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Originally posted by platipus
reply to post by mr-lizard
i could care less about ur rants on the way i type over a forum community.
no big deal. i bet u get irritated when ur fingernail is broken.
[edit on 7-10-2009 by platipus]
No government and its rules govern the way I interact with these people. I treat them with respect because I know it is in my best interest to do so.
Based on my own experiances this is how most people are, they do not need someone else to make them respect others it is just the way they are. That is what would need to be relied apon in an anarchistic society, yes their are bad people out there but there are many more people who want to live peacefully and happily.
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
reply to post by DINSTAAR
Yes but if it is not on a single larger scale effort, it could be on many small scale efforts.
Plus, anarchism would more than likely end up falling into a direct democracy.
But it sucks then too because when the majority doesn't know whats best for them, it will still sink...(America).
Originally posted by Striker122
This site goes really deep on the theory of Anarchism for anyone that is interested.
I'm quite surprised with this thread. I didn't know there were people on ATS who have adopted Anarchism considering all the slander against it from politicians, schools and the media. But then again, ATS's motto is "Deny Ignorance", so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
Great thread OP. Star and flag.
EDIT: I just realized Mr. Lizard already posted a link to the same web site.
[edit on 25-10-2009 by Striker122]
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
reply to post by Phlynx
So on a site that discusses conspiracies, cover-ups, and general distaste for the current system we live under, it seemed unlikely that people with anarchist tendencies would not be present.
I guess to me, these ideas seemed too anti-establishment to not be included on ATS.
Originally posted by sicklecell
reply to post by ludaChris
People are selfish in general, the individuals needs will always overshadow the needs of others, but in an anarchistic society i think people would quickly realize that helping others would further their own agenda, and to help themselves they would need to help others (unless they have an underground shelter with a life time supply of food) simply to survive, through methods like community farming and permaculture.
Every man for themself would turn into every man for their community for themself.
But doing things like this you could run the risk of needing to create 'rules' for your little community thus defeating the purpose of an anarchistic society.
It is a very interesting subject.