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I think this can be largely explained by human nature, our lust for power and our desire for security.
It would only work if 100% of people agreed and I find that to be impossible.
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
A lot of people don’t understand that libertarianism was originally on the left within the anarchist movement.
Also, horseshoe theory is real.
Anarchists, anarchocommunists, and libertarians all to varying degrees want a society without centralized gov, not hierarchical, mutual community to community and individual to individual equal interaction not based on force. Etc.
All three are ostensibly anti authoritarian.
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
I remain an anarchist at heart.....but I am also a realist and know that the one thing that prevents it is human nature.
Unless there is ever a significant step change in human nature and consciousness there will never be a truly anarchist or libertarian society.
The idea of Political Correctness doesn't seem onerous to me, although it can obviously be distorted and manipulated by powerful special interest lobbies.
originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: MadLad
To quote Conan the Barbarian:
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
Wouldn't it be nice if civilized people refrained from discourtesy amongst their co-workers? I suppose that is utopian thinking also.