Here you will find:
Wirewatch posts are news blurbs, snippets from other news articles across the web.
Newswatch posts are news blurbs, snippets from other news articles across the web, with a little istate commentary added to the snippets. The main features of Newswatch are iGun, iScience, iPrepper, and iLulz.
Here is an outline of the focus of our content:
We feature content that primarily falls into on of these four categories:
Action – Stories about people taking action to create or defend liberty.
Futurisim– Stories about tech and science creating opportunities for liberty to more effectively emerge.
Alerts – Stories about threats to liberty
Living – Fun stories, entertainment, Paul’s Weekly top 100 songs, and more- stories that give us all a time-out from the hard slogging of battling for the advancement of liberty.
Here is the underlying philosophy behind iState:
iState follows the VisPrivus path.
Here is how Paul Gordon, the founder of iState, defines VisPrivus:
“I call myself a VisPrivusion (I coined the word). It comes from the Latin Vis- Power, and Privus- Individual. For me, it means anyone who advocates for tipping the balance of power always towards individuals and free associations over coercive enterprises (the state) starting first and foremost with yourself.
A Visprivusian is not necessarily an Anarchist, but is happy to continue, as far as human reality allows, down the path towards the strengthening of individual and free association power and the ever-diminishing power of the coercive enterprise.”
iState advocates for the smallest state possible, the state of i (yourself). But we hope to walk with as many people as we possibly can toward a goal of, at the very least, diminishing the role of ‘the state’ (what we like to refer to as the coercive enterprise) in our lives.
Are you a potential iStater? Here is the simple question to ask yourself:
Do I prefer the state or do I think it’s a necessary evil? The key word here is NECESSARY. If you believe the STATE is NECESSARY, but you’d prefer it wasn’t, then you are an iStater. You are willing to go down the path to discover if we as humans can govern ourselves, can magistrate ourselves, without the current model of human governance that we have, the state, or the coercive enterprise, in place.
In that spirit, iState will cover news and views from within that wide range of ‘governance’ perspectives (you might call it politics). But, at our core, we support reduction of dependence on coercive associations and greater dependence on non-coercive associations.
We wish to help facilitate conversations and actions that take us down a path of exploring the possibility of less and less coercive association in our lives. We also hope to have fun on the way, so we’ll cover some of the ‘glitter’ of the world around us.
If you’re willing to travel down the path toward the rise of individual and free association power with us, even if you believe coercive enterprises are a NECESSARY evil, then you are an iStater. Welcome to the state of one.
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