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No Rulers

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According to Wikipedia, the etymology of the word “anarchy” is as follows:
The word anarchy comes from the ancient Greek ἀναρχία, anarchia, from ἀν an, “not, without” + ἀρχός arkhos, “ruler”, meaning “absence of a ruler”, “without rulers”).
That’s what Zoz is like. No rulers. Note that it does not say “without rules.” That “r” is important. An ethically principled society can exist without someone to enforce the code of ethics, as long as the children are raised peacefully (IE without coercion – yes I know how difficult that sounds), and the ethical principles are internally logically consistent. The first Zozian colonists set out with this idea as an experiment, just like the American revolution was an experiment. In this story, the Zozian experiment was much more successful than the American one, but as we’ll get into in future episodes, it wasn’t perfect either. [level-subsc]
So this new job of mine is amazing, but so far it’s taking a lot out of me. I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up a page a week pace much longer, but we’ll see! I’ll do my best!
[/level-subsc] See you next time as Zik resolves to set things right on this prison planet! ALSO! You’ve got to check out the AMAZING guest art that Raven Perez sent! CLICK IIIIITTTT! zikcolor I just stared at it and stared at it when he first sent it to me. Mind=blown. Do yourself a favor and go read Raven’s Dojo, because the whole comic looks that awesome.


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Zik describes how on Zoz, there are no rulers and no government! How the heck could that work?? [level-subsc]
I spent SO MUCH time on this page! I hope you like it! I like it, but the next time I do something like this, I hope I can do it faster.
[/level-subsc] So at some point about 15 pages ago I realized that I was creeping up on 100 pages of a comic called “Zik the Gallant Defender of Zoz,” and I hadn’t drawn Zoz yet. So I added this scene into the story so I could show you at least one page in this chapter. In the future, there will be entire stories that take place within the Zozian solar system, so we’ll get to see a lot more of it later. It’s a neat place!

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