Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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 21A003.htm 21A003 Deplorable Revolt by Jim Davies, 1/19/2021    A large minority of the US population is, according to the High and Haughty Hillary, "Deplorable." That attitude to this group, typically not educated at Harvard or Wellesley but working with trade skills or operating small businesses, is exactly in line with the remark attributed to Marie Antoinette; informed that the people had no bread, she advised "Let them eat cake." On January 6th 2021, enraged that the election had been stolen from under their champion Donald Trump, a million of them stormed the US Capitol and struck terror into the hearts of the complacent occupants who were busy endorsing that theft. It was one of the most glorious events in American history; a "shot heard around the world" to compare with the rebels of 1775 at Concord Bridge. Note the determination of the climbers here, taking risks to enter; note the boot on the ledge at top-right. There were yet greater feats of climbing its vertical face. In some ways it was more impressive than Concord Bridge; for the crowd, while deeply angry, set out to kill or injure nobody. They expressed disgust (by despoiling some of the offices) at the betrayal being carried on in the building that very day, but they showed no intent to harm people. There was one eccentric guy (already arrested!) who dressed in a bear skin topped with some Viking horns who carried a ceremonial spear, but who used it to threaten nobody and was seen engaging some CapCops in friendly banter; otherwise, the plan was evidently just to puncture the Congresscritters' pomposity. Five people are reported to have died. Three were said at once to be victims of medical problems, untouched by the stormers. Another was Brian Sicknick, a CapCop who evidently attacked an invader, who responded by grabbing a fire extinguisher and bonking him on the head; sadly, too hard. That wasn't murder, but at the worst manslaughter; and since Sicknick started the scuffle, I'd say he (or she) has a good defense against even that. The fifth was Ashli Babbit, who threatened another of them, so far un-named, with nothing heavier than a US flag draped around her person, yet was deliberately shot dead at short range. The Press was not outraged, as it normally is when cops kill unarmed civilians like George Floyd; instead it painted Mrs Babbit as an "extremist." So clearly, none of the rebels entered with intent to kill. If the angry Americans had been invading the Capitol in order to sack it, clear out all the trash and close down government for ever, that would have been better yet; but they were not. They were just expressing fury that democracy had been destroyed (for if one election can be stolen with impunity, so can any and all future ones) and that is a rather minor objective. The election theft brought matters to a head, but their fury had been building over decades, as the Establishment in government had systematically ignored their concerns and deprived them of jobs by subsidizing foreign competitors with their own, confiscated money. The Establishment seems determined to go on ignoring this deep source of resent Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A003.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A003.htm Read more about ' ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 21A002: The Red Ink, 1/12/2021 The money's gone. What that means for 8% Joe, and for us http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A002.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A002.htm Read more about '21A002: The Red Ink, 1/12/2021 The money's gone. What that means for 8% Joe, and for us ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 21A001: A Double Palindrome, 1/5/2021 A lighthearted Hello to a possibly dark New Year http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A001.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/21A001.htm Read more about '21A001: A Double Palindrome, 1/5/2021 A lighthearted Hello to a possibly dark New Year ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A052: An Appeal, But Not For Money, 12/29/2020 Here's where the resistance begins http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A052.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A052.htm Read more about '20A052: An Appeal, But Not For Money, 12/29/2020 Here's where the resistance begins ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A051: Let it Rip, 12/22/2020 Nature would have done just fine http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A051.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A051.htm Read more about '20A051: Let it Rip, 12/22/2020 Nature would have done just fine ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A050: Collectivism Kills, 12/15/2020 It's the great, fatal, ubiquitous disease http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A050.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A050.htm Read more about '20A050: Collectivism Kills, 12/15/2020 It's the great, fatal, ubiquitous disease ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A049: Shot in the Arm, 12/8/2020 Thanks for the vaccine, but no thanks http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A049.htm Read more about '20A049: Shot in the Arm, 12/8/2020 Thanks for the vaccine, but no thanks ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A048: Free These Three, 12/1/2020 How Trump could secure his legacy and favor freedom http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A048.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A048.htm Read more about '20A048: Free These Three, 12/1/2020 How Trump could secure his legacy and favor freedom ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A047: The Heist, 11/24/2020 A first look at how the election was stolen http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A047.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A047.htm Read more about '20A047: The Heist, 11/24/2020 A first look at how the election was stolen ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A046: How Did They Nobble the Prez?, 11/17/2020 One answer to the year's greatest question http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A046.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A046.htm Read more about '20A046: How Did They Nobble the Prez?, 11/17/2020 One answer to the year's greatest question ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A045: The Swedish Exception, 11/10/2020 Laissez Faire in action http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A045.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A045.htm Read more about '20A045: The Swedish Exception, 11/10/2020 Laissez Faire in action ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A044: Creeps, 11/3/2020 How government quietly expands http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A044.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A044.htm Read more about '20A044: Creeps, 11/3/2020 How government quietly expands ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A043: Two Arenas, 10/27/2020 Guess which is more harmonious. More wealthy. More honest http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A043.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A043.htm Read more about '20A043: Two Arenas, 10/27/2020 Guess which is more harmonious. More wealthy. More honest ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A042: The Poll Tax Idea, 10/20/2020 A good try. But it can't work http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A042.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A042.htm Read more about '20A042: The Poll Tax Idea, 10/20/2020 A good try. But it can't work ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A041: Through the Glass of 11/3, 10/13/2020 The future may get darker http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A041.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A041.htm Read more about '20A041: Through the Glass of 11/3, 10/13/2020 The future may get darker ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A040: Politicking Cannot Cut It, 10/6/2020 Wrong method, and always has been http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A040.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A040.htm Read more about '20A040: Politicking Cannot Cut It, 10/6/2020 Wrong method, and always has been ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A039: Fascist Anti-Fascists, 9/29/2020 BLM and other vandals are not what they seem or claim http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A039.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A039.htm Read more about '20A039: Fascist Anti-Fascists, 9/29/2020 BLM and other vandals are not what they seem or claim ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A038: Jane Eyre's Job, 9/22/2020 Real teaching, after quitting the monopoly http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A038.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A038.htm Read more about '20A038: Jane Eyre's Job, 9/22/2020 Real teaching, after quitting the monopoly ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A037: Who Starts Wars?, 9/15/2020 You do. If you vote http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A037.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A037.htm Read more about '20A037: Who Starts Wars?, 9/15/2020 You do. If you vote ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A036: Cops in a Free Society, 9/8/2020 Self-defense and the market will replace them http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A036.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A036.htm Read more about '20A036: Cops in a Free Society, 9/8/2020 Self-defense and the market will replace them ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 20A035: Did Lockdowns Help?, 9/1/2020 Nope. They made it 3 or 4 times worse http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A035.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/20A035.htm Read more about '20A035: Did Lockdowns Help?, 9/1/2020 Nope. They made it 3 or 4 times worse ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - December 2020 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H20.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H20.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2020 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 ZGBlogs for January - June 2020 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H20.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch1H20.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for January - June 2020 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch2H19.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for July - December 2019 ' on the Zero Government blog... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600 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, 22 Jan 2021 09:47:51 -0600