Not that it happens often, but some people make the decision to use defensive force against cops or TSA agents. All force against cops and TSA agents is defensive. If you know me it might not seem like it, but I am torn on how to react to these people. I want to honor them as much as possible, read and post their work if they have any, mock the targets, and say cold shit like referring to the dead targets as a traffic inconvenience. It just seems like the right thing to do. Admittedly, none of these brave men have been anarchists who decreased the number of cops in the world in the name of the NAP. Some of them had probably just had enough. But they have to know that this is a suicide mission, and it strikes me as a mission deserving of respect not contingent on my uneducated opinions on military strategy.
Continue reading My Mixed Thoughts on How To React to Defensive Force Against Cops
In the geographical area occupied by the US at least, being a cop is an action that a person takes. And a person has to continuously take actions to remain a cop. An individual does not wake up one day as a cop either through government dictate or other forms of magic. In order to become a cop a person has to voluntarily go to a government building, express a desire to join a group of people, and fill out some forms. In order to stay a cop, a person has to put on a uniform, wear a badge, show up to certain places at certain times, and self-identify as a cop.
Continue reading Being a Cop is an Action, Not a Status: All Cops are Guilty of Initiatory Force
I am often forbidden by statists and minarchists from driving on the roads, have it pointed out that I do drive on the roads, or asked why I drive on the roads. Usually this is presented as an ad hominem, Continue reading Why Anarchists are Allowed to Drive on Roads