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Originally posted by poet1b
A pretty good video, but there are some glaring errors.
Communism is supposed to be a society without a government, where people come together voluntarily to share in the exchange of goods.
A republic is a form of a democracy. The U.S. is not a true democracy or a true republic. The U.S. is not ran by a Prime Minister, it is headed by a popularly elected president. Jefferson called our nation a democratic republic.
Hitler did not take over Germany after Germany became an anarchy. That is not how it happened. Neither was Ceasars rise to power in Rome historically correct. There are clear discrepancies here.
What makes the U.S. government successful is a balance of powers. When the balance of power is thrown off, that is when our country is in the most danger. Ike had is right, beware of the rise of the military industrial complex. Ceasar was a general.
Originally posted by promomag
Something that video really goes out it's way to say about Anarchy
Anarchists are those who advocate the absence of the state, arguing that common sense would allow for people to come together in agreement to form a functional society allowing for the participants to freely develop their own sense of morality, ethics or principled behaviour. The rise of anarchism as a philosophical movement occurred in the mid 19th century, with its idea of freedom as being based upon political and economic self-rule. This occurred alongside the rise of the nation-state and large-scale industrial capitalism, and the corruption that came with their successes.
Although anarchists share a rejection of the state, they differ about economic arrangements and possible rules that would prevail in a stateless society, ranging from complete common ownership and distribution according to need, to supporters of private property and free market competition. For example, most forms of anarchism, such as that of anarcho-communism, anarcho-syndicalism, or anarcho-primitivism not only seek rejection of the state, but also other systems which they perceive as authoritarian, which includes capitalism, wage labor, and private property. In opposition, a political philosophy known as anarcho-capitalism argues that a society without a state is a free market capitalist system that is voluntarist in nature.
The word "anarchy" is often used by non-anarchists as a pejorative term, intended to connote a lack of control and a negatively chaotic environment. Because of this, some activists have self-identified as libertarian socialists. In more recent times anti-authoritarian has offered another similar self-identification. However, anarchists still argue that anarchy does not imply nihilism, anomie, or the total absence of rules, but rather an anti-authoritarian society that is based on the spontaneous order of free individuals in autonomous communities, operating on principles of mutual aid, voluntary association, and direct action.