User-Friendly Anarchy

User-friendly anarchy

A lot of people think that morals are simply crude approximations of the things that humans really value. I tend to agree. So let me ask post-moralists one question:

Do you believe the ends justify the means, or do you believe the means justify themselves?

If you believe the ends justify the means, then you have to support the government as it tries to:

Support peace through war.
Support freedom through imprisonment.
Support truth through lies.

The easiest way to understand anarchy is to start with morals. And most morals can be boiled down to:

"Don't harm others. Unless they harm you first."

Christianity takes it a step further: "Don't harm others. Period." But pretty much every religion, culture, and nation agrees on the first one. Some people came up with a fancy term, and called it the "non-agression principle". Most other people just call it being a decent human being.

I think it's legitimate to question whether you want to be moral or not. But if you do want morals, then you have to apply them universally. If you apply some morals to yourself, and different morals to others, you're no longer moral, you're just discriminating.

But if morals apply universally, to everyone exactly the same, then there can be no government.

I believe in human organization, just not human organization based on violence.

I believe that the vast majority of human life has nothing to do with security, violence, theft, or war. We live on because we desire the good, and we naturally form ourselves into communities that achieve these ends without resorting to any form of coercion. We walk into grocery stores without fear, not because there are police, but because we know that the vast majority of other people do not wish us harm.

Subscribe to RSS - Anarchy

About Us

Eminent Human is a publication dedicated to exploring the glory of being human, laying a foundation for a life and a world of openness, freedom, and amazing creation.

The current editorial team consists of The Redding Brothers and some of their friends. If you would like to write for us, be involved, or point out something beautiful and amazing about your own humanity, please email us here.


User-friendly anarchy


Minimalism, Travel


Philosophy, Spirituality, Religion

Short Thoughts

Stories, ideas, musings


Technology for becoming more human


Quotes, musings, thoughts

Make Contact

Have some great ideas? Want to get in touch? Have questions? Are you a writer? Email us, or contact us on Twitter