Bearded Heretic

is creating a Voluntary Society by exposing the myth of authority/government




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About Bearded Heretic

I'm not here to make you change your moral compass, or your sense of right and wrong. My only goal here is to help you to be true to your own sense of right and wrong by showing you how almost all of the rhetoric you hear about government and politics is drastically warping your perceptions and thereby your behavior in a way that not only goes against your own interests, but against the interests of mankind as a whole. My goal is to help you not have your values and morals corrupted and perverted by the common political mythology. Unlike every politician out there, the last thing in the world I want is for you to substitute my will for yours, to replace your judgment and your values with mine. I'm not here to see if I can control you in mind or in body, or trying to bend you to my will, or trick you into doing my bidding. On the contrary, My goal here is only to remove from you the puppet strings which others are using to control you, confine you, restrain you and subjugate you mentally, even more so than physically.

Unlike every political party in history. I'm not offering you a better cage, or a bigger cage, or a more comfortable cage, or a cage with more toys in it. I'm offering you only an open door away out of the cage. If you dare to walk out that door and reclaim, reclaim complete ownership and control of yourself, then I'll be finished. My goal is not to free you. So you will serve my purposes or be loyal to me. My goal is to show you the cage that you are in and show you the way out of it. So you can serve your own purposes and be loyal to your own values and priorities. To have your life, your time and energy, go to the things that you want done that you think are important.

My main goal is to explore the concept of authority and the institution of Government, it's anatomy, purpose, and claim of legitimacy and moral right to rule and create obligations by issuing commands, as well as force compliance for failure to obey. I share my research and information in videos on various platforms, mainly YouTube and bitchute. Any Voluntary donations will help allow me to focus more on content creation to help share invaluable information and research.

I agree with Carl Watner when he wrote the following in his "THE VOLUNTARYIST" newsletter in June 2014:

1. I condemn all invasive acts and reject the initiation of violence. This is what many today call ‘libertarianism.’

2. I assert that the State acts aggressively when it engages in taxation and coercively monopolizes the provision of public services. Many disagree with this assertion, but those who agree with it would generally label themselves ‘anarchists.’

3. This anarchist insight into the nature of the State – that the State is, inherently and necessarily, an invasive institution – serves to distinguish the anarchist from the libertarian, for my purposes here. In other words, not all libertarians are anarchists, since some libertarians view limited taxation and limited government as non-invasive and legitimate.

4. I hold the doctrine, which is common among anarchists, that all the affairs of people should be conducted on a voluntary basis. I do not argue for the specific form that voluntary arrangements will take; only that coercion be abandoned so that individuals in society may flourish.

5. The burden of proof is on those who attempt to justify the State (in whatever form) since they are trying to prevent people from peacefully using their own property in accord with their own desires.

6. Although it is not incumbent upon them to do so, some anarchists try to present their vision of a future stateless society. Based on these ‘visions,‘ we find many different types of anarchists. Two chief issues which have divided anarchists historically and theoretically are the questions of 1) how property will be owned in a stateless society; and 2) what means will be used to remove the State from our lives.

7. I am an individualist-anarchist because I recognize the validity of the self-ownership and homesteading axioms. The individualists advocate private ownership – both in property for personal consumption, as well as in the means of production. Collectivist-, communist-, and syndicalist- anarchists, on the other hand, support some sort of communal/community ownership of the means of production.

8. Like all voluntaryists, past and present, I commit myself to shunning participation in the electoral system, and also reject violent means of fighting or sabotaging the State. Violence is no substitute for convincing argument. People must come to the conclusion that the State is not a necessary social institution. Rejection of the political means and violence is premised on the voluntaryist insight that governments depend on the cooperation of those they rule. Etienne de a Boetie, a mid-16th Century Frenchman, was probably the first to call attention to this observation: If enough people withdraw their consent, the State will fall of its own accord. The Voluntaryist Statement of Purpose explains it thusly:

Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political, non-violent strategies to achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles. Governments must cloak their actions in an aura of moral legitimacy in order to sustain their power, and political methods invariably strengthen that legitimacy. Voluntaryists seek instead to delegitimize the State through education, and we advocate withdrawal of the cooperation and tacit consent on which State power ultimately depends.

9. Thus, graphically displayed, there would be a large circle labeled “libertarians.” Then there would be a smaller circle within the libertarian circle, which would be labeled “anarchists,” and within the anarchist circle would be yet a smaller circle labeled “voluntaryists,” for those anarchists who reject electoral politics and embrace peaceful change.

10. I think that H. L. Mencken pretty well summarized my sentiments, when he wrote in THE FORUM of September 1930:
“I believe that all government is evil in that all government must make war upon liberty and that the democratic form is at least as bad as any of the other forms. But the whole thing may after all be put very simply:
I believe it is better to tell the truth than lie;
I believe it is better to be a free man than a slave; and
I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”

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