Almost every day, the government reveals themselves to be the gangsters that they are. In this case, the US Department of Agriculture demands over $90,000 to "settle" $4 Million in fines against a backyard rabbitry. Since I don't have much time to write, I'll let the blogs speak for themselves:
I would like to offer an idea to "crowdsource" amongst the conspirators - I have been mulling a concept that I term "Agorculture", which is Agorism applied to food. I think that individuals respond to different means of propagating a message. Some respond best to intellectual arguments; some respond best to examples, some respond best to artistic messages and some respond to social pressure, unfortunately. Different strokes for different folks. I would like to suggest that the message of anarchy may be most palatable and digestible to those otherwise unreachable, by the mouth. I have long held that the best route to understanding is through the stomach. Across the political spectrum, including those who previously had no interest in politics, across all walks of life, I have observed a skyrocketing interest in food freedom and a growing awareness that the government is not interested in health or safety- government is only interested in power, coercion, fear and violence. Jamie Oliver has revealed this in Food Revolution. Mother Jones has reported that the fight for food freedom has brought together Tea Parties, Hippies and Survivalists: http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/11/tea-party-food-safety-modernization-act see also: http://biggovernment.com/lrlee/2011/05/09/tea-party-and-hippies-unite-food-safety-and-the-presidents-food-safety-czar/
From California to Maine (http://stumblinghomestead.com/blog/2011/05/episode-36-radical-home-ec-with-kelly-coyne-erik-knutzen/ and http://libertynewsradio.com/wire/articles24/2011//00237_Real_Revolutionaries_124317.php ), active, thriving Agorist systems have taken hold (whether they call it that or not) and food sovereignty is being declared. This movement goes by many names, has been adopted by many groups for many reasons and is very much decentralized - Spontaneous Order in action! I think it is awesome! I think that this trend is a great opportunity to share our ideas, educate and enlighten.
Also, every dollar that we deprive from the state is one more dollar that we have and one less that the gangsters can use to enslave us. The more independence we create in our own lives reduces our dependence on the government, both directly and indirectly. As the above articles demonstrate, we should avoid dealing with the government as much as possible.
In addition, I enjoy producing my own food and feel much better for it. Health is another aspect of our lives that we must reclaim from the government. Government policy is directly responsible for the rise of many diseases during the past few decades. Once the government completely takes over and destroys healthcare, we will have no choice but to proactively take responsibility for our own health if we wish to stay alive.
Change through the political process is frustrating and, if we can reclaim liberty in our own lives and share it as a proactive, positive force, we can magnify our efforts and show that freedom works efficiently and effectively and that freedom creates the maximum amount of happiness. We demonstrate that freedom is good.
What do you think?