i'm really glad this community exists. i've been getting so sick of what seems to be the dominant theories of anarchism at this time that i've been thinking of dissolving all ties with the movement.
oh sure, i believe that the government that governs best is the one that governs least, or preferably not at all, but it's this die-hard socialism/communism that seems to infest the anarchists community that bothers me.
well, this is a forum for constructive dialogue and not bullshit, so i'll lay off that and say i'm looking forward to communicating with the other members of this community, and that i hope that this community thrives.
mofomisfit out :)
So, let's get things rolling. I guess the first thing of interest that comes to mind is how people talk to non-politically active type people about anarchy. I've done it with mixed results, but i think i've gotten better at it.
Basically, i explain that hierarchy, where one person has more power and control than someone else, is corrupting and inherently violent. all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. i give some examples, i.e. government/representative democracy, wage slavery, gender/race roles, etc.
then i go on to explain some alternatives like neighborhood assemblies, democratic unions, indymedia, FNB, affinity groups, and so on.
a lot of the time people say it's too idealistic, but i say that it's not only possible but it's happening all the time, that people can at cooperatively without screwing each other based on the sole principle of mutual aid, where we are all free at the cooperation of everybody else.
anyways, how's your success rate been? what do you say?
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