STATELESS WORLD IS WHAT WE WANT

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STATELESS WORLD IS WHAT WE WANT 

This article is reviewing the concept of having a stateless world. The possibility, benefits and disadvantages of living in a world where “state” is a vocabulary. A number of economists already have demonstrated that we do not need state intention for things to work.

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History has shown us that free markets can led us to a better life. For instance, in the United Kingdom, the light house system has been privately owned and funded for many years.

If you look around, you will discover that all the greatest inventions around the world were due to individual or organizational effort. Think of discovery and introduction of barbed wire was invented by a genius. There is no patent which is due to state effort. That being the case, why can’t we do away with the state altogether?

I’d expect you to argue that the state provides us with healthcare, education, infrastructure and other which are classified as ‘public’ services.

Economic researchers and writers at Mises Institute have found out that the state prefers disorder to legitimize her presence. The state is a body with a monopoly of violence. This is against social progress which does not require monopolists on violence (the state).

Below is an extract from Mises Wire:

“Law is evolutionary and rests on custom, hence it precedes and is independent of the state, and it does not require for its definition and discovery any agency with a monopoly on coercion.”

From the above quote, it is clear that we do not need a state for us to get a condition of law and order. We piety ourselves, for having been blind to the fact that the state is the root cause of our problems.

The state is an illusion which was created by a few people (a minority) at the expense of many people (a majority) who are highly exploited and corrupted using taxes for all types of political favours.

At this point in time, it is important to note that the state of a body with a monopoly of violence. Below is what Mises Institute thinks about the state:

“The state has become the “idol” everyone turns to and worships. Statolatry is without a doubt the most serious and dangerous social disease of our time”

This is a pointer to how we treat and see the state. It has become an idol which is worshipped by a majority of the people. May this is why in part of Kenya you will people say “serikali tunaomba mtusaidie…” translated loosely as “we beg the government to help us…” When floods face us, we play the government for help, when men in Central Kenya spend all their time in drinking the traditional brew and hence fail in rising to the occasion when it comes to marital matters; we turn to the government (our idol).

Anarchocapitalism is spreading fast because it is a revolutionary idea. This is all about dismantling the state and installing in its place a competitive market process. The countries as we know them can be run by a network of private organization or agencies.

We look forward to that day when all public services will be privatized. Imagine a country where there are no public schools, public hospitals, and public parks. Everything is privatized and market forces left to work freely.

Any small advances towards the right direction will be more than welcome. We need lasting solutions for problems ailing our world. This is a perfect way to block “tyranny of numbers” and “tyranny of brains” from taking us into captivity. The two ideologies in Kenya aim at creating a state. I courageously propose that it is time that we abolish the state.

As we propose for significant or transformative changes in our society let us remember that revolutions should not be bloody. There are very good examples out there that we can emulate. Let’s start with the Velvet Revolution and Fall of Berlin wall. The two important events in Eastern Europe were bloodless in ending socialism.

Velvet Revolution occurred in Czechoslovakia where power was transferred without losing loves. It also commonly referred to us the Gentle Revolution. This important revolution occurred between 17th November to 29th December, 1989. The people held successful demonstrations against the Community Party of Czechoslovakia. The demonstrators were made up of both Slovaks and Czechs dissidents as well as students.

The Velvet Revolution effectively brought to an end 41 years of socialism in Czechoslovakia. The revolution led to restoration of democracy in the European country.

The condition is Czech back in 1989 saw the non-violent protestors face armed police with grandees and an assortment of automatic weapons. The Czech Republic held its first democratic elections on June 1990. The last time they had elected their leaders was in 1946.

Revolution can be done peacefully without shedding blood. It’s time to call for the dissolution of states all over the world. This sounds ambitious but that is the way to go for us to solve the challenges facing our world.

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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan writer based in Nairobi City. He holds a Bachelors in Economics and Statistics and is currently pursuing Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from Kenyatta University. Email: info@kerosi.com. Whatsapp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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