Well you obviously have no faith in Humans banned member...
You think we would just sit down and let the world fall apart around us?
Of course not!!
If you think it's only government that keeps us from killing each other, then that's stupid.
Anarchism is about the workers (who are the majority BTW) having control of the means of production. Having control of their own lives.
Instead of an "owner" making all the money from workers labour the workers will equally benefit from their labour.
We will still have a fire service, hospitals etc...as we do now.
Is it the government that tells someone to be a firefighter? Of course not.
It's a choice a person makes and that person would make the same choice with or without government. Right now we are having fire station brown-outs
and closures because
of governments miss-spending of our money.
Anarchism is not about ppl laying around smoking pot, and if you think thats it then you need to do some research. Don't confuse real Anarchism with
the punk rock version...Even though punk put the word into the mainstream it gave it a bad name. Because the spiky haired squad believed the systems
interpretation of Anarchy which is chaos and do # all.
In an anarchist society ppl will have to be responsible for themselves and their neighbors. We know what we need for life to be good for everybody.
Right now governments cause the exact problems you talk about.
They keep 3rd world countries from developing. They steal recources that could be used to make life better for everyone.
And why would your neighbor need to take your pot when he could just get his own? It's only in capitalism that resources have such a high value.
There's enough pot, or food, or shelter for everyone but capitalism keeps these things artificially scarce to keep prices up.
Buildings boarded up because they don't sell etc...Wharehouses full of food thats left to go bad...All so the profits keep pouring in for the few to
remain wealthy whilst the rest go hungry.
It's easy to ignore the suffering of others when you live in the land of plenty.
Read up on what happened in Spain after the 1936 revolution, before the fascist took control.
Heres a start;
Do these ppl look like pot smokers?
This is a great read;
[edit on 28/1/2005 by ANOK]