How to Make a Living Outside of the System?

“The First Realm is ruled by politicians, personal freedoms are inhibited and restrained. Rather than advocating a revolution, they want to build a ‘Second Realm,’ one that is free from the rulers of the First Realm. More and more parts of our lives can be transferred to the Second Realm, until an individual lives mostly free in the Second Realm, while technically being ruled over in the First Realm. One day, the First Realm rulers may lose their power, due to everyone joining the Second Realm. Technically, the Second Realm is described as encrypted communication, encrypted currencies, anonymous and pseudonymous identities and untraceable action. Like Neo in the Matrix: by day, he’s just a computer programmer. By night, he’s an expert hacker. Only in the Second Realm, nobody will find the connection between the two. Or so they say. I could be my usual self in the First Realm, pay some taxes, pretend to have a normal job and be an ordinary citizen. In the Second Realm, I could be free. Do whatever I want. This not only sounds like freedom, it sounds like an adventure.”

– Daniel LaRusso (the protagonist of #agora)




Understanding agorist class theory necessitates the practice of black market trading, sooner or later. One explanation argues there are two ways of doing this – underground and aboveground. As the author says:


“So where do we start? The traditional and old way of doing a black market business was to stay invisible. This is not the approach I really recommend…I don’t want to have to live in fear…[a]re you going to come down where you’re completely open, as I am?”


Wait a minute…is he seriously claiming that there is such a thing as an aboveboard black marketeer? Continue reading

Quote of the Week: “I’m Just Ahead of the Curve”

original work by Discombobulated1895

“Don’t talk like you’re one of them! You’re not, even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me. They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper. You see, their morals, their ‘code,’ is a bad joke, to be dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show ya; when the chips are down, these ‘civilized’ people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster; I’m just ahead of the curve.”

The Joker

The Dark Knight