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AN ABC - AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR



by J. M. Zube, 1975,

slightly revised, after scanning, in October 2,001.


A HANDBOOK OF IDEAS ON THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR,

PROPOSING:

DISSOLUTION OF THE WARFARE STATE -

THROUGH EXTENSION OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

FREEDOM VERSUS THE ULTIMATE OF STATISM   NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST.


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UNRESTRICTED INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES,

INCLUDING E.G.:

MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MIGRATION, FREE TRADE, VOLUNTEER MILITIAS,

RIGHT TO RESIST, RIGHT AND DUTY TO DESERT FROM A DICTATORSHIP, TYRANNICIDE, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE,

EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOIL ALL VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES   BASED ON INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, DECISION ON WAR AND PEACE BY THE PEOPLE,

ALSO ON: UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATIONS, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, DESTRUCTION OF ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ON RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS.

THESE AND MUCH MORE ARE HERE DESCRIBED AS GUARANTIES AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR.

YOU COULD HELP TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR - BUT SO FAR YOU STILL DISAGREE WITH MOST OF THE ABOUT 500 SUGGESTIONS MADE HERE.


PEACE PLANS series, combined issues 16   18, PLAN No. 251, 1.000 impressions, 1975,

published, edited, printed and distributed by: J. M. Zube, 35 Oxley St., Berrima, NSW 2577, Australia .

Phone: (02) 48771536 No FAX! jzube@acenet.com.au www.acenet.com.au/~jzube (2,001!)

Appearance irregular. Since 1964, since 1977 published only on microfiche.

Reprints of up to 10.000 copies of this edition are free and desired.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: REFUND UPON RETURN OF WELL KEPT PAPER COPY.


CONTENTS:


AN ABC AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR: PEACE PLANS 16-18, plan No. 251


Pages Appx. Headings


1   4   INTRODUCTION

5   199   ALPHABETICAL ENCYCLOPAEDIC SECTION

200 - 208 1 SUMMARY

208 - 209 2 IDEAS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR

209   211 3 WHAT DOES REALLY MAKE FOR NUCLEAR WAR?

212 4 A LISTING OF WRONG IDEAS

213   216 5 STEPS TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR

216 6 THREE STEPS TOWARDS NUCLEAR WAR PREVENTION

217 7 FROM PARTICULAR SINGLE STEPS ALL ELSE COULD FOLLOW

217 8 THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE POINT FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR

WAR

218 9 WHAT HAS THIS PROGRAM IN COMMON WITH AT LEAST SOME OTHERS?

219 10 IN WHAT POINTS DOES THIS PROGRAM DIFFER FROM MOST OTHERS?

219 11 SECTIONS OMITTED IN THIS BOOK .

219   221 12 SOME NOTES AND COMMENTS BY ULRICH VON BECKERATH

222 13 A SHORT LIST OF RELATED SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS

222 14 SOME OF THE RELATED PEACE PLANS SO FAR PUBLISHED

223   233 15 PANARCHY

234   237 16 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, RIGHT OR WRONG   MY COUNTRY &

DEFENSIVE APP APPEALS

238   240 17 RAILWAY MONEY & NUCLEAR WAR THREAT,

REVOLUTION AND RELIGION

241 - 244 18 MILITARY JIU JITSU OR: HOW CHINESE SOLDIERS DETERMINED

THE LIMITS MILITARY OBEDIENCE

244 - 246 19 LET US TURN WARS INTO ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

246   250 20 DEMOCRATIC NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

250   256 21 SOME DETAILS ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE

256   257 22 SOME EDITORIAL NOTES

258   260 23 INDEX OF THE HEADLINES OF THE ALPHABETICAL SECTION


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INTRODUCTION


WE STILL LIVE IN THE SHADOW OF THE BOMB   AND YET WE GO ON IGNORING IT.

WHY?


That there is a danger of nuclear war is common knowledge. There are only disagreements as to how large and how acute the danger is.

Nobody appears to believe that there are no risks involved at all and yet at the same time nobody seems to value his own Life and that of mankind enough to draw the conclusion that no matter how small this man made risk might be, one should not take such a risk with the survival of mankind, no more so than one would wager the lives of ones children in a social game of chance. The democratic "law and order" system and despotic state socialism, both supposedly defended by nuclear weapons, have both their popular appeal but do not, objectively, justify risking nuclear war. Neither the "socialist" societies of the East nor the "free" societies of the West are worth defending because, among many other reasons, both make for nuclear war. Thus they really deserve each other and would not do each other wrong if they wiped themselves out in a holocaust. But what about all their non consenting and yet conscripted victims?

Is there anything more important to think about than how to deprive all those, who prepared for nuclear war and keep society at its brink, of all their war making powers?


DESTROY ALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND EVERYTHING THAT MAKES FOR THEM!


Nothing but the complete destruction of all nuclear weapons, their manufacturing facilities and the prevention of their re building will assure our survival.

How could this be achieved?

At present everything has been done to bring about nuclear war soon and as yet nothing effective has been done to prevent it.

Governments are unable to prevent nuclear war.

They have done what they could do and still do what they can do.

Everybody can see what can be achieved in this way.

New paths must be taken.

They consist mainly out of self help and disobedience measures, leading to the destruction of all nuclear weapons,

and of steps replacing all institutions making these "weapons" by free and peaceful alternative institutions.


THE MOST IMMORAL AND IRRATIONAL BET:


It is self evident that real threats, large or small, do not go away by ignoring them, by hoping for the best or by relying on myths. And yet, this is apparently the common practice towards the nuclear threat.


Everybody bets his whole property, his Life, the Lives of his family members, those of all his friends and the future of mankind on his opinion that either

1. nuclear war will not occur or

2. that it would not be so bad after all or

3. that he couldn't prevent it anyhow.


There is no truth in the first supposition. Presuming that no radical social changes take place it will occur rather sooner than later.

The second opinion amounts merely to hoping for the best, no matter how much the laws of chance and of war gaming are against it.

But there is some truth in the third supposition   if the present situation is accepted as unchangeable.

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APATHY


People are apathetic because they are at present powerless to act directly upon the danger.

Moreover they are apathetic because they are still too ignorant to act indirectly, getting themselves at first into a position from which they could do something directly to abolish this danger. This should not surprise us because they experienced only a society which gives tem no power at all in this sphere and they are ignorant of the peaceful characteristics of a free non statist society because in the state's education system they are not even taught a glimpse of this alternative vision.


POWERLESSNESS


People are powerless because, among other things, they are not organized, trained and armed militarily for the protection of their rights and because all other essential powers are also centralized away from them.


Their powerlessness rests largely on ignorance and this ignorance is understandable because:


a) since tribal times they were never given responsibilities regarding external policies and war, peace,

armament and disarmament decisions,

b) they do not know from personal experience the type of political organization which would allow

different ideologies to coexist and be acted. upon in the same country and which would never tend to

lead to nuclear armament (Only few books describe such experiences in the past.),

c) they do not know the right means organizations and methods to defend their rights forcefully, if need

be, and without nuclear weapons, even against an enemy regime armed with such weapons. (Only

literature on how to conduct totalitarian wars and revolutions is common.) and

d) they are indoctrinated with the wrong ideas, the ideas making for nuclear war.

Schools, universities recognized experts, political leaders and the mass media confirm these errors,

continuously.


NO SIMPLE SOLUTION


As indicated above, the threat of nuclear war is by no means a simple and easy task which could be solved by one or two obvious steps. For that reason the rather involv­ed steps towards the solution have been recognized only by a few.

One might be inclined to sum up the hints given in this book with slogans like: "Power to the people" or "Power to the individual" - but what would they mean here?

They should certainly not be interpreted to mean: "Power to use nuclear devices into the hands of a majority or nuclear weapons into everybody's hands" as e.g., Alfred Bester suggested in: "The Stars My Destination". Majorities and individuals are all too often all too irrational and should therefore not have any power over the ba­sic rights of others.

But they should have all the powers and motives required to allow them to participa­te in one way or the other in the destruction of all mass extermination weapons.

These powers should reside in every individual.

Unfortunately, it is not easy to envision a society in which that will be the case.

The roots of the nuclear mushroom have penetrated all of society and specialization of knowledge has gone so far that only few see the extent of this penetration and few can see more than a few roots at a time. (The author

does not exempt himself from this rule. )

What is involved?

Almost every social organization, principle and idea!

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WHY AN ALPHABETICAL HANDBOOK?


The nuclear war threat requires an enormous amount of re thinking and re organizing. That's why it still exists. The present "society", in all its ramifications is an almost perfect recipe for nuclear war and we are merely lucky that it has not happened as yet.

Before this threat is over, an extensive change of public opinion is required, a change of principles, a change of aims, a change of institutions: together the most comprehensive revolution ever.

A peace lover must attempt to think a few hundred moves ahead or of hundreds of moves made either simultaneously or in connection with each other   in order to realize how to defeat the threat of nuclear war presented by the present suicidal power game. Even grand masters of chess can't think that far ahead.

At the same time, we must realize that the hundreds of steps required to prepare for nuclear war, and to bring it about, at almost any time, have already been taken. Moreover, many of them are very popular. Furthermore, no effective moves have so far been made to prevent nuclear war. These steps have not even been recognized or looked for.

For this reason this book has collected numerous steps leading to the prevention of nuclear war, as well as those leading to the abyss, in handbook form.

The alphabetized form was also preferred because only few are able to grasp, in a single vision, all the full freedom alternatives to collectivist and nuclear power, i.e., after reading a book length enumeration and conventional description of the alternatives.

Too many misconceptions have to be overcome first. Thus the simple alphabetical ordering of this book was chosen. It allows everyone to see details of the peaceful and free alternative (to the coercive society making for nuclear war), point by point, according to his interest, knowledge and commitment and allows a continuous integration of newly found understanding through numerous cross references.

Scholarly tomes, with their elaborate classification and subdivisions are read, studied and understood only by a few. I want this work to be an easy to use handbook, one which everybody can use to rapidly clear up many doubts he has regarding solutions.

The alphabetical order makes it easy to jump from one related point to another. Relationships are rarely linear. One can thus find answers to particular questions almost instantly while, otherwise, one would have to read the whole book, or a large section of it. Correlations can thus be continuously checked and kept in mind.

Lastly, the alphabetical arrangement makes it easy to include, later on, more relevant material which will, I hope, be supplied by some of my readers.

Please make the fullest use of the alphabetical order and try to get the whole picture, idea by idea. Measures, which on their own appear rather futile, will often appear effective if seen in combination with the other proposals.


REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE


This book certainly hasn't got all the answers but I am conceited enough to believe that its collection of ideas from all sources contains enough of the bare bones, general ideas, guidelines and hints to practical steps - to discover, sufficiently explain and prove, with your assistance, all the remaining detail and additionally required steps.

If anyone knows another, simpler and better way to prevent nuclear war than the one here described, please, don't keep it from me.

I have attempted to keep this exposition short, Much more could be said on every point but even fully developed essays on particular points will be easier to understand when this program survey is already at hand. If you love life enough, not necessarily what it means now but what it could be for you and your children, then you will think ahead further on this subject, on any of the remaining problems. Give me the benefit of your thinking and write   but do not expect a personal reply.

Anyone wanting to develop any of these themes in specialized articles, essays and books, would be welcomed by me. But I could not promise to print and distribute them at my expense in money and labour. Do your own thing in this sphere but, please, let me know what you are doing and thinking. At least I want my files on the subject complete and could then possibly offer an information and clearing centre for those interested.

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Some monographs, on some of the topics summarized here, are planned by myself. Others will, I hope, be written by others.

The tools to bury the nuclear threat cannot be forged and wielded by one man alone.

I do intend to work on the following subjects: Monetary Freedom, Secession   individual, Exterritorial Imperative, Compulsory Unionism, Bill of Rights, Price Control, Inflation, Tyrannicide, Cultural Revolution. With some others I have already dealt at some length in my PEACE PLANS series e.g, with Panarchy, Devaluation, Tax Strikes and Voluntary Taxation. Please help me by collecting material for any of the above topics, Also, let me, and, possibly through me, others as well, know about the related subjects you are working on. A listing of all libertarian research in progress could do much to promote it.


SEPARATE APPEAL TO LIBERTARIANS


All others either missed the main issue, are making the problem worse or have only non solutions to offer. They are to some extent excused because they cannot see the freedom solution. But those, who call themselves libertarians, and do not see the libertarian solution but, instead, rely on nuclear strength for "defence" or as a "deterrence", are not to be excused. They are acquainted with the solution and are merely mentally too lazy to apply it to the international sphere as well.

The solution to the problem of nuclear war is individual liberty in EVERY sphere and there is no excuse for libertarians who overlook this. Libertarians now must not only make sure that all will be free, or as free as they want to be, but also that we will we will continue to exist at all!

Or would you rather want to leave it to governments to deal with this threat? If you do not help yourself out of this dilemma, then the government won't do it either because, objectively, it cannot, On the contrary, it, EVERY TERRITORIAL government, even a "limited" one, is the most important factor making for nuclear war. Who else but governments has any genocidal powers at present? Libertarians can no longer afford to ignore this danger. They have a duty to spread the knowledge of the libertarian solution to this greatest problem of our time and perhaps of all times.


THE CHANCES TO REVERSE THE CURRENT TREND TOWARDS NUCLEAR WAR?


The danger itself is fairly well recognized   although not its acuteness and its causes. People are rational enough not to like paying taxes, People do not like forced labour, Regardless of collectivist indoctrination and opinions, given the chance, most people will follow their rational self interest, e.g. they smuggle and cheat regarding income taxes. Nor do most people like being outvoted in democratic decision-making. In general, "the people", individually and in most of their voluntary groups, when free to express and inform themselves, and free to act, are more peace loving and trustworthy than their present rulers. Mostly they are not power-addicts. Given a chance to act, most people would act against nuclear war preparations. They have no wish to become mass murderers. Most abhor the very thought or possibility of mass murder. I do know that there are exceptions and our present territorial States do tend to breed them.


Unfortunately, the people have presently not the vision of the sound alternative society, a complete enough vision to induce them to act on it. It has not yet been put before them in a convincing and comprehensive way.

With that vision, individual liberty could be established, point by point, even if at first only by a few, until, finally, new communities of free men could openly opt out of the nuclear power system, protect their freedom and proceed to destroy the nuclear powers of the remaining old communities.

The nuclear threat itself is and can be used as the strongest incentive to induce people to opt out of the territorial power systems with their inherent nuclear war threat.

The enlightenment required could be sufficiently speeded up with the cultural revolution program indicated in this book.

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