posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 08:22 PM
Interesting discussion of anarchy/ism I have discovered.
Some of it was contradictory, but no contradictions I'm harsh against.
I've been thinking of anarchism a lot lately. Rediscovering it, and that I am truly an anarchist.
I like to go beyond the punk rock definition, though, in my musical ecclecicism I actually like punk rock. Though, I'm not sure the punk rock image
has benefited anarchism. I suppose there is a difference between anarchy and anarchism. Anarchy being the state of chaos and anarchism being the
political philosophy. Though, there probably is an alternate word to "political" philosophy.
Anarchism has existed 2 places, Danes if there are any, feel free to correct me if you feel I am wrong or mistaken.
The examples to anarchism are Spain during the SCW, and til a few years ago, Christiania, which as far as I think I know, was a squre mile surrounded
About Christiania, I'd heard as it was Danish military base that was abandonned and closed, and was then taken over by anarchists, punks, and
hippies. There were two laws, no cars and no guns, so cars were parked outside and people walked in, and people who were paranoid about personal
security, had dogs. From what I've heard recently, the Danish government has cracked down on the drugs. I can say shame on you, paranoid government.
Though, at the same time commending them for being as tolerant as they were, for as long as they tolerated it. In the US the government would have
immediately cracked down killing many people in the process. I actually, look forward to the Danish correction if there are any Danes reading this.
I have lately, learned a lot about Spanish anarchism in the SCW from Youtube. A great thing this Youtube, no more government secrets, as long as
Youtube lasts, I hope it does last forever.
I do find that I am an anarch-syndicalist, from what I've learned about that. It does seem to be between Communism (more later on communism, as it
too is a word that has similarly been destroyed) and capitalism or free-enterprise. Though, the anarchist regions of Spain were anti-money, and
pro-barter. Now, I would say, take a slow process using barter, but don't completely abandon money, but eventually abon it as hopefully it becomes an
anachronism, as I believe it would and will. Trying to predict the
time that the money concept dies off, slowly convert money to land and other goods, and technologies
The anarchists of the SCW were more communist, truly communist than the communists calling themselves communist. Communism is, a potentially beautiful
concept, though, realize, there is nor has there ever been a communist country. I'd say the so-called communist countries were more nationalist than
communist. When you first look at the word, "communism" you see "commun". I've been to a commune, they are now often called "interntional
communities", probably in an effort to escape the bad press of the word commune. Most communes are collections of dozens, maybe 100, people who have
chosen to live in cooperation with people they've chosen to live in cooperation with. Most so-called communist countries have populations of millions
of people. I would say, these "communist" countries are more nationalist that communist. I'll also mention that a few of the political subdivisions
in Switzerland are called communes, most of them are called cantons. If the word hadn't been destroyed as it has, I'd call myself a communist.
As for anarchist, I do sometimes call myself an anarchist, but I am still somewhat selective of who I tell that to. And then I have to preface it with
"but I'm not a bomb thrower". Though, people probably aren't so shocked by the word in places like Spain and Russia, though, they might still
disagree with it. I have seen that a synonym might be nice. I have stumble upon this one, "decentralist".
why is there a character limit? I'm not finished.