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Originally posted by Damrod
You speak a lot of truth in there. Our forefathers went to war against England for a lot less than what we tolerate every day. It is a madness. A madness of complacency and apathy.
Originally posted by Xaphan
edit on 20-4-2012 by Xaphan because: (no reason given)
It is true that the word autarchy has fallen upon evil times. Usually when the word is employed, it has been given a social complexion. Autarchy (customarily in this usage spelled autarky) is employed to designate the economically self-sustaining state. But this is improper and a corruption of the original meaning. Auto means self. Archy means rule. Autarchy is self-rule. It means that each person rules himself, and no other. The autarchist not only rules himself but operates within a voluntary context respecting economic necessity.
Autonomy is a similar word with similar origins. It, too, supposes self-rule. This word has customarily escaped the economic implication which is found in autarky. It has been employed primarily to denote those communities or nations which practice democracy. An autonomous country is one in which the majority (or a plurality) select the rulers who will impose their wills upon the total population. An autonomist can be construed as one who supports the idea that self-rule is nothing more than majority rule. This, too, is a distortion, with the social coloration impinging upon the original meaning.
The word autocracy likewise has been subjected to social implications. This word, also, means self-rule. But it has been corrupted to mean total rule by one man over others.
The enormous effect of reliance upon political structures and the collective mystique is seen in our vocabulary. Three words, all essentially meaning self-rule and self-control, have been corrupted to imply collective rule of one kind or another. I propose to reclaim autarchy to its original meaning.
Originally posted by jlm912
Interesting vid, but I admit I stopped watching at the generalization of anarchy. Such a negative connotation attached to the word. Are you familiar with LeFevre? He preached a separate system of government not touched upon by your vid here which he referred to as "autarchy." It's rather interesting how he contrasts it to anarchy.
Autarchy vs Anarchy
Rather than the absence of government, the system he describes is much more of a true "self-government" or government of all as opposed to none. Just food for thought.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
reply to post by daynight42
you are complaining about the people who are complaining about the problem.
Things aren't going to change over night bucko, and maybe you spent one too many nights out there protesting to accomplish nothing - but that is my problem.
The American people have become wimps. We take the crap they dish us and we turn around and ask for more.
When tptb offer resistance to the protesters they begin to cry and whine.
My point is, we Americans are going to have to man up because tptb will not willingly concede their power, we have to take it and while we are crying about a little tear gas they sit back laughing at us.
those individuals that want to cry foul over a little tear gas