A few weeks ago I came across Brad Spengler’s article Distinguishing between anarcho-capitalism and agorism. I’ve been interested in agorism for a while as its proponents claim that it is all about the actual act of living free rather than wasting time attempting to lessen the effects of government on our daily lives. This is a concept that I embrace mightily! However, I’ve yet to be able to find anyone claiming the agorist title actually sharing any way that they are living the philosophy. I tried to leave a comment on Brad’s blog asking what he is doing to live in the agorist utopia so that I could learn from his experience and follow suit. Alas, though there are comments on the blog I could find no way to actually leave one myself.
Brad is apparently a member of something called the Agorist Action Alliance (based on the rather dominant link he displays to their site), so I headed there looking for some real world examples of agorism in action, but they only seem interested in disrupting the Republican National Convention. I’m not sure how attacking and harassing other people is supposed to make me more free. That sounds very much like the government tactics that I, as an anarchist, abhor. I tried following the link on the A3 page to the Agorism FAQ only to find the following-
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Hrm… not exactly helpful. Well, there was at least one question posted, so I followed the What Is Agorism? link and received the following wealth of knowledge-
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Hrmm again… Apparently that’s the problem. Agorism doesn’t exist yet. And no one seems interested in actually helping it come into existence. I’ve yet to find an agorist willing to share what personal actions they’re undertaking to live more free. And that’s all I really want. Is there anyone out there flying the agorist flag willing to share what they’ve done to gain some freedom? Or are they all merely too busy spouting their superiority over anarchists and calling others “credentials” into question?
If you’re an agorist, or know of one, please comment and let me know where to find the answer to my simple questions!