrain the sword in his hands.” - An. Gruen, Pfaff vom Kahlenberg. (Ehrest du den Feind, der Ehren wert, / Du laehmst in seiner Hand das Schwert.) - DESERTION, SEPARATE PEACE, FRATERNIZATION, PANARCHISM, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, LIBERATION WARS, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE

ENEMIES: If you tell us to make the world safe for democracy, we will take you seriously and by God and Christ we will make it so. We will use the guns you force upon us; we will use them to defend our very lives and the menace to our lives does not lie in the other side of a no man's land that was set apart without our consent. It lies within our own boundaries here and now we have seen it and we know it.” - Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun, quoted by Tom Palmer, in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/77.

ENEMIES: In a nuclear war the true enemy is war itself.” - from film: The Crimson Tide. - In a nuclear war the declared and also true enemy: a dictator and his top cohorts, would be sitting in the safest bunkers. Even if all his subjects, followers and the majority of the innocents whom his regime suppressed, would be wiped out, quite wrongfully, these true enemies would be surviving, perhaps for years, perhaps until they die of old age. And yet such nuclear strength policy is considered to be the pinnacle of military “science”! – Governments, not even democratic governments are able or willing to define the enemy properly, far less fight him rightfully, with rightful weapons, purely defensive methods and liberating war and peace aims. – They still act unthinkingly and emotionally upon the principle and practice of collective responsibility against all those on the other side, who should be treated as our secret or even open primary allies against the despotic regime, e.g. by recognizing all kinds of governments and societies in exile against it and making them our allies and by welcoming refugees, deserters and defectors to these alternatives governance systems and societies, all of them exterritorially autonomous and under personal law and acting as attractive models for their future volunteers as well. - JZ, 21.5.00, 2.3.13. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, LIBERATING & REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, DES., REFUGEES, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, TYRANNICIDE, VERY DISCRIMINATING WARFARE, SPARING NON-COMBATANTS, INNOCENTS, DESPOTIC REGIMES NOT THEIR SUBJECTS, ARE ENEMIES, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE.

ENEMIES: In modern wars each side is its own worst enemy. - JZ, 3.5.82. - Upon reading: "He was a combat soldier in a war he had never expected - a war where he was the enemy." - Keith Laumer, War Against the Yukks, GALAXY, April 65. – He? His government and the government on the other side. The victims on both sides should be considered as his allies. – JZ, 27.7.13. - DEFENCE, WARFARE, MILITARY STRENGTH, DETERRENCE, TERRITORIALISM, POWER

ENEMIES: In most wars people fight, or are forced to fight against imagined enemies. Almost never have military actions been directed against the real enemy and his voluntary supporters only. - JZ, 1974, 26.5.00. & WARS

ENEMIES: In the bitter post-war world, Eglantyne and her fellow-workers were often branded as unpatriotic German-lovers and budding Bolsheviks. But one of her early supporters, playwright George Bernard Shaw, provided the unarguable answer. Criticized for supporting a fund designed to benefit "the enemy," he retorted, "I HAVE NO ENEMIES UNDER SEVEN." - Today, the Save the Children Fund is Britain's largest international children's charity, …” - Janet Graham, in READER'S DIGEST, 6/79. - Not many of those over 7 are real enemies, either, nor do they deserve to be treated as such, under the assumption that they are all collectively guilty and responsible for the crimes of their government. Ending wars, civil wars and economic despotism would save even more children than all the charity efforts combined. That's why I don't contribute to any charities. My LMP publishing effort (*), subsidized by me, is my own "charitable" contribution. - JZ, 3.6.00. – (*) It ended with issue 1779 of my microfilmed PEACE PLANS series, in 2002, because of the unpopularity of this medium even among anarchists and libertarians. Since then I concentrated on digital writing, editing and publishing options. – JZ, 2.3.13. -COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, CHILDREN, CHARITIES

ENEMIES: In the end, gentlemen, it is eminently more useful to destroy an enemy’s spirit than it is to destroy an enemy’s body.” – Source? - Who is the real enemy, except the power-mad decision-makers on the other side? Why class their victims as enemies, too? - Why not rather make a friend of them, or allies, by clearly aiming at liberating these victims rather than fighting them, while leaving the real war criminals and enemies untouched? With quite rightful war aims we should appeal to the spirits of the citizens and soldiers on the other side, rather than trying to destroy them militarily. – JZ, 12.9.07.  MORAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, DESERTION, TREATMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR, MILITARY INSURRECTION, THE CAPTIVE PEOPLE AS OUR SECRET ALLIES, AS PEOPLE TO BE LIBERATED RATHER THAN KILLED, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WAR AIMS, DEFENCE

ENEMIES: In view of all the misunderstanding and confusion about liberty and its defence, the thing most to be feared at this time is enslavement from within the nation rather than from without. Slavery from within is no vague threat, it is rapidly approaching full victory. But the enemy from without is only a threat, and I doubt if a nation of free people could be conquered by him, even if it were to be attacked.” - F. A. Harper, quoted in THE INDIAN LIBERTARIAN, Feb. 1980.  THE ENEMY WITHIN, INTERNAL ENSLAVEMENT, DICTATORSHIP, TYRANNY, DESPOTISM, MONOPOLISM

ENEMIES: Inflict not on an enemy every injury in your power, for he may afterwards become your friend.” - Sadi, The Gulistan: Rules for Conduct of Life, No. 10.  – Distinguish clearly between real enemies and secret allies on the other sides, e.g. the primary victims of a foreign dictator, who is the enemy of us and our somewhat better authoritarian and “elected” government.  – JZ, 2.3.13. - WARFARE

ENEMIES: It is a good policy to preserve friends. The best policy is to turn enemies into friends.” - Adolf Glasbrenner. - (Eine gute Politik ist es, sich Freunde zu erhalten. Die beste Politik: sich Feinde zu Freunden zu machen.) Another translation: “A good policy preserves friends while the best policy turns enemies into friends.” - If and to the extent that you deal with dissenting individuals and groups on the other side, this is quite a rightful and practicable policy. Negotiations and offers can by undertaken and made unilaterally, in a trustworthy way, by the people on the own side, already rightfully and non-threateningly organized towards all other peaceful people. - JZ, n.d. & 3.6.00. – Compare the slogan of the French Revolution: “War to the palaces. Peace to the cottages.” - DESERTERS, REFUGEES, ALLIANCES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHIES, WAR AIMS, DECISION ON WAR AND PEACE, PEOPLE VS. GOVERNMENTS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATIONS, APPEALS TO THE VICTIMS OF DESPOTIC REGIMES TO MAKE A COMMON EFFORT AGAINST IT.

ENEMIES: It is an ancient truth that in politics one has often to learn from the enemy.” - Lenin. - Alas, Western powers all too often copied only totalitarian methods from their totalitarian enemies, rather than using revolutionary, liberating and propaganda approaches, or even their libertarian equivalents, towards a liberating or even libertarian rather than a totalitarian aim. - JZ, 28.5.00. – WAR AIMS, WARFARE, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, NO UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS – EXCEPT TOWARS THE WAR CRIMINALS

ENEMIES: It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands.” - Andre Gide, Journals, Feb. 10, 1943, tr. Justin O'Brien. – A remark like “I put my trust upon deserters!” was at least ascribed to him as well. – JZ, 2.3.13. - SOLDIERS, WARS, WAR AIMS, MORALE, PROPAGANDA, WELCOMING DESERTERS, DEFECTORS, REFUGEES, LIBERATING MOST PRISONERS OF WAR, WHO WERE FORCED TO FIGHT US, CONSCRIPTION, DEHUMANIZATION

ENEMIES: It is much better to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him." - Source? – RECONCILIATION, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

ENEMIES: Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies.” - Old Chinese proverb. - They should also make themselves known to their potential friends and allies or neutrals on the other side of any artificial border. - Generally speaking, a competing governments or societies: Panarchies, polyarchies, etc. would by their very existence, as diverse and independent organization of volunteers, all only exterritorially autonomous, be already, and this quite obviously, non-aggressive towards peace-, freedom- and justice-loving people on the other side and attractive also towards any non-aggressive and tolerant religious and ideological movements, as optional alternative organizations, which the subjects of a remaining territorial enemy regime would come to prefer to join, one of their individual choice, rather than to continue their subordination to their present territorial government, which exploits them, keeps them poor and is prepared to risk their lives for its purposes. - To demand unconditional surrender from all people on the other side is just about the most wrongful and irrational thing that one can do - but what else would you expect any territorial government to do? - JZ, 3.6.00, 2.3.13. - GOOD MEN, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, REAL ENEMIES, TOTALITARIANISM, DICTATORSHIPS, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMAND, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

ENEMIES: Just think about it: In most modern wars it is the OWN government which taxes, conscripts, expropriates and enslaves you and keeps you under despotic rule, refuses to make peace or even to declare rightful war aims. In its supposed defence it may easily victimize you more than you would be victimized by many enemy regimes, if you surrendered to them. And if you were well prepared for a liberating insurrection then it might be easier to surrender to a military attack and overthrow the occupying regime afterwards, together with its other victims, including the uniformed ones, than to fight it out: conscript armies against conscript armies, i.e., victims against victims. - JZ, 22.3.97 & 21.5.00. - DEFENCE, SURRENDER, REVOLUTION

ENEMIES: Know the enemy and you have won half the battle. Know yourself and the battle is yours.” - Sun T'zu, quoted by - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.226. - SELF-KNOWLEDGE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION WAR, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, DESERTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, MILITIA, WAR AIMS

ENEMIES: Love thy enemy - or offer him freedom, rights, justice and prosperity, particularly if he is a conscript or compulsory subject, like yourself! See to it that he is offered amnesty and asylum as well as personal liberation and offer him liberation for the country he still loves and aid him against his former oppressive government. Offer them now and for the future their own and self-chosen panarchies: governments or non-governmental societies of their own individual free choice. - JZ, n.d. & 3.6.00, 2.3.13. – However, no love but justice to the real war criminals! – JZ, 2.3.13. - DESERTION, LIBERATION RATHER THAN MERE DEFENCE, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, PUBLISHED IN TIME & IN A RIGHTFUL WAY, MILITARY JIU-JITSU, FREEDOM & PROSPERITY RATHER THAN EXTERMINATION IN A TOTAL WAR, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

ENEMIES: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” - Matthew, v. 44, ca. 75. (Cf. Luke, VII, 27-28, ca. 75. - It might totally confuse them! - Rather: Split them into real enemies, neutrals and secret allies, by suitable policies and warfare methods. - JZ, 12.7.86 & 23.5.00.

ENEMIES: Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1756. - But how can one love enemies, who do hate us for our virtues, achievements, tools, possessions or methods, however rightful they are? (*) To do justice to them might require executing them. But at least one should deprive them of all involuntary subjects and soldiers, by rightful and rational policies. - JZ, 3.6.00. - (*) Compare the anti-capitalist, anti-business, anti-American, anti-corporation, anti-multinational, anti-competition, anti-profit, anti-interest mentality of statist and egalitarian "reformers" and "revolutionaries", who are not satisfied with harming themselves with their systems, panaceas and utopias but wish to impose them upon all others. - JZ, 3.6.00. - Love your enemies. They tell you your mistakes.” – Benjamin Franklin, retranslated from the German version. – They might also be your secret allies against a common enemy, a despotic regime that threatens them and you. – JZ, 5.12.08.

ENEMIES: Love your enemy - it will drive him crazy.” - W.G.P. - Tolerate him. That “attack” can "defeat" him either by surprise or persistence. - JZ, 1.1.77 & 3.6.00. – Exterritorial autonomy or personal law for all associations, communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers, who wish to do their own things only to or for themselves.  – JZ, 2.3.13. - LOVE, TOLERANCE, WAR AIMS, QUITE RIGHTFUL ONES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW

ENEMIES: Make your own enemies - or friends. Don't let anyone, not even your own government, tell you who your enemies or friends are supposed to be. - JZ, 1974. - DIPLOMACY, NEGOTIATIONS, TREATIES, ALLIANCES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: Man fears, hates, resists and fights those with whom he disagrees. But he does this mainly only with those who managed to acquire territorial government powers over him or did so in the past and threaten to do so again. Eliminate that threat of domination by others, via individual secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities and most animosities will tend to wither away to relatively harmless proportions. They may still lead to some fights, e.g. among some drunken men, but hardly to civil or international wars. - JZ, 27.4.99, 22.5.00. - STATES, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & PANARCHISM

ENEMIES: Man is not the enemy of Man, but through the medium of a false system of government.” - Thomas Paine, quoted by Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.137. - MAN, GOVERNMENT & WAR, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: Men are alive on this earth only because the imperative human desire is to attack the enemies of human life. Today many Americans may not even know this - unless fire, flood, hurricane, epidemic, breaks through the thin defences built around them.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, VIII. - NATURAL ENEMY, NATURAL FORCES AS ENEMIES

ENEMIES: Most enemies are made. - JZ, 27.4.74. - Most enemies are unjustly and unnecessarily made rather than found. Thus most "enemies" can be "unmade" or turned around, into neutral or friends. - JZ, 26.5.00. - Enemies are made, not born. - 26.10.91. - There is no such thing as a hereditary enemy. - JZ, 27.5.00. – PEOPLE TO PEOPLE NEGOTIATIONS, ALLIANCES & CONTRACTS, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, LIBERATION RATHER THAN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMANDS OR EXTERMINATION VIA NUCLEAR “WEAPONS”.

ENEMIES: Most libertarians fail to have a libertarian definition of an international "enemy" in peace- or war-time. - JZ, 29.3.84. - In this sphere they still resort to statism, to territorial notions, presume that compulsory State membership makes its territorial population collectively guilty and responsible for their government's actions. On such unchecked premises no rightful international policies and actions can be conducted. Often they do not even try to develop a libertarian defence, liberation, military insurrection and revolution programs. With such friends, who needs enemies? - JZ, 6.4.84 & 3.6.00, 2.3.13. - DEFENCE, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, LIBERTARIANS & PANARCHISM & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER DEMAND, TOTAL WARFARE INSTEAD OF LIBERATION OFFERS & METHODS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE

ENEMIES: Most of our generals and politicians are, in practice, the best allies of those regimes, which are the enemies of their own subjects and of the peoples of the world. Without the wrongs and mistakes made by our politicians, bureaucrats and generals, as territorial rulers of us and in their territorialist and collectivist dealings with the people and governments of other countries, no despotic regime could last, anywhere, for any long period. - JZ, 14.5.02, 20.8.02. - WARFARE, DESERTION, WAR AIMS, GENERALS, POLITICIANS

ENEMIES: My friends the enemies" is the ambivalent sentiment which many Jews and Arabs feel towards each other. Is it really too utopian to hope that a renewed pattern of coexistence and commerce could help transcend their momentary hatred and defuse the powder keg of the Middle East as well?” - Sam Pisar, Of Blood & Hope, P.283. - They are enemies only through their mutually exclusive territorial claims. If they claimed only exterritorial autonomy for themselves and their volunteer communities, as they have largely learned to do in the religious sphere, then their claims would no longer be mutually exclusive but mutually recognizing and tolerant. In spite of both having some such traditions in their past, they seem to have largely forgotten about them, in their catastrophic addiction to territorialism. - With territorial models peaceful coexistence is difficult to impossible. With exterritorial ones it is easy. - Nevertheless, in a century of discussions this peaceful model has been largely left out of consideration. Why? - JZ, 28.5.00. - FRIENDS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, INTOLERANCE VS. TOLERANCE, ISRAEL & ARAB STATES, VOLUNTARISM, REVIVAL & EXTENSION OF THEIR PERSONAL LAW TRADITIONS, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, JEWS, ARABS, MUTUAL TOLERANCE FOR THEIRE EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY.

ENEMIES: Never do what your enemy wants you to do.” - Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, May 1977, 43. - FORCE, REACTIONS, INDISCRIMINATE AIR RAIDS OR THREATS WITH ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES

ENEMIES: No one is to be disqualified as a human being by the label of "enemy". What the enemy does to us and what we do to him must be weighed by the same scales and described by the same vocabulary.” - Giovannit Baldelli, Social Anarchism, Chicago, Aldine-Atherton, 1971, page 5, quoted in ANARCHY 8.

ENEMIES: None but myself ever did me any harm.” - Napoleon Bonaparte, at St. Helena, 6 April 1817. (O'Meara, Napoleon in Exile.) - But thanks to his ambitious and power-mad efforts ca. 3 million people were killed, many more wounded and crippled and still many more impoverished. If only, in time, article 27 of the Constitution of the French Republic of 24 June 1793 had been applied against him! - "Each individual, who usurps sovereignty, shall immediately be put to death by free men." - (Que tout individu, qui usurperait la soverainete, soit a l'instant mis a mort par les hommes libres.) TYRANNICIDE, NAPOLEON

ENEMIES: Not everybody behind a frontier is to be counted and treated as an enemy, neither in wartime nor during the armistice periods wrongly called "peace". - JZ, 10/76 & 26.5.00. – INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, AIR RAIDS, BOMBINGS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

ENEMIES: Not those are our enemies who do not believe and act as we do - among themselves - but only those who act against our own individual rights and those of others, who do likewise claim these rights and liberties for themselves. - JZ, 30.7.96. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

ENEMIES: Not through hostility will hostility come to an end in this world but through non-hostility. That is an eternal law.“ - Buddha. (Nicht durch die Feindschaft kommt in dieser Welt Feindschaft zur Ruhe; durch Nichtfeindschaft kommt sie zur Ruhe. Das ist ein ewiges Gesetz.) - Total war towards all on the other side and total peace towards all of them are not the only alternatives, as one slogan of the French Revolution indicated: "Peace to the cottages! War to the palaces!" - Death to tyrants, rather than to his victims - is another such hint. One can make his victims, whether in or out of uniform, so rightful and attractive offers that they would rather rise against him, declare themselves neutral, desert or become our allies than fight us. It is high time to work out and and sufficiently publish the details, in a quite trustworthy way, i.e., by-passing governments and diplomats & existing treaties between governments and also their kind of international law. No territorial government will do it for us. - JZ, 25.5.00. - ENMITY, HOSTILITY, ANIMOSITY & PANARCHISM, BUDDHA, PEACEFULNESS, NON-AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE

ENEMIES: Often man is his own worst enemy.” - Cicero, Att. X. 12. (Saepe nihil inimicius homini, quam sibi ipse!)

ENEMIES: One's supposed enemies (suppressed populations) ought to be liberated. Only one's real enemies ought to be fought - and this only by very discriminating political, police and military methods. - JZ, 16.3.98. - It does not make sense to fight "captive peoples", our "secret allies", just because at present they are still in the power of an enemy regime. - All the nuclear strength fanatics do not make this distinction. Moreover, their animosity towards tyrannicide makes one suppose that they would rather kill innocent people by the millions than a single guilty tyrant. - Thou shalt recognize them by their actions! - JZ, 21.5.00. – DEFENCE, TYRANNICIDE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

ENEMIES: Our enemies are behind us and commit the crimes for which we die.” - Mario Puzo, The Dark Arena, page 79. – If it had no territorial monopoly and only voluntary subjects – then it would cease to be our enemy. – JZ, 27.7.13. - THE OWN GOVERNMENT AS THE MAIN ENEMY, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: our enemies are friends in disguise.” - ascribed to Mark Kinney & Michael Linton by Conrad Hopman, 7.2.86. - Not all of them, e.g. not tyrants, like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Castro, etc. - JZ, 23.5.00. - SECRET ALLIES, CAPTIVE PEOPLES, POTENTIAL ALLIES, FRIENDS, DESERTION, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATION, UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES WITH THE SUPPRESSED PEOPLES, INCLUDING ARMIES OF CONSCRIPTS.

ENEMIES: Our enemies are teachers who do not charge us for their lessons.” - Lesseps.

ENEMIES: Our formal enemies do not regulate, tax and conscript us, only our governments do, and this against supposed "enemies", which we were not free to choose for ourselves. - JZ, 21.8.97, 21.5.00. - GOVERNMENTS

ENEMIES: Our greatest enemy is not the communists or the multinationals, or the 'yellow hordes'. It's right here at home - our very own government.” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.239. - OUR OWN GOVERNMENT!

ENEMIES: Our only enemies are ignorance, prejudices, false ideas, apathy and myths and they cannot be fought with police or military weapons, organizations and methods. - JZ, 20.6.01.

ENEMIES: Our ruler is our enemy.” - Manifesto of the Anarchist International, in E. V. Zenker, Anarchism, p.288-90. - OUR RULERS, GOVERNMENT, STATE

ENEMIES: Persons who offend against human rights or natural rights of rational beings are the only enemies whom I recognize as such. You may go on considering\\, at your own peril, everybody the government points out as an enemy, although, objectively, he may be a secret friend. Pick and choose your own enemies and friends. Don't let the government do it for you - if you want to survive. - JZ, 7/72. – With the stockpiled ABC mass murder devices even greater mass murders could be committed than were those of Hitler, Stalin and Mao, operating without these “scientific” gadgets or anti-people “weapons”. – JZ, 5.12.08. - AGGRESSORS, SURVIVAL, DEFENCE, ALLIES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, CAPTIVE NATIONS

ENEMIES: Pick and choose your own enemies and friends. Don't let the government do it for you - if you want to survive. - JZ, 9/72. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE

ENEMIES: Rather be friends to a 1000 persons than to make an enemy of even one.” - Chinese proverb. - FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE

ENEMIES: Remember, to them it is us who are the enemy.” – N. F. Simpson – Especially if our government is “armed” with nuclear “weapons”, i.e. with mass murder devices. – JZ, 1.12.08, 2.3.13.

ENEMIES: Say, I have made a key discovery about the enemy. The awareness poised, with that thought. It rejected the concept of enemy because … are there any enemies, really? - the whole inner meaning of the peace philosophy said no. There are no enemies. There are only people who, by their actions, draw to themselves a response. - This response, which they themselves have evoked, they then label as having come from an enemy. - But the true enemy is in the impulse in the - however momentary - disturbance, which causes them to do the thing that brings a response. - No response, no enemy.” … - A. E. van Vogt, The Battle of Forever, Nel Paperback, 1973.

ENEMIES: Some people rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.” - Henry Fielding, 1704-1754. – Completely free exchange and production – so that everyone, prepared to work and think, could earn and spend much more. – JZ, 5.12.08, 2.3.13, 27.7.13. – ENVY, FREE MARKETS, FREE ENTERPRISE, NO MONOPOLIES, NO PROTECTIONISM, FREE TRADE, LAISSEZ FAIRE ECONOMICS – OR ANY OTHER SYSTEM WHICH PEOPLE IN THEIR IGNORANCE OR PREJUDICES STILL WANT FOR THEMSELVES, INSTEAD.

ENEMIES: Speak well of your enemies, Sir, you made them.” - Oren Arnold, 1963. - A. Andrews Quotations, 278.

ENEMIES: Stalin did kill more Russians and other ethnic victims of his regime than Hitler's regime did. Mao killed more Chinese than all enemies of Mao did, in combination. The own government is often the worst enemy, even in democracies and republics. Just look at the tributes they demand annually from you. - JZ, 17.5.99, 22.5.00. - DICTATORSHIPS, PEOPLE, WARS & CIVIL WARS, CAPTIVE NATIONS

ENEMIES: Sun Tzu teaches us that “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence, supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” - Michael Z. Williamson, Freehold, p.335. - FIGHTING, VICTORY, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, DEFENCE, PRISONERS OF WAR TREATMENT, LIBERATION, DESERTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, FRATERNIZATION, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR PRESESENT & FUTURE VOLUNTEERS

ENEMIES: Ten enemies cannot do a man the harm that he does to himself.” - Yiddish Proverb. - The millions of victims in extermination camps - and of other genocidal mass-murder attempts – would not have agreed with this, although, under different circumstances, there is much truth in this saying, too. - JZ, 27.5.00. – DIS.

ENEMIES: The best way to get rid of an enemy: make a friend of him.” - Christian Slogan on Sydney Church, 1960/70. - But libertarians should ponder, more than Christians are likely to do, what this would imply for their practical policies. - J. Z., 3.6.00. - ENEMY TURNED INTO FRIEND

ENEMIES: The Chinese had a proverb in their warlord era that you should always leave your enemy a line of retreat.” - Poul Anderson, To Build a World, GALAXY, June 64, page 63. - ASYLUM, RETREAT, REFUGEES, RATHER THAN UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, WAR AIMS, TOLERANCE, PANARCHIST OPTIONS

ENEMIES: The definition of the enemy should not be left to territorial governments, either. They cannot even get this definition right and with their wrong definitions they begin and maintain mass murderous actions. – JZ, 29.1.11, commenting on The Greatest Threat - ENEMY CONCEPT, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS & WAR

ENEMIES: The enemy is your friend who spurs you into action.” - Kin Hubbard. - (Der Feind ist der Freund, der dich zum Handeln anstachelt.) - Alas, more often to wasteful, destructive and murderous actions rather than productive, creative, liberating and life-saving ones. - The saying applies only somewhat in the sphere of private and peaceful competition. - JZ, 28.5.00. – We do have it now in reading matter, sports, religion, hobbies, crafts, degrees of free enterprise, tourist and entertainment options etc., but still have not applied it to political, economic and social systems, even though only this approach would e.g. eliminate nuclear targets and motives and means and manpower for stockpiling such mass murder devices. – JZ, 5.12.08, 2.3.13. – “The captive peoples – everywhere, are not our enemies but our secret allies.” – Eugene Lyons proved that in at least one of his books. – JZ, 5.12.08. – FRIENDS, COMPETITION, CAPTIVE NATIONS, SUPPRESSED MINORITIES

ENEMIES: The enemy whom you leave alone may soon become your friend. - JZ, 16.10.75. - To turn enemies into friends the first requirement is that you leave them alone, to manage all their own affairs and all those of their voluntary followers as they please. What you offer to any of them, as an alternative, must be never more than an option to be adopted, ignored or rejected by individuals and their free associations. - JZ, 26.5.00. - LEAVING OTHERS ALONE, FREE CHOICE E.G. AMONG XYZ GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE

ENEMIES: The fact that the ‘person’ whose punishment we demand in the case of the enemy is not a person at all, either bad or good, but millions of different persons of varying degrees of badness and goodness, many of them – millions – without any responsibility at all for the crime that angers us, this fact, if faced, would alter the nature of our feelings. We should see that we were confronted by a case of mistaken identity.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.121. – WAR, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY.

ENEMIES: The fatherland, which has crated enemies and dangers for itself, finds it necessary to extol the courage of its children.” – Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.133. - FATHERLAND, NATIONALISM, MOTHERLAND, COURAGE, PROTECTIONISM, IMMIGRATION BARRIERS, FREE TRADE

ENEMIES: the main enemy is at home.” – Karl Liebknecht, quoted Peter Mayer, editor, The Pacifist Conscience, a Pelican Book, paper back, 1966, p.291. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, DICTOCRACY, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM


ENEMIES: The official enemy is often the potential liberator. - JZ, 18.2.90. – Genuine liberators would certainly not bomb the cities of peoples suppressed by a dictatorship. – Churchill, also, was a war criminal in this respect. – How much faster would the Hitler regime have been defeated, and with how many less losses on the English side, if Churchill had made common cause with the freedom loving or at least democratic or republican Germans against this regime? – Did he even try once to get Hitler bombed to pieces? With much less power than he had at his disposal, there were at least 43 German attempts of tyrannicide against Hitler. – It is simply nonsense to assume that before the war and during it most Germans were Nazis and then, the survivors, after the defeat of this regime, turned suddenly and largely into democrats and pacifists. – Hitler’s war efforts relied on taxation, forced labor, conscription, confiscation of insurance funds, censorship and terror. – The Allied played right into his hands by considering and treating Hitler’s victims as fanatic Nazis. – By recognizing governments in exile for all the different groups and ideologies in Germany, he might have dissolved Hitler’s territorial regime fast. – Not even every tenth German was a Nazi. Probably no more than 5 %. The way Germans were treated after WW I had much to do with reaching that small percentage. – Without the monetary despotism of central banking Germany would neither have had the Great Inflation or the Great Depression and without them, the Hitler Regime would never have come to power. And precisely that central banking system still exists in the UK, France, USA, Russia, China and India as well as Japan – and in all other territorial States. To that extent Marxism has won, still, with its Communist Manifesto. – It also led to the growth and persistence of statism in all countries. - JZ, 5.12.08, 27.7.13. - ENEMY OR LIBERATOR?

ENEMIES: THE OWN GOVERNMENT! - Only to the extent that it is a territorial one that does not permit secession from it and exterritorial competition with it by voluntary communities and societies! – Everything about money, government and war has to be re-thought and changed, properly! - JZ, 5.12.08, 2.3.13. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW

ENEMIES: The real enemies are mostly not seen as such. - JZ, 24.4.91.

ENEMIES: The soldiers of America have killed more Americans, twenty times over, than they have foreign foes.” - Elbert Hubbard, The Philistine, Vol. xx, p. 38. - Is that still, somewhat, true today? - JZ, 3.6.00. – And were all those killed by American forces real enemies or, largely, also victims of their governments? – JZ, 2.3.13.

ENEMIES: The worst enemy is not outside the borders but within each nation.” - Romain Rolland, Au-dessus de la meléé, III. – TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP & SUBJUGATION, TAX SLAVERY, EDUCATIONAL & MILITARY SLAVERY

ENEMIES: There are enemies whose enmity is a compliment.” - J. A. Froude, 1818-1894. - A. Andrews Quotations, 155. – To be hated by some kinds of people is an honor! One would not want to be loved by them! – JZ, 5.12.08.

ENEMIES: There are no national enemies or enemy nations. There are only enemies of individuals and individual enemies. - JZ, 6.7.74. - Even between these does their animosity rest mainly upon misunderstandings and errors, which could be avoided, with good will and some systematic efforts, on both sides. - JZ, 26.5.00, 2.3.13. – ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIBERATION, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS

ENEMIES: There are no real and permanent enemies - except a few tyrants and their helpers. Instead, there are only allies and potential or secret allies and some neutrals. - JZ, 19.8.98. - But anyone treated like an enemy will act like one. That is one of the reasons why we must not allow our governments to choose our enemies for us. They would rather consider and treat a victimized people as an enemy than its victimizers. - JZ, 21.5.00. – Are they afraid that the enemy regime might hit back at them, directly, rather than at their victims? – JZ, 2.3.13, 27.7.13.

ENEMIES: there is no enemy anywhere.” - R. A. Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.89. - There is no enemy anywhere.” - Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea, Illuminatus II, 110. - Tell that to the victims of the Lenins, Stalins, Mussolinis, Hitlers, Maos, Idi Amins, Castros etc. - JZ, 3.6.00.There are only unthinking, misled, ignorant or prejudiced people, who, in consequence, act, all too often, as vicious enemies, but they are not born as such and need not remain such and, except in the act of resistance and prevention of murderous actions, they need not be treated as such but could, in many to most cases, be turned from "enemies" either into friends or allies or at least into neutrals. For instance, panarchistic liberty has almost never been openly and consciously offered to them. - JZ, 22.1.02. – TERRORISTS, DESERTION, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS

ENEMIES: There is not a more prudent maxim than to live with one's enemies as if they may one day become one's friends.” - Lord Chesterfield, Letter to his son, Dec. 31, 1757. – Alas, governments put too many soldiers into situations where they have to shoot or be shot themselves. Should any government have such a power? – JZ, 6.12.08. – Soldiers should ponder a program upon which they could agree with the enemy regime’s soldiers, over the heads of their governments. – They would do so if they really loved their families, their countries, freedom, justice and their own lives. – JZ, 17.11.10. – Q., FRATERNIZATION, LIBERATION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, DES., GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WARI & PEACE AIMS

ENEMIES: There is one case in which it would be madness not to give fullest credit to the most deceitful of men, that is, when they make declarations of hostility against us.” - Robert Moss, Freedom & Subversion, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.115. - Compare e.g. how Hitler's threats in his Mein Kampf, were ignored for all too long, as well as those of totalitarian communists and consider the facts of nuclear proliferation among remaining dictatorships and terrorist groups. - JZ, 3.6.00. - TRUST, HOSTILITY, HATRED, INTOLERANCE, THREATS, NUCLEAR WAR THREATS

ENEMIES: Those foreign subjects taxed and ordered about and not even those uniformed, trained, armed and marched against us, ought not to be automatically and collectively considered as "the enemy". Only the aggressive foreign leaders and those who follow them voluntarily are our enemies – and, naturally, our own mis-leaders as well. - JZ, 19.7.87 & 29.5.00, 17.11.10.

ENEMIES: To be secure from oppression by foreign enemies is often less important than to be secure from oppression by the own government. A foreign government can be more of a friend than an enemy, compared with the own government. - JZ, 2.10.85.

ENEMIES: To organize a lynch mob or a riot - to yell, "The Enemy's over there, fellers!" and get a crowd behind you - is still the easiest game on the Planet of the Apes.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.23. , HATREDS, SCAPEGOATS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, RACISM, NATIONALISM, RELIGIOUS FANATICISM

ENEMIES: To some extent territorialist notions and practices turn everybody into an enemy of other people within and without the borders of a territory. That territorialism must, therefore, be broken down. - JZ, 3.6.00. - TERRITORIALISM

ENEMIES: Too many there be to whom a dead enemy smells well.” - Sir Thomas Browne, Christian Morals, Pt. iii, sec. 12. - That would not be so terrible if most of these "enemies" had been real enemies, i.e. powerful decision-makers and war criminals, rather than their innocent victims. Even the uniformed, trained and armed soldiers of a despotic regime are largely victims, never given another choice by us and their “own” despotic government, than to fight us. - JZ, 3.6.00, 27.7.13. – DESERTION, POW TREATMENT, WAR & PEACE AIMS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, MASS FRATERNIZATION, LIBERATION, GOVERNMENTS-IN-EXILE

ENEMIES: Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be your friend.” - Laberious, Fragment, c.45 B.C. - On sensible warfare and on the prevention of war, many of the ancient Romans had more sense than many of the modern warriors and politicians. - JZ, 23.5.00. - FRIENDS, DESERTION, POW'S, SECRET ALLIES, CAPTIVE PEOPLE, RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, DESERTION, REFUGEES, WARFARE METHODS, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, FRATERNIZATION, PEACE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE OPPOSED ARMIES, OVER THE HEADS OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS

ENEMIES: Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show greatness themselves.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in FEE’S THE FREE MAN'S ALMANAC, Feb.1. - Trust politicians and bureaucrats, dictators and tyrants, psychopathic killers and fanatics? - Towards SOME people self-preserving power comes only out of the barrel of a gun! - You can come to trust only those who are not, by their nature, beliefs and actions your true enemies. - With all of them you should conclude a rightful peace, as soon as possible and ally yourself against all the rest. - JZ, 3.6.00. – GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, IN THE REQUIRED DIVERSITY & PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTOMY


ENEMIES: TURNING ENEMIES INTO FRIENDS: Do I not destroy my enemies if I make them my friends?” - Poul Anderson, The Dipteroid Phenomenon, p.83, in: Harry Harrison, editor: Four For the Future, Quartet Books, London, 1974. - Compare: "The best way to defeat an enemy is to turn him into a friend." - Source? (*) - World War I joke on a Jewish recruit. In a last-minute pep talk the Captain had said to his men: Now it will be a fight of man against man. Up spoke little Isaac: Please, Captain! Can you point out my man to me? I am sure that I can come to a better arrangement with him! To change public opinion in this direction still requires a major effort. - Those who laughed then and still laugh about this now, do not notice, that the joke is on them. They paid for it with millions of lives. And they still have not learnt the lesson: Not the government but they should pick their own friends and enemies and have the right to make treaties with their supposed enemies. –  (*) Many years ago I saw it as a large scale sign before a church in Sydney. - JZ, 21.4.00. – TURNING ENEMIES INTO FRIENDS – OR AT LEAST INTO NEUTRALS, JOKES, DES., POW.s

ENEMIES: TURNING ENEMIES INTO FRIENDS: When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends." - Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Unverified. – Was his pacification campaign good enough? He introduced his kind of protectionism and centralized power into a Free Trade area. Alas, this Southern Free Trade area and system had not included freedom for the slaves. – JZ, 2.12.08.

ENEMIES: Understanding the enemy makes it possible to become friends with him. - JZ, 8.10.76. - This applies to individual enemies of individuals. As far as the collectively and government selected and appointed enemies are concerned, one has to distinguish between the real enemy, an enemy regime and its top supporters, and the victims of this regime. These victims are one's potential friends and allies or could at least be turned into neutrals, if one really tried. Then the remaining few real enemies, international war criminals, would require only some limited and rightful police actions, best practised by ideal volunteer militias, to render them harmless. To their victims one could unilaterally offer a rightful separate peace treaty, assuming their consent to it. – (*) Do not expect such solutions to be adopted by territorial politicians and military men. They are only capable of bringing about a total war, not a total peace, in justice and freedom. - JZ, 26.5.00. – (*) Their consent could almost be unanimous, if the peace offer includes panarchistic or polyarchic societies and governances systems of volunteers, as options for individuals. – JZ, 2.3.13. - TURNING ENEMIES INTO FRIENDS – OR T LEAST INTO NEUTRALS, UNILATERAL PEACE OFFERS TO CAPTIVE NATIONS & OTHE MINORITIES, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM AS A COMMON IDEAL FOR THE MOST DIVERSE GROUPS

ENEMIES: War is confined to a few persons and the many are friends. - Plato, The Republic, book 7, sect. 471, tr. Javett. - I wish this were already true for modern warfare. Libertarians could and should work towards reducing total warfare to rightful policing actions against a few war criminals. - JZ, 3.6.00, 17.11.10. – There were at least a few instances in history in which a battle ended by the surrender of the soldiers of one side – as soon as its leader or misleader was slain. Obviously, these military slaves or serfs were not fighting for their own war aims. – JZ, 2.3.13. - DESERTERS, DISSIDENTS, OPPRESSED MINORITIES, JUST WAR & PEACE AIMS, RIGHTFUL WARFARE, LIBERATION WARS, REVOLUTIONARY WARS

ENEMIES: We are already living in a conquered and occupied country: "Our institutions - political, economic, educational, social, and religions, are largely in the hands of the enemy. …" - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.163. - CONQUEST, OCCUPATION

ENEMIES: We are, in effect, at the mercy of our own Pentagons, most of the time.” - Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell, p.94. - DEFENCE

ENEMIES: We do not have war because of our enemies. We have war because of the indifferent ones. - JZ, 14.5.83. - All those who are indifferent to the many causes and factors that make for war. In my ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS 16-18, I listed and shortly described about 500 of them. - It is, perhaps, a record-breaking non-seller. - JZ, 3.6.00. – Free online at: - INDIFFERENCE, LACK OF INTEREST IN THE OWN MAJOR AFFAIRS GOING BEYONG MERE PRIVATE AFFAIRS

ENEMIES: We have met the enemy, and he is us.” - From Walt Kelly's cartoon strip, Pogo. - Quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.32. - By not fully mobilizing all their libertarian ideas, arguments and other resources, in affordable alternative media, libertarians, too, are their own worst enemies. - JZ, 3.6.00. - The military, among others, could take a lesson from little Pogo who once uttered that immortal line, "We have met the enemy and he is us." - Joan Wilke, THE FREEMAN, I/ 1976, p.41. - We have met the enemy and he is ours. … We have met the enemy and he is us. … I have met the enemy and he is me … - W. McFarlane, Country of the Mind, ANALOG 4/75, 124. – Rather, our territorial system and government, still not criticized sufficiently by us, as once the Catholic Church was by Protestants, but still taken all to widely for granted or as just, rational and patriotic, i.e. not recognized as a Warfare State. – JZ, 2.3.13. – At least we should become free to choose our own enemies and allies, instead of leaving that kind of decisions to the politicians as well. – JZ, 8.89.08. – With the popular errors, myths and prejudices in the heads of all too many people we have turned ourselves into enemies of all too many people. Australia is putting asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, refugees from oppression and exploitation, into concentration camps and, ultimately, deports many of them! We have not yet shown a sufficient interest in our own individual rights and liberties and are all too often prejudiced against them! – JZ, 2.12.08.

ENEMIES: We have seen that behind the conception of the enemy as a single person is a falsehood; it is obvious that seventy millions of men, women, and children, of infinitely varying degrees of responsibility, are not a single person. … The amazing rapidity with which we can change sides and causes, and the enemy become the Ally, and the Ally the enemy, in the course of a few weeks, approaches the burlesque.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.118. – ALLIES, ALLIANCE

ENEMIES: We have to be grateful to our enemies. They prevent us from becoming too lazy.” - Wilder. - (Unsern Feinden haben wir viel zu verdanken. Sie verhindern, dass wir uns auf die faule Haut legen.)

ENEMIES: We shall not allow our friends to decide who our enemies shall be.” - President Nyerere, quoted by D.Z., 6/77. - Far less should subjects allow their government to decide for them who their enemy is going to be. - JZ, 3.6.00. – DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

ENEMIES: We should choose our enemies as we choose our friends and lovers: individually, not collectively, territorially or upon command. - JZ, 7.4.99.

ENEMIES: What your enemies could not do to you those who slap your shoulder will achieve.” - Hagelstange. - Compare: "With such friends, who needs enemies?" - Towards enemies one tends to be wary but towards friends one is often not wary enough. - JZ, 28.5.00. - FRIENDS

ENEMIES: when a man takes on an enemy, he takes on the characteristics of the enemy. Seems to work with nations, too.” - Mark Clifton, Remembrance & Reflection, Venture SF, Australian edition, Aug. 65. - One cannot effectively fight totalitarianism or despotism with totalitarian or despotic means. But libertarians and anarchists have so far failed to clarify, even among themselves, what the alternative libertarian policies ought to be. - In desperate situations even the own territorial government might adopt some of these liberating policies against a much worse and aggressive regime. - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENEMIES: When goods do not cross frontiers, armies will.” – Frederic Bastiat. – Japan did much better even under the presently still all too limited Free Trade than it did by its attempts to conquer markets and sources for raw materials. – JZ, 6.12.08. – Japan depended upon international trade. Protectionism deprived its of its markets and thus threatened its survival. In that situation, Japan’s government, not knowing the proper Free Trade reply to this threat, could think of nothing better than trying to conquer markets for itself. With the international clearing certificates which Prof. Edgard Milhaud had advocated in the early thirties, Japan could have everywhere appeared first as a very welcome buyer and would then have to redeem these clearing certificates, which would have been welcomed by the foreign exporters and importers as very useful “foreign exchange”. It would have redeemed them with its export goods and services, upon the return of these international clearing certificates, used as means of payment against it. In this way trade would have been promoted and would obviously have been balanced for all sides trading in this way, in bilateral and multilateral trading. – Here, too, monetary and financial despotism was to blame. – JZ, 2.3.13. – WAR, PEACE, JAPAN, WW II, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, CLEARING OPTIONS AS “FOREIGN EXCHANGE”, EXPORT PROMOTION THROUGH MONETARY & CLEARING FREEDOM, FREE TRADE RATHER THAN CONQUESTS OF MARKETS.

ENEMIES: Who are you at Washington," he queried, "to declare me the enemy of anybody or to declare any nation my enemy?" For the state's control of physical force, Crosby denied its authority to plant the seeds of hatred and brutality in the souls of his subjects.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.333, on Ernest Howard Crosby.

ENEMIES: Who is the enemy? - Alex Comfort, The Power House, 313. - Who can rightfully declare, for you, who your enemy or your friend is? This policy or declaratory power is one of the all too many government monopolies that have remained all too much un-criticized and unquestioned. - JZ, 18.4.00.

ENEMIES: Who is the worst enemy in international crises? The own government is, as a rule, which, like all other governments, pretends to be an expert on these matters and has monopolized all decision-making on war and peace, armament and disarmament, military organization, war and peace aims and has never even bothered to define "enemy" or "aggression" or quite rightful war and peace aims and proclaimed them. Instead, it is either itself armed with anti-people mass murder devices or allied itself with governments possessing such "weapons" and prepared to use them. It uses professional military slaves (conscripts) or mercenaries (professional soldiers). It maintains its Warfare State, e.g. by creating or maintaining artificial barriers against the free movement of people and goods. Moreover, like all other governments, it legally or illegally subdues dissenting minorities. It imposes tributes by taxes and inflation upon its own subjects, sometimes to an almost unbelievable extent. Any country without such a warlike, because territorial, monopolistic, centralized and coercive government, would not have to be afraid of any enemies. Soldiers and officers sent to march against it would rather desert to it, let themselves be taken prisoner or rise than fight against it and would wish to establish similarly free and competing societies in their home countries. - JZ, 22.3.97 & 21.5.00. - DEFENCE, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALITY, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE AS ALLIES, DES., MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, REVOLUTIONARY & VERY DISCRIMINATING WARFARE

ENEMIES: Whoever is not a friend is not necessarily an enemy, either. At least in some important respects he could be a potential ally, more often, and as a rule, he is simply a satisfactory trading partner, indirectly, through the market, one whom we may never come to know, but whose output we buy and use, while he, mostly indirectly, will get something of our output, even when he lives on the other side of this planet. A quite free market would sufficiently interconnect all of us, to mutual advantage, in numerous free and mostly anonymously conducted exchanges, just like we are more and more interconnected e.g. via printed matters, broadcasts, telephones, computers and transport systems. To the extent that globalization represents free and voluntary market relationships it is a good and not a bad thing. But nobody should be forced to accept all its benefits in its sphere. In some respects and at his own risk and expense he should remain free to be still as primitive, isolated or “protectionist” in his life style as he wants to be. By all means, if you want to, retreat into your kinds of retreats from this world, like monks and nuns do. – JZ, 2.4.09, 23.4.09, 2.3.13. – FREE MARKET, FREE EXCHANGE, VOLUNTARISM, GLOBALISM, GLOBALIZATION, RETREATISM, PROTECTIONISM, PANARCHISM, FREE TRADE, ALL VIA INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICES

ENEMIES: Whosoever is selected by others as your "enemy" is, potentially, rather your friend and potential ally or at least a neutral person - and you should regard and treat him as such, as soon as possible and whenever and wherever you can. - JZ, 11.2.73 & 26.5.00.

ENEMIES: Whosoever your government or an enemy government calls your enemy isn't necessarily your enemy. You should not believe in word magic in this sphere, either. - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENEMIES: Why generate more enemies than you need to?” - TXC, reply to Filthy Pierre, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 73, p.9.

ENEMIES: Without fictions, myths, prejudices and wrong premises on who or what is the enemy, most wars would not occur. - JZ, 18.9.88.

ENEMIES: Wouldst thou confound thine Enemy, be good thy self.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1750.

ENEMIES: You can't be sure whether a friend will become an enemy, you can be sure an enemy can become a friend. – D. Z., 27.10.75. - Is it really harder to keep a friend a friend than to turn an enemy into a friend? - JZ, 28.10.75. – FRIENDS, ALLIES

ENEMIES: you created enemies for yourselves, first in your imagination, then in reality.” - Herman Hesse, Zarathustra's Return, 1919.

ENEMIES: You destroy your enemy when you make him your friend." - Source? - Apply this to the conscripted soldiers you are supposed to fight and capture or kill! - JZ, n.d. & 26.5.00.

ENEMIES: Your enemies are your enemies because they shoot at you, and your friends are your enemies because they allow you to be shot at.” - Hans Habe, Walk in Darkness, 129. – One of the great wrongs and absurdities of WW II was that the Western Allies refused to recognize the German Opposition against the Nazi Regime. Instead, the bombed the powerless and terrorized civilians of cities. – Unconditional surrender is not a rightful or peace-promoting war aim. They fought the war as mass murderers and mass destroyers, not as liberators. Thereby they prolonged the war and also suffered unnecessary casualties themselves. Then they continued this lack of discrimination with their nuclear strength policy. Is it really so difficult to distinguish between tyrants and tyrannized people? – JZ, 2.12.08. – AIR RAIDS, UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, LIBERATION, RIGHTFUL WARFARE, DESERTION, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, Q.

ENEMIES: Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind; it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate - and quickly.” - Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long, in Time Enough for Love, p.242.

ENEMIES: Your public enemy is your private friend. - JZ, 14.2.74. – All too often, not always! – JZ, 6.12.08.

ENERGETIC GOVERNMENT: I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. - Thomas Jefferson, 1787, Libertarian Handbook, 1973. - OPPRESSION

ENERGIES, CREATIVE: Release your and their creative energies in every sphere, especially those which are presently preempted by territorial governments. - JZ, 18.7.95, 19.8.95, 22.5.00, 17.11.10.

ENERGY CRISIS: All you need to know about economics is the law of supply and demand. When the supply of something goes down, the price of it will go up. And as the price of gasoline goes up, the consumer at the pump is going to provide the incentive for finding alternative sources." - Michael Badnarik – Monopolists use that law as well, to their advantage and the disadvantage of everyone else. If economic knowledge and judgment were so simple then why do most legislators and rulers still remain so ignorant, prejudiced and in opposition to it? – Why do they suppress laissez faire economics? – Why is it so difficult to enlighten them – or their victims - sufficiently? - JZ, 2.12.08. – The truths on this subject do encounter, almost everywhere and at any time, in every head, at least platoons if not whole battalions of popular errors and prejudices and become overwhelmed or outvoted by them. Their best refutations have not yet been sufficiently collected, ordered and published in a convenient and portable form. – JZ, 29.7.13. - ECONOMICS, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES, SUPPLY & DEMAND, PRICES

ENERGY CRISIS: Certainly, as long as the Sun shines, there's no question of a power shortage. What there is a danger of is an intelligence shortage.” - Arthur C. Clarke, in PLAYBOY interview by Alan Watts.

ENERGY CRISIS: Coming back down to earth - and ignoring the vast potentials of space entirely - now that R. Buckminster Fuller and his associates at the World Game Center recently determined that we are currently using only four-millionth of one percent (0.00000024%) of all available energy on the surface of this planet. That is, 99.99999975 percent of available terrestrial energy is not being employed yet. This is not ideology or philosophy, but simply inventory, and Dr. Fuller insists that it can be demonstrated to anyone who will look at the data in the World Game computers. (See Critical Path, by R. Buckminster Fuller, and Ho-Ping: Food for Everyone, by Medard Gabel.).” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.139. - RESOURCES, OVERPOPULATION THEORY

ENERGY CRISIS: ENERGY SHORTAGE: The federal government has been forecasting an impending energy crisis ever since the dawn of the oil industry -- roughly 1866. In that year the U.S. Revenue Commission warned that the nation may run out of oil at any moment. In 1885 the U.S. Geological Survey forecast no chance of oil's being discovered in California; some ten billion barrels have been pumped from that state since then. By 1914 the U.S. Bureau of Mines was predicting that only 5.7 billion barrels of oil were left; more than 50 billion barrels have been pumped since then. In 1947 the U.S. Department of State warned that 'sufficient oil cannot be found in the United States'; in 1948 more than 4 billion barrels were found - the largest discovery in history up to that point and twice the volume of U.S. consumption. In 1951 the U.S. Department of Interior forecast that oil reserves would last only until 1964." – Source? –  I was amused to read that in England the owners of cars and trucks with Diesel engines have been prosecuted for tax evasion when they bought the less taxed vegetable oil for their motors. Apparently, their motors needed only a slight adjustment for this kind of fuel. When carburetors are using ultrasound to break up fuel into ultra-fine particles then even fuel containing water can be used, e.g. syrup. – However, sugar grains poured into a petrol tank can sabotage an ordinary petrol motor. – JZ, 5.1.08. - OIL RESOURCES, DIS.

ENERGY CRISIS: ENERGY SHORTAGE? Burn DOE.” - Simon Jester Sticker. (Department of Energy.)

ENERGY CRISIS: Energy-control is anti-energy.” - Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule the World, p.21. – So far, all too often, the popular but flawed or false ideas and thoughts do rule the world, rather than the correct ones. – JZ, 6.2.08, 2.3.13, 29.7.13.

ENERGY CRISIS: Energy, it should be pointed out, is an area of government control and influence, and it is becoming an area of relatively decreasing productivity as a result. …” Gary North, THE FREEMAN, August 1974.

ENERGY CRISIS: Everybody is saying we need a better energy source, and I think I know what it is. It's visible all day long, and it makes everything else visible to us. Brian O'Leary and his friends at Princeton have solved all the technical problems involved in bringing its energy down here.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.47 – What seems to be still short is mass storage of energy of excess energy during sunshine for the nights. E.g., water could be split into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen could be pressurized and transported in cylinders. I heard that certain metal sponges and powders can also store large quantities of hydrogen and release it slowly when heated, so that these are suitable to drives cars. Even mere pressurized are has been used for this purpose. – JZ, 29.7.13. - SUN ENERGY

ENERGY CRISIS: Government caused the shortages and blockages, which the President wants to tell us is a crisis. The way to solve the problem is to get government out of regulating, subsidizing, penalizing and meddling with the production, distribution and consumption of energy in this country.” - Alan Bock, quoted in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, Nov. 27, 1977. – Territorial governments, being what they are, are likely to listen only to the most stupid and least informed voices. Like to like associate. – Let the real and as well the imagined victims of territorial governments secede from them! - JZ, 6.12.08. – CRISES CAUSED BY GOVERNMENTS IN THE FIRST PLACE & MADE WORSE BY THEIR MISINFORMED CURE ATTEMPTS.

ENERGY CRISIS: If resources and energy markets were permitted to be even partially free in the years ahead, there is every reason to believe that the real costs of energy would continue to decline over the next 100 years, as it has over the last 100.” - Benjamin A. Rogge, THE FREEMAN, 11/77.

ENERGY CRISIS: Methan release in the Siberian tundra constitutes, potentially, an enormous energy source.” – Max News, email of 11.10.05.

ENERGY CRISIS: Of the total amount of energy radiated out into Space by the sun, less than one thousandth part of one billionth was actually intercepted by the disk of the earth. Nearly half of that was reflected back into space, and of the remainder that actually penetrated to the surface, only a minute fraction was harnessed to any useful purpose.” - James Paul Hogan, The Gentle Giants of Ganymede, p.212. – Is the total sun power harnessed by agriculture & forestry really so small? – JZ, 18.11.10. -  IF we really needed more, giant mirrors in space could catch enough energy – even to fry us. But so far only the military “experts” will think of that kind of usage. They even get the rightful targets wrong, let tyrants live and kill their victims en masse. – JZ, 29.7.13. - SUN POWER

ENERGY CRISIS: return energy to the free market.” - Robert Poole, Jr., REASON, 7/77. - FREE MARKET, ENERGY PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION

ENERGY CRISIS: Save Gas - Ration Politicians.” - Slogan of LP of California, 1973/74.

ENERGY CRISIS: Solving the energy crisis is simple: A problem is best solved when everyone is free to try.” - Leonard E. Read, Vision. – FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

ENERGY CRISIS: The cause of our energy crisis and shortage of fuels is neither geological nor technological. It is political.” – “The only solution to the energy crisis is in a massive program of deregulating and decontrolling industry.” - Eugene Guccione, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, 549. – its industry? – JZ ENERGY SHORTAGE? -

ENERGY CRISIS: There is no better incentive for energy research and development than the profit motive; and there is no surer way of making the energy shortage permanent than to stifle industry by taxes and government regulations. - ACCESS TO ENERGY, quoted in LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 9/75. – ENERGY SHORTAGE

ENERGY CRISIS: There is no real energy shortage, as you have often pointed out in this magazine, but there is a most dreadful and tragic intelligence shortage.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.115.

ENERGY CRISIS: We could satisfy the whole of Australia’s electric power requirements by harnessing the Kimberley tide, with one installation, we could generate six times the total power generated in Australia today by all means. This power source is forever.” – (*) Lang Hancock, Wake Up Australia, E.J. Dwyer (Australia) Pty. Ltd, Sydney, 1970, 55, 88 & 89. – (*) Well, as long as we have the moon circling the Earth. – JZ, 18.11.10. - TIDAL ENERGY


ENERGY: Energy, as centre of the will, creates the miracles of enthusiasm in all times. Everywhere it is the drive of that which we call strength of character and the maintaining force of every great dead.” – Samuel Smiles, retranslated from the German version. - PERSONAL, DRIVE, DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE, ENTHUSIASM

ENERGY: In my opinion energy is the first and only virtue of man.” - Wilhelm von Humboldt. (Meiner Idee nach ist Energie die erste und einzige Tugend des Menschen.) - Many dictators have been very energetic but hardly virtuous. - JZ, 28.5.00. – Many other territorial “leaders” and other criminals with victims have been all too energetic in their wrongful “cause”! – JZ, 6.12.08, 18.11.10. - ENTHUSIASM, INDUSTRY, PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, DETERMINATION

ENERGY: Vast untapped sources of energy exist in every one of us.” - Arthur Gordon, quoted by Leonard E. Read, ABC's for Freedom. – What fractions of all positive knowledge, ideas, talents and physical energies have we fully mobilized so far? – JZ, 6.12.08. – Release all creative energies! – Leonard E. Read. - ZEST, ENTHUSIASM, CONFIDENCE, CREATIVITY, FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

ENGINEER: an engineer is a man who can do for ten shillings what any fool can do for a pound.” - Nevil Shute, Norway, 1954.

ENGINEERING: One man's “magic” is another man's engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.” - Robert Heinlein

ENGLAND: Must we follow England to chaos?” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, 94. - THE WELFARE STATE

ENGLAND: My opinion of the monarchy is that it is one of Britain's few profitable industries.” - J. J. Ray, 12.12.78. - UNITED KINGDOM, BRITAIN, GREAT BRITAIN & ITS MONARCHY

ENGLISH DISEASE: He was one of those men whose combination of energy and brilliance made it impossible for him to live in England and to subject himself to the punitive taxes of envy. -  ‘It’s hard to be a winner, in a society dedicated to the glorification of the losers’, he had told Nicholas, and had moved his whole operation to this taxless haven.” – Wilbur Smith, Hungry as the Sea, Pan Books, 1979, p.250. - WELFARE STATE, EGALITARIANISM, TAXATION, STATE SOCIALISM, WEALTH, CAPITALISM, ENTREPRENEUR, RICHES, TAX HAVEN, REFUGE CAPITAL, FOREIGN INVESTMENTS, ENGLISH SICKNESS

ENGLISH LIBERTIES: Make no mistake about it; the English saved the only knowledge of human rights on earth, when it was lost everywhere else. And England for centuries has been the land of liberties. But a grant of liberties, no matter how extensive, is not full recognition of the fact of individual liberty.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.148. - Another contribution to the myth of the chosen people? - Freedom ideas and practices originated in many different countries. Englishmen combined those of the Roman, French and Anglo-Saxon traditions and they were indebted not only to the ancient Greeks. Ideas know no frontiers or preferred races or nationalities. - JZ, 3.6.00.

ENGLISH LIBERTIES: No taxation without consent and trial by jury "were the two pillars of English liberty (when England had any liberty), and the first principles of the Common Law." - Shiveley's introduction to Lysander Spooner, No Treason VI, Works, I, 5, p. 223. - TAXATION, CONSENT, TRIAL BY JURY, REPRESENTATION

ENGLISH LIBERTIES: The liberties we enjoy today are the survivors of the many liberties won by the struggles and pains of generations of English-speaking people who somehow had resistance to authority in their blood. Their passion for individuality instead of conformity was unique in the world.” - Don Passos, THE FREEMAN, 2/78. – Where did this passion disappear to? Why was this knowledge not sufficiently preserved and defended in print? Why isn’t it even now, with many cheap and powerful alternative media? – JZ, 6.12.08. – So far all individual rights and liberties were never declared together, anywhere and at any time, far less were they ever fully realized. High time that we started with their full and clear declaration and with a suitable organization to protect them. – JZ, 29.7.13. - Q.

ENGLISH SICKNESS: the English sickness, - the prevalence of strikes and general slackness of work in British industry, evidence in our longer delivery dates and difficulties in price competition.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 10/76, p.49. - WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM & UNIONISM, ENGLISH DISEASE, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, EGALITARIANISM, ENVY, CLASS WARFARE NOTIONS

ENGLISHMEN: Not only England but every Englishman is an island.” - Novalis, 1772-1801. - A. Andrews Quotations, 152. – That was a long time ago. How many, in England, do defend individual sovereignty and individual secessionism now? – The state socialist and Welfare State mentality grew because the individualist monetary and financial freedom options were not sufficiently explored and applied. Nor were the panarchist ones. Even Herbert Spencer eliminated the chapter 19 of his “Social Statics”, on “The Right to Ignore the State” from his later editions, without explanation! – The statist myths, errors and prejudices, tens of thousands of them, are still not systematically and sufficiently fought! - JZ, 6.12.08. – DIS., INDIVIDUALISM, ENGLAND, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

ENLIGHTENMENT: A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” - PEP TALK. – Well, a little of its life-span is lost in this effort and all could be lost in trying to lighten hundreds of other candles. Those one enlightens must become induced and enabled to pass on that enlightenment to others, then it could come to spread almost at the speed of a chain reaction. – JZ, 6.12.08. – Especially with the help of computers and the Internet – if they are, finally, sufficiently and systematically used for this purpose. – JZ, 2.3.13. – NEW DRAFT, LIGHT, CANDLE, IDEAS, ALTRUISM, EGOISM

ENLIGHTENMENT: Accelerating the enlightenment process within each individual.” - A friend of Harry Schultz, 10/87. - No doubt, a worthy aim. But mere consultations, lectures and periodicals, as e.g. offered by H. S., are not a sufficient solution for this problem. Nor are a few more libertarian books and think tanks. Nor is the Internet sufficiently enlightening, as yet, on freedom subjects. How can one induce more individuals to want to acquire an accelerated enlightenment and how could one optimally supply such services and by which means, tools and references? Compare my program for a genuinely cultural revolution to accelerate the process of enlightenment. - JZ, 29.5.00. – Set out, largely, in a separate and digitized book manuscript draft, “New Draft”, in the beginning of this year. So far only available from me via an email attachment. – 1246 KBs in RTF, 299 KBs zipped. – We have already achieved extensive electronic collaboration in corporations, according to Robert B. Reich, The Work of Nations, First Vintage Book Edition Feb. 1992, especially chapters 7 & 8. Why don’t we do the same among anarchists and libertarians to make all our truths sufficiently accessible or even known to us and to all others? - JZ, 18.11.10, 2.3.13.

ENLIGHTENMENT: All freedom lovers have to work hard to eliminate their own ignorance, errors, myths and prejudices first, as far as they can, before they have a good chance to get a freedom message across to many others. – Who of us is already sufficiently enlightened and can prove it on every point, by sound references? - JZ, 20.11.81, 3.6.00, 16.12.08. - SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT, Q.

ENLIGHTENMENT: At the roots of most of the troubles of mankind to-day lies a terrible under-nourishment of minds.” - H. G. Wells, The Common Sense of War and Peace. p.95. – In some respects he was a one-man enlightenment machine. But in others, as a statist and even world-state advocate, he was a major contributor to the present conditions by ignoring or condemning many of our freedom options, rights and liberties. - JZ, 3.6.00, 29.7.13. - EDUCATION, THOUGHT, IDEAS, PREJUDICES

ENLIGHTENMENT: Enlighten men, and leave them alone.” - Bastiat, Economic Harmonies, p.134. (Eclairez et laissez-faire.) - LAISSEZ FAIRE

ENLIGHTENMENT: Enlighten people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." - Thomas Jefferson – How fast could that now be done if all electronic options were optimally utilized for this purpose? – JZ, 2.12.08. – Q., NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPAEDIA ETC.

ENLIGHTENMENT: Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s own understanding without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-incurred if its cause is not lack of understanding, but lack of resolution and courage to use it without the guidance of another. The motto of enlightenment is therefore: Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own understanding!” – Immanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment, 1784, Hans Reiss, ed. Kant: Political Writings, 1970 translation, p. 54. - “Sapere aude” (“dare to know”), a tag from the Roman poet Horace. – Another translation: Enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man's inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. SAPERE AUDE! (Dare to know!) "Have courage to use your own reason!" that is the motto of enlightenment.” - Kant, Was ist Aufklaerung? - Version in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Still another version: Enlightenment is the emergence of man out of his self-caused immaturity. Minority is the incapacity to utilize one's own reason without guidance by another.” - Kant. ( Aufklaerung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbstverschuldeten Unmuendigket. Unmuendigkeit ist das Unvermoegen, sich seiners Verstandes ohne Leitung eines anderen zu bedienen.) – A concise English proverbial notion of the same idea: „Think for yourself!“- IMMATURITY, TUTELAGE, DEPENDENCY, SELF-THINKING, EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, PROFESSIONALS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Enlightenment is preferable to coercion.” - W. G. P. 150. – “Coercion is the price for the lack of enlightenment.” – Erika Shaw, 13.1.84. - VS. COERCION

ENLIGHTENMENT: Enlightenment through microfiche or CDs? (1) Microfiched literature, compiled and offered complete on every subject, is one cheap and practical step towards the automation of enlightenment. - JZ, 2.5.83. - It is so cheap and easy a self-publishing option that almost everybody could extensively engage in it, if he wanted to. But, like many other freedom opportunities, this freedom of expression and information option has so far been taken up only by very few who call themselves freedom lovers, libertarians or anarchists. If it were really so cheap and easy, as many people suppose it to be, to offer all books, magazines etc. electronically, then by now such offers should have by far exceeded the print on paper offers and the offers of literature on microfilm. As it is, they still lag far behind. - I do still doubt somewhat that the thousands of libertarian websites do offer between them more pages than does the one-man effort of Libertarian Microfiche Publishing, ca. 500,000 pages, between 1978 & 2000. - JZ, 25.4.00. – - (2) By now my one-man effort of providing libertarian writings at least on microfiche, which ended with PEACE PLANS No. 1779, in 2002 - is probably far exceeded by the combined libertarian electronic offers, many of which are listed on - By now I want to see libertarian CDs with the text equivalents of 3000 books, DVDs with that of 15,000 books and external HDs with that of over 6 million books. The fact that free online or disk offers do promote the sale of the printed and copyrighted texts, in response to our long-established reading habits, has still not sunk into sufficient minds. - Even floppies, offering zipped up to 6 freedom books, could already have been very helpful. What is keeping libertarian text disks from appearing, until the field is covered, the whole backlog and also the current output? The remaining addiction to print on paper or the new addiction to online offers? At least the movie, music, software and games fans have proven themselves to be not as conservative and irrational in their micro-economic thinking, as the libertarians and anarchists have mostly been, so far, in this respect. We do have enormous freedom of expression and freedom of information options – and simply do leave them largely ignored or unused. Nevertheless, we expect our ideas to spread sufficiently. Do we have sufficient excuses or justifications for this omission? - In the meantime, my downloading for McAfee defences requires daily 0.2 to 2 Mbs. Shall we make use of the alternative of whole special freedom libraries on disks only once the daily virus defence download comes amount to 2 or 20 or even more Mbs? (My Apple updates come now to over 100 MBs! – JZ, 29.7.13.) – By now even many websites are bugged. – On a CD, before being duplicated, all the bugs could be eliminated. – How long would the search and downloading effort take, for a whole freedom library, even with the fastest system? – Should not whole electronic freedom libraries become automatically duplicated, on a disc, upon demand? Should not each of us have such a book-sized reference library on his desk? – Would it matter, if it would have to be delivered by snail mail? – Why this endless infighting among anarchists and libertarians, instead of sufficient collaboration on such programs, in the common interest of all? Are we just as wrong and foolish as the intolerant religious sects are? – Do we really fear the possibly better ideas and texts and platforms of others, our competitors in the struggles for more freedom, justice and peace? - JZ, 6.12.08. – Q., NEW DRAFT

ENLIGHTENMENT: Every burned book enlightens the world.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. - If that were quite true then the burning of all books would fully enlighten the world. – Alas, at most it would enlighten it on the great loss it had so suffered. - JZ, 23.11.02. – Think of the unpublished manuscripts accidentally burnt, e.g. with Tucker’s library or intentionally, with the Library of Ulrich von Beckerath, 1943, in an air raid on Berlin. – How many libraries got burnt during WW II alone? How much knowledge got lost through book burnings or the costs and risks of conventional publishing in print on paper? Much of the ancient Chinese and Buddhist literature was burnt! - Not even all of Proudhon’s writings have been published by now, according to two sources. – We do not even know as yet how much is already electronically published. (*) - JZ, 2.12.08. - CENSORSHIP, BOOK BURNINGS, PUBLISHING, CONVENTIONAL & MODERN ALTERNATIVES - (*) - It offers the already long start of such a listing. You should add those titles you know of, at least all those, which you do especially like. – JZ, 18.11.10.

ENLIGHTENMENT: For to enlighten is to deliver.” - Victor Hugo, Deeds & Words. - In other words, enlightenment is a service that enriches the recipient more than the supplier. Alas, all too many wrongly perceive it as an attack on their personal integrity and dignity, i.e., they prefer to identify with errors, myths and prejudices, especially those, which they originated themselves. - Authoritarians, fanatics and true believers are either immune to it or try to suppress it, fearing that others might be infected by reasonable arguments. - JZ, 23.5.00. - LIBERATION

ENLIGHTENMENT: forever look upward and listen; become a receiving set. Truth arises from strange, varied, and unsuspected sources (*) and is revealed exclusively to seekers. "None are so blind as those who will not see." - Again, that bit of wisdom: "There is not enough darkness in the whole world to put out the light of one wee candle." (*) If I succeed in lighting my wee candle from my chosen Teacher - and others do the same - then we multiply the number of Teachers; darkness, having no resistance to light (**), will gradually and surely recede. Enlightenment comes in no other way, but invariably comes if we follow (***) correct method!" - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.154. – We need experimental freedom, too, especially for whole political, economic and social systems, to achieve enlightenment in these spheres. – JZ, 18.11.10. - (*) Why not build a proper market for them? - (**) It is obstructed by the sheer number and interconnectedness of popular errors, myths and prejudices, which tend to overwhelm any of the few truths uttered in one against one or one against many objectors. - This is the main reason why I work towards an Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations. The one produced by FEE is still much too short and ought to be extended at least a hundredfold. Such a work would be expensive and risky to publish on paper and in this format it could hardly be taken along by many to many public discussions. Thus alternative media are advisable for it. - (***) the? - JZ, 3.6.00. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, DIS. ONE TO ONE METHOD

ENLIGHTENMENT: Free spirits are about, all are enlightened, but who is reasonable?” - Konstantin Wecker, Im Namen des Volkes. (Der Freigeist geht um. / Alle sind aufgeklaert, / doch wer weiss Bescheid?) - As already Kant said: “We live in an Age of Enlightenment - but not yet in an Enlightened Age”. - JZ, 26.7.92. – Who said: “Freedom is the possibility to do under all circumstances that what is reasonable!”? - REASON

ENLIGHTENMENT: Give light and the people will find their own way.” - Author unknown, quoted by George Seldes, The Great Quotations.

ENLIGHTENMENT: How long can inherently lost causes now be upheld, either through coercion, stupidity, prejudice, mis-education or legislation? What could effectively undermine them under present conditions? In the absence of many of the most important tools for the acceleration of the process of enlightenment and under what is presently misconceived as "a free market for ideas", we may have to wait further centuries for sufficient enlightenment. - JZ, 12/95, 22.5.00. - PUBLICITY, EDUCATION, THE POLITICAL PROCESS, TERRITORIALISM, LEGALISM, THE PERSISTENCE OF LOST CAUSES & THEIR IMPOSITION UPON ALL, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS, PANARCHISM, MONETARY FREEDOM, MILITIAS, HUMAN RIGHTS, etc.

ENLIGHTENMENT: I have always thanked all my enemies profusely for expanding my horizons.” – Unknown – Alas, in most instances, many people spouting their errors and prejudices against libertarian truths, prevents the spread of these truths and achieve frustration and pessimism in the ones who try to enlighten others. The enlightenment efforts ought to be helped along by efficient tools or machineries or systems or reference resources, by innovation and capital being intelligently and thoroughly applied to this kind of production and distribution, not only that of ordinary consumer goods and services or to the transfer of other capital assets and certificates. – Through sufficient collaboration with other anarchists and libertarians we could come to learn much more. - A genuinely cultural revolution is needed to speed up the process of enlightenment. A few such steps are described in my digitized “New Draft” book, offered free as zipped file coming only to 306 KBs, via an email attachment. – JZ, 29.7.13. -

ENLIGHTENMENT: If one undermines the giant structure of irrationality and does so very quietly then ultimately it must collapse by itself.” - Friedrich der Grosse an Voltaire, 13. August 1775. (Wenn man das Gebaeude der Unvernunft still und geraeuschlos untergraebt, so muss es notwendig von selbst zusammenbrechen.) - By now - and in many countries - we would not have to be quiet about such an attempt but utilize as much publicity as possible, to gather and spread all the best refutations. - JZ, 24.5.00, 29.7.13. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT

ENLIGHTENMENT: If you attack stupidity you attack an entrenched interest with friends in government and every walk of public life, and you will make small progress against it.” - Samuel Marchbanks. – Ultimately, you need individual secessionism and the competition from various panarchies against it. Stupid people, left to their own devices, will lose their powers and further impoverish themselves. – Let the wise or somewhat enlightened people do their own things – and, likewise, all the people, who do think that they are wise. - JZ, 6.12.08, 29.7.13. - STUPIDITY, EDUCATION, ARGUMENTS, GOVERNMENT, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETITION VS. TERRITORIALISM, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

ENLIGHTENMENT: In the light of free market, private ownership, limited government practices with their moral and spiritual antecedents - of which the American people have had a remarkable sampling - how is this possible? I am now beginning to understand. This way of life has been but a flash of enlightenment, as dimly perceived as "Thou shalt not steal." The freedom philosophy, with but a few exceptions, is no better understood than was the commandment against theft of more than thirty centuries ago. No intellectual muscle in either case, no sustaining force. - With few exceptions, the masses of people in this and other "advanced" countries have not correlated the fantastic outburst of creative energy with the practice of freedom.” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.120. - Nor have anarchists and libertarians of our times become aware of the fantastic outburst of creative energy which they might achieve were they to make the fullest use of all affordable and efficient alternative media options, like microfiche, floppy disks and text-only CDs DVDs and external HDDs for all of their own kind of literature, to put it completely, permanently and cheaply in print, in at least one of the alternative media. - Neither have they fully explored the boost to enlightenment, creativity and prosperity that could be achieved through full monetary and financial freedom and through the panarchistic experimentation options. –– At least many libertarian journals have by now all their back issues available digitized online, e.g. THE FREEMAN of FEE. – JZ, 3.6.00, 6.12.08, 2.3.13, 29.7.13.

ENLIGHTENMENT: It is better to light a candle than to spend your life complaining about the dark." – Source? – “It is better to light a candle than to damn the darkness.” - Source? – “Let's light candles of understanding and not just curse the darkness.” - Thomas G. Derrity, 4/72. – Leonard E. Read often spoke and wrote about providing “light towers”. - CANDLE, LIGHT, DARKNESS, ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, COUNT & PUBLISH YOUR BLESSINGS

ENLIGHTENMENT: It is close to impossible to enlighten a bureaucrat, politician or member of government. - JZ, 11.7.98. – Via individual secessionism and panarchies or polyarchies, we could by-pass them all, reduce them to their remaining volunteers and, ultimately, even do away with their positions and powers altogether, just as if they were merely unsatisfactory businessmen, with insufficient customers to keep them in business. – JZ – An encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices could also become a very effective “weapon” against all territorial power-mongers and their voters. – JZ, 2.3.13. - POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, COMPETITION, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, COMPETING OR VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

ENLIGHTENMENT: It may be possible for me to see your light; you cannot insinuate your enlightenment into me or anyone else.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.4.

ENLIGHTENMENT: Many of the required enlightenment tools are still missing. Popular errors and prejudices are so numerous that even academics are mostly unable to shed many, most or all of them. There is still no digital encyclopedia that brings all of them - together with their best refutations - in spite of the fact that gradually but fast it could be compiled on line and then also cheaply reproduced on a large disc. – JZ, on Facebook, comment to Stephen Hicks, Ph.D. - - TOOLS, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Men cannot separate means and enlightenment.” - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah, Berkley Medallion Book, 1969, p.120. - At least with microfilms and some modern electronic media one can largely reduce the financial means required to insignificant amounts. – JZ, 30.9.07, 18.11.10. – Who could not afford an external 1TB HD for A $83?  (The second last 3TBs one I bought cost me only $ 149. The last one only $ 138.) It would need only be filled with anarchist and libertarian texts, probably all of them would fit on it. The scanning can already be done, largely, automatically and so can the duplication of the finished product. (Admittedly, proof-reading is still a laborious chore. But it could be shared out among interested friends. – JZ, 29.7.13.) So, what is holding us back from providing such a service to ourselves and to the world? – A complete freedom library on every desk! With an annual update offered on a CD or DVD or online! - JZ, 18.11.10. - ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, CDs, MICROFICHE, EXTERNAL HDDs FOR A COMPLETE FREEDOM LIBRARY!

ENLIGHTENMENT: Mens sana in corpore sana!" Which is to be the first step? Is it better to enlighten a mind in a sick and undernourished body first, than to cure and then to help developed its mind? Regardless of what others might choose, I will opt as a rule for better minds as the key. - JZ, 3.6.82. But does it have to be either - or? Men have to avoid starvation to be enlightened and their hunger has to be somewhat satiated before they will listen, read and think sufficiently. But we do not have to keep them penned up like captured and helpless animals (also considered dangerous, if released!), in refugee camps, prison camps for illegal immigrants and nation-wide Welfare States, without pondering, researching and learning how to avoid such “welfare” methods for bodies, physical measures only, or those combined with only governmental “education”, which does not inform and liberate their minds and their actions sufficiently. We should, rather, show and demonstrate to them all their self-help options, showing them how they themselves could apply them, e.g. monetary and financial freedom measures and other economic liberties - even if applied initially only among themselves and at their own expense and risk. So far bureaucrats and politicians, in their ignorance, prejudices and power addiction have prevented them from taking such self-help steps, after first seceding from their official "benefactors" and wardens. - The almost thoughtless charitable approach asks e.g., for a $ 1 a day donation for each child in a poor, because still extremely underdeveloped and un-free country, without questioning at all whether a few hours of really free and voluntary child labor could not earn that child more than a dollar a day. Indeed, today, due to numerous restrictions, that possibility remain largely unexamined and thus the restrictions remain and the child could not even earn a dollar a day but is confined to begging, browsing through garbage, child prostitution and crime. But how fast could these restrictions and their subsequent poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance be abolished? The charity promoters, who seem to make much money with their promotions, enough anyhow, to pay for very expensive advertising, never seem to ask themselves such questions. In one of their recent ads they proudly reported that the children got school uniforms. What has that to do with education? And what has government schooling to do with education? - JZ, 2.2.02, 29.7.13. - MEDICINE, HEALTH, WELFARE, REFUGEES, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FULL EMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM, CHARITY, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, CHILD LABOR, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, EDUCATION

ENLIGHTENMENT: Merely take note of your own attitude toward anyone who gives you enlightenment. It is never one of antagonism but, rather, of friendship, affection, love! I have yet to observe an exception.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening, p.138. - If you perceive it as enlightenment, which is not always the case. The own ignorance, prejudices and myths are often as vehemently defended as one's body against attack or “mere” criticism, even if done skillfully and politely. If Read were quite right on this, then a completed and improved SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY and a Refutations Encyclopedia might become a bestseller. - JZ, 3.6.00. (In my current DIS NOTES A to Z have have combined these two aims. – The same could become true for a libertarian Ideas Archive and a complete libertarian library on a disc. Once a breakthrough point is passed, such works could also initiate an enlightening chain reaction. – JZ, 6.12.08, 18.11.10, 29.7.13.

ENLIGHTENMENT: Most of the present human rights advocates are still at so low a level of enlightenment on human rights and territorial governments that they expect their territorial governments or the UN to sufficiently appreciate and define them for them and to be able and willing to defend all genuine human rights for them. Worse still, they expect them to enforce wrongful claims against others, as if they were genuine rights and liberties. We blame the Moloch Cult people, Aztec and Maja rulers for the human sacrifices they engaged in – and yet how do they compare in their numbers with the warlike and peace-time mass murders of e.g. the 20th century, occurring in and between supposedly civilized nations and between them? We blame past ages for their slavery and serfdom – and still tolerate some sexual slavery, and almost general tax slavery and the part-time slavery, of years of schooling, supposed to be genuinely educational, in our time, the kind of slavery that is involved in conscription and the kind of feudalism that is applied in territorialism, treating people as property. – JZ, Sept. 09 & 10.3.12. - SUBJECTS, “CITIZENS”, VOTERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, HUMAN RIGHTS KNOWLEDGE

ENLIGHTENMENT: Nonetheless and more or less, we are all of the masses. And what we see as imperfections in others is little else but a reflection of how far we are from our own potential perfections. So, there may be something to "selling the masses" after all - that is, if each of us correctly identifies the individual seen in the looking glass as apart of the mass and thus an imperfect man. Here is a fact so dimly appreciated it can be classed as secret: Further enlightenment of the man reflected in one's own mirror is the sole means he has of bringing more light to others.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, 56. - Luckily, Read did not merely confine himself to this advice - but published much, even if, mostly, only on paper, through his FEE. - JZ, 3.6.00. – By now at least all of THE FREEMAN is online. – JZ, 18.11.10. – I love it that now one can add a comment to the online edition years to decades after an article was published. – The same is true for reviews for ebooks – and printed books offered by Amazon. – JZ, 29.7.13. INDIVIDUALISM & THE MASSES

ENLIGHTENMENT: Not to enlighten one who can be enlightened is to waste a man; to endeavor to enlighten one who cannot be enlightened is to waste words. The intelligent man wastes neither his man nor his words.” - Confucius, 557-479 B. C., quoted by Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, 25. - INTELLIGENCE, EDUCATION, WASTE, WORDS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Once we have registers of or directories to people able and willing to learn new ideas and likewise registers of people able and willing to produce and teach such ideas and once we have combined them with an archive of all ideas, past and present, intended to promote human progress and thus bring the supply of and demand for ideas and talents together, in a proper market for them, enlightenment will follow, inevitably and fast, almost like a chain reaction. - JZ, 11.2.73 & 3.6.00, 27.7.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT REGISTRY, LIBERTARIAN DIRECTORIES, SEARCH LISTS, PROJECTS LISTS, LIBERTRIAN ENCYLOPEDIAS, LIBRARY ON A DISC

ENLIGHTENMENT: Only awareness of the own ignorance can lead towards enlightenment. - JZ, 21.11.81. - That is the trouble with new ideas and innovations. Those who need them are not yet aware that they do and thus ideas and innovations are hard to transmit. But at least they could and should be transmitted to all who already indicated their interest in them - through an ideas archive and talent registry. - JZ, 3.6.00. - AWARENESS, IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Only the individual who chooses to enlighten himself can experience enlightenment. A truth seeker begins with a spirit of inquiry, a state of wanting-to-know-it-ness. We must infer from this that enlightenment is a taking-from, not an injecting-into, process. From whom? From those, past or present, who have been or are enlightened - in the truth-seeker's judgment.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.128.

ENLIGHTENMENT: Only the spiritlessness of our present depression blinds us to the clear intimations of our reason that in the course of a few generations every little country town could become an Athens, every human being could be gentle in breeding and healthy in body and mind, the whole solid earth man's mine and its uttermost regions its playgrounds.” - H. G. Wells, The Federation of Man, in JOURNALISM & PROPHECY, p.285. – Panarchistically, there could be as many diverse world governments or world federations as volunteers want for themselves. But the more widely voluntarism or panarchism spreads to States, societies and communities, the less will be the drive towards world organizations. They will be found to be largely superfluous. Societies of volunteers, not claiming any territorial monopoly, can and do peacefully coexist. The few totalitarians, terrorists and criminals, still wanting to dominate, exploit or even exterminate others, could be coped with, by mobilizing all libertarian defence and protection options. – JZ, 6.12.08. – That requires much more than a gun in the house. In a confrontation with a police force this would merely amount to suicide and, perhaps, the killing of one’s family as well. – JZ, 29.7.13. - A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ATHENS, WORLD GOVERNMENT, WORLD FEDERATION? TERRORISTS, TOTALITARIANS, FANATICS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Or, most hopefully, the greatest enlightenment might come as teacher and student grow together.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.142. - EDUCATION, TEACHER & PUPIL, GROWTH

ENLIGHTENMENT: Panarchists do not expect full enlightenment to become suddenly wide-spread but sufficient enlightenment to be achieved among at least some volunteers to enable them to go ahead in their own experiments - while at the same time permitting others to stagnate or even go backwards - in their experiments. - JZ, 10.8.87, 23.3.12. - PANARCHISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

ENLIGHTENMENT: Serious but sportive: Our problem is not getting into the fight but into the play. The more players the better!” - FEE motto, 1973. – How many could be attracted into playing in this field by e.g. a comprehensive libertarian projects list, directory, library, bibliography, abstracts and review collection, slogans for liberty file, collection of electronic “argument mapping” attempts, an ever growing libertarian encyclopedia and ideas archive and refutations encyclopedia, an encyclopedia on monetary and financial freedom, one on panarchism, the publication of all drafts towards an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties and similar projects? – JZ, 6.12.08. – DIVISION OF LABOR BETWEEN LIBERTARIANS

ENLIGHTENMENT: The Aim of an Argument ... should not be victory, but progress.” - Joseph Joubert (1754-1824). – If I manage to persuade somebody then he is the actual winner of our debate, for he has then gained some knowledge, while I have merely passed it on. – Free wording of a quote I read a long time ago and do not accurately remember. – JZ, 4.1.08. – ENLIGHTENMENT RATHER THAN VICTORY IN ARGUMENTS, PERSUASION, DISCUSSIONS, DEBATES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, RED., DIS., CONTROVERSIES, DEBATES, ELECTRONIC “ARGUMENT MAPPING” (as described by Paul Monk et al online.)

ENLIGHTENMENT: The blaze of truth and liberty may at first dazzle and bewilder nations which have become half blind in the house of bondage. But let them gaze on, and they will soon be able to bear it. In a few years men learn to reason. The extreme violence of opinions subsides. Hostile theories correct each other. The scattered elements of truth cease to contend, and begin to coalesce. And, at length, a system of justice and order is educed out of the chaos. – Macauley. – At least here he was a bit too optimistic. Without sufficiently developed reference works this process will be all too long delayed. – JZ, 26.11.12. – TRUTH, LIBERTY & BONDAGE PROGRESS, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION

ENLIGHTENMENT: The continuous flashes of enlightenment required to get and keep us enlightened, to keep us from falling back into a predominant darkness, should not be expected to come only out of our own and all too limited creative minds. We, between us, must pay attention to and utilize all of the creative flashes of all others as well. - JZ, 11.11.82, 23.5.00, 18.11.10. – With sufficient record-keeping, use of modern media and division of labor this job is manageable and could even be completed (for the time being) rather fast. – JZ, 18.11.10.

ENLIGHTENMENT: The fastest way to get nowhere is to use violence. The fastest way to get anywhere is enlightenment. - JZ, 22.3.75 & 26.5.00. – However, a quite rightful and voluntary militia for the realization and defence of all genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they are claimed for themselves, by some voluntary communities or minorities, could provide an effective force. So far neither an ideal declaration of these rights nor an ideal militia of this kind do exist – or even a sufficient interest for providing or establishing them. – JZ, 6.12.08. – When will e.g. the UK and USA linguists finally get together and make one English language out of their two divergent ones? E.g. “defense” and “defence”. – JZ, 29.7.13. - VIOLENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA

ENLIGHTENMENT: The maxim to think at all times for oneself - that is enlightenment.” - Kant. (Die Maxime, jederzeit selbst zu denken, ist die Aufklaerung.) - SELF-THINKING, THINK

ENLIGHTENMENT: The true enlightenment is that which teaches man that he is a law for himself, the true culture is that which habituates him to follow his own law without regard to rewards and punishment.” - Jacobi. - (Die wahre Aufklaerung ist diejenige, die den Menschen lehrt, dass er sich selbst ein Gesetz ist; die wahre Kultur ist diejenige, die ihn gewoehnt, diesem Gesetz ohne Ruecksicht auf Belohnung und Strafe zu folgen.) - SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-GOVERNMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

ENLIGHTENMENT: The world cannot endure half-darkness and half-light.” - J. Robert Oppenheimer, JOURNAL OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, Sep. 1956. (*) - Man survived as an animal, primitive and savage for millions of years. But then scientists had not yet supplied him with mass murder devices. - Incomplete enlightenment was the only chance man has had so far, over all his history! Many survived all the dark forces among them. Official and unofficial criminals do not always win for a long time. - Naturally, our chances would be much improved by full enlightenment. - JZ, 3.6.00. – (*) Actually, it does so every day, through its rotation. But the wise should not be in charge of the majority of the fools and the majority of the fools should also be largely left to their own devices. To each the own preferred panarchy. That will obviate many of the mostly vain persuasion attempts. – JZ, 6.12.08, 29.7.13. - NWT

ENLIGHTENMENT: There is too much darkness in this world. Search out and spread the light. - JZ, 6.7.77. – Use all affordable and efficient alternative media for this! – JZ, 6.12.08. – Especially a free market for all libertarian ideas, arguments and refutations and one for all its writings, digitized and reproduced on a single large disc, by now very affordable and portable. – JZ, 29.7.13.

ENLIGHTENMENT: Those of us interested in an improved perception, awareness, consciousness of the freedom philosophy on the part of others have only to increase our own candle power. To the extent that we succeed, to that extent will eyes intent on truth turn to our light.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.130. - Unfortunately, truths do not shine like light in the darkness. Too many errors, prejudices and myths are, instead, wrongly perceived as enlightening. - Truths have not only to be found but to be combined and marketed as such, in special markets, accessible to all who are interested in them. - JZ, 3.6.00. – And the masses of errors, myths, prejudices etc. have to become thoroughly and optimally, i.e., encyclopedically refuted, in a portable but, nevertheless, comprehensive reference-work of this kind, frequently updated or accessible online. - JZ, 6.12.08. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, SELF-EDUCATION, LIGHT TOWER EXAMPLE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS

ENLIGHTENMENT: Those persons who are capable of enlightenment will seek light only from the enlightened. (*) The lesson? Never try to reform another; that is, instead of trying to forcibly draw others towards your view, strive for that perfection which will cause them to do the reaching. There is an infallible guideline in this matter: observe whether others are seeking one's tutorship. If none, there's homework to be done…” - Leonard E. Read, ABCs of Freedom. - Many but not all sought out the light towers of L. E. Read, FEE & THE FREEMAN. Nor did FEE point out all other light towers. The collection and publication of freedom ideas, principles, facts, projects, addresses, arguments etc. should not be left to chance meetings of like-interested people. The free market needs special markets for its establishment. - Compare: "Communication is possible only between equals." If, on some points, you are far ahead of public opinion, then people holding with that opinion will not always seek you out and the others, without an ideas archive, talent registry and proper directory may not ever hear of you. Hayek never heard of some of the monetary freedom writers who coexisted with him in Germany and the one he had heard of, Professor Heinrich Rittershausen, he did fundamentally misunderstand! Apart from this, e.g. most monetary freedom writings are so rare and inaccessible that there is probably no one in the world as yet who managed to put together a complete collection of them. So far there exists not complete freedom library, bibliography, abstracts and review collection, directory, refutations file, ideas archive, talent registry, etc., i.e., the machinery for efficiently researching and publishing liberty options has not yet been completely set up. - Freedom lovers, too, still continue to spread all too many myths, errors and prejudices. – (*) But how will they find them? - JZ, 3.6.00. – Nor have they systematically tried to spread libertarian enlightenment via pushing for experimental freedom for all, including, naturally, the libertarians. Then libertarianism can spread through the greatest attractiveness, not that of its ideas and arguments but that of its practical examples. – JZ, 18.11.10. – NEW DRAFT

ENLIGHTENMENT: TV and the like are, for the most part, entertainment media, and our objective is not entertainment. True, much nonsense can be blended with entertainment because the audience is not viewing, listening, reading for philosophical and ideological enlightenment. With no higher aim than merriment and diversion, the millions can indeed be blown in nonsensical directions.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.147. – Have poems, songs, slogans, “argument maps” and various relevant encyclopedias and directories been as yet sufficiently utilized for the spread of libertarian enlightenment, combined with a complete and cheap electronic freedom library? Have we as yet advocated and tried to introduce full experimental freedom for whole economic, social and political systems? – JZ, 18.11.10. - EDUCATION, MASS MEDIA, FREEDOM OF PRESS, TELEVISION, RADIO & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT AND DIVERSION OPTIONS, MICROFILM & CD PUBLISHING & READING, A GENUINELY CULTURAL REVOLUTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, A MONETARY & FINANCIAL REVOLUTION TO END MASS UNEMPLOYMENT AND INFLATION AS WELLAS INVOLUNTARY POVERTY, Q.

ENLIGHTENMENT: We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.’ - J. W. v. Goethe, 1749-1832. - A. Andrews Quotations, 122. – Was it also Goethe who wrote: “Oh, happy the one who can still hope to be able to cross this ocean of errors. Precisely what one does not know that is needed and what one needs one cannot find.” - (“Oh gluecklich, wer noch hoffen kann, aus diesem Meer des Irrtums aufzutauchen. Was man nicht weiss, das even brauchte man und was man braucht kann man nicht finden.”) – Only in the version retained in my flawed memory and in my rough translation. Such insights and the tragic history of ideas and talents induced my father to propose the Ideas Archive and myself to propose an Encyclopedia of the best Refutations of all significant errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions that are obstacles to progress. – JZ, 6.12.08. SELF-DECEPTION, FRAUD, ERROR, DELUSIONS, PREJUDICES

ENLIGHTENMENT: Wealth is a tool that makes enlightenment easier; it frees us from the obstacles - the slavery - which adversity imposes.” - Leonard E. Read, Who's Listening? p.75. – Powerful electronic enlightenment tools are now within reach of many of the poor as well – but they are still quite insufficiently used for this purpose. – JZ, 18.11.10. – Even while they are already extensively used e.g. for music and movies. – JZ, 29.7.13. - WEALTH

ENLIGHTENMENT: With all the old and new alternative media now accessible and affordable for us, almost all of us could become effective agents for enlightenment and liberty, justice and peace and almost general prosperity, even longevity and space exploration, if only we recognized the potential of at least some of these media and utilized them, individually or cooperatively, in a market- and businesslike way, in a truly scientific effort towards enlightenment and its fruits, with each concentrating on those subjects of highest interest to him. - JZ, 24.2.95, 22.5.00. - ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, MICROFILM, FLOPPIES, CD-ROM, WEBSITES, AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES, PHOTOCOPYING, EXTERNAL HDs.


ENTERPRISE: Enterprise is neither private nor free any longer. It isn't even enterprise any more but just a bureaucratically regulated and exploited activity. - JZ, 26.12.76, 3.3.13. - No wonder that these "employers" and "entrepreneurs" are no longer able or willing to rapidly re-employ millions of unemployed or under-employed. - The imposed dependence on monetary despotism, protectionism, regulations, taxation, subsidies, union despotism and thousands of other kinds of economic interventionism, does turn all seemingly free and private enterprises into un-free public enterprises. - The government just leaves you some illusions and small remnants of liberty, so that you work all the harder for the benefit of the government, much more productively than if you were openly turned into a government employee or "public servant". -  JZ, 26.5.00.

ENTERPRISE: It was not "capitalism" but government intervention, which has been responsible for the recurrent crises of the past. Government has prevented enterprise from equipping itself with the instruments that it required to protect itself against its efforts being misdirected by an unreliable money and that it would be both profitable for the supplier and beneficial to all others to develop.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalisation of Money, 100. - MONETARY DESPOTISM, GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, SOUND MONEY, CAPITALISM & CRISES, CENTRAL BANKING, MONEY MONOPOLY, CAPITALISM, CRISES, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, SALES DIFFICUTLIES, PROTECTIONISM INSTEAD OF FREE TRADE, TAXATION, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, INTERVENTIONIST LEGISLATION IN AN ENDLESS STREAM (One of the few ways, apart from bodies and poverty, in which governments are very “productive”. – JZ, 29.9.13.)

ENTERPRISE: The next great step in freedom will be the separation of State and enterprise.” - Patrick Brooks, in a letter, 1972. - "of the State from the economy" would cover more requirements. - JZ, 30.5.00. – One might also say: reducing all territorial States to mere enterprises, companies or corporations of volunteers, serving only their own voluntary customers with whatever services they want, including insurance and protection services, in free competition with all other such enterprises, none with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 6.12.08, PANARCHISM, ECONOMY & THE STATE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, INTERVENTIONISM

ENTERPRISE: Yet this government never itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if government had not sometimes got in its way.” - Thoreau, Civil Disobedience. – And yet the territorial State does not allow us to secede from it and to compete with the remaining rump government via diverse societies and communities of volunteers, all only exterritorially autonomous. It sits, territorially, like the dragon of the legend, upon the greatest treasure of all, that of all genuine individual rights and liberties, still largely undeclared, unrecognized, unrealized, and also outlawed and put out of our reach. Moreover, we, the anarchists and libertarians, have still not organized an independent militia of volunteers to effectively protect all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 18.11.10, 3.3.13. TERRITORIALISM, MILITIA, GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUCAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

ENTHUSIASM: A flourishing libertarian movement, a lifelong dedication to liberty, can only be grounded on a passion for justice.” - Murray N. Rothbard. – A passion for justice is insufficient – if it is not accompanied by a sufficient clarity of thought and expression. Many charitable people and Welfarists are very passionate about their flawed or incomplete proposals and actions. – JZ, 29.7.13. - PASSION FOR JUSTICE, PERSISTENCE, PATIENCE

ENTHUSIASM: a walking lesson on how to achieve business failure: enthusiasm without judgment." - Nancy Kress, Trinity & other stories, ACE Books, N.Y., 1988, 118. - JUDGMENT, FAILURES

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm alone is not enough. One requires the enthusiasm of an educated spirit.” - Schiller, Über Bürger's Gedichte. (On the poetry of Bürger.) - KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, POETRY, ENLIGHTENMENT, INTEREST IN THE DETAILS INSTEAD OF IN MERE GENERALITIES

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is infectious - and so is the lack of it.” - Calendar proverb. - Are there still many enthusiastic voters about? In Australia we still have compulsory voting. Without it so small numbers would attend that the politicians could not longer claim to have gained a "mandate" but the votes cast. - JZ, 3.6.00. – APATHY, LACK OF INTEREST IN THE OWN MAJOR AFFAIRS, GOING BEYOND THE PRIVATE ONES, MANDATE, CONSENT, COMPULSORY VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, PESSIMISM

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is not like traded herrings, which one can pickle for a few years.” - Goethe, Epigrammatisch: Frisches Ei, gutes Ei. (A fresh egg is a good egg.) – Compare: "Hit the iron while it is hot!"

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is the fire that keeps the metal fluid but reason must give it the mold to pour in. Otherwise the metal becomes formless and useless.“ - Otto von Leixner, Aus meinem Zettelkasten, Nr.1, Beiträge zur Menschenkunde. (The above is my rough translation of: "Begeisterung ist ein Feuer, das die Innenwelt in Fluss erhaelt, aber Vernunft muss ihr die Gussform richten, in die sich das geschmolzene Metall ergiesst, sonst verfliesst alles gehalt- und gestaltlos.“ - JZ) - REASON

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.” - Bulwer-Lytton. - TRUTHS

ENTHUSIASM: Enthusiasm without sufficient knowledge makes for fanaticism.” - JZ, 22.7.86. - KNOWLEDGE

ENTHUSIASM: Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Reformer, lecture, Boston, Jan. 25, 1841. - Seldes. - Without the "some" also in L. E. Read's The Free Man's Almanac.

ENTHUSIASM: For instance, consider how long the Liberty Amendment (abolition of the Income Tax) has been drifting around. Presumably state governments are too busy spending Federal money to give it much time. Altogether, it would seem that a piecemeal approach would not engender the interest or enthusiasm required.” - Charles R. La Dow, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. - That is one thing that turned me off in a publication like the later REASON. I am also turned off from the enthusiastic “activities” of most "activists" with their marches, protests and demonstrations, often more against rights and liberties than for some limited rights and freedom opportunities. I am also turned off from single-issue movements, like those against the census, conscription, fluoridation, compulsory vaccination or in favor of the "single tax" or "proportional representation." I might, temporarily take some interest in such an issue but I could not maintain it for decades. - JZ, 3.6.00. – I favor, instead, the radical all-over approaches like secessionism, panarchism, monetary and financial freedom revolution and comprehensive enlightenment attempts. – JZ, 18.11.10. - PIECEMEAL APPROACHES, GRADUALISM, LIBERTY AMENDMENT

ENTHUSIASM: How I long for a little ordinary enthusiasm.” - Osborne.

ENTHUSIASM: I am convinced that reason, no matter how bright, achieves little if it is not paired with enthusiasm.” - Chamberlain, Grundlagen des 19. Jahrhunderts, Allgemeine Einleitung. – (Foundations of the 19th Century, General Introduction. – My re-translation. – JZ.) - REASON

ENTHUSIASM: It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.” - Balfour, Letter to Mrs. Drew, 1918. - TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICS, DOGMATISTS, DOCTRINARIANS, IDEOLOGUES, UTOPIANS, STATE SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS, NAZIS, LIES & TRUTHS, REFORMERS, LIARS IN A GOOD CAUSE, EXAGGERATIONS, WRONGFUL GENERALIZATIONS, BIAS

ENTHUSIASM: Langour can only be conquered by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be kindled by two things: an ideal which takes the imagination by storm, and a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal in to practice.” - Arnold Toynbee. - And this still requires intelligent, educated and interested listeners and readers, speakers and publishers, with spare time and energy on hand, but, very small financial resources if they make full use of alternative and efficient as well as affordable media. Without enough and lasting enthusiasm an effort to establish e.g. an Ideas Archive, often turns rapidly into resignation and apathy. - JZ, 16.11.96, 22.5.00.

ENTHUSIASM: Many to most people feel a strong need to enthuse themselves for something and engage themselves more or less without reservation, even if only at a football or soccer game, or for a religion or a war. The less thinking is required by the objective the greater is the enthusiasm as a rule. - JZ, 19.3.83. - How can one turn this energy potential towards more worthy objectives? The experimental freedom of panarchism will utilize some of it. Full economic freedom would utilize some more. Once the advantages of cheap alternative media are sufficiently known, then they can also release much creative energies. Perhaps the greatest release will occur after the introduction of full monetary and financial freedom and the abolition everywhere of territorial oppression, wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, terrorism and other crimes with victims, of bureaucracies and of tributes (compulsory taxes) imposed by governments. - JZ, 3.6.00,18.11.10.

ENTHUSIASM: Nothing great gets done without enthusiasm. - D & J. Zube, 21.11.76.

ENTHUSIASM: Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” - Friedrich Hegel. - PASSION

ENTHUSIASM: Only one who bursts with eagerness do I instruct; only one who bubbles with excitement, do I enlighten. If I hold up one corner and a man cannot come back to me with the other three, I do not continue the lesson.” - Confucius. - TEACHING, EDUCATION, LEARNING, PROPAGANDA

ENTHUSIASM: Some people "catch fire" very slowly, comparable to wet wood. They would have to be ignored or inspired again and again. Or one might patiently wait until they are finally "dry behind the ears", perhaps in a century or so. - JZ, 20.9.90. - Concentrating on people of "the Remnant" or on people who, to some extent, are already converted to liberty or on well known opinion-makers, is a much more promising approach. - Part of the activities of an Ideas Archive would consist in presenting the best ideas in their most attractive and inspiring forms. It would also contain search entries for ideas. Moreover, the associated register of talents and people with special interests would likewise provide a ready market for the best ideas. - JZ, 24.5.00.

ENTHUSIASM: Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” - Arnold Glasow, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, Dec. 82. - SUCCESS

ENTHUSIASM: the enthusiasm which lasts is the enthusiasm that comes of justice, right, and reason.” - Erckmann/Chatrian, The Story of a Peasant, I, 375. – Seeing that there is still no complete declaration, embodying all the present knowledge existing somewhere, of all individual rights and liberties, how can one expect much enthusiasm from the all too flawed and incomplete declarations of governments, the UN and some private people? – JZ, 29.7.13. - JUSTICE, RIGHT & REASON

ENTHUSIASM: The passion for freedom is on the rise. Tapping this new spirit, there can be no nobler nor more ambitious task for America to undertake on this day of a new beginning than to help shape a just and peaceful world that is truly humane.” - Jimmy Carter, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1977. - It is quite inhumane to assume that a president, even the best possible president, could rightly and sufficiently represent "America" and act rightly and sufficiently on behalf of ca. 250 million Americans. That is not what the best forms of Americanism are all about. - Is the interest in freedom options really rising? As publisher of much freedom information, although only offered in the microfiche freedom option, I cannot confirm this judgment. Moreover, I found so far as little interest among supposed freedom lovers and students of liberty in their floppy disk and CD-ROM self-publishing options. But when a president tries to hop on such a bandwagon, then he must believe that he could, thereby, gain additional votes. So, perhaps what he said here was not altogether wrong. - JZ, 29.5.00. – But was this passion, for instance, on the rise in him? – JZ, 6.12.08. - PASSION FOR FREEDOM

ENTHUSIASM: The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.” - William McFee. – If we fully utilized, persistently, all the now existing technical means for enlightenment, how long would it take to achieve it and to cope with almost all of the presently still existing major problems? For instance, A 2 TB external HD, the size of a large book, could come to contain over 6 million books, as much as a large State library, and a blank disk costs presently only ca. A $ 700 in retail. The one with 1 TB were already down to A $ 200. – (A$ 83 by Nov. 2010!) ($138 for a 3 TBs one in March 13.) Who, when, where, will simply put all freedom, peace, justice and prosperity writings onto such a disk? Should we allow copyrights laws to prevent such an enlightenment opportunity? – JZ, 2.12.08, 3.3.13. – I was most impressed by a statement that all of the Library of Congress could be offered on a mere 15 TBs. – JZ, 29.9.13. - ANGER, RAGE, KEEPING COOL, SELF-CONTROL, SCANNERS FOR LIBERTY, CD PROJECT

ENTHUSIASM: Thoughtless and ignorant enthusiasm is to be replaced by moral and enlightened enthusiasm. - JZ, 8.9.85.

ENTHUSIASM: To fire the imagination of others your own must be fired up first. To let your fire give off effective heat, it must be properly set up, channeled and aired. If this is done, even a slow combustion stove (oven) can be started with little effort, maintained at low cost and produce an enormous amount of heat when you need it. Short term and thoughtless enthusiasm, without method, determination and persistence, flares up and wastes rapidly, like a straw fire in the open. It is only temporarily good for anything, mostly to look at and amuse oneself. - JZ, 1.6.73, revised 20.11.78 & 3.6.00.

ENTHUSIASM: We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” - Charles Kingsley, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 8/66. - Not just "something". E.g., what READER'S DIGEST offers to a freedom lover is so limited that one can hardly maintain one's interest in it for many decades. But it can offer relaxing reading and some interesting information. But that isn't always enough. - JZ, 3.6.00. - COMFORT, LUXURY, RELAXATION, ENTERTAINMENT, DIVERSIONS VS. SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-EDUCATION, RESEARCH, STUDY, LEARNING, SELF-THINKING, DEVELOPING IDEAS & PROJECTS

ENTHUSIASM: You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. - Enthusiasts are fighters. They have fortitude. They have staying qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis.” - Henry Ford, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 11/84.

ENTHUSIASM: You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.” - Clarence Day, A Wild Polish Hero, The Crow's Nest, 1921.

ENTITLEMENT THEORY: And, what he offers as a simplified version of what he calls the entitlement theory of justice: "From each as they choose, to each as they are chosen." - Nozick.

ENTITLEMENTS: It’s not an entitlement. It’s a giveaway. – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.7. – HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE, BAILOUTS, WELFARE FOR THE POOR & FOR THE RICH, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, PROTECTIONISM

ENTITLEMENTS: People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.426.  - - Rather: exchange, insurance, mutual aid or credit arrangements. – JZ, 3.3.13. - “SOCIAL” RIGHTS & GENUINE OBLIGATIONS, DUTIES, WELFARE STATE

ENTREPRENEURS: A social order based on private control of the means of production cannot work without entrepreneurial action and entrepreneurial profit and, of course, entrepreneurial loss. The elimination of profit, whatever methods may be resorted to for its execution, must transform society into a senseless jumble. It would create poverty for all.” - Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.149. – However, from hierarchical enterprises of bosses we should proceed, as far as possible, towards self-management systems, which mobilize capitalistic incentives in every member of a firm. – JZ, 3.3.13. - & PROFIT & LOSS, PRIVATE PROPERTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, COMPETITION, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTEAD OF THE HIERARCHIES OF BOSSES, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, EXTENSIVE EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR MEMBERS, ON TERMS, WIDE-SPREAD CO-OWNERSHIP, AS DECENTRALIZED AS POSSIBLE, SELF-MANAGEMENT.

ENTREPRENEURS: An entrepreneur contributes the great value of his organizational ability, foresight, and management skill. Because value is not "solely" the product of labor, these abilities are extremely valuable. Profits are his just reward for risking capital in an uncertain and changing world.” - Don Isenberger.– PROFIT – As far as possible profit and ownership incentives should be extended to everyone working in an enterprise. – JZ, 18.11.10. – There are hundreds of different schemes for that. All of them should be self-selected rather than imposed. – JZ, 3.3.13. – I envision someone, who has made a complete collection of all self-management options, perhaps making a living, as a saleman or consultant, by presenting them shortly, to one enterprise after the other, in lectures, each to a meeting of employees of mainly large enterprises, offering them the whole information in a disc and e.g. a plan for the purchase of their enterprise by the employees, in which only the details would have to be filled in, like the total present capital value of the enterprise, the number of employees, the capital per head amount and the lengths of the completion of the purchase contracts, at xyz interest rates and with xyz annual instalment payments, if a loan had to be taken up for the purchase, or if the enterprise in bought on terms. – They could, e.g., purchase the with their own industrial bonds, guaranteed by all the employees of the enterprise and, gradually, redeemed, largely through the additional earnings to be expected when the former employees finally come to work for themselves, as co-owners, perhaps sufficiently subdivided into decentralized production groups, each with their own profit and lost account and making their deals with the other such groups in the enterprise. – Such a transformation could easily increase productivity by 10 to 30%. To loosen up the brain cells of the listeners, the case of City Tool, Ohio, described in old issue of THE FREEMAN, should be mentioned to them. In it the owners had sold the company to a leasing company, which installed coin slot machines to all the large machines of the firm. The employees divided themselves into production teams, sometimes single persons, mostly no more than a dozen or two persons. Accounting was often done by one of the wives of the workers. Foremen disappeared or were self-selected by their team. The average income increased greatly. Advertising and the sales of their products were also undertaken by special teams or by a skeleton staff. This firm was soon very successful. So much, that it was taken over and the new owners, who had, probably, bought it only once they saw its growth and profits, then ended the system, most likely once they discovered its radical nature and were shocked by it. - JZ, 29.7.13. - OWNERSHIP & INCENTIVE SCHEMES GOING FAR BEYOND MERE WAGE & SALARY CONTRACTS.

ENTREPRENEURs: An individual who forecasts future demand for a product or service and arranges a business enterprise to respond to that demand.” - Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.391. – The real job is not to personally profit from a crisis but to end it and prevent its recurrence. – JZ, 6.12.08.

ENTREPRENEURS: Any entrepreneur who is not just an office boy or a public slave - has to break many wrongful laws. - JZ, 17.8.78, 18.11.10. - Legislation and taxes are additional obstacles placed in the way of employers - and then they are taxed and regulated even more in vain attempts to overcome the resulting unemployment. - JZ, 3.6.00, 18.11.10. - EMPLOYERS & UNEMPLOYMENT

ENTREPRENEURS: Apparently, you are not an entrepreneur but an antipreneur. - JZ, n.d. – However, there should be panarchies of and for the volunteers of the various forms of statism that can and should be only practised among and at the risk of these volunteers. They do deserve such practices, until they finally become sick of them as well. – JZ, 6.12.08. - STATE SOCIALISTS, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, UNIONISTS, WORKERS, BOSSES, PANARCHISTIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL & PROPERTY OPTIONS FOR ALL.

ENTREPRENEURS: But in a free society the Consumer is also the Boss. He is in charge. The entrepreneurs may think that they control production, that they are at the helm and steer the ship. Now listen to Mises on the entrepreneur. "A superficial observer would believe that they are supreme. But they are not. They are bound to obey unconditionally the captain's orders. The captain is the consumer. Neither the entrepreneurs nor the farmers nor the capitalists determine what has to be produced. The consumers do that. If a businessman does not strictly obey the orders of the public as they are conveyed to him by the structure of market prices, he suffers losses, he goes bankrupt, and is thus removed from his eminent position at the helm. Other men who did better in satisfying the demand of the consumers will replace him." - William H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 8/76. - In my hobby effort of LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, the consumers have not been in charge for the last 23 years, i.e., right from the beginning. Maybe, and hopefully, one day, they will be. So far they remain still all too uninformed on such options for them. What Mises says applies only to goods and services for which there is already a market waiting, not for innovations that have still to be successfully launched upon their so far merely potential market. The non-action of my potential customers has not yet forced me to stop producing, since I can subsidize my output of libertarian microfiche with very limited means myself, in the hopes of a FUTURE market for the ideas which they contain. The same applies to poets, other writers, artists, musicians and others. They can produce much regardless of whether their potential customers recognize the value of their output and buy it or not. Mass-production and capital-intensive manufacture is another matter. Even Mises did not get it always rights.  Nor did he write most of his master pieces only in response to a great consumer demand for them. - JZ, 27.5.00. – However, by 2002, with issue No.1779, I ended my microfiched PEACE PLANS series, for lack of interest in it among potential customers. – JZ, 18.11.10. – Dependent and subordinated employees in any hierarchically ordered business or employer-employee relationship are not the most efficient business partners but are, all too often, active anti-capitalists with a trade unionist and statist mentality, which leads them to non-productive or even counter-productive “actions” They call them “industrial actions” although they are, really, “anti-industrial actions”, like e.g. strikes. – JZ, 3.3.13, 29.7.13. - CONSUMERS, UNIONS, BOSSES, CLASS WARFARE, INDUSTRIAL WARFARE, STRIKES, LOCKOUTS, WAGE CONTROLS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMSE, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, MISES

ENTREPRENEURS: Capitalists are motivated not chiefly by the desire to consume wealth or indulge their appetites, but by the freedom and power to consummate their entrepreneurial ideas.” - George Gilder – For instance, small entrepreneurs and businessmen do often work harder and longer and also for less than some of their employees earn through them. – Monetary returns are not their only or main incentive. – JZ, 3.3.13. - CAPITALISTS, FINANCIERS, WEALTH, INCENTIVES, PROFIT MOTIVE, BUSINESSMEN

ENTREPRENEURS: Clear the way for entrepreneurs to begin immediately to furnish all necessary and valuable services the public would want.” - ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, 15.10.75. – We need free and competitive enterprises in all spheres so far monopolized by territorial States. – JZ, 3.3.13. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL KINDS OF COMMUNITIES, SOCIETIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS OF VOLUNTEERS.

ENTREPRENEURS: Each word of these passionate denunciations is false. The businessmen are not irresponsible tyrants. It is precisely the necessity of making profits and avoiding losses that gives to the consumer a firm hold over the entrepreneurs and forces them to comply with the wishes of the people. What makes a firm big is its success in best filling the demands of the buyers. If the bigger enterprise did not better serve the people than a smaller one, it would long since have been reduced to smallness.” - Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.134. - Legalized monopolies excluded! – JZ – BUSINESSMEN, FINANCIERS, CAPITALISTS, CONSUMERS, CORPORATIONS, BOSSES

ENTREPRENEURS: Entrepreneurs who satisfy many customers are encouraged by large 'box office receipts'; others register losses and fail. Thus, consumers guide production.” - FEE, Free Market Economics, Syllabus. - GUIDED BY CONSUMERS & THEIR DEMANDS

ENTREPRENEURS: From the foregoing discussion there emerges with clarity the very important distinction which separates the role of the entrepreneur from that of the capitalist. The capitalist role in the production process derives wholly from his ownership of resources. The capitalist is the resource owner who, in return for the promise of interest payments, is willing to permit his resources to be used in economic processes extending over time. The entrepreneur is he who perceives (in a way in which the capitalist himself does not) how these resources can be deployed in a way, which can justify contractual interest payments to prospective investors. It is the entrepreneur, who acquires these resources from the capitalist (at the 'low' price including interest) in order to yield an even higher sales revenue at a later date.” - Israel M. Kirzner, Champions of Freedom, 77. - CAPITALISTS

ENTREPRENEURS: In any real and living economy, every actor is always an entrepreneur and a speculator.” - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, quoted in THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85, 694. - Collective and individual work contracts between employers and employees do not always promote this economic aspect sufficiently. - JZ, 31.7.92. - SPECULATORS, FREE ECONOMY, WORKERS, EMPLOYEES, SELF-MANAGEMENT

ENTREPRENEURS: It was not "capitalism" but government intervention which has been responsible for the recurrent crises of the past. Government has prevented enterprise from equipping itself with the instruments that it required to protect itself against its efforts being misdirected by an unreliable money and that it would be both profitable for the supplier and beneficial to all others to develop.” - Hayek, Denationalisation of Money, 1976, p.100. - CRISES & MONETARY FREEDOM, CAPITALISM

ENTREPRENEURS: The businessman has in his capacity as a businessman only one task: to strive after the highest possible profit. Huge profits are the proof of good service rendered in supplying the consumers. Losses are the proof of blunders committed, of failure to perform satisfactorily the tasks incumbent upon an entrepreneur. (*) The riches of successful entrepreneurs are not the cause of anybody's poverty; it is the consequence of the fact that the consumers are better supplied than they would have been in the absence of the entrepreneur's effort. The penury of millions in the backward countries is not caused by anybody's opulence; it is the correlative of the fact that their country lacks entrepreneurs who have acquired riches. (**) The standard of living of the common man is highest in those countries, which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs. It is to the foremost material interest of everybody that control of the factors of production should be concentrated in the hands of those who know how to utilize them in the most efficient way.” - Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.135. - Here, too, he shows a degree of unwarranted elitism. A worker usually knows more on the management of his own workplace than his highest manager does. Yet the employer-employee relationship does not give him a proprietary or entrepreneurial incentive at least in this limited sphere, within which he would be quite capable, would actually be the only one quite capable. Organization development ought to introduce capitalism, and entrepreneurship into this sphere, as much as possible. There are already many successful examples - and many more theories that deserve to be tried out by those who would be interested in them. – (*) Or due to government interventionism, including that of government privileged trade unions. – (**) JZ: Here, again, he overlooks all too much the effect of the lack of monetary freedom, not only of capital. - JZ, 21.7.84. – SELF-MANAGEMENT SCHEMES

ENTREPRENEURS: The entrepreneur - the man able to combined capital, labor and resources to best satisfy consumers…” - Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Oct. 77, 602. - EMPLOYERS, BOSSES, CAPITALIST, MANAGER, BUSINESSMEN, CONSUMERS

ENTREPRENEURS: The ideas archive and supercomputer system described in PEACE PLANS 20/21 & 183 would bring all worthwhile projects into touch with all available entrepreneurial talents and venture capital, even in the sphere of social reform and individual liberation. It is thus the greatest challenge facing today's entrepreneurs and our very survival may depend upon this challenge being rationally faced, rather soon. - JZ, 21.7.84. - IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT REGISTRY, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT

ENTREPRENEURS: The next great step in freedom will be the separation of State and enterprise.” - Patrick Brooks, in a letter, 1972.

ENTREPRENEURS: There is no reason why capitalist and entrepreneurs should be ashamed of earning profits. It is silly that some people try to defend American capitalism by declaring: "The record of American business is good; profits are not too high."- The function of entrepreneurs is to make profits; high profits are the proof that they have well performed their task of removing maladjustments of production. - Of course, as a rule capitalists and entrepreneurs are not saints excelling in the virtue of self-denial. But neither are their critics saintly. And with all the regard due to the sublime self-effacement of saints, we cannot help stating the fact that the world would be in a rather desolate condition if it were peopled exclusively by men not interested in the pursuit of material well-being.” - Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.146. – All profits earned without fraud, coercion or a legalized monopoly - are rightful, including those earned under self-management schemes. – JZ, 3.3.13. - PROFIT

ENTREPRENEURS: We are now in a situation in which two of every three businessmen are in the depth of despair about the future of Australia. The capitalist free enterprise system depends on risk-taking and growth. People will take risks only if they can look to the future with confidence. Many businessmen who thought they were clever last year in supporting the Labor Party, have come to regret their actions.” - Morris T. Williams, MP for Box Hill, Victoria, VICTORIAN HANSARD No. 6, p.1490, quoted in PROGRESS, 2/75. – Governments and their legalized monopolism and bureaucracy and their avalanches of interventionist and exploitative laws are the greatest destroyers of business confidence and progress. – Their arbitrarily determined bailouts of large firms, whose difficulties governments caused in the first place, cannot make up for all their interventionism towards all firms. - JZ, 3.3.13.

ENTREPRENEURS: Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.” - Thoreau, On Civil Disobedience. – Under panarchism governments, societies and communities would become reduced from territorial, collectivist and coercive monopoly money to mere competing enterprises and corporations, all only for volunteers, none with any territorial powers over competitors. Because of that they would tend to become peaceful, more productive and innovative, also more costsaving and more profitable. – JZ, 6.12.08, 3.3.13. – PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENT, PROGRESS, FREE ENTERPRISE, BUSINESS, BUSINESSMEN, CAPITALISM

ENVIRONMENTALISM: As for environment, we know that it does not make man, that everything depends on what man makes of it, on his attitude towards it.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.123. - Read refers here to Victor E. Frankl, M.D., Ph.D., The Doctor and the Soul, New York, Vintage Books, 1973, p. xxix.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: But, HELL, ALL life has environmental impact, just by virtue of its BEING. Intelligence MANIPULATES its environment, purposefully, instead of the other way around.” - L. Neil Smith, The Venus Belt, p. 210. - LIFE & INTELLIGENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Circumstances are things round about; we are in them, not under them. - W. S. Landor, Imaginary Conversations: Samuel Johnson and John Horne. - CONDITIONS, CIRCUMSTANCES:

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Did You Know: Big Business Dupont is one of the single biggest contributors to Environmental groups. Dupont owned the patent on CFCs. It expired about the time environmental groups got CFCs banned. Dupont owns the patent for the CFC replacements.” - Secrets of the Sentient. – Let us do away with all legalized monopolies, like e.g. patents and copyrights. There are other ways to reward inventors and innovators. Let us publish and discuss all of them, with different panarchies picking and choosing the methods they think to be best. The legal monopolists would then only able to apply their restrictions to the voluntary members of their panarchies. – JZ, 6.12.08. - VESTED INTERESTS

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Did You Know: Environmentalist Predictions in 1974: In ten years, city dwellers will need gas masks to breath. In a decade, America's mighty rivers will have reached the boiling point. In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.” - SECRETS OF THE SENTIENT, EXAGGERATIONS IN A GOOD OR DOUBTFUL CASE

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Did You Know: Environmentalist Predictions in 1974: We have five years in which to preserve any kind of quality in the world. If Present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. About twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.” - SECRETS OF THE SENTIENT

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Ecology is rather like sex - every new generation likes to think they were the first to discover it.” - Michael Allaby. - (Allanby/ Allenby?) - From: THE WORDS OF THE SENTIENT.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Environmentalists don't give a damn about the environment. All they are concerned with is getting more bike paths and Volvos.” - George Carlin.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Genocide by Environmentalists: Before the development of DDT, 200,000,000 people were stricken by Malaria each year, and 2,000,000 died. In Sri Lanka in 1948, there were 2,800,000 cases per year. DDT reduced this to 17 cases per year by 1963. In 1968, after US environmentalists convinced Sri Lankan officials to stop spraying DDT, there were 1,000,000 cases, 2,500,000 in 1969. - SECRETS OF THE SENTIENT - DDT, MALARIA & GENOCIDE

ENVIRONMENTALISM: If heredity were not overwhelmingly more important than environment, you could teach calculus to a horse.” - Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.394. - Horse sense is often not quite enough. - JZ, 24.11.99. - Usually, the controversy is only applied to man. To keep it within this range, one should then ask: Can an idiot or low IQ person be taught calculus? - JZ, 19.4.00. - HEREDITY

ENVIRONMENTALISM: If nothing matters at any given time but the environment, then what are we all? Just a lot of zeros?” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, August 14, p.631. – MAN, HUMAN BEINGS, EARTH FIRST?

ENVIRONMENTALISM: If the outdoors is so swell, how come the homeless aren't more fond of it?” - P. J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores, Picador, 1992, p.193. - ENVIRONMENTALISTS, CONSERVATIONISTS & THE HOMELESS, Q.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Let’s not mince words. Environmentalism and population control, as opposed to humanism, is the purest and most perfectly conceived form of evil misanthropic nihilism ever advocated. It’s so purely evil and anti-human that it’s almost enough to make me believe it originates not with human beings but with either extraterrestrials planning invasion and occupation or supernatural and jealous demons. J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. - GREENIES & POPULATION CONTROLS

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.” - Benjamin Disraeli.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: On the original Earth Day in 1970 - when the world was going to end from overcrowding instead of overheating - the best-selling author of ‘The Population Bomb’, Dr Paul Ehrlich ... predicted that America would have water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980, that hepatitis and dysentery rates in the U.S. would increase by 500 percent due to population density and that the oceans could be as dead as Lake Erie by 1979.” - P. J. O'Rourke.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Remember that the most important thing is not your surroundings, but the intelligence with which you use those surroundings.” - French, submitted by G. Harry Stine, in ANALOG, 3/89, 137.

ENVIRONMENTALISM: the environmental movement is the new home for socialism.” - Limbaugh, See, I told you so, N.Y. Pocket Star Book, 1994, p.74. - STATE SOCIALISM

ENVIRONMENTALISM: The environmentalists seem to believe that if cats gave birth to kittens in a stove, the offspring would be biscuits.” - Abraham Myerson. - And abortionists among themselves believe that their own children are not their own children during their first 9 months of living, while still in their womb. If their inherited environment had not kept the unborn out of sight and easy reach, then, in their ignorance, the parents might kill them off even more often, kill them as unwanted "aliens". We are all the products of these 9 months of inherited environment for our essential growth regulated also by our inherited genes. - JZ, 28.5.00. – HEREDITY, ABORTION

ENVIRONMENTALISM: The threat posed by humans to the natural environment is nothing compared to the threat to humans posed by global environmental policy. – Fred L. Smith (1992) - GREENIES

ENVIRONMENTALISM: The trouble with many environmentalists is that they don't know they're not bugs. – Skye – But they can certain bug productive people. – JZ, 18.11.10. - ENVIRONMENTALISTS

ENVIRONMENTALISM: To each his own political, economic and social environment - at the own expense and risk. No politically designed artificial environments for dissenters and nonconformists, legally and juridically enforced, except for criminals with victims. An ecological balance based upon voluntarism and free actions for all creative and productive individuals, achieving as much tolerance and, thereby, peace and harmony between them as human beings are capable of. - JZ, 28.5.95, 22.5.00, 3.3.13. - PANARCHISM

ENVIRONMENTALISM: Trees absorb the toxic gases of excess carbon dioxide that we release into the atmosphere, and convert it to breathable oxygen. Trees are our ultimate rejuvenators: without them, life on earth as we know it could not exist.” - Anthony Robbins - Did You Know: In reality, over ninety percent of all the earth's oxygen is produced by marine algae [Grolier's Enc]. Trees produce such a small part that life would continue breathing just fine without them. - SECRETS OF THE SENTIENT. – In what proportion do grasses, farm animals, grains and other agricultural products take up carbon dioxide, compared with the intake by trees and marine life forms? – Anyhow, it is quite wrong to assume that carbon dioxide is the main culprit for really observable climate changes. Fluctuations in the output of the Sun’s energy are, probably, many times as influential. - JZ, 18.11.10. - TREES & MARINE ALGAE

ENVIRONMENTALISM: We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, environmental activist, in "DISCOVER", Oct. ‘89

ENVY: Despite the lip serves that we all pay to "merit" as compared to "chance", we are generally much readier to accept inequalities arising from chance than those clearly attributable to merit. The college professor whose colleague wins a sweepstake will envy him but is unlikely to bear him any malice or to feel unjustly treated. Let the colleague receive a trivial raise that makes his salary higher than the professor's own, and the professor is more likely to feel aggrieved. After all, the goddess of chance, as of justice, is blind. The salary raise was a deliberate judgment of relative merit.” - Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.166. - MERIT & CHANCE

ENVY: envy has been made part of the national psyche for the last century.” - Editorial, REASON, 5/77. – STATE SOCIALISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, UNIONS, CLASS WARFARE NOTIONS

ENVY: Envy is an admission of inferiority.” - Victor Hugo, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 12/73, 238. - Rather the denial of an existing inferiority that others have perceived. - JZ, 4.6.00. - Or it is the assertion of equality of merits and services when neither of them are present. – JZ, 3.3.13, 29.7.13. – EGALITARIANISM, EQUALITY NOTIONS

ENVY: Envy is the basis of democracy.” - Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness. - More so of egalitarianism and many other forms of socialism. - JZ, 4.6.00. - DEMOCRACY & SOCIALISM

ENVY: Envy shoots at others but hits yourself.” - Quote from Collins 1977 Desk Calendar.

ENVY: First, of course, is the reality that there have always been and always will be men who aspire to power over others. To make matters worse, the envious nature and absolute morality (JZ:?) of a great many people fuel this yearning for power. People, who desire to see the happiness and success of those more fortunate than they destroyed, or who want to impose their moral standards on their neighbors, are a politician's dream. Along with the other expedient desires of virtually all citizens, these two ugly desires in particular are able to tyrannize peace-loving men through the mechanism of The Vote.” – Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.323. - IMPOSITIONS, POWER, MEDDLING, VOTING, DEMOCRACY

ENVY: He is close to bursting from envy.” - Martial, IX, 98. (Rumpitur invidia. - Er platzt vor Neid.)

ENVY: If you want a donkey, if you want a pot roast, if you want a cleaning lady, don’t bitch about what the people across the street have. Go get your own.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.243. – And see to it that you get all the individual rights and liberties required to become prosperous. – JZ, 3.3.13. - PROSPERITY, PROPERTY, WEALTH, RICHES

ENVY: Insofar as men are influenced by envy or any kind of hatred, one towards another, they are at variance, and are therefore to be feared in proportion, as they are more powerful than their fellows.” - Benedict Spinoza, Ethics. - HATE & EGALITARIANISM

ENVY: It is the common possession of all men of the ignoble and incompetent sort, at all times and everywhere. But it is only under democracy that it is liberated; it is only under a democracy that it becomes the philosophy of the state. - H. L. Mencken - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – EGALITARIANISM, RICHES, WEALTH, POVERTY, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, PROPERTY, PROFIT, STATE SOCIALISM, CLASS WARFARE NOTIONS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TAX THE RICH

ENVY: It never fails to amaze me that so many people fall victim to the politics of envy.  Show them a plan that would give tax credits for anyone who provides food, clothing, or shelter to a poor or homeless person, and instead of sharing your vision of a society where poverty and homelessness have vanished completely, they'll complain that the plan will benefit the rich people who receive the tax credits.  Show them a plan that would make a wide range of choices of high-quality education no longer the exclusive domain of the Beverly Hills set but instead within the easy reach of even the poorest family, and instead of sharing your vision of millions of poor children finally receiving a decent education (and, not incidentally, hundreds of thousands of teachers who are finally empowered to do what they love: teach), and they will complain that some of those Beverly Hills types might take a few of the dollars home with them. - Why should a poor minority child should be refused the chance to learn how to read a good book, just to satisfy an ideology which says s/he can't be helped because it might also benefit the rich?” - Bob Bickford - EGALITARIANISM, FREELOADING

ENVY: Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another.” - Leonard E. Read, Comes the Dawn, summary of ch. XX. - Envy isn't constructive, productive or self-critical enough. - JZ, 27.6.89, 18.11.10.

ENVY: Some might even discern the hand of Providence at work when it appears that, for thus putting the resentment-of-profit motive first, "the envious society" of the U.K. pays a heavy price in forfeited economic growth.” (Schoeck, passim). - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.151.

ENVY: the democratic disease of envy, which was silently permeating it; …” - Alexis de Tocqueville. – DEMOCRACY, ANTI-CAPITALISM MENTALITY, STATE SOCIALISM, POVERTY, RICHES

ENVY: There is no doubt in my mind that envy, covetousness and guilt - plus plain stupidity and ignorance - are of Socialism's essence. Socialism would stall at ground level if it could not inflame these feelings and shortcomings. …” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 7/75. - STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM

ENVY: We are more ready to forgive superiors their mistakes than to recognize their superiority.” - Waggerl. - (Seine Fehler verzeihen wir dem Naechsten lieber als seine Vorzuege.) When it comes to capitalists and businessmen and employers, the egalitarians seem to be all too ready to blame them for their real or imagined mistakes but are quite are unprepared to praise them for their achievements. - JZ, 28.5.00. – And this although even Marx did that in his discussion of the bourgeoisie. – JZ, 29.7.13. - EGALITARIANISM

EPSTEAN'S LAW: Epstean's law, that man tends always to satisfy his needs and desires with the least possible exertion. … (Editorial note: So named by AJN to do honor to a friend of his.) - For forty years now, I have been putting the one question to reformers, planners, single-taxers (one of which I am), socialists, etc., etc., and never got an answer: 'Suppose you got your system all set up, what kind of people can you get to administer it except the kind you've got?' There aint any. That being so, right away you have three unbeatable natural laws eating away your system - Epstean's law, Gresham's law, and the law of diminishing returns - and your scheme goes bust. My wholesome respect for those laws is what has kept me out of every 'movement' to improve society by political action. …" - A. J. Nock, letter to Bernard Iddings Bell, June 25, 1942(?) - In another letter to George P. Bissell, March 19, 1944 he wrote: "The lady is right about finding the formula in Progress and Poverty, but I doubt that George was the first to use it; I rather think Spencer was, but I am not sure. Anyway, it has been common property for a long time, usually under the name of the 'law of parsimony', which always dissatisfied me as being fanciful and more or less misleading; so for the reasons I gave in my citation of it I rechristened it Epstean's Law." - Nock got Gresham's Law wrong and misapplied it in other spheres, too. But that is a long subject, deserving a monograph, one that would deal as well with the misconceptions of all others about Gresham's Law. (Will I ever get around to it to pull all of at least all my own accumulated references on this together?) - The law of diminishing returns does not apply e.g. to the all-over and long-term application of panarchism. While, for a particular panarchy, based upon a false ideology, increasing efforts and expenditures will bring diminishing returns, the returns from panarchies based on true ideas, principles and practices will be increasing and so will their membership and their number. The flawed panarchies and their membership will diminish, the others will prosper and multiply. An increasing population, if economically free, will have the benefits of all innovations and increased division of labor. Its returns, for diminishing individual efforts, in form of hard physical work, will thus also increase. A somewhat greater mental effort is required to use a bulldozer or harvesting machine than a hoe or a spade. - His interpretation of Epstean's Law - to statism, bureaucracy and politics - is also somewhat misleading, at least in the short run: For territorial statism means bureaucracy, politics and taxes, a whole system that is all too costly, risky and inefficient, a system that with maximum exertion produces the least or even negative results. And without the minimum exertion of individual secessionism and voluntarism for exterritorially autonomous communities, this maximum exertion, with maximum costs and manpower, for least results, due to the defects of the territorial and statist system, does go on and on. Nevertheless, this above-mentioned minimum exertion is not yet popular. Nor does Epstean's Law apply fully to the libertarian movement. E.g., with efficient and cheap alternative media like microfiche, floppy disks and CDs freedom lovers could, with minimum efforts, costs and risks, achieve maximum publishing and enlightenment effects – but, alas, they did, so far and mostly, remain rather addicted to media that have not yet proven cheap and efficient enough and have a high risk - after decades to centuries of trying to promote sufficient enlightenment with the conventional media and methods. Another law is proven thereby, that any generalization, even by a great mind like A. J. Nock, is generally wrong. - With these 3 over-simplified "laws" he wanted to make his own job all too easy. More exertion would have brought him closer to some truths. Least exertions do not always bring maximum results, like e.g. complete, cheap and permanent libertarian publishing. Aims are all too often set too low and of many free choices, at least in the short run, not always the best, and most economical ones, are taken up, sufficiently, not even by anarchists and libertarians. - JZ, 25.4.00, 3.3.13. - REFORMERS, SCHEMERS, IDEOLOGUES, UTOPIAS, NEW DRAFT, COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, PUBLISHING ON MICROFILM, ONLINE & ON DISCS

EQUAL FREEDOM: Certainly 'Do as thou wilt is the whole of the law' is correct when looked at properly - in fact, it is a law of nature, not an injunction nor a permission. But it is necessary to remember that it applies to everyone - including lynch mobs. The Universe is what it is, and it never forgives mistakes - not even ignorant ones.” - Robert A. Heinlein. – I prefer sufficient respect for the individual rights and liberties of others to acting arbitrarily and with might, merely according to one’s will or whim. Robbers, rapists and murderers do that, too. Thus it should not be called “the whole of the law”. – JZ, 29.7.13.

EQUAL FREEDOM: Regarding resources offered by nature without labor: land and its treasures, water and air, the equal freedom of all means, essentially, equal rights - unless this has been excluded by voluntary contracts. It means the fundamental denial of every monopoly or oligopoly, or every privilege. - Kurt H. Zube, letter to R. Augstein. - Kurt never owned land or leased it and tried to collect "treasures" from it, although he supposed that he could have done so "without labor". No farmer or gardener, grazier or orchardist would have agreed with him on this. Uncultivated land, land without much labor and capital investment, brings little if any returns - except to hunters and food gatherers, very few per square kilometer. - The supposedly privileged landholders and users have often a lower standard of living than people working in cities, without this "privilege". - JZ, 4.6.00. – Even when they do have to pay a high rent to the landowners. – JZ, 6.12.08. - NATURAL RESOURCES, LAND

EQUAL FREEDOM: Since there are only two possibilities of the behavior of man towards man (two inevitable alternatives), namely either the ruthless enforcement of the own will (*) or the own wishes, as far as the own power suffices, or an agreement on the basis of mutuality (in which, by the way, Proudhon declared this mutuality to be the formula for 'justice') (4), it should be clear for every reasonable man that coming to an understanding is possible only on the basis of equal freedom for all (**) for in the long run no one will agree to the claims of others towards him for superior rights, privileges, monopolies or oligopolies and that they will dominate him in any way. (***) On the other hand, he cannot expect anyone else to submit to his domination.” – [„Da es nur zwei Moeglichkeiten des Verhaltens von Mensch zu Mensch gibt (eine unausweichbare Alternative), naemlich entweder das ruecksichtslose Aufzwingen des eigenen Willens (*) und der eigenen Wuensche, soweit die eigene Macht reicht, oder aber eine Verstaendigung auf Basis der Gegenseitigekit (wobei uebrigens Proudhon diese Gegenseitigkeit als Formel der 'Gerechtigkeit' erklaerte)(4), so duerfte fuer jeden vernuenftigen Menschen klar sein, dass eine Verstaendigung nur auf der Basis der gleichen Freiheit Aller (**) ueberhaupt moeglich ist; denn auf die Dauer wird niemand damit einverstanden sein, das andere ihm gegenueber Vorrechte, Privilegien, Mono- or Oligopole beanspruchen; dass sie ihn in irgendeiner Weise beherrschen wollen. (***) Umgekehrt kann er auch keinem anderen zumuten, dass dieser sich seiner Herrschaft unterwerfen soll.”] - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, No.5. - There is a third option: E.g. the retreatists, the illegals and the underground- and black-market-people do practise it to a large extent towards the taxationists, regulators, controllers etc.: One could simply avoid the others, ignore them, leave them alone, without negotiating with them or coming to any agreement with them. Most people do this, to a large extent, in their daily living, with most other people, most of the time, in most localities. This is a third option, which K.H.Z. Solneman did not sufficiently consider here. Unless he would have argued that these people, by their actions, do already respect the law of equal liberty. But they have not confined themselves to the supposedly only 2 options that S. asserts would exist. - (*) That can be done under all kinds of democratic, republican, representative and majoritarian or public interest pretences, which do not always and fully deserve this description. - (**) Equal freedom for babies and infants, psychopaths, totalitarians, madmen, criminals, territorialists? - (***) Think of the long persistence of territorial statism and of religions, sects and churches! - - Already the ancient Romans had a proverbial formula for justice and equal rights: "Suum cuique." (To each his own!), and there are several mutual tolerance and golden rule formulas that are older still! - JZ, 2.2.02. - LAW OF EQUAL FREEDOM, SOLNEMAN FORMULATION – See also his Manifesto for Freedom & Peace:

EQUAL FREEDOM: There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. – F. A. Hayek - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. EQUALITY & EGALITARIANISM

EQUAL FREEDOM: We have now a rather simple and well functioning standard for the conduct a man to other men, for which we have to thank Mackay's definition of liberty. This, in the social sense, can be nothing else than the equal freedom of all, und which no one can claim for himself and his group a larger degree of liberty, at the expense of anyone else, i.e., taken away from others and this against their will. Whether such a condition exists or is aimed at that can be determined in every concrete case quite simply and without a doubt, while any juggling with ideological notions leads only to endless as well as fruitless arguments. - (Wir haben nun einen recht einfachen und gut funktionierenden Massstab fuer das Verhalten von Mensch zu Mensch, den wir Mackays Definition der Freiheit zu verdanken haben: die kann im sozialen Sinne naemlich nichts anderes sein als die gleiche Freiheit Aller, wobei niemand fuer sich und seine Gruppe ein Mehr an Freiheit beanspruchen darf, das auf Kosten gleicher Freiheit irgendeines anderen geht, diesem also weggenommen wuerde, und zwar gegen den Willen des Betroffenen. Ob ein solcher Zustand besteht oder angestrebt wird, das laesst sich in jedem konkreten Fall einfach und unzweideutig feststellen, waehrend ein Hantieren mit ideologischen Begriffen nur zu ebenso end- wie fruchtlosen Streit fuehrt.) - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, No. 5.. - I still hold that there is nothing new in this formulation by Kurt H. Zube (K. H .Z. Solneman), because in some other wordings it has been stated numerous times by many people. But then all these different wordings on the same subjects may never have been brought together, numbered, reviewed, criticized and properly compared, quite systematically, not only by author and date also for diverging wordings, ideas and opinions. - JZ, 2.2.02. , LAW OF EQUAL FREEDOM, MORALITY, ETHICS, FIRST PRINCIPLE, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, GOLDEN RULE, TOLERANCE, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE

EQUAL LIBERTY: How pleasant it is to be with people to whom the freedom of others is sacred.” - Schiller. - (Wie wohl ist einem bei Menschen, denen die Freiheit des anderen heilig ist.)

EQUAL LIBERTY: If you want to deal with other people there are two ways, Solneman says: (1) Either you use fraud or force or coercion, disregarding the rights and interests of others, acting only to your own advantage or (2) you deal with them by coming to an agreement with them. - The first approach is out for any kind of rational and civilized being. - In the second approach you come to an agreement with them. And here are again only two ways. (A) You want to come to an agreement by getting all the advantages or most of them on your side and disadvantages on the other, making a good bargain for yourself and a bad deal for the other or increasing your own liberty at the expense of the other or giving yourself privileges at the expense of underprivileged beings or (B) you grant him the same liberty that you are willing to achieve for yourself. You operate on the basis of equal liberty and equal rights. - That is a condition of rationally perceived rights and liberties for all. – Source? Probably some publication of the German Mackay Gesellschaft.

EQUAL LIBERTY: It is a great and dangerous error to suppose that all people are equally entitled to liberty.” - John C. Calhoun, 1782-1850. - The cases of babies, infants, madmen and mentally incapacitated people are obvious. The cases of mad rulers are not so clearly seen by most. They can be much more dangerous than wild tigers, as an ancient Indian proverb states. - Conceding equal human rights to vicious criminals and totalitarians can be suicidal. - JZ, 5.7.00. - EQUAL RIGHTS

EQUAL LIBERTY: Libertarians believe in equal liberty, and not absolute liberty. "Absolute liberty" disregards the liberty of others, and is unsocial in character.” - Herbert Spencer. - VS. ABSOLUTE LIBERTY, ARBITRARINESS & POWER SHOULD BE DISTINGUISHED FROM LIBERTY & RIGHTS.

EQUAL LIBERTY: The principle of equal liberty, which implies equal opportunity, will cure all but the insane.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 23. - Equal opportunity means not equal wealth but merely e.g. equal opportunity to acquire or increase wealth. - JZ, 5.6.00. – Or to live under an economic system chosen or established by yourself. – JZ, 18.11.10.

EQUAL LIBERTY: Their demand is for equal liberty, which denies all privileges and permits no other restrictions than those imposed by social conditions. (Or by volunteers upon themselves. – JZ, 18.11.10.) As it is their relation to their fellowmen with which they are concerned, Libertarians seek to promote equal liberty, and not absolute liberty. "Absolute liberty" means that liberty which disregards the liberty of others. Some extreme individualists like Nietzsche believe in it; but absolute liberty, as the word implies, is unsocial, because it is unrelated. If there is an absolute, it is not a social law, for all social laws are relative. Equal liberty is bounded by the like liberty of all.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.13. - NOT ABSOLUTE LIBERTY

EQUAL LIBERTY: There are but two positions from which to choose, equal liberty or unequal liberty. Most persons believe in liberty for themselves, but not for others. Some Christians believe in hell for others, but not for themselves. Libertarians are not like either, for they demand the same liberty for others that they ask for themselves.” - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.13. – Alas, they have not yet, in most cases, come out in favor of Statism for Statists, and Libertarianism only for Libertarians, not only for Libertarianism for Libertarians and for all others. – JZ, 18.11.10.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: This place is an equal opportunity employer … of grossly incompetent nitwits!"- A MAD sticker. - JOKES

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK: The theoretical demand "equal pay for equal work" amounts in practice often to "equal pay for unequal work". - JZ, 19.10.98. - In practice it means mostly: Equal pay for unequal labor. Equal pay for unequal labor is unequal pay for equal labor. - JZ, 25.2.00 & 22.5.00, 18.11.10. – Collective bargaining upon this "principle", or others, will never be a just and efficient substitute for individual wage contracts. - JZ, 22.5.00. - EQUALITY, EGALITARIANISM, WAGES, SALARIES

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK: Who is to judge? Who is not to be free to deny that the mere assertion of equality by one side is true? Should the law, or some bureaucrats trying to enforce it, decide such questions or the market, free contracts, freely determined wages, lastly determined by free consumers and their preferences? Women outnumber men. If all of them preferred female professionals then these professionals would probably earn as much or more. What most of the unionists really want is equal pay for unequal work, under the pretence that it would be equal pay for equal work. Some unionists are absurd enough to demand even pay for the periods in which they were on strike and seem to have quite forgotten that wages have to be earned rather than bureaucratically allocated at the expense of others, out of an imagined "wage fund" or imagined "excess profits". They do also imagine that their labors, all too often interrupted by strikes or systematically slowed down, are worth as much as those of people not going on strike and working to their capacity, beyond the average output of unionists. What they are really after, but, usually, do not dare to admit is: Equal or even higher pay for less work. Thus try to keep out, as far as they can, competition from non-unionists and immigrants, women, children and old people, or they negotiated collectively lesser pay for them, merely because of their sex or age and they have also enforced compulsory retirement. Those upholding such slogans have usually quite insufficient knowledge of and interest in genuine economics and in genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 21.11.95, 18.11.10, 29.7.13. – UNIONS, EGALITARIANISM, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

EQUAL RIGHTS: All men being equal by natural right, none can have any right to encroach on another's equal right.” - Prof. Huxley's summarization of Rousseau's view. - NATURAL RIGHTS, RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

EQUAL RIGHTS: Imposed equal civil rights are worse than self-chosen unequal rights because most people prefer different arrangements for themselves, at least in some respects. - JZ, 27.5.92. - CIVIL RIGHTS, PERSONAL LAW, AUTONOMY & PANARCHISM

EQUAL RIGHTS: It should be obvious that the only way to maximize the freedom of ALL people is to accept the concept of equal rights. The concept of equal rights defines freedom and also sets strict limits to it. It will be argued that this is a contradiction in terms - that freedom means having no limits. Such a concept, however, is impossible. …” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.99.

EQUAL RIGHTS: Men are not born equal; men are born with equal rights.” – Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.32. - NOT EQUALITY

EQUAL RIGHTS: Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment is like trying to kill a fly with a sledge hammer. You don't kill the fly, but you end up breaking the furniture. We cannot reduce women to equality. Equality is a step down for most women.” - Phyllis Schlafly. - EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, FEMINISM, WOMEN'S LIBERATION:

EQUAL RIGHTS: The concept of freedom comes out of the concept of equal rights for ALL people. If all people have an equal right to freedom, then it follows that no person has the right to impose on another's freedom. This is NOT a qualification of the right to freedom - it is an IMPLICATION of it. Anyone who disagrees with this can only opt for a system of unequal rights (that is, privileges) or none at all (that is, the rule of brute force).” –John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p. 99. - FREEDOM

EQUAL RIGHTS: There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. – F. A. Hayek - & LIBERTIES VS. EQUALITY & EGALITARIANISM

EQUAL RIGHTS: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. –The Declaration of Independence – Do a better job in realizing this ideal than the supposed general creator did. – JZ, 3.4.12. - & LIBERTIES, INDEPENDENCE GOING TO INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

EQUAL RIGHTS: What people have always sought is equality of rights before the law. For rights that were not open to all (*) alike would be no rights.” - (Jus enim semper est quaesitium aequabile; neque enim aliter esset jus.) - Cicero, De Officiis, Bk. ii, ch. 12, sec. 42. - (*) Here I would insert: "rational beings". – JZ – Under panarchism the personal laws for different people, voluntarily associated, would be different too, for different panarchies, although the same in each particular panarchy. – JZ, 6.12.08. - EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW RATHER THAN EQUALITY, LAWS, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

EQUAL TIME: Must we, in order "to be fair," give equal time to slavery and liberty? Should we give the case for slavery dignity that we give to liberty? - I side with Hughston McBain: "If the evidence clearly indicates that an idea or policy is untrue or evil, no fair and objective person will voluntarily arrange to have it presented as valid.” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/76. - FAIRNESS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, TOLERANCE OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS, DIS.

EQUALITY: A greater equality than is compatible with liberty is undesirable.” - Benjamin R. Tucker, Catalogue, p.96. - LIBERTY

EQUALITY: a society that puts equality – in the sense of equality of outcome – ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” – Milton Friedman. – Another version by him: A society that puts equality … ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” - Unless it grants all its members the equal right to secede from it and to choose, individually, some alternative community. Then, under panarchism, it will simply shrink away to nothing, i.e., an egalitarian experiment with no participants and only a deterring record. But, sooner or later, some fools will repeat the experiment and they should be free to do so but never authorized to force any dissenter to join them or to remain with them. - JZ, 11.2.02.EQUALITY VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Absolute equality, once attained, immediately begets a discontent with itself and a striving after inequality, and sooner or later leads thereto. Its usual issue, politically, is in Caesarism, veiled or avowed, and economically, in the usurpations of the usurper.” - W. S. Lilly, in 19TH CENTURY OPINION, p.241.

EQUALITY: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. - George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945.

EQUALITY: All men are born equal - but some of them eventually get over it.” - Quoted by Barry Bracken.

EQUALITY: All men are born equal but the tough job is to outgrow it.” - Don Leary.

EQUALITY: All men are born equal.” - Latin proverb. (Omnes pari sorte nascimur.) - All men are born unequal. No two are quite alike, e.g. in their fingerprints and irises. Only in their rights and liberties are they alike. - JZ, 12.7.86 & 23.5.00. – I hold that most individual rights and liberties are meant only for those beings, who are sufficiently moral and rational to comprehend them and apply them in a way that does not infringe the rights and liberties of others. What is liberty of expression, information, assembly, press, migration and free trading to a baby? It still acts upon instincts and so do, towards them, the parents, in most instances. – JZ, 29.7.13.

EQUALITY: All men are created equal - until they prove otherwise.” - Ben Kuroki, NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 4 Nov. 1945.

EQUALITY: All men are created equal.” - Thomas Jefferson. - But most of us get over it! From then on they try to improve themselves, more or less successfully, and try to exceed the achievements of their competitors. Few are proud to be merely equal to others. - JZ, 25.8.88 & 24.5.00.

EQUALITY: All men are created equal” says the American Declaration of Independence. “All men shall be kept equal” says the Socialist.” – Winston Churchill. – EQUALITY OF RIGHTS OR OUTCOMES? AMERICANISM VS. STATE SOCIALISM.

EQUALITY: All men are created unequal.” - Lazarus Long. (Robert Heinlein character) INEQUALITY, UNIQUENESS, DIVERSITY, VARIETY

EQUALITY: All men are differently equal.“ - Ernst R. Hauschka. - (Alle Menschen sind verschieden gleich.) -  Alle Menschen sind gleich darin, dass sie alle verschieden sind. - JZ, 28.5.00. (All men are equal in being all different.) - INEQUALITY, DIVERSITY, VARIETY, MAN

EQUALITY: All men are equal before the law of nature.” - Legal maxim. (Quod ad jus naturale attinet, omnes homines aequales sunt.) – NATURAL LAW

EQUALITY: All men are equal, but some are more equal than others.” - George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1946.

EQUALITY: All men are equal, then, in that all are self-interested.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - SELF-INTEREST, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS

EQUALITY: All men are equal." – “A generally recognized lie.” - Christine Meinecke, 1984.

EQUALITY: All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.” - Victor Cousins, Justice et charite, 1848. – From George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – What protection and  impartiality can the territorial State provide? – JZ, 3.3.13. - EQUAL RIGHTS

EQUALITY: All men may be born equal, but that does not mean identical.” - W.G.P. - Equal only in rights and liberties, if and when they act rationally, responsibly, rightfully, peacefully, tolerantly, non-violently towards others, that is, if they are, by their age and mental state able and willing to do so. - JZ, 4.6.00.

EQUALITY: Although unequal, we must be treated as equals under the rule of law. There is a subtle but important distinction between being equal and being treated as equals.”- Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.48. - This is a problem for territorialists. Under exterritorialism and personal law the people could sort themselves out according to their beliefs or knowledge and would have to suffer only under their own errors, prejudices or wrong assumptions. Egalitarianism only to the egalitarians. Full freedom and rights only to those, who have learnt to appreciate them. “Religious” freedom or freedom of conscience in the social, economic and political spheres as well. Not one law for all but as many different personal laws as different people, all volunteers, want for themselves. – JZ, 5.0.07. - INEQUALITY, EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL LIBERTIES, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW

EQUALITY: Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805-1859. - Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/75, 519. - Another version, from his Democracy in America: “The American people would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” - INEQUALITY, FREEDOM & SLAVERY, FREEDOM, EGALITARIANISM

EQUALITY: An equal has no power over an equal”. (Par in parem imperium non habet.) (On my paper slip I managed to cut off the author! - JZ) – If we take this literally, then no one should have any voting power over the affairs of others, except within communities or societies of volunteers, who agreed on this form of decision-making. – JZ, 18.11.10. – POWER, VOTING, ELECTIONS.

EQUALITY: And certainly it is far too rarely recognised that all those whose living lies in the public sector, and in particular the public welfare sector, are in their demands for the equality of universal, compulsory and monopolistic state services pursuing their own particular sectional interest.” - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.98. - SPECIAL INTERESTS OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

EQUALITY: And it is man's rights that give meaning to the concept of equality. Equality is an ethical-political concept, meaning that by their nature all men possess equal and inalienable rights to life, liberty and property. It measures man's political relationship to other men and to political authority …” - Anne Wortham, THE FREEMAN, 7/75.

EQUALITY: Andrew Carnegie, renowned for both business acumen and philanthropy, was once visited by a prominent socialist. The latter expounded at great length on the injustice of one man's owning such great wealth, and proposed a more equitable distribution of riches acquired through the effort of workers. - Carnegie heard the man out, then asked his secretary to draw up a statement of his assets. At the same time, he checked the figures on world population. After a moment's calculation, he turned to his secretary and said: "Give this gentleman 16 cents. That's his share of my wealth." - Thesaurus of Anecdotes, edited by Edmund Fuller, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 8/77. - DISTRIBUTIONISM, WEALTH, POVERTY, EGALITARIANISM, JOKES

EQUALITY: Any attempt to equalize wealth or income by forced redistribution must only tend to destroy wealth and income. Historically the best would-be equalizers have ever succeeded in doing is to equalize downward. This has even been caustically described as their intention. "Your levelers," said Samuel Johnson in the mid-eighteenth century, "wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear leveling up to themselves." - Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.125. - DISTRIBUTION, REDISTRIBUTION, LEVELING

EQUALITY: Are people really equal? Do you mean that I am as ugly, ignorant and prejudiced as you are or that you are as ugly, ignorant and prejudiced as I am?” - JZ, ca. 1981, 3.3.13. - RED., JOKES

EQUALITY: Artificially created "equality", assumed natural equality, collective bargaining (for what it, in practice, amounts to, is equal pay for unequal labor) and equal individual rights (among all those who are equally interested in them) are 4 very different things. No law can make our inborn differences disappear. Obviously, we all differ from birth, i.e., are all unequal, but, at the same time, we are all unique and in this equal. But some are very different from most other people, far below or above the average, at least in some respects, and thus more unique and more unequal. No one is exactly just an average guy in all respects. All deviate somewhat from the average. Equal pay for what is really unequal work (equal only in they eyes of union functionaries, for their collective contracts) amounts to unequal pay for equal work. Only equal rights and liberties for all sufficiently moral, rational and responsible adults are right and sensible - for all who know them and claim them - and to the extent that they do claim them for themselves. Within their own volunteer communities all are equally free to ignore some rights and restrict others - as much as they like. - JZ, 25.2.00, 22.5.00, 3.3.13.

EQUALITY: Assuming, however, men would really have been created equal, they never want to remain equal in any case.” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. 4, S.20. (Angenommen jedoch, die Menschen wuerden tatsaechlich "gleich geschaffen" worden sein - gleich bleiben wollen sie auf keinen Fall.)

EQUALITY: Because all people are created equal, it is wrong for government to play favourites and bestow advantages on some at the expense of others. The goal is "equal and exact justice for all men, of whatever state or persuasion" - to quote from Jefferson's First Inaugural. - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 6/76, p.360/1. – “All men are created unequal.” - Robert Heinlein. - Not even their fingerprints are the same. Within communities of volunteers their governments can do what their volunteers want them to do, even play favorites - if these volunteers are not committed to egalitarianism. Anyhow, rulers and ruled are always unequal. Concepts and practices of justice will also vary in different personal law communities - but will equally be applied among their members. - JZ, 31.5.00, 29.7.13.

EQUALITY: But those of you who desire equality should remember that to a government you're all taxpayers. I'm not sure that's the sort of equality you want.” - John Laws, John Law's Book of Uncommon Sense, Pan, 1995, p.62. - Curiously, most of the egalitarians are opposed to flat rate taxation or a single poll tax, equal for all. Maybe they do fear that such clear tax burdens might deprive them of too many of their delusions, which make them think that they can benefit at the expense of heavier taxes upon other people. - JZ, 18.4.00. – TAXES, EGALITARIANISM, ENVY, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, TAXING THE RICH? “SOAK THE RICH”? POLL TAX, FLAT RATE TAXATON

EQUALITY: By this means, the political power so passionately demanded by Democracy would be shattered into a number of infinitesimal bits, of which each citizen acquires a single one. What will he do with it, then? How will he employ it? In the result it has undoubtedly been shown that in the attainment of this aim Democracy violates its sacred formula of 'Freedom indissolubly joined with Equality.' It is shown that this apparently equal distribution of ‘freedom’ among all involves the total destruction of equality. Each vote, representing an inconsiderable fragment of power, by itself signifies nothing; an aggregation of votes alone has a relative value. The result may be likened to a general meeting of shareholders in public companies. By themselves individuals are ineffective, but he who controls a number of these fragmentary forces is master of all power, and directs all decisions and dispositions.” - K. P. Pobedonostsev, Reflections of a Russian Statesman. - EQUAL VOTING RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, CHOICE, INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM & INEQUALITY OF THE EQUAL VOTE:

EQUALITY: Choice among laws and legal systems rather than equality of laws or under laws. Diversity under self-chosen laws rather than uniformity under imposed laws. Only exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities could realize this practice of equality in individual sovereignty and individual liberties and rights, to the extent that any group of like-minded volunteers wish to practise them. - JZ, 21.10.93, 18.11.10, 3.3.13. - LAWS, CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

EQUALITY: Club law or trade law? Force and coercion or agreement and exchange? Equal or unequal rights and liberties? - JZ, 28.11.82. - EQUAL LIBERTY, EQUAL RIGHTS OR COERCION TOWARDS EQUAL OUTCOMES? Q.

EQUALITY: Coercively equalized and thus unfree. - JZ, 29.10.92.

EQUALITY: Constitutional equality means every man in Liberty is entitled to go as far in life as his wit, effort and ability will take him: it is equality of opportunity. What we have is the precise opposite. It punishes the hardworking and ambitious and rewards those who are not; it seeks equality of results regardless of individual differences.” - Bill Simon, 1979. - Another version, from the introduction of William E. Simon to Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.14: “Constitutional equality means that every man in liberty is entitled to go as far in life as his wit, effort and ability will take him: it is equality of opportunity. Egalitarianism is the precise opposite. It punishes the hard-working and ambitious and rewards those who are not; it seeks equality of results regardless of individual differences. One of the most serious falsehoods that is being told the American people is that our present system represents the Constitutional vision of equality. They are being duped.”

EQUALITY: Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word; equality. But notice the difference: While democracy seeks equality in Liberty, socialism seeks equality in constraint and servitude.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - There exists all too much State Socialism in all of the present "democracies", already through their territorialism alone, which they all have in common with the worst tyrannies. - JZ, 1.7.00, 3.3.13. -  DEMOCRACY & STATE SOCIALISM

EQUALITY: Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. – Irving Kristol– Or, rather, they are, largely and equally restricted in their individual rights and liberties by avalanches of wrongful laws, so numerous that no one has the time and energy to merely read all of them, even if only once in a long life. Far less could all of them be remembered and respected by all of us. – Thus, and quite inevitably, most of us have to ignore most of them for most of our lives and risk the wrongful consequences by power-addicted and partly power-mad officials. – We are surrounded by them like the first primitive men were surrounded by beasts of prey. All they could do was do their best to avoid them, hiding or running away from them or fighting them with all too primitive weapons. - JZ, 3.3.13. - DEMOCRACY

EQUALITY: Details can be bargained out. You may recall Talleyrand's formula, "an equality of dissatisfaction". The trouble is, the Eleutherians won't settle for it.” - Poul Anderson, Fire Time, p.106.

EQUALITY: Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Calvin Coolidge - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

EQUALITY: Economic decisions made by way of the ballot box can only have one possible outcome: an attempt to "equalize prosperity". Bastiat warned that, no matter how benevolent and generous the original intention, the underlying principle is so vicious that the end result will always be an equalization, but an equalization of poverty, not prosperity. The more schemes, the more arrangements, the more interventions in free exchange, the greater the distortions which will occur, rendering society poorer in net balance.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.223. - As the old saying states: “Only Guy Fawkes entered Parliament with honest intentions.” - The voter is morally right and rational enough only as a producer, competitively producing earnings for himself and as a consumer, in spending his own money for the things he wants, not as a voter, spending, indirectly, other people's money and restricting other people's rights and liberties. - JZ, 29.5.00. – But let all have the equal right to select for themselves the kind of political, economic and social system that they do like most – at their own risk and expense! – JZ, 18.11.10. – The “war on poverty” is a road to poverty, just like the “war on drugs” is the road to a drugged society and the “war on illiteracy” is the road to an officially mis-educated and under-educated society. – JZ, 3.3.13. - VOTING, ECONOMICS & EGALITARIANISM, POLITICS, POLICIES, WELFARE STATE, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITIES, PUBLIC OPINION, DISTRIBUTIONISM, WEALTH & POVERTY, REDISTRIBUTION, BUREAUCRACY, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, DEMOCRACY, CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

EQUALITY: Economic equality is not social liberation. It is precisely this, which all the schools of authoritarian socialism have never understood. In the prison, in the cloister, or in the barracks one finds a fairly high degree of economic equality.” - Rudolf Rocker, Anarchy & Anarcho Syndicalism. - ECONOMIC, EQUAL WAGES, EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY & AUTHORITARIAN SOCIALISM

EQUALITY: Enforced equality assumes that value is objective, that there is one value to an object or to an action. Value is, in reality, subjective. What is a good wage to one person is a low wage to another. What is a high price to one customer is a low price to another. Everyone places different values on everything. And if this is the case, then, how can anyone enforce or strive for one type of equality? If it is subjective, then it is impossible for anyone to agree with another on the true value of full equality. How can anyone strive for equalization of wealth when few can agree on what it is or when they reach it?” - From a leaflet of the Society for Libertarian Life: What About the Poor? - SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY

EQUALITY: Enforced equality makes losers. - JZ, 27.5.92. – Enforced equality causes losses. – JZ, 3.3.13.

EQUALITY: Enthusiasm for equality should actually be viewed as anti-human. It tends to repress the flowering of individual personality and diversity, and indeed, of civilization itself.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Education, Free & Compulsory, p.6. - VS. INDIVIDUALISM & CIVILIZATION

EQUALITY: Equal access to all aspects of life"? - Equal strength, health, beauty, intelligence, artistic or other talents? - Or are they not significant aspects of life? Nothing more than equal rights, within one's individually chosen community, can be sensibly defined as equality. The continuance of life for mankind depends on its ability to discriminate between unequal facts, persons and actions, goods and services. - JZ, 4.4.94.

EQUALITY: Equal liberty is bounded by the like liberty of all.” - Charles T. Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians. - LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Equal rights for all citizens" means, all too often, no rights or less rights for all "aliens" and "foreigners", forced into non-citizenship by territorialism and its armed forces and legal monopolies, restricting their individual rights of free migration and settlement, their right to seek work and engage in any other self-supporting activities and investments - anywhere. - JZ, 17.1.97, 22.5.00.

EQUALITY: Equal rights for cannibals, too? - JZ, 16.11.82. - EQUAL RIGHTS

EQUALITY: Equal wages means unequal pay for equal work or equal pay for unequal work. - JZ, 9.12.80 & 4.6.00. - EQUAL WAGES FOR UNEQUAL WORK?

EQUALITY: Equality and freedom on a spiritual level are natural to man, but the goal of materialistic equality is more apt to lead to slavery than to individual freedom.” - Thomas Frederick O'Connell, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Equality at the beginning one can demand in the name of justice but equality of outcomes only in the name of envy.” - Ruestow. - (Gleichheit am Anfang - Startgleichheit - kann man im Namen der Gerechtigkeit fordern, Gleichheit am Ende nur im Namen des Neides.) - We are all, at our beginnings, starting out equally anyhow, as naked and helpless babies. But we can neither equalize our genetic heritage nor the love, capacities and assets of our parents. By Ruestow's second quoted principle, one might deny the right to inheritance and the right to unequal property among parents. - JZ, 28.5.00, 3.3.13. - OF OPPORTUNITY VS. EQUALITY OF OUTCOMES, ENVY, EGALITARIANISM, REDISTRIBUTIONSIM

EQUALITY: Equality before the law cannot exist until the law recognizes the right of every person to the possessions he has honestly acquired in a free society.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.76. - PROPERTY & LAW

EQUALITY: Equality before the law does not require that people be equal in fact. Being a human being is the only requirement.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.3. – The legal system should also be subject to free individual choice. Egalitarian laws for some, rightfully or wrongfully discriminating laws for others. – JZ, 18.11.10. - BEFORE THE LAW, PERSONAL LAW

EQUALITY: Equality before the law isn't a holy grail, especially when all of us are buried under an avalanche of laws so numerous and long, as well as mostly wrong, that they have become unreadable and unknowable to us. If we spent all of our time to read and study them, we would have hardly any time left to work to support ourselves and to pay taxes to pay the numerous public servants who legally mismanage our lives. Taxpayers and tax consumers, politicians and bureaucrats are hardly equal before the law. Or, how free are citizens to sue politicians for broken promises? - JZ, 21.5.00, 3.3.13. – What we need now most of all is the equal right of everybody to opt out of any of the existing territorial constitutional, legal and juridical systems and to opt for or establish oneself, an alternative system offering a personal law system that is more to one’s liking. – JZ, 18.11.10. – EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW? FREE CHOICE AMONG LAW SYSTEMS, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ONES! INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EQUAL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – BUT UNEQUALLY USED BY MOST.

EQUALITY: Equality before the law means that no person may steal from another person, defame him, defraud him, injure him, or coerce him in any way.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I. - LAW

EQUALITY: Equality can't maintain freedom, order and progress. - JZ, 26.3.80. (Upon the remark on Equality & Eccentricity by Jeffrey St. John.)

EQUALITY: equality cannot be secured by coercion, as coercion is in itself the keenest manifestation of inequality.” - Tolstoy, quoted in ANY TIME NOW, Winter 1998, No. 5, p. 1. - INEQUALITY, COERCION

EQUALITY: Equality homogenizes so that cream does not rise to the top. It puts the eagle in the hen house so that he may no longer soar.” - B. Carter Pittman, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 7/73, 394.

EQUALITY: Equality is about opportunity, not social and financial engineering to achieve an artificial end result. - Alan Turin and Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's photo. The Photo quotes Hayek: There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them different.

EQUALITY: Equality is always the touch stone of justice and both constitute the essence of freedom.” - Johann Gottlieb Seume. - (Gleichheit ist immer der Probestein der Gerechtigkeit, und beide machen das Wesen der Freiheit.) - Equal rights or the absence of privileges and monopolies - would have been a better term here than an unqualified "equality". - JZ, 4.6.00. - FREEDOM & JUSTICE

EQUALITY: Equality is the opium of the people.” - Donald James, The Fall of the Russian Empire, p.74.

EQUALITY: Equality is the passionate leveling cry of the inferior. - JZ, 1.11.78.

EQUALITY: Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.” - Honore de Balzac.

EQUALITY: Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery. - James Fennimore Cooper - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - OF CONDITIONS

EQUALITY: Equality of opportunity is an equal opportunity to prove unequal talents.” - Viscount Samuel Herbert, OM, (Sir Herbert Samuel) 1870-1963, - Bernard Berenson, 1865-1959, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.64. – EQUAL OPPORTUNITY? EGALITARIANISM, JOKES

EQUALITY: Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression. – Dick Feagler - OF RIGHTS, COMPETITION, LIBERTY, CHOICES & OPPORTUNITIES, NOT OF OUTCOMES

EQUALITY: Equality of Rational Beings. Every rational being has the right to equal freedom. Comment: All adult human beings, without regard to sex, race, religion, ideology or membership to any nation, organization, or group, property, birth or any other status, possess equal rights unless or until they prove by certain actions, e.g. offences against the rights of others, that they are not rational. Then they may lose some or all rights or rational beings forever of for a limited period only. - Anyone who has temporarily or permanently lost his reasoning powers is not wronged if he is forced to do what as rational being he would have done on his own initiative, e.g. pay indemnification for damage he has done. - Children are not born with unrestricted and equal rights. They gain them gradually, while growing up, until either by passing a certain age or before, after passing an examination of their reasoning power, they can claim the full rights of rational beings. - From the Human Rights Draft in PEACE PLANS 4 & 61-63. - RIGHTS, RATIONAL BEINGS, CHILDREN, CRIMINALS

EQUALITY: Equality through equal individual sovereignty for all, expressed in the free choice for individuals of personal law systems, within the framework of volunteer communities that are only exterritorially autonomous and can provide for everyone the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams. - JZ, 2.6.00. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE

EQUALITY: equality without liberty means that all are slaves together (as in communist States).” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.642. – Even slavery has its slave masters. But these, too, are somewhat enslaved themselves by the institution of slavery. It imposed upon them the job of trying to control the slaves, beyond the job of practicing their own genuine rights and liberties. “Every leash has two ends.” – JZ, 18.11.10. – EQUAL LIBERTY & EQUAL RIGHTS

EQUALITY: Equality-fascists.” - Name for Social Democrats by Mattias Bengsson.

EQUALITY: Equality, as the term is used in the Declaration of Independence, … means the abolition of privilege - one law for all men alike because all men are one in their essential humanity.” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 6/76, 360. - They may be alike in their essential humanity but not in the laws they like to impose upon themselves and others. Thus the rightful meaning of "one law for all" can only be "one law for all within a voluntary community, i.e. for its “personal law” - and different personal law system for all other volunteer communities in a country and in the world. No territorial law to be imposed upon anyone. The territorial and to that extent totalitarian kind of law is to be abolished altogether. - JZ, 31.5.00, 29.7.13. - JUSTICE, PRIVILEGE, LAW, TOTALITARIANISM, FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES

EQUALITY: Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” - Barry Goldwater.

EQUALITY: Equality, then, can mean nothing more than ruin. It can mean no process of leveling up even to the middle ones, but a general leveling down to a level below the lowest.” - M. H. Mallock, 19TH CENTURY OPINION, November 1889, in M. Goodwin's anthology, page 188.

EQUALITY: Equality! I had always thought that it was the natural fruit of liberty, …” - quoted by W. O. Reichert in: Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.145. - Holterman refers to Proudhon's General Idea of Revolution in the 19th Century, p.95. - THE FRUIT OF LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Everything in the Cosmos - human, or snowflake, or whatever - is unique; things are neither identical or equal; even for a single instant.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p. 54. - If we had enough observational abilities and facilities, then we might find that this applies even at the molecular, atomic and sub-atomic levels. There would at least be positional differences, if not also differences in energy levels, direction of movement, age of particles, spin, and, possibly, in other aspects as well. - JZ, 4.6.00. - INEQUALITY, UNIQUENESS OF ALL PEOPLE & ALL THINGS

EQUALITY: Everything is one form or another of radiant energy, all in motion. Were all atoms equal the world would come to an end. Likewise, were all humans equal humanity would perish.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.54. - VS. DIVERSITY

EQUALITY: expressed in Tocqueville's terms … a way men counterfeit a feeling of dignity through an image of equality.” - Richard Sennett, The Uses of Disorder, p.42. - DIGNITY

EQUALITY: For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies.” - Will & Ariel Durant, quoted in Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.36. - VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: For if individuals were as interchangeable as ants, why should anyone worry about maximising the opportunity for every person to develop … to the fullest extent possible?” - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.98, quoting Rothbard. - & INEQUALITY

EQUALITY: Free people are not equal, and equal people are not free. - Benjamin Franklin – quoted by Anja Hartleb - on Facebook, 17.4.12. - Free man are not equal and equal men are not free.” - Tom Anderson, STRAIGHT TALK, Dec. 29, 1977. - Free men are not equal - equal men are not free.” - Slogan of the Ronald Reagan campaign. – “Free men are not equal, equal men are not free.” - NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, Sep. 76, quoting an American newspaper. - To speak of "equal men" is already misleading. Coercively "equalized" men would be more accurate but it would merely equally disregard their individual differences and preferences. - JZ, 4.6.00.VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Freedom first. Equality last! - JZ, 29.6.91. – If at all. Only the equal rights concept is valid and even it only in a community of volunteers. – JZ, 6.12.08. - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Freedom, says Lenin, is a prejudice of the bourgeois. Equality is a prejudice of the proletariat.” - Sachs. - Already thereby the proletarians are indicating that they are not the equals of the bourgeois and the bourgeois, by their preference for liberty, indicate their superiority over the egalitarian proletarians. - Moreover, bourgeois are prepared to concede equal rights and all economic liberties to proletarians but egalitarian proletarians are not prepared to concede equal rights and liberties to all bourgeois. - If merely the labor of hands could make all people rich, we would all have been rich already millions of years ago. - JZ, 28.5.00. – Even totalitarian - instead of voluntary communism – for those foolish enough to adopt it for themselves. Such fools should even be free to adopt totalitarian communism – as a personal law system for themselves. – They should certainly not be granted any territorial monopoly for their “ideal”. - JZ, 3.3.13. - VS. FREEDOM.

EQUALITY: From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either the one or the other, but not both at the same time.” – Friedrich von Hayek. - The Constitution of Liberty. - Quoted by Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.77. - I think that equality in basic rights, if one desires them for oneself, is much more rightful and important than equality before the law. The law may be quite wrong but equally applied to all. - Everyone has the equal right to the kind of government or society or community that he prefers for himself, and this without being entitled to an exclusive territory for it, except the real estate rightly owned by the members. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - INEQUALITY

EQUALITY: General equality is a more common ideal, though it too must be qualified. A criminal and an innocent man should not be treated equally, nor an adult and a child.” - Theodore Calm (Colm, Calus, Colus? - Yes, sometimes I can't read my own handwriting! - JZ): Forced Integration, 13.

EQUALITY: God created us all equal. He just didn’t insist we stay that way.” – From a NISSAN advertisement in GOOD WEEKEND, 30.9.06.

EQUALITY: Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law. – Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Many to most of the population are equally victimized under territorial legislation. – JZ, 6.4.12. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, LEGISLATION

EQUALITY: Grachus Babeuf's "equality of penal servitude". - Isaih Berlin, Russian Thinkers, on Herzen & Bakunin.

EQUALITY: Grains of sand and drops of water are largely equal. Does THAT make them valuable? - JZ, 3.3.86.

EQUALITY: He who seeks equality between unequals seeks an absurdity.” - Spinoza. - INEQUALITY

EQUALITY: I have no respect for the passion for equality, which seems to me merely idealized envy.” - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - In another version it says: "idealizing envy"! - E.g. in Hazlitt: The Conquest of Poverty, p.125. - - ENVY, STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM

EQUALITY: I have respects for the rights of the top dog and no use for the foolish doctrine of equality between the active and the idle, the intelligent and the dull, the frugal and the improvident.” - Sir Robert Menzies, n.d. - Quoted in LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 4/78.

EQUALITY: I'm just average, common too / I'm just like him, the same as you, / I'm everybody's brother and son, / I ain't no different from anyone. / Ain't no use to talk to me, / I'ts just the same as talking to you.” - Bob Dylan: I shall be free No. 10. - Quoted by Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, chapter IV: Who are the Equals, page 97.

EQUALITY: If capitalism worked as the socialists think an economic system ought to work, and provided a constant equality of living conditions for all, regardless of whether a man was able or not, resourceful or not, diligent or not, thrifty or not, if capitalism put no premium on resourcefulness and effort and no penalty on idleness or vice, it would produce only an equality of destitution.” - Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.23/24. - CAPITALISM & POVERTY, WEFARESTATE, IMPOVERISHMENT

EQUALITY: If societies are to continue to develop human beings, and not simply machinery and cities, equality needs liberty.” - Silvert, Man's Power, p.132. - Does liberty need equality? - JZ, 4.6.00. – More than equality of basic rights? Even their practice is a matter of individual choice.  While e.g. everybody has a right to act as a public speaker or writer, not everybody makes that choice for himself. –JZ, 3.3.13. – LIBERTY & RIGHTS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

EQUALITY: If we're all supposed to be alike, how come the Lord made more than one of us?” - THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, No. 3, page 9. –GOD

EQUALITY: If your only opportunity is to be equal, then it is not opportunity.” - Margaret Thatcher, Nov. 1976. - A smart "bon mot" but opportunity does not have to mean a lucky chance, rare and for a few only. Equal opportunity as an equal chance for all, e.g., who are able and willing to learn and to work does make sense. - And an equal rights and equal liberties opportunity is not equal to an equal means opportunity. - JZ, 5.4.89. - OPPORTUNITY

EQUALITY: In any physical and material sense all men are naturally unequal. Look over any large or small company of men and women anywhere in the world. - Do you observe a community of "equal" human beings: Have you ever found any two people in the whole world - now or in history - who at any time in their lives were equally wise, handsome, powerful and resourceful, and equal in all of these qualities at one and the same time? It is immediately obvious that these attributes are always distributed with persistent inequality amongst all individual persons throughout the world. Then what becomes of that "self-evident" truth about the equality of all men that is mentioned in our American Declaration of Independence?” - Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.17/18. - VS. JUSTICE & INEQUALITY

EQUALITY: In no conceivable society can men be in the economic sense both equal and free.” - Max Eastman, Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, 1974. - VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: In the beginning Liberty, Equality and Fraternity went hand in hand. Then their paths divided. Liberty turned towards the West, but changed its nature on the way. Equality turned towards the East; but it also changed during this journey. No one knows what happened to Fraternity. It seems to have been lost.” - Aubrey Hodes, Encounter with Martin Buber. - In reality neither does the East truly represent equality nor the West liberty. Both have concocted an evil brew of privileges and imposed equality at a subordinate level, much exploited by territorial systems and their relatively few beneficiaries. - JZ, 5.4.89 & 29.5.00, 3.3.13. - LIBERTY & FRATERNITY

EQUALITY: It is an abuse of the principle of equality to demand that no individual be permitted to be better off than the rest, when his being so makes none of the others worse off than they otherwise would be.” - John Stuart Mill. – ENVY, COMMUNISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY

EQUALITY: It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.” - Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, April 7, 1776. - HAPPINESS & UNHAPPINESS

EQUALITY: It is for men and women who grasp that one attribute of equality worthy of defending, namely, the inherent and undifferentiated worthiness of each individual to live and act for their own purposes. What we have in common is a need to protect one another’s inviolability from those who would subject any of us to their control.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 67. - EQUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CONTROLS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION

EQUALITY: It is not true that equality is the law of nature: nature has made nothing equal.” - Marquis de Vauvenargues, quoted in Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.76. - Also in: THE FREEMAN, 7/73.

EQUALITY: It is of the essence of the demand for equality before the law that people should be treated alike in spite of the fact that they are different.” - Friedrich Hayek. - Each should be equal before only that body of law, which he has voluntarily chosen for himself. Criminals offending against the laws others have chosen for themselves to be the only exceptions, apart from children and mental cases. - JZ, 1.7.00. - BEFORE THE LAW

EQUALITY: It is quite obvious that if men are economically free, even in no absolute sense, inequalities will develop among them. And conversely, they can not be held to economic equality, or anything approaching it, without forcible restraints.” - Max Eastman, Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, p.72. - FREEDOM & RESTRAINTS

EQUALITY: It is the assertion "We are equal" that can be interpreted: "Nobody has the right to command me." Thus, it is from the postulate of equality that we can deduce the demand for a "freedom from." - G. Sartori, Liberty & Law, p.18. - FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM

EQUALITY: It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle.” - Ashley Montagu

EQUALITY: Justice is equality before the law, and this describes a society where each person may freely pursue his own goals, provided he does not infringe the equal right of all the others to pursue theirs.” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 6/76, p.361. -  When different laws have been chosen, by different volunteer communities for themselves, then they will have their different kinds of equality under their chosen laws. Any territorially imposed constitution or law, which does not permit this voluntary differentiation based upon individual consumer sovereignty, for different laws and legalized institutions for different people, according to their own choice, is unjust. - JZ, 31.5.00, 18.11.10. – JUSTICE, PANARCHISM

EQUALITY: Legislators and revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time are either psychopaths or mountebanks. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen, 1833.  - Law givers or revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time are either utopian dreamers or charlatans.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. – Another version: Legislators or revolutionaries, who promise at the same time equality and freedom are dreamers or charlatans.” – Still another version:Law givers or revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time are either utopian dreamers or charlatans.” – Equal liberty or equal rights are another matter. – JZ, 24.2.12. - VS. FREEDOM & LIBERTY, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, REVOLUTIONARIES

EQUALITY: Leveler, n. The kind of political and social reformer who is more concerned to bring others down to his plane than to lift himself to theirs.” - Ambrose Bierce.

EQUALITY: Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience". - Isaiah Berlin Two Concepts of Liberty. - LIBERTY, FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, HAPPINESS, FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Lolita was well above average smart but suffered from the democratic fallacy, the notion that her opinion was as good as anyone's - while Joe suffered from the aristocratic fallacy. He accepted the notion of authority in opinions. I don't know which fallacy is the more pathetic; either one can trip you.” - Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.225. - DEMOCRACY, OPINIONS, RED.

EQUALITY: Many Americans who supported the initial thrust of civil rights, as represented by the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later felt betrayed as the original concept of equal individual opportunity evolved toward the concept of equal group results.” - Thomas Sowell. - FOR GROUPS RATHER THAN INDIVIDUALS

EQUALITY: Men are entitled to equal rights - but to equal rights to unequal things.” - Charles James Fox, 1749-1806. – Are there any rights to things or conditions, like housing and health, happiness and intelligence? – His statement does also rather confuse than clarify the issue. – Many people are too much in love with all too short generalizations, made without adding sufficient qualifying or explanatory statements, details, examples or definitions. - JZ, 29.7.13. - INEQUALITY & PROPERTY RIGHTS

EQUALITY: Men are equal only in the right to exist and to employ their faculties.” - View ascribed to Adam Ferguson, 1723-1816. - I deny some people the nature of men, e.g. to tyrants. I do not believe that they do have the right to exist and to employ their talent to tyrannize others. The same applies to a few other dangerous psychopaths, e.g. to those who now try to bring down the Internet and destroy private computer systems. If they were really interested in improving computer security then they would test out their new designer bugs only within closed systems, set aside for this purpose. The computer industry and computer users should set up such facilities, as they have set up race tracks and put up prices for new bugs and new preventive measures against them. Then it would be something like a fair Olympics for computer programmers. Everybody would benefit.  Software would become more and more failsafe. - JZ, 23.5.00. - TYRANTS, COMPUTER BUGS & VIRUSES, ELECTRONIC VANDALISM

EQUALITY: Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.” - Froude, Party Politics. - Only equal rights and liberties - for all sufficiently rational beings, and to the extent that they want them for themselves, are not a vain ambition but, rather, the solution to most of our remaining political, economic and social problems. - JZ, 29.4.00.

EQUALITY: Mere equality does not imply equal liberty, however, for slaves are equal in their slavery. Equal opportunity to rob others is not equal liberty, but its violation; it abridges ‘liberty to possess,’ and the ‘liberty to produce and to own the product.’ These liberties are implied by equality of liberty, just as equal opportunity is; equal robbery or equal slavery have no relation to equal liberty, but are its opposite.” - Charles T. Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.13. - VS. EQUAL LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Money is the true apostle of equality; when it comes to money then all social, political, religious and national prejudices and antagonisms lose their validity.” - Ihering, Der Zweck im Recht, 1, 7, S. 230. - (Das Geld ist der wahre Apostel der Gleichheit; wo es aufs Geld ankommt, verlieren alle sozialen, politischen, religioesen, nationalen Vorurteile und Gegensaetze ihre Geltung.) – Provided, it is the competing monies, value standards and currencies as well as clearing systems of full monetary freedom, not the “monies”, “value standards” and “clearing systems” of monetary despotism. – JZ, 3.3.13. - MONEY, MARKET, CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS, WORKERS & CAPITALISM, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

EQUALITY: No doubt all the trees in the forest fundamentally have equal rights and privileges. But they don't all grow to the same height, and it would seem rather foolish to cut the tall trees down to the level of the lesser ones to satisfy the theoretical demands of an unnatural formula. And it would seem just as preposterous ruthlessly to pull the short trees up to the height of the tall ones. If we did, it would mean their uprooting - they would wither and die, as all things do unless they grow by themselves from their own roots. And so, to those who would like to eliminate differences among men, it should be said that if it were possible to do so, progress would cease. Equality cannot therefore mean to bring all men low. It must mean opportunity for each man to rise to those heights to which his energies and abilities will take him - and allow all men the same privilege - to the end that progress may continue, and that thereby all will find benefit. Equality which means less than this is not equality at all - it is slavery.” - Richard L. Evans. - There are no rights to "privileges". - JZ, 30.5.00. - VS. SLAVERY, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-PRESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

EQUALITY: No man who says "I am as good as you" believes it. The St. Bernard never says it to the toy dog, nor the scholar to the dunce, nor the employable to the bum, nor the pretty woman to the plain. The claim to equality is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.” - C. S. Lewis, Screwtape Proposes A Toast. - INFERIORITY & SUPERIORITY

EQUALITY: No one is equal and some are less equal than others.” - John Harrison, A Corporate Culture of Freedom: Central Planning Doesn't Work in Business, Either.” - L. A. ECONOMIC NOTES No. 62.

EQUALITY: no two babies are ever quite the same. That all men are born equal refers to human rights, not human constitutions. The best that can be done is to permit and encourage the full flowering of the person. The environment can promote the expression of the full potential, or it can thwart or warp it in various degrees and ways.” - N. J. Berrill, The Person in the Womb, 151. - When the demand for equality became popular, especially during the French Revolution, it was meant as a protest against the privileges of the aristocracy and the monarchy. The meaning was: No one should have the right, from his birth, to such privileges and no one should be subordinated to such privileges from his birth.  Insofar all should be born equal. - The over-extension of this idea into spheres where it is entirely inapplicable and unjustified followed from a thoughtless generalization and use of this term. - JZ, 4.6.00.

EQUALITY: Nothing, however, is as ill-founded as the assertion of the alleged equality of all members of the human race”, writes Mises. “Even between brothers there exist the most marked differences in physical and mental attributes.” – Sheldon L. Richman, Mises’s Blueprint for the Free Society, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p. 361. - Undoubtedly, but this is hardly an argument against equal natural or human individual rights and equal natural or human individual liberties. – JZ, 4.10.07.

EQUALITY: On one thing, nature and nurture agree: We are all different. If this in unjust then life is unjust. But, though one hears this expression – usually in the form of the complaint that ‘life is unfair’ – it really means nothing. In the same vein, someone once said to Voltaire, “Life is hard.’ To which he replied: “Compared with what?” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.431. - LIFE, JUSTICE, FAIRNESS, HARDNESS, JUSTICE, UNFAIRNESS

EQUALITY: on what basis will the distribution be made? Communism answers: On the basis of equality. What! Equality without reference to any difference in pains taken? We shall all have an equal SHARE, whether we have worked six hours or twelve, mechanically or intellectually? But of all possible types of inequality this is the most shocking; and furthermore, it means the destruction of all initiative, liberty, dignity, and prudence. You propose to kill competition, but take care; you are only redirecting it. Under present conditions we compete to see who works most and best. Under your regime we shall compete to see who works worst and least.” - Frederic Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.158. – DISTRIBUTIONISM, COMMUNISM, COMPETITION, FREEDOM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, EGALITARIANISM

EQUALITY: One could easily have economic equality without having the least liberty.” - Carlo Cafiero, Anarchy and Communism, 1880. - VS. LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Only if people come to realize that it is perfectly right for people to flourish even when some others don’t and that no one may prevent such flourishing, however well intentioned they may be in trying to do that, will capitalism have won.” - Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.81. - ENFORCED, SUCCESS, RICHES, POVERTY

EQUALITY: Our individuality not only begets inequality, it demands it.” - Thomas Frederick O'Connell, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - VS. INDIVIDUALITY

EQUALITY: Our variations in talents, aspirations, thoughts are natural blessings. Were everyone precisely like me, all would perish.” - Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, p.22.

EQUALITY: People may have been born equal but it was Sam Colt who made them equal.” - Michael Green, 18.12.90. - GUNS, FIREARMS, WEAPONS, SELF-DEFENCE

EQUALITY: Rather than use equality and egalitarianism interchangeably, or add qualifying adjectives, a basic conceptual distinction is made here between equality of opportunity and before the law - which assumes that differences in income, property, and status may still exist; and egalitarianism - the desire to level and thus to eradicate such distinctions.” - W. Marina, Egalitarianism & Empire, p.4. - BEFORE THE LAW VS. EGALITARIANISM

EQUALITY: Real equality is not to be decreed by law. It cannot be given and it cannot be forced.” - Richard Moley. - LAW & FORCE

EQUALITY: recognize equal rights but not equality.” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd. 4, S. 50.

EQUALITY: Rights should be equal, because they pertain to chances, and all ought to have equal chances so far as chances are provided or limited by the action of society. This, however, will not produce equal results, but it is right just because it will produce unequal results - that is, results which shall be proportional to the merits of the individual.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.141. - OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

EQUALITY: See if you can understand this much: Some men don't want to be equal.” - Con Sellers, Mr. Tomorrow, p.136. – (A good example for my planned encyclopedia of “Redensarten” (RED.), containing optimal ways of making a point towards certain people. Sometimes with the utmost politeness, sometimes down-putting, insulting, ridiculing, in other cases insinuating, questioning, betting, challenging etc. The above remark starts out with an unnecessarily insulting and antagonizing tone – towards most people. – JZ, 18.11.10.) – RED.

EQUALITY: That all men are equal is a proposition to which, in ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.” - Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies, 1927. - Seldes.

EQUALITY: that equality was another name for envy, and social justice an excuse for outrageous income and inheritance taxes."- Upton Sinclair, Dragon's Teeth, p.479. - SOCIAL JUSTICE, ENVY & TAXES

EQUALITY: the authors are badly confused about equality. They are hung up on the term 'equality of opportunity.' Jefferson's 'equality' in the Declaration is, of course, what Hayek called isonomia - equality before the law. Philosopher Robert Nozick called it process equality, which he carefully distinguished from end-state-equality. The authors pursue the latter of those mutually exclusive concepts." - Charles W. Baird, in his review (published in the April, 2000, issue of "Ideas on Liberty") of "The Stakeholder Society" by Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott. – The unchecked assumption here is still that there should be only one set of laws for all the people in a territory and no equal right for everybody to choose for himself, together with like-minded people, a different set of personal laws for all the members of their community of volunteers, which would leave others to their kind of exterritorial autonomy, chosen by their individual for themselves. – JZ, 5.1.08. – Let the various egalitarians also have their panarchies and let them try to enjoy them. – JZ, 18.11.10. - OF OPPORTUNITY VS. EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, ISONOMIA OR PROCESS EQUALITY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

EQUALITY: The best way to make every one poor is to insist on equality of wealth.” - Napoleon I, to Gaspard Gourgaud, at St. Helena, Jan. 29, 1817. - Perhaps he would have dispensed some more wisdom there, if he hadn't been poisoned, as some recent tests revealed, according to newspaper reports. - One can accuse him of many and very large crimes - but he did not depreciate but rather stabilize the French currency, on a silver weight standard. - JZ, 23.5.00. – How many political leaders can say that for themselves? – JZ, 18.11.10. - TOWARDS POVERTY, WEALTH, RICHES, EGALITARIANISM

EQUALITY: The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same.” - Aldous Huxley. - BROTHERHOOD:

EQUALITY: the chief drawback of democracy is "its regrettable tendency to encourage people in the belief that all men are created equal. And although the vast majority need only take a quick look around the room to see that this is hardly the case, a great many remain utterly convinced."- Justin Raimondo, in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Sep. 78, on Fran Lebowith, Metropolitan Life. - Just because we count "one man, one vote", does not mean that the men and women who are voting are equal in anything but individual rights and liberties. Unfortunately, all too many of these voters use their votes to restrict their own individual rights and liberties as well as those of others, thus making them poorer in rights, liberties, opportunities, property and incomes. - JZ, 4.6.00. - DEMOCRACY

EQUALITY: The civil libertarians and do-gooders who crave equality will find it only in the cemetery.” - John Laws, John Law's Book of Uncommon Sense, Pan, 1995, 58. - The prisons and forced labor camps are another application of State-enforced equality. - JZ, 18.4.00.

EQUALITY: The concept of equality is brought under ever clearer focus in the debates of Lincoln and Douglas. They agreed that equal respect for human differences was the truly great principle.” - Captain Don X Quichote, A Rocket to Tyranny, p.177. - Is it or are there some better versions of the truth on this matter? - I prefer equal individual rights for all those who want equal individual rights. - JZ, 22.5.00.

EQUALITY: The defect of equality is that we only desire it with our superiors.” - Henry Becque, 1837-1899, Querelles littéraires, 1890.

EQUALITY: The democrats, who are to believe in argument, consider that all men are entitled to an opinion, because all are born equal - "I am a good a man as you are," the first instinctive ejaculation of the man who is not.” - T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn, p.38.

EQUALITY: The doctrine of equality, which no one believes in anywhere else, is supposed to be the great principle of politics.” - W. G. Sumner, The Challenge of Facts, p.262. - And precisely in politics it is most denied in practice by the vast difference between the ruled and the rulers. - JZ, 4.6.00. – RULERS & RULED, GOVERNMENTS & THEIR INVOLUNTARY SUBJECST UNDER TERRITORIALISM

EQUALITY: The enforcement of equality of outcomes in the name of justice is one of the greatest injustices. - JZ, n.d. - SOCIAL JUSTICE

EQUALITY: The equality of communism is the worst species of inequality, because it guarantees to one for 2 hours of poor labour as much as it does to another for four hours of good work.” – Frederic Bastiat, Economic Harmonies, ch. 8. - INEQUALITY & COMMUNISM

EQUALITY: The equality of man implies many things but never its literal meaning. No one believes that all men are equal in capacity or talent.” - Herbert Read, The Politics of the Unpolitical, p.7.

EQUALITY: The fact that no two people were exactly alike had nothing to do with the fact that two people could be equally useful.” - Gordon R. Dickson, The Dorsai Companion, p.60/61. – At least to some extent and in some spheres. – JZ, 3.3.13. - DIVERSITY

EQUALITY: The finest opportunity ever given to the world was thrown away because the passion for equality made vain the hope for freedom." - Lord Acton - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: The five fingers are not all equal.” - Armenian proverb. - Even your own fingers are not quite equal! - JZ, 12.7.86.

EQUALITY: The free man is not concerned with equality.” Thomas Frederick O'Connell, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: the greater the chances the more unequal will be the fortune of these two sets of men. So it ought to be, in all justice and right reason. The yearning after equality is the offspring of envy and covetousness, and there is no possible plan for satisfying that yearning which can do aught else than rob A to give B; consequently all such plans nourish some of the meanest vices of human nature, waste capital and overthrow civilization.” – William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.145. - CHANCES ENVY & CIVILIZATION

EQUALITY: The idea of taking away property from other people has much more appeal if one has none of one's own.” - Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, A Question of Balance, 1982. – I would like to see a collection of all his truthful statements. Has any of the English royalties uttered more of them? – JZ, 3.3.13. - PROPERTY, WEALTH, RICHES & POVERTY, DISTRIBUTIONISM

EQUALITY: The idea of the ‘free man’, as we understand it, is the product of a revolt against mediaeval and feudal ideas; and our notion of equality, when it is true and practical, can be explained only by that revolt. It was in England that the modern idea found birth. It has been strengthened by the industrial and commercial development of that country. It has been inherited by all the English-speaking nations, who have made liberty real because they have inherited it, not as a notion, but as a body of institutions.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.29/30. - VS. FEUDALISM, HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF EGALITARIAN NOTIONS

EQUALITY: The libertarian ethic is not to impose equal slavery on everyone, but to arrive at equal freedom.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.157. - VS. EQUAL FREEDOM

EQUALITY: The Marxist system, on a platform of "no one with power over others", has created a spectacular One with power over all.” - D. Runes, Dictionary of Thought. - Did Marx really have that clause in any of his platforms? - JZ - POWER & MARXISM

EQUALITY: The men who have not done their duty in this world can never be equal to those who have done their duty more or less well. If words like wise and foolish, thrifty and extravagant, prudent and negligent, have any meaning in language, then it must make some difference how people behave in this world, and the difference will appear in the position they acquire in the body of society, and in relation to the chances of life. They may, then, be classified in reference to these facts. Such classes always will exist; no other social distinctions can endure. If, then, we look to the origin and definition of these classes, we shall find it impossible to deduce any obligations, which one of them bears to the other. The class distinctions simply result from the different degrees of success with which men have availed themselves of the chances which were presented to them.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.144. - INEQUALITY

EQUALITY: The moral superiority affected by the educationalists of these last fifty years has been based on the contention that those who dissent are unfeeling people without a spark of humanity for the less well endowed. Increasingly it is becoming obvious that so far from being the monopolists of human compassion they are the arrogant architects of the frustration and misery of missed opportunity. Equality of opportunity is their creed but equality of missed opportunity is their practice. Because there is no practical possibility of optimizing the potential for all, there is no arguable case for the doctrine now practised of optimizing the potential of none.” - Norris McWirter, Freedom of Choice, p.70, in K. W. Watkins, In Defence of Freedom. - OF OPPORTUNITY, RESTRICTION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE TALENTED & THE OPPORTUNITIES OF FREEDOM

EQUALITY: The motive of the apostles of equality was and is always social envy.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, p.48. - ENVY

EQUALITY: The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal (*); but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or to barbarism, to prosperity or wretchedness.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. (*) more equal or somewhat equal? - JZ:

EQUALITY: The only equality lies in the right, if any, for equal opportunity to develop freely his own worth.” - Quoted by Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/76. - And equal opportunity does not mean a right to equal education, equal property or equal income but merely the right to acquire them, by one's own efforts or merits. - JZ, 4.6.00.

EQUALITY: The only real equality is in the cemetery.” - German proverb. - OF DEATH

EQUALITY: The pursuit of equality is a mirage. What is more practical than the pursuit of equality is the pursuit of equality of opportunity. And opportunity means nothing unless it includes the right to be unequal.” - Margaret Thatcher. - She might have added that only full liberty supplies the maximum number and kinds of opportunities to everyone. - JZ, 23.5.00.

EQUALITY: The safest sin: envy, which is easily disguised as enthusiasm for equality.” - Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.29. - ENVY

EQUALITY: The secret, then, whereby Socialism may be disarmed, consists in satisfying its legitimate demands and nobler aspirations by measures founded on a juster and sounder principle. But, after all, the Socialistic leaven will continue to work in a Democratic community so long as the full virtues of individualism are not called into action. Socialism presupposes a far greater equality and uniformity of capacity and merit than actually exists among human beings. Until the laws of nature can be reversed, and the prodigious differences between man and man can be effaced, it is doomed to inevitable defeat; but if it should ever triumph, it would triumph over the ruins of that individual energy to which civilization owes its vitality.” - George Brodrick, in 19TH CENTURY OPINION, an anthology by G. Goodwin, 240. – SOCIALISM “more just”?

EQUALITY: The South … has clung to the old virtues while the North has rushed headlong into the mass faceless society based on the idea that equality could maintain freedom, order and progress. … The South has the longest tradition in America of tolerating eccentrics…” - Jeffrey St. John, Jimmy Carter's Betrayal of the South, Green Hill. – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/77. - Did the South really tolerate eccentrics among the slaves or among the "freed" black people? Even Caesar and Napoleon had some good characteristics. Did they make up for their flaws? - JZ, 4.6.00. - ECCENTRICITY, FREEDOM, ORDER & PROGRESS

EQUALITY: The Spartan principle of ‘calling that which is just, equal; not that which is equal, just’.’’ - Emerson, Essays, Second Series: Politics. - VS. JUSTICE

EQUALITY: The supremacy of each constitutes the equality of all, while anything less than the supremacy of either would constitute so much political inequality between them, and any attempt of either, or of the majority, to subordinate any one of them, would at once become an element of war.” – Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.147. - All have, e.g. the equal right to secede from an egalitarian or non-egalitarian government and society and the equal right to join or establish such a voluntary government or society - or any other. - JZ, 4.6.00. - MEANS INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR SUPREMACY OF EACH OR INDIVIDUALISM WITH ALL INDIVIDUAL INEQUALITIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM

EQUALITY: The truth, as I see it, has two parts. First, women are no more equal to men than any woman is equal to any other woman or any man equal to any other man.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.54. - WOMEN'S RIGHTS, MEN'S RIGHTS

EQUALITY: The welfare state confuses equality of desert with equality of circumstances. Equal treatment of people in unequal circumstances is inequality. Yet the welfare state claims and aspires to equality.” - Arthur Seldon, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, ed., 1985, p.46. - DESERT, CIRCUMSTANCES & THE WELFARE STATE

EQUALITY: The Zeal for Equality: The modern leveler rebels against the inequalities of merit, capacity, and virtue. Beginning with a just principle, he develops it into an unjust one. Inequality may be as true and as just as equality: it depends upon what your mean by it. But this is precisely what nobody cares to find out. All passions dread the light, and the modern zeal for equality is a disguised hatred which tries to pass itself off as love.” - Henry Frederic Amiel, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 6/79.

EQUALITY: There are many reasons, besides genes and discrimination, why groups differ in their economic performances and rewards. Groups differ by large amounts demographically, culturally, and geographically - and all these differences have profound effects on incomes and occupations.” - Thomas Sowell.

EQUALITY: There are more and better things than equality and especially enforced equality. - JZ, n.d. - For instance: Liberty, justice, peace, merit, earned wealth, a well trained talent, creativity and inventiveness, knowledge, understanding, judgment, individuality, distinction, harmony, perfection, culture, civilization, progress, enlightenment. Egalitarians do not realize how many important things they put in second place or ignore altogether. - JZ, 23.5.00.

EQUALITY: There exists in the human heart a depraved taste for equality which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful down to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. - Quoted in THE FREEMAN, 1/76, p.28. - INEQUALITY, EGALITARIANISM & SLAVERY

EQUALITY: There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.” – F. A. Hayek - Compare Kant's remarks about people to be treated as ends in themselves rather than mere means to your own ends. - JZ - EQUALITY OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. ATTEMPTS TO EQUALIZE OPPORTUNITIES & OUTCOMES

EQUALITY: There is no equality as long as the law takes from one person against his will to give to another person who has not earned it.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, 76. - LAW

EQUALITY: there is no more reason to expect the lucky inheritors of fortunes to give them away than to expect left-wing intellectuals voluntarily to reduce their standard of living to that of Upper Volta or Bangladesh.” - W. C. Runciman, in his review of "Unequal Shares" in THE LISTENER, 14 Dec. 1972, p. 835. - Quoted in: Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.93.

EQUALITY: There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality that incites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality in freedom. Not that those nations whose social condition is democratic naturally despise liberty; on the contrary, they have an instinctive love of it. But liberty is not the chief and constant object of their desires; equality is their idol; they make rapid and sudden efforts to obtain liberty and, if they miss their aim, resign themselves to their disappointment; but nothing can satisfy them without equality, and they would rather perish than lose it.” - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. - VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: they demand more equality and less government; in real life more equality means more government, and absolute equality means absolute government.” - Leszek Kolakowski, The Fantasy of Marxism, ENCOUNTER, 12/78, 82/83. - GOVERNMENT

EQUALITY: They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that ‘one man is as good as another’; a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.” - James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), The American Democrat (1838). - MAN, EGALITARIANISM

EQUALITY: They who say all men are equal speak an undoubted truth; if they mean that all men have an equal right to liberty, to their property and to their protection of the laws. But they are mistaken if they think men are equal in their station and employments, since they are not so by their talents.” - Voltaire. - RIGHTS & EQUAL LIBERTY VS. EQUALITY

EQUALITY: This is the theme of a splendid little book by Keith Joseph and Jonathan Sumption, Equality (London, John Murray, 1979). As the authors say (p.125): “There is not greater tyranny possible than denying to individuals the disposal of their own talents.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.433. - Most leftists are so unfair in this respect, that they do not mind e.g. top boxers, swimmers, actors, singers, conductors and inventors accumulating fortunes through their talents. But they imagine that e.g., running a business properly and making it profitable and lasting, for owners and its workers as well as its customers or consumers alike, does not require a talent at all. Nevertheless, most are afraid of going into business themselves, to achieve what they consider to be unearned profits for themselves, or to form productive cooperatives for this purpose. But then most of the leftist views are characterized by thoughtlessness rather than thoughtfulness. – JZ, 8.10.07, 29.7.13.

EQUALITY: those who are supposedly entitled to have their needs satisfied obtain a right which is UNEQUAL to those hard-working citizens who are forced to pay the bill.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.10. - NEEDS, RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, PAYING ONE'S BILLS & THE BILLS OF OTHERS

EQUALITY: Those who say that all men are equal speak the greatest truth if they mean that all men have an equal right to liberty, to the possession of their goods, and to the protection of the laws.” - Voltaire. - LIBERTY, PROPERTY & LAW

EQUALITY: Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity. The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one threat of the many which make up a tunic; one threat not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority.” - Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, p.37.

EQUALITY: Though all men were made of one metal, yet they were not cast all in the same mold.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732.

EQUALITY: Thus, the one way we Confederates agree to be equal is in the right to remain unmolested while attempting to capitalize on those different aptitudes.” - L. Neil Smith, Taflak Lysandra, p.129/130. - RIGHTS, APTITUDES, CAPITALISM, MOLESTATION, NON-INTERFERENCE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INEQUALITY, INDIVIDUALISM

EQUALITY: Too many people prefer equal misery to unequal wealth, covering the envy involved with egalitarian "idealism". - JZ, 8.4.86. - WEALTH, MISERY, POVERTY, ENVY & IDEALISM

EQUALITY: Tucker … rejected the notion that equality was ‘a primary condition to liberty.’  ‘Equality was a state of affairs which would have to be imposed … and hence meant a return to authority.’" - View ascribed to Tucker in LIBERTY, Summer 1974. - VS. LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Voltaire considered equality "natural when it is limited to rights, unnatural when it attempts to level goods and power." - Source? - VS. EQUAL RIGHTS

EQUALITY: We are all equal enough to merit self-government not domination by any majority or minority. - JZ, 21.11.82. - If we have freely opted, as individuals, to be exterritorially autonomous with a majority or minority, forming its own volunteer community, then within this group we would still enjoy the degrees of self-government that we prefer for ourselves. - JZ, 29.5.00. - SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. DOMINATION

EQUALITY: We clamor for equality chiefly in matters in which we ourselves cannot hope to obtain excellence.” - Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954, p.198. - EXCELLENCE

EQUALITY: We don't have to be the same to be equal.” - Heading of an article by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, - The article does not clarify the meaning. To me it makes sense only as the equality of individual rights and liberties - to the extent that we do want to claim these rights for ourselves. Naturally, we do also have the right and liberty to renounce any of these rights and liberties for our own affairs, as long as we want to and can stand this. Then each can be as "equal" as he wants to be, to others, based upon his own abilities and efforts and also as unequal as he wants to be, according to his own free choice, without infringing the equal liberty of others to make their own choices for themselves. - PIOT, JZ, 2.6.00.

EQUALITY: We have no need to be equal with one another, but we do need to be free in our thoughts and actions.” - Thomas Frederick O'Connell, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. – The Declaration of Independence, 1776. – When Thomas Jefferson wrote those words he certainly wasn’t talking about potential employees. In fact, from the standpoint of potential employers, who voluntarily pay wages of $8,000 per year to one individual and $ 800,000 to another, the only thing self-evident is that nothing could be farther from the truth. – Ever since the dawn of industrial revolution, in terms of production, people have been and are becoming more and more unequal. – “the obvious fact of great differences in the specialized skill of individual workers.” – KEYNES, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1964, p.41. - Paul Zane Pilzer, Unlimited Wealth, updated edition, Crown Publishers, New York, 1994, p.96. - EMPLOYEES & THEIR DIFFERENCES

EQUALITY: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it ..." - from The Declaration of Independence, 1776. - RIGHTS, EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL FREEDOM, NOT EQUAL OUTCOMES

EQUALITY: We know that equality can only be pursued by coercion, that equality is incompatible with freedom.” - David Kelley, THE FREEMAN, 1/75. – COERCION, FREEDOM

EQUALITY: We must be equal to be free and free to be equal. No freedom which threatens equality. No equality which threatens freedom.” - Andrew M. Greeley, The Final Planet, p.70. – This still does not sufficiently clarify this issue. - JZ, 22.5.00. - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: We shall find that all the schemes for producing equality and obliterating the organization of society produce a new differentiation based on the worst possible distinction - the right to claim and the duty to give one man's effort for another man's satisfaction. We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty.” - William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe Each Other, p.15. - VS. LIBERTY

EQUALITY: Well now, if the community (that is a number of individuals) "owes a living" s a right to anyone - then we imply an UNEQUAL RESPONSIBILITY for some individuals to provide undefined and unlimited maintenance for other individuals.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.6.

EQUALITY: What else but a superstition would produce the fantastic idea that all men are equal? Reason certainly would not.” - John Wyndham, The Secret People, p.117. - VS. REASON, FACTS & OBSERVATIONS

EQUALITY: What is equality otherwise than the denial of all freedom, of everything superior and of nature itself? Equality is slavery.” - Flaubert. - VS. FREEDOM

EQUALITY: What is so great about equality that we measure the highest concept of right, for that is justice, with it? Why should right strive for equality, seeing that it is denied by all of Nature? How valuable is equality independent from the determination of any contents? Equality could also be equality of misery … The demand for equality appears lastly to have its source in an ugly trait of the human heart, in ill-will and envy: Nobody should be better off or less miserable than I; I am miserable thus everybody else should be likewise!” - Ihering, Der Zweck im Recht, 1, 8.

EQUALITY: What would you do? It isn't possible to have equality. It's been tried again and again in history, giving everybody a vote, and it's always failed - always, in a few generations, the worse politicians drove out the better. Because, by definition, half the people always have below-average intelligence; and the average is not high.” - Poul Anderson, The Long Way Home, p.64. - VOTING & POLITICIANS

EQUALITY: When the men of 1789 proclaimed this ideal they were with reason at some pains to make clear which of the differences recognised by the laws of the Old Regime were no longer to be admitted as properly relevant. Thus Article 3 of the Declaration prefixed to the Constitution of the 5th of Fructidor reads: "Equality consists in the law being the same for all, whether it is protecting or whether it is punishing. Equality admits of no distinction of birth, no inherited powers." - Source? Nozick? - ARISTOCRACY, NOBILITY, POWER

EQUALITY: Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority. - Equality without freedom creates a more stable social pattern than freedom without equality.” - Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, p.37. - FREEDOM

EQUALITY: Who will equalize the equalizers?” - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.64. – Q.

EQUALITY: Whoever could establish equality would have to be able to force nature to do his will.” - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. - (Wer Gleichheit zu schaffen verstaende, muesste der Natur Gewalt antun koennen.)

EQUALITY: Would it not be better for everyone to realise that there are differences in heredity and environment which have to be recognized?” - William Ross. - ENVIRONMENT & HEREDITY

EQUALITY: You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.” - 16th century proverb.

EQUALITY: Your levelers wish to level down as far as themselves, but they cannot bear leveling up to themselves.” - Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784. - LEVELING, DISTRIBUTION, RE-DISTRIBUTION, ENVY, SOCIALISM

EQUILIBRIUM: Statist interventionists in the economy often assert that they would have to maintain an economic equilibrium. They are not ready to admit that they disturbed a natural equilibrium by all their numerous prior interventions. It lies in the nature of a free market economy that an equilibrium between all its factors does not have to be established by artificial interventions. The law of supply and demand, with its free pricing effects, maintains an economic equilibrium under conditions of freedom very much better than any legal or bureaucratic intervention could, at much less costs and doing much less damage. But the free market is already artificially unbalanced or disturbed by e.g. taxes, monetary and financial despotism, protectionism, immigration barriers, compulsory licensing etc. On this unsound foundation further interventions can only make matters worse. Once all these unnatural, monopolistic, centralistic and coercive interventions are removed, then interventionism would obviously become superfluous, wrong and harmful. A full and natural equilibrium, not only within a territorial nation but world-wide can only be achieved when each individual is free to maintain his own balance, on his own feet, and is no longer pushed hither or thither by anyone of by any stop-and-go "policies" and coercive collective actions.  -  However, the faith in interventionism is so dogmatic and popular that all these faithful should be given the chance to apply their faith among themselves, but at their own risk and expense only. That will, or might, finally, teach them! - JZ, 2.2.90, 23.5.00.

EQUILIBRIUM: The level of the sea is not more surely kept than is the equilibrium of value in society by demand and supply; and artifice and legislation punish themselves by reactions, gluts and bankruptcies. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in: The Free Man's Almanac. – Let us have free demand and supply regulation even for societies, communities and voluntary or competing “governments”, all of them only exterritorially autonomous, also with different economic, political and social systems. That would also mean with different money, clearing, credit, banking, finance and value standard, trading, insurance, and protection systems. Only from such an all-over system (panarchism), which each of its diverse sub-systems (panarchies) can we expect as much of an equilibrium, balance, harmony, peace, progress, prosperity and satisfaction as human beings can achieve for themselves. Territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdictions, institutions, politicians, bureaucrats, policemen and soldiers cannot achieve this for us, not matter how hard they would try or how much we would be forced to pay them for their efforts. – JZ, 18.11.10. - BALANCE, NATURAL HARMONY, FREE MARKET, LAW OF SUPPLY & DEMAND, CRISES

EQUITY: The tendency of modern socialism is to establish a vast system of statutory laws against which there no longer exists a plea in equity. The object of anarchism, on the other hand, is to extend the principle of equity until it altogether supersedes statutory law.” - Herbert Read, Anarchy & Order, 43. - SOCIALISM, LAW & ANARCHISM

ERRORS: A little error in the beginning becomes, in the end, a great one.” - Giordano Bruno, De immenso et innumerabilis, 2, 1.

ERRORS: A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” - Jonathan Swift, in A. Andrews Quotations, 157. - WRONGS, ADMISSION OF FAULTS, ADMIT ERRORS

ERRORS: Admitting error clears the score / And proves you Wiser than before.” - Arthur Guiterman - WISDOM

ERRORS: All errors consist in this that we consider our way of defining terms, deducting or classifying them to be conditions of the facts themselves.” - Kant. - (“Aller Irrtum besteht darin, dass wir unsere Art, Begriffe zu bestimmen oder abzuleiten oder einzuteilen, fuer Bedingungen der Sachen an sich selbst halten.”) - CONCEPTS, NOTIONS, IDEAS, DEFINITIONS, TERMS

ERRORS: All men are exposed to errors and most men are in many points through passions or interests tempted towards errors.” - Locke, Ueber den menschlichen Verstand, 2, 4, 20, 17. (Roughly re-translated.) - Let them be tempted by their errors to make their own mistakes. - JZ, 22.7.86. - The own mistakes, at the own expense and risk, are among the fastest roads to knowledge. - JZ, 15.5.00. - PANARCHISM

ERRORS: All of us err but each of us errs differently.” - Weber, Demokritos, 2, 12. - The main argument for panarchism is the same as for freedom, namely the likelihood or possibility that one may be at least as much in error as the others are and that people often learn more from the own errors and the observed errors of others than from mere theoretical teachings. - JZ, 22.7.86, 29.7.13. - RED, PANARCHISM

ERRORS: All of us err, but each in different ways.“ - Lichtenberg, Vermischte Schriften, III, Aufsaetze aus dem Goettinger Taschenbuch, 5. - (Wir irren allesamt, nur jeder irret anders.) - So let everybody err - at his own expense and risk, in every sphere, even those now preempted by governments. When the errors of territorial governments are imposed then much more wrong and harm occurs than would occur under self-responsible and voluntary experiments. - JZ, 22.7.86, 24.5.00. - RED, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM FOR ALL, UNDER PERSONAL LAW & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

ERRORS: An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.” - Caroline L. Gascoigne. – It is a gain of knowledge. The formal victor in a debate has merely passed on that bit of information. – JZ, 8.12.08. - MISTAKES, FAILURES

ERRORS: An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.” - Henri Fréderic Amiel, 1821-1881. - TRUTHS & PART-TRUTHS, LIES

ERRORS: An old error is always more popular than the truth.” - German proverb. - TRUTH

ERRORS: As Confucius is alleged to have said, he who has committed an error and does not correct it, is making another mistake.” - R. Brasch, Mistakes, Misnomers & Misconceptions, 1983, Fontana Books, 17. - MISTAKES

ERRORS: As soon as one talks one already begins to err.” - Goethe, Epigrammatisch: Spruch, Widerspruch. - (Sobald man spricht, beginnt man schon zu irren.) - WORDS, LANGUAGE, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, DIS., RED

ERRORS: Be tolerant of errors that are tolerantly practised. - JZ, 22.7.86. - But be very intolerant of major errors that are complacently imposed by rulers upon whole populations of territories. - JZ, 25.5.00, 29.9.13. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE

ERRORS: by the doctrine of progressive improvement, we shall always be erroneous, though we shall every day become less erroneous. The proper method for hastening the decay of error, is not, by brute force, or by regulation which is one of the classes of force, to endeavor to reduce men to intellectual uniformity; but on the contrary by teaching every man to think for himself.” - William Godwin, in Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.98/99.

ERRORS: Error feeds on error.” - Duncan Yuille, 9/75. - If that were really true then errors would long ago have cannibalized themselves. Instead, multiple errors or fractions of truths do feed on full truths, cover them up or prevent their realization. They amount to non-constructive, destructive and counter-productive criticism and they feed on our lives, rights and liberties and make us less than fully human, moral and rational, enlightened or wise beings. - JZ, 5.6.00. – The recognition of truths by us depends upon our recognition of other truths. – JZ, 8.12.08.

ERRORS: Error gets its strength and permanence from misconceptions which have plausibility in themselves. They are inadequate conceptions or hasty judgments of the real. There is some truth in all error and it is this which makes error dangerous, because it makes it acceptable to the mind.” - Dr. H. G. Pearce, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 6/76.

ERRORS: Error is all pervasive and must be allowed for. Panarchism does this. - JZ, 27.7.86, 29.7.13. - & PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

ERRORS: Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is free to combat it.” - Thomas Jefferson. - And actions are free to refute it. - JZ, 2/75, 18.11.10. See: EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, PANARCHISM. REASON

ERRORS: Errors and exaggerations do not matter. What matters is boldness in thinking with a strong-pitched voice, in speaking out about things as one feels them in the moment of speaking; in having the temerity to proclaim what one believes to be true without fear of the consequences. If one were to await the possession of the absolute truth, one must be either a fool or a mute. If the creative impulse were muted, the world would then be stayed on its march.” - Jose Clemente Orozco, Letter to a Friend. - TRUTH

ERRORS: Errors and prejudices are smooth, superficial and attractive, like beauty. Truths are rough, deep and often repellent to superficial minds. Thus truths are largely covered by a multitude of errors and prejudices in public opinion. - JZ, 29.5.00. - PREJUDICES

ERRORS: Errors are the comfortable island of certainty in the tricky ocean of facts.” - Helmar Nahr. - (Der Irrtum ist die wohnliche Insel der Gewissheit im tueckischen Meer der Tatsachen.)

ERRORS: Errors arise not only because one does not know certain things but because one undertakes to judge without knowing everything required for this.” - Kant. - (Irrtuemer entspringen nicht allein daher, weil man gewisse Dinge nicht weiss, sondern weil man sich zu urteilen unternimmt, obgleich man noch nicht weiss, was dazu erfordert wird.) - MISTAKES, MISJUDGMENT, IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE

ERRORS: Errors do have their value / but only now and then. / Not everyone who ships for India / discovers America.” – Erich Kaestner. - JOKES

ERRORS: Errors don't carry a red warning light nor do truths give a green signal. - On the contrary, errors are often more attractively packaged and colored than are truths. - JZ, 25.5.00. – TRUTH, DIS.

ERRORS: Errors multiply faster than discovered facts and truths. This is perhaps the only over-population problem. - JZ, 22.7.86, 23.5.00. - MYTHS & PREJUDICES, DIS.

ERRORS: Errors need not harm us. They are a test and a teacher.” - R. Brasch, Mistakes, Misnomers & Misconceptions, 1983, Fontana Books, p.17.

ERRORS: Even laws, judges and juries can err. Matter of fact, they do so all too often on basic facts of life. Consider their protectionist, labor and drug legislation and decisions.” - JZ, 10.5.85. - Laws are mainly officially sanctioned errors and mistakes. - JZ, 14.5.85 & 5.6.00. - LAWS, JUDGES & JURIES, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS, RULERS & DECISION-MAKERS, COURTS

ERRORS: Everybody is full of errors and everybody can get rid only of some of them. Nobody knows all truths. Everybody can know only some truths. - JZ, 29.3.84. - TRUTH

ERRORS: Everyone can err but only the fool persists in error.” - Cicero, Phillipiken, XII, 2, 5. - (Cuius vis hominis est errare! nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore perseverare.) - But even the fool has the right to persist in his errors - at his risk and expense. - JZ, 22.7.86. - Naturally, it is more important that all somewhat enlightened or wise people enjoy full experimental freedom in all spheres - at their own risk and expense. - JZ, 24.5.00.

ERRORS: Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot therefore be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in errors.” - Robert Owen, in Cardiff, What Great Men Think of Religion.” - Seldes. - RELIGION, BELIEFS

ERRORS: Freedom coupled with experience is the only way of discovering the truth and what is best; and there can be no freedom if there is denial of the freedom to err.” - Errico Malatesta, UMANITA NOVA, Sep. 11, 1920. - FREEDOM

ERRORS: Freedom is not worth living if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of this precious right. – Mahatma Gandhi – in - MISTAKES, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, DECISION-MAKING, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

ERRORS: From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.” - Publius Syrus, c. 1st c. B.C. - WISDOM

ERRORS: great catastrophes from little errors flow!” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.68. - WITH CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES

ERRORS: I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” - James Gordon Bennett. - ERRORS & MISTAKES

ERRORS: I think it is every man's right to be a damn fool if that pleases him and his foolishness does not constitute a clear danger to his fellows.” - Writer in North American Magazine CAR & DRIVER, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, June 71. - RIGHT TO ERR, FOOLISHNESS, MISTAKES, TOLERANCE

ERRORS: If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth.” - Hans Reichenbach. - But the optimal means to recognize and refute every error, as soon as its validity is doubted, have not yet been provided, e.g. by an encyclopedia of the best refutations. - JZ, 29.5.00. – Or by full experimental freedom for volunteers. - TRUTH

ERRORS: If you do not make mistakes you will not become reasonable.” - Goethe, Faust, II (Mephisto). - (Wenn du nicht irrst, kommst du nicht zu Verstand.) - Errors are not only a malfunction of thinking but have also a functional role. Thus one should allow them to be practised. Moreover, some presumed "errors" even turn out to be truths. - JZ, 22.7.86, 25.5.00. – Or they might provide hints to truths. – JZ, 8.12.08. - REASON, PANARCHISM & TOLERANCE

ERRORS: It is a stupid presumption to declare everything that appears to us to be improbable as something that is false or erroneous and to reject it. It is a common mistake among those who believe to have learned more than other people.” - Montaigne, Essays, 1, 27. - SKEPTICISM, ARROGANCE, SPONTANEOUS REJECTION, PROFESIONALS, EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES. RED.

ERRORS: It is in everybody's selfish interest that others around him are free to make mistakes, at their own expense and risk, so that he can all the easier learn to avoid them himself. - JZ, 29.6.91, 30.5.00. - MISTAKES, EXPERIMENTS, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM

ERRORS: Jefferson was right when he said that 'it is error alone which needs the support of government; truth can stand by itself.' One glance at governments anywhere in the world proves that." – Source? - TRUTH, CENSORSHIP & GOVERNMENT

ERRORS: Man errs as long as he strives.” - Goethe, Faust, Prolog im Himmel (Der Herr). - (Es irrt der Mensch, solang er strebt.) - If you want him to continue to strive, let him err freely, in his chosen ways, at his own expense and risk. - JZ, n.d. & 10.5.87, 24.5.00. -  PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

ERRORS: No one is without flaws. No one never makes any mistakes. That's why no one should ever rule over all others. No error, mistake or flaw should be imposed upon all people in a country. - JZ, 7.6.00. - RULERS, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENT, STATES, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

ERRORS: None of us is ever more than a hair's breadth away from error in whatever we do.” - LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Sum. 1977.

ERRORS: On the raft of our errors we row from half truths to half truths.” - Helmar Nahr. - Surrounded by multitudes of errors and half-truths one rarely gets in touch with a truth or comprehends it if one does. - In the political, economic and social spheres our fates are determined by the errors, prejudices and myths of our rulers and we are not free to make our own mistakes and learn from them or to apply in practice whatever degrees of enlightenment we have already attained. - JZ, 28.5.00. – TRUTH, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

ERRORS: One has to pay dearly for one's errors, if one wants to get rid of them, and then one can still count oneself lucky.” - Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen, III, Nr. 103. - (Man muss seine Irrtuemer teuer bezahlen, wenn man sie loswerden will, und dann hat man noch von Glueck zu sagen.) - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”.  - One has to pay much for one’s errors, if one wants to get rid of them, and even then one has to count oneself lucky. – JZ tr. - Experimental freedom can be expensive for volunteers who try to prove errors to be true. But experiments only among volunteer communities cost much less than errors forced upon a whole country and the experimenters can count themselves lucky to have got the chance to get rid of their errors fast in this way, without having first to try to impose their false system upon all dissenters in a population. Panarchies greatly reduce, if not abolish the opportunities for such impositions. When others are made to bear much of the cost and risk involved then one does not learn fast enough from the own mistakes. - JZ, 22.7.86, 25.5.00, 3.3.13. - & PANARCHISM, RED.

ERRORS: Prejudices rule. - JZ, n.d. - Their over-simplifications, sheer number, frequent repetition and popularity sees to that, especially under territorialism. - JZ, 23.5.00. - MYTHS & PREJUDICES

ERRORS: Rather try in error, but tolerantly, than not try at all. - JZ, 22.7.86. - Assuming that you really try for some worthwhile aim. - JZ, 24.5.00.

ERRORS: The errors of today are still veiled; those of yesterday are an open book.” - D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, 35. - Should be! - JZ, 10.8.84. - I wish that were true, i.e., that an encylopedia of all errors, myths, prejudices etc. had already been published and would be accessible to all, together with the best refutations so far found. - JZ, 30.5.00. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

ERRORS: The only means to avoid errors is ignorance.” - Rousseau, Emile, book 3. - Ignorance is also a means to multiply errors. - JZ, 22.7.86, 3.3.13. - Especially the ignorance and lack of judgment spread by what has been misnamed "education". - What is right about Rousseau's remark is that ignorant people, who have been made somewhat literate, perhaps much against their will, are likely to pick up, through their reading, many more errors, prejudices and myths than truths. - JZ, 23.5.00. – Non-action is also a way to avoid at least the consequences of one’s own faulty actions. – JZ, 8.12.08.

ERRORS: The problem here is error which, according to our judgment, we refer to as ignorance. Exactly where is error corrected? Who is in charge? The correction, if any, is in the psyche and this is never dual or collective but as individualistic as "I". In the sense that I am the ultimate arbiter of what is received and rejected by me, whether it is a belief in God; or the wisdom another possesses, or nothing at all, I alone am the dealer in my own errors. No matter how brilliantly or ignorantly I discharge my role as a human being, or whether I strive for reason, or surrender to environmental forces, I am, so far as other men are concerned, the captain of my soul. You are not and cannot be my captain except on my election.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, 102/103. - FREEDOM TO ERR

ERRORS: the socialization of error - compelling everyone in society to share the cost of the reform we advocate.” - Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, 7/73, 407. - Why equate territorial States with "society". Why use the language of the enemies? - JZ, 5.6.00. - THE SOCIALIZATION OF ERRORS VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & PANARCHISM, STATE, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

ERRORS: The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of the truth - that error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it has been cured of one error, is usually another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.” - H. L. Mencken. - There are so many errors for every truth that refuted errors are mostly replaced by other errors. - JZ, 29.6.91. - Moreover, there exist today not sufficient tools, processes and memory banks in place that would assure that errors, once refuted, stay refuted and will not be repeated over and over again. - JZ, 29.5.00. – TRUTH, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY

ERRORS: There are people who do not make any mistakes because they do not set themselves any reasonable aims.” - Goethe, Maximen & Reflexionen, 197. - (Es gibt Menschen, die gar nicht irren, weil sie sich nichts Vernuenftiges vorsetzen.)

ERRORS: There is some truth in all error, and it is this which makes error dangerous.” - Kenneth N. Grigg, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 8/76. - TRUTH

ERRORS: They love their error like a mother loves her child.” (Sie lieben ihren Irrtum wie die Mutter das Kind.) - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, p.195. – RED., MISTAKES, PREJUDICES, FAITH, BELIEF, ZEALOTS, DOGMATISTS

ERRORS: To arrive at errors is much easier than to find the truth, for they lie at the surface and thus can be easily picked up. Truth, however, lies deep. Thus, to explore it is not something for everybody.” - Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen, III. - (Der Irrtum ist viel leichter zu erkennen, als die Wahrheit zu finden; jener liegt auf der Oberflaeche, damit laesst sich wohl fertig werden; diese ruht in der Tiefe, danach zu forschen ist nicht jedermanns Sache.) - MYTHS & PREJUDICES

ERRORS: To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you’re overdoing it.” – J. Jenkins, quoted in Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.2. – MISTAKES, JOKES

ERRORS: Under panarchism more errors will be applied and mistakes made, even more than happen now, but more truths will be realized as well. Moreover, all will be practised voluntarily and tolerantly. - JZ, 22.7.82 & 24.5.00.

ERRORS: We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.” - Alexander Sozhenitsyn. - ERROR VS. TRUTH: IT IS MORE COMFORTABLE

ERRORS: When not discerned, error breeds error, endlessly! Unless we individually and consciously resist, the nonsense will not pass us by but into us.” - Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, 71. - MYTHS, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS

ERRORS: You can find sensible people in error, // Namely on subjects that they do not understand.” – Goethe, Sprueche in Reimen. – JZ tr. of: “Verstaendige Leute kannst du irren sehn, // In Sachen naemlich, die sie nicht verstehn.” – Compare: “To err is human.” - UNDERSTANDING, SPECIALIZATION, RED.

ESCAPE: Escape? There is no place left to go. Once there was at least a free America one could flee to. What is there now? One can no longer flee from oppression. It is everywhere. So let us again, somewhere, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. - JZ, 17.10.75. – TERRITORIALISM, EMIGRATION, FREE COUNTRY, NEW COUNTRY MOVEMENT, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

ESCAPE: Next to the barrier to the excessive growth of government expenditure, the second fundamental contribution to the protection of individual freedom, which the abolition of the government monopoly of issuing money would secure, would probably be the intertwining of international affairs, which would make it more and more impossible for government to control international movements, and thus safeguard the ability of dissidents to escape the oppression of a government with which they profoundly disagreed.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalisation of Money, p.97. - Presumably, he means mainly free trade, financial freedom and multinationals with this "intertwining". Escape and secession should not be confined to geographical options. - JZ, 5.6.00. - EMIGRATION, SECESSION, REFUGEES, DESERTERS

ESPIONAGE: If we turn to our military policy, there also we differ from our antagonists. We throw our city open to the world, and never by alien acts exclude foreigners from an opportunity of learning or observing, although the eyes of an enemy may occasionally profit by our liberality; trusting less in system and policy than to the native spirit of our citizens; …” – Pericles, as quoted by Thucydides in “The Peloponnesian War”. – Quite rightful war and peace aims would need maximum publicity to succeed with them. – JZ, 2.12.08. - OPENNESS & PUBLICITY, APPEALS, WAR AIMS, VS. SECRECY, PUBLICITYI

ESPIONAGE: In spite of the huge expense - in money and manpower - on both sides of the cold war, both espionage efforts failed hugely. On the Soviet side they failed to discover the lack of economic liberties as the cause of economic crises and of wrongful governmental interventionism while the western spies failed to realize the inherent failures of all bureaucratic interventionism even when practised to an extreme degree, as under a totalitarian regime. The Soviets failed to imitate even the limited economic liberties existing in the West and the West repeated all too many Statist interventionist mistakes in its own economies. - JZ, 4.5.94 & 30.5.00. - Moreover, the Soviets failed to discover the inherent contradiction between their policies of "liberating" the proletarians of the world and their nuclear strength policies, while the West failed to realize the contradiction between its nuclear strength policies and reports of the Soviet regime as a despotic imposition upon the Russian and dozens of other nations held captive under it. Neither espionage network discovered the wrongs and flaws of territorialism and monetary despotism on both sides. None discovered all the benefits of a fully free economy and of voluntarism for all communities and of free competition for all service suppliers. Espionage was just part and parcel of the wrong and harmful system of territorial, centralized, monopolistic and coercive power politics. - JZ, 30.5.00. – LAISSEZ FAIRE ECONOMICS, ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONISM, STATE SOCIALISM, NUCLEARL WAR THREAT, LIBERATION OF PROLETARIANS VIS NUCLEAR WEAPONS? LIBERATION OF VICTIMS OF TYRANTS VIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

ESSENTIALS: Concentrate on the essentials, rather than on trivia and side-shows. - Some argue like diplomats about the size and shape of a conference table and the seating order while avoiding a free discussion of the important points - and the mass media participate in these expensive and useless games. - JZ, 5.8.92 & 23.5.00. - RED

ESTABLISHMENT: Of the two men, which is radical or revolutionary? Hayden says, in effect, that he simply wants to bulldoze his way into the establishment. Goldwater says he wants, in effect, to topple it, to forever end its power to advantage or disadvantage anyone.” - Karl Hess, The Death of Politics, 3. - POWER, PRIVILEGE, TERRITORIALISM

ESTABLISHMENT: The establishment is the community of those who continuously wash each other but without thereby becoming clean.” - Colin Wilson, retranslated from a German version.

ESTABLISHMENT: There is nothing more agreeable in this life than to make peace with the establishment - and nothing more corrupting.” - A. J. P. Taylor. - CORRUPTION

ETATISM: Etatism is the "thought" that others ought to do most of the thinking and decision-making and that one is prepared to obey them. - JZ, 8.7.83 & 5.6.00. - STATISM, SUBORDINATION, THE SANCTION OF THE VICTIM, LEADERSHIP & FOLLOWERSHIP, RULES & SUBJECTS, EXPERTS & PROFESSIONALS

ETATISM: Most people believe in malarchy (mal = evil, archy = rule)” - LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, Dec. 71. - Never mind what they call it. - JZ, n.d. – The question is, rather: what are we going to do about it? – JZ, 8.12.08. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, DICTOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM

ETERNITY: I will think about it, if and when I get there! Meanwhile, I'll try to free myself, my children and my grandchildren from unjust and counter-productive fetters imposed upon us by territorial States, now covering the land surface of this planet. - JZ, 28.4.95, 22.5.00.

ETHICAL INVESTMENTS: Ethical investors, in future, might abstain from investing in natural resources in case these enterprises are not run like open coops. - JZ, 10.5.01. - ETHICAL INVESTMENTS & OPEN COOPS

ETHICS: Among its numerous advantages, a code of ethics provides us with exemption from too great a dependence on other people's opinions of us.” - R. C. W. Ettinger, Man into Superman, 144. - MORALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

ETHICS: ethical innovations, unlike technical ones, take rather a long time to make their value apparent to potential recipients.” - L. Neil Smith, Contact & Commune, p. 73. - We do not explore and document them as well! They do not have an immediate sales potential for the individual. On the contrary, they might mark the innovator as a heretic or dissenter and thus might have considerable disadvantages at first for him, if he does not keep them to himself. - JZ, 6.10.01. - RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, MORALITY, NATURAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

ETHICS: ethics are best defined not by legislators, but by moralists.” - William F. Buckley, Jr., The Governor Listeth, Putnams, 1975-78, 290. - MORALITY, LAW, LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS

ETHICS: ethics as the minimal restrictions on behaviour necessary to eliminate paradox.” - Quoted in GEGENSCHEIN, 29, 18.7.1976. - One can put up with a lot of paradoxes - but not with a lot of crimes with victims and warlike aggressions. - JZ, 5.6.00.

ETHICS: Ethics is a CODE OF VALUES to guide your choices and actions.” - Merilyn Giesekam, FREE ENTERPRISE, 7/74. – Why aren’t more knowledge, skills and talents dedicated to the great task of finally producing an as perfect declaration of individual rights and liberties as our all too dispersed knowledge would permit us to produce by now? – JZ, 8.12.08. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, WQ..

ETHICS: Ethics is that level of human knowledge which deals with the rightness or wrongness of the individual's choices and actions.” - Jarret B. Wollstein, quoting Michael J. Oliver, THE NEW BANNER, 25.9.72.

ETHICS: Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.” – Surely, not only Western civilization! – JZ, 5.1.08. - WESTERN CIVILIZATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

ETHICS: how is it possible to cultivate an ethical sense while you are simultaneously making fission bombs?” - James Blish, Get Out of My Sky, p.87 in ASTOUNDING SF, British ed., 6/57. - Ibid, p. 88: “You're killing yourself in the name of a set of abstractions. Himself, yes; but the children?” - NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, MASS MURDER DEVICES

ETHICS: Of learned men, the clergy show the lowest development of professional ethics. Any pastor is free to steal customers from the divines of rival sects, and to denounce the divines themselves as theological quacks.” - H. L. Mencken. – And yet they put themselves forward as the pillars of morality. On the other hand, even the best panarchies of volunteers will show the same tendency of wanting to share, whatever they consider to be truths, with as many other people as possible. But they do so in a tolerant way, tolerant towards all tolerant actions. – JZ, 8.12.08. - CLERGY, PRIESTS, PASTORS, THEOLOGY, CHURCHES, RELIGIONS.

ETHICS: Only the government had changed, not the ethics.” - Alexander Cordell, If You Believe the Soldiers, p.193. - CHANGE OF GOVERNMENTS, ELECTIONS, VOTING, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

ETHICS: People with ethics have little use for the State. The State has little use for people with ethics. - Jason Repsher shared V is For Voluntary's photo. – Facebook, 30.12.12. - MORALITY & THE STATE

ETHICS: Philosophy is ethics, or it is nothing at all.” - D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.106. – Compare Kant’s remark that it is utopian considerations that do give philosophy its dignity. His attitude was that it is the duty of every rational and moral being to work towards a peaceful, free and just society. – JZ - PHILOSOPHY

ETHICS: There seems to be time in our schools for sports and frills and recreation, but none for the study of ethics.” - D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.122. - What would most teachers know about it? - JZ, 5.6.00. – EDUCATION, MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SPORTS, DANCING, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENTS, TOURISM, DISTRACTIONS, AMUSEMENTS

ETHICS: Tolerance for all ethical systems and practices, no matter how different, as long as they are practised only among volunteers. Children abused and other sacrificial victims would, obviously, not provide the required and sufficiently informed consent. That much at least is widely agreed upon. Unborn children cannot and do not as yet consent to their liquidation. Nor could those, who are able and willing to act as their genuine guardians, give their consent to abort them. However, the whole question of abortion is still so controversial that a sufficient agreement, one way or the other, is not to be expected soon. (*) Thus, for the time being, the best that can be achieved is: different communities for the abortionists and the anti-abortionists. One day, hopefully not too many decades or centuries away, these child sacrifices will become outlawed in all communities, as are already child sacrifices of born children. - JZ, 20.9.00. – (*) A comprehensive digitized argument map on this, as developed by Paul Monk at al, could do the trick. Search for it under “argument mapping”. – JZ, 3.3.13. - MORALITY, TOLERANCE, ABORTION, INTERNATIONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

ETHNIC BORDERS: There are no ethnic borders - except around individuals. Whoever asserts otherwise is ignorant of the ethnic mixing during recorded history. - JZ, 1972. - And what kind of ethnic border goes around individuals who combine e.g. 2-4 races or ethnic groups in themselves? As a panarchist I would say: Only those the individual chooses for himself! - JZ, 12.6.00. - FRONTIERS, BORDERS, TERRITORIALISM, COUNTRIES, NATIVES, FATHERLANDS, MOTHERLANDS, NATIONALISM, HOME COUNTRIES, RACIST TERRITORIAL SEPARATISM

ETHNIC CLEANSING: Under the murderous absurdity of "ethnic cleansing" and "racial purity" all the Nazis should have exterminated themselves, as very mixed bastards. - JZ, 11.8.95, 22.5.00.

ETHNIC DIVISIONS: We must finally realize that among mankind, being as mixed up as it is now, there are no ethnic borders left except those around individuals and their freely chosen associates. - JZ, 1974. , RACES, NATIONALISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CAPTIVE NATIONS, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, NAZIS, RACISM, MIXED RACES

ETHNOCENTRISM: The opinion that one's group is the center of the universe about which all else revolves, and is overwhelmingly more important than any other. Ethnocentrism is one thing all groups have in common.” - L.A. Rollins, Lucifer's Lexicon, p. 40. - Compare: Dagobert D. Runes: The Myth of the Chosen People. - Rollins continues with some information provided by the anthropologist Westermarck: "According to Eskimo beliefs, the first man, though made by the Great Being, was a failure, and was consequently cast side and called Ko-lu-na, which means 'white man'; but a second attempt of the Great Being resulted in the formation of a perfect man, and he was called In-nu, the name which the Eskimo give to themselves … When anything foolish is done, the Chippewas use an expression which means 'as stupid as a white man'. … The Hottentots love to call themselves 'the men of men.' - The Chinese are taught to think of themselves as superior to all other peoples … According to Japanese ideas, Nippon was the first country created, and the centre of the world. The ancient Egyptians considered themselves as the peculiar people, especially loved by the gods. … To the Hebrews their own land was 'an exceeding good land',  'flowing with milk and honey,'  'the glory of all lands'; and its inhabitants were a holy people, which the Lord had chosen 'to be a special people unto Himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth.' … The Greeks called Delphi - or rather the round stone in the Delphic temple - 'the navel' or 'the middle point of the earth'; and they considered the natural relation between themselves and barbarians to be that between master and slave." – THE MYTH OF THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.

EUGENICS: Eugenicists still have to prove that they, among themselves, can and do breed better children. More they have neither the right nor the duty to do. - JZ, 12.1.95, 22.5.00.

EURO: Europe does not need a single and uniform as well as imposed and exclusive currency but, rather, a free international market in every sphere, also for all kinds of exchange media and value standards, freely competing with each other. Either the remaining followers of monetary despotism should have been confined to their own payment communities or their opponents should have been allowed to opt out from under them. If exterritorial autonomy for volunteers had been generally introduced, the adherents of the diverse exchange media and value standard systems, as well as those of other economic, political and social systems, would have freely sorted themselves out, into diverse groups, with each them doing its own things only for or to itself. It would a kind of unity in diversity. The adherents of any particular system would, like members of different religions, no longer have been confined to any particular territory. They could have organized themselves nationally or internationally as much as they liked. The best monetary and other systems would spread by example, by getting more members or imitators. Each individual would be free to initiate or join his preferred reform or revolution. No system would be forced upon anybody - except sufficient tolerance and non-aggression towards the systems, methods, organizations, laws and institutions that others adopted for themselves. All unity would be only voluntary unity. All kinds of uniform systems could be locally realized among their local few adherents only or worldwide among their followers. Free associationism, free contracts, free choice, free competition, laissez faire in all spheres, on the foundation of voluntarism and individual self-responsibility, under personal laws rather than territorial ones and freely chosen or agreed upon juridical channels. Frictions, in all spheres, could thus become minimized. Even wars, revolutions, civil wars and terrorism could thus be avoided, not only inflations and mass unemployment. – Full monetary and financial freedom are just aspects of the consistent voluntarism of “panarchism”. – The people of the world could become as united or as separated from each other as they want to be. – Even in the small village where I live, Berrima in N.S.W, Australia, there are two churches, one for the Anglicans and one for the Roman Catholics. A third one, a Methodist one, ceased being used as a church when it ran out of followers. People can live peacefully together and yet apart. The diverse people even in friendship and family groups prove that every day. – In the payment sphere we use already xyz different cheques and credit card accounts and finance companies and banks. But freedom in this sphere, as in many others, is still very incomplete. The central banking system is territorially imposed upon the whole population, largely due to the teachings of Marx and Engels in their Communist Manifesto, of 1848, accepted in that sphere, alas, also and still by most Anti-communists - JZ, 22.12.98, 29.9.08.

EURO: European “assignats” or a forced and exclusive European currency is not by its very nature any better than any of the national ones. It merely means that with it the inherent flaws and mistakes of central banking can be spread over a still wider area and larger number of victims. – JZ, 7.1.98, 29.9.08. – CENTRAL BANKING, CENTRALIZATION, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, POLITICALLY MANAGED OR MISMANAGED CURRENCIES

EURO: Free Banking » The Euro’s Problems - - The Euro's problem is merely the problem of any central bank's currency that is legally imposed upon a whole population and not subject to free enterprise competition, consumer sovereignty towards monies offered and free choice of value standards as a recognized human right. – JZ, 16.9.11, on Facebook

EURO: Uniform, nationalized, monopolized and politicized exclusive currencies should not be merged with other such currencies into a single one, so that their usual mismanagement and abuse can then be practised on a still larger scale. They should rather be deprived of all their legislated monopolies, privileges and wrongful powers and institutions and exposed to free competition in the provision of exchange media and value standards. Let the good monies and value standards drive out the bad ones – or confine them to their remaining and voluntary victims. – JZ, 7.1.98, 29.9.08. – MONEY MONOPOLY, LEGAL TENDER, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

EUROPE: Europe inching towards fiscal union. – THE NEW YORK TIMES, reproduced in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7.9.11, p.6, heading. In other words, in this further unification the wrongs and mistakes of territorial statism will get still larger and more expensive and risky for its victims, the taxpayers and other subjects. – JZ, 20.9.11, 26.2.12. – Free trade and free enterprise and all other individual rights and liberties do not require the combination of and centralization of State powers and imposed tributes and systems of wrongful and monopolistic interventionism but their abolition. Let individuals choose the associations that they do prefer for themselves and let them opt out of all others. – JZ, 4.3.13. - CENTRALIZATION, UNIFICATION, TERRITORIALISM

EUROPE: EUROPEANIZATION: The intellectuals had been fretful about the Americanization of Europe, the crumbling of old culture before the mechanized barbarism of soft drinks, hard sells, enormous chrome-plated automobiles (dollar grins, the Danes had called them), chewing gum, plastics …. (*) None of them had protested the simultaneous Europeanization of America: bloated government, unlimited armament, official nosiness, censors, secret police, chauvinism …” - Poul Anderson, Sam Hall. – (*) What is barbaric or wrong about it? None were forced upon anybody! – JZ ) GLOBALISM, AMERICANIZATION, SPACESHIP EARTH, COSMOPOLITANISM, FREE TRADE & FREEDOM OF MIGRATION

EUROPE: One should distinguish between a politically and territorially "united" Europe, under one European Federal Government, and one in which there are no trade, labor, passport, immigration and licensing barriers, no foreign exchange restrictions, custom duties, quotas, etc. - JZ, 30.6.92. - United in freedom and justice, in respect for individual rights, it could and should be but coercively united and dominated by politicians and a single territorial government it should not be. Rightfully united it would need neither a single language, currency, law, jurisdiction, government or police force etc. Free market relationships would unite it much more justly and sensibly. - JZ, 25.5.00. - UNITED

EUROPE: United Europe needs not a united European government but, rather, free trade, free migration, free banking, freedom in finance, freedom of labor and enterprise, free militias, an individual rights code, a fully free market or laissez faire economy, one completely emancipated from all government restrictions, at least for all volunteer communities, full exterritorial autonomy for all who desire it for themselves. The remaining national, religious, ideological, ethnic and other differences could then no longer do much harm. - JZ, 28.4.92, 27.5.00.

EUTHANASIA: A painless death for all hopelessly comatose patients, especially if they previously declared themselves in favor of that, and a violence and otherwise free life for all the viable fetuses. - Those without a future, apart from an uncertain but possibly long period of mere vegetation, artificially supported by others, should not be kept alive for a long time at the expense of the general community, especially while we still kill off masses of those who have a whole and healthy future ahead of them, just because they find themselves insufficiently protected in their mother's wombs against attacks by their own mothers and fathers and their medical assistants. This problem, too, can hardly be solved to general satisfaction in a collectivist and territorial way. The dissenters should sort themselves out in their own volunteer communities, all exterritorially autonomous under personal laws of their own choosing. - JZ, 1.8.95, 22.5.00. – ABORTION, PANARCHISM

EUTHANASIA: About 20% of public health budgets goes just to keep old people in hopeless cases alive a bit longer. - Source? If that is their wish then they should express this in their insurance contracts. Otherwise they should make living wills towards the discontinuance of life supports in such cases or towards positive euthanasia or supported suicides. By all means, have every aspect subject to public scrutiny, e.g. by not keeping out any journalists. - I am all for more longevity research. But this is not the way to achieve positive results. Not mere vegetation should be supported but lives that are of some value to the supported and the supporters. Friends and opponents of such measures should sort themselves out - into their own exterritorially autonomous communities, practising their beliefs and convictions only there. - JZ, n.d. & 22.5.00. - PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, LIVING WILLS

EUTHANASIA: Are you one of those who would rather see millions of innocent people murdered, in supposedly inevitable wars and civil wars, and revolutions, than see a single person executed as a tyrant or as a violent criminal with victims or see one person lose whatever little irrational or too painful life remains in him, upon his own wish, then or previously expressed, in euthanasia or an assisted suicide? - Would the same efforts not be better directed towards peace in justice and freedom and for longer, fuller and healthier lives of innocent people, free from governmental and private violence? Should we not rather support so far insufficiently known talents, geniuses and innovators than human wrecks and the worst of the convicted criminals? - JZ, 14.1.99, 22.5.00. - TYRANNICIDE, DEATH PENALTY, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT & WARS

EUTHANASIA: What justice, wisdom and common sense is there in keeping very old people, already comatose, with no hope for recovery, artificially and very expensively alive, like human vegetables, never even having asked them beforehand whether they would want this kind of treatment for themselves, without them having contracted for this, while, at the same time, and perhaps in the same hospitals, we kill the very young, healthy and promising children, for our own "convenience", depriving them of their lives and futures, while they are still helpless in their wombs, and without bothering to provide any moral or rational justifications for these killings that stands up to any sensible criticism? Why do we consider life as holy and untouchable in the one case, when the essential part of it is already passed away, and as non-existent or dispensable, when the most the important parts of its development, within and outside their mother's wombs, are still in the future? - JZ, 1.8.95, 22.5.00. – ABORTION, PANARCHISM

EVEN-HANDEDNESS: The Government's allegedly even-handed policy simply means giving at least as much to the executioner as you give to his victim.” - Mr. Andrew Peacock, Liberal MP, Opposition spokesman on foreign affairs, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19.4.75. - IMPARTIALITY, NEUTRALITY

EVENTS: The greatest thoughts are the greatest events.” - Nietzsche. - (Die groessten Gedanken sind die groessten Ereignisse.) - THOUGHTS, IDEAS

EVERYBODY: in divisive Israel, and not only there, anyone who wants to please everyone ends up doing almost nothing." - Nahum Bernea, Israel columnist, in YEDIOT AHRONOTH, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.50.00, p. 28. - EVERYONE, THE PEOPLE, THE NATION, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS, TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE, POLITICIANS, DEMOCRACY VS. PANARCHISM, COLLECTIVISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICES, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

EVIDENCE: The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.” - Heard on ABC radio, 30.5.95. – Better: The absence of evidence is not proof that someone is not guilty. – Even a confession is not always a proof of guilt, at least not until we can read the motives in the brain of the confessing person. Are some kind of lie detectors by now good enough to establish that with certainty? - JZ, 4.3.13. – GUILT, CRIME, FACTS, PROOF, JUSTICE, COURTS

EVIDENCE: The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic.” - Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish. - PERSECUTION, INTOLERANCE, STRIFE

EVIL No evil is necessary.” - JZ, 12/75. A classical instance used to be a patrol, in an enemy area, making captives and killing them in the interest of their own security. Nowadays they could simple give each a needle that would make them unconscious for a period. - If you unintentionally or in the rush of the action do kill somebody, in self-defence, instead of merely incapacitating him, then this is still not an evil action but still a rightful self-defence action. - Nor is taxation a necessary evil. - Just try to name any or many instances of "necessary" evils! - JZ, 26.5.00, 4.3.13. – There are some extreme emergency situations in which one may have to kill one or several innocent person to save the lives of many others. – JZ, n.d. - NECESSARY OR UNNECESSARY? JUSTIFICATIONS

EVIL We do not have to choose the Lesser of Two Evils. No one is forcing you to.” - George Smith, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, 79, 26.6.77. – Some tax evaders were only left the choice of going bankrupt or risking a prison sentence for evading a tax that would bankrupt them. – What should they choose, especially when they are family men? – Is no coercion involved in either of these “choices”? - JZ, 18.11.10. - CHOOSE THE LESSER EVIL?

EVIL: All evil is a good become cancerous.” - Poul Anderson, The Corridors of Time, p.144. He ascribes this saying to "one of our philosophers". - VS. GOOD

EVIL: All that is needed to remedy the evils of our time is to do justice and give freedom.” - Henry George, The Condition of Labor. – Are we already free to do so? – JZ, 18.11.10. -VS. JUSTICE & FREEDOM

EVIL: All that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do something wrong.” - Paul Kavanagh, The Triumph of Evil, Motto, World Publishing, 1971. - VS. GOOD MEN

EVIL: An evil perpetrated by many men is more evil, not less, because of the number of collaborators.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.105.

EVIL: Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.” - Tryon Edwards, in Read's The Free Man's Almanac. - The first name is probably Tyron. - JZ - VS. GOOD

EVIL: Do not give in to evil.” - Virgil continues: "but proceed ever more boldly against it!"

EVIL: Evil by its nature is impotent. It wins by default of the good.” - Source?

EVIL: Evil flourishes when good men are silenced.” - W. G. P., n.d. – When only a few good men are publicly protesting that does not stop most evils. – JZ, 8.12.08. - VS. GOOD, CENSORSHIP, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PUBLICITY, SECRECY

EVIL: Evil has a habit, generally, of destroying itself - though it never hurts to help it along a little.” - L. Neil Smith, The Venus Belt, p. 207. - Otherwise it would destroy even more innocents, in the process of its development and decline. - JZ, 6.10.01. - SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

EVIL: Evil is not what you do to yourself, only what you do to others. If you deal wrongly with yourself you are foolish or careless or shortsighted, but if you deal wrongly with others you have done evil. - Dagobert Runes - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - WRONG, CRIMES

EVIL: Evil won't always win. - JZ, 16.9.76. - Although it wins often and often for all too long, it will not always win. - One of the evils is that freedom lovers have not yet mobilized all their resources against it. - JZ, 5.6.00. - VICTORY, SUCCESS, STRUGGLE, TIME FACTOR, PERSISTENCE

EVIL: Evil, in the eyes of the Anarchists, is the principle of authority.” - Peter Kropotkin, to his trial judge, 1883. - Berman, Anarchist Quotations, 4. - ANARCHISM & AUTHORITY

EVIL: Evil, not value, is an absence and a negation; evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.960. – By her qualification she admitted that evil people do have, sometimes, all too much power to commit their evils and do not depend upon our approval or permission for them. The victims are all too often too young, old, or sick to defend themselves or unarmed, untrained and unorganized for effective protection. – Only under voluntary taxation would it not largely amount to robbery by the powerful of the helpless. - JZ, 4.3.13. – VALUE, POWER

EVIL: Finally, I think it time to insist that the lesser of two evils is itself evil (just as the third less evil of five evils is evil). If, however, there are in fact no other alternatives, then one of the alternatives cannot be evil after all. Morality requires nothing humanly impossible. We ought to say that the lesser of what appear to be (or what would otherwise be) two evils, where these exhaust all the alternatives, is not really evil after all.” - David B. Suits, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontariao, in OPTION, 6/78. - Why are such questions left unsettled in public opinion for such a long time? - JZ, 6.6.00. - THE LESSER EVIL

EVIL: Government is said to be a necessary evil. The saying appears to be without merit. For can anything be at once necessary and evil?” … Leonard E. Read, The Free Man's Almanac, Sept. 26. - Also in: World Research: The Role of Government, 5. - LESSER EVIL. NECESSARY EVIL

EVIL: He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. – Martin Luther King, Jr. – The worst evil at present, still passively accepted by most people, is territorialism in all its many aspects. – JZ, 2.4.12. - PASSIVE ACCEPTANCE, RESISTANCE

EVIL: How many evil acts are committed, not only by infants or children, out of ignorance or non-appreciation of genuine individual rights and liberties, which have so far never been fully and clearly enough declared by any government, any teacher, any jurist, judge, writer, lecturer, and school of law, any parliament, any scholar? – JZ, 4.3.13. – Q.

EVIL: I and the public know - What all schoolchildren learn, - Those to whom evil is done - Do evil in return.” - W. H. Auden. - REVENGE, ANGER, ATROCITIES, INJUSTICE

EVIL: I saw that evil was impotent - that evil was the irrational, the blind, the anti-real - and that the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.973. – I do not mind it much when evil is really impotent, but I do mind it very much when it is very powerful. – JZ, 8.12.08. - IMPOTENCE OF EVIL

EVIL: If I were to vote for the 'lesser of two evils' I would in fact be subscribing to whatever that 'evil' does in office. …” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.40. - VOTING

EVIL: If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing.” - John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider, p.236. - PEOPLE AS PROPERTY OR THINGS

EVIL: Legislation, being a collective action, leaves hardly anyone with a sense of guilt. Why? The evil is depersonalized. Comparable is the mob that hangs Joe Doakes. The mob did it! The truth? Each of the lynchers committed the murder precisely as each person who is a party to legal plunder is guilty. Yet, the collective action affords each participant a false sense of absolution.” - Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.119. - Laws have this evil in common with a) indiscriminate air raids or rocket attacks and b) with all other actions under the "principle" of collective guild and responsibility. - JZ, 5.6.00. - EVIL OF LAWS, COERCIVE, AGGRESSIVE OR COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

EVIL: Let them check - before they grant themselves the unspeakable licence of evil-as-necessity - whether they know what IS the good and what are the conditions it requires.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.735. - LESSER EVIL, NECESSARY EVIL

EVIL: Many so-called libertarians seem to hold the deplorable attitude that choosing to commit the lesser evil is equivalent to choosing to do good.” - Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION, 24.1.82. - VS. GOOD, LESSER EVIL

EVIL: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” - Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 1670. - Compare the "ethnic cleansing" and other partly religious or racist wars of our times, e.g. in the Sudan, Israel, Ireland, and compare the wars where ideology took the place of religion. – JZ, n.d. & 4.3.13. - RELIGIOUS FERVOR, RACISM, IDEOLOGIES, FANATICISM, TERRORISM, INDISCRIMINATE BOMBING, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, FUNDAMENTALISM

EVIL: No evil can ever be necessary, and no necessity can ever be evil.” - Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.136. - In war, sometimes, situations occurred when pardon cannot be granted, because it would be close to suicidal. Consider a patrol making some prisoners in no-man's land and too far from the own lines. By now a knock-out needle, effective for hours, might be a substitute to killing. Ulrich von Beckerath mentioned to me a few other instances, e.g. a sharpshooter against Prussian troops who was killed by a Prussian officer, in return fire, and who turned out to be a teenage girl. In another instance, an observer too far away from a child, which was playing with a hand-grenade, near a heap of them and sleeping soldiers, shot that child, about to pull the trigger on the grenade. If you would have had a chance to throw a grenade that would have killed Lenin, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Franco, etc., but at the risk of killing several "innocent" bystanders, should you have abstained? Is anyone that close to a tyrant really innocent? If parents let their children get close to one of them, who is to blame? - JZ, 5.6.00. – NECESSARY EVIL?

EVIL: No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.” - La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665. - At most he can act rightly, i.e., justly, whenever he knows what is right. Thereby he is likely to minimize evil consequences and has the excuse of a genuine good will. No one can know the indirect consequences of all his actions and cannot thus be blamed for all of them. - JZ, 23.5.00. – But what is the percentage of people today, who have correct ideas on free migration and the right to asylum and on many to all other genuine individual rights and liberties? Already Goethe said: Nothing is worse to behold than ignorance in action. – JZ, 4.3.13. - CONSEQUENCES, KNOWLEDGE, FORESIGHT, DECLARATION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

EVIL: Of two evils, choose neither.” - C. H. Spurgeon. - quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.61. - Yes, if you do have that option. – JZ, 11.9.07.

EVIL: One of the major difficulties with the choice of the lesser evil, e.g. Hitler or Stalin or Mao, is that it is often hard to determine which one is really the lesser one. - JZ, 21.12.89, 8.12.08. – We should, certainly, not be forced to choose either of them. – JZ, 4.3.13. - CHOOSING THE LESSER EVIL

EVIL: Perhaps the silliest argument, and yet the one invariably advanced when this succession of failures is pointed out, is that "we must choose the lesser of two evils." Under what compulsion are we to make such a choice? Why not pass up both of them?” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.205. DIS. - WE MUST CHOOSE THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS?

EVIL: Perish with him the folly that seeks through evil good.” - Whittier, Brown of Ossawatomie. - VS. GOOD, ENDS & MEANS

EVIL: Some times it is better to suffer a little evil now to avoid a greater evil later on." // "What about doing a little evil now to avoid a greater evil later on?" // "That never works. You can't know you're going to avoid the greater evil. You can only do good by doing good." - James Gunn, Man of the Hour, ANALOG, 1084, 125. - SUFFERING IT & DOING IT

EVIL: Temptation is not an excuse for evil - in fact, "good" may be defined as the ability to rise above temptation.” - Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION, 119, p.67, 29 April 84. - We need better terms for our liberation than "good", "evil" and "love". - I'd rather stick with e.g. "justice", individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 25.5.00, 4.3.13. - GOOD, FREE WILL

EVIL: Territorially, governmentally and legally imposed evils should be distinguished from wrongs, crimes and evils attempted or committed by individuals. The former require massive and well-organized resistance and liberation efforts, not just all too thoughtless, spontaneous, violent, destructive and unorganized revolutions, which can be more murderous and destructive then the regime they overthrow. Individual and organized crime actions can be much easier and more effectively resisted if government powers, laws, institutions and monopolies do not get in the way and do no longer breed them in the first place, like e.g. the anti-drug laws do and the anti-drug war. – JZ, 4.3.13.

EVIL: The doing evil to avoid evil / Cannot be good.” - Schiller, Wallenstein, IV, 6. - Coleridge translation. - VS. GOOD, MEANS & ENDS

EVIL: The lesser evil - when there are only evils to choose from - is almost the contrary to free choice. - JZ, 1966. - LESSER EVIL & FREE CHOICE

EVIL: The lesser of two evils is evil!” - Patrick Brooks, 70'ties. – Is still an evil. – J.Z., 4.3.13. - The Lesser of Two Evils - Is Evil.” - Bumper sticker of the League of Non-Voters, in 70's. - From SLL Catalog. - THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS

EVIL: The lesser of two evils is less evil.” – Brad Linaweaver. – But still evil. And the choice formulated presupposed that there are only two options. Often there are more and sometimes even many more and some of them might even be quite ethical and rational. – JZ, 31.10.07. - LESSER EVIL, “THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS”, DIS.

EVIL: The lesser of two evils is still evil.” - Prof. Galambos. – LESSER EVIL

EVIL: The nature of the evil we see about us invariably contains the element of seeking to impose our wills on others. Few of us feel that we need to correct the evil in ourselves. Even if we detect shoddy motives and mediocre performances in ourselves, we readily see that such falling away from perfection does not justify any inroads against us. … And it is from this unwillingness to mind our own business that evil is manufactured.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Winter 1976. - IMPOSITIONS, COERCION, COMPULSION, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE

EVIL: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Attributed to Edmund Burke, but never found in his works. It may be a paraphrase of Burke's view that "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle" (Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents, April 23, 1770). - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 15th ed., p. ix (1980). - GOOD MEN

EVIL: The pursuit of evil cannot be made good by the character of the performer.” - David Nicholls, Three Varieties of Pluralism, 10, discussing H. J. Laski, Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty, p.23.

EVIL: The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” - Albert Einstein. - It is also still more dangerous as a result of what he did about it, e.g. recommending the building of indiscriminate mass murder devices. Countering collectivist aggression, which assumed "collective responsibility" with devices, which commit mass murder and mass destruction in accordance with the principle of "collective responsibility" is not the solution. - JZ, 28.1.01. - APATHY, INDIFFERENCE

EVIL: There can be no such thing as a necessary evil. For, if a thing is really necessary, it cannot be an evil and if it is an evil, it is not necessary.” - Tiorio. - However, sometimes self-defence and the defence of other innocents may require the killing of some innocents, as "collateral damage". One can try to save all hostages but can often save most of them by risking the sacrifice of some of them. One SF story imagined a spaceship approaching Earth at immense speed and being unable to stop. Its destruction saved many more people than it killed. In real life there were several case of pilots refusing to jump to safety for themselves, from a damaged aircraft that would, without their remaining steering ability crash into a town. - JZ, 23.11.02. - NOT NECESSARY, WRONG, CRIME

EVIL: There is no man who loves evil because it is evil. What he loves in it are only the advantages and pleasures, which it promises to him and which, in the present conditions of mankind it often really grants. … - J. G. Fichte, Die Bestimmung des Menschen, S.139.

EVIL: There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.” - Bible, Isaiah, 48-22. - WICKEDNESS, PEACE, AGGRESSION, CRIME

EVIL: There is no such thing as the better of two evils.” - Bob Howard, 18.3.1973. - LESSER & “BETTER” EVILS

EVIL: This is the most vicious crime of all, the crime of omission, of omitting to do something when faced with evil.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.48. - Alas, the idea of a tacitly concluded "social contract", one that implies the mutual upholding of rights and liberties, whenever they are threatened or attacked, as a duty of all participants, has been thoroughly discredited by and among "intellectuals", who seem to believe only in written and authorized and well documented contracts and find the "social contract" no more proven in such a form than any specific natural right or liberty. Sometimes, the same kind of people deny even some relatively recent facts, like the Holocaust, or its extent, simply because the Nazis did not do us the favor of leaving us sufficient good documents about it. The social contract duty to come to the assistance of victims of aggression was never documented to the satisfaction of most lawyers, constitutionalists etc., while among moral and reasonable people it would not need to be so documented. - As if paper and ink and formal expressions and procedures could add anything to the value of genuine moral principles. - JZ, 6.6.00. - DUTY

EVIL: We learn, however, that evil is inherently weak. Its only power is that of destruction, which it requires the good to finance.” - NEW LIBERTARIAN, supplement, April 78. – Totalitarian regimes, even Welfare States, can extract their strength from forced labor and tax slaves as well as conscripts – unless their enemies, the somewhat free governments, societies and peoples, make common cause with the victims of all victimizing regimes. – JZ, 9.3.13.

EVIL: Why do we still use vague and general terms like evil, unfairness, sin, wrong, crime, illegal, wickedness etc. without having bothered to defined individual rights and liberties full and clearly enough? – JZ, 4.3.13. – Q.

EVOLUTION: Evolution is a continuous breaking and forming to make new, richer wholes. Even our genetic material is in flux. If we try to live as (*) closed systems, we are doomed to regress. …” - M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.184. - JZ: or in – (*) Territorialism and its statism, governmentalism, legalism and bureaucracy, amounting to a minority rule over whole populations, forces us to live in monopolistic, collectivistic, compulsory and thus wrongful systems and does not permit individual and group secessionism for diverse preferred developments, all under personal law or exterritorial autonomy for the dissenters. Thus it prevents the evolution of free, just, rational, economic, prosperous and peaceful societies. – JZ, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

EVOLUTION: Evolution is the revealed word of God.” - James P. Hogan, Minds, Machines & Evolution, p.153. – Rather, the revealed method of nature. – JZ, 30.7.13. - GOD, NATURE, REVELATION, CREATION

EVOLUTION: For my part I would as soon be descended from a baboon ... as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies ... treats his wives like slaves ... and is haunted by the grossest superstitions. - Charles Darwin - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – DESCENT OF MAN, APES, SAVAGES, BARBARIANS

EVOLUTION: Men should rather be proud to have risen from lower animals than having descended from a superior animal, whom they call a God. - JZ, 16.3.95, 22.5.00. – Alas, too many spleens of the “aristocrats” or “nobility” do still prevail. – Are we children or creatures of a “God” or of “Nature”, starting with the very first and very primitive life forms, naturally developing under hard but, sometimes, also sufficiently favorable conditions, over geological periods? - JZ, 10.12.08, 30.7.13. - GOD, RELIGION, THE CREATOR, PRIDE, SELF-RESPECT

EVOLUTION: Personal evolution is the key to TRUE freedom. - Chris Lyspooner sharing Unbound Quotes and Notes's photo. – Facebook, 8.6.12. - John Zube: Rather, personal REVOLUTIONS, via individual and volunteer-group secessionism into full exterritorial autonomy for whatever kind of society, community or governance one likes. - John Zube: That would also eliminate, in this sphere, the distinction between evolution and revolution. Both would be peaceful, non-violent and lead to rapid all-over progress and development in most important spheres. - On Facebook. - Under territorialism not sufficient evolution of individuals, minorities and majorities takes place. Under panarchism even individual and non-violent as well as quite tolerant “revolutions” or rapid changes through different free choices become possible. – JZ, 5.9.12, 30.7.13. - & REVOLUTION

EVOLUTION: What the biological revolution means, he seemed to be saying, is that we, who have been the victims of evolution, are becoming its architects.” - Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.41. - And in the meantime, we may expect to be supplied with alcoholic drinks and tobacco made even more addictive and with foods made so poisonous that they are not touched by insects or will kill them right away. Moreover, it seems that we may get no warning about such changes, on consumer goods, which are all too much changed and then supplied as if they were harmless and only beneficial. - JZ, 30.5.00, 4.3.13. - THE BIOLOGICAL REVOLUTION, GENETICS, GENETIC MODIFICATIONS, FOOD ADDITIVES, CHEMICALS  & POLLUTION IN OUR PROCESSED FOODS, DEGREES OF INTENTIONAL FOOD POISONING, THROUGH COLOURING, PRESERVATIVES ETC.

EVOLUTION: When evolution ceases, revolution begins.” - John Leitch, Man to Man, p.195. - Individual sovereignty, expressed in individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities makes something like a "non-compromising" compromise possible between evolution and revolution, namely, the non-violent one-man revolution of the individual secessionist, who secedes from a State or society and joins or establishes another one, which he likes much more, without any violent action. As P. E. de Puydt said in his classical article Panarchy, only a drop of ink might be spilled in the process. It is only under territorialism that there is a great distinction between evolution and revolution. Moreover, only under territorialism is evolution made difficult for the reformers and does violent revolution often become necessary or seem necessary and it is only under territorialism that bloody revolutions will occur. - While confining itself to the territorial model political science is not yet a science. - It is almost like examining only what happens at night and ignoring everything that happens in daytime. - Or would a coin collector examine only one side of a coin? - PIOT, JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. – REVOLUTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

EXAMINATIONS: Even those who are not top students could probably obtain student loans without too much trouble - under conditions of freedom. Then no one would have to risk his health preparing to come out well in examinations, just to have a good chance for a scholarship. Apart from this, there ought to be many competing certification systems and among them would be some that would not care how the required knowledge was acquired. Under freedom conditions in education there would also be experiments on the fastest ways to acquire knowledge and judgment, so that at least some students could fast-track themselves with less labor or mental efforts than are required under the present system. E.g. the subliminal advertising effect could be used for revision work and sleep reducing inventions, like Robert Heinlein's water bed, could provide more study time and the same degree of rest. All the memory improvement and intelligence expansion proposals should be checked out as well. - JZ, 6.6.00. - CERTIFICATION SCHEMES, STUDENT LOANS, STUDY METHODS, EDUCATION

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.” - C. C. Colton, Lacon, 1820.

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations are harmless when the examinee is indifferent to their result, but as soon as they matter they begin to distort his attitude to education and to conceal is purpose.” - Sir Richard Livingstone, On Education.

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations are often an opportunity for some inferior or mediocre minds to sit in judgment not only over inferior and mediocre minds but also over superior ones. Unless such an examinee anticipates that, he is likely to be failed by them. - Yes, I, too, was failed in one of my many examinations. - JZ, 22.5.00. - CERTIFICATION MONOPOLIES

EXAMPLE: A good example is the best sermon.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1743. - And yet how many people are able to conclude from this e.g. upon: Capitalism for consenting adults and Communism for consenting adults! - JZ, 25.5.00.

EXAMPLE: conquer not by might, but by an example that all men and women will wish to emulate.” - Ted Noffs, Dismantling the Dinosaur, p.13. - All would not be required. Many would be enough. - JZ, 6.6.00. – SETTING BETTER EXAMPLES RATHER THAN TRYING TO DOMINATE OTHERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE

EXAMPLE: Example draws where precepts fails, / And sermons are less read than tales.” - Mathew Prior, Poems on Several Occasions, 1708. - If volunteer communities were free to demonstrate voluntary taxation, free trade, monetary and financial freedom, private social insurance options, and other benefits of a fully free market economy, among their members, how long would it take many to most outsiders to see the benefits and either join such communities or establish similar ones? But even if, for centuries, no one else but the existing freedom lovers and their descendants were to join them, they would already have achieved for themselves what they value highly. So why do even they largely ignore their exterritorial autonomy option and do not consider offering them to their enemies as well? - JZ, 25.5.00. – PANARCHISM, Q.

EXAMPLE: Example is an eloquent orator.” - Czech proverb. - In all spheres pre-empted by governments we have shut up most of these “orators” so that most people now cannot even imagine other than the bad examples set by territorial governments. - JZ, 25.5.00. – PANARCHIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

EXAMPLE: Example is better than precept.” - English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1400. - And yet we have confined the setting of examples to territorial governments, i.e., politicians and bureaucrats, mostly lawyers of all people, and to generals, in all too many most important spheres of living (Those of political, economic and social systems). Organized murder, mayhem and poverty are all too often and for all too long the result. "Free" people have been reduced by them to experimental rabbits or sheep in the hands of the leaders of compulsory to coercive systems. And they put up with this treatment, uncritically, never examining their exterritorial autonomy alternatives! - The theories of exterritorial autonomy for all volunteer communities and experiences with them are, objectively, much superior to the theories of territorial sovereignty and territorial experiments, nevertheless, most people still ignore the former and put up with the miseries caused by the latter! Should not at least most libertarians and anarchists be among the exceptions? - JZ, 25.5.00, 30.7.13. – Q., DEMONSTRATION, EXPERIMENTATION, PROOF & PANARCHISM

EXAMPLE: Example is more efficacious than precept.” - Samuel Johnson. - PANARCHIES

EXAMPLE: Example is not the main thing in influencing other people: It is the only thing.” - Albert Schweitzer. - EXPERIMENTATION, FREEDOM OF ACTION, INFLUENCE, PANARCHISM

EXAMPLE: Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.” - Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace, I, 1797. - Another version, in Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.84: "Example is the school of mankind; they will learn at no other." - This version is also in Read's The Free Man's Almanac, Feb. 25. - Having to live within a large territorial “cage”, in which a territorial government practises numerous wrong and irrational experiments upon "its" people, keeps the experiments of other governments, in other countries, largely, out of sight, limits the governmental experiments to those based upon the most popular and primitive errors and prejudices and makes any positive and negative feedback from the victims of these experiments difficult or ineffective. For the decisions are largely monopolized, for all too long, in the hands of the territorial rulers. Their victims are not free to secede from them. Free experimentation by exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would take place all around everyone and almost instant decision-making on them, as far as the affairs of an individual are concerned, would be within reach of individuals, either by an individual seceding from or joining one such experiment or neutrally observing it from nearby. - JZ, 25.5.00. - LEARNING & PANARCHISM

EXAMPLE: Example moves the world more than doctrine.” - Henry Miller, The Cosmological Eye, 1934. – Panarchism attempts to introduce the freedom to set examples even into the last remaining spheres, where it has been coercively excluded, namely that of territorial governments. – JZ, 8.12.08. - VS. DOCTRINE, TERRITORIALISM

EXAMPLE: Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” - Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894. – That is the annoyance of the rulers and of the fanatics. For moral and rational people a good examples has great powers of attraction. That is the reason why we need experimental freedom for all, in every sphere now monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 30.7.13. - EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM

EXAMPLE: I’ll admit that the instant you can demonstrate it to me.” – James Blish, A Case of Conscience, Penguin SF, 1963, 68. - INSTANCES, FACTS, DEMONSTRATION, RED.

EXAMPLE: in the future human agglomerations which are more advanced in their social development will try to start an independent life; and that they will endeavor to convert the more backward parts of a nation by example, instead of imposing their opinions by law and force, or submitting themselves to the majority-rule, which always is a mediocrity-rule.” - Kropotkin, in NINETEENTH-CENTURY OPINION, 246. - CONVERSION BY EXPERIMENTS & PANARCHISM INSTEAD OF BY TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LEGISLATION

EXAMPLE: Long is the road of the theorizer, short and efficient is the one using practical demonstrations.” - Seneca, d. j., Epistolae 6. (Longum iter est per preaecepta, breve et efficax per exemple. - Lang ist der Weg durch Lehren, kurz und eben durch Beispiele.) – d. j. = der juengere. (the younger) - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT VS. THEORIZING

EXAMPLE: Music production, reproduction, distribution, storage and enjoyment is largely panarchistically organized. As a result, different kinds of music lovers may avoid or may merely verbally criticize each other. As a rule they do not fight and their friendships and exchanges tend to be peaceful and international. JZ 26.7.87. – TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS, I.E. VOLUNTARY & EXTERRITORIAL ONES. EXAMPLES OF PANARCHISM ABOUND – IN ALL SPHERES NOT MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

EXAMPLE: Nobody is useless. He can still serve as a deterrent example.” - Bumper sticker seen in Freiburg/Br. - (Keiner ist unnuetz. Er kann immer noch als schlechtes Beispiel dienen.)

EXAMPLE: Nothing is so infectious as example.” - Charles Kingsley. - Yes, errors, myths and prejudices are, under present conditions. - If examples were ALWAYS sufficiently infectious then all the pro-freedom steps ever taken in the past would have been fast multiplied and adopted widely and finally universally. Alas, mental and physical resistance prevented that. (Naturally, also repressive territorial laws. – JZ, 18.11.10.) Alas, we never had complete freedom of expression and information, with affordable media for this, allowing complete and permanent publishing, combined with full freedom to experiment at the own risk and expense. Perhaps only under these conditions will this saying become largely true. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. – In other words, Since there are always at least some good people around, engaging only in rightful actions, we should, according to this saying, all have been “infected” by them, by now. But, are we? – JZ, 8.12.08. – However, especially the best were never quite free and often more restricted than the ordinary people, who are not trying to achieve innovations. All, the best, the least productive and those in-between, suffer from e.g. monetary and financial despotism and are thus driven into often desperate competition for jobs and earnings and the payment of their debts in scarce monopoly money. (In spite of numerous historical experiences with currency famines, some libertarian “economists” do still manage to deny the very possibility of a deflation under the exclusive currency of their preference, mostly an exclusive gold- or silver currency. Yesterday, in the autobiographical notes of Rose Wilder Lane, which are online with the Molinari Institute, I read, once again, how severe such currency famines can be.) Under full monetary and financial freedom, earning a living would be relatively easy, with exchange media or clearing options being competitively supplied, using sound value standards and no purchasing power being coercively extracted via governmental tribute levies, the working hours would long have been more reduced, while the living standards at all levels would have been further increased. No more desperate competition for money would occur. And this in peace and under various and self-chosen just systems, achieved by panarchistic individual choices. – JZ, n.d. & 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - PANARCHISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, DEPRESSIONS, INFLATIONS, DEFLATIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT, SALES DIFFICULTIES FOR LABOR, GOODS & SERVICES

EXAMPLE: Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. - Ron Paul, quoted by Judy Morris sharing Darren Motise's photo. – pointed out by Anja Hartleb - Facebook, 19.6.12. - John Zube: That is what panarchism, its diverse panarchies, voluntarism, exterritorial autonomy, full experimental freedom, freedom of contract and freedom of association are all about, based upon individual sovereignty and individual secessionism and free choices for individuals in every sphere. The results, at least in some cases, will soon be much better than those of the best "limited" but still territorial governments of the past and the present. – Among the alternative institutions and services will also be efficient and rightful defence, liberation and development services, all for volunteers only and all against all territorial authoritarians, despotic regimes, tyrannies and totalitarian States. This radical change would release all creative and protective energies against all murderous and destructive ones, today still organized territorially, in form of States, all over the world. - On Facebook, 9.4.12, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - SETTING EXAMPLES, FREE EXPERIMENTATION, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, PANARCHY: EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS – IN EVERY SPHERE

EXAMPLE: The best preacher is always the one who preaches with his example.” - Horst Stowasser, Leben ohne Chef und Staat, 1986, S. 97. - Rough translation of: "Der beste Prediger ist immer noch der , der mit dem Beispiel predigt." – Provided that he is free to do so. If not, then this is the primary freedom that he ought to strive for. – JZ, 18.11.10. - EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOR AS A TEACHING METHOD

EXAMPLE: What you are (*) speaks so loud I cannot hear what you say!” - Emerson, quoted in Leonard E. Read: Having My Way, p.84. – (*) or do! - JZ, 30.7.13. - VS. PERSUASION, THEORY & PROPAGANDA ATTEMPTS, EXPERIMENTS, ACTION, DEMONSTRATIONS, POLITICIANS

EXAMPLE: You should really be here and on the spot, firstly because people believe their eyes rather more than their ears, and secondly because the road is a long one if one proceeds by way of precepts but short and effectual if by way of personal example.” - Seneca, Letters VI, page 40. – Under panarchism different, including some better examples, would be all around one, in every country. – JZ, 18.11.10. - EXAMPLE OR FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT -RATHER THAN PERSUASION, VISUAL IMPRESSIONS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

EXASPERATION: Of course, I realize that nothing must be written in the spirit of exasperation. … it takes a steady editorial head to keep one's writing within the strict limits of sweetness and light.” - A. J. Nock, to Ellery Sedgwick, August I, 1913. - Anger and frustration are infective and usually counter-productive. They are a sign of weakness rather than of strength. They provoke rather than clarify. They do not spread enlightenment, while politeness, satire or humor can defuse a situation or an opinion and can be the first step towards enlightenment on a point. - Hopefully, the best kinds of slogans, definitions, aphorisms and quotes for liberty, collected here, will be of the more persuasive kind. However, there are situations and people and kinds of behavior and statements that deserve not exasperated and frustrated but crushing, squashing, insulting, counter-aggressive, emasculating, quite shutting-up, ridiculing and down-putting replies, if they are available or come to one’s mind. It may take fine judgment to determine when and where and against whom they are justified, suitable or even necessary - JZ, 24.4.00, 30.7.13. –RED, SLOGANS, DEFINITIONS, SWEARING, INSULTS, CURSES, DEFENSIVE WORDINGS

EXCELLENCE: Above all, we must bear in mind that good results depend on the power of attraction, which, in turn, rests on excellence. Any individual can assess his own competence in this respect by merely observing the extent to which others are seeking his tutorship on free market, private ownership, limited government, and related concepts.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.113/114. - Unfortunately, a truly developed and free market for such lecturers and writers has not yet been developed. Most remain unknown to most of those who would be interested in them. - JZ, 6.6.00. - THE POWER OF ATTRACTION, PERFECTION, MAGNETISM, SUCCESS

EXCELLENCE: freedom is good for man not in and of itself, but as the only means by which man might achieve his own excellence.” - M. L. Zupan, THE FREEMAN, 10/73. - FREEDOM, MAN & HIS DEVELOPMENT, GROWTH, MATURITY

EXCELLENCE: Learn to overcome by excelling, this being the sole means to individual growth.” - Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 9/73. - GROWTH, SUCCESS

EXCELLENCE: Niebuhr was right, said Goethe, when he saw a barbarous age coming. It is already here, we are in it, for in what does barbarism consist, if not in the failure to appreciate what is excellent.” - Goethe, to Eckermann, 1831. - What Goethe failed to realize here is that the best ideas and talents are not even sufficiently known in the supposedly already civilized countries. The explanation for this lies in the absence of an ideas archive and talent registry, both serving as proper markets for this kind of supply and demand. - JZ, 6.5.00. – Add to this the territorial suppression of free experimentation among volunteers in all spheres, which the government has monopolized in its own hands. Exterritorially autonomous and successful examples by dissenters could hardly remain long ignored. - JZ, 18.11.10. - VS. BARBARISM

EXCELLENCE: The man whose sole pursuit is Profit-and-Advantage can be ruined by a bad harvest, but a man whose sole pursuit is Excellence cannot be confused by evil times.” - Mencius. - PROFIT, SUCCESS, EVIL, CORRUPTION

EXCELLENCE: The society which tolerates shoddiness in philosophy, because it is an exalted activity, and scorns excellence in plumbing because it is a humble activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy.” – Source? - VS. SHODDINESS, NEGLIGENCE, CARELESSNESS

EXCEPTION: Exceptions are not always confirmations of the old rule. They can also be indicators of a new rule.” - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. - RULES

EXCHANGE MEDIA: Exchange media should mainly be based upon the very goods and services to be mostly exchanged. More accurately still, upon those goods and services already produced and offered ready for sale by retailers and wholesalers of them and upon ready for sale services and their immediate service capacity plus their capacity via appointments. – Naturally, all goods, services and labor to be exchanged, as well as the exchange media or clearing certificates or accounts of whatever kind used for this purpose, should, ideally, all be expressed in sound and self-chosen value standards not in the fictitious and usually depreciated paper value standards of governments or their central banks. – JZ, 20.11.98, 26.9.08. - MONETARY FREEDOM, MONEY, CURRENCY, REDEMPTIONISM, COVER, GUARANTEE, BASIS, READINESS TO ACCEPT FOUNDATION, SHOP FOUNDATION, CLEARING FOUNDATION, DEBT FOUNDATION

EXCHANGE MEDIA: The amount of exchange media should grow with the amount of the values to be exchanged. - JZ, n.d. - More cinema, theatre, opera, bus, railway and airline seats require more tickets if all are to be sold. - The ticket price reduction would mean a more competitive supply of such services but it would not mean a devaluation of the value of such tickets. All would still be fully redeemable in the services they represent, at their free market prices, expressed in self-chosen rather than legally imposed value standards. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. - VALUES, CURRENCIES, PURCHASING POWER, SOUND EXCHANGE MEDIA FREE CHOICE OF VALUE STANDARDS, MONETARY FREEDOM, SOUND FREE MARKET MONIES

EXCHANGE RATE: A free exchange rate automatically solves the balance of payments and the balance of trade "problems" through natural day by day adaptations of the exchange rate. - JZ, 1972. – At that rate “foreign exchange” would never be rare. – JZ, 4.3.13. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: A freely floating exchange rate saves you from devaluations, revaluations, gold price increases and foreign exchange shortages.” - Source? -1970's. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: And make no mistake about it, when governments try to play exchange rates, what they are doing is speculating with their citizen's money, and mostly they lose it.” - Milton Friedman in Australia, 1975, page 41. - Alas, it is NOT their citizen's money but monopolistic and coercive government money forced upon the citizens as their only option. Under full monetary and financial freedom governments would have no say in this sphere, with one exception: They, too, would be competing issuers. That is, they could try to issue and maintain their tax foundation money among those who voluntarily subscribed to their services. - JZ, 6.6.00.

EXCHANGE RATE: Australia's exchange rate is now determined neither by a free-floating horse nor a stubborn fixed-rate donkey, but by a dirty-floating camel of a committee.” - THE ECONOMIST, London, quoted in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, March 1977, p. 22.

EXCHANGE RATE: Australian Dollars to float from 9.12.83.” - Radio News. - Now we need only a free float and trading of the value of politicians, their laws, services, systems and institutions, if any value, a subjective one, does remain in them. - Actually, it was another dirty float, with much intervention by the Australia's central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia, which continued its depreciating policies, made possible through its legal tender power and issue monopoly. And we are still far from free choice of governments and societies and free pricing for their "services".  - JZ, 9.12.83 & 6.6.00. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: Dirty Float: A period during which the government intervenes in the foreign exchange market while claiming that it isn't.” - Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.391. - DIRTY FLOAT

EXCHANGE RATE: Exchange rates for all currencies should be freely floating, if the aim is to achieve a frictionless international free trade, avoid any shortage of "foreign exchange", and avoid balance of payment and balance of trade "problems". - Under freely floating exchange rates the exchange rates soon express a general purchasing power parity, which eliminates rapidly any general advantage of one country over others, no matter how low its wages, how high its natural resources or technical development are. - Such a floating exchange rate can also be introduced unilaterally under conditions of monetary freedom, i.e., when quantities of the own currency, which are hoarded by foreign central banks or investors, could easily be replaced by alternative and freely competing currencies. - JZ, n.d., 70's. - Under monetary freedom the competing currencies would mostly has a relatively short "use by…." validity date, i.e. they would not be a suitable medium for hoarders and speculators. They would have only one main and natural function: To facilitate exchanges, i.e. the sale of goods, labor and services. - JZ, 6.6.00. – All of them would also be constantly measured not only against each other but also against any sound and self-chosen value standard. The issuers would keep them as far as possible at par with this value standard, especially by having to accept them at par with it, even if in local circulation or in foreign countries their notes would no longer stand at par. The very possibility and practice of the right of all others to refuse to accept them at all or at par with their nominal value, would see to it that their issues remain sufficiently limited. – JZ, 4.3.13. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: Exchange rates must (*) reflect the differences in purchasing power of the different currencies to ensure that the value of exports from one country is matched by an equal value of imports from other countries.” - R. M. Williams, in Roger Le Roy Miller, The Economics of National Issues, p.131. - (*) & under freedom they will, sufficiently, … - JZ, n.d.

EXCHANGE RATE: Floating exchange rates would act like the ballcock in a water tank, keeping the balance of trade level.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/72, 75. – How many kinds of free exchanges are there, with which governments habitually interfere? Millions? Billions? And how often or, rather, how rarely is their interference justified or better than the self-management and self-responsibility arrangements of free men, making their own choices, contracts and associations? – JZ, 10.12.08. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: Floating exchange rates: In view of current comment, I am forced to protest again that floating rates are not advanced as a painless cure for trade imbalance. And we do not claim that floating rates will prevent the occurrence of trade imbalances, any more than a rise in the price of potatoes is a painless way of getting more potatoes. What we do claim is that free floating rates are the least painful and most effective method of remedying trade imbalance, and that they involve no increase in state interference. - If a float is to be effective, however, it must be allowed to work. Devaluation means higher home prices because, in addition to the higher cost of imports, the increase exports generated by the fall abroad in the price of the pound, do not lower, but rather raise home prices. Free exchange rates mean only the liberty to apply the law of supply and demand to the market for foreign currencies. When the supply of potatoes is less than the demand, we do not in peace times turn to the expensive method of rationing potatoes: that method does not increase the supply. If, however, we let the price of potatoes rise, it not only discourages consumption, but encourages production, which is precisely what the situation needs. Free floating exchange rates apply the same principle to the market for foreign currency.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/77, p.2. - Please note that exchange rates are not freely floating when they are confined to monopoly currencies issued by governments only. Only when all possible and desirable or desired currencies are included in "foreign exchange" will we really get free market pricing for currencies, internally and externally. (Free choice of value standards is also required for that. – JZ, 8.12.08, 4.3.13.) Otherwise we will only get "free" pricing between monopoly goods: government paper currencies (all forced and exclusive). Another aspect of this monetary freedom would be that although legal tender would not only be abolished internationally but also internally, the internal and international exchange rates would tend to float or fluctuate much less than they do now, since more stable value standards would be freely chosen and would be more carefully maintained under competitive conditions. Without the monopolies and coercion of monetary despotism the good monies would drive out the bad and if, for instance, a gold weight unit were universally adopted, as the preferred value standard, but not as an exclusive currency and one in which all gold certificates would at any time have to be fully redeemable by the issuer in gold weight units, then we would get hardly any fluctuations in the exchange rates at all. - The metallic redemption obligation would either confine currencies to the gold stocks for this purpose or lead to future dealings in limited gold stocks with a great inbuilt risk, since all non-cash transactions would then be payable upon demand in gold weight units. Since the non-cash transactions are much larger than the available cash, any sudden insistence upon cash could collapse the non-cash transactions and lead to an excess demand for cash which could not be instantly satisfied. - A gold weight value for accounting or gold weight clearing currency would not have this inbuilt risk. Gold weight values would then be payable in any acceptable exchange medium, up to that value and not only in physical gold weights or gold coins. Meulen's "solution" was different from this one. He still insisted on gold redemption - but at a "fluctuating gold price" and ignored all other monetary freedom options, although he corresponded for many years with Ulrich von Beckerath. One's own invented currency system can act like a dogmatic religious belief upon the inventor. – Competitively issued free market monies would have compulsory acceptance and a forced and declared value only towards the issuer or a group of people, who, in combination, act as the issuers. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - FREELY FLOATING EXCHANGE RATES

EXCHANGE RATE: Freely floating exchange rates work best. - JZ, 2/75. - After all, they are free prices, in a free market for these goods. Alas, these “goods” are monopoly goods and as such all of them are mismanaged and their monopolistic issuers do suppress alternative supplies of better such goods by those able and willing to do so, if the legalized monetary despotism did not prevent such a supply. - JZ, 2/75 & 6.6.00, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: I see no reason whatsoever why my government or your government should speculate with my money or your money in the exchange market.” - Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.41. - Is it his money or our money or their money, the forced and exclusive currency of governments that does not permit us to issue better monies and to use better value standards? - JZ, 6.6.00, 30.7.13. – MONETARY DESPOTISM, Q.

EXCHANGE RATE: International trade can truly be free only when currency exchange rates reflect the free-market value of respective currencies.” - LP Platform, n.d. - Typically, it forgot to mention that international trade as well would be truly free only under full monetary, clearing, value standard and financial freedom in addition to all the more widely recognized economic liberties. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE RATE: Mr. Samuel Brittan takes two "Lombard" columns in the FINANCIAL TIMES (31/5) to demonstrate that a 10% devaluation of the pound leads to something like a 10% rise in our prices. I should hardly have thought that the fact needed so much demonstration. When we devalue, our exports become cheaper for the foreigner, and imports from him become dearer. He gets cheaper goods and we get dearer goods. Floating rates are not a way of getting a competitive advantage over the foreigner: they are the best way of getting and keeping our foreign trade in balance; of ensuring that we do not import more than we earn by our exports. ...” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/77. – Freely issued private currencies, freely chosen value standards for them and goods, prices and services and the free market rating of such notes, clearing certificates, shop currencies, accounts and value standards, are even more important than freely floating exchange rates for the paper currencies of territorial governments. – JZ, 18.11.10. - FREELY FLOATING EXCHANGE RATES

EXCHANGE RATE: The benefits of a free price for foreign currencies in keeping our foreign trade in balance, in putting an occasional brake on our spending abroad, or occasionally encouraging it, are so obvious that it is surprising that they should ever be questioned.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/75. - FREELY FLOATING

EXCHANGE: A fair exchange is no robbery.” - English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1546. - "Change be no robbery." - John Heywood, Proverbs, Pt. ii, ch. 4. (1546). - Poul Anderson used it in "A Fair Exchange", in CONTINUUM 3, 39. – “Exchange is no robbery.” - C. H. Spurgeon, Salt-cellars. - It is not so much the difference in capital assets between workers and employers that makes many workers consider their exchange of labor for wages as unfair to them, but monetary despotism, which reduces the ability to pay of both and it reduces wages either by deflation, inflation or stagflation. Under monetary freedom, including clearing freedom and free choice of value standards, combined with various self-management schemes, i.e. in a free market situation, wages or incomes from productive work would correspond to an individual’s productivity. In other words, an excellent clearing system is needed, and a competitive supply of sound exchange media, i.e., privately and cooperatively issued monies, clearing certificates or accounts, all using sound value standards, all of them being, then, essentially mere clearing certificates, even when they are privately and competitively issued coins or tokens. –I probably heard the first quote the first time from Jim Watts, on 22.7.75. - JZ, 6.6.00.

EXCHANGE: All exchanges to be voluntary, on all sides. - JZ, 13.6.78. - That excludes any taxation and any form of monetary and financial despotism, any laws, regulations and imposed jurisdictions on voluntary exchanges. - JZ, 6.6.00. – VOLUNTARISM, TAXATION, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

EXCHANGE: And leave me free to exchange whatever I please with whomever I choose, be it with General Electric, Matsushita, or Joe Doakes.” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.69. - Also in: NOTES FROM FEE, 5/73. - FREE EXCHANGE, FREE TRADE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE

EXCHANGE: Beyond Mr. Heath's way of looking at the man-land problem, there is the larger issue of freedom in general. Mr. Heath insists on what should be axiomatic to us in the days of Cold War, that ownership is what confers freedom (*) To be a free man, one must have the right to a home base, something to stand on without asking any politician's permission. But there is more to freedom - and to ownership - than that. One cannot be truly free unless the product of one's energies can be exchanged for other products in an un-coerced relationship. Free exchange depends on contract, and without ownership there can be no contracts. Ownership, contract and exchange are thus inseparable links in a chain. …” John Chamberlain, Foreword to Spencer Heath, Market, Citadel & Altar, VI. – (*) underlined by me: JZ, n.d. – Meaning: Ownership of goods and of one’s services and self-ownership, not ownership of slaves or the claimed and practiced ownership of territorial subjects by their governments. – JZ, 4.3.13. - PROPERTY & OWNERSHIP, CONTRACT & FREEDOM

EXCHANGE: By free exchange is meant such exchange of service as will occur among men each of whom is guided in his actions solely by his own judgment of his own interest, subject only to the material limitations of the world in which he lives, but not restrained by the will of other men.” - John Beverly Robinson, The Economics of Liberty, chapter Free Exchange. - FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM TO EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others.” – Frederic Bastiat, Economic Harmonies, p.82. - PROSPERITY, MUTUALITY, CAPITAL, INVESTMENTS, PROPERTY

EXCHANGE: Commerce links all mankind in one common brotherhood of mutual dependence and interests.” - James A. Garfield. - TRADE, BUSINESS, COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FREE TRADE, GLOBAL ECONOMY

EXCHANGE: Deal with all men in willing exchange for mutual profit.” - JAG, 28.2.73. – One does not have to deal with all other people but one should always be free to do so – if they are willing. -  JZ, 4.3.13. - WILLING, & PROFIT, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: Does the farmer make his own clothes? Does the tailor produce the corn he consumes? Does your housekeeper continue to have your bread made at home, after she finds that she can buy it cheaper from the baker? Do you resign the pen to the brush to save your paying tribute to the shoeblack? Does the entire economy of society not rest upon the separation of employment, the division of labour - in a word, upon exchange? And what is exchange but a calculation which we make with a view to discontinuing direct production in every case in which we find that possible, and in which indirect acquisition enables us to effect a saving in time and effort?” - Frederic Bastiat, Sophismes Economiques. - DIVISION OF LABOUR

EXCHANGE: Economics has revealed a great truth about the natural law of human interaction: that not only is production essential to man's prosperity and survival, but so also is exchange.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.35. - And free exchange should not be tied exclusively to those exchange media, value standards and clearing options that a central bank, its legislators or even a Rothbard considered to be ideal and made exclusive and compulsory! - JZ, 27.5.00, 30.7.13. - PRODUCTION

EXCHANGE: Every day of free exchange is a day of increasing peace, harmony, happiness and prosperity. Every day of depletion under authoritarianism is a day closer to the necessity and inevitability of war.” - Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - PEACE, HARMONY, HAPPINESS & PROSPERITY

EXCHANGE: Every unwilling exchange is part of "anti-economics". - JZ, 12/72. - FREE VS. UNWILLING EXCHANGE, TAXATION

EXCHANGE: Exchange is implicit in the idea of property, and … restrictions on exchange shake the foundations of our right to own anything.” - Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.49. - PROPERTY & OWNERSHIP

EXCHANGE: Exchange is political economy. It is society itself, for it is impossible to conceive of society without exchange, or exchange without society. … For man, isolation means death. ..." - Bastiat - quoted by Nizam Ahmad on Facebook, 10.9.12. - & SOCIETY, FREE EXCHANGE IS SOCIETY, SOCIETY IS FREE EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: Following John Locke's similar claim in the Second Treatise (1690/1887), the American historian James Sullivan remarked, as early as 1795, how the native Americans had been displaced by European colonists, and that now five hundred thinking beings could prosper in the same are where previously only a single savage could 'drag out a hungry existence' as a hunter (1795: 139).” - Quoted by Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.120/121. – Alas, the title transfer to Red Indian lands was not always, if ever, done in a rightful, businesslike and peaceful way and the surviving Indians remained all too much under the control of territorial governments, in which they were all too little represented. – However, now, under the present public opinion, the Red Indians in the USA and Canada, as well as e.g. black and brown people, Asians and people of mixed descent, would have probably the best chance to get exterritorial autonomy for themselves if they did raise this claim. Under that condition much private development, education and training capital would be offered to them and they would be free to practise e.g. free banking, which could help them much more than hunting and fishing privileges, their arts and crafts and cultural displays to tourists. With this freedom they could come to set shiny examples to the rest of the population. It must also be stated that not all Red Indians were savages. Some were already agriculturalists, some were quite peaceful tribes, the Hopis and the Eskimos, for instance and the Iroquois federation had set a good example for the US Federation. – Some white people preferred to live among them. - JZ, 4.3.13. - DIVISION OF LABOUR, PROSPERITY, RED INDIANS, NEGROES, ASIANS ETC. IN THE USA & CANADA, DEVELOPMENT, RACISM, SYMPATHIES FOR THE “UNDERDOGS”.

EXCHANGE: Freedom exists where political effort is directed only at stopping interference with exchange. Freedom is lost with the first interruption of exchange, not the last.” - Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - As if any territorial government had ever been rightly and efficiently provided only protective services for individual rights and liberties. The illusion that it has or can do so or is willing to do so is comparable to the faith in an almighty God, as a loving father, looking out for us as his children. Consider the facts. - JZ, 6.6.00. - FREEDOM OF EXCHANGE VS. INTERVENTIONISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, CONTROLS, INTERFERENCES, MONOPOLIES

EXCHANGE: Freedom to exchange without the thievish monopoly of land or money or a customs' tariff.” - From editorial, probably by D. A. Andrade, in HONESTY, June 1887, quoted in Bob James, A Reader of Australian Anarchism, p.18. - FREE, MONOPOLIES, LAND MONOPOLY, MONEY MONOPOLY, TARIFFS, PROTECTIONISM

EXCHANGE: If an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both parties believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.” - Milton Friedman. - MARKET, TRADE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPLOITATION, ZERO SUM GAMES, WIN-WIN SITUATIONS, FREE TRADE, WIN-WIN-GAMES, VOLUNTARISM, DIS.

EXCHANGE: If anyone wishes to grasp how much we owe to the processes of exchange, let him consider what would happen in the modern world if every man were suddenly prohibited from exchanging anything with anyone else. Each person would be forced to produce all of his own goods and services himself. The utter chaos, the total starvation of the great bulk of the human race, and the reversion to primitive subsistence by the remaining handful of people can readily be imagined.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.35. - PRODUCTION

EXCHANGE: if coercion assumes endless forms, freedom has only one. Once again, the free and voluntary transfer of services from one person to another can be defined in these simple words: Give me this, and I will give you that. Do this for me, and I will do that for you.” - Frederic Bastiat, in Roche III., Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. – The kinds and degrees of liberties and rights that free people would practise together with like-minded volunteers would also vary greatly, simply because basic individual rights and liberties are involved. – JZ, 4.3.13. - FREE EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: If it be conceded that you and I have as much right to life, livelihood, liberty as anyone else, then all exchanges forced upon us are, by definition, unjust. Only by positing "big brother" as a god - an absurdity - can his running of our lives make sense.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.45. - FREE EXCHANGE VS. FORCED EXCHANGES, TAXATION, LEGAL TENDER

EXCHANGE: In a world of voluntary social co-operation through mutually beneficial exchanges, where one man's gain is another man's gain, it is obvious that great scope is provided for the development of social sympathy and human friendships. It is the peaceful, co-operative society that creates favorable conditions for feelings of friendship among men.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Man, Economy and State. - FRIENDSHIP, COOPERATION, VOLUNTARISM, HARMONY, PEACE

EXCHANGE: Indeed, exchange cannot be said to be free unless the method of exchange is as free as the production of the goods exchanged.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/77, 70. - MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING

EXCHANGE: Individuals and groups shall be permitted (have the right) to enter into voluntary exchanges of goods and services on terms of their own choosing, provided that neither force nor fraud is involved.” - B. R. Rogge, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. - Alas, like most of the free marketeers and libertarians, Rogge, to my knowledge, never considered applying this principle to the government's offers of "services", establishing a free market for government services and package deals of governments, all offered only to their individual voluntary customers or whole groups of them, who have subscribed to a government's or a society's package deal. - JZ, 6.6.00. – VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, LAISSEZ FAIRE IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING STATISTS, STILL WISHING TO DO THEIR THINGS TO THEMSELVES

EXCHANGE: It is an interesting concept that society is a derivative of the market place. The human community does not come into being except as men are able to exchange their surplus energies in the form of goods, services and ideas. …” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.133. - FREE EXCHANGE & SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING SOCIETIES, ALL WITHOUT  TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY, FREE ENTERPRISE FOR “GOVERNMENTAL” SERVCES & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS THEM: PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM

EXCHANGE: it is open exchange of goods and services which insure civilized freedom.” - E. C. Riegel. – Rather assure or ensure and only sometimes also insure. – JZ, 30.7.13.

EXCHANGE: Let government try, as best it can, to prevent all unwilling exchange. If successful, all then that remains is willing exchange. In a word, do away with all infringements of liberty and what is released is human liberty.” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.43. - Territorial governments, with their laws and taxes, do already introduce all too many unwilling exchanges and prevent the competitive and free market supply of protective services. - Without competing governance, societies and communities we do not know whether a government protects as well as it could when run competitively rather than coercively and monopolistically. Territorialism constitutes the largest, most wrongful and most harmful one of all monopolies and all coercive interventions - yet, all too many libertarians insist on their continuance because they do not know and cannot imagine anything better! This is one of the main factors which holds libertarianism back. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - WILLING VS. UNWILLING EXCHANGE, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

EXCHANGE: Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.” - Adam Smith. - Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog. Nobody ever saw one animal by its gestures and natural cries signify to another, this is mine, that yours; I am willing to give this for that.” - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, I, 1776. - FREE EXCHANGE, MAN, BARGAINING, BARTER, MONEY, FREE TRADING, A UNIQUELY HUMAN CHARACTERISTIC

EXCHANGE: One good turn deserves another.” - Gaius Petronius [Petronius Arbiter], Satyricon, 45. - MUTUAL AID, HELP, FREE TRADE & INVESTMENTS RATHER THAN FOREIGN AID

EXCHANGE: Shall I try to portray the state of poverty, barrenness, and ignorance in which, without the faculty of exchange, the human species would have wallowed eternally, if indeed, it would not have disappeared altogether from the face of the earth? - Frederic Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. - FREE EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: Thanks to the wealth-producing power of exchange even the poorest of us receives far more than a single individual could ever produce.” - Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.63. - POVERTY

EXCHANGE: The advantage of free exchange of ideas was recognized before that of the voluntary exchange of goods and services in competitive markets.” - R. H. Coase, The Market for Goods and the Market for Ideas, 2. - I am not yet convinced of that. I believe that people were prepared to exchange goods, and later, also services, with strangers, before they were prepared to exchange ideas and opinions with them. We still find it easier to exchange goods and services with strangers than our ideas and opinions. But then I have not made a special study of this subject, as this author may have done. -  JZ, 6.6.00. - FREE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS VS. GOODS & SERVICES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT

EXCHANGE: The coercive doctrine is highly publicized and accounts for much of the ideological noise we hear. "Let the government do it," goes the deafening chant. But hark! At this very moment someone is exchanging the fruits of his labour for a tank of gasoline. Each party gains! Willing exchanges such as this occur by the billions day in and day out. Taken together in their enormity, these wealth-creating poverty-destroying actions give us all our net economic gain, every last measure of material progress. Unlike the doctrine of coercion, these willing exchanges - economic freedom in practice - are commonplace, unheralded, un-newsworthy. Thus, they go unheard, unseen, unappreciated. So impressive is the noisy babble for destructive coercion and so quiet is the performance of creative freedom that coercion is thought to be the cause of the progress we enjoy. Such mistaken correlations can be the downfall of any individual or group, of any nation, economy, civilization.” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.10. - For me the numerous panarchistic actions in our daily lives are another example. They are so frequent and so generally accepted that they are taken for granted and almost nobody bothers to express the principle and practice of exterritorial autonomy and voluntarism behind them and tries to apply them as well in the only spheres where they are not yet widely realized, namely the political, economic and social spheres. In this respect most people, libertarians and anarchists included, go blindly through their lives - even if that costs them all too many of their liberties, all too much of their property and earnings, or even their very life. - JZ, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. - WILLING, VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE, VS. STATISM OR GOVERNMENTALISM OR TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

EXCHANGE: the concept of willing exchange unseats Napoleonic behavior - all forms of authoritarianism - and enthrones the individual. The consumer becomes king. Individual freedom of choice rules economic affairs. Whether I plow the fields or pilot a plane, or whether I exchange the fruits of my labor for some corporation's stock or for a bungalow by the seashore is for me, and a willing seller, to decide; it is no one else's business!” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.52. - FREE, WILLING, VOLUNTARY

EXCHANGE: The efficiency and I suspect the morality of a system of voluntary exchange is not at all misunderstood by statists around the world.” - Vincent H. Miller, OPTION, 2/77. - He might have uttered this provocatively, hinting at a statist conspiracy of power addicts. – However, their ignorance and prejudices do already account for their irrational and wrongful assertions. - JZ, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. – VOLUNTARISM, MORALITY, STATISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

EXCHANGE: The exchange relation is the fundamental social relation." - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, quoted in Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, p.12. - I think Bastiat said it more concisely and perhaps better with his remark: “Society is exchange.” - JZ, 6.6.00. & SOCIETY

EXCHANGE: The first step is to recognize how deeply exchange extends into human affairs. It does to the very roots of and is fundamental to earthly existence. This is more or less apparent, as related to goods and services, in a division-of-labor society. As stated earlier, specialists exchange - or perish! But more: man, individualistic as he is, remains a social being. Even were an individual in comparative isolation, he can exist only by reason of his heritage - an exchange process in knowledge and ideas extending back to the harnessing of fire, even to the dawn of human consciousness.” - Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, p.48. - So, why do not libertarians mobilize all their freedom writings, cheaply and permanently, using affordable and efficient alternative media? Why do they not freely produce and exchange that most important information? You tell me! - JZ, 6.6.00.

EXCHANGE: the foremost American economist, Henry George, was that exchange is part of production - that the salesman and the banker have as much to do with production as the man at the machine. For, said George, the object of production is consumption, and a thing is not produced until it reaches the consumer. (*) Therefore, any specialist who aids in the distributions of things is a producer of things. As the number of our specializations increases, a larger army of distributors is necessary. The market becomes more important, and the jobber, retailer, advertiser, and common carrier become greater and greater factors in our productive machinery.” - Frank Chodorov, Natural Rights and Unnatural Wrongs, in Fugitive Essays, p.106. - (*) Rather, it is not valuable to the producers unless it reaches the consumers. If it can't be sold to them then it will no longer be mass produced, except as a hobby or in the hope of enough sales in the future. - George, too, ignored the importance of monetary freedom to achieve and assure sales for labor, goods and services, i.e., to facilitate free exchanges. - JZ, 6.6.00. & PRODUCTION, TRADE & DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMERS, SPECIALIZATION & THE MARKET

EXCHANGE: The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another … is common to all men and to be found in no other race of animals.” - Adam Smith, 1723-1790. - Nevertheless, man, all men, all economists, all monetary reformers, have not yet fully developed and publicized all of the potential monetary, clearing and financial freedom liberties and rights that are involved here. Among all of them Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, came probably closest in his writings to full freedom in that sphere, freed from all legal, customary and dogmatic restrictions and realized most clearly what this would mean. His draft on monetary rights is in my anthology of private human rights drafts, reproduced on a CD whose contents is online at - His classical 3 monetary freedom books are online at - But his insights are still largely buried under the mountains of trash and flawed or limited experiences and hypotheses that have been written up and published on this subject. - A handbook on the full range of monetary freedom options and their self-limiting characteristics, and one including all the terms required to explain the phenomena of monetary freedom, is still amiss and I seem to be the only one who misses it and wants to see it compiled. - JZ, 6.6.00. – A start towards a free banking A to Z is now offered at, also a long beginning towards a complete free banking bibliography. – JZ, 4.3.13, 30.7.13. - TRADE, BARTER, MAN, INTELLIGENCE, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING

EXCHANGE: The true and just rule for mankind is the voluntary exchange of service for service.” - Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms, p.132. – And of goods for goods and of services, including labor, for goods and the services of others. – JZ, 4.3.13. - VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE

EXCHANGE: Then came the next flash of enlightenment: freedom in transactions. If a particular good or service is really mine and some other good or service is really yours, there follows logically from this private ownership the right to exchange with whomever one pleases. (To deny freedom to exchange is to deny private ownership. One owns only that which he controls.) It simply is nobody else's business. Freedom in transactions tended to become the rule rather than the exception.” - Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.94. – Full freedom in transactions does not exist under monetary despotism, which so far was the rule rather than the exception. It distorted all relationships even on a market that was otherwise free. Most advocates of "free markets" fail to point this out. Read did also advocate monetary freedom - but, as this passage shows, he did not always apply monetary freedom thinking. This in spite of the fact that in the presence of a monopolized exchange medium and an imposed and unsound paper value standard, and under any form of compulsory taxation, transactions are, obviously, not quite free. - JZ, 6.6.00. - TRANSACTIONS, OWNERSHIP, PROPERTY, TRANSFERABILITY OF VALUES

EXCHANGE: Through the genuine nature of exchange it will create true solidarity between peoples.” - Proudhon, in St. Edwards, Proudhon, p.57. – Non-comprehension of free exchange in combination with monetary despotism, and the sales problems it creates, for labor, services and goods, has rather led, internally and externally, to hatreds and animosities against internal and external competitors - that have resulted in laws and restrictions against them. If free exchanges were introduced only among volunteer communities whilst all others would remain free to restrict their exchanges as much as they liked, under the false assumption that they would benefit thereby, then free exchanges among a few volunteer communities would not automatically have led to full solidarity and harmony with all others but would have introduced sufficient tolerance for freedom experiments to give them a chance to grow peacefully and undisturbed, by more and more individuals, former opponents, joining them. - JZ, 6.6.00, 18.11.10. - SOLIDARITY

EXCHANGE: Under the free market everyone is free to pursue any interest he desires, running the gamut from purely selfish to altruistic. But it is evident that the best way to attain one's own ends is to offer services desired by others. Thus, in the capitalistic exchange society everyone serves, but in doing so everyone is served by others. For it follows from the subjectivity of values that under a system of voluntary exchange each party must value what he receives more than what he gives up, otherwise no exchange would be made. This applies to all members of society, workers, employers and consumers. Under capitalism, therefore, society can be maintained by voluntary exchange for mutual benefit and without the need for coercion.” - Dave Osterfeld, THE FREEMAN, 4/75. - VOLUNTARY & SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY, CAPITALISM, COERCION

EXCHANGE: Voluntary exchange is neither a game nor a war; it is a form of cooperation between buyer and seller to their mutual advantage - as each one determines advantage.” - Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, 5/75. - Any involuntary exchange is no longer purely an exchange. Likewise, any unwanted degree of restrictions of liberty is no longer full liberty. It is an unwarranted imposition. Capitalism should be practised only among consenting adults. - JZ, 27.12.76, 6.6.00, 4.3.13. - VOLUNTARISM, TRADE

EXCHANGE: We need to separate all freedom of exchange from government control, leaving all but socially destructive energy free for exchange in the market of progressive improvement.” - Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - FREE EXCHANGE VS. CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LAWS & LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES, INCLUDING TAXATION & MONETARY DESPOTISM

EXCHANGE: When we choose to live by exchange of goods, we must offer goods that others want, at a price they are willing to pay.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/72, page 73. - As a free banking advocate he should have said something here about the means of payment problem and its solution. - JZ, 6.6.00. – He should also have clearly stated that he included wanted services in “goods”. – JZ, 4.3.13. - PROFIT & PRICES

EXCITEMENT: Why can't you get excited about liberty's exciting opportunities? - JZ, 20.5.76. - E.g., why can't libertarians and anarchists be bothered to utilize as affordable and easy alternative media like microfiche, floppy disks and text-only CDs to fully, permanently and cheaply state their whole case, put and keep all their writings in print, permanently, upon demand? Why do they remain addicted to print on paper or to relatively few web pages? - You tell me! - JZ, 6.6.00. - ENTHUSIASM, APATHY, INDIFFERENCE

EXCLUSIVE CURRENCY: While this should be permissible for voluntary payment communities, doing their own things for or to themselves, it should certainly not be prescribed for all others in a territory or in the world who have other ideas on sound exchange media, value standards and clearing methods, even if the metallic redemptionists and rare metal coinage advocates do continue to consider them to be unsound. The irredeemable gold standard currencies of other volunteers might, for instance, use gold coins mainly only as their value standard, valuing all their goods, labors, services, rents, fees, notes and clearing certificate in such units but using them as means of payment only occasionally, to the extent that they do have them available for this purpose. They would have transferred any wanted redemption to the free gold market, which would provide the greatest possible gold reserve and redemption fund for sound exchange media and would clearly indicate unsound or doubtful ones. – JZ, 27.10.07. - EXCLUSIVE CURRENCY STATUS FOR CURRENCIES REDEEMABLE IN RARE METAL COINS? CLASSICAL GOLD STANDARD CURRENCY

EXCUSES: I have generally found that a man who is good at manufacturing excuses is good at nothing else.” - Benjamin Franklin.


EXCUSES: People tend to find more excuses and rationalizations for not doing something than for doing something. - JZ, 14.12.76. - For instance: The freedom struggle is so far largely characterized by its omissions rather than by its activities. - JZ, 6.6.00. - Why are only so few involved in struggling for all genuine individual rights and liberties? And even these few have so far failed to provide, between them, an ideal declaration of the genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 9.12.08. – FREEDOM STRUGGLE, NEW DRAFT

EXCUSES: The plea in extenuation of guilt and mitigation of punishment is perpetual. At every step we are met by arguments which go to excuse, to palliate, to confound right and wrong, and reduce the just man to the level of the reprobate.” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, Inaugural Lecture, p.38. - The mentality that he attacks here has been well expressed by the saying: "To understand everything is to excuse everything." - Guess to whose advantage that works out, the victims or the victimizers? - JZ, 25.5.00. – I would rather say: To understand almost everything amounts to excusing and defending very little of what most people still believe in and only few of their actions. – JZ, 9.12.08. - RIGHT, JUSTICE, PUNISHMENT, CRIME

EXCUSES: Too many swap their potential "kingdoms" for excuses. - JZ, 14.4.88. - Too many renounce their freedom opportunities because of their errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 29.5.00. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES, WHICH ARE OBSTACLES TO PROGRESS

EXERTION: Desire is the final cause of wealth, but exertion is its efficient cause. - H. G. Pearce, Value, p.68. - EFFORT, LABOR INTELLIGENCE, NEED, WANT, DESIRE

EXERTION: Desire spurs man to effort. Reason spurs man to save effort.” - H. G. Pearce, Value, p.111. - EFFORT & REASON

EXHIBITION BUILDINGS: They are sometimes expensively produced, e.g. in parks, for temporary purposes only and then expensively demolished. - One condition for their building should always be that they are modular, easily de-assembled and transportable and afterwards either erected again, in suitable locations or sold, as originals and in blueprints, for their duplication. - They might also be offered as prizes in special lotteries payable e.g. at the exhibition and publicized as part of the exhibition. - JZ, 2.3.95, 22.5.00. TEMPORARY EXHIBITION BUILDINGS, PUT UP BY PUBLIC SERVICES, WASTE, GOVERNMENT SPENDING

EXHORTATIONS: Exhortation to other people to do something is the last resort of politicians who are at a loss to know what to do themselves.” - Sir P. Chambers, b. 1904. - The people appeal to the politicians and the politicians appeal to the people - because both do not know the real causes of and cures for most present major problems - and neither do seriously try to find out about them, either. - JZ, 6.6.00. – At the very least, all proposals for solutions should be systematically collected, published and discussed, by the general public, all media and relevant organizations, not just in parliaments. – JZ, 9.12.08. APPEALS, POLITICIANS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT

EXISTENCE: Through purposeful activity we justify our existence in the eyes of God.” - Goethe. - Quoted by: Robert Silverberg, Capricorn Games, Pan SF, 1979, p.133. - The purpose has to be more than just filling one's belly or making oneself otherwise feel comfortable. It should be creative activity, one that makes the world more free, just and peaceful, in particular. Greater self-respect is enough justification for doing so or at least seriously trying to do so.  There is, as yet, no guaranty for success in any such endeavors. But we could build institutions that could guarantee such success for every so far best idea, at least until it is replaced by a still better one. "From none but self expect applause!" - JZ, 26.4.00. – God, if he existed, would be the main culprit. Just think of the numerous diseases and natural catastrophes that exists and that would have to be ascribed to this “creator”. – At least by now less and less people believe in the existence of a benevolent God – but still all too many! - JZ, 9.12.08, 30.7.13. - JUSTIFICATION THROUGH CREATIVITY, LIFE, PURPOSE, IN OUR OWN EYES, RATHER THAN IN THOSE OF A SUPPOSED GOD, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, GOD

EXPECTATIONS: Increase your expectations, aims and actions - for liberty. - JZ, 20.11.87, 29.5.00. - LOWERED, VS. HIGHER AIMS & ACTIONS

EXPECTATIONS: We must expect everything and fear everything from time and from men.” - Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims, 1746, p.102. - Even when the libertarian revolution is over, there will still be need e.g. for an enlightened militia for the protection of individual rights. - New armed prophets and great leaders may arise again - and should be stopped in their beginnings. - JZ, 23.5.00. - EXPECT EVERYTHING, MILITIA, PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

EXPEDIENCY: A political system based on the expedient actions of 220 million people is a prescription for national suicide.” - Robert Ringer, 1979, Restoring the American Dream. - POLITICS

EXPEDIENCY: After one of her ministers used the word expedient, Queen Victoria said to him, "My lord, I was brought up to know what was right and what was wrong. Never let me hear the word expedient again." - Hector Bolitho in TOWN & COUNTRY, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, 2/77. - VS. RIGHT & WRONG, MORALITY, ETHICS, JUSTICE, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. UTILITARIANISM, PRAXEOLOGY

EXPEDIENCY: By Expediencey Factor, I am referring to the instinct to seek quick, short-term, convenient solutions to problems. This almost always entails irrational action, because any behavior that does not take into consideration the long-term effects on one's own well-being is irrational.” – Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.39. - TIME FACTOR, SHORT RANGE THINKING, LONG TERM VIEW

EXPEDIENCY: Every drop of blood saved through expedience will be paid for by twenty drawn by the sword.” - Wendell L. Willkie. - Seldes, 333.

EXPEDIENCY: Expedience and justice frequently are not even on speaking terms.” - Arthur H. Vandenberg, speech, U.S. Senate, 8 March 1945, protesting the Yalta agreement to cede Polish territory to Russia. - That agreement was particularly wrong seeing how WW II got started. But then neither side had quite rightful war aims. That is why it took so long and was so atrocious. - JZ, 6.6.00. - VS. JUSTICE, UTILITARIANISM, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, WAR AIMS

EXPEDIENCY: Freedom can be preserved only by following principles and is destroyed by following expediency.” - Hayek, Law, Legislation & Liberty, vol. 1, quoted in THE FREEMAN, Aug. 74, 506. - VS. PRINCIPLES & FREEDOM

EXPEDIENCY: I believe the moral losses of expediency always far outweigh the temporary gains.” - Wendell L. Willkie, One World. – quoted in Seldes. - VS. MORALITY

EXPEDIENCY: In the long run that which is unjust can never be expedient.” - Josiah C. Wedgwood, Freedom Forever, p.177. - VS. JUSTICE, UTILITARIANISM VS. RIGHTS, MORALITY, ETHICS & LIBERTIES, INJUSTICE

EXPEDIENCY: No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” - Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life, Chicago, 1899. - Seldes. - Another version puts "expediency" in quotes. - Was he justified in his war with Mexico? – JZ, n.d. - EVIL, RIGHTS, MORALITY, JUSTICE, ENDS & MEANS, ETHICS, UTILITARIANISM

EXPEDIENCY: Short-term expediencies may allow us to buy time, but not without a price. Nature always collects her due.” – John Singleton, with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.128.

EXPEDIENCY: short-term expediency always fails in the long term.” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, quoted in ANALOG, I/76, p.100. - THE LONG TERM, FAILURES, SUCCESS & MORALITY, SHORT TERM THINKING

EXPEDIENCY: The devotees of expediency, however, never consider the final cost of their policies; they are after the immediate thing, and that only. Their case was never better put than by Mr. George Horace Lorimer, in his observations on the young man who pawned a razor for fifteen cents to get a shave.” - Albert Jay Nock, 1870-1945, Free Speech and Plain Language, William Morrow, N.Y., 1937, p.272. - POLICIES, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, PATCHWORK MEASURES, SHORT-RANGE THINKING, CLAIMS UPON OTHERS RATHER THAN SELF-HELP

EXPEDIENCY: The Nightmare of the System: Expediency: The overall result of The System - culminating in The Vote - is a nation of Expediency Factors run rampant. And the trait seems to feed on itself. As more and more people base their decisions on the expediency of the moment, more and worse problems are created and more chaos results.” - Robert J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.64.

EXPEDIENCY: The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.Source? - SALAMI TACTICS, LIBERTY, ENCROACHMENTS, COMPROMISES, WRONGFUL CONCESSIONS

EXPEDIENCY: They that can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin. - CONCESSIONS, COMPROMISES, SECURITY, SAFETY & LIBERTY

EXPEDIENCY: Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit: / For a patriot, too cool; for a drudge, disobedient; / And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient.” - Edmund Burke.

EXPEDIENCY: Whenever expedient actions are also rightful actions then I have not objections against them. For anarchists and libertarians to advocate panarchism is both expedient and rightful for them. They will thus achieve their own highest priority aims much easier and sooner. – JZ, 18.11.10.

EXPEDIENCY: Whoever pays Danegeld will never get rid of the Dane!" - Source? – SUBSIDIES, POVERTY, HAND-OUTS, BEGGARS, WELFARE STATE

EXPENDITURES: heavy government expenditures and liberty are incompatible.” – Frederic Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 239. - EXPENDITURE OF GOVERNMENTS, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING & LIBERTY

EXPENDITURES: In his words, in "a bureaucratic system … increases in expenditure will be matched by fall in production. … Such systems will act rather like 'black holes' in the economic universe, simultaneously sucking in resources, and shrinking in terms of 'emitted' production." - Dr. Max Gammon, quoted in PROGRESS, 4/78. - GOVERNMENT SPENDING, PROGRAMS, MEASURES, BUREAUCRACY, BUDGET

EXPERIENCE: After all, an elephant is a highly speculative beast until you meet one.” - W. McFarlane, Country of the Mind, ANALOG 5/75.

EXPERIENCE: Everyone is authorized to gain experience at his own expense and risk even when the methods tried by him are considered as unsuitable by others who consider themselves to be experts.” - Ulrich von Beckerath. - TOLERANCE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT VS. EXPERTS

EXPERIENCE: Experience cannot deliver to us necessary truths; truths completely demonstrated by reason. Its conclusions are particular, not universal.” - John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, II, 1929. - TRUTHS & REASON

EXPERIENCE: Experience increases our wisdom but does not reduce our foolishness.” - Billings. -

EXPERIENCE: Experience is almost always a parody upon an idea.” - Goethe. – IDEAS, UTOPIAS, HYPOTHESES, THEORIES, BELIEFS, FAITHS

EXPERIENCE: Experience is an observation that is understood.” - Kant. - (Erfahrung ist eine verstandene Wahrnehmung.) - UNDERSTANDING

EXPERIENCE: Experience is like a vast library. Most people know of its existence - but rarely use it or, if they do, make a thorough and unbiased search of it. - JZ, 22.6.93. - WISDOM, LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE

EXPERIENCE: Experience is like lead shot in the behind. Whoever hasn't experienced it doubts that such a thing exists.” - Johann Ludi.

EXPERIENCE: Experience is not everything, at least not without sufficient information, personal recollections, intelligence and judgment.” - JZ, 22.6.93, 9.12.08. - WISDOM

EXPERIENCE: Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” - Aldous Huxley. - Unless we learn sufficiently from the experiences with language and its terms and usages, we will always remain in the power of words, their wrong definitions and interpretations. As long as languages and terms remain un-clarified, the greater the eloquence, the more errors and misunderstandings tend to be spread. Experience expressed and thought about in unsuitable terms will also merely confuse. Already Confucius insisted that we begin by clarifying our terms. Too little has been done in this direction since. - JZ, 29.5.00. - Experience is not what happened to a human being but that what he made out of it.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley, retranslated from a German version. - LANGUAGE, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, UNDERSTANDING, ENLIGHTENMENT

EXPERIENCE: Experience is nothing but a memory.” - Hobbes, retranslated from a German version. - & MEMORY

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the best teacher. But his fees are high.” - Carlyle, retranslated from a German version.

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the best teacher." - Proverbial wisdom. Given freedom to experiment there will always be some people who will make good use of this opportunity. - JZ, 17.8.02. - LEARNING, TEACHING, ACTION, DEMONSTRATION, EXPERIMENTATION & PANARCHISM

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the mother of all things.” - John Florio, First Frutes, 1578.

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the name which everyone has for his kind of stupidities.” – Oscar Wilde, but only in a retranslation from the following German version: Oscar Wilde: "Erfahrung ist der Name, mit dem jeder seine Dummheiten bezeichnet." - EXPERIENCE & STUPIDITIES, FOOLISHNESS, DIS, RED

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the teacher of fools and a reason for the wise.” - Proverb.

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the teacher of fools.” - Livy, History of Rome, xxii, ca. 10. - In other words, most can only learn in this way. - JZ, 12.7.86. - Should we deprive them of this teacher? - JZ, 25.5.00. – Freedom to learn from the own experience, as well as from the experiences of others. – JZ, 9.12.08. - PANARCHISM

EXPERIENCE: Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.” - Vernon Law. - But it helps to teach the otherwise unteachable. - JZ, 29.6.91. - EXPERIMENTS

EXPERIENCE: Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1743. – “Experience keeps a dear School, but Fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.” - Poor Richard, 1756. - Where would we be now if he had applied this principle to panarchies? - JZ, 25.5.00. - Since there are more fools than wise men and since they would thus almost always outvote the wise men, we need experimental freedom for the fools as well as for the wise men. - JZ, 8.6.82. - Each should be free to hold himself back as much as he likes - and to advance himself, at his own cost and risk, as much as he likes. Thus enlightenment and progress would, in balance, be maximized and speeded up as much as possible. - JZ, 6.6.00. - In Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & FOOLS

EXPERIENCE: Experience protects us of the stupidities of youth and prepares us for the foolishness of the aged.” - Ron Kritzfeld. - YOUTH, AGE & FOOLISHNESS

EXPERIENCE: Experience teaches what one does not want to learn.” - Fischer. - KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING

EXPERIENCE: Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.” - H. G. Bohn, Handbook of Proverbs, 1855. - LEARNING, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, SCHOLARSHIP, BOOK-LEARNING

EXPERIENCE: Experiences are the seed corn from which reason grows.” – Dr. Konrad Adenauer. – Alas, it does not do so automatically and sufficiently in everybody. I deny that it did in him. – JZ, 9.12.08. - REASON

EXPERIENCE: Fools say they learn by experience. I prefer to learn by other people's experience.” - Bismarck. - LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

EXPERIENCE: Good judgment comes from experience.” - 1977 Collins Desk Calendar. - Sometimes, for some kinds of people. - JZ, 6.6.00.

EXPERIENCE: His way of making a living had bred the hard-headed kind of attitude that the best way for people to learn fast and develop a sense of responsibility was to experience the consequences of their own decisions and mistakes.” - James P. Hogan, The Mirror Maze, 124. – They should become free to do so in every sphere now monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 18.11.10. - RESPONSIBILITY, MISTAKES, LEARNING, PANARCHISM

EXPERIENCE: If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.” - George Bernard Shaw. - When someone once asserted to me that revolutions have become more and more difficult and rare, I began to fill in index cards with their dates and quickly found that they have become more and more frequent and successful. From that insight it would have been another logical step to examine the records of all of them, their aims, methods, failures and achievement and to determine what made them succeed or fail and what was right in their means and ends, concluding in balance upon a genuinely liberating revolution program. However, that, too, is a task which can only be sufficiently tackled by a large degree of division of labor, communication between many participants and the accumulation and integration of their findings: once again, not by a lone individual only but by an organized effort between enough and also suitable people. - Sweeping judgments on historical events are mostly made in ignorance of most of the relevant facts. - JZ, 29.5.00, 4.3.13. - HISTORY

EXPERIENCE: If we could become clever through mere experience then the cobblestones of London would be wiser than the wisest inhabitants of London.” - G. B. Shaw, retranslated from the German version. – He wrongly assumed tht even cobblestones are somewhat thinking and remembering living entities.  – Most analogies do limp. – JZ, 30.7.13. - WISDOM & RATIONALITY

EXPERIENCE: innocence is the knowledge that you can do something and experience is the knowledge that you can't. - Experience is a method of endorsing prejudices … (*)… When did you last call upon experience? When you doubled your chances of success, that's when.” - Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain, 196/197. - Territorialism and its politics largely prevents the lessons of experience from being learned by the victims as well as by the victimizers. The victims have no power to influence what is done to them and the victimizers are not the main sufferers from their wrong decisions. - (*) E.g. by selected facts. - JZ, 6.6.00. –INNOCENCE, KNOWLEDGE, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

EXPERIENCE: Man really knows nothing save what he has learned by his own experience.” - C. W. Wieland, Oberon, II, 1780. - For reasons inherent in territorial nation States, their rulers rarely ever learn enough from their own experiences. The multitude of popular errors and prejudices and the prevailing ignorance make it so easy to blame others for the results of the own mistakes and to impose the costs of the damages and all the risks upon others. - JZ, 25.5.00, 30.7.13. – Thus we need freedom for all their subjects to secede from them and to do their own things in their own exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. – A few of them might even make more and worse mistakes than the present territorial rulers. However, their numbers would shrink fast, while the membership in the successful experimental societies of volunteers would grow fast, not necessarily in one such society only but, possibly, in many societies organized under the same successful system or personal law rules. - JZ, 18.11.10, 30.7.13.

EXPERIENCE: Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.” - G. B. Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903. - Also in: Man and Superman, 1905. - How can they gain experience & wisdom without freedom to experiment and the opportunity to observe the experiments of others around them, in spheres now pre-empted by governments, or become wise and understanding in a government run education system? - JZ, 12.7.86, 25.5.00. - Not all people are able or willing to learn form their own experiences or those of others but more people learn from the own experiences or from observing those of others than are learning from unasked-for advice or criticism. - Panarchism will cater to all types. - JZ, 29.4.00, 30.7.13. - WISDOM, PANARCHISM, LEARNING, UNDERSTANDING, JUDGMENT

EXPERIENCE: Most dangers arise not from experiences that one has to get through but from those which one may not engage in.” - Hellmut Walters. - Outlawry of experiments does, indeed, save us from undertaking some risks but it also prevents us from learning from our mistakes and from undertaking experiments from which we could greatly profit and advance. - JZ, 29.5.00. - SECURITY, RISKS & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

EXPERIENCE: People call their stupidities and worries - their experience.” - de Musset.

EXPERIENCE: Some of the most fascinating writers on geographica never left their studies, like Kant, Jules Verne, May. Others have traveled all over the globe - and seen nothing.” - Dagobert D. Runes, On the Nature of Man, p.85. - KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION, TRAVELS, SCHOLARSHIP

EXPERIENCE: The experiences upon which the older ones insist are (*) worth no more than those who experienced them.” - Charles Tischopp. – (*) Often, not always. – JZ, 30.7.13.

EXPERIENCE: The reward of suffering is experience.” - Aeschylus, Agamemnon, ca. 490 B.C. - Without freedom to experiments, in all spheres now monopolized by governments, sufficient experiencec will never be gathered widely enough. Subsidies and secrecy will hide the failures of many governments - and they are likely to repeat them over and over again, on the largest scale possible for them, i.e. territorially, treating all their subjects as their experimental rats, as their mere property. Typically, on the "news" on the government's ABC radio today, after shortly mentioning that one institution had dared to propose that the remaining 5% tariffs in Australia should be completely abolished, several protectionist comments were added, in the news reading - and not a single statement or argument in favor of free trade was added. These protectionist comments were the common errors of the last 200 years, which have been refuted over and over again, and still dominate all too many minds. What's to be done? Let all the protectionists have all the supposed advantages of protectionism for themselves, at their own expense and risk and let all the free traders have all the supposed disadvantages of free trade for themselves, at their expense and risk. That will teach 'em, if anything will. Not only regulated duty-free shops and industrial zones, with some exceptions from the usual impositions, but free trading for all businesses and enterprises for all who desire this for themselves. - JZ, 25.5.00. – PROTECTIONISM ONLY FOR PROTECTIONISTS, FREE TRADE ONLY FOR FREE TRADERS!

EXPERIENCE: There are many who imagine that they fully understand their experiences.” - Goethe,“Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Es gibt viele Menschen, die sich einbilden, was sie erfahren, das verstuenden sie auch.“ – Who knows his own body, or his own brain or his PC fully? – JZ, 2.12.08. – How many of the unemployed and of the inflation and ware victims do clearly understand the real causes and cures of these phenomena or even show a serious interest in learning about them? – JZ, 30.7.13. - UNDERSTANDING, RED., DIS.

EXPERIENCE: To have experienced much does not yet mean that one possesses experience.” - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach.

EXPERIENCE: To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.” - S. T. Coleridge, to Thomas Allsop, ca. 1820.

EXPERIENCE: Training: Learning the rules. Experience: Learning the exceptions.” - OFFICE ECONOMIST.

EXPERIENCE: What is the value of experience if you do not reflect upon it?” - Frederick the Great. – Consider how few of those, who experienced forced and exclusive paper money, its inflations, its deflations, the resulting mass unemployment and poverty, or wars, did sufficiently reflect upon them and the alternatives to them. – JZ, 9.12.08, 18.11.10. – RED.

EXPERIENCE: Whoever was once hit by it does pay better attention next time.” - Ernst R. Hauschka. – “A burnt child shies away from the fire.” – Old proverb, but only in the way I remember it. – JZ

EXPERIENCE: You have not had thirty years of experience. You have had one year's experience thirty times.” - J. L. Carr, The Harpole Report.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. - Seldes. – And the more of them are territorially outlawed, the worse. – JZ, 5.3.13. - LIFE, PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Always trying something, or, as Toqueville put it, having ‘the chance to make mistakes that can be retrieved,’ is the ‘great privilege’ of Americans. More than anything else, he thought, it is what defines the American spirit. … It spreads throughout the body a restless activity, superabundant force, an energy never found elsewhere.’ - Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.184. – Alas, in too many and too important spheres experiments there, too, were confined to those of territorial government authorities. In that respect “Americanism”, its free enterprise, free trade and laissez faire economics and religious tolerance were never sufficiently expanded as far as they could be and should be, for all races, faiths and ideologies, really replacing status by contract, all territorial regimes by competing governance systems, societies and communities, as far as volunteers wish to do so among themselves, under personal law of  exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 18.11.10, 30.7.13. – RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES & TO ACT RESPONSIBLY, AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: American architect Buckminster Fuller on the nature of human beings: "We were deliberately designed (*) to learn only by trial and error. We're brought up unfortunately, to think that nobody should make mistakes. Most children get de-genuised by the love and fear of their parents - that they might make a mistake. But all my advances were made by mistakes. You uncover what is when you get rid of what is not." - Phyllis Theroux, THE WASHINGTON POST, Points to Ponder, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, July 87, p.123. - (*) naturally developed. – JZ. – FAILURES AS VALUABLE LESSONS

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: and experiment, the first condition of discovery, was disallowed.” - Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p.27. - DISCOVERY, INNOVATION, PROGRESS

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: any social progress must be associated with that free experiment and practical testing-out for which in a society of free communities there will be afforded every opportunity. – Rudolf Rocker, Anarcho-Syndicalism. – The xyz kinds of anarchism are just a fraction of all rightful experiments, while panarchism, polyarchism, competing governments and societies or personal law embrace all their options in the spheres not monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 5.3.13, 6.3.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Apathy, ignorance and prejudices are no longer obstacles to progress as soon as free experimentation among volunteers is permitted under exterritorial autonomy for individuals and groups who are nonconformists or dissenters and are also free to secede and to do their own things to and for themselves. - JZ, 20.11.93 & 31.5.00, 30.7.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: As far and fast as is rightful and possible, every error or reform idea should be freely experimented with among its believers. – Thereby, all the errors and mistakes would be gradually and voluntarily eliminated out of our belief systems, organizations, personal laws and self-selected institutions and their actions. - JZ, 21.3.88 & 29.5.00, 30.7.13. - PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: As it is useful that, while mankind are imperfect, there should be different opinions, so it is that there should be different experiments of living; that free scope should be given to varieties of character, short of injury to others; and that the worth of different modes of life should be proved practically, when any one thinks fit to try them.” - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, p.49/50. – J. S. M., as a panarchist! – JZ, 30.7.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Bastiat realized that, unless men are allowed to experiment, to choose, to make mistakes and pay for them, in short, to act for themselves on their own responsibility, they are denied precisely that quality of free choice, which makes them men. The individual who is relieved of responsibility for his own actions incurs the gravest possible handicap for future development of his own personality. Soon such men find no capacity in themselves and turn to government for the solution of all problems.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. – Anarchists and libertarians, even at present, still do not have the liberty to turn to their own alternative and exterritorial no-government or self-governments experiments. - JZ, 25.7.92. – Unfortunately, most of them do not clearly realize this right, and liberty, under full freedom or cannot envision it, as territorialists, and thus they do not strive for this freedom, either, for themselves as well as for all kinds of archists. - JZ, 23.5.00, 5.3.13, 30.7.13. - MISTAKES, FAILURES, SUCCESSES & ANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Being grown up means - we can have our own way - at our own expense."- Source? This was meant as a counsel to children. But aren't we all treated like children by bureaucrats and politicians, whom do we finance, involuntarily? - JZ, n.d. & 30.7.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: But we must begin thinking outside the worn grooves of the past 300 years. We can no longer solve our problems with the ideologies, the models, or the left-over structures of the Second Wave past. - - Fraught with uncertain implications, such novel proposals warrant careful local (*) experimentation before we apply them on a broad scale. - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.440. - (*) Voluntary experiments in federal and State territories are, at least initially, better prospectives for such reforms. They are also more important than mere changes in local governance. Local people are often even more conservative, intolerant and ignorant than are city people, whole country populations and their rulers. Local people are often the strongest opponents to new experiments to which they would be submitted according to Toffler. But even these opponents would, usually, not object - if the intended experiments are carried out only at the expense and risk of the experimenters. -They could be claimed as liberty for fools to do their own things to themselves. - JZ, n.d. & 5.3.13, 30.7.13. VOLUNTARISM VS. LOCALISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: By allowing all kinds of experiments - that can be tolerantly practised - panarchism allows the solutions to all remaining acute problems to be practised, at least on a small scale and among volunteers. It can thus become the foundation for most future social, economic and political progress - at speeds made long possible in other spheres by the application of experimental freedom there. - JZ 10.7.87. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, VOLUNTARISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Causation in human affairs is multiple - in other words, any given event has many causes. Hence it follows that there can be no single sovereign cure for the diseases of the body politic. The remedy for social disorder must be sought simultaneously in many different fields.” - Aldous Huxley, Ends & Means, 8/9. – In many different way and always only by volunteers, free to experiment. – JZ, 9.12.08.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Clearly the most progressive method is that whoever perceives new facts should possess free opportunities to apply and experiment upon them.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition: Auberon Herbert, p.70.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Don't fail for want of trying … give it a go!” - W. G. P., 1977 - Collins Desk Calendar. - TRY

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Every individual would have been "free" to entertain any theory of government whatever for himself or herself, and to test it by experiment within equitable limits; an issue would be raised only when this sacred right was denied, or against any who should have undertaken to enforce any theory of government whatever upon any individual against his or her "consent".  - Josiah Warren, True Civilization, 15/16. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Experiment in freedom.” - G. C. Roche III, THE FREEMAN, 7/73, p.397.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Experimental freedom for all systems and utopias, among their voluntary adherents and exclusively at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 19.10.07. – (Freie Bahn fuer alle Systeme und Utopien – unter ihren Anhaengern und nur auf deren Kosten und Risiko. – JZ, 16.6.04.) – SYSTEMS, UTOPIAS, AMONG VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Experimental freedom for all, to the extent that it does not infringe the genuine human rights of others or threatens them, i.e., this freedom of action must be realized always at the own expense and risk. – JZ, 19.10.07. (Experimentierfreiheit fuer alle – soweit sie die Menschenrechte anderer nicht verletzt oder bedroht, d.h. diese Handlungsfreiheit  muss auf eigne Kosten und eignes Risiko beschraenkt sein. – JZ, 16.6.04.) – When will such thoughts become, finally, optimally expressed, in slogans that will rapidly „conquer“ world opinion? – JZ, 19.10.07.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Experimental Freedom in ALL spheres, provided only it is done at one's own risk and expense only - and those of one's voluntary followers. - JZ, 10.9.88. - FREEDOM OF ACTION & PANARCHISM


EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Freedom to Differ. Freedom for you to do (at your own cost or within your own sphere) what I may consider wrong, foolish, or inexpedient, is the vital principle of peace and all progress; for your experiments may prove that you are right.” - Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.144.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Go on and try it!" - Proverbial wisdom. – “Give it a try!” – “Have a go at it!” – Alas, most people are still territorial statists and thus do not apply such remarks in spheres which are still monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 5.3.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Groups or associations intending to realize at their own expense and risk any particular economic system among themselves - may not be hindered to do so, even when those who believe to be experts do not agree with the system.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, 31.8.1953. - As a panarchist Beckerath believed in the same experimental freedom for the political and social spheres. - JZ, 6.6.00. - PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: However, one can achieve reason only through one's own experience and one must be free to be able to undertake them. …” - Kant. - REASON, EXPERIENCE

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: I am entirely in favour of experimentation - indeed for very much more freedom than conservative governments tend to allow.” - Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.53. - And I favor much more freedom than limited but still territorial governments, of the kind that Hayek and others proposed, would tend to allow. - JZ, 23.5.00. - LIMITED GOVERNMENTS & PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Indeed, it is a valid truth that whatever I know I know properly only for myself. As soon as I utter my knowledge, I am bombarded with conditions, assertions and contradictions. Thus the safest way is to attempt to put our ideas into practice. Afterwards, the others may talk and argue about it as they please.” - Goethe, in letter to Zelter, 30.10.1828. – KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, COMMUNICATION, DIS.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Leftist of the world, stop your bullshit and go to school. - Philippe Rouchy via Alain Genestine – Facebook, 5.11.12. - John Zube : They would learn fastest through full freedom to apply their systems ONLY TO THEMSELVES. ALL others should gain the same freedom. - John Zube : On that basis all the parties, factions, movements and ideologies could and should unite, in peace and freedom for all of them, with each free to try to realize their diverse utopia or liberation or reform attempt among their believers, at the own risk and expense. As long as their costs and risks can be territorially and coercively shifted to non-members - they will never learn enough from their own failures. Experimental freedom for all, in all spheres - is the fastest way to genuine progress for all. See e.g. - How long would any of the totalitarian regimes have lasted under that free choice, which, naturally, implies individual and minority group secessionism and personal law or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? Under that freedom they would not have arisen, either! This kind of alternative governments and societies in exile, as allies of the somewhat free countries, would soon lead to the collapse of the obviously criminal territorial regimes. – Facebook, 5.11.12. - EDUCATION, LEFTISM, ANY OTHER INTOLERANT ISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Let people fail - but also, let them succeed! - JZ, 9/72.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Liberty and experiment alone can determine the best forms of society.” - Voltairine de Cleyre, in: Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.347. - PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Life itself is supremely an experiment, and he who knows nothing of experiment and adventure, morally, ethically, spiritually, knows nothing of life. - William Thurston Brown, in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.455.


EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: One example is more valuable than 20 precepts written in books.” - Roger Ascham

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Only free experiment can solve that problem; and the notion that any body of men should have power to enforce their views on other men … shows a lack of imagination that is frightening.” - Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 12/77, p.65. – However, in his last letters to Ulrich von Beckerath, he opposed the consistent application of this and related other statements in the form of panarchism. – See:

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Ponder the difference it would make if the governmental territorial monopolies were abolished and volunteers, including the great variety of statists as well, were freed to try to realize their dreams, utopias, ideals and sound ideas among themselves, at their own risk and expense, under full exterritorial autonomy, personal law, experimental freedom, freedom of contract and freedom of association, starting with individual sovereignty, expressed in voluntary membership, individual and group secessionism. "Release all creative energies!" - L. E. Read. - Even when most of their attempts will end in failures. A few will succeed and they will be the ones, which count, in the long run, for almost all of us. - John Zube – Facebook, 19.2.13. – How many wordings will have to be coined of this idea before one of them “goes viral”, causes a “chain reaction” or become “proverbial”? – At least until then one should repeat the basic idea in many different wordings, until one of them, finally, “hits the spot”. – JZ, 7.3.13. - FOR ALL

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Research and record keeping, discussion, criticism, experimentation and publication are still not free, extensive and effective enough, especially in the “social sciences”, which are mostly not yet genuine sciences, as long as they remain based merely upon the territorial, centralized, collectivist, monopolistic and coercive model. – JZ, 19.10.06, 26.10.07. - ESPECIALLY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, RESEARCH, PUBLISHING

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Since the costs of State activities are much higher than in the market, experiments with systems of choice and competition would suffice to show their striking superiority.” - Milton Friedman, From Galbraith to Economic Freedom, p.51/52. - Alas, M. F. has not advocated panarchistic experiments for those spheres, which even limited governments have still reserved for themselves. - JZ, 26.1.02. – Perhaps his son David or his grandson Patrick will do so one day, quite consistently. They are already very active in the libertarian movement. – JZ, 18.11.10, 5.3.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Social, economic and political experiments as well, are more rightfully and efficiently undertaken by volunteers only, in a completely decentralized way, that is, under full exterritorial autonomy, rather than centrally and territorially imposed upon whole countries and their whole population. Only thus can frictions, going from resistance and terrorism to full-scale civil wars, violent revolutions and international wars, become minimized or altogether avoided and the individual rights of all dissenters remain untouched. Territorialist politicians, ideologues, reformers and political scientists have not yet learned this lesson, although it does establish a sound framework for peaceful cooperation, rapid progress or the forms of societies which freedom-loving people desire for themselves, no matter how backward, reactionary or foolish others think them to be or may be, actually and objectively. - JZ, 9.11.99, 22.5.00, 5.3.13, 30.7.13. - MINORITIES, MODERATION, DECENTRALIZATION, PANARCHISM, GRADUALISM, RADICALISM, CONSERVATISM, PROGRESS & VOLUNTARISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Society must have new experiences as a new basis. Instead of one crude theory after another being forced upon the whole (by the tyranny of the whole, or of a majority) – [the whole, ? all? - JZ] having freedom to differ, there will be as many different experiments going on all at once, in every department of human affairs, as there are parties willing to take on themselves the risks and "costs" of trying them, and the race will leap, as it were, instead of slowly struggling up the rugged hill of experience, from which, while reposing on their own bright, pure atmosphere, they will look down only with sorrowful wonder upon the dark, pestilential past.” - Josiah Warren, True Civilization, 182/83, POINT 567. - PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Some reasons for wanting to introduce it are expressed in the following sayings: (1) "A clever enemy is worth more than a rash friend." (2) "A wise man profits more from his enemies than a fool from his friends." (3) "One man's mistakes are the other man's lessons." (4) "Common men will grasp an idea only when it has been realized. Wise men recognize already its seed." - Thus let everybody plant seeds - at his own expense and on his own land! - JZ, n.d. & 6.6.00. (5) Most people learn only through their own mistakes. Wise men are able to learn from the mistakes of others. – JZ, n.d.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Stand up on your own feet, take your own risk to succeed or fail on your own abilities.” - John Singleton, 2/75. – Alas, most libertarians like him confine such ideas to free enterprise, free trade and free business competition only. The economic kind of laissez-faire laissez-passer has to become consistently expanded into the political and social spheres. – JZ, 5.3.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: that what educated men and developed strong qualities of character, was the doing of a thing rather than the thing done, that the doing of a thing by free men and women, without compulsion, without officialism, with much experiment and comparison of method, so that the better methods gradually disclosed themselves out of the resulting failure and success, with strong interest evoked on all sides, and with friendly cooperation and friendly ties created between those directly and those indirectly concerned, formed the true education, intellectually and morally, of the individuals of a nation. Apart from this practical education, all progress would be partial, lopsided, disappointing, and even dangerous.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, Auberon Herbert, p.210. - EDUCATION, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM (I am still engaged myself in the vice of forming too long sentences. To clarify the above one by A. H., I put two parts of a long sentence, which belong logically together, but are separated by many words, in blue. He should have put the in-between part in brackets. – But I do admire his style and fluency. - JZ, 30.7.13.)

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson – SINS, VICES

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: The liberty of going wrong is the seamy side of the priceless privilege of going right by free choice rather than by compulsion.” - William Ernest Hocking, The Coming World Civilization. - RIGHT TO EXPERIMENT

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: The public knows what it wants only when it gets to see that what it wants.” - Sam Goldwyn. - From the German version, quoted by Manfred Delling, in DIE WELT, 6.10.56: “Das Publikum weiss erst, was es will, wenn es das, was es will, zu sehen bekommt.”

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: The true method of knowledge is experiment.” - William Blake, 1788. – KNOWLEDGE, PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: There is no better way in which men can become more enlightened about their economic interests than by observation of the economic success of those who employ the correct means of achieving their ends.” - Carl Menger, quoted in F. A. Hayek, Denationalisation of Money, p.55.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: There is one very comfortable principle: Whoever crawls cannot fall. Ladies & gentlemen, let us stand upright, even if one or the other of us should fall down as a result.” - Dr. Paul Ronge, Die Menschenrechte, Oct. - Dec. 1955. - While we are crawling we might not even see whether we are crawling in the right direction. And crawling upon command in a direction some commander wants us to go, is even worse. - JZ, 6.6.00. E.g., when infantry units of opposing governments crawl towards each other, to slaughter each other - for aims and purposes that are not their own and moved mainly by popular errors and prejudices or via some propaganda slogans or through military discipline. – JZ., 30.7.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: Thus it is that every huge administrative system tends to that barren uniformity which is a kind of intellectual death, and from which that essential element of progress, experiment, is necessarily absent. (*) When you have constructed a universal system, embracing the whole nation, you can't experiment. (**) The thousands of wheels must all follow each other in the same track with undeviating uniformity. Even if your official feelings would allow of such an unorthodox proceeding, it is mechanically very difficult to interfere with the regularity and precision that make the working of universal systems possible. (***) - Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p. 69. – (*) Or reduced to a few superficial governmental experiments, usually with the wrong means and towards wrong objectives. – (**) Not under optimal conditions! – (***) Do they work? – JZ - TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED UNIFORMITY, BUREAUCRACY, NONCONFORMISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: To each not only his own garden, menu choice, hobby, craft, fashion, reading matter or sport etc. – These private liberties are already largely achieved. Needed and rightful are also free choice or consumer sovereignty and free enterprise regarding social, political and economic experiments, systems, communities, and societies, for individuals and their groups of volunteers. – JZ, 16.6.04, 30.7.13. – No more territorial monopolies for anyone, any group or system, corporation, constitution, society or State, no matter how good and just they may be or are supposed to be. – For such monopoly decision-makers are now largely armed with ABC mass-extermination devices, not only with conventional weapons, paid for out of tribute levies, which were and are wrong and bad enough already. - JZ, 19.10.07, 30.7.13.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: To each the own way or supposed solution, task, scheme, system, hobby or commitment. No territorial monopoly any more for anyone or any system or institution or process, not even for the otherwise most limited territorial governments. – JZ, 16.4.07, 19.10.07. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: we can approve procedures for deciding conduct that amplify and ramify human experience in expanding waves, and reject ways of causing that impoverish and stunt experience in the spastic jerks of irrationality.” - Silvert, Man's Power, p.152. – Fools should, however, also have the freedom to make even more fools out of themselves, with their own experiments, than they appeared to be, in the eyes of others, when they merely talked about their false or flawed ideas. – JZ, 9.12.08.

EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM: You don't mean we might actually live through this! Really? … Dr. Chuka, she said gently, you have accomplished the impossible. Ralph, here, is planning to attempt the preposterous. Does it occur to you that Mr. Boardman is nagging himself to achieve the inconceivable? It is inconceivable, even to him, but he's trying to do it!” - Murray Leinster, Sand Doom, ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, May 1956, British Edition. - Try to accomplish the impossible, attempt the preposterous, even go for the inconceivable - and keep trying at your expense and risk, if only it's any aim you consider worthwhile. - JZ, 1977. – THINK, EXPERIMENTS, IMPOSSIBLE, INCONCEIVABLE, IMPRACTICABLE, PREPOSTEROUS, UTOPIAN, CANNOT BE DONE!

EXPERIMENTS: Bastiat realized that unless men are allowed to experiment, to choose, to make mistakes and pay for them, make proper decisions and be rewarded by them, in short, to act for themselves on their own responsibility, they are denied precisely that quality of free choice, which makes them men. The individual who is relieved of responsibility for his own actions incurs the gravest possible handicap for the future development of his own personality. Soon such men find no capacity in themselves and turn to government for the solution of all problems.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.162/3. - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

EXPERIMENTS: Events are the teachers of fools.” - Livius, XXII, 59. (Eventus stultorum magister est. - Der Erfolg ist der Lehrer des Thoren.) - Since there are more fools than wise people and since even fools can learn from experiments, the significance of freedom to experiment is rather obvious. Those able and willing to learn from the experiences of others will acquire their knowledge more cheaply and easily but their way is not the only way or an easy enough path for most people. - JZ, 6.6.00. - EXPERIENCE, EVENTS, SUCCESS

EXPERIMENTS: Everyone has the right to undertake social, economic and political experiments at his own expense and risk - as long as he does not infringe the principle of tolerance. - JZ, n.d. - In other words: He must concede the same freedom to all others, even to this enemies. - JZ, 6.6.00. - TOLERANCE

EXPERIMENTS: is it so difficult to permit men to experiment, to feel their way, to choose, to make mistakes, to correct them, to learn, to work together, to manage their own property and their own interests, to act for themselves, at their own risk and peril, on their own responsibility? Do we not see that this is what makes them men? Must we always start with the fatal premise that all those who govern are guardians and all the governed are wards?” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, HUMAN NATURE & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

EXPERIMENTS: No experiments!" - is often a popular election slogan, can rationally and morally only mean: "No compulsory experiments, which endanger the lives, liberties and property of dissenters without their consent." But this means, at the same time: Free experimentation among volunteers and at their own expense and risk. This is within everybody's interest. - JZ, 26.9.91. - FREE, AMONG VOLUNTEERS, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS

EXPERIMENTS: Only volunteers are expendable - by their own choice. - JZ, 22.2.84. - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM

EXPERIMENTS: Progress depends upon a great number of small changes and adaptations and experiments constantly taking place, each carried out by those who have strong beliefs and clear perceptions of their own in the matter; for the only true experimenter is he who finds and follows his own way, and is free to try his experiment from day to day. But this true experimentation is impossible under universal systems. An experiment can only be tried on a small scale by those who are the clearer-sighted amongst us, and are aiming at some particular end, and when those who are affected by it are willing to take the risk. You can't rightly experiment with a whole nation; and the consequence is that the sin and mistakes of every universal system go on silently accumulating, until the time for the next periodical tearing up by the roots of whatever exists comes due, and once more we start afresh.” - Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.70, quoted in Sprading, 412. - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT VS. COLLECTIVE OR NATIONAL EXPERIMENTS OF GOVERNMENTS WITH PEOPLE AS THEIR PROPERTY, PANARCHISM

EXPERIMENTS: So little of what commonly passes as knowledge in the "social sciences" is based on social experiments, scientifically observed and evaluated. Moreover, few of the sound experiments that did occur are sufficiently paid attention to in public policies. Under territorial sovereignty, whether of the dictatorial or democratic kind, this is almost inevitable. - JZ, 28.3.95, 22.5.00. – PANARCHISM, LAWS, PARLIAMENTARIANISM, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, POWER GAMES BY POWER ADDICTS

EXPERIMENTS: Success replaces all arguments.” - Graff. - Free and successful as well as failed experiments can replace most arguments and fights. - JZ, 8.7.92. – SUCCESS, FAILURES

EXPERIMENTS: Why think? Why not try the experiment?” - John Hunter: Letters to Edward Jenner, Aug. 2, 1775. - Think AND experiment! - JZ, 12.7.86. - And allow others to do their experiments among themselves, at their own expense and risk! - How many more centuries will have to pass before we are prepared to accept truths, which are as simple? - Haven't we been wrongly experimented with by governments, without our individual consents, for long enough? - JZ, 25.5.00, 5.3.13. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, THINK

EXPERTS: A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.” - Benjamin Franklin. - LEARNED FOOLS, AUTHORITIES

EXPERTS: A lot of people are selling their ignorance.” - Don Werkheiser. - To people conditioned to regard it as valuable knowledge. - JZ, 24.5.00. - And we, as freedom, justice and peace lovers, are mostly still ignorant on how to successfully sell our knowledge. - JZ, 23.12.90. - AUTHORITIES, PROFESSIONALS, IGNORANCE, KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT REGISTRY, SUPERCOMPUTER PROJECT, PROJECTS LIST, DIRECTORY

EXPERTS: A politician becomes an expert by saying something about something.” - Manfred Rommel. - Rather: A politician is all too often believed to be an expert because he said something about something. - JZ, 29.5.00. – POLITICIANS, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, FALSE PREMISES, CONCLUSIONS & DEFINITIONS

EXPERTS: Above all, the mentat must be a generalist, not a specialist. It is wise to have decisions of great moment monitored by generalists. Experts and specialists lead you quickly into chaos. They are a source of useless nit-picking, the ferocious quibble over a comma. The mentat-generalist, on the other hand, should bring to decision-making a healthy common sense. He must not cut himself off from what its happening in his universe.” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, ANALOG 3/76, p. 44. - VS. WISDOM & COMMON SENSE

EXPERTS: Although there is a pleasant legend that great men tend to be humble, my experience suggestions the contrary: the more exalted the expert, the more rigid he is likely to be in his insistence that what he cannot conceive, now, no one can accomplish, ever.” - R. C. W. Ettinger, Man into Superman, p.241.

EXPERTS: Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.” - Robert Howard, TANSTAAFL, 4/76. - The same can be found, word for word, in Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long. - JOKES

EXPERTS: Among the alternative experts offering their cures or panaceas, there are at least as many charlatans as among the officially recognized quacks. - JZ, 29.1.89. - Nevertheless, all of them should enjoy full freedom to experiment - among their followers. Nobody's expertise should be imposed. - JZ, 24.5.00.

EXPERTS: An expert is a man who avoids the small errors while he drives towards the big one.” - Stolberg.

EXPERTS: An expert is a man who has stopped thinking – he knows.” – F. Lloyd Wright, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 43. - PROFESSIONALS

EXPERTS: An expert is a specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about everything else.” – Ambrose Bierce, retranslated from a German version. - I would rather say: He knows something about very little and nothing about all the rest. - JZ, 29.5.00.

EXPERTS: An expert is an ordinary man who, when he is not at home, dispenses advice.” – Oscar Wilde. – Compare: “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

EXPERTS: An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less - until he/she knows absolutely everything about nothing.” - Murphy's Technology Law # 5, compiler Todd Dillinger. - JOKES

EXPERTS: An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.” - Nicholas Murray Butler. - SPECIALIZATION & KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, JUDGMENT, PROFESSIONALS

EXPERTS: An expert, according to a favorite definition by Niels Bohr, is a man who by his own painful experience has learned all the mistakes that can be committed in a narrow field.” - Edward Tilter. - This does not make quite clear whether he has learned them as truths or has clearly seen them as errors. - Has he learned sufficiently from all the mistakes or arrived at the assumption that because so many mistakes were made before, a solution is impossible, just because he has not come across it or has not read about it? - JZ, 23.5.00. - "An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a very narrow field." - Another version. Source?

EXPERTS: Anyone founding a new field cannot, by definition, be a professional in that field; only his followers can be professionals. A professional is someone who is "trained and experienced in the work," a statement that can never be applied to the founder of a field of study.” - John W. Campbell, Jr., in ASTOUNDING SF, British edition, Nov. 1954 editorial, p.2. - PROFESSIONALS & NEW IDEAS

EXPERTS: Become an expert in freedom philosophy, and have fun.” - Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – Trying to apply it to our lives is, certainly, not all fun and games! – JZ, 9.12.08. – When we try to experimentally apply our new knowledge we find out about the legal prohibitions and our national prison cell. – JZ, 18.11.10. FREEDOM

EXPERTS: But it is absurd to suppose that there can be experts about the sort of life people should live in general, except perhaps in the most general way in which EVERYONE can be an 'expert': "Live well, be good at your skills, don't bother anyone in his own pursuits, help those who deserve it, etc." For this no expertise is required or can be secured. …” - Tibor R. Machan, REASON, 5/72.

EXPERTS: But let the economy become increasingly specialized and complex - a concomitant of the free market way of life - and no one can grasp its intricacies, that is, no person can begin to visualize the trillions of actions, reactions, interactions, the daily data of the market. People thus acting freely in the market evolve patterns of interactions so complex that they defy comprehension. Each a mystery to behold! - This quite natural, pervasive blindness is precisely the situation best suited to the modern soothsayers, witch doctors, seekers after power, coercionists, who prey on any and all observed dissatisfactions in society; or, if none are observe, they invent and whip up the clamor on which they thrive. A problem? You name it! They have an answer. And millions of people, having no answers of their own, are taken in. Consider the countless "professors of economics" in our "best" universities who insist that supply and demand is passé and that scarcity is an outmoded concept - to mention but two of their heresies.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.69. - ECONOMISTS, POLITICIANS, INVENTED NEEDS & CRISES, CENTRAL PLANNING, BUREAUCRACY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

EXPERTS: By all means, listen to advice from experts, but never allow them to make decisions for you, for they know too much about too little.” - Hugh Frazer, n.d., probably 70's. – Alas, the territorial politicians legally and juridically force us to listen to them, in very important spheres, not yet open to free experimentation, as if they were really experts. – JZ, 18.11.10. - DECISION-MAKING

EXPERTS: Days before the crash of October 1929, the Yale economist Irving Fisher (himself an active share-buyer) pronounced that ‘stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau’. - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.34.

EXPERTS: Don't play the "I know it all" game or the game of "the official experts know best" - if you don't want to make yourself ridiculous or powerless. – JZ, n.d. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP

EXPERTS: Don't put "experts on top (but) on tap." - Carl J. Friedrich, A New Belief in the Common Man, p.216.

EXPERTS: Even when all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.” - Bertrand Russell, Autobiography, 1967. Quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, 40. - PROFESSIONALS

EXPERTS: Every professional, as soon as he forces his disservices (as judged by their victim) on anyone, like a government health or building inspector or a government planning architect, becomes at least morally a criminal like any other person committing a criminal assault. - JZ, 16.10.75. - GOVERNMENT INSPECTORS & OTHER BUREAUCRATS, CRIMES WITH VICTIMS

EXPERTS: Everybody considers himself to be an expert and almost all others consider him a fool. Thus only one way out remains: Each tries his system with his followers - at the own expense and risk - and also concedes to all others the right to take measures at their expense and risk, no matter whether they appear to him to be completely foolish.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, to Dr. Mann, 16.6.53. - TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

EXPERTS: everything is too important ever to be (exclusively and collectively, without individual consent) entrusted to professional experts, because every organization of such professionals and every established social organization becomes a vested-interest institution more concerned with its efforts to maintain itself or advance its own interest than to achieve the purpose that society expects to achieve.” - Carroll Quigley. - VESTED INTERESTS, PROFESSIONALS, TRUST, AUTHORITIES, DECISION-MAKING

EXPERTS: Experts can learn, it just takes them longer.” - Roy Halliday, FORMULATIONS, Spring 1997. – PROFESSIONALS

EXPERTS: Exterminate the sage, discard the wise, and the people will benefit a hundred-fold.” - Lao Tse, quoted in THE CONNECTION, No. 64. – Rather, let each be free to be as wise as he can be or as stupid, ignorant or prejudiced as he still wants to be, always only at his own risk and expense! – JZ, 9.12.08. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES, SCHOLARS, LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONALS, LAWYERS, ECONOMISTS, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS

EXPERTS: For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.” - Bob Rickard, FORTEAN TIMES, London. n.d. – But some of them have either the government’s “ear” or mass media support and thus the others do not count for much, in practice, under territorialism. – JZ, 9.12.08.

EXPERTS: For most people it still matters much more who said or wrote something rather than what has been said or written by them, or the truth contents of their statements. Consequently, all but widely recognized "expert" opinion tends to be ignored. - JZ, 16.2.88 & 29.5.00. - MASS MEDIA, PUBLIC OPINION, ACADEMICS

EXPERTS: Full freedom for individuals and voluntary groups to choose their own experts and to apply their advice among themselves, at their own expense and risk. Under that condition the presently ruling experts and their governmental policies would be more and more confined to fewer and fewer followers, with more and more people rather joining, individually, the successful experiments of others. Choose your own doctor, prime minister, minister of trade etc. - and don't impose your choices upon others. That will teach you, if anything can. - JZ, 10.1.94, 31.5.00, 30.7.13.

EXPERTS: history is a long list of specialists who were dead wrong …” - Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

EXPERTS: How could I have been so far off base? All my life I've known better than to depend on experts. How could I have been so stupid, to let them go ahead?” - President John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. - Andrews Quotes, 162. - I believe that he did interfere with it and that this was HIS expert contribution to its failure. - Several of his "experts" also tried to get Castro assassinated, always without risking their own lives, and all of their many attempts failed. Sometimes fruitcakes did a better job. - JZ, 7.6.00. - CUBA, BAY OF PIGS INVASION, TYRANNICIDE

EXPERTS: In any case, the ‘experts’ are nearly the worst people to ask about future prospects - for example, of reviving someone frozen by crude methods. They are so familiar with the difficulties, and so impressed by them, and so devoid of any present ability to cope with them, that they naturally tend to pessimism.”- R. C. W. Ettinger, Man into Superman, 241. - Experts, by their very nature, are experts only on facts of the past and of the present - and even there their knowledge, too, is limited and often biased. They, no more than anyone else, can predict the detailed results of human creativity in the future. They are not prophets, either. If they try, they are more likely to be wrong than right. Not even the innovators themselves are, as a rule, aware of all the results of their innovations. - JZ, 8.6.00. -CRYONICS & LONGEVITY

EXPERTS: In any economic or political crisis, one thing is certain. Many learned experts will prescribe many different remedies.” - Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, 55. - Only one thing they will, as a rule, not advocate, namely: full experimental freedom for all the different theorist and their voluntary followers, under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. – JZ, 21.9.07. - PROFESSIONALS & CRISES

EXPERTS: It is a strange thing that economists, bankers, financial journalists and the like are never so wrong as when they are virtually unanimous.” - Colin Clark QUADRANT, June 75. - ECONOMISTS, JOURNALISTS, BANKERS, FLUORIDATION, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRAL BANKING

EXPERTS: Many of these specialists what above all else to pursue their own peculiar bent whether it be going to the moon, genetic alteration of other human beings, releasing the atom's energy, or whatever. - Knowing so much about one thing and so little about everything else, they are unable to know what effect their ambitions, if achieved, might have on the human situation. Just as baby with a stick of dynamite and a match is unaware of what the consequences might be!” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.73/74. - SPECIALISTS

EXPERTS: Most experts are expertly wrong on numerous issues. In other words, their main learning period is over. They stagnate in old theories, opinions and observations and have not followed their specialties sufficiently in the information explosion. They remain addicted to old and outdated scientific models, which tend to disappear only with them. - JZ, 14.8.99, 22.5.00.

EXPERTS: My friend, we shall not have time to make them. I shall tear up the Boches (Germans) within two months. – “ Famous optimism from the French general Joseph Joffre, Nov. 1914, rejecting the notion that his troops needed steel helmets. French soldiers had gone to war without them and paid a high price for it.” - GENERALS, DEFENCE BY THE STATE

EXPERTS: Mystery, if and when recognized - an awareness of how little we know - makes the case for liberty: for it is a mysterious fact that our tiny bits of expertise, freely flowing, become the goods and services by which we live and prosper.” - Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.95. - The Austrian Economics School has greatly reduced or even explained that "mystery" and so did already Bastiat, e.g. in his Economic Harmonies. - But both did not yet take full monetary freedom into all their calculations and considerations. - JZ, 27.5.00. - IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE, COOPERATION, EXCHANGE, MARKET, FREEDOM

EXPERTS: Neither is it possible to think of leaving this part of our lives to the economists, not only because, adapting a phrase of Clemenceau's, we could say that economics is too serious a matter to be left to the professionals, but also because such an abdication on our part would make democracy impossible. It is all very well always to listen to the opinions of the experts and to place in their hands part of the responsibility for the execution of the policies they recommend; nevertheless, the fundamental decisions, those involving matters of basic principle, should be made by all qualified citizens, by all the intellectual leaders of the community…” - Gustavo R. Velasco, in Ballvé's Essentials of Economics – Even that should only be done among volunteers not in the fictionally “united” bodies called nations or peoples, the diverse populations of whole countries. – JZ, 30.7.13. - ECONOMISTS

EXPERTS: No expert judgment as to what GOALS other people ought to pursue can be expected from anyone. - Free after Tibor R. Machan, in REASON, 5/72, - JZ, 1/75.

EXPERTS: No matter how prestigious his credentials, no expert can know all the answers.” - David Brin, Otherness, p.96.

EXPERTS: notice that expert information GATHERERS are by no means automatically expert information INTERPRETERS.” - John W. Campbell, Editorial, ANALOG, Nov. 1971, p.175. – JUDGMENT IS NOT ALWAYS IN COMPANY WITH KNOWLEDGE

EXPERTS: Once you start calling yourself an expert you are in trouble.” - Hugh Frazer, 6.8.77.

EXPERTS: One can find experts to confirm anything.” - Michael Zwerin, A Case for the Balkanization of Practically Everyone, p.52.

EXPERTS: One with full expertise can explain terms, give understanding.”- W. Thompson, Ghost Dance, ANALOG 2/89, 175. - Understanding cannot be given like a product or a service. You can e.g. supply some electric power but cannot make people fully understand it. For every message there has to be a tuned-in recipient. He must operate on the same wave-length. An expert in understanding is not necessarily an expert in communication - except towards someone operating at the same level. To really see, hear, read, feel and comprehend requires considerable preparation, effort and specialized interest. - JZ, 4.4.91, 24.5.00. -COMMUNICATION & READINESS TO LEARN & UNDERSTAND, TEACHING

EXPERTS: Politicians are for the birds, military are mad, and scientists, that brilliant heedless bunch, are only sharpening the weapons of oblivion. Keep clear of them and work.” - Edmundo Hamiltowne, Letter to Editor, ANALOG, 2/79. - PROFESSIONALS, WARS

EXPERTS: Restraint? Why are you so concerned with saving their lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war if there are two Americans and one Russian left alive, we win.” – US Air Force General Thomas Power, head of the Strategic Air Command, the American nuclear strike force. - Walker, 1993, title? p.167. – “The reply, from William Kaufman, was: ‘Then you had better make sure that they are a man and a woman.’ - MILITARY LEADERS, LEADERSHIP, GENERALS, AIR RAIDS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DECISION-MAKING, VICTORY, WAR AIMS, IDIOTS IN CHARGE, DECISION-ON WAR & PEACE

EXPERTS: Someone once defined an expert as one who never makes a mistake on his way to the Grand Fallacy.” - Christopher Anvil, Cantor's War, IF, July 74.

EXPERTS: Someone who knows more and more about less and less.” - Nicholas Murray Butler. – Compare: “The Barbarism of the specialists.” – O. Y. Gasset. - SPECIALIZATION

EXPERTS: The anointed are possessed by a demon vision which is oblivious to reason or facts.” - From LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS, 3/96, review of: Thomas Sowell: The Vision of the Anointed. - ELITE, INTELLIGENTSIA, PUBLIC OPINION, AUTHORITIES, LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT, TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICS, IDEOLOGISTS

EXPERTS: The enemy is always the same: experts, professionals, men who claim special authority over other men.” - Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, p.246, on Tolstoy. - ENEMIES

EXPERTS: The expert can spot all the difficulties but lacks the imagination or vision to see how they may be overcome. The layman's ignorant optimism turns out, in the long run - and often in the short run - to be nearer the truth.” - Arthur C. Clarke. - LAYMEN

EXPERTS: The expert is somebody's expert.” - QUANTUM, TV, 12.8.96. - Nobody is an expert to all people, least of all to all other experts. On all too many still unsolved problems there are, by their very nature, no experts at all but at best, merely students of the problem. - JZ, 22.5.00.

EXPERTS: the expert looks backward: he looks into the narrow standards of his own specialty. …” - Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, ANALOG 3/76.

EXPERTS: The experts are excellent as advisers, but never as authoritative judges, allowed to stand between the public and the questions that affect its interest. The real service that the experts can perform for us is to place their knowledge in the clearest and simplest form before us all, and to explain their reasons for advising a certain course. There is no limit to the mistakes that the most learned men may make when they are allowed to deliver judgment behind closed doors, when they are not called upon to submit their reasons to open discussion, and to justify publicly the counsels that they offer.” - Auberton Herbert, in Mack edition, Auberon Herbert, p.353.

EXPERTS: The Experts Dislike Dissent.” - Edward P. Langerton, The Busing Cover-up. - Probably because it has proven them to be wrong, before, very often! - JZ, 8.6.80. - DISSENT

EXPERTS: The medical profession has created health problems (drug abuse, infections in hospitals, compulsory fluoridation, DDT approval, etc.), politicians created political problems, military men created military problems, economists created economic problems, educators brought about a crisis in education, city managers brought about city crises, transport experts brought about a crisis in transport, artists are busily engaged in destroying art and the "creative" people are becoming anti-creative. To carry science, progress and morality forward, in a rightful way, has thus become largely a job of interested and self-educated laymen. Certainly, the experts of governments can no longer be trusted. Compare Kant's essay: What Is Enlightenment? - JZ, n.d. & 27.5.00. - PROFESSIONALS

EXPERTS: the newest and the worst dangers to civilization - the experts.” - Ernest Benn, Account Rendered, p.72.

EXPERTS: The world already suffers from too many experts. They tell us more than we need to know or dare to ask about … fusion bombs, … What we really need to know is much more subtle. - The questions we must answer for good or ill are of a different order…” - John Gall, Systemantics, p.82.

EXPERTS: There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.” - Sir Alex Douglas-Home, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 18.1.64. - PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, MINISTERS, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS

EXPERTS: there simply cannot be experts in deciding what people ought to have or do …” - Tibor R. Machan, REASON, 5/72. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VALUES, CHOICES

EXPERTS: There's always some unknown, unpractical person who has got most of the answers the men in the limelight are looking for.” - Lawrence Meynel. - LAYMEN, INDIVIDUALS, CREATIVITY, AUTHORITIES, IDEAS

EXPERTS: There've always been a lot of infantiles who want somebody else to make their mistakes for them, and the intellectuals have always been glad to oblige.” - Poul Anderson, Orion Shall Rise, 277. - INTELLECTUALS, INTOLERANCE, MISTAKES, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, LEADERS, STATISM

EXPERTS: They have put their noses to the books (with all their high-flown and complicated ways of describing the simplest things) and studied law, science, economics, sociology, statistics, and the science of politics, yet they, with all that learning, have more than anything else learned the conceit to fancy themselves better prepared than you to govern your life.” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 5/76, p.279. – There are millions of professional experts for the remaining economic, political and social problems – but do they have, between them, much more than a handful of wrong or flawed statists and territorialist “solutions”, in slight variations? – JZ, 9.12.08.

EXPERTS: Today's expert is a person telling us what yesterday's expert did wrong.” - Joe Browne, READER'S DIGEST, 1/79.

EXPERTS: we should not allow experts, no matter how smart they are – or think they are – to control any aspect of our lives.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.234.

EXPERTS: When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.” - Calvin Coolidge, in his syndicated daily article. - Stanley Walker, City Editor, p. 131. - Another version: “When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.” - Calvin Coolidge: Immortal Remark, N.Y. HERALD TRIBUNE, Sep. 29, 1954. – What lets the leaders get away with as uninformed and stupid remarks? - JZ, 9.12.08. – Most voters are even more ignorant, stupid and prejudiced than these clowns. But if all were free, then a few could set attractive examples among themselves, on what to do to overcome any particular crisis. – JZ, 18.11.10. – UNEMPLOYMENT

EXPERTS: When an elderly and distinguished scientists says that something is possible, he is most likely correct; when he says that something is impossible, he is invariably wrong.” - Quoted as Clarke's First Law, in ANALOG, 3/74. - IMPOSSIBILITIES

EXPERTS: When news of Alexander Graham Bell's invention reached the U.K., the chief engineer of the British Post Office failed to be impressed. "The Americans," he said loftily, "have need of the telephone - but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." - Arthur C. Clarke, ANALOG, 12/83, 6. - IDEAS ARCHIVE

EXPERTS: When somebody calls himself an expert - run! - JZ, 7.8.77.

EXPERTS: When tiny bits of expertise - there are trillions of them - are free to flow, they configurate and result in ever-improving lives and livelihood.” - Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.99/100. - IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE, DIVISION OF LABOUR, COOPERATION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, DEFINITIONS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, PRICES

EXPERTS: Where the facts are concerned, the specialists generally agreed unanimously. Where interpretation and prediction based on the facts are concerned, the specialists generally disagree unanimously.” - Christopher Anvil, Revolt, ASTOUNDING SF, 4/1958, p.76. - SPECIALISTS

EXPERTS: You & I differ in that apparently you trust "experts", believing, perhaps, that private ownership and competition will keep them in line. In general, I trust experts as far as I can spit. In most cases their best-interests, which of course they will follow, diverge from the customer's and are summed up by the principle of "maximus extractus". - Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION, No. 64, page 28. - "Experts" like politicians, doctors, dentists and lawyers - and others - have seen to it that they are not exposed to quite free competition - and have got away with this for a very long time. - JZ, 8.6.00.

EXPLANATIONS: A multitude of different explanations is as bad as no explanation at all.” - Raymond Hall in the introduction, IX, to The Peter Principle by Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, 1969ff. – On the other hand, the “single factor hypotheses” is often further removed from the truth than the attempt to take into consideration the multiple factors that may be involved, which is less likely to lead to dogmatism. – All too many stick too uncritically to their favorite theory. - JZ, THEORIES, HYPOTHESES, CONSPIRACY THEORIES

EXPLANATIONS: I’m sorry, but I’ve got the kind of mind that worries about explanations. – A. E. Van Vogt, Earth’s Last Fortress, Sphere Books Ltd., 1977, p.68. – RED.

EXPLANATIONS: we can aim at becoming competent expositors. - So Few Can Explain. There are millions in America today who are taking firm ideological positions, some on the side of governmental and labour union control and dictation, others on the side of freedom to produce, to exchange, to live creatively as one chooses. But observe the small number on either side who can do more than assert their position. Only a few can explain with reason and clarity why they believe as they do. This may be consistent behavior for the coercionists, but there is not reason why those of us who believe in freedom should follow their pattern. …” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, 140/141. EXPLANATIONS OF FREEDOM, PROPAGANDA, ADVOCACY, PERSUASION, ARGUMENTS. SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, STUDENTS & SCHOLARS OF LIBERTY, TRAIN YOURSELF & REASON ON LIBERTY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY ON DISK, LIBERTARIAN ENCYLOPEDIA, ABSTRACTS, REVIEW COLLECTIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ELECTRONIC “ARGUMENT MAPPING”

EXPLOITATION: A fair exchange is no robbery. - Old English proverb.

EXPLOITATION: Albert Jay Nock … some fifty years ago, properly described the "exploited" as: those who trade their goods and services on the free market and who are forced to turn over a portion of their earnings to government, and the "exploiters" as all those who receive government checks or subsidies of any kind.” – Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.173. - TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAX CONSUMERS

EXPLOITATION: Albert Jay Nock, the great American libertarian, was surely right when he said that there are just two classes of people, the exploiters and the exploited. The exploited are all those who produce the world's goods - which includes of course both employers and employees, both management and labor - from whom their income is taken away by force in proportion to their success in producing it. The exploiters are the wards of government - the employees of government who spend our money in accordance with their plans or their whims, and the vast number of people - some needy and some not - on whom they choose to spend it. Civilization falls when the exploiters, often via the popular vote, become so powerful that they loot the goods produced by the exploited, or so much of it that it no longer pays the exploited to produce them.” - John Hospers, REASON, 9/72. - EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYERS & THE WARDS OF GOVERNMENTS

EXPLOITATION: All exploitation of the worker is done in the name of the people, for the good of the people, and because the majority voted for it.” - George, in Humbert's Revenge, 1973. – Henry George? – JZ - EXPLOITATION? OF WORKERS IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE, TAXATION, WELFARISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, PUBLIC SERVICES, BUDGET

EXPLOITATION: As long as employees have not yet made use of their associational, credit and monetary and financial options, have not arranged for payments in other than the government's forced, exclusive, deteriorated and constantly mismanaged paper currency, have not yet tried to take over the enterprises they work in via their own issues of industrial securities, to be used in payment for these take-over bids, and as long as they have not even shown any serious interest in discussing such alternatives towards ownership in productive assets and increasing the monetary demand for their services, as long as they think only in terms of legal monopolies and compulsion in response to legal monopolies and compulsion by others, as long as they are unaware of what wages at market rates really means and who lastly sets them (e.g. they themselves, as consumers), and as long as they think only in terms of class warfare notions and legalized privileges, they cannot rightly complain about "exploitation" by employers, who themselves suffer under many government imposed monopolies and who, in turn, think only of acquiring some legalized monopolies or subsidies for themselves. While they are thus both stuck in terms of the employer and employee relationship and upon statists and legal non-solutions and all the troubles thus caused for both of them, they continue to largely ignore how much both of them are exploited by taxation, regulations, mismanaged and monopolized social insurance schemes and a flood of other legislation. Least of do these disputants consider the disadvantages of having to live under the government's monetary despotism (leading to deflations, inflations and stagflations, with their mass unemployment and numerous business failures) as opposed the conditions possible under monetary freedom. Moreover, to cut off their noses to spite their face, both of them tend to favor rather protectionism than free trade and generally anti-economic interventionism rather than a free market economy, which can deliver to all what is due to them. - JZ, 27.4.95, 22.5.0031.7.13. – WORKERS, EMPLOYEES, LABOR, TAXATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, SELF-MANAGEMENT

EXPLOITATION: Does my labour bring me less because I have put it at the service of the capitalist? Would it bring me more if I performed it on my own, of if I joined my labor with that of others as destitute as I am? My situation is bad. Would I be better off if there were no capital on earth? If the share that I receive as a result of my arrangement with capital is larger than my share would be without it, what grounds do I have for complaint? And then, if transactions are free and voluntary, what are the laws determining whether there is to be a rise or a fall in the amount of the respective shares? If the nature of these transactions is such that, as the total to be distributed increases, my share in the increase becomes steadily larger, then, instead of vowing eternal hatred against the capitalist, ought I not to look upon him as a good brother …?” - Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.221. - LABOUR, WORKERS, Q., CAPITALISM

EXPLOITATION: End exploitation and favoritism by the State. - JZ, 11.8.84. – Currently, three famous USA car manufacturers are asking for huge subsidies from the Federal Government, after first having been driven to close to bankruptcy e.g. by governmental favors to coercive and monopolistic trade unions. – JZ, 9.12.08, 31.7.13. - FAVORITISM, TAXATION, SUBSIDIES PRIVILEGES & THE STATE

EXPLOITATION: Every rational being (minors included) has the right not to be exploited while earning its livelihood. In other words, it has the right to receive a compensation equivalent to the product or full exchange value of its work. For the realization of this right it is authorized to break each artificially upheld economic monopoly, including all state monopolies, and to set up or join productive cooperatives with optional statutes. - COMMENT: Exploitation is in particular the abuse of an exigency or the ignorance of others to their disadvantage and the own advantage. It becomes a criminal act, a fraud, if somebody is intentionally deceived in the process. - Monopolies permit exploitation and lead to it as a rule because they put those dependent on them in a predicament. Large enterprises established through free competition and kept going through efficiency, in spite of free competition by others, do not possess a monopoly and do not and cannot exploit others. - The full exchange value of one's work is the freely established price for one's product, labor or service. It is the price which labor would receive in a really free market. It could only be obtained by freeing the market from all its chains and fetters … - From the Human Rights Declaration in PEACE PLANS 4 & 61-63, slightly edited. - JZ, 9.6.00, 31.7.13. - EXPLOITATION VS. RIGHT TO THE FULL VALUE FOR PRODUCTION

EXPLOITATION: Exploitation by the State is real. Exploitation by employers is mostly only imagined. Few employees desire to become employers or investors in order to reap themselves the supposed exploitation rate. Many do not even realize how much they are exploited through the “organized antagonism” (H. Dubreuil definition) of the employer-employee relationship, monetary despotism, indirect and indirect taxation and numerous legalized monopolies nor that low to middle incomes bear the major share of all direct and indirect taxes. - JZ, 19.7.91, 31.7.13. - CAPITALISM, TAXES & THE STATE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

EXPLOITATION: Exploitation is a word often used but rarely defined. In its most literal meaning - I "exploit" you if I in some way benefit from your existence - it is the reason human society exists. We all benefit from one another's existence. We all exploit each other. That is why we associate with each other. But as the word is usually used, it carries the implication of one person benefiting by harming another, or at least of one person's benefiting unfairly, at the expense of another…” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, chapter 8, p.61. – Any free exchange benefits both sides. – JZ, 5.3.13.

EXPLOITATION: Exploitation of the citizen by a wasteful State.” - DIAGNOSEN, Sep. 82. - WASTE & THE STATE

EXPLOITATION: Exploiters is the name you give to your benefactors. They exploit nature and its treasures and make them available to you. There is comparatively little to exploit in you without them. Try to make a living on your own, without any capital, machines, tools, shelter, clothing, just from what you know on your own and can do on your own. - JZ, 1974 & 27.5.00. - EMPLOYERS, CAPITALISM, LABOR, BOSSES, CORPORATIONS

EXPLOITATION: Far from being a person, the state is a group of persons who have acquired power vested in government and make use of it in such a manner as to deprive the individual of his right to life and property. The state is historically grounded in conquest. The purpose of conquest is exploitation. Exploitation is any means of getting goods and services without rendering an equivalent in exchange - that is, any method of "getting something for nothing." The state by virtue of the power of government which it acquires, perpetuates the purpose of conquest; by legal methods it regularizes the exploitation of the producer, in favour of the non-producer, and by an elaborate system of education it obfuscates the immoral relationship and even covers the exploiters with an aura of respectability.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.97. - THE STATE, POLITICAL MEANS, TAXATION, CONFISCATION, CONQUESTS, FREE EXCHANGE, EXPROPRIATION, EDUCATION, PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS

EXPLOITATION: For these lords of Moscow are the hardest taskmasters and exploiters of labour that history has ever known (the Nazis perhaps excepted).” - Salvador de Madariaga, The Blowing Up of the Parthenon, p.51. - COMMUNISM, SOVIETS, BOLSHEVIKS, STALINISM, LENINISM, MARXISM

EXPLOITATION: Government, the greatest exploiter of them all. - JZ, 3.6.1973. - And the only institution that can grant privileges and monopolies as legal licences to exploit others, like it formerly granted licences or letters of marque to officially approved pirates. - JZ, 27.5.00. - GOVERNMENT

EXPLOITATION: he wondered about the moral implications of a society, which maintained itself by exploiting its most productive members, the men of ability and intelligence. It was a society that was set to self-destruct.” - Sam L. Wells, Jr., OPTION, 10.76.

EXPLOITATION: If fishermen would prefer to fish without the boats and nets which belong to another, or if workers would prefer to work without the machines which belong to a capitalist, let them do so. When the situation is phrased in this way, it demonstrates the utter absurdity of anti-capitalist political interventions, interventions presumably designed to aid the workers.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 221/2. - There are numerous rightful ways for workers to acquire some and finally much capital and manage it on their own account - if they can be bothered to explore and utilize these options. - Ulrich von Beckerath used to say that "what most people wrongly perceive as capitalism and capitalism exploitation is the condition in which most people are ignorant of and disinterested in their own economic affairs" - and leave them largely in the hands of a few enterprising innovators, who, under these conditions, have a chance to become richer than they could be, if everyone were to compete with them to the limits of his abilities and industry. - Everyone an entrepreneur and a capitalist, at least at his own work place, is the final solution to this problem and there are literally hundreds of organizational forms in which this could be rightfully and rationally realized, in a business-like way, without infringing the rights and liberties of anyone. - JZ, 9.6.00. - BY CAPITALISTS? OR SHOULD ALL TRY TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED AS CAPITALISTS OR CONTRACTORS UNDER FREE MARKET CONDITIONS?

EXPLOITATION: Individual men and women, particularly those who have for so long been cruelly exploited by government - and this includes both the poorest and the most productive of out people - stand today at a point of decision …” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.28. - BY THE STATE, TAXATION, NATIONALIZATION, FORFEITURE LAWS, EMINENT DOMAIN

EXPLOITATION: It is monopoly that really is exploitation and State Monopoly is the worst form of this exploitation.” - Antony Fisher, The Case for Freedom, p.28. - STATE, MONOPOLY

EXPLOITATION: Koreans working for foreign nationals in Korea are paid $600 a month of which all but $ 18 are taxed away.” - Radio News, 22.10.93. – If this news report is true then all the propaganda against foreign corporations exploiting workers in underdeveloped countries should be directed against the territorial governments of these countries. – JZ, 9.12.08. -TAXES

EXPLOITATION: Marxist exploitation is the exploitation of people's ignorance of economics.” - Source? - MARXISM, ECONOMICS & IGNORANCE OF ECONOMICS

EXPLOITATION: No one has the right to leave his own energies unused and to live through the energies of others.” - J. G. Fichte, 1793, in Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution, S.258. (Kein Mensch hat das Recht, seine Kraefte ungebraucht zu lassen und durch fremde Kraefte zu leben.) - Fichte added, on S.177: Whoever does not work should not eat.” - In other words, in Winter one should not eat the products of the rest of the year, if in Winter one does not work? - Pre-done labor, in form of tools and means of production, should also be taken into consideration for its just share in the achieved product. - JZ, 10.9.92.

EXPLOITATION: Nor, in an open society, need we fret for a moment that a ruthless employer may exploit us. True, there will always be those who will try to hire at less than market wages; but they will try in vain. Competition attends to economic justice; other employers will bid us away from those who would pay less than we are worth, The true value of any good or service - mine or yours - is what others will freely and willingly offer in exchange. Just make certain that others are free to bid - that they are not screened out by a synthetic curtain.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.104. - I would have added here at least: Like that of monetary despotism, which allows labor, services and goods to be sold only if the potential buyer is able to pay for them with the government's forced and exclusive monopoly money, in cash or non-cash form. Under full monetary freedom, much of the multitude of ready-for-sale labor, services and goods could be turned into sound and competing currencies, covered by them and redeemed in them. The value of these "treasures" that could thus be turned into rightful and useful cash or non-cash payments, and effective demand for labor, services and goods, self-liquidating in the short term and always renewable through new sound issues, exceed by far all the still buried treasures in the world. - JZ, 9.6.00. - COMPETITION, FREEDOM, VALUE & PRICING, MONETARY FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, COVER & REDEMPTION  IN WANTED CONSUMER GOODS & SERVICES RATHER THAN IN RARE METAL, EVEN WHEN WEIGHT UNITS OF THE LATTER ARE USED AS VALUE STANDARDS FOR ALL PRICES, WAGES ETC. & FOR ALL OR MOST FREELY COMPETING PRIVATE CURRENCIES, ESPECIALLY CURRENCIES WITH “SHOP FOUNDATION”.

EXPLOITATION: Now they're talking about exploitation! Pete, boy, you tell me: how you're going to exploit a bastard you can't even get to move?” - Frank Yerby, The Old Gods Laugh, p.328. - UNIONISTS, WORKERS, GO-SLOW PRACTICES

EXPLOITATION: on the market both parties to an exchange will benefit. On the market, therefore, there can be no such thing as exploitation.” - Murray N. Rothbard, Man, Economy & the State, p.769. – All free and sufficiently informed exchanges benefit all the participants. – JZ, 31.7.13. - FREE MARKET

EXPLOITATION: Political power has always been the instrument by which those who control it have feathered their nests at the expense of those upon whom that power is imposed. In economic terminology this process of getting something for nothing is called exploitation. The seed of exploitation is the human inclination to satisfy desires without expending labor, and we must conclude that all human, you and I, are exploiters at heart. The crude, uncertain and dangerous method of exploitation is taking by force; the sophisticated method is taking by means of a recognized privilege. The privilege way is better because it achieves regularity through common adulation of the law, on which the privilege is based, and has the further advantage of being supported by the physical force at the command of the political power which created it.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, either p.173, POWER, PRIVILEGE & THE LAW, THE POLITICAL MEANS, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, STATES, TERRITORIALISM VS. THE ECONOMIC MEANS

EXPLOITATION: Shop around for better employers - you have a large choice - and you should also make sure that there is the most severe competition between them. That, more than anything else will raise your wages to the limits of your productivity. - JZ, 3/75. - Only sound self-management schemes and complete economic freedom, including monetary and financial freedom, could achieve still more for you. - JZ, 27.5.00. - EMPLOYERS, WAGES, LABOR, UNIONISM, STRIKES

EXPLOITATION: Taxation is thus losing its legitimacy among the middle class and its progressive mystique among the intellectuals. Taxation is beginning to be seen for what it is: exploitation. - Taxation = Robbery.” - LIBERTY, 9.10.78. – TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES

EXPLOITATION: The (American) worker is exploited by the public philosophy and not so much by the corporation or by capital as he has been led to believe.” - Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. - TAXATION, WELFARISM, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

EXPLOITATION: The choice, then, may be between market exchange, which can involve some "exploitation," meaning the opportunity of some to take advantage of the circumstances of others, and totalitarian rule, which guarantees that exploitation will occur, as a permanent and unalterable feature of the system. - Tibor R. Machan - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - MARKET EXCHANGES & TOTALITARIANISM

EXPLOITATION: The GM sit-down strike of 1936-37 and the other forcible plant seizures of the time were examples of a phenomenon we described in Blood on the Streets as "the exploitation of the capitalists by the workers." - James Dale Davidson & William Rees-MOGG, The Sovereign Individual, MacMillan, & Simon & Schuster, 1997, 147. - Not only of the capitalists but of all people, as consumers! - JZ, 23.4.00. – EXPLOITATION OF THE CAPITALISTS BY THE WORKERS, STRIKES, SIT-DOWNS, WAGE CONTROL, UNFAIR DISMISSAL LAWS & OTHER LABOR & UNION LAWS, EMPLOYERS, BUSINESSMEN & CAPITALISM

EXPLOITATION: The imposition of a price higher than the minimum which an efficient producer would charge in competitive conditions.” - R. Harris & A. Seldon, Not From Benevolence, p.6. – COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLIES

EXPLOITATION: The net tax payers are the ruled and the exploited while the net tax recipients are the ruling class of the exploiters. - JZ, n.d., free after J.C. Calhoun. - TAXATION

EXPLOITATION: The only thing worse than being exploited by capitalists is not being exploited by them. (Whence you starve.).” - Quoted by Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 120, p.34. – CAPITALISM, UNEMPLOYMENT

EXPLOITATION: The only thing worse than exploitation is not exploiting them at all.” – Mr. Robertson, an economist, at ISIL meeting, 23.7.04. – DIS., UNEMPLOYMENT, LOW WAGES

EXPLOITATION: The point is that it is either/or: either the workers make their living by serving the consumers in the market or by exploiting other producers by receiving state aid, which is taken by coercion from the workers and doled to the privileged parasites.” - Stephen P. Halbrook, LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, I/3, p.56. - STATE AID, WELFARE, SUBSIDIES, PRODUCTION & EXCHANGE VS. HANDOUTS AT THE EXPENSE OF TAX SLAVES

EXPLOITATION: There is no war between exploiters and exploited. The whole people cordially consent to and approve of inequality, privilege, peerage, and monopoly, because they all have (or think they have) a chance in the lottery. The exploiting system could no more stand today without an overwhelming consensus of opinion in its favour - especially among the working classes - than Monte Carlo could stand if people were not willing to lose money there.” - G. B. Shaw, quoted in MINUS ONE, May 1967. - MONOPOLY, WELFARE STATE, STATISM, CONSENT OF THE VICTIMS

EXPLOITATION: Those who produce goods and services in the market are known as "exploiters", while those who reap the benefit of the producers are known as the "exploited". – Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.295. - PRODUCERS & PARASITES

EXPLOITATION: Truly it is written that "the only Marxist exploitation is the exploitation of people's lack of understanding of economics."- Dr. Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, MERCURY, 1/79, p.48.

EXPLOITATION: Was and is it abolished in "socialist" countries? The "exploited" West German workers seem to be better off than the "unexploited" East German workers. The standards of the "unexploited" peasants on the Chinese mainland, as described in surveys published in the Peking press, seem to be considerably lower than those of the "exploited" peasants on Taiwan. And Gomulka, shortly after coming to power, admitted that the real wages of the Polish workers were lower in 1956 than they had been in 1938.” - Michael Lindsay, in: Is a Peaceful Coexistence Possible? Michigan State University Press, 1960, 139.

EXPLOITATION: We should heed Schoeck's warning: "The primitive people's belief in black magic differs little from modern ideas. Whereas the socialist believes himself robbed by the employer, just as the politician in a developing country believes himself robbed by the industrial countries, so primitive man believes himself robbed by his neighbor, the latter having succeeded by black magic in spiriting away to his own fields part of the former's harvest." (Helmut Schoeck, Envy: A Theory of Social Behavior, New York, Harcourt, Brace &World, 1969, p. 37.) - Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. - SOCIALISM, PERSONAL THINKING, UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES, EGALITARIANISM, DISTRIBUTIONISM, SOCIALISM, BELIEF IN MAGIC, ENVY

EXPLOITATION: What some people call "exploitation", I call employment. - Robert Frost, quoted in THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Summer 1973, 221. – EMPLOYMENT

EXPLOITATION: When accusing "capitalists" of exploitation, workers should be keep in mind that that is exactly what most workers try to do, with their own large capital (in form of capacity and willingness to work), towards most employers and not only towards them but towards other workers and all consumers. Workers try to extract a maximum of wages for a minimum of work, while employers try to get a maximum of work for a minimum of wages. So, what is the difference between them, in their aims and methods? An “organized antagonism” is involved, as Hyacinthe Dubreuil said and it leads to counter-productive or anti-industrial warfare as a permanent condition - for all such relationships. Now and then not a genuine peace but merely an armistice is agreed upon - until the next such open conflict breaks out. Both sides do not clearly see the employer-employee relationship and its inherent flaws and disadvantages for both sides. Neither tries to replace it by much more sensible other arrangements, from full partnership or cooperative ownership for all members of an enterprise, to various more or less efficient incentive schemes. - JZ, 27.8.86 & 24.5.00. – SELF-MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES

EXPLOITATION: When demand and supply mutually and freely regulate each other then the exploitation and suppression situations, which have given such a bad name to today's distortions of a free market, cannot occur. They were established by monopolies, oligopolies, privileges and market domination. – K. H. Z. Solneman, [K. H. Zube], LERZIEL ANARCHIE, No.2, 29. - SUPPLY & DEMAND, FREE COMPETITION, FREE PRICING, FREE MARKET, FREE EXCHANGE, VOLUNTARISM

EXPLORATION: Explore, explore and explore. The endless road toward revelation is exploration.” - Leonard E. Read, Vision, summary of chapter 20. - KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, WISDOM, STUDYING, LEARNING, COMPETITION, EXPERIMENTION

EXPORTS & IMPORTS: Exports are impossible without imports and vice versa. Every restriction on one is automatically a restriction on the other.” - Richard Sebrof. – After all, they are merely trades, although across an artificial political frontier. If one of the participating traders is restricted, not only is he restricted but also all those, with whom he would have traded otherwise.  All trades are for mutual benefit. If one side is prevented to trade or restricted, then the benefits for the other side disappear as well. Thus all export and import “policies” produce nothing but wrongs and harm, including all foreign exchange controls and restrictions, even monetary and financial despotism, in this sphere as well. – JZ, 5.3.13, 31.7.13. - FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM

EXPORTS & IMPORTS: Exports pay for imports, imports pay for exports. Notions like: "Made in Australia" and "Buy Australian!" do overlook that imports are either gifts or are paid for by exports. Guess what usually happens. Foreigners are not all that charitable towards us. Thus is does not matter, economically, whether we buy goods made in Australia or imported goods from overseas. Both kinds of purchases do provide jobs for Australians, although the imports do so only indirectly. - JZ, 7.6.00. - MADE IN AUSTRALIA, GERMANY ETC., FREE TRADE

EXPORTS & IMPORTS: I know you can't have imports without exports; nor can you have exports without imports. …” - Terry Arthur, 95% IS CRAP, p.229.

EXPORTS & IMPORTS: the foolish laws that favour exports and restrict imports will ultimately destroy every trade for when everybody wants to sell and no one wants to buy the result will finally be that no one will any longer sell and buy anything.” - Abbe Galiani to Mrs. Epinay, 4.5.1771. - W. Weigand biography: Abbe Galiani, p.156.

EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Error of opinion may be tolerated when reason is left free to combat it.” - Thomas Jefferson.

EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Every citizen may freely speak, write or print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.” - Constitution of Pennsylvania.

EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: Every rational being has the right to express and publish without interference its observations, thoughts, opinions, ideas, and information, in words, writing, print, pictures, or any other way, regardless of frontiers. - Comment: This freedom of expression is supreme, even if an opinion is considered by others as wrong, obscene, valueless or harmful. Freedom of press may under no condition and in no form be infringed, suspended or abolished through preventive measures such as censorship, licensing, demand of cautions, imposed conditions, mailing restrictions, limitation of the paper supply or other hindrances of free intercourse. - Instigation of a mob to commit a crime (e.g. manslaughter or destruction of property) would offend against fundamental rights. Rational beings would not trespass against this limit of freedom of expression. They would not intentionally spread lies or errors, either. - There is not right to spread false information, affecting injuriously the life, liberty, property or reputation of others. Therefore, as an integral part of liberty of expression, every rational being has the right to correct or demand correction of wrong reports and erroneous opinions as soon as possible and at equal length. - From the draft of Human Rights in PEACE PLANS 4 & 61-63. - I am no longer so certain as I was then about the "right to reply": Now I am more in favor of it being practised by contributions towards a special and ever growing encyclopedia of refutations, and in various and free additions to published works, additions that are self-published in affordable alternative media and mentioned in abstracts, bibliographies, review and index compilations, in Ideas Archives, Sign Debates (Flow Chart Discussions) and other reference tools. Media that ignore all the corrections thus published will finally become less and less trusted and thus less and less profitable. They will either reform and welcome corrections or will perish, as numerous mass media did during the 20th century, for this and other reasons. - There exists also linguistic analysis and voice stress analysis. Thus speeches and articles by famous figures could be analyzed for their falsity contents and this evaluation might become a feature attractive to existing or new mass media and their readership, viewers and listeners and could be published at the same time or almost the same time. Accumulated ratings of e.g. politicians and mass media, on how often they were caught out with lies or wrongful statements, could become popular and greatly influence their potential customers. In other words, if the free market for ideas and opinions, arguments and observations is fully mobilized, using all affordable alternative media in their strengths, then writers, editors, journalists, opinion-makers and other public figures will get away with much less than they do now. We do not have to have a special law to enforce corrections by them. We do not have to depend upon them at all for any kind of information that is of interest to us. - JZ, 9.6.00. -  FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION

EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: I may not share your views, but I will fight to the death for your right to express them.” - Remark attributed to Voltaire - but not found in any of his writings. - To such remarks one should now, finally, add: Moreover, I do likewise favor your right to practise or realize your views among volunteers and at your own expense. What more can you rightfully demand as a fallible human being? - JZ, n.d. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIALITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: The individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.” - Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, 1764, miscellaneous section.

EXPROPRIATION: Expropriate politicians and bureaucrats rather than let them furthermore expropriate us. The greatest possible tax refund that we could and should still get from them consists in our personal share in the national assets, which they hold and mismanage in our name and this without being personally responsible to us for their management and mismanagement and paying us no dividends at all but, rather taxing us to finance their mismanagement of these enormous assets. In Australia the per-head share of these assets may still come to a million dollars per head. Do you get a corresponding dividend from them? – How long would any current territorial government last once their subjects become aware how much in financial assets per head these governments withhold from them and also how much in public debts they impose per head of the population? – How much in direct and indirect taxes is annually extorted from each of them, in the average? - JZ, 25.8.98, 6.10.08, 31.7.13. – Compare PEACE PLANS No.19 C, online at - EXPROPRIATION OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, TAXATION, RETURN OF ALL OFFICIAL PROPERTY TO VOTERS OR TAXPAYERS, PRIVATIZATION, NATIONALIZATION, MUNICIPILIZATION, FORFEITURE LAWS, CONFISCATION, PLUNDER

EXPROPRIATION: Expropriate the "public" capital of the politicians and bureaucrats - and put it back into the hands of the people. - JZ, 30.12.84 & 9.6.00. – THE AIM OF PEACE PLANS 19C.

EXPROPRIATION: Expropriate the official expropriators. That could provide surprising riches for everyone. - JZ, 29.5.95.

EXPROPRIATION: Expropriation is expropriation, whether it is called 'equitable distribution of the common heritage of mankind' or 'government underwriting of the costs and risks of developing ocean mining industry.' Another word for it is theft." - Robert Poole, Jr., REASON, July 74. - What about the expropriation of the bureaucracy, which has withheld from us so many "public assets", supposedly in our name and in our interests? In Australia these capital values may come to over A $ 1 million per head. - At most they have sold some of them to private interests and pocketed and used the proceeds for their purposes. - JZ, 9.10.02.

EXPROPRIATION: Government Control Means Inflation: The economic problem of government differs radically from that of its subjects. Individuals produce goods and services in order to earn their livelihood. Government expropriates individual income and wealth in order to cover its expenses.” – Dr. Hans Sennholz, Inflation, or Gold Standard? 17. - Formerly kings and emperors did this to us - now parliaments, politicians and bureaucrats do. - JZ, 20.11.76 & 9.6.00. – TAXATION, MONETARY DESPOTISM, INFLATION

EXPROPRIATION: Private proprietors (apart from a few criminals) are producers and exchangers. Only those given governmental and legal powers or privileges can be expropriators of others. Only criminals deserve to be expropriated - and since taxation is theft … - JZ, 4.6.92, 28.5.00. – All “public servants” ought to be expropriated, at last as far as that property is concerned, which they do wrongly hold in our name and do abuse. – JZ, 5.3.13. – PEACE PLANS 19C.

EXPROPRIATION: Under voluntary taxation, free choice of governments and the expropriation of all territorial governments to the exclusive benefit of their subjects or their direct and indirect tax victims, all territorial governments would soon be reduced to voluntary associations and communities held together by common interests. - JZ, 14.9.94, 22.5.00. EXPROPRIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS

EXPROPRIATION: Would you invest your labour and capital in machinery, structures, and land in order to launch a business activity, if you thought the returns from the investment activity would not accrue to you? If you thought the land, structure, and equipment would be expropriated when and if the activity became successful?” - M. Bruce Johnson, REASON, 7/74. - EXPROPRIATION VS. PROPERTY RIGHTS & INVESTMENTS, NATIONALIZATION, TAXATION

EXTERNAL BENEFITS: 4. The intellectual confusion underlying this error of policy is that of supposing that a service that yields "external benefits" must be taken out of the market and put under government. External benefits may be a necessary but they are not a sufficient ground from state control. It is this fallacy that Conservatives (and Social Democrats and Liberals) have unwittingly and uncritically swallowed. Almost every activity affects "third parties"; that is no sufficient reason for nationalizing it: if it were, newspapers that favour more state control of this, that or the other, should be the first to be nationalized.” - Arthur Seldon, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.45. - NATIONALIZATION

EXTERNAL THREATS: Well, historically, a nation with internal problems will externalize. And nothing draws a country together like an external threat. Or a perceived external threat. It’s the classical method historically to unite a country.” – Tom Clancy, p. 313 of SSN, Berkley Books, 2000. - Nations or populations have little if anything to say on external affairs and war and peace decisions. These are monopolized by territorial governments. Internal problems are primarily created by governments imposing a territorial system upon all dissenting minorities. If, instead, all dissenters were allowed their own personal law communities - then most external threats would disappear and these communities would have many allies in other countries. Most of the pretences or excuses for wars would be gone and the diverse panarchies or polyarchies, all as free as they want to be, would tend to stand automatically together against any real external threat from any despotism. They would be united through their freedom in diversity and mutual tolerance against all the intolerant regimes. All the civilian and military victims of the despotic regimes would be natural allies of the free societies their regime wants to attack and conquer and thus the despotic regimes could be relatively easily overthrown. Its supposed unity would also be dissolved into the diversity of its various communities of volunteers. The invading soldier of a despotic regime, if taken prisoner or if deserting his armed forces, would not be hated as enemies but rather welcomed as liberated people and, potentially, as comrades against the dictatorship, or at least as people who want to be neutral rather than fight for a dictatorship. They would also be welcomed as future liberators against the dictatorship that sent them to fight for it. Wrongful definitions, terms and ideas lead to wrongful actions. Correct definitions, terms and ideas lead to rightful actions and finally liberty for all, as much as anyone wants for himself and like-minded people. – JZ, 28.9.07. - NATIONS & COUNTRIES, POPULATIONS, PEOPLES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, PEACE, PANARCHISM, WAR AIMS, LIBERATION, CAPTIVE NATIONS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, WAR & PEACE AIMS, UNITY POLICIES OF TERRITORIAL POWER MONGERS

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Employer groups playing their opponents' hands - - Rather than looking for "guilty people", look for the legalized CAUSES, monopolies, that make it difficult for workers, bosses, unionists and consumers. A country is a geographical territory. Only earthquakes can tear it apart. Its diverse people should become free to sort themselves out, individual by individual and minority by minority, in the kind of societies or governance systems that they wish to have for THEMSELVES and that they are willing to work and pay for. Then the participants of each could only blame themselves when they make mistakes, instead of outsiders, who do their own things for or to themselves. We treat people, all individuals, as if they were all kinds of food ingredients TO BE COOKED TOGETHER in ONE territory-wide pot. And then all are forced to consume the resulting mess. No wonder that almost no one is fully satisfied with it. (Naturally, all analogies limp, including this one.) Explore the hundreds of self-management options, also what makes it now hard to realize them, e.g. under heaps of taxes, bureaucracies, laws and regulations, especially legalized monopolies. – JZ, 17.10.11, on Facebook. -  PERSONAL THINKING, LOOKING FOR CULPRITS RATHER THAN CAUSES, DIS., PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM- EXTERRITORIALISM & OTHER SELF-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: find a place where all the players can stand with something like equal footing. – William Shatner, Man O’ War, Ace Books, New York, 1997, p.275. – Instead of still merely speaking of a place, a locality, a territory, we should ponder non-territorial options, framework, choices, chances, spheres in which diverse people can make their different choices for themselves, as they do already, largely, as consumers or ordinary consumer goods and services, as various religious believers or non-believers, in fashions, the arts, sports numerous other spheres, not yet all too much monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, 26.2.13. – DIS., PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, DIS., EQUALITY OF CONDITIONS OR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS?

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: It does not mean that you have to love your enemies but that you owe them the justice of their own exterritorially autonomous communities, with their own personal laws. If you conceded them this right, in theory and respected it in practice, would they remain very hostile enemies of yours for long? And would you have many good reasons to fear them under this condition? - JZ, 25.5.00.

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: It is not that all countries will break up. The key is that there will be tens of thousands of different criss-crossing communities co-located on the same territories. Territory as a defining concept will become increasingly meaningless. A world of 100 countries is a metaphor for moving beyond the nation-state. Countries will become more and more irrelevant. The shift will be from 200 or 600 countries to a million “hosts” or networks that are all tied together. The people we network with will become more important as the country we happen to operate out of becomes less important.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, 39/40. – Members, subscribers, customers, providers of goods and services, shareholders and other investors, even members of firms and contractors will be more and more dispersed all over the world, rather than being combined in one large building. - Milton Friedman recently made the point that it is now “possible to produce a product anywhere, using resources from anywhere, by a company located anywhere, to be sold anywhere.” Increasingly this is being done through webs of strategic alliances”. - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, 14/15. For many services, apart from quite personal ones, this is similar. Compare the provision of texts, movies, music, software, even impersonal medical advice and jet-set lecturers, as well as radio, TV and other lectures provided on audio- or video tape or discs or online. – JZ, n.d. - OF VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES VS. TERRITORIALLY ENFORCED “UNITY” OR SUBMISSION, ELECTRONIC & VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY NETWORKS

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: It matters and works, while compulsory territorial political allegiance doesn't work rightfully and rationally. - JZ, - 5.10.79. In PP 415.  Edited: 5.3.13. - What I meant is: We are not born into slavery, duties or obedience to territorial States, never mind the various pretenses of statist legal minds. - JZ, 10.6.00. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM


EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Let all kinds of societies exterritorially coexist for their volunteers, from all kinds to anarchist societies to all kinds statist and authoritarian ones, with none of them having and getting a territorial monopoly. Thus they could exist peacefully and as long as they do still have any followers. Let them thus try to prove their case. I know on which type I would place my bet. This kind of peaceful competition or race would be more enlightening and profitable for all participants than any sports competition between human runners, or any horse or dog race - and yet it is still OUTLAWED! – JZ, 31.1.12, comment to Stefan Molyneux – on Facebook. Revised: 31.7.13. - FOR SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS OF VOLUNTEERS

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Neither anarchism nor libertarianism – nor any form of statism – do have to be exclusive or territorial for all. In all their forms they should be optional only for volunteers, just like all forms or statism, except the territorial monopoly one, should be optional for all statists. Full experimental freedom for all, in all spheres! - John Zube - Facebook, 24.9.12. – Amended: 8.1.13. - VS. TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Only it offers fully free choice, free enterprise, free contracts, full individual responsibility, individual sovereignty and consumer sovereignty in every sphere, including those so far preempted by territorial governments. - JZ, 30.7.98. - Note that there are extensive collections of sayings on exterritoriality in the ON PANARCHY series of PEACE PLANS and in a panarchistic A to Z compilation on  - FOR VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Rather than “land rights” for Aborigines. - JZ, 19.11.93. – LAND RIGHTS, LAND MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Read the ebook Modern China, a political study by Sih-Gung Cheng - - china-a-political-study-ne... - to maintain the autonomous regime which she had established, as also the ... clauses which expressly grant her exterritorial jurisdiction: Les Frangaisqui se ... , - PANARCHISM, JURISDICTION

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Recognize everybody's exterritorial autonomy and nobody's territorial sovereignty. - J. Z., 26.5.00. - VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Replace permanent or temporary territorial supremacy by permanent exterritorial autonomy - based on individual choice or consent. - JZ 21.7.87, 23.3.12, 31.7.13. - FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. SUPREMACY, CONSENT & VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION & COERCION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Territorial politics should be abolished altogether and replaced by the exterritorial or personal law politics of volunteers. It has still all too much in common with religious intolerance, which is really irreligious. It is as unscientific as is Astrology compared with Astronomy. – John Zube - Facebook, 16.10.12. - FOR VOLUNTEERS IS THE ONLY RIGHTFUL POLICY & POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Through exterritoriality everyone could become as independent and free or as united and federalized, with like-minded volunteers, as he wants to be. - JZ, 13.1.89. - FOR VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: Try to find a treaty with Red Indian natives, which has not been broken by the U.S.A. government. Then propose, in conclusion, finally full exterritorial autonomy for those, who do want it for themselves, as a clear end to their past and present mistreatments. That would provide them with many opportunities to get ahead, individually and in their groups of volunteers. – JZ, 9.11.11, on Facebook, to Sukrit Sabhlok - FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. ANY KIND OF TREATY, CONTRACTS OR CONSTITUTIONS WITH TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: War is merely the continuation of territorial politics with other means. - JZ, 18.1.89. – PEACE & WAR, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: What is more important for you: an opportunity for you to live and act undisturbed by opponents, together with like-minded people, largely according to your own (and their) ideas or a chance for you (and them) to force all who think different from you, to live and act also according to your concepts (and those of your friends)? - Solneman [K. H. ZUBE], MITTEILUNGEN DER MACKAY GESELLSCHAFT, Maerz 1979. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES

EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE: Exterritorial Imperative: If you want to survive, organize exterritorially! - The subdivision of the Earth's surface among territorial States causes most wars and tends to deteriorate any fighting into total war. - Atomic destruction devices make it now more imperative than ever before that man leave the old territorial organizations and reorganize himself in exterritorial ones - in which, at another level, he has spent most of his physical and mental development and actions, taking this freedom and right for granted, in thousands of private and small activities and exchanges, just “doing his own things”. Absolute territorial rule was in the main only an aberration of the last 300 years, an offshoot of the new religion of territorial statism, with its domination and flood of legislation and expensive and counter-productive bureaucratic interventions. Exterritorial organization is required if mankind is to survive and be free. - This recognition might well be imposed as a peace condition on a defeated enemy regime - in order to make the introduction of this kind of tolerance for all tolerant and voluntary associations much easier and faster. Such a step might be undertaken only out of the nationalistic motive to destroy an enemy country's potential aggressive capacity permanently. But the influence of such a measure would go far beyond that. The "victim" would soon find that no burden has been imposed upon him but the very foundation for a free, peaceful and prosperous society. (See plan 234 in PP 14.) - Extract from PP 16-18: An ABC Against Nuclear War. – Revised: JZ, 31.7.13. - SURVIVAL, WAR & PEACE, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES

EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE: If some people pretended that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.15. - TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM & TOLERANCE & MINORITY AUTONOMY

EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE: Live and let live - even if all of you use the same territory. - JZ, 74 & 27.5.00. Equal freedom of action for all, which includes respect for the rights and liberties of all others and tolerance for their very diverse actions - within their rights and liberties. Let each fill his "shopping cart" with the kind of public or societal services that they do want for themselves and are prepared to pay for. - JZ, 27.5.00. - TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EQUAL FREEDOM

EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE: The reading of history and anthropology in general give us no reason to believe that societies have built-in self-preservation systems. And therefore we can't say that man will be sensible enough not to destroy himself. He never has been sensible enough not to destroy himself, but he lived in small groups so that when he destroyed himself he didn't destroy everybody. So the necessity for new inventions for the conduct of the world cannot possibly be over-emphasized.” - Margaret Mead: Conversations with Henry Barndon, NEW REPUBLIC, June 13, 1958. - Seldes. - DECENTRALIZATION, PANARCHISM

EXTERRITORIAL STATUS OF OCCUPATION FORCES: Occupation forces have often operated under their own territorial laws in other countries. Only to that extent did they set an example for exterritorial laws - coexisting with local territorial laws, as far as members of the occupation forces are concerned. This law amounts rather to an extension of territorial laws than a recognition of exterritorial law for volunteers. The soldiers and officers involved were also not given an individual choice in this matter. It was decided for them, supposedly in their own interest. This kind of law is also imposed law, not self-chosen law. The soldiers could not secede from it and adopt for themselves e.g. the laws of the occupied country or any others. If they had tried to do so they would probably have been subjected to what is called “military justice”, which, as some wit said, has as much to do with justice as military music has with music. – However, it tended to establish and preserve at least a degree of friendly relations between the occupiers and the occupied. Neither felt, thereby, too much threatened by the other. – That aspect of it is important. - JZ, 6.7.04. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING LAW & JURIDICAL SYSTEMS, INSTANCES

EXTERRITORIALISM: Land isn't sacred. Beliefs are - at least to their believers. Land is just a platform for all kinds of faiths, ideologies, experiments, societies and communities. Private and cooperative property, combined with membership lists, can distinguish them sufficiently. – Just like they do e.g. for the shareholders of different companies. - JZ, 29.8.01, 31.1.02, 31.7.13. - EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW AUTONOMY

EXTERRITORIALISM: Territorialism, the absurd idea that law should adhere to a territory rather than a person, that it should be imposed upon rather than chosen by people, could only have occurred to a legal "mind". - JZ, 26.12.78, in PEACE PLANS No.415. – Lawyers are all too much represented as members in all parliaments, while ordinary people are all too little represented there. The more laws there are, the more the lawyers prosper. There are about 2 million of them in the USA alone. – JZ, 31.7.13. – If they have enough foresight, then they would anticipate that there would be plenty of cases in which there would be additional works for them, e.g. in deciding, whose personal law is to be applied then the personal law of accuser and accused differ. Or in perfecting particular personal law systems. At least until, as in the past, some general rules are established on this, either in favor or the law of the accused or the accuser or insisting that such cases are to be decided by courts in which each of the personal law system involved is equally represented. There are historical precedents for this. I expect also a gradual simplification and reduction of legislation, so that many of them would become superfluous as lawyers and legislators and would have to look for other and more profitable occupations. Since most of them are intelligent people, this should not be too difficult for them under full monetary and financial freedom. – JZ, 31.7.13. - VS. TERRITORIALISM, LAWYERS, LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, JURISTS, JUDGES, LAW SCHOOLS, PERSONAL LAW, LAWYERS

EXTERRITORIALISM: The exterritorialism of panarchism is in politics something akin to the 4th dimension in science fiction stories. Through it, rather than an imposed territorial uniformity, each adult member of the population can become interconnected and associated with all like-minded people in the same country and even world-wide, to attempt to realize their own ideals or dreams of perfection, as far as it can be done by voluntary cooperation and at the own risk and expense, unhindered by local majorities and centralized territorial hierarchies, without election campaigns and winning them, without prolonged enlightenment efforts. The first volunteers would already be free to do their own things for and to themselves, like they do already in so many other spheres that are not monopolized by territorial governments. In most SF stories this opportunity is provided to the dissenters only on whole alien planets, one for each of these groups of intentional community people or utopists. The science fiction novel or utopia describing this option quite believably and in details, referring to many historical precedents and part realizations, as a possibility to achieve peace, freedom, justice and progress on Earth, may still have to be written or to be made sufficiently known. It would have at least the potential to become a best-seller. – JZ, 13.2.99, 23.3.09, 31.7.13. – SCIENCE FICTION ON THE EXTERRTORIAL AUTONOMY OPTION FOR VOLUNTEERS

EXTERRITORIALISM: the fact that your culture is butting its head against a stone wall. It's painful to watch, so we're going to show you how to get around the wall.” - Algis Budrys, Multifarious, ASTOUNDING, Oct. 53. - Territorialism cannot solve the many problems, which Exterritorialism could easily solve. Nevertheless, territorialism is still much more popular. The exterritorialists have not yet got their act together. - JZ, 10.6.00. - VS. TERRITORIALISM

EXTERRITORIALISM: The right of the group to live its own life does, as a rule, include the claim to make the territory [largely or mainly – JZ] occupied by the group into a separate State. But there are countries with greatly mixed populations in which the individual groups cannot be allocated to a definite territory, but are scattered throughout the country. These have been called national minorities, and minority rights for the groups or the individuals have been developed. They will require further development; every minority must have the right to constitute itself as such by a group resolution. - But even that will not always suffice to meet the demand for separate State life. Autonomy is not necessarily bound up with a territory. Many branches of administration permit of several administrations existing side by side in the same territory, in the manner accepted as a matter or course at the present day in questions of church administration. In exactly the same way administrations of different nationalities could work side by side on the same territory, and deal separately with such matters as education, social welfare and health, and likewise justice among their members, the remaining matters being dealt by all in common. (*) - The old state frontiers will remain so long as those most concerned with it do maintain them. But they must not form an obstacle to the demand of a people or a race for independence. Whether the people or the race lives within the frontiers, or extends over parts of a number of States, whether complete separation or self-government inside an existing State is aimed at - all these are questions of organization which each people must in principle decide for itself. Only when conflicts arise must the Federation intervene and have the matter put to the vote under its supervision. - One of the most important tasks of the Federation is the recognition and the protection of rights of man and rights of groups. …” - Frank E. Warner, Future of Man, 132/233, copied from PEACE PLANS 415. -  And if the autonomous communities do not want to form a federation or another federation, they do have the right to do so, too. Moreover, which federation has so far ever been very good in upholding the rights of man and of groups? – (*) Why? - JZ, 10.6.00. - UNDER PERSONAL LAWS

EXTERRITORIALISM: We are all in a condemned cell awaiting a peculiarly brutal form of execution. Perhaps it will be carried out within five years, perhaps we shall be kept waiting a little longer than that. - Is there any chance not so much of breaking out as of making the walls and bars of this nightmare prison dissolve away?” - Jaquetta Hawkes, in PEACE PLANS No.415. - She put the question but did not supply the panarchistic answer. - JZ, 10.6.00. - TERRITORIALISM & THE HOLOCAUST THREAT FROM ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES TARGETING WHOLE TERRITORIES & THEIR POPULATIONS:

EXTERRITORIALITY: A community is not a set of atomistic members, who happen to be located within some boundary line, but a web of relationships. Emotional attachments and networks of relationships may create benevolent sympathy for persons in the community and for the community as a whole, and this sympathy can be tapped for the voluntary provision of non-excludable civic goods. A community therefore has the feasibility of providing for club goods by catallactic (commercial exchange) means and for non-excludable goods by sympathetic means as well as by tie-ins to club and private goods. This feasibility does not make the provision of non-excludable collective goods automatic or inevitable, but possible. What transforms the possibility into actuality is entrepreneurship.” - Fred E. Foldvary, Proprietary Communities and Community Associations, in: “The Voluntary City, Choice, Community and Civil Society, ed. by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok, Foreword by Paul Johnson, The Independent Institute, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2002, page 284. - Alas, entrepreneurship or freedom of action or freedom of experimentation is not yet free and going far enough in most countries. The primary conditions, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities, are missing as free, constitutional, legal and juridical options. Even in most official human rights declarations these liberties are not yet included but only in some of the private ones, which I offer in my digitized and supplemented edition of PEACE PLANS 589/590. If I remember right, Fred Foldvary was also one of the few who gave some panarchistic replies to my peace questionnaire, digitized in PEACE PLANS 650. His current email address - JZ, 2.12.08. - NON-TERRITORIAL CONSTITUTIONS & COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, MILLET SYSTEM

EXTERRITORIALITY: Although each of you pretends to be interested in liberty and peace, almost all of you show only interest in territorial "liberty" - which is the key to oppression and war - and no interest whatsoever in exterritorial liberty (including personal laws, monetary freedom, individual sovereignty), which holds the key to peace and freedom. - JZ, 27.9.80, 5.3.13. - ITS PEACE VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS WARS ETC.

EXTERRITORIALITY: bondage of the people who were denied the privilege of enacting their own laws.” - Patrick Henry. – Rather, a freedom option for people, one that they ought to try to realize as long as they are denied, by territorial powers, the right to live under self-given laws under genuine self-government or self-determination. – JZ, 18.11.10. - PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL BONDAGE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRRITORIALLY IMPOSED COLLECTIVISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: Exterritorial, individual secessionism and autonomy is the only thing that can unite all the (presently infighting) parties, resistance and revolutionary groups against any repressive regimes. - JZ, 30.11.81. - PEACE PLANS No. 415. - Exterritorially autonomous communities and individual secessionism are the … - JZ, 10.6.00. - UNITY & THE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY AGAINST REPRESSIVE REGIMES

EXTERRITORIALITY: Full exterritorial autonomy for every volunteer or volunteer group, in place of any imposed territorial apartheid or integration or uniformity or majority or minority despotism. - JZ, 14.10.80, in PEACE PLANS No. 415.

EXTERRITORIALITY: he argued that no man can rightfully be required to join or support an association whose protection he does not desire.” - Carl Watner, on Lysander Spooner, in REASON, 8/76. - EXTERRITORIALITY & VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP VS. TERRITORIALITY & COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP

EXTERRITORIALITY: his "inalienable right" to choose his own government, which the "Declaration" guarantees in explicit terms to every one.” – Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.19/10. - Obviously, it was not explicit enough for most to so understand it. - JZ, 10.6.00. - CHOICE OF GOVERNMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS

EXTERRITORIALITY: I began every case with a brisk "Chinese law & custom, I presume, Mr. Lo?" For two years, I succeeded in not hearing a single case according to English Common Law. Whenever a complainant opted for it, it was because he believed he would score an advantage by it.” - Austin Coates, Myself a Mandarin, quoted in READER'S DIGEST, June 86, p. 164. - For seven years A. C. was a special magistrate in Hong Kong. – Where are the scholars who fully explored this tolerant practice and its rightful extension to all groups of peaceful dissenters? – JZ, 5.3.13. - COMPETING JURISDICTION, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM PRECEDENTS, HONG KONG

EXTERRITORIALITY: I take issue with "I see no practical means for moving toward a free society…" The means I see is NON-GEOGRAPHIC GOVERNMENT.” - Robert Hawkins, in LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 1977. - NON-GEOGRAPHICAL GOVERNMENT & THE FREE SOCIETY, PANARCHISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: If government is in the hands of a few, they will tyrannize the many; if it the hands of the many, they will tyrannize over the few…” - Alexander Hamilton, WORKS, II, p.413. - Thus each group ought to rule only itself. - JZ, n.d. - Hamilton made sure, as a territorialist, that his prediction would come true. - JZ, 10.6.00. - VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, TYRANNY OF THE FEW OR THE MANY, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY, MINORITIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

EXTERRITORIALITY: If their object had really been to abolish slavery, or maintain liberty or justice generally, they had only to say: "All, whether white or black, who want the protection of this government, shall have it; and all who do not want it, will be left in peace, so long as they leave us in peace." Had they said this, slavery would necessarily have been abolished at once; the war would have been saved; and a thousand times noble union than we have ever had would have been the result. It would have been a voluntary union of free men. …” - Fred D. Miller, Jr., in REASON, 5/76. - From PEACE PLANS No.415. - PERSONAL LAWS, FULL AUTONOMY, SLAVERY & THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

EXTERRITORIALITY: Individual secessionism rather than war! - JZ, 14.1.89. - Exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities rather than war! - JZ, 29.5.00. - PEACE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. WAR

EXTERRITORIALITY: It is frequently assumed that the emergence of militarily organized territorial monopolies over violence (that is states) extending their powers through conquests, is the only conceivable or even normal form of political organization. Counterexamples are presented by Hendrik Spruyt in The Sovereign State and Its Competitors (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.), which examines other forms of political organization, often of a far more voluntary nature, such as the Hanseatic League of German merchants, and forms of non-territorial organization, such as the Roman Church and the Holy Roman Empire.” - Tom G. Palmer, The Literature of Liberty, in: David David Boaz, ed., The Libertarian Reader, The Free Press, 1997, p.441. - I can only hope that this title does not confine itself to these examples only but goes more into the panarchistic or polyarchic direction. – JZ, 4.10.07. - VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIAL COERCION & MONOPOLY

EXTERRITORIALITY: It took an American, Whitman, to speak of the IGNOMINY of a nativity. In his eyes, it was not what one was born, but what one BECAME that gave a man his proper home. Whitman regarded the ties of blood and race as something to be overcome if men were to enter into the fullest world of manhood. Also he saw that the civilized community is not a herd of blood brothers but an organization of men for a purpose and a spiritual brotherhood.” - Dorothy Thompson, The Pocketbook of America, IX. - NATIVE COUNTRY, FATHERLAND, MOTHERLAND, HOME COUNTRY, NATIONALITY, COUNTRYMEN, PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, ETHNICITY, DECENT, RACE

EXTERRITORIALITY: Just as injurious as it would be to an amphibian to cut off its branchiae before its lungs were well developed; so injurious must it be to a society to destroy its old institutions before the new have become organized enough to take their places.” - Herbert Spencer, The Study of Sociology, ch.16. - Old institutions need not be replaced - except the territorial ones. They can be supplemented and competed with by rightful and voluntary alternatives. Formally they would continued for their remaining followers, even within the old borders but, in practice, they would be reduced, via individual secessionism, to applying personal laws to their followers, just like all those, who seceded from them and established their own and exterritorially autonomous organizations. Sooner or later they might then wake up to the fact that they could also gain followers outside of their former national borders, from people living and working all over the world. Numerous exterritorially autonomous communities could come to peacefully coexist, like religions, with followers and contributors spread all over the world, however centralized or decentralized they want their organizations to be, e.g., there might be independent branches of them in all the former nations, peoples or States. Some might be so open to "foreigners" and "aliens", who are moral and rational enough to respect the individual rights of others that, in advance, they would offer such extraterrestrials honorary citizenship in their communities, but also with the option to apply their own rules among themselves. - JZ, 9.10.02. -, RADICALISM & CONSERVATISM COMBINED, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

EXTERRITORIALITY: Live like Gods - under your own laws. - JZ, 19.11.80. - PERSONAL LAWS, VS TERRITORIAL UNITY & LAWS

EXTERRITORIALITY: Man has not succeeded in developing political and economic forms of organization which would guarantee the peaceful coexistence of the nations of the world.” - Albert Einstein, A Message to Intellectuals, 1948. - A. E. gave no sign, according to my knowledge, that he knew anything of the history - and potential - of exterritorial and autonomous organization of volunteers under personal laws. - JZ, n.d. - He only searched for a unified theory in the field of physics, not in human, State and societal relations. Some correspondence with him by H. L. Follin and Ulrich von Beckerath, who tried to enlighten him in this respect, has been micro-fiched in PEACE PLANS 585. I suspect he just discarded it as contributions from some more cranks. Not every great mind is open-minded to ideas that differ from his own. - JZ, 9.10.02. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PEACE & COEXISTENCE

EXTERRITORIALITY: Neither the Western nor the Asiatic nor the Middle-East powers, the voters everywhere or the political “scientists” know and appreciate their exterritorial and voluntary autonomy traditions, think about them and built upon them. Thus they remain, everywhere, victims of territorialism and its powers and coercion and victimization. – JZ, 4.11.04, 7.10.07. - TRADITIONS:

EXTERRITORIALITY: Nobody can rightly demand that the people, with a polite bow before the helpless governments of the world, prepare themselves for their end which may come any hour now. On the contrary, they must become authorized (they already have the right) to organize themselves in autonomous organizations to which the subjects of all governments are invited as members. - The foremost purpose of these new powers would be to destroy or render harmless, in a suitable way, all weapons which are outlawed by international law, and referendums confirming it, especially nuclear devices. - Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. - An exterritorial society would have neither the motive, the finance, the targets, the obedience, the secrecy, the conscription and the decision-making power, nor other powers required to prepare and carry out a nuclear war. - JZ, n.d. - Compare PP 12/221, PP 16-18 & PP 61-63. - EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS OR PANARCHIES FOR ALL WHO DESIRE THEM FOR THEMSELVES VS. THE TERRITORIAL WARFARE STATES & THE NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

EXTERRITORIALITY: Patriotism knows neither latitude nor longitude. It is not climatic.” - E. A. Storrs, Political Oratory, ch. 2, quoted in PP 415. - NON-GEOGRAPHICAL PATRIOTISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: Secession: Every rational being has the right to give notice of withdrawal from a free contract or association and to secede from every unnatural association based on compulsory membership, including e.g. the State, the army, unions, and totalitarian parties, in the same way as it may resign from a church, without losing even a single human right or natural right. COMMENT: The social contract is neither voluntarily concluded between individuals nor is it unnatural. Its compulsion consists only in the inescapable duty to protect the human rights and natural rights of reasonable beings. (Compare: 21 & 48.) Associations and Exterritorial and Autonomous Communities of Volunteers: Every rational being has the right to join or form private associations. It may not be forced to join or to remain in any of them. - All rational beings have, furthermore, the right to associate in exterritorial and autonomous communities, even within the territories of those States from which they have seceded, as long as these new communities permit secession themselves and act within the framework of the human rights and the natural rights of rational beings. - Rational beings have the right to join even several such communities simultaneously, according to their free choice, and the right to change their membership. Nobody may be arbitrarily deprived of it. But every community may refuse to accept or keep someone who has obstinately offended against its laws. - COMMENT: Every rational being has e.g. the right but is not obliged to belong to a party standing for the human rights. It is free to leave it any time and to set up another party. - No State or exterritorial and autonomous community may enforce membership in any form and under any pretence, even in wartime. Compare 48-53. - Rights 20 & 21 give not only the majority in each generation but every individual rational being the right to choose for itself the form of government it believes to be most conducive to its happiness. In other words, these rights give the opportunity for full self-government and independence to all minorities, no matter how small they are. They would thus help to avoid wars and civil wars. Only police actions against aggressive totalitarians would still be necessary. - The Court of Taranto, Italy, gave a ruling in 1954, in which it stated that the tendency today is "to regard citizenship as an essentially voluntary relationship, the implication being that one has to accept the principle of the freedom of will of the individual and to concede to his claims to an opportunity of shaping his life according to his own free choice." - From the Human Rights Draft in PP 4 & 61-63: 20. - Concerning unions see: 24. - Copied from the version in PEACE PLANS 415. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY BASED UPON INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: The absence of a thing, … this can be as deadly as the presence. The absence of air, eh? The absence of water? The absence of anything else we're addicted to. - Frank Herbert, Dune, Complete & unabridged edition, p.224. – Those addicted to territorialism can ultimately only be saved by their conversion to exterritorial autonomy. As territorialists they remain targets for ABC mass murder devices, as long as notions of collective responsibility predominate. – JZ, 2.12.08. - FREEDOM, ABSENCE OF THINGS OR CONDITIONS, UTOPIANISM, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

EXTERRITORIALITY: The exterritorial and autonomous protective associations of volunteers are "open cooperatives" in the sphere of political, social and economic systems. - JZ, 8.3.82. - They break the territorial monopoly in the same way as "open cooperatives" break the economic monopoly consisting in the exclusive possession of natural monopolies (natural resources). - JZ, 18.9.82. - In PEACE PLANS No. 415. – On OPEN COOPERATIVES see the writings of Theodor Hertzka, especially his two libertarian utopias: Freeland & Travel to Freeland. – He was an economist in Austria.

EXTERRITORIALITY: The legitimacy of government derives from the consent of the governed in exterritorial communities, which are united by historic ties, mutual loyalties, common literature, customs and institutions, and generally, althought not always, by a common language. - JZ, replacing: "geographical" by "exterritorial" before communities, in a remark by R. V. Sampson: The Discovery of Peace, p.187. - CONSENT & LEGITIMACY, VOLUNTARISM & PANARCHISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: The thinking of those people had been inextricably earthbound.” - Gordon R. Dickson, Mission to the Universe. - EARTHBOUND, THINKING, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALITY, FALSE PARADIGMS

EXTERRITORIALITY: War will cease only when all land will be turned into no-man's land as well as every-man's-land!” - JZ, 3.7.82, in PEACE PLANS No. 415. & WAR:

EXTERRITORIALITY: We need what Milton Friedman seems to think impossible: "Separate legislative enactments for each 'party' represented." - M. F., Capitalism & Freedom, p. 23. - They even should have their own parliaments, if they want to, rather than one parliament trying to make laws for all the different volunteer communities. This is one of many freedom options that M. F. has not yet seriously considered, to my knowledge. - JZ, 10.6.00. - Perhaps we should start with separate parliaments e.g. for women and for young and old people, to give them a chance to get rid of whatever legal restrictions remain imposed upon them? Racial and religious minorities might also prefer their own, and so would many ideological groups. To each his or her own! - And some might prefer to operate without any parliamentary law factories at all, finding them wrongful, harmful and superfluous. - JZ, 9.10.02. - PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM

EXTERRITORIALITY: What is the sum of all wisdom and experience with territorial sovereignty? It is wrong, murderous, oppressive, exploitative and impoverishing. And yet most political science books, lectures, seminars, discussions, articles, letters to the editor, news reports, essays, pamphlets, leaflets, comments and international conferences deal only with this model and ignore the alternative of exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities, which is unobjectionable in theory and in the practices is has had and still has now in limited and private spheres. None is so blind as he who will not see! - JZ, 25.5.00. – A genuine and comprehensive enough political science, not blindly committed to territorialism, has still to become established! – JZ, 31.7.13. - VS. TERRITORIALITY, POLITICAL SCIENCE

EXTERRITORIALITY: When a government takes an action, there are some who favor that action. They have a right to favor it. They simply have no right to favor it at the expense of those who do not favor it. … When a policy is favored by some, it is imposed on all.” - Robert LeFevre, OUTLOOK, Dec. 72. - AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. CONVENTIONAL STATE POLICIES & ACTIONS, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. MONOPOLIZED & CENTRALIZED & COERCIVE DECISION-MAKING FOR ALL

EXTERRITORIALITY: When the States resemble churches (with a home base or point of origin but no geographical boundaries), force will end. The idea is that cities, counties, countries, and combinations of countries would continue to exist but individuals could live anywhere and opt to (or not to) affiliate with his (*) own, or any other city, county, or country. This could be the end of "the package plan": you live in a certain place; therefore you must pay taxes on demand to all the geographical entities that include you.” - Robert Hawkins, LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Summer 1977. – (*) their – JZ - TERRITORIAL STATES & THEIR POWER & COERCION

EXTERRITORIALITY: Whereas the earlier discussion is centered around territorial communities Tullock (1985) (*) proposes non- territorial constitutions for contractions [?contracted- JZ] associations. He notes the example of the Millet system (dhimmis – JZ) of the old Turkish empire, under which autonomous non-Muslim religious communities were formed. (**) Tullock proposes associations with quasi-governmental power, which would be without a specific geographic location. They would provide services that are not geographical in scope, somewhat like those that churches provide today. Aspects of law that these “sociological” associations could assume might include those concerned with family, probate and contract. (***) – Fred E. Foldvary, Proprietary Communities and Community Associations, in: “The Voluntary City, Choice, Community and Civil Society, ed. by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon and Alexander Tabarrok, Foreword by Paul Johnson, The Independent Institute, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2002, page 283. - (*) As if he had been the first to do so! – JZ, 29.9.07. - (**) And existed peacefully for a long time. - (***) The last-mentioned possibility is not futuristic at all but still the personal law practice in some countries. I saw several thick and expensive law books on that, too expensive for me. – However, they had to pay a head tax, a cheap price for religious liberty and community autonomy. - Have the collaborators in this book, by now, written something more on this subject? I do not know. – But at least in the background such ideas do spread. An Internet search might reveal how widely. – How can one bring them to the foreground of the public debate? I have made xyz proposals on that, which remain to be sufficiently and publicly discussed as well. - JZ, 29.9.07. (Reference mentioned in the above: Tullock, G. 1985. A New Proposal for Decentralizing Government Activity. In: Rationale Wirtschaftpolitik in komplexen Gesellschaften, ed. H. Milde and H.G. Monissen, 139-148. Stuttgart: Verlag W. Kohlhammer.) – NON-TERRITORIAL CONSTITUTIONS & COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, MILLET SYSTEM

EXTERRITORIALITY: Will it take as long or even longer to establish exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities in the political, economic and social spheres as it took to establish the degrees of religious tolerance that we now enjoy, and this with all the extra communication media now at our disposal? I don't think mankind will survive as long - if it remains addicted to the territorial model. - JZ, 24.5.00. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, Q., NWT

EXTORTION: Most of the stupidity we put up with comes from our local, State and Federal governments. Why do we put up with those agencies of extortion called Australia Post and Telecom for instance? Why don't we have more to say about the feather-bedding and outright bludging of all the bureaucrats in the public service? Why does the N.S.W. Egg Marketing Board need 700 people to look after 1,000 poultry farmers? Not only do we pay the Board's salaries and expenses, but they add ten cents a dozen to the price of eggs! They make it illegal to cut prices, and illegal to compete, and illegal to sell the eggs in any other way but through The Board. Where's the common sense in letting that go on? - How can the Queensland Government keep a straight face and pass a law requiring that Queenslanders get a licence to hold frog or lizard races? (And that's fair dinkum.)” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.39. - I believe that at least the Egg Board has finally been abolished. Years ago I heard its then chairman giving a talk to Sydney libertarians. He frankly said that his policy was to strictly enforce its absurd powers in order to abolish it all the faster. It seems that his policy may have helped to abolish this monstrosity. - (*) Now Telstra. - JZ, 9.6.00. - BOARDS, BUREAUCRACY, QUANGOS, MONOPOLIES, PUBLIC SERVICES, GOVERNMENTS

EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCES: SHOULD WE TRY TO CONTACT THEM? Let's fully communicate with terrestrial intelligences first! - JZ, 28.9.78. - I wish that SF writers had much more explored these possibilities of "releasing everybody's creative energies" and making use of the best ideas so far found - now largely buried in unpublished or out of print libertarian writings. -  JZ, 9.6.00.

EXTRATERRESTRIALS: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” - Cartoon character Calvin to his toy tiger, Hobbes, ISIL Liberty Quote Library 2003. - ALIENS, INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

EXTRATERRITORIALITY: It was natural that trade should begin; it followed that numerous Arulians should come here to live; and, as you say, it was quite proper to grant them extraterritoriality.” - Poul Anderson, The Long Night, p.57. - Exterritoriality goes beyond the miniature territoriality that is expressed in extraterritoriality. It amounts to personal law, which a man takes with him wherever he goes. Only quarantine requirements and the house-rules of proprietors and the civilized laws binding both hosts and their guests, put limits upon this personal law or individual sovereignty. A clothed host does not have to put up with the preferences of a nudist, nor do nudist hosts have to put up with the preferences of those addicted to dress. But on some occasions they might agree to tolerate their different preferences, at least when set within the limits of personal hygiene. Monogamists can deny membership to bigamists and polygamists and vice versa. But neither can lay down the law for private actions of the other. - JZ, 9.2.02. - EXTERRITORIALITY

EXTREMISM: Extremism in defence of liberty is no vice.” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – Also scribed to Senator Goldwater. But then Hess was one of his speech-writers for a while. – JZ - DEFENCE OF LIBERTY

EXTREMISM: Extremism in the Defence of Liberty is Far Out.” - Dangerous Buttons, No. 210. - LIBERTY

EXTREMISM: Extremism in the Defence of Liberty is Groovy.” - Button, BMS. - DEFENCE OF LIBERTY

EXTREMISM: Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice - moral, spiritual or strategic.” - Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable. - PRINCIPLES

EXTREMISM: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” - Senator Barry Goldwater, speech accepting nomination for president, Republican national convention, San Francisco, California, July 16, 1964. - Congressional Record, July 21, 1964, vol. 110, p. 16388. - Senator Goldwater comments that the remark was not original with him: "In fact, I believe Cicero used it in some form at one time, and I have been able to trace it rather faintly back to some of the early Greeks so, while I was very proud of the fact that I made the speech, it's certainly not original." – “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. - Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” - Barry Goldwater, in a speech written by William Safire - From Monica Cellio homepage. - Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice … and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” - Barry M. Goldwater. - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 6.8.64. - Was Karl Hess his speech writer then? - JZ

EXTREMISM: Extremism is not only consistent, it is also exciting, whereas more cautious and gradualist works may well put these eager, budding students to sleep. Liberty, after all, is and should be exciting, and not another typical academic exercise in boredom.” - Murray N. Rothbard, in REASON, 5/77. - GRADUALISM & LIBERTY

EXTREMISM: Extremist: Upholder of principle.” - THE FREE RADICAL, 2. - PRINCIPLES, RADICALISM

EXTREMISM: I would define the extremist response as one which always involves the ultimate in force, like using a sledge hammer to crack a hazel nut. Instead of a cracked nut, you get a grease spot. It is also like the principle of "overkill". It would seem to me that maturity in man involves conditioning the response to a cause. An infant would cry no louder if its mother were killed than if its meal were delayed. When Alexander the Great used an axe (*) to solve the problem of the Gordian knot, he became the archetype of all extremists.” - J. Frederic Walker, ANALOG, Feb. 65. - Don't shoot with canons at sparrows, or use IBMs to kill tyrants. Discriminate! Moderate your fanaticism until you become reasonable, just, efficient and tolerant of what others do to themselves, at their own expense and risk. - If you were tied up and your house on fire or flooded, would you want your savior to patiently try to undo the knots of your fetters or, rather, cut them as fast as possible? Would you later blame him for thus destroying a perfectly good rope and having acted like an "extremist"? - JZ, n.d. & 9.6.00. – (*) I thought it was a sword! – JZ - FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, INTOLERANCE, FANATICISM, DOGMATISM

EXTREMISM: If there were more extremists in evolutionary periods, there would be no revolutionary periods.” – A. Byington sticker. - Via panarchist extremism revolution and evolution could and would coexist and proceed without bloodshed. Revolution, in form of peaceful one-man-revolutions, would become part of the evolutionary process. The evolutionary process would become part of the revolutionary process. This whole distinction would no longer make sense. Only individual choices would matter, to the individuals concerned, i.e., voluntarism plus individual sovereignty plus individual secessionism plus exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 5.8.92 & 23.5.00. - EVOLUTION, PANARCHISM & REVOLUTION

EXTREMISM: If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist.” - Joseph Sobran – EXTREMISTS, MODERATES, LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES

EXTREMISM: It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence. - Charles Beard - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & FOUNDING FATHERS

EXTREMISM: The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be ... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” - Martin Luther King – We certainly had too many murderous and destructive extremists. – JZ, 5.3.13.

EXTREMISM: What has been worth while in human history - the great achievements of physics and astronomy, of geographical discovery and of human healing, of philosophy and of art - has been the work of extremists - of those who believed in the absurd, cared the impossible. …” Herbert Read, Anarchy & Order, XII/XIII. - ACHIEVEMENTS, CIVILIZATION

EXTREMISTS, RADICALS, LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, MODERATES: If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. – Joseph Sobran - in  – MISLEADING STATIST DEFINITIONS, ALL TERRITORIAL, DIS.

EYE FOR AN EYE: If you take that literally, you end up with a world of blind people.” - Ascribed to Gandhi. – Isn’t that, to a large extent, what we have already “achieved”? – JZ, 10.12.08. JUSTICE, PUNISHMENT, LIBERTY, VS. MODERATION IN JUSTICE


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