posted on Mar, 5 2008 @ 03:05 PM
Pro-government teachers, preachers, beneficiaries, lawyers, journalists and employees all insist that the word "anarchist" means one who favors
"chaos" and violence. That is a LIE.
It is not just a lie, it is the opposite of the truth; for it is government that causes chaos and violence. So to help clear the confusion, let's
define these terms.
Government means an organization that governs those within its power. If you're within reach of a government, it is taking some of the decisions
that affect your destiny. There are possibly better ways to define government; but that will do for now.
Anarchism, in contrast, means "absence of a ruler". It's one of a series of words derived from Greek: "monarchy" is government by one person,
"oligarchy" by a few persons, "plutarchy" by some rich persons, and so on. The prefix "an-" means a negation or opposite, and the suffix
"-archy" means "rule", hence "anarchy" means rule by no persons. Derived from the Greek root (anarchos) meaning “without authority,”
anarchism, anarchist, and anarchy are used to express both approval and disapproval. An "anarchist" is one who believes society runs best when
nobody rules or governs it; when each of its members makes 100% of the choices that affect his or her life and therefore none at all of those
affecting anyone else's.
Why Smash Civilization
Naturally, pro-government people hate that idea, because they would not be able to strut around ruling other people or live off their labor. So
they do all they can to discredit anarchism. As above, they lie; they try to redefine the word, to scare people into supposing that it means
"chaos". On this web site, we'll examine the true source of chaos and violence.
To compound the confusion, some people call themselves "anarchists" but openly destroy the property of, and call for controls over, the peaceful
behavior of those they hate - so proving that they really favor government. So we have to recall the definition: a genuine anarchist doesn't want to
rule anyone, except himself. We love freedom - and not just for ourselves. We're happy for everyone else to enjoy it too.
Civilization is exploitation of mass society. Specialization, division of labor creates hierarchies to maintain the complex web of production /
consumption - techno-industrial mass society. Exploitation divides mass society and the individual on grounds of class, gender, ethnicity and sexual
preference. Mass society can't be reformed. It must be replaced.
Liberty is the creative power to be yourself and to choose your own path in life without interference. It is the consequence of accepting and
maintaining complete responsibility for your own thoughts, choices and actions, as well as making null all things that oppose or restrict your rights
as an individual.
To restrict or violate the freedom of the individual is to interfere with his or her life. To impose on this freedom, to restrict its nature, or
to violate its code, is the great enemy of the individual. Governments, in general, play a critical role in the perpetuation of the life of this
enemy, whereas it should be the responsibility of the government to defend, protect and promote our freedom as individuals, never to restrict this
freedom and to violate our individual rights. Otherwise it is not government, but a bar to our progress and evolution.
Respect and assert every individual as unique, and recognize their own special value in the Universe, affirming the right of everyone to live
their own life in their own way.
Self-ownership, self-responsibility and self-government are vital elements of our way of Life. In our free way of thinking, the government itself
should principally exist to protect and defend our rights to live in absolute freedom. It should not be allowed to violate the rights of any
individual and it should only be permitted to exercise criminal law in the event that one has violated the individual rights of another.
Believe and assert that we are free to control our own lives and we do not give that control over to another. Our life is our own responsibility. We
do not let others govern or dominate our lives, and we do not fear to be ourselves and to do our own Wills, but rather do we step forward as true
individuals -- responsible, strong and free! -- taking it upon ourselves to be and do what we Will without violating the Will or individual rights of
The same liberty we have and desire we also grant to others. We should all be trusted to live our own life in freedom. Lack of trust has been one
of the great enemies of mankind, stripping us of our human integrity and respect. It has been the cause of much unnecessary suffering and conflict in
the world, between man and man, nation and nation. Lack of trust by the government is detrimental to the free development of the individual.
Governments, in general, do not trust, respect or promote the individual. And what is society -- which they claim to serve -- but a collection of
individuals? It is individuals who make up society; otherwise, society is only an illusion. The individual is the Soul of Society, and the individual
is what counts. A government should exist to protect and promote the fundamental rights of the individual. As it now stands, most so-called forms of
government are making people serve their own bureaucratic needs more than serving the genuine needs of the individual. They are in direct conflict
with their own intended nature, and it is the people who are directly affected by this conflict, making them weak and dependent, rather than strong
Our object is to live and let live, to be free and to give equal freedom to others, to control our own life and to allow all others to do the
same. We actively promote the freedom and spirit of the individual. Every individual should be given the equal opportunity to control his or her own
life and to be responsible for him or herself. To deprive any one of these gifts of life is to interfere with his or her unique and essential way to
self-fulfillment. Every man and every woman is a Star. It is our Great Work to freely pursue our own Orbits of Life, to follow the Way of our own True
Natures, and to give equal opportunity to every other Star to do the same, letting all, who Will, become masters and leaders of their own self.
Most so-called forms of government as we know them today are making slaves out of people, not leaders of the self. They are detrimental to the
people and they should be abolished, reduced or reconstructed by the Mighty Hand of Liberty to harmonize with the fundamental needs and rights of the
individual. Where there's a Will, there's a Way!