This documentary is the condensed package of why the state is inherently antithetical to human flourishing. I grew up conservative from the South with all the neo-con trappings that with with my decision to join the military as an Air Force Officer to "fight for freedom" and to "serve my country". Many voices in this documentary are the voices that have shattered my world view and have helped me build a more coherent understanding of human behavior, human interaction, and human flourishing.No doubt this documentary will come under attack from the "establishments" of the "left" and "right", if it's truly allowed the see the light of day on mainstream outlets where the "3x5 card of allowable opinion" (credit: Tom Woods for this phrase) often doesn't make room for anything but solidarity with state action and state power.The more I catch up with libertarian and anarcho-capitalist thought and bodies of work, the more I am continually humbled by the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding I still need to pursue. This was a phenomenal documentary and will be a crowing achievement for a technological era that is still forming.
The obvious unhappy academics disputing the right of the government to make laws, tax and govern in general. I noticed the White academics in office or library settings in ridiculous stark contrast to the two black contributors one on the front porch and the other in an militant store is pretty sad even if unintentional. You going to tell me they couldn't find a couple of black academics to contribute to this documentary? The documentary also spent a fair amount of time explaining that anarchy does not mean what society has made it out to be that it is meaning to live without rulers. Sounds like these guys lament the old hippy compounds of the 1960's and 1970's. Maybe their parents or grandparents were hippie's? I watched the whole thing hoping they had something to say about violence. They basically summed up wars as a tool to make money for Governments.
Great movie. I really liked Jeff Deist's section on taxation, and Thaddeus Russell is right, school IS a prison.
A man's natural rights are his own, against the whole world and any infringement of them is equally a crime. Whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, or by millions calling themselves a government.
The strongest voices in true libertarian ideology are exhibited in this amazing documentary. It appears that critics of this title are just angry because the doc didn't reenforce their pre conceived notions.Doc goes into the origin of the state and why it is immoral. some people don't like it when you argue with their "right" to other peoples possessions