posted on Dec, 12 2009 @ 11:46 PM
Anarchism is about consensus, making sure everyone and/or everything that is affected by a decision mutually agrees on the decision being made. Like I
said before, anarchism rejects all forms of authority, oppression and repression. Anarchism is against anything that gets in the way of equality. My
interpretation of anti-authoritarianism dictates that in order to be conducive to egalitarianism, our methods of producing and acquiring 'products'
must be based on mutual aid, community and a gift economy.
Being without authoritarians means a whole life change. It means a whole lot more self responsibility. Trading economies still make it quite easy to
not have to rely on yourself too much. A life without capitalism and authoritarians; one thats based on mutual aid, community, and gifting means that
you either make it yourself, be a decent person so that people want to work with you or do without.
Some people will always want decisions to be made for them, it is quite a bit easier than the alternative.
The thing to remember is that we partake in anarchism all the time. Ever order a pizza with friends? Chances are you came to a consensus, no one
dictated over anyone and chances are you didnt even 'vote'. We all know what its like being the one thats voted against.
Anarchism as a social/relationship approach works everyday, all the time but, the only way anarchism could ever work as a method of organizing our
lives and communities is if we were broken down and organized much more locally and regionally. Anarchism on a national or global scale could never
keep authoritarianism at bey.
That is of course speaking as if there is no mass social awakening, but I am no longer even attempting to grasp at straws for that. If we all
eventually begin to reject authoritarianism where ever we see it, both in ourselves and elsewhere, than yes, anarchism will 'naturally' happen. You
could argue that the rejection of authoritarianism is even our natural evolutionary path....Again, I am not grasping at straws for this....
The answer is to fight, and in fighting, build communities, create the change you want to see in your life. Dont wait around to change congress or for
the revolution, make change now, where you can. Say things that you know you should and shouldnt, push the envelope. Build strange things, build
ecosystems with permaculture, invite friends to stay and treat each other well, just as you would want to be treated, this is how it starts. Treat
people (and other things) unusually well and you will be surprised how it comes back and just how affective it can be.
Anarchism is not about getting the overseers out of your private business or your private land or your private life.
Anarchism is about not being oppressive.