Star and flaged
Very unmistakeably happening these days.
It is very loosely based on Aristotle's "Politics"...(I believe if not Aristotle then Plato but one of those two) regarding the arc of societies
Anarchy = a lie.
Kingship = is a despot a.k.a. monarchy
Despotism = a.k.a. a monarchy, dictatorial government
Anarchy= a lie ( not yours, but theirs to the people )
I think anarchy does not belong in this list.
Anarchy means by definition, Without Rule. No man or institute or corporation has a the right to stand above your rights. We are all equal.
Anarchy did not exist for even a moment in western history.
Always someone or group of people was in power. In times this power isn't fully in use and is open for consolidation. Anarchy can not be used for
such a situation.
War or civil war is always been the result. One power holding on to the power they already had or obtained after it's user stopt using it.
And a gathering of people trying to grab the remaining power for themselves.
This means there already formed a situation where the use of power to obtain it. Simply means it can not be anarchy.
For the other steps in you list, I know a really good lecture about the end of America.
From a woman who wrote a book about it. It was posted here a few days ago. A coincidence. I've seen it way before the the thread.
I really can say it's a must watch. If you don't know it and are interested of course.
The end of America
By Naomi Wolf. I couldn't find the thread or post.
The link I keep in my favourites.
If interested try the political ideology forum.
[edit on 7/2/10 by Sinter Klaas]