Walter Block said the pen is mightier than the sword because the pen is used to direct the sword. Part of the reason I write is to be another voice in the crowd. When there is one person exclaiming an idea it’s easy to claim that person is a kook but if there are hundreds or thousands of people exclaiming an idea others are more apt to listen. I consider myself another voice in support of gun rights and market anarchism, in effect I’m trying to help direct the hypothetical “sword” (which is really public opinion) against gun control and the state. It appears as though I’m having some minor influence on those around me because I’ve seen a few friends who I don’t believe were previously in support of (or, more accurately, aware of) market anarchism sharing the following picture:
Image obtained from Stateless Sweets Facebook page
Perhaps I’m having some influence.