Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 19A038.htm   19A038 Music by Jim Davies, 9/17/2019       Having recently loaded up to YouTube a set of TV programs I produced in the early 1990s, I've been taking a little time to watch them again after all this time, and some of them are pretty good (in my wholly unbiased opinion.) Have you seen them? Take a look; go to my Liberty Banquet and click the pic of the first of the Hors D'oevres, called The Freedom Alternative. My hope is that they will form a useful outreach tool; that someone on YT looking for videos on "freedom" will encounter them and discover something new. If you agree, pass the word around. Two of them (Episodes #21 and 24) relate to music. The first of those features as guest Donald Wood, who was teaching piano and favors mostly classical music, while the guest interviewed on the second is Jason Szostek who wrote and tried to market new, leading-edge compositions. In each case, we discussed the ways in which government impacted this aspect of culture. Is that a subject which deserves much attention in such a blog as this? - I think so, even though the level of interference, measured in money terms, is rather mild. A couple of reasons are: (1) music in some form affects the senses of nearly everyone, nearly all the time; whether it's on the TV or in the elevator or at the concert; if not as their prime focus of attention, then as a background influence. Between the jungle music of punk rock and the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel's Messiah, there's a difference, and it helps make us what we are. Then (2) music alone shall be / never to die. That is, music is a language transcending language barriers and time periods; humans relate to it at once without translation and continue to do so one century after another. We can enjoy "A Newe Northern Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves" as much today as they could when it was first published in 1580; and if the lyrics are lost on a listener unable to speak English, he can still take pleasure in the tune. So if archists are changing the musical heritage in our culture, we need to know. They are. It is their nature to control everything and everyone they can get their fangs on, and it's easy to dress up this particular flavor of control as "investing in the arts" as if "the arts" would not survive, or would not even have developed thus far, if stolen money were not thrown at them. Donald began by reminding us that in Germany's Third Reich composers like Wagner were favored while such as Mahler were verboten; his beautiful symphonies didn't get performed. He was Jewish, so obviously his output was of no merit. Similar controls kept Soviet composers in line, and I well recall attending an amazing concert playing some works of Dmitri Shostakovitch, conducted by his son Maxim with piano played by his grandson Dmitri. The family had escaped the USSR as soon as they were able. Today, Don told us, the same technique is used but more subtly; one bureau-rat in charge let it be known that "rock is not music" and so would get no subsidy. In a delightful phrase Don likened subsidies to "reverse shoplifting"; envision a shopkeeper running out into the street and calling a cop: "That man over there came into my store and bought nothing and didn't pay! Arrest him!" Sales of concert tickets and recordings are perfectly well a Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/12A012.htm Read more about '12A011: What's To Be Done?, 2/29/2012 Fresh out of arguments, they the opposition ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A038.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A038.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A037: How to Help the Needy, 9/10/2019 End theft, and liberate compassion http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A037.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A037.htm Read more about '19A037: How to Help the Needy, 9/10/2019 End theft, and liberate compassion ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A036: September 3rd, 1939, 9/3/2019 The day a well-meaning Pol triggered catastrophe http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A036.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A036.htm Read more about '19A036: September 3rd, 1939, 9/3/2019 The day a well-meaning Pol triggered catastrophe ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A035: Thy Brother's Keeper?, 8/27/2019 Rational ethics, applied http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A035.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A035.htm Read more about '19A035: Thy Brother's Keeper?, 8/27/2019 Rational ethics, applied ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A034: Homicides, 8/20/2019 Facts & Figures vs. the gun grabbers http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A034.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A034.htm Read more about '19A034: Homicides, 8/20/2019 Facts amp;amp; Figures vs. the gun grabbers ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A033: A Murderer's Mind, 8/13/2019 Just like that of government people http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A033.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A033.htm Read more about '19A033: A Murderer's Mind, 8/13/2019 Just like that of government people ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A032: Strikes in the ZGS, 8/6/2019 Rare, and readily resolvable http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A032.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A032.htm Read more about '19A032: Strikes in the ZGS, 8/6/2019 Rare, and readily resolvable ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A031: Two Kinds of Chaos, 7/30/2019 Same word, opposite meanings http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A031.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A031.htm Read more about '19A031: Two Kinds of Chaos, 7/30/2019 Same word, opposite meanings ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A030: Political Action?, 7/23/2019 If it could work, there would be no point http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A030.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A030.htm Read more about '19A030: Political Action?, 7/23/2019 If it could work, there would be no point ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A029: The Source of the Swindle, 7/16/2019 Much earlier than many suppose http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A029.htm Read more about '19A029: The Source of the Swindle, 7/16/2019 Much earlier than many suppose ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A028.htm Read more about '19A028: My Former Self, 7/9/2019 We never stop learning ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A027.htm Read more about '19A027: The Demolition, 7/2/2019 How government walls will come a-tumblin' down ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A026: Environmental Care, 6/25/2019 Government: the primary spoiler http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A026.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A026.htm Read more about '19A026: Environmental Care, 6/25/2019 Government: the primary spoiler ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A025: Police Power, 6/18/2019 What's its source? http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A025.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A025.htm Read more about '19A025: Police Power, 6/18/2019 What's its source? ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A024: Colors of Evil, 6/11/2019 Many lipsticks. One pig http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A024.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A024.htm Read more about '19A024: Colors of Evil, 6/11/2019 Many lipsticks. One pig ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A023.htm Read more about '19A023: Remarks on Romans 13, 6/4/2019 How religion must divide the mind ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A022.htm Read more about '19A022: Styles of Enslavement, 5/28/2019 They say slavery was abolished. They lie ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A021: Trumpian "Liberty", 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A021.htm Read more about '19A021: Trumpian amp;quot;Libertyamp;quot;, 5/21/2019 Little or no improvement ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. It's just another Scary Myth http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A020.htm Read more about '19A020: Too Many Humans?, 5/14/2019 By no means. It's just another Scary Myth ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A019: A ZGS Drug Deal, 5/7/2019 Bad choices will cost a bunch http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A019.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A019.htm Read more about '19A019: A ZGS Drug Deal, 5/7/2019 Bad choices will cost a bunch ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A018: Child Labor, 4/30/2019 A valuable option http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A018.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A018.htm Read more about '19A018: Child Labor, 4/30/2019 A valuable option ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A017: White Nationalism, 4/23/2019 "Pink Archism" suits it better http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A017.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A017.htm Read more about '19A017: White Nationalism, 4/23/2019 amp;quot;Pink Archismamp;quot; suits it better ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A016: The Myth of Original Sin, 4/16/2019 No need for human nature to change http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A016.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A016.htm Read more about '19A016: The Myth of Original Sin, 4/16/2019 No need for human nature to change ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A015: Slogans of the Sixties, 4/9/2019 They were good! - but not well founded http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A015.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A015.htm Read more about '19A015: Slogans of the Sixties, 4/9/2019 They were good! - but not well founded ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 19A014: Antwon, 4/2/2019 Why the ZGS will end police killings http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A014.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/19A014.htm Read more about '19A014: Antwon, 4/2/2019 Why the ZGS will end police killings ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q17.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2017 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q16.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2016 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch3q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April - June 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1q15.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - March 2015 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q14.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch78914.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - September 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April, May & June 2014 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch45614.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April, May amp;amp;amp; June 2014 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January & February 2012 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2012.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January amp;amp;amp; February 2012 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch101211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch5911.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for May - September 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for April 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0411.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for April 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for March 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0311.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for March 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for February 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0211.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for February 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for January 2011 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch0111.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January 2011 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs for 2010 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2010.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for 2010 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500 ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/rondex.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs about Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:53:35 -0500