An introduction to the issue of anarchy in todays society

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An introduction to the issue of anarchy in todays society

Meanwhile we suggested to Donald Rooum, creator of the anarchist Wildcat cartoons, that he should produce a pamphlet on Anarchism. The first part of this compilation pages 1 to 28 is his response. Freedom Press are responsible for the second part, consisting of excerpts from Freedom Press titles except for those of Charlotte Wilson and George Nicholson, which were nevertheless published in Freedom.

As democratic socialism aspires to the votes that would secure office and power, it moves to conform to popular prejudice, and in the process becomes more and more remote from socialism. More and more genuine socialists are recognising that there is nothing left of socialism in the Labour Party.

What can they do? Go for proportional representation another electoral gimmick and end up with the Liberals? Remember the Gang of Four who were going to break the mould, and have ended up in the House of Lords, and Shirley Williams lecturing at Harvard!

Anarchism, an Introduction by Donald Rooum What Anarchists Believe Anarchists believe that the point of society is to widen the choices of individuals. This is the axiom upon which the anarchist case is founded.

If you were isolated you would still have the human ability to make decisions, but the range of viable decisions would be severely restricted by the environment. Society, however it is organised, gives individuals more opportunities, and anarchists think this is what society is for.

Anarchists strive for a society which is as efficient as possible, that is a society which provides individuals with the widest possible range of individual choices.

Any social relationship in which one party dominates another by the use of threats explicit or tacit, real or delusory restricts the choices of the dominated party. Occasional, temporary instances of coercion may be inevitable; but in the opinion of anarchists, established, institutionalised, coercive relationships are by no means inevitable.

They are a social blight which everyone should try to eliminate. Anarchism is opposed to states, armies, slavery, the wages system, the landlord system, prisons, monopoly capitalism, oligopoly capitalism, state capitalism, bureaucracy, meritocracy, theocracy, revolutionary governments, patriarchy, matriarchy, monarchy, oligarchy, protection rackets, intimidation by gangsters, and every other kind of coercive institution.

In other words, anarchism opposes government in all its forms. In a government society, anarchists may in practice apply to one coercive institution for protection from another.

They may, for instance, call on the legal establishment for protection against rival governments like violent criminals, brutal bosses, cruel parents, or fraudulent police. But the differences between different levels and forms of coercive institutions are less significant than the similarities.

An introduction to the issue of anarchy in todays society

For dictionary purposes, anarchism may be correctly defined as opposition to government in all its forms. But it would be a mistake to think of anarchism as essentially negative.

The opposition to government arises out of a belief about society which is positive. Anarchy The ideal of anarchism is a society in which all individuals can do whatever they choose, except interfere with the ability of other individuals to do what they choose.

This ideal is called anarchy, from the Greek anarchia, meaning absence of government. Anarchists do not suppose that all people are altruistic, or wise, or good, or identical, or perfectible, or any romantic nonsense of that kind. They believe that a society without coercive institutions is feasible, within the repertoire of natural, imperfect, human behaviour.

There are science-fiction stories and other fantasies in which anarchies are imagined, but they are not prescribed. Any society which does not include coercive institutions will meet the anarchist objective.

Every society imposes limits, and there are those who argue, with the air of having an unanswerable argument, that this makes anarchism impossible. But anarchy is not perfect freedom. It is only the absence of government, or coercive establishments.

To show that perfect freedom is impossible is not to argue against anarchism, but simply to provide an instance of the general truth that nothing is perfect. Of course, the feasibility of anarchy cannot be certainly proved.

This usage is etymologically improper, but as a matter of historical fact it is older than the proper one. The poem was published several years after it was written, and by that time anarchists were beginning to call themselves anarchists.

Some anarchists have tried to overcome the confusion by calling themselves something different, such as autonomists or libertarians, but the effect has been to replace one ambiguity with another. Enlightened journalists are already following this practice. Wars use much bigger bombs, kill many more people, and cause much more terror, but wars do not count as terrorism because they are perpetrated with legal authority.

Terrorism has been used by anarchists. It has also been used by Catholic Christians, Protestant Christians, Mohammedans, Hindus, Sikhs, Marxists, fascists, nationalists, patriots, royalists and republicans. The vast majority of anarchists, at all times and places, have opposed terrorism as morally repugnant and counter-productive.

So have the vast majority of Christians and so on, but in their cases it is not necessary to say so. In the case of anarchists it needs to be emphasised that they abhor terrorism, because malicious and ill-informed persons sometimes portray anarchists as wild-eyed bombers with no opinions at all, just an insane urge to destroy.Anarchy is the goal of anarchists: the society variously described to be without government or without authority; a condition of state- lessness, of free federation, of ‘complete’ freedom and equality based.

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An introduction to the issue of anarchy in todays society

Comment by Auslander. Our world is slowly, actually in the last month not so slowly, approaching the active continuation of the war that started in EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANARCHY (But Were Afraid To Ask) ORIGINAL CREDITS: First printed and published by: .

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Quite frequently the question is raised as to what has gone wrong with our society today, what has caused the problems, and what can be done to correct them?

When almost daily we hear of school shootings, drug busts, rapes, robberies, and people being threatened, it is no wonder that people are questioning the ills of society. This is a list of anarchist communities representing any society or portion thereof founded by anarchists that functions according to anarchist philosophy and principles.

Anarchists have been involved in a wide variety of community experiments since the 19th century. Anarchy: Lists of ungoverned communities;.

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