Posts tagged anarchy

We don’t need no water, let the motherfucker burn

Shared Article from studentsforliberty.org

I’m Just Asking Y’all to Burn It Down

In a recent Students For Liberty blog post, my fellow campus coordinator and close friend, Wade Craig, wrote of how the torch in SFL’s logo represen…

Kelly Kidwell @ studentsforliberty.org


Fire is bright and full of power. Fire is ungovernable and unafraid, passionate and even angry. Perhaps most importantly, fire has no masters. To become truly free, we lovers of liberty need to push for radical, meaningful change. We must channel our inner fire to burn down that which keeps us from living as freely as possible.

Burning it down means freeing oneself from the chains of the State and the culture that allows it to thrive. It means questioning everything, not accepting things as they are, but trying to discover what they should be. Burning it down means challenging oppression, rejecting the idea that people need masters, and taking control of your own life. It means loving fiercely, living virtuously, and speaking out against injustice. Burning it down means taking the rage that you have at those that steal, murder, and enslave without recourse, and channeling that rage into something constructive. It means innovation, learning, and even a little dancing. Burning it down means spreading liberty like wildfire.

Forest fire, though it may seem vicious, is an important ecological process. It destroys the old and the outdated, and makes room for succession forests, which become vibrant ecosystems, full of new life. So too must we destroy the State, eradicate oppression, and make way for complete liberation. The time has come for liberty-lovers to shift their focus from policy-making, getting out the vote, and cautiously stepping towards small government. Let’s burn it down already!

— Kelly Kidwell, I’m Just Asking Y’all to Burn It Down
Students for Liberty Blog (17 November 2014)

Friday Lazy Linking

Friday Lazy Linking

  • Anarchy in DC. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-06-01). The Molinari Society will be holding its eighth annual Symposium (or seventh or ninth, depending on how one counts; let’s just say our Year 8 Symposium) in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in Mordor, I mean Washington DC, December 27-30, 2011. Here’s the latest schedule... (Linked Wednesday 2011-06-01.)

Monday Lazy Linking

Monday Lazy Linking

  • Gratitude Attitude, Part 2. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-04-29). Are you sick of those t-shirts that say “If you love freedom thank a veteran”? Check out the Molinari Institute’s newest t-shirt, which reads “If you love freedom thank an anarchist,” thus honouring both those anarchists who’ve been in the forefront of struggles for freedom in the past (e.g. the... (Linked Friday 2011-04-29.)

  • The “book” is dead. Mark, dive into mark (2011-04-29). David Flanagan, author of JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, writes: For 15 years I’ve been one of those lucky authors who has been able to support himself and his family almost entirely on book royalties. But the publishing industry has been in decline and my royalties checks have decreased more-or-less steadily... (Linked Saturday 2011-04-30.)

  • maybe i just don't understand the meaning of leadership. Captain Capitulation, eye of the storm (2011-04-29). maybe i just don't understand the meaning of leadership. obama's visit to tuscaloosa today (then off to the scuttled shuttle launch!) was a bigger story than the aftermath of the disaster. ok he was there, but the practical steps he took he took from dc last night. it's a constant... (Linked Saturday 2011-04-30.)