Giving Thanks

My Thanksgiving column at EVC can be found here. It starts:
As a voluntaryist, there's much about our world to make me feel angry and bitter. The state is continually at war with its enemies, and its enemies include both other states and the voluntaryist ideals of freedom and free enterprise. Its wars are mostly directed toward peaceful people, camouflaged with seemingly innocent names like the "war on drugs" and the "war on poverty". But wars they are, and fought just as violently as wars against a foreign enemy. War is everywhere and all around us, though at any given moment it's virtually invisible. Make a wrong move, and the state's war will reveal itself in all its blood and horror. So just what is there for the voluntaryist to be grateful for? What is there to keep up our spirits and embolden us to continue our fight for freedom?