Jack Spirko: “Minarchism and Anarchism have arisen from the fundamental understanding that what states do is theft”
“Minarchism and Anarchism has arisen from the fundamental understanding that what states do is theft. It is no less theft for your government to take 30% of your income, than for me to come into your home and take 30% of your shit. It’s actually a greater theft. You have recourse if I take your stuff. You can shoot me. You can fight back. You can bury me in a hole in the ground. When the government demands their 30% they will use overwhelming force and you have no recourse. And they can spend your money on things that you find to be morally reprehensible. And there is nothing you can do if you stay in their system. And they make it very difficult for you to disassociate with their system. In fact I would say all nigh impossible for you to fully disassociate with their system. But there are ways you can begin the process. And what I’ve learned about most, not all – cause some of you are flaming assholes – but most anarchists understand these things and understand that you can’t just switch a switch and make this happen. That there is a move toward this. And many even understand we may never actually get there. But if we don’t set the goal at absolutely no state, all we will ever get is more state. And then a lot of anarchists would be happy if we could get into a true monarchist system, as long as we don’t lose site of the eventual goal. And that actually makes anarchism a lot easier of a system to adapt. … You can’t steal other peoples’ shit, and you can’t tell other people how to think”
— Jack Spirko, The Survival Podcast Episode 1316
Jack Spirko: “Schools Teach Conformity”
“Schools teach conformity. Schools are not designed to educate. Education is about teaching people to learn. Schools are designed to breed conformity.
Everybody sit in a desk in a nice straight line. Put your head down and take a nap when you’re told. Be on time or you’re in trouble. Learn at the same speed as the person next to you – even if the person next to you is a friggin’ moron! It’s fair, it’s fair that Johnny is a dumb ass and Timmy is smart and that Timmy has to slow down his learning unless Timmy goes into a special place for the accelerated gifted child. Where he will work harder and get the same.”
– Jack Spirko / The Survival Podcast episode 1269
I don’t recall which episode of The Survival Podcast I heard this on, but it hit home with me so much that I had to write it down (hopefully verbatim).
It is about the rat race that many of us are involved in on a daily basis. Takes these words to heart and they can only change your life for the better:
“Modern society has conditioned us to not be human”. “It is not human to drive a long distance in a metal casket with wheels on it, everyday, risking your life, spending money for the privilege of doing so, to get to a place you don’t want to be, to hang out with people you don’t want to be with, to do a job that you don’t like, to make less money than you’re worth, only to do it again to come home to a house you can’t afford, with bills you can’t pay, with kids and a spouse that are unhappy because they’re doing the same shit in their own microcosm. It’s not normal for your kid to go sit still for 8 hours a day behind a desk and do what they’re told and keep their mouths shut – and be given a drug if they don’t do it the way they’re supposed to. None of that’s human! And we do it And on some levels, we have to do it“
– Jack Spirko, The Survival Podcast
Here are some podcast episodes I recommend for this weekend.
If you missed it, here are last weekend’s
The Survival Podcast Episode 269 – The Issues Test (Where do you stand and why?)
Important questions to ask yourself when an issue comes up. Whether it is political, news, or in your everyday life.
The Survival Podcast Episode 417 – Reducing your tax footprint
The taxes that affect your daily life, how it enables the government to spend more and more, and how to reduce your tax burden. Hint: Be self-sufficient. The less you spend the less tax you pay.
Harvest Eating Episode 180 – How Much Food is in Your Pantry
Chef Keith discusses the economy and how a deep pantry is something to work on in the good times.
Harvest Eating Episode 181 – Some Fall Cooking Ideas
Some great ideas on fall cooking and what to do with the fall harvest.
(Sorry to hear about the apples Keith)
Last weekend I recommended some podcast episodes for you to listen to.
I want to do that again this weekend. I listen to so many good ones that I want to share.
These are a few of the best episodes I listened to this past week:
As I said last week, I am a real podcast junkie. I quite often have one on the go.
I will keep recommending episodes as I hear good ones, mostly relating to health, wealth, independence, survival, and preparedness.
Did you listen to any good podcasts this week?
Podcast episodes that I recommend while you’re working or working out this weekend.
Some are new, some are from the archive – but all caught my eye for the weekend. Get in all four, but aim for the six.
- Chef Keith’s Harvest Eating Episode 176 – Charred Tomato Chipotle Salsa (Keith is behind on his show notes so you will just have to listen to it in iTunes). If you are in iTunes and have time, check out episode 174 – Ideas for cooking with local fall Apples. I loved the idea of charring your veggies for your salsa. Warning these podcasts always make you hungry. I have previously recommended that you subscribe to this podcast for all episodes. But these two are important and timely enough for fall food preparation, that I want to specifically mention them here.