Could There Be A Truly Human Society?

To live by the simple principle “Thou Shalt Not Steal” is what allows an individual Man to become truly wise, truly Human.

What, then, would a Truly Human Society look like?

If the guiding principle shaping the society was TSNS, “Thou Shalt Not Steal”, what kind of government, legal, and social systems would the society have?

Before we begin to answer that question, we need to review one important aspect of TSNS.  If you ‘own’ something, it means that you have total control over it. If someone takes away some or all of your control, then because they are taking away your ownership, they are stealing from you.

That means that if someone takes any control over your life, they are taking ownership of your life. Taking ownership without permission is stealing.

Members of a Truly Human Society, then, would not make rules, or laws, to control others’ behavior. That would be stealing.

Members of a Truly Human Society would make rules as to the acceptable use of their own property and the acceptable behavior of visitors on their property. Members of a Truly Human Society may also legitimately defend their property from unacceptable aggression by others. None of those things would take away others’ full ownership of their own lives and property.

If a society based on TSNS would make no laws to control, mandate, or prohibit anyone’s non-aggressive actions, then it would have no need for a government. In fact, any form of government, including democracy, would be incompatible with a TSNS-based society.

For a whole society to live by “Thou Shalt Not Steal” as a guiding principle requires a totally voluntaryist social structure – one with no government at all.

Is it possible to have a society with no government?

UPDATE: The answer to that question starts here.

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  6. Lady Agorist

    Is it possible? Yes. Do you have to convince others? No. You have to be the master of your own destiny. For me creating the type of world I want to be a part of has required a lot of courage to start doing. Its enough for me to be living a principled life but explaining what that means to people around me has taken courage and thick skin. Seems that some people love to shame you for thinking differently…

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    1. @Veresapiens Post author

      It is interesting how much easier it has been to establish a community online, and how difficult it has been to do so in the ‘real world’. It sounds like you have made more real-world progress than most of us. ;)

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