Anarchist Writings

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Roland_Deschain, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. For anyone interested in the various models of anarchism, I discovered a site last night with an extensive collection of writings online. This site also features a history of anarchist movements.

    Anarchy Archives
     
  2. #2 NefariousBredd, Sep 13, 2011
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    Anarchy means "The Natural State of Things". If you need help, you ask your neighbor. If your neighbor need help, you help him. If your community needs help, they help each other. You barter, exchange goods, share trades and trade skills. People live in small, sustainable communities, adopt a relationship with their land and live and love with equal intensity. This makes people STRONG. THIS is CULTURE. We desperately need it. We are, after all, creatures of the earth. I have not forgotten.

    We should be scared of anarchy. Our "freedoms" must be protected. We shouldn't ask for help. If we need help, we pay for it. We call for the police, for an ambulance or for a doctor. We don't get help if we aren't insured, or meet certain classification criteria. We are bound to fiat currency (no real value) and to the systems that require it. We follow laws, whether we understand them, disagree with them or otherwise. We do these things or else we are stuck in a cage to be sodomized by rabid gorillas.

    I, personally, think anything other than small localized communities with small localized economies is doomed to failure. I don't advocate anarchy, but it has some great concepts. I don't advocate any form of government. I just know the one we have now is not sustainable by peaceful means.
     
  3. Not to nitpick, but wouldn't that be anarchy?
     
  4. What you will. I dont care for titles. Someone else would point out that even barter and trade requires some amount of governance and organization. All I care about is freedom.
     
  5. Anarchism advocates for a "government" that is controlled directly by working people, rule from the bottom up rather then top down.
     
  6. I can subscribe!
     
  7. Anarchism has multiple definitions. AFAIK, it doesn't advocate a government of any kind.
     
  8. That is false.
     

  9. Corrected
     
  10. Anarcho-communism, perhaps, but that is only one school of anarchism.
     

  11. Anarcho-Syndicalism is closer to what he is talking about.

    An-Cap Embraces private property and capitalism as its main focus. Private property rights provide for most of the "Rules."
     
  12. ARTHUR: Then who is your lord?
    WOMAN: We don't have a lord.
    ARTHUR: What?
    DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take
    it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
    ARTHUR: Yes.
    DENNIS: But all the decision of that officer have to be ratified
    at a special biweekly meeting.
    ARTHUR: Yes, I see.
    DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,--
    ARTHUR: Be quiet!
    DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more--
    ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
    WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?
    ARTHUR: I am your king!
     
  13. Whoops, my mistake. Should have known, since I did read parts of the wikipedia article on it.
     
  14. Mises also had a spectacular article on Anarcho Syndicalism not too long ago.

    Mises.org is an awesome source of material if you are looking for writings that are a little more contemporary
     
  15. uhhh no its not
     
  16. self-governance is still government
     
  17. Anarchists are socialists
     
  18. No it's not, yes it is, is boring. Argue some facts. Educate us.
     

  19. In that case, there has always been government throughout the history of the world, and animals have government. lol. Government is a governing BODY that has authority over PEOPLE.
     
  20. Actually communism is that :D But atleast you get the picture.

    If "anarchism" meant the natural state of things, than it would be a society of hunter-gatherers.
     
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