James Sweet: Voices of Dissent

If you are a voice of dissent, you have a unique opportunity. You live in a time that puts you at an advantage to change the world for the better. It’s true that the world is always changing; change is the only constant. But I am convinced that you have a strong say in how it will change. This is a time when the despotic rackets of the world behave like cornered rats, becoming more vicious in their desperation. You have a choice of whether to let them bite you or to bring down your heel. What will you do?

James Sweet: Voices of Dissent
**The following essay was written by James Sweet and published on July 26, 2002. “Voices of Dissent” was originally published on antistate.com and is reprinted here on Bitcoin.com for historical preservation. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any opinions, content, accuracy or quality within the historical editorial.**

It seems easy enough for one to find a constant and steady outpouring of ethical and utilitarian arguments against the State, but precious few that deal with how to dismantle said State, or at least how to live more freely in its midst. I’ve put in some advice of my own on the practice of anarchy (see, “A Plan of Direct Action,” and the sequel and e-mail me with any input of your own or if you’d like to see it put into action) and while the “how”-to-“why” ratio on the Internet and elsewhere is still pretty meager, there’s a growing amount of practical advice out there. Any good search engine will turn up some leads regarding self-sufficiency untaxed commerce, even monkeywrenching if you have time to kill… For the next couple of decades.

Financial non-participation is the second biggest factor in the State’s demise. Tax resistance, and intentionally drawing funds away from the government via the welfare system, have already gone a long way toward collapsing the system under its own weight.

But the biggest factor is…

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