My last pledge of allegiance was at my last college basketball game. That was more than 10 years ago. I took a break from pledging allegiance. It didn’t feel right. The pledge meant that I was honoring what the flag symbolized to our American society.
Truthfully, I wasn’t sure. Although, I knew what I was being told by the public schools. It was time that I stopped submitting to the public school indoctrination. It took several years, but I have arrived to the most clarity in my life.
I pledge allegiance to a different flag. It’s not a flag of another country, but a flag of a society. It’s a society of peace and anarchy. Many people assume that anarchy encourages violence, which is an ignorant conclusion. The best expression of ignorance is defining people or things with stereotypes.
When anarchy and peace work together, the result is anarcho-pacifism. It’s an anarchist philosophy that rejects the use of violence to effect social change and abolish government.
Anarcho-pacifism isn’t as popular as fiscal conservatism and social liberalism. You can find socially liberal societies in some U.S. cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Miami. Also, you can find fiscal conservative societies in U.S. cities like Dallas, Salt Lake City, and Tulsa. However, anarcho-pacifistic societies are harder to find in the United States.
In New Hampshire, there’s a group of people of Free Staters (participants of The Free State Project). The project’s mission is to create a community of freedom lovers to keep the state’s motto true, Live Free or Die. Many of the participants identify as libertarians and anarchists.
What if you don’t want to live in the cold state of New Hampshire? Are there other options? Certainly, there are other options if you’re open to living the expat lifestyle!