May 4, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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One of the hardest criticisms I receive from anyone when I refuse to vote or take any other direct political action is "what are you actively doing to live out your principles and create the world you want to see?" My answers never seem to satisfy. I tell people that not voting is itself an action against the state and that I regularly engage people in philosophical conversation. Yet that doesn't seem to be enough. This has finally inspired me to do more. So during the last meetup I sparked an impromptu discussion about what we all could start doing; and while we came up with some good ideas, I want to come up with more and make sure we keep the momentum going.
So instead of just drinking and talking about how bad the state is I say let’s meet to discuss how we can challenge it. Come with ideas or at the very least the willingness and desire to contribute but not an expectation for a leader to have it all planned out for you. This is anarchy; we are freely associating individuals and do not need a dictator.
Some of the ideas that came up last time were: promoting and trading with Bitcoin, investing in 3D printing and Defense Distributed, investing in Bitcoin ATMs, and creating some sort of network in which we exchange goods and services amongst ourselves using exclusively other forms of currencies. Let us add to and refine these ideas.