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Originally posted by Shamatt
I think there are two issues here.
The spreding of more disinformation about what an anarchist is, and what they may stand for is one. One which seems to have sucked in a lot of ignorant poeple who are posting on this thread.
More importantly it highlights the stupidity of people who respond with "No Way" because they don't like the police!! OMG If it were not so sreious it would be funny. We don't like the police and we don't trust them so we won't give them aany info! These people are stupid because they actually beleive both lies.
In reality, what is being said here should not even need to be said. If you see folks about in your neighbouhood, or hear come accross some information about unrest or violence, then tell the authorities.
It is simple. If you see bad people do bad things tell the cops!
The sad part about all this: The article which reinforces the ignorance surrounding anarchists, and the idiots who lap it all up. Can no one see the bigger picture?
Originally posted by poopmaster
I'm an Anarchist, I'm proud to be an anarchist and if anybody at all starts discussing politics with me I tell them what I am, BUT shockingly I have never thrown a bomb, petrol bomb or missiles (stones bricks etc) at the police, I have never killed anybody I'm not a thief and strangely enough abide by all the laws that are morally right.
You, sir, are one strange anarchist. You adibe by all the laws AND you are an anarchist? LULZedit on 2-8-2011 by poopmaster because: (no reason given)
Such people often call themselves 'anarchists'. Because it makes them sound hard.
If it is a political belief, then that is one thing, but the definition can vary so much, from politics to way of life. To be an anarchist is to be the complete antithesis of what a citizen is, to my understanding, so I don't see how being an anarchist can be possible the way that is bolded up at the top of my post.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
I'll make you all a deal...
you see I'm an Anarchists...
and I've been dying for a good fish & chips and Guinness stout...
So if your willing to buy... I'll be happy to let you spy on me as much as you like...
cheers M8edit on 2-8-2011 by DaddyBare because: (no reason given)
First off, learn to use the "quote" tags. Second, it's very easy to abide by the laws and be an anarchist. If you consider anarchism to be the most viable social structure, but wish to not harm your fellow man, you may live in a Lawed society and try to spread it peacefully. Anarchism works best, or perhaps only, when everyone in a society agrees to it. It is difficult for one person to have a good life completely alone, and an anarchist may not find an anarchistic society of one to be appealing.
By the way, your post which came alarmingly close to victim blaming on everyone who's ever suffered isn't really a viable position. Even when good men stand up and stand together, the bad men will win out. It wasn't simply complacency which allowed the holocaust to go forward; it was large groups of people who wanted it to go forward. Some complacency did contribute, but lots of other things did as well.