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Originally posted by StopFearMongering
reply to post by theovermensch
You know, being badass like Tyler Durden is all fine and dandy but I just so happen to enjoy doctors, health care, retirement security, and all the other bonuses of having a government. Sure it's flawed, but when some intruder breaks into your house, burns it to the ground, and then gives you some unknown disease somehow you'll be glad you have law enforcement, insurance, and health care.
Text It's very frustrating, but anarchy will only create more panic, fear, misinformation, disinformation, and lack of progress.
Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
If you want pure liberty you want anarchy.
If you want pure violence and fascism you want a very large oppressive state.
Anarchy = Non-violence, maximum freedom of self expression, and property,pure liberty
Statism = Pure Violence/tyranny.
Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
No, I don't think anarchy would be great fro most people. I can see what would happen when an army of 10,000 thugs head out of the city ....
You mean like 10,000 military police in the streets in a police state.Yay!
meds would be lost
most people are so wired in they would not know how to cope and adjust to the tyranny of total anarchy
Like the tyranny of total dictatorship or total globalist corporatism or total globalist banks?
I would know how to survive and probably prosper
I believe one of the least thought about things during a collapse is understanding mechanical engineering enough to build water pumps/ram jets; low voltage refigeration and other things that could operate on low power or driven by mechanical means......
if you make it throught the first 90 days you will have a chance and it depends when the SHTF, in spring there would be time to grow food for the winter; in winter there are many other challenges that one would have to deal with ... cold/ not able to grow food ...
so .... it all depends when the shtf ....
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
If you want an example of an anarchy state look at Somalia. I think the last thing anyone in the West wants is to revert to a third world nation.
There really is no easy fix to our problem, and this might be because it is not in our nature to live in such large societies. We're social animals, but in the context of small, tribal communities with maybe a few hundred or a few thousand people at most; not hundreds of millions.
The best system, in theory, would have to either be Marxism or communism (within small tribes), but communism succumbs too quickly to corruption and I don't think Marxism has ever successfully been attempted.
Honestly the world would just be a better place without the cancer that is humanity plaguing it.edit on 15-12-2011 by DestroyDestroyDestroy because: typo
Originally posted by ComeFindMe
reply to post by AlexIR
I don't think that would work though bud. What about cancer / illness caused by environmental factors? Sunlight...pollution...alcohol / tobacco consumption?