14 March 2012
WORDS have POWER. In order to further delegitimize the state, we must take place names back for ourselves and refuse to use the legal place names they have declared for us. So when conversing with others, use the name of the watershed, coast or mountain range you hail from rather than the name of the town, city, state or nation you live in. And when referring to or writing the (ahem) United States, refer to it as 'the untied states'. Language is yet another way that we can withdraw our consent... and can be a great way to start a conversation about voluntaryism!
An inquisitive alien visits the planet to check on our progress as a species, and gets into a conversation with the first person he meets. The alien discovers that we live under the rule of a thing called "government", and wants to understand more about what "government" is, what it does, and why it exists.
Produced and voiced by Graham Wright, based on part of the talk by Larken Rose at the Free Your Mind Conference 2011, which can be found here.