Are startup societies a way of building the infrastructure for pan-secessionist action?
If the objective of pan-anarchism/anarcho-pluralism is the replacement of states with societies organized on the basis of decentralized, voluntary associations, then a question that arises involves the issue of what kinds criteria individual communities would have to meet of qualify as legitimate voluntary associations of these kinds. The Startup Societies Foundation offers a pretty good set of standards, all of which are rooted in the “exit principle,” i.e the right to leave if you don’t like what people around you are doing.
- No democide.
- No arbitrary laws.
- No impossible cost to exit.
- No surveillance for blackmail.
- No psychological control without freedom of speech.
- No torture.
- No ignoring sovereignty.
- No fraud.
- No red market economy.
- No aggressive military action.
Click here to learn more about these ten rules.
An interesting conference on startup societies is coming up next month at Georgetown University. Get the details here. Startup societies may be a way to develop the infrastructure that is needed for a broader pan-secessionist action against central governments and the global corporatocracy. Anarchist and other radical organizations develop into intentional communities, which then develop into startup societies, which then develop into regional secession movements, with infrastructure, political organizations, media, militias, etc. of their own.
Startup Societies Foundation does not endorse any ideology or ideal society. We believe that there must be a multiplicity of options to test, from private cities and SEZs to collectivized communes. Their success depends on empirical evidence. In order to apply the scientific method to societies, we must have a large sample size
What is a startup society? Here are some examples.
Startup societies are disrupting the industry called government. New methods of governance are being experimented with that promise to make the old dinosaurs of social control go extinct.
When new governments are formed, people can vote with their feet for the best style of governance.
If people want to join a commune, they can go right ahead, but they won’t be able to force others into the mix with them.