In Richmond Virginia, a movement is growing. Founded in 2012 by Kal Molinet, Liberate RVA now has over 100 members, who meet regularly to discuss philosophy, freedom, and strategies for spreading peaceful liberation from the forceful institutions of government. Along with playing games and having potlucks, they also get out into the streets to engage the public in conversations about the morality of initiating violence. These conversations are usually video recorded, and I highly recommend them for anyone who A) doesn't understand governance by force is immoral and should be abolished or B) knows this but doesn't quite know how to explain it to people who think we need government.
Kal has developed an algorithm to introduce the concept, wherein he walks people through the notion which most will readily agree upon that it's not okay to use violence to solve our problems, and that most ordinary people do not use or threaten violence against others to control them. Therefore, institutions like government, which have no other way of solving their problems other than by using violence, are inherently immoral, have no legitimacy, and should be abolished post haste.
What really impresses me about Kal's videos is how clear, direct, and persuasive his language is, and how easy going and friendly his manner is. He presents these ideas in such a way as to make it very hard to refute the obvious truths therein, and yet he does not come across as condescending or confrontational. You really should watch some of his talks with people in the streets, because I feel like you will definitely learn something.
A good place to start is one of his most popular videos, an interview with a young couple who don't agree with his points, but they do actually listen, and I felt like he actually got through to them, at least to some degree.
I honestly think that Kal and his compatriots at Liberate RVA are doing some of the most effective, change-making activism out there, and I wanted to talk with him about his approach and get his take on some of the issues we face within the voluntaryist philosophy. I was glad to hear back from him, and he agreed to do an interview with me. I am thankful he was able to record it, because though I tried to record from my end, the program I was using kept cutting out, and I didn't end up getting much of it. So thanks to Kal for publishing our talk, and I hope to have more, as there are many complex issues we must discuss as we attempt to design a peaceful transition from subjugation under a a gangster government to a truly free and voluntary society.