In Defense of Using “Autarchy” instead of “AnCap” and other Tainted Variations

I would still use the black flag. How about you?


What if we abandon the word “anarchy” to the communists and socialists? It’s not like the word hasn’t got a lot of baggage, between the communists on one side, and the belief that it would lead to “chaos” on the other. Why not just let the communists and socialists duke it out among themselves, if they’re so smart?

There is a similar word – autarchy – which places emphasis on self-government, self-rule. It isn’t contaminated by the long tradition of socialists who wish to dispense with property.

Here is a longish article which offers a lot of history, and reasons to take this path.

I’ve got a very important question: what should the symbol for autarchy look like?

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