I hadn't noticed that, but please further elaborate, I would appreciate if you linked the statements, to exemplify and showed me what you would do about this sort of problem if you saw it in yourself, ruling out the possibility of a therapist as largely unavailable. That being said, I try to keep myself completely fearless and vulnerable in everything I say and so I am always open to change, improvement, revision, debugging, recompiling, editing, post-releasing, etc., so don't think I don't appreciate your comment.
Stef has pointed many times to the fact that what failed about armed action is that right after the overthrowing of an old system another system similar in its foundation was set in place, he frequently warns against the romanticism of the American revolution as dangerous because of this.
When asked about this time and again by the lovely ever contradictory minarchists who he'll go have lunch with soon, he points out that taking up arms is currently impossible, that the principle of self defense against a violation of the NAP would NOT BE ILLEGITIMATE, but that the disproportionality of it is what makes it suicide.
However the point he makes in several videos is that technical disproportionality is no longer a problem for local populations to defend themselves and even outdo an imperialistic power and he cites the USSR example.
I am not promoting violent revolution here as violence is defined as a breach of the NAP which wouldn't be the case if people defended themselves from the aggressors collectively. I am not even promoting revolution at all, if people refused to pay taxes altogether in a geographical area and then were aggressed against though I would imagine it would be legitimate to defend themselves and their property. After all it's their property.
That being said I agree with the fact that when it comes to collective self-defense against aggression replacing a hierarchy with another has historically been proven to fail because the NAP is not placed at the center of a non-system of competing dispute resolution entities.
"Feeling anger and inflicting it on others are two entirely different kettles of fish" - JamesP