posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 01:15 PM
While I don't have a strong academic knowledge of anarchism, I do understand it to be complete self-governance, with no leadership. Therefore, "the
one with the biggest club", will be quickly overpowered by the masses of people who wish not to be ruled. As one other commenter pointed out, it
would be a very messy transition from our current structure, if it were to happen overnight. There would not be groups who overpowered other groups,
as that would not be in line with the ideals of anarchism. It may be attempted, and occasionally one may succeed, but ultimately, anyone attempting to
exert control over another would be pushed to the fringes.
I have thought a lot about how this may work, and I see it to be far less chaotic, unhealthy, and dangerous than any political system around today.
The government does not give me the rights that I was born with. To assume so, implies they can also take away my rights. It is not a right if it can
be taken away.
I think that most people who have negative opinions of anarchism do so because they are afraid of what other people may do to them if there are no
police or gov't around to stop the "bad guys". Well, guess what? There will always be "bad guys", and the gov't/police do far more harm to
citizens, than they protect them.
Someone in another thread pointed out that if SHTF, we're pretty much on our own. I feel this to be true even now. When calling the police can turn
against you as easily and as often as it does, there is no other choice but to protect yourself. Groups of people will protect one another in an
anarchist society. People would not only realize that we need one another to survive, but we would have no other choice but to live it.