You probably see the inequities and corruption in our system. Maybe you see the many ways it is possible that human beings can work together to create voluntary systems and even *effective rules without the need for a ruling class*. Heck, humans created computers, pizza, and rocket ships!
So yay, I'm glad you are "with it", philosophically and you may even see how Voluntaryism can work, practically (https://steemit.com...law-without-gov). So, it is reasonable for you to ask, "How can we get there from here?" and/or "What can I do to help?"
It's a common *misconception* that Libertarians, Minarchists, Agorists, and Anarchists (hereinafter "Voluntaryists" and yes taking some liberties, in the name of keeping it as simple as possible) favor violent revolution. Actually, most often it is the opposite that is true. Most every Voluntaryist I've met realizes the path to a peaceful world, absent involuntary government, is most likely obtainable via a peaceful path. Why build a peaceful world on a foundation of violence?
So how can we "get there" peacefully?
I look around at what my fellow Voluntaryists - and even people who don't label themselves that - are doing and I see us coming at the solution from many directions. I see each of these "ways" as intersections in a "safety net". As this net gets more dense, the need for government is reduced and the more ways people can transition more peacefully from involuntary government to systems of voluntary governance. Here are some ways I see:
- *Educate yourself*. Read books or watch videos. Whatever it takes. Books have some advantages, including: (a) being a form of meditation, (b) increasing your patience, (c) exercising your brain, (d) increasing your reading comprehension, and (e) making you a better writer so you don't sound like a dumbass when you write. Here are some books and authors I recommend: Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. The Conscious Resistance by Derrick Broze. The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose and Freedom by Adam Kokesh are thin and packed with bang for the buck. And if you really want to understand Voluntaryism on a deep philosophical level, read http://Mises.org, Bastiat, Hayek, and Rothbard.
- *Spread the word*. Media & propaganda are powerful. Spreading the word via films, animations, articles, conversations, and debates. There are a lot of myths out there to be dispelled! Here is one: Myth: America has free market capitalism (https://ClearSay.net/myth-america-has-free-market.asp).
- *Communicate censorship-free*. Steemit.com is the most popular decentralized blockchain-based social media site that has no censorship and where you can get paid for your posts. Heck, it's probably the ONLY social media site that meets those prerequisites. And right now with Google and Facebook amping up their censorship and general reduced friendliness toward libertarians, I see Steemit.com as having a huge amount of potential to be a haven for free expression.
- *Replace the "need" for government watchdogs*. Peer-to-Peer review/reputation apps like http://Yelp.com and http://ConsumerReports.com. Here we can even change the "punishment paradigm" toward restitution, rehabilitation, and in the worst cases, ostracization.
- *Self sufficiency*. Another common misconception about Voluntaryism is that everyone must be self sufficient. Most of us know that certain basic needs like security, connection, efficiency, variety, sustainability, etc., are best met by interacting with, trading with, and getting along with our fellow humans. That said, we all benefit when more of us can survive on our own (and teach others to do so), or at least feed and defend ourselves and our families if and when necessary. Examples: Learn to garden. Rainwater collection. Solar and wind. Study nutrition. Martial arts. Firearm safety and use.
- *Access to information*. Via the Internet, more people have access to see the many ways involuntary government is inefficient, corrupt, and the many ways it is failing us. Exposure to other kinds of thought/culture can also create more acceptance and humility, which are key to letting go of wanting to control others by proxy of involuntary government. Support open source.
Finally: I see some well done dystopian films that serve as warnings. 1984 and Brave New World come to mind. What I'd like to see more of (haven't seen one yet, really) is a film showing a person from this world somehow transported into a Voluntaryist region. We could go sci-fi with it where "transported" means dimensional or time travel OR we could go very realistic where some people form a State-less society in some region. Anyway, there would be some seeing that world through the eyes of a Statist and how he'd be asking questions like, "Wow! How is it so many people are so prosperous?"