reply to post by Sacrosanct
While it is true that Anarchism is by no means comparable to Socialism,
it is also true that humans are social creatures.
So while I can be independant and selfish, to be truely free I need to allow all the other people their freedoms too. Otherwise we'd have one ore
more people forcing their choices onto other people. That's what we have now, and is not anarchy.
I stay out of your business, and you stay out of mine. Keep my business out of yours. Help each other if necessary.
Only by taking responsibility over our actions, can we gain freedom.
And it takes a measure of responsibility to refrain from unnecessary meddling.
The PTB create conditions where it seems easier to give up your individual responsibility, and let them handle all that in exchange for safety,
Most people want to work together. They realize that they can achieve more as a team. Chaos has a tendency to self-organize, and so the team's
hierarchy will also self-organize. Whoever is most knowledgeable will take charge. That, of course, presupposes that people are competent enough to
not fall for someones charisma, or whatnot, and actually measure people by their ability and the stuff they do.
Something that is not enforced in our society, as you can see in the media -where 'stars' reign, and any normal person doing the right, social,
thing -is immediately propelled to 'starhood' and whatnot. "I can't beleive you saved that child/dog/etc. from the bus. You are special. You
deserve the key to the city. can I have your autograph..."
There are, of course many people who would never accept others to be equal to them in responsibility, and freedom. the PTB, and any shallow 'star'
that relies on power over- or the adoration of others, rather than their own competence.
These will either learn to accept, or probably try to subjugate again.
At which point anarchy would unify to restore anarchy.
This type of non-system requires a good education, etc. It is feasible, and has been practiced before. Only to be stomped out by TPTB.
You just have to realize, that there are more of us. And take back your responsibility!