Suggestion: if you wish to engage others constructively, don't tell them what they do or don't understand. As it happens, I understand the dynamics of that particular problem very well.
> Corporations are also a very grave threat.
Corporations, as contemporarily understood, are universally and always government-created institutions. If you hate corporations, you must necessarily hate government, because all the magical privileges that corporations have over you and allow them to control you, are granted (and are only possible) because of government actions and threats against you.
Maybe in a society free of the belief in the magical institution, corporations would be different. They would obviously not have the magical privileges bestowed upon them by the magical institution. But today, they do.
> Corporations have no accountability to anyone except their shareholders,
And who do you think codified this destructive and anti-social reality into law?
Corporations? Their executives? Their employees?
Or the people we call "government"?
See why I am not a fan of this magical institution?
> Anarchists are against all forms of coercion, whereas Libertarians focus all of their ire on the government.
Good news: I'm against all forms of coercion -- private, corporate and political. I understand that the origin of the corporate aggression is political, and I understand that the origin of politics is the magical belief that a few people ought to have the power to invent rules and then punish everyone who disobeys them (such as, for example, corporate law).
That is why I have ceased to believe in such an irrational and destructive magical superpower.
NB: I would say "everything goes back to government". While it sounds tempting, and a very simple theory, that wouldn't be true, given my fairly recent discoveries. I now think everything goes back to child abuse by authority figures -- that is the key element that teaches children "you are not an autonomous individual, the authorities who can punish you are always right, never challenge them, or there will be consequences". This is *exactly* the belief exploited by people who believe in the magical institution (who position themselves as this authority).
I think talking about that is far more fascinating than talking about politics, because it is the original cause for all politics. Once we get rid of destructive parenting and education, the need for politics will vanish.
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