Monday, October 13, 2008

Against Electoral Politics: "Our Enemy, The Party" by SEK III

Wally Conger has just posted the text from a pamphlet by Samuel Edward Konkin III. Very well written and very relevant with upcoming election and Bob fucking Barr running as a "Libertarian".

Can means inconsistent with an end ever achieve that end? Can violence obtain peace, can slavery obtain freedom, can plunder protect against theft? The statist who pursues war, conscription and taxation answers yes. The libertarian responds no. Then why will an abolitionist anarchist pursue political means to abolish the political process? The end of the libertarian is a voluntary society where the market has replaced the government, where economics functions without politics. The purpose of politics is the maintenance, extension and controlling of the State — power. The market lies not on the road to power but on the road away.

Go read the whole thing.

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