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Re: [ANARCHY] Town posts armed guards to stop contraband entry



I read about this too, it's not really a voluntary society in a libertarian sense.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-02/mexican-town-overthrew-their-local-government-and-things-are-going-great

From here is linked to a Vice article (and video) about this place:

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/gykaq9/a-town-in-mexico-overthrew-their-local-government-things-couldnt-be-going-better

If you watch the vid, one guy works as a professor at a technical university, and he gets nominated by his peers and elected to be one of the 12 "councilmen" or whatever they call it. It's notable that he doesn't have a choice in the matter and has to quit his university job for 25% salary as one of the councilmen.

If your neighbours decide you're standing for election, it doesn't seem you have a choice. If they then elect you, you don't have a choice either.

On 3 July 2018 at 18:44, Steven Schear <schear.steve AT gmail.com> wrote:
Though some residents complain they are almost required to pay for this protection. 

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 9:42 AM Zenaan Harkness <zen AT freedbms.net> wrote:
A Mexican Town Overthrew Their Local Government And Things Are Going
Great
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-02/mexican-town-overthrew-their-local-government-and-things-are-going-great

 The town of Cherán, Mexico was once plagued…
 Cherán is now run by autonomous groups of armed individuals…
 members of an autonomous militia — guard every entrance to the town,
 looking for strangers with contraband…

 “Contraband” would be considered political propaganda posters of
 those who claim the right to rule other human beings.

 …Cherán has achieved something unthinkable in Michoacán: a dramatic
 drop in murder rates, with rates for other serious crimes hovering
 at nearly zero. For those in Mexico, especially in an election year
 marred by wanton political murders, Cherán stands as proof that, in
 the country’s entrenched cycle of violence, the key ingredient to
 that violence is the state.




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