Shield Mutual has a vision for an orderly and nonviolent transition from statism to decentralized libertarian societies. By hiring Shield Mutual for your protection needs, you are directly contributing to the power of a bloc of individuals whose influence can be recognized and accepted by state functionaries and the public at-large.
They will Have to Negotiate
When enough of us are noticeably covered by Shield Mutual’s protection services – by the wearing of a t-shirt, badge, pin or hat or by the carrying of an identification card – and when we have collectively voiced our opposition to their aggressive ways enough times with enough vehemence, then the bureaucrats, cops, prosecutors, judges and politicians will have to reach an accommodation with us.
We will make ourselves more trouble than we are worth to them through savvy use of media, protests, communications flooding, fundraising, community organizing, lawyers and more. Through the power of solidarity and collective bargaining, we will rein in the state and allow freedom to reign in its place.
Shield Mutual’s vision has these four main steps:
- We band together under the banner of Shield Mutual (and/or a syndicate of defense organizations). All this means is that we individually associate with a defense agency or mutual aid society of our individual choice. This also means that the various defense organizations will associate in a loose syndicate in order to back each other up, as each individually sees fit.
- We (individual agorists) build the agorist counter-economy. We engage in trade that is not authorized by the state as a means of building a non-state power base. We build businesses, we help each other, we prosper.
- Shield Mutual not only protects us from government attacks, it also supports and fosters the agorist counter-economy by providing tools and assistance for building digitally-savvy businesses and personal platforms.
- Shield Mutual educates and negotiates with representatives of statism for an orderly and nonviolent closing of the state. We initiate and finance innovative projects to foster the transition from statism to freedom.
Deliverables: As we Grow, you Benefit
Shield Mutual has a long-term vision for effecting the emergence of decentralized libertarian societies. In fact, we’ve come up with a schedule of deliverables to be paid for out of profits that will accrue to our cause as our membership grows. As we grow, you benefit.
We’ve already delivered or are in the process of delivering the following:
- Liberty Press Office: press release distribution for liberty people
- Jury Rights Project
- Family and small business plans
- Weekly multimedia educational content on agorism and personal liberation for members only.
|50||Wallet ID cards identifying you as being protected by Shield Mutual.|
|100||One annual unconference – a free, online self-organizing conference that uses live video streaming and massive simultaneous chat where agorists talk about how to do agorism.|
|120||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|150||Start an agorist reputation reporting service with 1 free report per month for members.|
|180||A free step-by-step self-study program in libertarianism designed by experts for people new to libertarianism.|
|200||A free ebook that introduces new audiences to market anarchism/agorism.|
|300||A searchable, encyclopedic and ever-growing resource of liberty ammunition for responding to others’ objections to libertarianism.|
|400||A free ebook “Radical Personal Liberation: a How-to.”|
|500||Nonviolent camera-intensive accompaniment of customers known to be at a high risk of government attack.|
|600||A free ebook “Manual for the Agorist Evolution.”|
|700||A free ebook: “99 Viable Counter-Economic Business Plans you can Implement Right Now.”|
|800||Free online business and public relations learning seminars with the aim of increasing our numbers.|
|900||Financial sponsorship of selected events, organizations and activism.|
|1,000||Microloans for business and social startups as awarded by an expert panel of Shield Mutual customers.|
|1,500||An outreach program to non-libertarian counter-economists.|
|2,000||A series of training videos by recognized experts on how to deal with the police, judges and other government functionaries available for free.|
|3,000||Development of exit plans for individual government functionaries and entire government agencies.|
|4,000||Police outreach, education, communication and re-training so they understand who we are and why we’re more trouble than we’re worth to them.|
|5,000||A 25-city North American seminar circuit teaching the nuts and bolts of dual power, social defense, counter-economics, public relations, community organizing and related topics. The purpose is to build a foundation of conscious counter-economic practitioners who can go out and multiply their numbers by a factor of 10 in the short term.|
|7,500||A database of state functionaries across the world who owe reparations to people they have attacked.|
|10,000||A full page ad in a major North American newspaper to announce the existence of the counter-economy, our goals and methods.|
|20,000||An ambitious North American media campaign in defense of the counter-economy.|
|30,000||Open local Shield Mutual branch offices in at least the top three cities where we have 2,500 or more paying customers in order to serve them better.|
|40,000||An ambitious global media campaign in defense of the counter-economy.|
|50,000||A pilot program to evolve an entire small nation into a stateless society.|
|60,000||Open direct negotiations with representatives of one US city for their surrender and incorporation into a new, freed society.|
|70,000||A 100-city North American counter-economic instructional tour.|
|80,000||Expand the pilot program to a US city.|
|90,000||A 100-city global counter-economic instructional tour.|
|100,000||Open direct negotiations with representatives of one US state for their surrender and incorporation into a new, freed society.|
|200,000||Open a Shield Mutual field office in Washington, DC.|
|300,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|400,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|500,000||Expand the stateless society pilot program to 5 more small nations.|
|600,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|700,000||Facilitate the founding of an accreditation organization for independent schools.|
|800,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|900,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|1,000,000||Open direct negotiations with US government representatives for their surrender and incorporation into new, freed societies.|
|5,000,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|10,000,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|100,000,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
|1,000,000,000||Got an idea? Click here to share your idea with Shield Mutual.|
We Need your Ideas
Please note that this schedule of deliverables is speculative and changing circumstances may require adjustments to it. We would also like to hear the input of customers and people who are well-read in fields like agorism, open source, crowdsourcing, nonviolence, revolution, societal change and other relevant areas. Click here to contact us with your ideas!
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