Monday, August 28, 2006

What a Pirate Really is / The A-Team: Anarchists?

From "The Future of Music, Media & Entertainment":

What does the A in A-Team stand for? According to, it stands for anarchy:

The "A" in the praised TV series probably stands for anarcho-capitalist.

First of all, the A-team is an illegal, anti-government, underground organization of people who escaped from prison. They are outlaws, surely pay no taxes, and, in most episodes, the US army is chasing them. Are these guys a band of thugs? Not at all. They are portrayed as positive heroes and the government apparatus is portrayed as the institution that unjustly tries to imprison them.
The whole philosophy of the A-team boils down to an axiom of non-aggression. They never initiate a conquest on someone else's property, no matter what profits that would create. They also never defend true aggressors. Instead the people against whom aggression was initiated always employ them. This feature is completely essential for them to take any challenge. In the episodes they engage in entrepreneurial analysis to find out what is happening, who is responsible for what, and how the aggression was started.

1 comment:

Aaron Kinney said...

A-Team was such a dope show. I PITY THE FOOL!