posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 04:02 PM
Please educate yourself on a topic before posting, or at least differentiate between "proclaimed anarchists" and actual anarchists. Just because
someone wears punk/goth clothing, acts tough, has multiple addictions, and usually begs for change at stoplights, doesn't mean they are an anarchist.
In New Orleans, we call them Gutter Punks and they are worthless trash. They claim to be "free" while they squat in abandoned buildings, beg for
change from tourists and then threaten them when they don't give, and basically act as annoying and self righteous leeches on society. They usually
come from upper middle class families and that is where they will eventually return and continue to be unproductive lumps, dependent on someone
There are certainly many different flavors of actual anarchism, which is kind of the point. Communities decide their own values rather than some
oppressive force that enforces the values of the elite class (which is what we have in America. My apologies to idealists & optimists).
Read up on some Lysander Spooner or Benjamin Tucker before you go bashing a family of political philosophies you obviously don't understand. I'm
more in tune with the more "right wing" anarchists just mentioned, but there is plenty of reading on the left side of the fence, as well ,that's
worthwhile, be it Emma Goldman, Bakunin, Kropotkin, etc. Left anarchism is largely a European phenomenon.
Several Native American tribes had a largely anarchistic societal organization which worked quite well. With all the different ideas out there, the
different "flavors" actually agree on alot, but the main difference would be between your "right" anarchists and your "left" anarchists. The
former tends to believe that free citizens would more likely compete than cooperate while the latter believes vice versa. Both agree that the state
causes more problems than it solves.
But back to the OP: The "anarchists" you are writing about aren't anarchists at all. They are self entitled punks, angry at the world for no good
reason. Anarchy doesn't mean what the Mainstream media brainwashes you to think it means. It actually represents genuine freedom vs. a controlling
authority telling you that you have freedom as it systematically takes said freedom away from you.
I would agree that at least 99% of humanity is not ready for true anarchy, because it requires a high degree of self reliance and personal
responsibility. People need to be told what to do and how to do it and they need human sacrifices to appease them if something goes wrong. Way too
unevolved for actual freedom.