Ars Politica - Ep41: Anarcho-Tyranny

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Anarcho-Tyranny, A Definition:

Selective enforcement of laws, for the purpose of control.

The term anarcho-tyranny was introduced by Samuel T. Francis in 1992. The National Review staff summarized the term in 2011 as "anarcho-tyranny describes that stage from governmental dysfunction in which the state is anarchically hopeless at coping with large matters but ruthlessly tyrannical in the enforcement of small ones." Francis described it as "the failure of the state to enforce the laws and, at the same time, the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent”.

“We refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy), so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).” Samuel Francis

Francis: The “criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent,” Francis expounded, is achieved in such a state through: “exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation; the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools; the imposition of thought control through ‘sensitivity training’ and multiculturalist curricula; ‘hate crime’ laws; gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally; and a vast labyrinth of other measures.”

Jerry Pournelle provides his own variation on this theme: "We do not live by rule of law, because no one can possibly go a day without breaking one or another of the goofy laws that have been imposed on us over the years. No one even knows all the laws that apply to almost anything we do now. We live in a time of selective enforcement of law.”

AT is where "government increasingly lets criminal and dependent elements dominate public life while directing the heavy hand of the State onto people who are basically peaceful” https://wirkman.com/2019/08/16/free-migration-is-not-on-the-table-anarcho-tyranny-is/

Decriminalization of non-European activities with the increasingly regulated or criminalization of European social activities.

“The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.” Ayn Rand

Examples:

  • Certain violent groups are allowed to protest without masks during the lockdown. But poor, small business owners weren’t allowed to open up to feed their family.
  • People with particular political affiliations are allowed to destroy public property, but others are imprisoned even for speaking against the establishment.
  • Elected officials and senators get to throw parties, but common people can’t even attend funerals or religious places during COVID-19.
  • Petty crimes of some people are punished disproportionately, but actual criminals are allowed to roam free.
  • Invasion of personal rights through excess control or regulation.
  • Censorship of free speech and press freedoms. Not to mention the media itself lying to people for biased propaganda.
  • Public slander in the form of defamation, bullying, harassment or cancel culture for having a different opinion.
  • Use of digital or tech devices to spy on people in order to collect their personal data.
  • auto crime rises, law-abiding citizens need more insurance and must fight insurance claims, but criminals are not punished or restricted
  • a Trump supporter was maced by Antifa protestors, who also threw rocks at his truck. The Trump supporter pulled a gun on them, and he was arrested by police, who had done nothing to prevent Antifa from attacking him.
  • Kyle Rittenhouse defends himself from attackers. He is prosecuted. His assailants are not. He is attacked by the media, courts, politicans, state. His attackers are protected by the media, courts, politicians, state. Rittenhouse defends himself, powers that be attack him. Black nationalist guy plows car into parade of white children, media doesn’t even mention it.
  • Kyle crossed state lines (!), but illegal aliens cross the border without a care. Libs go down to the border to weep and moan about their mistreatment.
  • Crime against whites is ignored. Whites breathe wrong and their persecuted. Pedro Gonzales says: "Libs will interpret your body language and write a 7,000 word article about why breathing a certain way proves you're racist but when a literal black nationalist deliberately slams his car into a crowd of people we aren't allowed to notice patterns.” https://twitter.com/emeriticus/status/1462900671309570048
  • Masks, social distancing, vax required for normal white existence, but not for BLM riots, gay parades, elites’ gala events, etc
  • Burnout over rainbow walkway is felony, but burning entire cities is “peaceful protests”. Or, casual stroll into the nation’s capital is “insurrection” wrothy of the full punitive force of the government, but an entire year or three of catastrophically violent mobs are excusable grievances worthy of empathy and concessions.
  • Perhap smost stark is the overt anti-white racism permitted in academia and media, businesses and government; contrasted next to the increasing strictures which whites must abide in order not to appear bigoted. No other people have policed speech like whites (only whites are not allowed to utter certain words in public [nigger, etc]. Everyone else can utter anything that they please.)
  • Anarcho-tyranny is how hoodlums can toss statues into rivers with impunity, while citizens disgusted by Black Lives Matter street graffiti are charged with “hate crimes”
  • Anarcho-tyranny is how rioters can shut down highways and byways on a whim without fear of arrest, while commuters trying to escape the window-smashing barbarians obstructing traffic are charged with “assault”
  • Anarcho-tyranny is how 1,000 black militia members can take over the streets in Georgia and point their guns at motorists as they demand reparations, while white citizen militia members in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico have been smeared publicly as racists and face injunctions for peacefully defending their neighborhoods.
  • We see the drift in this country, with the Patriot Act and its spawn at airports and in random searches of law-abiding citizens—all because our own overclass will not enforce standing laws against illegal immigration and does nothing to halt the transformation of American society by millions of aliens.
  • Various Examples: https://westernman.org/anarcho-tyranny/

Results/Effects:

  • No Trust: cops and public officials are no longer trustworthy. As they selectively enforce the laws against law-abiding citizens.
  • Engenders lawlessness: both among the already criminal classes and among the usually law-abiding classes. Both groups begin to think: Why obey the laws when the system never penalizes you?

Broader Perspective: The Managerial System

  • anarcho tyranny is controlled chaos, harnessed power used by certain people to propel society in a certain direction. F-16 analogy: pilot sits atop a powerful explosion that he carefully harnesses, controls, and directs to propel the whole thing toward certain headings.
  • TA is a strategy that rest inside a managerial system of government where the historically innocent are the new criminals because their self-reliance, ability to self-govern, lack of need for managerial government threatens the new status quo; and thus the old “criminals" are now merely the useful tools to oust the new criminal innocents into committing wrongthink or a badact - to defend themselves, for instance, with a gun. This allows the managerial system to swoop in to penalize the good citizen.
  • Francis: TA is ‘’A concept where the state is more interested in controlling citizens so that they don’t oppose managerial class, rather than tending to real criminals. Laws are argued to be enforced selectively depending on what is beneficial to the ruling elite.’’

Sources:

  • Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Managerial_state#Anarchy_and_tyranny
  • Francis: https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/anarcho-tyranny-u-s-a-5/
  • Globally: https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/global-anarcho-tyranny/ https://web.archive.org/web/20060928023136/http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/Chronicles/2005/April2005/0405Francis.html
  • https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/131469-david-pinsen/5573521-anarcho-tyranny
  • https://www.amren.com/commentary/2020/07/one-nation-under-anarcho-tyranny/

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