20-04-21 02:51:00, Agorist Nexus Exclusive: James Corbett of The Corbett Report Weighs In on Agorism, The Covid Psyop, and Libertarian Life In Japan
James Corbett is indeed a force to be reckoned with in alternative media, with his prolific, rigorous, and eye-opening work at The Corbett Report garnering much deserved respect and attention across agorist and anarchist circles globally. Even outside of these spheres of influence, he’s making a big impact. Agorist Nexus contributor Graham Smith recently tracked him down for a digital interview, asking James to weigh in on agorism, the covid psyop, libertarian life in Japan, and more.
Agorist Nexus: When did the term “Agorism” first come into your sphere of awareness, and what was your initial impression? How would you explain agorism to someone who’s never heard the concept before?
James Corbett: I don’t recall precisely my first exposure to agorism, but my first exploration of the topic on the website is from 2015, so it would have been before that. Following Konkin, I define agorism as the use of counter-economic theory to undermine the state and achieve the peaceful revolution required for the creation of a truly voluntary society.
AN: We’re now seeing the introduction of potential vaccine passports and the ‘WELL Health Seal’ for businesses, essentially rendering one class of individuals and businesses ‘unclean’ in the eyes of the new normal, medical dystopia. How can individuals fight this, and is there any hope of overcoming this powerful global authoritarian power?
JC: Depending on your locale, there are any number of legal and political challenges to the introduction of vaccine passports, but as a practicing counter-economist, the only viable long-term solution is to create grey and black market spaces for those who wish to peacefully transact outside the mandates of any centralized authority.
AN: In your view, what are some agoristic or anarchistic elements, if any, present in Japanese culture?
JC: Japanese families still generally have a connection to family farms/rice paddies/gardens and still idolize rural “hometown” spaces, which means there are at least some (admittedly dwindling) avenues for alternatives to centralized food production and distribution mechanisms. This also implies opportunities for community gardens / farmers markets to arise (or gain prominence) in times of food supply disruption.