20 years ago the cypherpunks of the new internet era came up with vast ideas describing privacy, anonymity, and encryption. Some of them brought these ideas to practice.
***The following is a featured manifesto written in 2015 by Jamie Redman that first appeared on the website notbeinggoverned.com (the site is no longer under maintenance). There’s also a video below of the entire transcript.***
Today we live in a world where we have the tools to bring about a new era of living. Life without third-party intrusion and parasites meddling in our wealth and private affairs. Decentralized services are slowly making us all nodes in a mesh pattern of pure human action. The ideas of anarchy are coming to life. Things like Tor, I2P, Bitcoin, Bittorrent, the Pirate Bay, online data houses, the Silk Road, Open Bazaar, Defense Distributed, 3D printing, mesh networking, encrypted chat and messenger services, so many ideas are spontaneously rising. These are the subliminal messages of anarchy dropped into the eyes of society. The idea is the very root of Agorism to create a wonderful counter-economy and completely vacate the state. Now the information era is upon us.
After the financial crash, many went to the streets to “occupy”. The idea was to occupy government and all things related. To get the voice heard and spread true direct democracy. Yet this a fallacy. Just as you cannot decimate an idea. You cannot ask a parasite to help you out. The idea of Occupy Wall Street was to simply be heard and get help from the government. More government is the last thing people need. Being heard by the government never happens. When you cry that the children and students in your country are in debt, it’s an utter absurdity to cry for more government. They are the very creators of the problem. Look what it got Occupy. They brought in the police state. They showed everyone around the globe who was boss by shutting you down with a gigantic slap on the face. People got beaten and