No gods, no masters comes from a pamphlet handed out by the Industrial Workers of the World during the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike. The phrase is derived from the French slogan “Ni dieu ni maître!” (literally ‘Neither God nor master’) coined by the socialist Auguste Blanqui in 1880. First feminist usage was in 1914, Margaret Sanger launched The Woman Rebel, an eight-page monthly newsletter which promoted contraception using the slogan “No Gods, No Masters”. Margaret Sanger insisted that every woman was the mistress of her own body.”Women without superstition: No gods – No Masters!” by Annie Laurie Gaylor is a collection of writings by women freethinkers during the 19th and 20th century.
Today the slogan continues to find use in anarchist politics. An anthology of anarchist writing was collected under the title “No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism”
The red and black flag stands for Left-Libertarian socialist anarchist
The hands symbolizes mutualistic instead of strictly individualistic anarchism, we are stronger together than we are alone. You’ve heard of DIY (Do It Yourself) well, this is DIO (Do It Ourselves) – from “I” to “we”
The top symbol on the flag is: (Mutualism anarchist)
Mutualism is freed markets, mutual aid, and equality of authority an economic theory and left anarchist school of thought that advocates a society where each person might possess a means of production, either individually or collectively, with trade representing equivalent amounts of labor in the free market. Integral to the scheme was the establishment of a mutual-credit bank that would lend to producers at a minimal interest rate, just high enough to cover administration. Mutualism is based on a labor theory of value that holds that when labor or its product is sold, in exchange, it ought to receive goods or services embodying “the amount of labor necessary to produce an article of exactly similar and equal utility”.
The bottom symbol on the flag is: (Alliance of the Libertarian Left)
Alliance of the Libertarian Left: is a multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists, voluntaryists, geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists, radical minarchists, and others on the libertarian left. Who unit by an opposition to statism and militarism, to cultural intolerance (including sexism, racism, and homophobia), and to the prevailing corporatist capitalism falsely called a free market; as well as by an emphasis on education, direct action, and building alternative institutions, rather than on electoral politics, as our chief strategy for achieving liberation.
“Anarchy to me is about anti-authoritarian non-hierarchal organization with the goal of maximized freedom to the individual that is relational to others individuals’ maximized freedom. It is not group chaos nor supports group mob oppression of the few. Anarchy does not lose the individual in the group nor does it see the group as an individual.”
I Am a Atheist-Huminist Anarchist
States may often have powers, but only citizens have the glue of morality we call rights. And, you say, in my dream society lots of things are free (planting free food everyware free to everyone); but I wonder what you mean, how can I take free stuff from a free earth.
Anarcho-Humanism, to me is atheistic humanism with an unconditional social awareness:
Anarcho (anarchism): “No Gods – No Masters”
Humanism: “No Harm – Do Good”
My core definition of humanism is that humans can solve human problems by human means. I am not saying other things can’t or shouldn’t be added to it but to me a definition of humanism must always contain something coherent to such a thinking or not contradict such as I have offered. Thus, why it is appropriate to say “good without god” when one is a humanist.
I am an anarchist in thought, yet not limited to some abstraction but rather as a full expression of my support for an equal humanity; no gods nor earthly masters. Thus, I am also a humanist, who is aspiring to the greatness and full human potential: freedom, liberty, and justice. How simple is it to feel free and how quickly it can be lost? It is with such a clarity of humanity about the importance of liberation over some bleak servitude that we are truly free. I am appealing to a cold controller glorifying world. I offer only a simple humanist manifesto, one of the heart. I am well aware, that one is embodying a humanist archetype when they accurately realize the desperate nature of humanity and the equality it needs in a world that is hell bent on anti-humanism. This archetype of anarcho-humanism is evident, if one follows the thinking of “do no harm and do good” and this should be the letter of the unwritten law that is grounded on hopes of brighter futures. This desire for a free and equal society thrills me with renewed vigor by seeing how we are one but individually valuable, which is almost self-evident to a heart that is open in love and kindness as it is set free in liberation. Anarchism should involve wealth equality? To me, no matter the anarchist theory needs to connect to the theme of an anarchist society. Therefore, at such an anarchist society’s creation all wealth should be relatively equalized between all peoples fairly. This is true because all other previous claims of wealth are the entitlements of the non-anarchist state that is now dissolved including of course any and all previous authority, thus, there is no just anarchism claim to statism wealth. Therefore the all real anarchism should involve some amount or desire of at least starting with relative wealth equality. Happy human? I am not trying to say or act as if I am perfect, but my goal is to strive to be a more caring and understanding human being, as well as try to help others do the same. This is our planet, all humans are my people, and I want to help the world if I can. We all need to see the benefit of showing more compassion, not to ideas but to people. Simply, we must be kinder to one another, even if we are different or believe differently, because people matter. I am just a happy human who is good without god! Upon hearing I am a humanist one person once said, “Damien, humanism is a dogma.”, My response, if caring about humanity is a dogma then it’s a dogma I am proud to promote. The challenger went on, just be careful that caring doesn’t become imposing your will and dogma on others (for their own good). To which My response was, we are imposing our thinking all the time just like you are trying to do with your words appealing to me to follow your offered ideas so much so that you are even adding emphasis to push your thoughts into me like mental obligation, yeah, all the time so are you really aware of your own thoughts?
I am an axiologist/value theorist and that is expressed politically as relatively a collectivist Anarcho-Socialist-Mutualist:
“To me individualism, represents Self-Reliance and Hostility to a Connected Humanity.“
What could motivate political Revolution?
What is really being asked is what would motivate such change? I am hoping the more people learn the more they will want to change things for the better. Like, the inequality of our unjust hierarchy government and how it’s not really a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. About 47 percent of Congress, or 249 current members are millionaires. …a Status Shared by Only 1% of Americans. In 2010, the estimated median net worth of a current U.S. senator stood at an average of $2.56 million,” according to the Center’s research. Ref Disproportionate Representation: women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population but only make up 19.4% of the 114th U.S. Congress, 20.0% of the Senate and 19.3% of the House of Representatives. Ref Or how 20 years of data reveals that Congress doesn’t care what you think. Like how your opinion literally does not matter to congress demonstrated in a study which took data from nearly 2,000 public-opinion surveys and compared what the people wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of the bottom 90% of income earners in America has essentially no impact at all. Put another way, and I’ll just quote the Princeton study directly here: “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” Really think about that for a second. If you’ve ever felt like your opinion doesn’t matter and that the government doesn’t really care what you think, well … you’re right. But, of course, there’s a catch. …unless you’re an “economic elite.” If there’s one thing that still reliably gets politicians’ attention, it’s money. While the opinions of the bottom 90% of income earners in America have a “statistically non-significant impact,” Gilens and Page found that economic elites, business interests, and people who can afford lobbyists still carry major influence. How could it be that our government, designed to function as a representative democracy, is only good at representing such a small fraction of the population? Just follow the money. Why? Because purchasing political influence is 100% legal. For example: Let’s say a big bank wants a law that would force taxpayers to bail them out again if they repeat the exact same reckless behavior that crashed the global economy in 2008. It’s perfectly legal for our bank to hire a team of lobbyists whose entire job is to make sure the government gives the bank what it wants. Then, those lobbyists can track down members of Congress who regulate banks and help raise a ton of money for their re-election campaigns. It’s also perfectly legal for those lobbyists to offer those same politicians million-dollar jobs at their lobbying firms. Ref
Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions. These are often described as stateless societies, although several authors have defined them more specifically as institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations. Anarchism holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful. While anti-statism is central, anarchism entails opposing authority or hierarchical organisation in the conduct of all human relations, including, but not limited to, the state system. Anarchism does not offer a fixed body of doctrine from a single particular world view, instead fluxing and flowing as a philosophy. Many types and traditions of anarchism exist, not all of which are mutually exclusive. Anarchist schools of thought can differ fundamentally, supporting anything from extreme individualism to complete collectivism. Strains of anarchism have often been divided into the categories of social and individualist anarchismor similar dual classifications. Anarchism is usually considered a radical left-wing ideology, and much of anarchist economicsand anarchist legal philosophy reflects anti-authoritarian interpretations of communism, collectivism, syndicalism, mutualism, or participatory economics. Ref
The new right Libertarianism is Anarcho-Capitalism/Anarcho-Corporatism/Anarcho-Hucksters.
To me, so called “Anarcho-Capitalists” are not an anarchists they are just capitalists who does not like the state, especially anti-taxes.
“Anarcho-capitalism (ancap) is a fringe political ideology that prioritizes the freedom of the individual from state coercion and advocates market-based solutions to all social needs. Anarcho-capitalists believe that compulsory taxation is a violation of individual liberty, and that law enforcement, courts, and all security services should be provided by voluntarily-funded competitors, such as private defense agencies. Anarcho-capitalism is mainly furthered in the public sphere by American reactionary think tanks; its visible supporters mostly congregate online. It has never constituted a socially active movement or organized political power base. It’s one of the youngest philosophies to try to place itself under the umbrella of “anarchism“, having only existed as a discrete philosophy for a few decades, although antecedents date back to the nineteenth century. Ancaps are as much anarchists as Christian Scientists are scientists. Traditional anarchist movements originated on the left, and do not consider anarchy and capitalism to be compatible, and thus consider anarcho-capitalism not to be an authentic form of anarchism. Ancaps have proven to be one of the greatest tools for anarchist unity in living memory, as more or less every single major anarchist group and tendency stands united in despising them. Needless to say that socialists, communists, social democrats, liberals, and centrists aren’t exactly fans of them either and will more than often unite even with the aforementioned anarchists to beat up on the ancap. Even Conservatives (even and especially of the Neo variety) aren’t above taking the occasional pot shot at them.” Ref
|The basic axiom of libertarian political theory holds that every man is a self owner, having absolute jurisdiction over his own body. In effect, this means that no one else may justly invade, or aggress against, another’s person. It follows then that each person justly owns whatever previously unowned resources he appropriates or “mixes his labor with.” From these twin axioms — self-ownership and “homesteading” — stem the justification for the entire system of property rights titles in a free-market society. This system establishes the right of every man to his own person, the right of donation, of bequest (and, concomitantly, the right to receive the bequest or inheritance), and the right of contractual exchange of property titles.|
My “Anarcho-Humanist” Non-aggression axiom is self-ownership and respect for other people who are fellow “dignity beings” who also have self-ownership rights just like me and are equal in human worth. As well as Anti-Violence, Anti-Spanking, Anti-Circumcision, Anti-Bullying, Pro-Ethics, Pro-Body Sovereignty, Pro-Empathy and Equality. Let positive change begin with me, for I realize I am responsible for there is no god to save us or protect us. Anti-sexual Violence, Anti-Spanking, Anti-Circumcision, Anti-Bullying, Anti-Violence, Anti-child maltreatment, Anti-animal cruelty, Anti-Domestic Violence, and Anti-Verbal Violence (Threats, Character Assassination, Intimidation), Pro-Ethics, Pro-Body Sovereignty, Pro-Empathy and Equality. For those who think attacking religion is some kind of Character Assassination because its people that are religious. You are confused because character assassination is attacking people with abusive name calling not confronting religion dishonesty. Character Assassination is not being justifiably mentally aggressive as in one challenging, holy figures, gods, religions, myths, superstitions, beliefs, or deluded or misinformed ideas. Character Assassination is not meaning strong stances, aggressive challenge in rational arguments, or pitilessly exposing injustice, harm or oppression. It is our passion and an honored chosen duty to promote Non-Aggression and speak the truth of atheism and ethical behavior so people don’t stay misinform abused or oppressed. I value anti-violence (I am not a pacifist at all, I am actually a fighter by nature) unless the aggression or violence is for direct self-defense or other-defense. Check out: Atheists for Non-Aggression
The Value of a Ball?
You know what is truly “Wrong” with the Santa Claus wealth shaming is exemplified with children in poverty. See, children in poverty, that have to look on with hopefully eyes for the opportunity to share the one communal toy, a simple Ball. A ball so Small and barely there at all. Is was nothing special, plastic robbed from the earth with hands of selfishness and oppression to overcharge to what would later be the ball, the light and joy of the poverty destroyed orphanage the 15 to 30 children that were so overjoyed to get that one overpriced piece of air inflated plastic that is the ball. I stood there crying as I shamefully had only thought to bring “ONE” lonely ball, just a sad piece of plastic to me but the world to them. At once I realized the truth we are a that matters not the ball, not the plastic nor the money, but people, the only ones with value all along.
Come Hear a Positive Story
Here is a story about the benefits of helping. I was a big rig over the road Truck driver and I tracked for a month at a time. I was living in California but was in Illinois at a shit filthy truck stop broke off my ass. I was out of hours and could not go anywhere. The reason I was broke was because I was not good that week with managing my money (it was stripers). As I truck driver we can get weekly allotments of money such as limited advances less than $100, which I would use for my week’s food needs or whatever else I could get with the leftover money. So now to the go part, I was sitting in my truck thinking damn my weekly advance is available tomorrow morning but I am out of food and money to day and it’s only 6 am. I as most people were feeling very sorry for myself. I was even getting angry because I was feeling hopeless. There I was broke starving and growing ever angrier, looking out at the feels of human trash dirtying up the patches of dying grass slowly turning that wonderful brown, that grass color announcing its death. And I realized even though I have nothing to do and no money to do it with anyway but I could step outside myself and make a difference. Now don’t get to hopeful it’s not like I cured cancer. What I did see was I could help pick up the trash but don’t get this wrong, this was somewhat selfish as I was just sick of looking at it and I still had like 24 hours to go before I could leave. So, I went in and got a bag for the trash. But I got more than one bag as when I asked for a trash bag, the lady behind the counter a thick woman with the look of one who once deeply believed in others but was now disheartened. She was stern questioning my need for a trash bag and when I told her it was to pick up trash in her truck stop’s parking lot she became very joyful like one who was under water about to drowned are saved, as she gave me like 4 trash bags. I was like well I don’t know if I am going to pick up that much. I am offering to help not make it a career. So, I now happier myself, went out picking up trash. At first I, must admit I didn’t have much positive thoughts at first but then I became more and more joyful. I just about filled one of the larger trash bags and was tired of bending over to pick the trash up. I went back to the store and up to the cashier to return the unused bags. She said what you did was the most inspirational thing I have ever seen. I want to give you so food as a reward. I was exploding inside so happy and so surprised as I never thought I would get food I only wanted to do something good to make me feel better about my sad situation. She gave me enough food for two meals. That day I realized the power of doing good. But wait there’s more I hadn’t told you. I was not alone I was a truck driver trainer and had a student driver with me. And as luck would have it he too was broke (again it’s those damn stripers) and starving until tomorrow morning just like me. Two sad and angry starving drivers not even able to drive. Well I must admit not to be too harsh on him but he was completely losing it, you would think we were on the Titanic going down after the iceberg that is stripers to one’s wallet. He was also by the way not a supporter of picking up trash for free, something neither of us would do for money all to feel the possible joy of altruism. So back we go she gave me enough for to meals and I could have been selfish and ate it all, thus having two means at least. But no that is not what I did. Instead I offered to share it all with my student as I knew he was starving too. He was shocked to say the least. First because I even picked up the trash (regardless of how he taunted me: yelling that I was crazy), second that I had been rewarded with food the very thing we so desperately needed. And third but not hardly last in how impacting this was to him, it was my sharing the food that I had worked for hours to get all the while not even knowing I would get anything. May we all help others in need.
Creating Our Purpose?
You know I have one message, be a good person, for whatever is the extremely short lives. Life is just too short not to be kind. Our behavior with others will either add to human flushing or it doesn’t. How desperately want acceptance and how desperately we need to accept each other in kindness. I only have one goal: Some people are a bit confused as to what my goals are with my thinking. I am not trying to change minds, I am trying to change the world.
“Expose the Unspeakable harm”
We all can be irrational, but biases that is not even in the interesting point. Because we can all be irrational we have an outright moral obligation to institute accuracy in one’s choices. Which is similar to the potential for harm that beliefs unchecked can and do have, even if it’s just that it contributed to unspeakable harm.
To Feel or Not to Feel?
Slow down, and think, is that even a reality coherent statement?
To think we actually can someone how, like a switch, turn off completely what you feel or wish not to feel. No matter what the external really in every way possible we can know the external pressure against the fragile body our minds are enshrined. One who questions deeply the Reality of Existence every breath you willfully take and wish not abstracted should remind you that you have had your experience to being it all along, that aware was as point begin with feelings in fact, you always feel, unless something is very disrupted, it’s just that sometimes, we are refused to only feeling, for a time, Instead of clear thinking we fail for untruth or half-truths, in the acquisition of extremely traumatizing motivators we are nothing but unchecked feelings and runaway emotions. We are no longer the pilot then, no we have become the plain getting hijacked.
“Don’t be Boxed in by Abstraction”
All we have is “Now,” the here and now awareness is to finally live in what is actually present, anything else is Abstraction. Life itself is education. You are not some abstraction, you’re a body and you feel. So, no extra justification needed, but I still effort to give a justification anyway as I care to inform others if I can. Words are largely emotional projections, with an intentionally attached “emotional biology” created to motivate “emotions” in yourself and others to regulate or deregulate emotions.
Belief Regulation Also Involves Emotional Regulation
If someone challenges a specific point and your minds first response is to employ rhetoric, like oversimplified hasty generalizations or inaccurate half-truths used to imply a further truth that is nothing but a mental evasion from a truth inquiry. If you do this, you seem to exhibit some obscurity in the claimed truth stance offered and not in the court of dialectical scrutiny. Be willing if shown to say, I guess I was a lot surer about the claim until it was critiqued, now I am wanting to learn more about in with you. We Love Generalizations (even if wrong): “We don’t like slow clear accurate thinking, no, we are bias irrational compulsive disordered hasty generalizations thinking beings.” We build our “belief” of the accuracy of our hasty generalizations one assertion at a time. In other words, we add undue increasing assurance because we keep saying it over and over again, not because it’s actually accurate to the facts. We may cherry pick a few facts to support this error in thinking but that is intellectual dishonestly, as if it can be destroyed by the truth it should be.
What is high intellectual character and do you have it???
Life is Hard, you May spend it Alone
Well that is largely a feeling being addressing. We may feel alone but we humans are seldom even alone our lives are filled with people. So, you are talking about a psychosocially mental health issue not a true ontology fact to what you are addressing. I was once alone, in myself, lost from the world. Alone even among others, in fact I once asked for a hug and still felt alone. Why? I was hiding from everyone, even me. I was so scared of being hurt that I was bashing myself to loneliness. But why? I felt people were not trustable, so I started trying to be someone worth trusting. I felt people were not really friendly, so I started trying to be a good friend to others. I felt like hate was to easy I was trying to do what felt impossible, just to freely give love. I want people to know life is hard but there is good people out there even if we have to put it there first.
Attacking the Person?
I strive to attack thinking and not people but I sometimes may use dignity attacks or character attacks about behavior or thinking people are doing. I only say things they can quickly fix or change. Then I will pressure them to change it. My point in doing this is help mirror the bad or errored thinking or behavior so they can change if they wish I try to never do it to hurt anyone as I see this as not a productive and potentially abusive.
You don’t like my truth? Well to be honest I didn’t care much for your lies.
In the honest search for truth there is no sides.
Love and kindness is all we have in the end that makes life sense. I am no better than anyone, I too am just a fragile body alone in the world, if not for the kindness of others. Impress me with your evidence not your evidence devoid options. I am a mental nightmare walking and radical thinker so free it’s like a psychopath taking, king of my jungle, just a mental gainster stalking the menus of unchecked flawed thinking.
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