ownership of self

New rule: unless you’re in palliative fucking care dying in a hospital alone you’re not allowed to have someone make you breakfast and serve it to you in bed. Especially not from your girlfriend. You’re not a baby, life’s not a womb, it’s horrible, get the fuck out of bed and sit at the table and face up to the crippling anxiety attack that is modern life. What, does she hold your little cock while you make toilet so you don’t get wee wee all over the floor? Wash you with a fucking rag ?? Have some self respect - god damn couples are disgusting. Fucking away in bed like pieces of shit trying to make some sort of child they have to keep alive. Slaving away in some dogshit job trying to save up for a house - stashing all that money away in a big ol’ treasure chest like some sort of fucking pirate ship man. 

Why do you even want a house anyway? Who cares? It’s not the fucking 90s - just go on the internet and just rent a house; it’s easy - stop trying to be like your parents. Owning a house is embarrassing anyway, what, you’re just going to buy some land hmm? Like some sort of colonial shit cunt from England? Got yourself a nice little block of land did ya?  Haven’t you done well for yourself? The dream is over, jesus christ, let it go. If this dueling home ownership thinkpiece-narrative between idealistic self obsessed cowardly fuckheads from Gen Y media and pink skinned fat faced racists from The Daily Telegraph doesn’t end soon i’m going to tie a belt around my neck and the doorknob and just go the full Hutchence.  You’re not special either you baby boomer cunt - if you had fully charged mobile phones with the internet and delivery cocaine and imported goats cheese and $9 milkshakes when you were younger instead of Chiko Rolls and whatever else it is you had; seesaws at the park, glasses of water, cheap cigarettes, free education, a will to live, all that nonsense, if you had what we have you wouldn’t own your precious fucking house, trust me.
You’d be living with me in a sharehouse watching Curb Your Enthusiasm on your laptop drinking tinnies on the floor in your underwear like the piece of shit you really are.

Noise is another tricky issue: sufficiently loud noise can kill people, even moderate levels of noise can be very disturbing, especially at night, but insisting on zero noise would require encasing individual properties in some kind of vacuum flask arrangement.

It is impossible to derive the perfect level of allowable noise simply from the axiom of self-ownership, thus as ever we must fall back on social consensus, ie. politics.

Venus in the 8th House

Originally posted by prettydevil

The 8th House is often a house talked about, for it is a house that is uncomfortably revealing, but also secretive at the same time. With secrets comes shame, and matters of the 8th House aren’t revealed easily. The 8th House at its core represents the ways of merging two souls into one, whether it be through life, death, shared possessions, or through intimate relationships. The merge is often rare and transformative - and is not for the light-hearted.

With Venus in the the 8th House, there are many things hidden, for Venus represents many things. Venus, being the planet of beauty, is a planet of standards and ideals. With a person’s Venus in the 8th House, what the native considers beautiful and ideal is something that is often kept a secret. There may be a feeling of shame for liking the things and people they are attracted to, hence the secrecy. There’s an attraction to the items of life that are often kept in the closet, or not appropriate for casual interactions. For the native, however, casual interactions are dull. There may also be a shame in having or showing self-confidence, for Venus represents the beauty within us. There is a feeling of not revealing the most beautiful parts of yourself because not everybody deserves to see it.

However, when the native chooses to completely own their sense of ideals and standards, there’s a strong sense of empowerment that can come over the native. The 8th House is a house that also represents an individual’s power, and through confident ownership of the self, the native can be intimate and loving with themselves in a way never felt before. Self-acceptance is a concept that natives with this placement can struggle to consistently do, but with each impressive feat, there is an impressive transformation for the better.

The ideals and standards the native can have can also be unpredictable. Perhaps one reason why the native’s ideals are hidden is because the volatile state their ideals can be in. One moment, a simple idea is glorified and loved. The next moment, that same idea is thrown into the trash. With this chaos, there is a secretive intimacy created. For the native, their ideals, what they want, is not just what they want. It’s a special yearning that has gone through hell and back, and it is a yearning that can toss the native in all directions. There is most definitely a strong connection in place.

The native’s standards and ideals aren’t the only things they can create strong connections with. With Venus in the 8th House, there is an attraction to having and keeping intimate relationships. Natives often never completely reveal their romantic relationships with others - and their relationships are often secretive and maybe even scandalous in nature. While the Venus in the 8th native is attracted to intimate relationships, whether those relationships are strong or not is another story. The relationship dynamics seen with Venus in the 8th is tumultuous and chaotic, but interestingly, it is the chaos that keeps the relationship strong and attracts the native to stay. After all, those with Venus in the 8th are picky with their relationships. They would most definitely rather stay in an interesting, but perilous relationship than a peaceful, but bland one.

While the relationships created with Venus in the 8th can most definitely be intimate and strong, at the same time, these relationships can almost instantly disappear, as if it’s never happened in the first place. Regardless of the longevity of their relationships, the relationships a Venus in the 8th native have will always leave a mark, if they choose to invest all of themselves into a relationship. After all, with a Venus in the 8th native, it’s all or nothing. Love transforms the native for the better or worse.

With a strong connection, it’s not surprising that Venus in the 8th natives are skilled in reading other people. It was mentioned earlier that Venus in the 8th natives can go through many ups and downs with the standards and ideals the have. With that being said, there is a secretive knowledge they have with this, and with standards and ideals, it can often say a lot about what a person strives to be. With this knowledge, natives with this placement can easily find a person’s weakness by seeking what the person lacks. The native can also gain a lot of information about others by seeing them at their worst. The native can often see this easily for they often bring and attract situations that would bring the worst out of people.

With the 8th House, it shows a merging between two, and financial matters are included. With Venus generally considered as a benefic planet, there are numerous financial benefits a Venus in the 8th native can have with the relationships they associate with. With family and lovers, through connections, natives can often gain a lot of money and resources. With the planet of charm in the house of intimate relationships, it’s not hard to see why the native often has success in getting what they want. These natives often have a deep relationship with the magnetic charm they possess and can use that charm to benefit not only themselves, but others.

With Venus in the 8th House, it is often a house where the native gains power through self-acceptance and love. There is a strong need for balance with Venus in the 8th House because in order for the native to gain the power they desire, they must involve others. One lesson natives may need to realize is that power can be destructive, and with the connections Venus makes with love and intimacy, this power can be destructive to other people. These natives need to learn that strength in relationships is not only found through the harshest circumstances, but in the most peaceful of times.

“The self-ownership rule may seem obvious, but it is held only by libertarians. Nonlibertarians do not believe in complete self ownership. Sure, they usually grant that each person has some rights in his own body, but they believe each person is partially owned by some other person or entity - usually the state, or society. In other words, we libertarians are the only ones who really oppose slavery in a principled way. Nonlibertarians are in favor of at least partial slavery.

This slavery is implicit in state actions and laws such as taxation, conscription, and drug prohibitions. The libertarian says that each person is the full owner of his body: he has the right to control his body, to decide whether or not he ingests narcotics, works for less than minimum wage, pays taxes, joins an army, and so on.

But those who believe in such laws believe that the state is at least a partial owner of the body of those subject to such laws. They don’t like to say they believe in slavery, but they do. The liberal wants tax evaders put in jail - that is, enslaved. The conservative wants marijuana users enslaved.”

          — Stephan Kinsella, What Libertarianism Is

Does anyone else with 12th house planets feel like a stranger here on Earth? Everyday since I was 8 I sit in solitude and wonder if my souls incarnation here was a mere accident.  I float through life, like a ghost.  I see everyone and everything indulging in the human experience.  The joys, the sorrows and ups and downs that make a human life grand.  Suddenly in the last few months I have come to terms after an entire life of looking for home on Earth, there is no home here for me.

I always dream of the far away places where things are more advanced then this.  This is more value to life then consumption, ownership and the “self.”  I miss home….and home feels like a place I can always go to grow my mind, and share my compassion and there is no ego; no more concern with what I get in return or what is waiting for me in the future.  There are just moments to feel comfortable without feeling empty and dead inside.

Self-ownership and self-acceptance can do wonderful things to the Pisces’ psyche. There is and always will be a theme of predestination with Pisces, a supposed fate of subservient suffering that creates a depressing backdrop to their lives, but resisting such a fate will only make it stronger, and when they realize this, they can find profound liberation. I don’t mean that Pisces need to submit to their pain or succumb to unhealthy sacrificial patterns of behavior; I mean that Pisces need to recognize the healing power they possess, and then they will be able to reap the benefits. Trying to force themselves to be more like other signs is damaging, but growing into their nature is freeing. That is when the Pisces becomes less of a martyr and more of a hero. That is when they discover their strength and realize they don’t have to hurt themselves to help others, that their incredible role as the so-called savior is not hopeless – it’s intended to elevate, not crush, not diminish. Once they see see that it’s not weak to be gentle, compassionate healer, their weakness disappears.

Why do we assume the diamonds pearls need rescuing?(or, on the nature of pearls)

Probably gonna be an unpopular opinion but eh, here goes.

Why is it we as a fandom have come to a consensus that yellow and blue Pearl are hopelessly trapped damsels that need rescuing from their diamonds? Like, I understand we’re biased towards that mindset because of our pearl, but isn’t it possible theyre content where they are, or even happy?

Let’s start with our pearl. She left an unknown master(possibly pink or white diamond, but she may not have belonged to a diamond at all, now that we know other gems have pearl servants(rhodonite, “off-colors”)), to join rose quartz and her rebellion. She hasn’t revealed much info about her previous life but we have a few things. 1. She believes rose saved her(I think these were here words, waaaaay back in roses scabbard), 2. She primarily left to follow rose. She maaaay have left because she desired more than to be someone servant but like…based on relationship with Rose, it seems like our Pearl just wanted to be someone ELSE’s servant, rather than a free gem. She’s grown into the role of self ownership over the years, but it seems likely it hasn’t always been that way. Regardless, we gain no indication from our pearl that being in servitude was particularly abusive, just a rigidly mandated life.

Moving on, let’s observe what we know about pearls from others actions and descriptions. During the contest in the gem drill arc, peridot exposed the fact that pearls are servants, disposable, “meant to stand around and look pretty”, and she is incredibly dismissive of pearl, treating her as an inferior. While on the human zoo, Holly Blue Agate is derisive and commanding of pearl, insulting her openly in front of her “master”. In off-colors, Rhodonite mentions that the Ruby and pearl that constitute her were quickly dropped by the morganite they served when she found out they were fusing. From this, it’s obvious that pearls are definitely seen as lesser by most gems, and disposable by some who own them, but, the idea of treating a pearl well is not entirely alien. Holly Blue jokes about Sapphire’s “patience” with pearl, but she doesn’t seem to find it all that unusual. As well, the only gems we’ve seen be verbally abusive of pearls are peridot(essentially a tech person, so probably not actually much above pearl caste wise), and Holly Blue(literally built to cow underlings into submission, see ‘natures the use of feeling blue?’: “an agate terrifies/a lapis terraforms”). Given that we know that gems seem to feel the same emotions as humans, even if they aren’t exactly encouraged(love; topaz/topaz, YD and BD to PD, grief; Blue diamond all the way, etc), it’s not hard to surmise that gems become attached to their pearl servants.

Next point; many people compare the servant status of pearls as akin to slavery and like…yeah, it kind of is, but isn’t that the position of EVERY gem on homeworld? You serve the purpose you were made for, nothing less, you get no choices. But it seems like we only see pearls as unwilling participants in this system, struggling under the thumb of their masters, when in reality , this is the lot of every gem. But no one assumes Holly Blue, or Jasper, or aquamarine are only doing what they do because they’re made to, it’s assumed these gems, and essentially every homeworld gem who hasn’t explicitly defected, is a horrible monster. It just seems a bit double-standardish.

This is getting waaay long so I’ll hit my last point: Blue and Yellow Pearl themselves. From them, we’ve gotten no indication they dislike their station, or that the diamonds heap any particular abuse on them. If anything, the pearls are treated BETTER than any other gem the diamonds have interacted with. Theyre trusted with important tasks(screening communications with yellow diamond in yp’s case), and given a certain amount of autonomy(when BP investigates Greg and Steven making noises in the bushes near BD, blue diamonds reaction is not anger, but simply asking what she noticed. Blue Pearl is confident enough to move away from her diamond to do something on her own). The diamonds have never commanded the pearls, the closest we’ve seen to this is yellow diamond telling yellow pearl to sing to cheer up BD, and she is far sterner with other gems. To be honest, being a diamonds pearl is probably a higher social status than any other gem. Yellow pearl is responsible for saying who does and doesn’t speak to yellow diamond via communicator, and blue zircon insinuates that Pink Pearl was trusted as Pink Diamonds last line of warning/defense(“where was her pearl?”)

I guess that was a long of boiling down this simple question: why do we assume the pearls WANT rescuing? Why isn’t it possible that yellow and blue Pearl have a fairly good life, and enjoy where they are?

Idk, mostly I wanted to blab about what we know about homeworld and pearls and do some theory crafting so. Yep.

Sun in the 7th House

Originally posted by natureandself

The 7th House rules over your one-on-one interactions with people. Your general and initial relationship dynamics start with the 7th House. With the 7th House, you are face-to-face with another individual, constantly projecting and sharing parts of yourself. In a sense, every interaction you have is a simultaneous exchange and revealing of the self and the other. The 7th House is commonly associated with a mirror.

With the Sun in the 7th House, the self is often found in other people. Natives with this placement can often find pieces of themselves in other people, using those pieces to accumulate a sense of self. However, what this native can struggle with is self-discovery. With any planet in the 7th House, the native relies on the people they interact with to express a certain planet for them. With the Sun in the 7th, the native unconsciously expects people to show or tell them who they are.

With this in mind, self-confidence can be an issue. With any planet in the 7th House, the condition of the planet is dependent on others, which can be inconsistent. The native’s sense of self is inconsistent. The native’s ego in the eyes of the native can frequently change depending on what they receive when they interact with others. It’s important that those with their Sun in the 7th House interact with people who are positive, but also honestly constructive.

While self-discovery and self-ownership is something the Sun in the 7th native struggles with, what the Sun in the 7th native does best is discover others. Since the ego is tied to the house of interactions, the native is quite perceptive and observant of other people. Often, those with their Sun in the 7th can naturally detect what other people need in terms of their ego and sense of self. With the Sun in the 7th, the native chooses to put the spotlight on the other person.

With this in mind, the native can often highlight the other person’s good and bad points. The native, through social nuances, can fulfill the other person’s ego and give a strong sense of confidence to others. In this sense, Sun in the 7th natives can bring others a lot of inspiration. Sun in the 7th natives can be quite likable people, since they are often very diplomatic and pleasant. There is often a warm, safe vibe with these natives.

In relationships, Sun in the 7th natives are quite giving, perhaps even sacrificial. Again, with the spotlight placed onto the other person, the native often prioritizes the needs of the other person before themselves. Those with Sun in the 7th House like to showcase their good relationships, for they feel that their good relationships will show the best parts of themselves. This showcasing can be done consciously or unconsciously, for doing this can be a part of self-expression for the native. The native may have a sense of pride and attachment to the positive relationships they create.

However, where the Sun is located in the chart shows a sensitive point in the natal chart. The relationship dynamics that occur for the Sun in the 7th has a strong effect on them. If the native has a negative, unhealthy relationship with someone, that relationship will take a toll of them. Sun in the 7th natives can be quite offended when others offend the people they value interacting with. To hurt the people they care about hurts them also. Sun in the 7th natives are very protective of their relationships, for the better or worse.

Since the native is comfortably inclined to put the spotlight on themselves, a few things can occur: a lack of self-awareness and a lack of caring for the self. When this placement is undeveloped, the native can be quite hypocritical. While the native is skilled at finding characteristics of others, they can struggle to find characteristics in themselves. This can result in the native pointing out the negative aspects of other people, but refusing to point those same negative aspects in themselves. This is because the native can often struggle to own themselves, positively and negatively.

With this lack of ownership, the native can also struggle to take care of themselves mainly because they can place other people over themselves. There’s a natural tendency to conceal the native’s personal needs because they either aren’t aware of what they need, or because they believe their needs deserve to be fulfilled after the person they’re interacting with. People who often interact with the native can feel as if they’re talking to themselves, because the presence of the native is so hidden.

With the 7th House also being the house of open enemies, those who dislike the native will most likely attempt to attack the native’s ego. The native’s ego and sense of self is easily accessible to those who dislike the native. This accessibility can often account for the sensitivity found in the Sun in the 7th natives. The native will often dislike individuals who are overly egotistical and arrogant, but at the same time, they can refuse to see the arrogance they have in themselves at certain times.

Touching Base with Ancoms

Where we can agree:

1. Dismantling the State

Both ancaps and ancoms want an abolition of coercive State power. Disarming the systematic oppressors is how we will end systematic oppression. 

2. Human Entitlement to the Product of our Labor

While we disagree on how capital fits into the equation (or if it fits at all), both ancaps and ancoms agree that the product of our labor is an extension of the right to self-ownership and non-coercion. 

3. Right to Life

All anarchists agree that humans have an inherent right to stay alive. Where we differ is how that right applies.

Ancaps believe that negative rights, like the right not to be murdered or assaulted, cover the right to live by enabling people to acquire their means of survival without interference. Ancoms, on the other hand, believe that positive rights to things like food, water, and shelter are needed to truly guarantee the right to live.

This is a significant difference, but I believe our intentions are the same - we want people to be able to stay alive without interference. 

4. Minority Rights

A core part of anti-Statism is the protection of minorities from State persecution. LGBTQA+, women, religious minorities, people of color, non-binary people, and all other marginalized members of society should enjoy the same inherent rights as everyone else. Both ancaps and ancoms want to dismantle the State to stop persecution of the historically oppressed. 

5. Peace and Good-Will

Regardless of our differences in philosophy, I truly believe that most ancaps and most ancoms want to see a world that is better for everyone. We’re tired of hierarchy and coercion being substitutes for voluntary exchange and authentic compassion. A world built on oppression, coercion, thievery, and blind mob mentality is one we’d like to see give way to a brighter future, with the oppressive arm of the State forever broken. And hey, we’re in the minority. Can we really afford to be at each other’s throats? I think we already know the answer.

The Houses and Points in a Natal Chart

The Ascendent/Rising/ACE

  • The way you express your inner self (sun/moon/other personal planets)
  • Prominent characteristics at face value
  • Your automatic response to individuals in your environment
  • Self awareness
  • Physical individuality
  • Appearance
  • How you adapt to your outer environment
  • Physical meeting

1st House

  • The physical self
  • Physical incarnation
  • Self-image, how you see yourself, how you choose to project yourself
  • How you see the world around you
  • How the world sees you
  • How you direct yourself

2nd House

  • Values (personal and material)
  • Material possessions (from your clothes, food, your bed ect)
  • Money
  • Personal resources
  • Things you have ownership of
  • Talents and skills
  • Self-worth
  • How we accumulate resources
  • What we base our self esteem off

3rd House

  • Communication
  • Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Topics you are interested in learning/talking/writing about
  • How you learn
  • Siblings
  • Short distant travels (under and hour from the home)
  • The ‘neighbourhood’/local area/town
  • Manner of speech

Imum Coeli

  • What’s hidden from the outside world
  • The inner self
  • Our roots/core foundations
  • Introversion
  • Privacy
  • Ancestors
  • What we want/need to feel secure

4th House

  • Home
  • Family
  • The mother (or least dominant parent)
  • Parents in general
  • Childhood
  • Inherited patterns and mannerisms
  • Family environment
  • Your upbringing
  • Security
  • The family you create as an adult
  • Land (property)

5th House

  • Casual romance
  • Casual sex
  • Flirting
  • Parties
  • Games
  • Games of speculation
  • Creativity and creative expression
  • Things you do for fun
  • Children (others and your own)
  • Recreational activities
  • Sports
  • Relaxation and entertainment

6th House

  • Health, health problems, how you care for your health
  • Casual work, service and work ethic
  • The nature of the work environment
  • Employees
  • Co-workers
  • Daily routine
  • Pets and small animals


  • Self projection (the qualities of yourself you project onto others)
  • Who you attract
  • Interaction with others
  • Awareness of others
  • The partner
  • The desire for relationship
  • Commitment

7th House

  • The marriage, romantic and/or business partner
  • Best friends
  • How you relate to others
  • Open/public enemies
  • Who you attract
  • One-to-one relationships
  • Who you feel attracted to

8th House

  • Union
  • Other people’s money and material possessions
  • Other people’s values
  • Shared resources
  • Birth-death-regeneration
  • Sexual union
  • Inheritance
  • Deep research
  • The spirit realm
  • Death and the dead
  • Metaphysics
  • Occult and powers
  • Psychology
  • The hidden/secrets
  • Vulnerability and powerlessness
  • Astral projection
  • Paranormal experiences
  • Healing

9th House

  • Spirituality
  • Set religions
  • Higher learning
  • University/College
  • Philosophy
  • Travel
  • Higher perspective
  • Beliefs
  • In-laws
  • Foreign affairs
  • Other cultures
  • Specialisation in an area of study


  • Public image
  • Projected characteristics to the public
  • Outer self
  • Ambition
  • Nature of career

10th House

  • The father (dominant parent)
  • Outer environment
  • Public life, how you are seen by the public (those who don’t know you at all)
  • Social status
  • Career/vocation
  • Career position
  • Public recognition
  • Authority figures
  • Your internet persona

11th House

  • Friends
  • Acquaintances
  • Group activities
  • Clubs and societies
  • Hopes and wishes
  • Society
  • Shared interest/cause
  • Sense of belonging
  • Community

12th House

  • The self undoing
  • The unconscious
  • Karma
  • The collective unconscious
  • Solitude
  • The deep spiritual realm
  • Hidden enemies
  • Dreams  
  • Confinement
  • Subconscious fears
  • Surrender
  • Zen Meditation
  • Astral projection #2
  • Psychological problems
  • Transcendence of consciousness
  • Vices that we use/do for pleasure
  • Self destructive patterns
  • Addictions
  • Paranormal experiences #2
  • Psychic phenomena
  • Healing #2

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Some words to the wise. Shooting Advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not, you should get one and learn how to use it:

A; Guns have only two enemies rust and politicians.
B; Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
C; Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.
D; Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.
E; Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.
F; The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.
G; The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - cheat if necessary.
H; Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets … You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, cause it’ll be empty.
I; If you’re in a gun fight:
1/ If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.
2/ If you’re not loading, you should be moving,
3/ If you’re not moving’, you’re dead.
J; In a life and death situation, do something … It may be wrong, but do something!
K; If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
L; You can say ‘stop’ or 'alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.
M; You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

Gravity's Prey

We change with the weight of time, our
sarcasm as a genealogy of repentance
lifting us to an-other gait toward redemption

and yet our words follow us, belonging
in ownership of Self relying only on now as,
a moment too soon, the flutter be-comes lost

like shifting sands aloft, foretold in
the breath of air, (which just sustains me)
I become this moment of elevation

a geometry of cynicism thrust against
the glare of my own honesty and in
that instance I am the flame of intention

© K. James Ribble

Things seem to be freest in Nature when no artificial arrangement is interposed to prevent their association in the manner most conducive to their growth and most in harmony with the conditions of their being. If this be so, it will apply to man and to society. Man is the cosmos in miniature. Society has been his greatest curse in one respect. It has coaxed him into selling his individuality, and burying it in collectivity. As soon as a man is prompted to follow some wholesale law of growth, his neighbor stands ready with the warning: “But you must not forget that you are a member of society; you do not own yourself; society owns you.” This is the most fatal heresy that ever seduced the race. Human progress never will begin in earnest till every man is taught to feel his own divinity. 
—  Henry Appleton from What is Freedom and When Am I Free?
Scientific Inquiry Leads to Anarchism

All scientific inquiry begins with observation and proceeds with logic.


  • I exist in time as a singular subject of experience and action.

  • I and I alone inhabit this existence throughout time. None other can inhabit this existence with me.

  • The same is true of every human individual in existence.


  • I and I alone have exclusive rightful claim to control and direction of this existence, because no other can produce a higher rightful claim to this existence I inhabit than I can as its sole director and inhabitant.

  • This produces the strongest ownership claim in the known universe, being completely fixed and unseverable. This is my self-ownership.

  • The same is true of every human individual in existence.


  • I own my past and its manifestation in all forms. This is my property.

  • I own my present and its manifestation in all forms. This my bodily liberty in the theater of nature.

  • I own my future and its manifestation in all forms. This is my life.

  • Only I rightfully bear all responsibility and consequence for my existence and its manifestations, as I direct them. This is my personal responsibility.

  • I and I alone may freely choose with whom I will associate, in any and all ways, at any and all times, to any and all degrees. This is my freedom of association.

  • When any aspect of my existence is violated, I alone bear responsibility for its defense and restoration, because it is mine alone.

  • All individuals, without reservation or exception, are equal in self-ownership of, and personal responsibility for, their respective existence in time and all its manifestations.

  • No individual has the right to rule or otherwise coerce or violate any aspect of another individual’s existence, to usurp their self-ownership.

  • The only just interaction between individual self-owners is that which is consented to by all parties to the interaction, and engaged in voluntarily.

  • All individuals, without reservation or exception, and according to their individual preference, possess absolute freedom of association and collaboration for their mutual protection, aid, and benefit and for the protection, aid, and benefit of any others, as they choose, by consent.

These conclusions we come to, through the application of intellect in the form of logic to what is observably true and correct. From these conclusions spring infinite possibilities, restricted only—as is just—by equality of self-ownership, by personal responsibility, and by individual preference. These conclusions underpin spontaneous, uncoerced, natural order on which can develop truly just and civilized society.

This is the meaning of ‘anarchy’, of existence without rulers.

— Jessica Smith, Voluntaryist