Here’s a first post and an introduction. I’m Richard Nikoley.

First, let me take a moment to recognize Jeffrey Tucker. You know, it’s years now that I’ve wanted to reach out to him. But you also know how us anarchists are. …I’ll ask someone how I ought conduct my affairs tomorrow. 🙂 Kidding aside, I think that in 23 years now, since first reading ALL OF RAND on my couch, in my apartment in the south of France (I was a US Navy exchange officer to the French Navy), later writing thousands of pages worth of debate on USENET and elsewhere, Jeffrey really comes the very closest to my vision of anarchy that I’m aware of lately.

I call mine: Anarchy Begins at Home.

I think we all have to go through stages in this deal because undoing the indoctrination of seeking external authority (the State—and the Church—is fundamentally an institution of authority external to your own) is like layers of an onion. And, for very many most of us, it begins with utopian visions of idealistic societies (so as to conform to expectations of results). And eventually, if you pay attention and peel more layers, you come to realize that anarchy is the natural order. No utopia. EVERYTHING happens in life; state, or no state. In anarchy, everything happens. Good. Bad. Ugly. Beautiful.


You’ve lived it, primarily, your entire life, but don’t recognize it for what it really is. Until you do.

And once you do, you have been liberated; and only chains and cages are capable, anymore, of enslaving you—and most State subjects du jour are just tame human animals voting in the Zoo Human, getting their 1/300 millionth say. They can lock you up, torture you, even kill you, but no more ever can they influence your mind via church-state-bedfellow-machination-antagonisms.

So, we’ll see how it goes. I’m a seasoned blogger. About 4,000 posts over nearly 11 years, now. Works out to an average of about 1 post per day. Comments are nearing 100K. About 200K folks per month take a view. But, it’s quite a hybrid sort of blog. It began as political/social/philosophical, as here. In 2007, I came to grips with the fact I was fat. Adopted an evolutionary, human animal approach to diet, exercise…even fasting, lost 60 pounds, and became a bit popular in the Paleo Diet community, perhaps primarily because of my anarchist bent that dives love vs. hate wedges.

More later, but if you have the time, here’s a presentation I gave at Harvard Law a couple of years ago this month. It’s 18 minutes and is really perhaps my best statement of my personal view of the anarchism of home life.

Richard Nikoley—Paleo Epistemology and Sociology from Ancestral Health Society on Vimeo.