The Free Land of Freelandia, also sometimes stylized as The Anti-Republic of Freilandya, is an autonomous nation created on 7 July 2017.
Freelandia does not base itself on control of land ownership, but rather subscribes to National Autonomy.
Freelandia's official motto is "To live is an act of rebellion."
national autonomy (n): a nation consists primarily in it’s citizens. This is alternative to defining a nation through
borders, property, violence, or force
National Autonomy is the concept that a nation consists primarily in it's people and not in it's non-living assets, such as land, resources, etc.... Culture for any nation is derived from the people.
A redefined social contract is proffered wherein an individual citizen is autonomous by natural law.
Each person is a free agent unto themselves, a Divinely-and-naturally-given inherent quality.
And of course free agents can agree with one another on subjects various, and none have right to interfere with that transaction.
Citizenship cannot be forced upon an autonomous individual, even if he grows up in that civilization.
It may be granted, proffered, or restricted, but never forced. A nation that forces citizenship cannot be said to be a nation at all, but instead constitutes a hostile state. Hostile statists are the ultimate enemy of a nationally autonomous citizenship. Statism is, by very definition, hostile to national autonomy.
Free individuals all over the world derive their identity from a variety of sources, like their religion, tribal identifications, geophysical location, genealogy, and initiations. We all voluntarily choose to partake in these things for mutual benefit.
Citizens can engage in as many free contracts as they like, so long as they do not deprive other citizens of their ability to do so as well.
Each citizen of an autonomous nation has an interest in mutual defense of one another to maintain the quality of life and liberty.
Property has value only because of it's citizenry. We can deprive a citizen of their property, and the citizen will still have value and their national identity remains, but we may never deprive property of its citizenry and expect to have that property maintain value.
Freelandia is an experiment in national autonomy.
Our beloved and ironfisted dictator is Her Highness, The Imperator Tessa Roumas. When acting in her official title, her word is law even if she contradicts herself.
Our official figurehead and scapegoat is His Magnificent Glorious Infinite-Times Born Presence High Lord Master Commander Phollop Bleeding Toe.
Holding joint non-power with these two powers of government are the Cabinet Ministers:
- Chris Omillian: Minister of Religion
- Alex Hontz: Department of Public Safety
- Alan Donahoe: Czar of Anti-Taxation
- Cade Kelly-Hughes: Ministry of War
- Revan Filiaexdeus: Director of Intelligence
An anti-republic is defined as a nation in which supreme power is held by no one and one or more unelected representatives, and which has an unelected and powerless executive. The notion of an anti-republic is very closely related to national autonomy (see above). The philosophy is heavily inspired by the thoughts of Plato, Peter Kropotkin, Murray Rothbard, John Locke, Soren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Radical Catholicism, and others.
The name comes from the Classical Latin a res publica, meaning "not a public matter".
As of 2017, Freelandia is the only anti-republic in existence. Freelandia acknowledging itself as a non-republic is an exercise in absurdism a la Albert Camus: there is a group of people that identify as Freelandians and by all modern Western political thought should be able to self-determine as a free and independent nation and, if so desired, a freely formed state. However, this will never be allowed to happen, as existing powers - both Eastern, Western, and Third World - have a greedy self interest in preserving their own supposed power despite the fact that Freelandia does not now and never will lay claim to land, labor, or currency, the primary political commodities of any state.
The predominant religion of Freelandia is Orthodox Tessaism. The mythos and tenets of this religion are set down in the Gnostic Gospel of Tessa, a non-extant text allegedly written on turtle shells discovered in the now defunct nation of Kraplakistan.
According to the most recent census, 100% of Freelandians believe in the religion.
It is currently led by Pope Omillian I, who incidentally also serves as Freelandia's Minister of Religion, making Gnostic Tessaism the de facto if not the de jure religion of Freelandia.
The Gnostic Gospel of Tessa teaches that the local world of Freelandia (but not the entirety of the cosmos) was created by a false demiurge named Tessa the Depressed. Tessa decieved the whole of ancient Freelandia into believing that she was a truly divine being.
After an age of darkness, the semi-immortal being Chris Omillian was sent by the True God to destroy ignorance. He discovered the Gnostic Gospel and penned it's tenets.
The primary belief as taught by the Pope and the Gnostic Gospel is killing yourself. Two widely differing camps of belief interpret this: the first camp takes it literally and believes suicide to be a sacrament, while the second camp interprets it in an existential, philosophical sense and seeks to destroy the false self of ignorance.
Alcohol, psychedelics, and tobacco are all venerated as holy sacraments.
The Orthodox Commandments
- Thou shalt abhor cheese allergies.
- Thou shalt detest not getting laid.
- Thou shalt find an eternal companion before the age of thirty.
- Thou shalt fail to honor the false goddess Tessa the Depressed.
- Thou shalt never go to TGIF alone.
- Thou shalt sacrifice Revan.
Protestant Tessaism was founded by Director of Intelligence Revan Filiaexdeus as a reaction to the excesses of the Orthodox Church and some of it's beliefs. Protestant adherents do not believe in Tessa's divinity, either inherent or assumed; rather, Protestants believe that she was only a well-intentioned woman and instead only acknowledge the one divinity.
27 October Movement
On 27 October, in the presence of King Phollop, approximately half of the Freelandian citizenry laid claim to it's first physical piece of land located in Jackson County, Missouri. Coincidental to this act, the citizenry swore fealty to His Magnificent Glorious Infinite-Times Born Presence High Lord Master Commander King Phollop and formed the People's Front For Phollopian Dictatorship (PFPD).
Members of the People's Front prefer to use the Second Flag of Freelandia, also called the Revolutionary Banner.