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Sex, Money, and Medicine: Why Consent Is Never Optional

Prepare for an exciting journey into the twisted logic of statism. Consent may not be what you thought it was!

Consenting to a Mugging

You’re walking through a park late at night. Suddenly the cold metal of a gun barrel is jammed against your temple, painfully stretching the skin on your face. “Gimme your money,” an aggressive voice demands in your ear. Having no choice but to give up your wallet or possibly die, you hand over all you have, and fall to the ground in shocked relief as the assailant disappears into the trees with your wallet in hand.

Lucky for you, the mugger didn’t actually force you to pay. You had a choice. You consented. You were free to choose to die and keep your wallet, but you instead chose to live, which in this case carried the cost of losing all your money. Tough cookies, but that’s just how life goes sometimes.

Consenting to Taxes

It’s the same with paying taxes. Some people bitch and moan about having to pay their fair share and sure, there are some valid reasons people oppose taxation. Some people don’t want to pay for wars that kill innocent people. Some don’t want to pay for abortions. Some don’t want to pay for bloated government overspending on lavish public parks and civic facilities. Some just want to keep their own hard-earned cash to spend on other things.

While all of this makes sense, taxpayers still have free choice. They can choose to pay and remain safe, or keep their own money and be audited, potentially arrested and then even killed if they resist the arrest for not paying. The choice isn’t an easy one, but the fact remains: they did have a choice.

Consenting to Sexual Assault

Then there’s sex. Such a wonderful thing as sex should not be kept from anyone. It’s basically a human right. As such, if you wish to molest, sexually assault or rape someone, it’s not that big of a deal. They always have the choice to fight back and try to stop you.

Consenting to Vaccination

When it comes to medicine and bodily penetration by a needle, it’s the exact same as sex. Sure, maybe the government won’t allow you to take a critical business trip to another region, or escape an exploding volcanic island without the covid-19 vaccination. 

Sure, they might demand you surrender your body to an as-of-yet unapproved mRNA treatment in order to move across arbitrary borders and through various legal jurisdictions. But hey, snowflake. Stop whining. You always have a choice. By choosing to not get the vax, you are effectively freely consenting to your business failing, not seeing your friends and loved ones, and potentially starving to death and dying.

WAKE UP! 

None of the above garbage scenarios are examples of consent, of course. True consent doesn’t involve violence and coercion. Now let’s head back to reality, talk about real consent, and shine a light on the solution to the current collectivist plague.

In the same way Pizza Hut cannot force you to pay them for pizza if you don’t want it, your neighbors cannot force you to pay for a park they want to build. Your best friend cannot force you to fill out paperwork and give him a percentage of your income. Your partner cannot force you into having intercourse. Private security companies can’t violently make you choose their service over others. In the same way all of these are clearly immoral and wrong, so is forcing people to take a vaccine against their will, pay taxes, or go through a financial institution to use their money.

Imagine Pizza Hut threatening people at gunpoint if they decided to go across the street and have a Domino’s pizza instead. That is how insane forcing people to pay for government services (regardless of quality or accountability) is.

The central problem here is the violent, forced association and disassociation the state requires. Say Charlie pays taxes for a library and Joe also pays taxes for that same library. Charlie votes that the library should require all patrons be vaccinated before entering. Joe votes the opposite way. This conflict can never be resolved peacefully, as both are extorted to pay for the place and want to get their money’s worth by leveraging politics to club the other over the head.

They think the only way to solve problems is via the violence of the state. How foolish! 

The key to truly live and let live then, is privatization. Privatization of money. Of medicine. Of property. Your bodily autonomy is no more a matter to be voted on than a woman’s body who doesn’t want to be assaulted. Your private business is no more a matter to be voted on than what goes on in your bedroom. The end.

The time has come to be consistent. Which is it then, statists: consent, or coercion? There is no gray area here. My body, my choice. If you do not wish to associate with me, I will respect that wish. But do not attempt to restrict my freedoms by claiming ownership over me.

Please see the video exploration of this topic below for more information. Thanks for reading!

-GS

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Who Made Your Spine? – Life Is Such a Fucking Trip, Any Way You Slice It

It’s easy to fall into ruts of hubris. Cynicism. Fear. In fact, most people including myself probably live there most of the time. And that is truly a tragedy. I was just thinking the other day: for all my cocky attitudes and acquired knowledge about this and that. For all my hatred of others that I deem malicious (and this may even be justified to an extent), I am considering myself from an egoistic perspective. 

My spine is working. Electricity is flowing. My heart is beating. My limbs and body are moving without even a single concentrated thought. I feel. I intend. I do. Lightning fast. More than lightning fast. How in the hell does all this shit work? Where in God’s holy name does it come from. We are all so cocky, but our hearts could simply stop beating at any moment, really. But for the grace go I. And isn’t that the truth? 

But at the same time – what about those poor kids in the Middle East that have to watch their mothers and fathers get blown to bits by U.S. bombs. What about the fentanyl addict that has seen all his friends succumb to addiction and die, purple and blackened face, in an alley? All of life’s stupid dreams culminating in…this. They finally numbed the horrific pain of living on this fucked up planet. No. Of living in a fucked up society

Still. What intellectual, college-educated, doctorate holding loser can understand how the large intestine knows when to squeeze the waste out? What Nobel Prize winner can explain the foundations of consciousness, or how the flowers bloom each spring. Sure, dumb fuck, we know the technical side of it. The change of seasons and the sense of heat and sunshine – but what is the knowledge and force in the first place?

Electricity stimulates the heart into pumping the blood. But what sets all this into motion?

I remember being pretty well drunk and looking into a bathroom mirror. It was at a McDonald’s, late night, after a party. I stuck my tongue out in the mirror and saw it for the first time. What a motherfucking weird thing a tongue is. I saw it with almost completely fresh eyes, as though I had never seen one before. What an alien apparatus! How bizarre, indeed!?!? A weird muscle that I can move around, without even a thought really, and which jostles the food around in my mouth so I can eat it!

And I wanna flex like I’m something special. I fucking don’t know what’s going on here, either. All I know is it’s amazing. And all I know is we all need more love and understanding. The world is starving for that right now. 

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James Corbett of The Corbett Report Weighs In on Agorism, The Covid Psyop, and Libertarian Life In Japan

Was great to interview a fellow Japanarchist and Voluntaryist for Agorist Nexus. Check out the article to hear James Corbett of The Corbett Report give his thoughts on Agorism, the Covid psyop, and anarchistic elements of Japanese society.

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I did not sign your goddamned ‘social contract’

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Unschooling Notes, Part 1: Principal Suggests Unmasked Kids Shouldn’t Talk

https://read.cash/@VoluntaryJapan/unschooling-notes-part-1-principal-suggests-unmasked-kids-shouldnt-talk-c7087ebf

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Second Annual 🌸Sakura Cash Run🌸 is Complete!

The Sakura Cash Run is a DIY event that started last year in 2020 when races across Japan were canceled. I wanted a way to stay active, enjoy nature, and bring attention to a kick-ass charity powered by Bitcoin Cash called eatBCH. Amazingly, all the covid madness and draconian lockdowns are still going on globally, now in 2021, and the Sakura Cash Run remains a great way to escape that madness for a bit, enjoy life, have some human contact, and leverage peer-to-peer, permissionless electronic cash. Enjoy the vid!

-Graham

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Bitcoin Is Useless Without Freedom, and Freedom Involves Acting Without Permission

https://read.cash/@VoluntaryJapan/bitcoin-is-useless-without-freedom-and-freedom-involves-acting-without-permission-ae9d17ee

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QUIZ: 5 Signs You Are ‘Woke’ in the Time of Covid

What follows is a simple diagnostic exercise to determine if you or your loved ones may be as smart as a bag of hammers on a pile of dirt with no human soul around for miles. Take the quiz and score yourself from 1 to 5, 5 being “MAX WOKE” and 1 being “STILL A LITTLE RACIST.”

TAKE THE QUIZ NOW!

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Getting Ready for the Second Annual Sakura Cash Run!

The cherry blossoms are blooming once again in Niigata, and after a whole year of “covid” insanity, we are still motherfucking running. Nature don’t stop.

I’m going to be setting off in a few days with a couple friends on a 14-mile run across the pink-petaled countryside, and like last year, you can donate to EatBCH.

The purpose of the run is to enjoy nature and bring attention to this great charity which feeds people in need in Venezuela and South Sudan. This year please just donate directly to the charity. We will not be doing PayPal, etc., this time. If you donate, let me know, so I can give you a shout out on the video I’ll be making of the event.

Cheers! And Happy Spring!

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JUST THE WAY IT IS – Ronny Is Forced to Confront His Deadly Addiction