Skip to comments.A Society on the Brink of Anarchy
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:26:55 AM PST by B4Ranch
Most people would be terrified at the thought that their world might soon transform into a state of complete "anarchy." However, in one sense that is precisely what humanity needs.
To many, the term "anarchy" implies violent chaos and bloody mayhem, and a complete breakdown of organized society-- a situation no decent person wants. What the word literally means, however, is "rule by no one," a society without any ruling class. And while people are right to believe that authoritarian "law and order" is the opposite of "anarchy," they are wrong to put their faith in the former, or to fear the latter. In fact, those events which best epitomize the negative meaning of "anarchy"--chaos, death and destruction--have always been the direct result of government. Yet many people still fear freedom more than they fear government.
More and more people are now coming to realize that what society really needs is not a new flavor of authoritarian domination, but a complete absence of political power (which should not be confused with a lack of cooperation or organization). Whether "left" or "right," government is never about getting along or cooperating; it is about one group of people forcibly extorting and controlling everyone else. This is why government, by its very nature, is fundamentally incompatible with peaceful coexistence, is never moral or legitimate, and never leads to peace or justice.
To improve the world, people need to let go of the statist mythology they were taught, and embrace instead some very basic principles: VOLUNTARYISM is the belief that all human interaction should be voluntary, free from fraud, coercion or violence; THE NON-AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE states that it is wrong to initiate violence against another, and that physical force is justified only when used to defend against aggression; SELF-OWNERSHIP means that every individual owns himself, and therefore owns the results of his time and effort.
These ideas are so simple and obvious that the average person, when he hears them described, imagines that he already agrees with them. However, most people--at least at first--fail to realize that such concepts completely rule out the possibility of government of any kind. Only a STATELESS SOCIETY is at all logically or morally compatible with non-aggression, self- ownership, and voluntaryism, because government, by its very nature, is always coercive and violent, and--to one degree or another, in one way or another--always infringes upon the self- ownership of the individual. (Those who say they want a "government" which only protects individual rights fail to realize that any purely defensive organization would not be "government," since it would have no power to tax or legislate, would have no monopoly, and would have no special power or authority.)
People are so accustomed to hearing "master plans" from politicians that they often have a hard time imagining actual freedom--a society that doesn't try to create a one-size-fits-all agenda for everyone, where instead, people can organize and cooperate in a million different ways. In other words, ANARCHY. To achieve such a society does not require any election, revolution, or political movement. It simply requires the people understanding and embracing the ideas of self-ownership and non-aggression, and letting go of the insane idea that civilization requires each individual to abandon his own free will and conscience in favor of blind obedience to a centralized ruling authority. When that lie dies, perpetual war and oppression will die with it.
As more and more people awaken to this truth, the power of the beast known as "government" diminishes, and the power of humanity grows. In a very real sense, the world really is on the brink of "anarchy": a society of free, equal, peaceful human beings. The age of statism and authoritarianism--and all the pain, injustice, suffering and death it has brought with it--is nearing its end. The age of peaceful coexistence, and a truly free and voluntary society, is about to begin. Whether you will be one of those helping to make this change happen, or one of those resisting it, is up to you.
There are probably only a handful of people on the entire planet that are that dedicated, so no, it won't work.
“rule by no one,”
Means no rules. . .you make your own rules.
I want what you have, I’ll take it.
No rules or someone to say it is wrong.
If rules say ‘no’ then some one had to write the rules, and if someone says ‘no’ (like the person being robbed) then that person makes the rules.
Anarchy = nonsense.
Just the idea of freedom is frightening to some, I see. You’ll do fine under the New World Order policy when you must disrobe in silence before getting on an airplane.
The New England town meeting of old was a very effective model for governing. Towns could band together to protect themselves from a common goal. Town meetings were the source of decision-making for the good of its inhabitants.
There just can't be any real freedom in the global and national messes that are running things now. They're removed from those they supposedly govern, and their only interest is contolling populations for their gains....financial and otherwise.
No rules to stop you from stealing?
No rules to stop you from murder?
No rules to stop you from destroying property or lives?
Seriously. . .and you call that ‘freedom?”?
Have a nice day in your anarchy utopia.
And I will do what it takes to get it back.
I don't know. There does seem to be some form of justice involved.
Will contemplate further.
Some jackholes can't discern between a Constitutionalist and a statist and so they're reduced to labeling Constitutionalists as NWO lackeys. Good luck with that.
When your freedom to steal is met by the property owners freedom to shoot you, how ofter do you think you’ll steal? How many bullet wounds can you survive?
Yes, the point being the person being robbed and trying to get it back is making a rule, acting as a ‘ruler,’ saying “no, you can’t do that.”
Anarchy is absence of rules and/or the ability to enforce rules.
Last time I will visit this thread or read posts to it, as I think it is a little late (or early) to count as a Friday Silliness thread.
Bring in the Florida retirement home crowds and see if you are still excited.
Anarchy is possible, but only for a brief time before the dictatorship.
Pray for a Sulla, be content with a Pinochet. Fear a Cromwell.
No, I don’t reject it. Do you think we are living under it now?
In any truly anarchic situation, people quickly rally around natural leaders, who re-establish government, of a sort at least. In its initial stages, such government often bears a significant resemblance to rule by street gangs.
The term “anarchy,” in its origins, actually meant “without a leader,” not without government. History shows not one single period of which I’m aware of anything resembling a stable anarchic order. (Anarchic order, of course, being a classic oxymoron.)
The choice is not between rule by leaders and absence of leaders, it’s between how leaders are chosen.
These wild swings in societal organization reflect an immoral an immoderate society. The calls for anarchy always accompany the response to the rise of totalitarianism. Time and time again, anarchists transform themselves into totalitarians after they have destroyed the previous tyranny. True anarchy is just another form of Utopianism; it is impracticable and it inevitably descends into tyranny.
A truly civil and just society requires virtuous populace to take root. We had that at the founding of this nation. We once had a people that believed in and feared their Creator; the people believed in a moral order substantially and essentially based on the Ten Commandments. Today, the virtuous populace is but a relic, a minority rump of its past.
That being said, this current tyranny is IMO, capable of enormous evil, and I would ally myself with the anarchist, at least for the time being, to defeat it.
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