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Alex Libman

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There is a typical bisected flag design that's used in anarchist symbolism: the bottom-right triangle is always black, and in the case of Anarcho-Capitalism the top-left portion is usually gold or yellow.  A decentralized movement can never have any official symbols, but that color combination does seem to be pretty popular.  The flag design looks a bit incomplete though, but that's probably how it should be - it's just a template for individual people to customize, and there's a lot of room to add something.

I tried to come up with something simple that can be put in the top-left (yellow) corner to symbolize my views, which come close to Objectivism but not entirely.  What I ended up with can be seen in my current avatar.

[The gears symbolize mankind's capacity to create useful things.  The fact that they interlock but if you look closely don't really touch symbolizes individualism, and how individuals can deal with each-other on voluntary basis through capitalism, exchanging value for value.  The horizontal positioning of the gears, in contrast to the bisecting slash below, creates a subtle illusion of a smirking face in gear-rimmed glasses, or a pair of hairy testicles (i.e. "balls of steel"), but that would be analyzing things too far.  The left gear contains a little symbol of a bolt of lighting, symbolizing the feminine - inspiration, beauty that needs to be tamed, and fertility.  The right gear contains a light-bulb (similar to the cover of Ayn Rand's "Anthem"), symbolizing the masculine - ideas, enlightenment, results, utility.  They combine to turn raw power that exists in its potential form into things that make life better.]

So the theme of this thread is: what would YOU add to YOUR personal version of that flag, working within the established color scheme and template?



EDIT:  for when I change my avatar later:



Subtle Watermark Version
             

Top-Left Corner Detail
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Re: What would you add to the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 05:36:02 AM »

I'd burn it while flying the LIBERTY flag.  8)

Anarchists are just statists who reject the state, but accept the underlying premise of statism that governance is possible only through aggression.

Government is necessary to the existence of civilized society. The state can be replaced by voluntary governments once enough people are ready for liberty and its requirement for discipline and responsibility.
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As the state feeds off of the limitation and destruction of legitimate government, anarchy is its essence.

To claim "economic rent" from someone Else's labor when applied to land, which is something no one can own outright, is in itself, to claim landlord status over raw nature. It is an attempt at coercive monopoly power that is at the root of statism.

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Re: What would you add to the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 11:40:00 AM »

Anarchists are just statists who reject the state, but accept the underlying premise of statism that governance is possible only through aggression.

What a load of bullshit. :lol:

I'm an anarcho-capitalist and I don't accept the underlying premise of statism.
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Re: What would you add to the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 12:04:35 PM »

There is a typical bisected flag design that's used in anarchist symbolism: the bottom-right triangle is always black, and in the case of Anarcho-Capitalism the top-left portion is usually gold or yellow.  A decentralized movement can never have any official symbols, but that color combination does seem to be pretty popular.  The flag design looks a bit incomplete though, but that's probably how it should be - it's just a template for individual people to customize, and there's a lot of room to add something.

I tried to come up with something simple that can be put in the top-left (yellow) corner to symbolize my views, which come close to Objectivism but not entirely.  What I ended up with can be seen in my current avatar.

[The gears symbolize mankind's capacity to create useful things.  The fact that they interlock but if you look closely don't really touch symbolizes individualism, and how individuals can deal with each-other on voluntary basis through capitalism, exchanging value for value.  The horizontal positioning of the gears, in contrast to the bisecting slash below, creates a subtle illusion of a smirking face in gear-rimmed glasses, or a pair of hairy testicles (i.e. "balls of steel"), but that would be analyzing things too far.  The left gear contains a little symbol of a bolt of lighting, symbolizing the feminine - inspiration, beauty that needs to be tamed, and fertility.  The right gear contains a light-bulb (similar to the cover of Ayn Rand's "Anthem"), symbolizing the masculine - ideas, enlightenment, results, utility.  They combine to turn raw power that exists in its potential form into things that make life better.]

So the theme of this thread is: what would YOU add to YOUR personal version of that flag, working within the established color scheme and template?


Wow, you thought this shit out a lot, man!  IDK what I would put at the top corner, probably my family's game tag, which is the myrmidon lion (peculiarly we've been using black and gold for a while, coincidence?  I think not!)
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Alex Libman

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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 12:30:06 PM »

Anarchists are just statists who reject the state, but accept the underlying premise of statism that governance is possible only through aggression.

You're thinking of the black-and-red, black-and-green, black-and-pink, and other idiots who self-contradictingly call themselves socialist anarchists.  The black-and-gold Anarcho-Capitalists are nothing like them: we respect private property and all other aspects of self-ownership, and the natural order that it brings.  There's really no difference between the term "Anarcho-Capitalist" and "libertarian" (small-l), except the former is bolder and hasn't been soiled by single-issue LINO (Libertarian In Name Only) demagogues.  When Dennis Kucinich calls himself a Libertarian Democrat, you know you need a new term!  The word "Capitalism" would scare him away, and the word "Anarchy" would scare off right-wingers like Glenn Beck who're just trying to blend in with the cool kids.  And can you think of better colors to express each of those two terms than gold and black?


Wow, you thought this shit out a lot, man!

Not really, I just threw it together in like ten minutes and then half-humorously psychoanalyzed the results.  (Most of those ten minutes were spent toying around with the filters and stuff, and figuring out what else to add.  One concept had a grail of red wine standing on the slashing line in the center to symbolize happiness, but then I decided against it.)  :lol:
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 12:37:17 PM »

Everybody knows that gold is gettin' old.

Yellow is the worst color eva.

Make it platinum, or white gold.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 12:45:32 PM »

Everybody knows that gold is gettin' old.

Yellow is the worst color eva.

Make it platinum, or white gold.

I agree, yellow is my least favorite color.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 12:45:55 PM »

Everybody knows that gold is gettin' old.

Yellow is the worst color eva.

Make it platinum, or white gold.

I agree, yellow is my least favorite color.

Your bell is yella.
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Porcupine_in_MA

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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 12:48:10 PM »

I like gold, but I don't like banana yellow..I know..weird. But thats how it is.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 01:05:51 PM »

Hillary clinton has been wearing a lot of banana yellow.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2008, 01:15:54 PM »

In very large and friendly words I would put DON'T PANIC
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Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb.

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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008, 01:20:14 PM »

Hillary clinton has been wearing a lot of banana yellow.

All the evidence needed that shes a devil.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 01:21:06 PM »

I would add fire to the flag.

Every flag can use a little fire.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 01:46:52 PM »


By sandm000 at 2007-08-27

What you need is a shark with a rocket up it's ass.

Actually this is my flag for liberty, the facial hair of emperor norton flag.

And you can be a non-coercive socialist and against the state and therefore and anarcho-socialist.

The state can be replaced by voluntary governments once enough people are ready for liberty and its requirement for discipline and responsibility.

markuzick is an anarcho-syndicalist, believing that a forced state is wrong, but people will voluntarily erect there own governing structures.
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Re: What'd you add to *your* version of the Anarcho-Capitalist flag?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008, 02:17:45 PM »

The original version used standard yellow, and that's how it spread to most libertarian imagery, including the FTL logos.  The WP article on "Gold (color)" demonstrates several shades resembling that metal, along with their numerical color values, but using some of them might be confusing with the communist (red) or feminist (pink) colors.  Standard yellow is pretty catchy, that's why they use it on The Simpsons - studies found that it causes people to stop channel-flicking and watch.
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