Interview 884 – James Corbett Discusses the Anarchist Ideologies

by | May 15, 2014 | Interviews | 14 comments

via the Our Troubled Times podcast:

In this episode we are joined by James Corbett of The Corbett Report to talk about Anarchy. We will attempt to dispel any misconceptions and negative connotations of the term as well as try to understand what it really means and the implications of allowing the world to continue to be ruled by our bankster slave masters. Join us as we discuss what it means to live in voluntary association with other human beings and the revolution of thought which must occur in order to bring about a world without rulers.


  1. Serious warning(s) to James Corbett, and everyone else:

    1) The “anarcho-capitalist” branch (or supposed branch) of Anarchism is almost certainly a creation of the NWO. And, the so-called “anarcho-capitalists” repeatedly censor people who denounce it on their websites – like when I made the following comment:

    2) Everyone that seriously researches the NWO conspiracy and the true origins of the Communist ideology (, comes to the conclusion that Karl Marx was most likely an agent of the British Empire (a.k.a. New World Order). And, if you don’t believe me, listen to what Wester Tarpley ( and also Daniel Estulin ( have to say about it.

    3) Mikhail Bakunin has been denounced by Daniel Estulin as a British/NWO agent, in his series of documentaries on the Spanish version of RT (

    4) Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was a personal (close) friend of Karl Marx and also Mikhail Bakunin ( And, his “questioning” of private property came at about the same time as Marx’s and Bakunin’s calls to abolish it.

    Connect all the previous dots, and you might start getting a picture on what the true origins of the Anarchist ideology/ideal most probably are…

    • And, as an addendum (and, still as a serious warning that I make),

      Concerning only the “anarcho-capitalist” branch (that I see that you, James Corbett, seem to be a fan of – and, that several of the people that you have interviewed are also promoters of)…

      I have had someone high up in the LaRouche Movement (who are, by far, the best informed people there are about this whole NWO conspiracy) tell me, in a conversation, that the Libertarian Movement (obviously, the Austrian School/von Mises type of libertarianism – and, not the USA Founding Fathers’ type) is a creation of the British Empire.

      But, again, if you don’t believe me, you can all listen to the same Webster Tarpley interview that I linked to in my previous comment, where he also talks about this exact same “synthetic ideology”:

      (And, what this all comes down to, is that: when you’re promoting “anarcho-capitalism”, in the kind of planned economy capitalist society that we nowadays have – dominated and run by the Bilderbergers and the likes – you’re actually promoting the same type of neo-feudalist society that is the end goal of the NWO…)

  2. We can (and should) overthrow the ruling elite and redraw the political map. In time, new elites will appear and somebody won’t be happy with the location of the fence. The guy with the biggest mouth will win (until the guy with the biggest stick shows up). Competition for finite resources is what separates life from the inanimate; it’s the very definition of life.

    James will belong to one anarchical tribe and his neighbours will be free to belong to their chosen brand of anarchy. There will be conflict. There will be difference of opinion even within the tribes. Any of you ever belong to a Condo Board?

    There will always be hierarchical pecking orders. Is it possible that the pyramid is the most simple and stable steady state social structure? (Are there points for alliteration?)

  3. I appreciate the re-run.
    It helps clear confusions while also stimulating a pondering of one’s own philosophies.

    Nomenclature is a funny thing.
    It’s evolution is a funny thing.
    It’s use in society often helps to shape that society.
    With more commonality of agreement society has in the definition of a term, then we see better communication and understanding.

    But what is cool!… We as freemen, as individuals, can create our own nomenclature to describe a concept. (No “authority” needed. ha!)

    Kids do this all the time…

    As kids, my brothers and friends made up the word “igamoe”.
    “Igamoe” describes someone who might be a little dumb on doing something or un-cool. Example: “Don’t be an igamoe!” “Oh! I was such an igamoe for doing that!”
    “Igamoe” was a lot better than curse words like “dumbass” or “bastard” or “retard”. It was gentler.

    • @HRS

      As always, your candid insights and open hearted observations provide much illumination.

      Your comment about Nomenclature made me think of a specific concept from a book I just finished reading called “Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt which pertains to a concept she refers to as “True Naming”.

      Here is a pic of the page in that book which delves into that concept

      Thanks for the comment.

      (ps – you may or may not be able to scroll through the pics I added to that upload to read a couple more pages that come after the one linked above, or it may just send you on a magic carpet ride of scrambled pages, as I have yet to figure out how to properly order them on there, sorry about that)

  4. Anarchism can only work at the micro level of society.

    Roads would get built, however as James states in this interview with Anarchism people have property rights, therefore it’s fairly easy to predict that people that own land would simply put no trespassing signs all over the place, or they would charge a toll just to use “THEIR” roads in order traverse their land.

    Now imagine this scenario multiplied a million fold, that would be anarchism in a nut shell.

    You guys fill your boots, but sorry…no, not for me thank you.

    • I’ll add this caveat, it maybe companies who build the roads and not the government, however for the most part, it is the government, through appropriated funds via taxes, that pay private companies to build roads.

      …and yeah, if anarchism would rule, we’d have a bunch of mosaic patch work of roadways owned and operated for only certain clique in this Utopian society (probably the wealthy).

    • @peace.froggs

      I recommend reading “The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity” (2021)
      by David Graeber and David Wengrow for evidence that proves that the notion that “Anarchism can only work at the micro level of society” is false and it also provides some new insights and clarity on the whole property rights issue.


    3.5 million people filed a tax return in Alberta last year
    $4.6 billion dollars was the budget for roads and bridges

    These precious Roads cost the average tax payer $1,300 per year.

    I pay this much tax in 2 weeks.

    What do they do with the money they take from me for the remaining 50 weeks in the year?

    • Income tax and Sales tax aren’t the same thing, unless the government mixes them all together as general funds, however theoretically speaking, gas tax, and only gas tax is to be used to pay for roads.

  6. James Corbett,
    I would love to see a Round Table discussion on kakistocracy.

    Here is a queued video where Corbett discusses kakistocracy.

    Here Sibel Edmonds has red ears about kakistocracy.

    In Oct 2016, even Forbes talks about kakistocracy. Investing in a Kakistocracy

    “The Greek word “kakistocracy,” which I learned from Peggy Noonan, describes a state or government run by the most unscrupulous or unsuitable people – in other words, the world we live in today. Corrupt, dishonest and incompetent politicians, regulators and bureaucrats were put in charge by self-absorbed, selfish and ignorant citizens…The country needs a political lobotomy….”

    Personally, I think many people miss this aspect about the “kakistocracy”. Once people gain an understanding of this aspect, then it better opens the door towards contemplating more viable solutions.

  7. I wonder if James still feels the same? I’ve heard him recently mentioning how he is voluntarianist. Would love to know his opinion on the philosophies he does not resonate with, and why. Questions for corbett maybe?
    Also, I think we should bring back the Well Read Anarchist! What an amazing series that I feel did not get enough love,

  8. Warm Greetings from the chilly climes of southern Ontario James! 🙂

    I just wanted to give you a heads up that you were mentioned in an article (by “Crow Qu’appelle”) about Anarchism and thought you may find it interesting.

    Here is are a couple quotes from the article that reference you and your work.

    “Post-left anarchists such as Paul Cudenec, Dave Amis, Darren Allen have joined forces in a loose alliance with voluntarists such as Derrick Broze, Etienne de la Boetie, James Corbett, Iain Davis, and Margaret Anna Alice.

    (I use voluntarist as a blanket term for all anarchists who insist that there is no such thing as freedom if individuals do not have the freedom to engage is voluntary economic activity, and the right to exchange goods and services is implicit in natural law. I use the term “yellow anarchism” in the same way. The voluntarist camp includes anarcho-capitalists, Agorists, objectivists, mutualists, market anarchists, and arguably Proudhonian federalists.)

    I find it interesting that Gavin describes himself as a voluntarist/anarchist, because voluntarism is word more often used by Americans (James Corbett became a voluntarist only after leaving Canada).

    I take this of proof that a “big tent” attitude in emerging amongst the survivors of the ideological collapse of the left..

    ..Property is Theft, but you know what else is theft? Theft

    You could probably get the Corbetts and the Brozes of the world to agree that the property of Blackrock and Vanguard should be redistributed, but where’s the line? I would argue for the redistribution of all land owned by Bill Gates, but what would be the theoretical framework I would use to justify the expropriation of the property of an individual? I don’t have a good answer to that question.

    I really think that anarchists of different stripes should start talking about the points where our different analyses differ. As they say in permaculture, the edge is where the action is.”

    Okay that is it for me today. I am wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays and I look forward to catching up on some of your material put out in the last few months after Christmas.

    May your holiday season be filled with moments that remind you of all that you have to be grateful for in life and whispers of all of the potential for joy and enrichment with lies ahead of you on your path.

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