Abolishing government is not enough

published Dec 20, 2011, last modified Jul 26, 2015

A key insight: "government" is a state of mind in the collective, not a thing or a group of people.

Abolishing government in itself is not the solution. A sufficient number of the population must first understand how to live in a society based entirely on voluntary interactions absent of coercion and violence (such as state taxation [see the helpful youtube video George Ought to Help]) or else they will just seek out new rulers as in Somalia. Just as freeing all of the slaves in the middle of the night in 1800 wouldn't have ended slavery, abolishing government without first spreading the ideas of liberty and teaching and understanding of voluntaryism would not bring prosperity.

Taken from bananosecond's comment on Reddit.