Can you appreciate your country without pledging allegiance to it? I believe it’s possible. Someone told me to go where you’re treated best. After all, you only live once. So, why should you deprive yourself of the best life?
Your definition of the best life may differ from mine. However, many people are seeking alternative lifestyles. For example, I prefer a lifestyle that promotes anarchy and peace. It’s known as anarcho-pacifism.
In part 5 of this series, I discussed the challenge of finding anarcho-pacifistic societies in the United States. However, there are a few similar communities across the country, including The Free State Project. Certainly, there are more options if you’re open to living the expat lifestyle.
Before I discuss a few, I want to emphasize the necessity of being open and flexible. Many of these societies may have a different lifestyle than your native lifestyle.
Since 1971, Christiania is an anarchist community that resides in a former military base. The Danish town has 84 acres that include art galleries, cafes, restaurants, museums, cultural centers, and 24 hour cannabis shops. They prohibit weapons, violence, cars, hard drugs, and stolen goods.
The small Michoacan town realized that they would be better without government. They ousted the politicians, police, and gangsters. The Mexican government honors Cheran’s ban of political parties. The town has a militia of men and women from Cheran. The militia runs checkpoints on the three main roads coming into the town.
The town’s population is slightly above 20,000 people.
The northern Syrian region of 2 million people is probably home to the biggest independently free society. Rojava promotes decentralization and environmental sustainability. They also promote gender equality and ban forced marriages, which are contrary to the country’s law.
The Final Word
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