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Anarchists Are Bad People?

December 30, 2010
The Daily Bell

European anarchists grow more violent, coordinated … A loosely linked movement of European anarchists who want to bring down state and financial institutions is becoming more violent and coordinated after decades out of the spotlight, and may be responding to social tensions spawned by the continent’s financial crisis, security experts say. Italian police said Tuesday that letter bombs were sent to three embassies in Rome by Italian anarchists in solidarity with jailed Greek anarchists, who had asked their comrades to organize and coordinate a global “revolutionary war.” ~ AP News

Dominant Social Theme: Anarchists arise to topple democratically elected governments.

Free-Market Analysis: The hoary anarchist meme is being trotted out again. What we can see from the above article excerpt is that a firm link is to be drawn between anarchism and violence. This has happened before. The last time anarchists appeared to savage the West was around the turn of the 20th century – when regulatory democracy was under threat previously. Reading about anarchism, generally, on such sites as Wikipedia is enough to make one’s head ache. The untruths are manifest; the manipulation seems obvious. It is a sub-dominant social theme of the power elite: fear those who wish to do without government (at least as it is currently constituted). They are lawless and apt to turn violent.

In fact, anarchism merely stands for absence of government. There is no violence involved, or certainly violence is not a necessary adjunct. Really, it should be easy to define what an anarchist is: But at Wikipedia in particular, one will find a plethora of mysterious definitions. There are libertarian socialists (who may espouse anarchism) and anarcho-syndicalists. Some anarchists, we are informed, believe in peaceful change; others believe in violence.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Srinivas permalink
    December 31, 2010 2:48 pm

    Anarchy isn’t just the absence of government. It goes well beyond that. Its the absence social awareness and/or responsibility. Anarchy amounts to “If I want to do it I will and no one, including “government”, can tell me I can’t”. Its the law of the jungle where the most selfish and powerful rule. Cavemen knew this and decided there had to be a better way.

    Over 3,000 years ago ancient Greeks invented democracy and its never truly been implemented. America can’t figure out how to do it, but then since government has been completely corrupted by the ultra rich we are not going to get true democracy. America’s “founding fathers” never truly wanted it anyway by the fact most people couldn’t vote.

    But anarchy is the absence of logic, civility, and decency. Lets not raise it onto a pedestal where we pretend its benign and anything will provide a path to utopia. With America being a plutocracy the ultra rich already have it pretty close to anarchy, and meanwhile the rest of us are left out.

    Anarchy is just a pipe dream of fools who don’t like the current government and dream of no government as if that’s supposed to be a solution. OMG!

  2. December 31, 2010 2:29 am

    MMMMMMM. Checking this out more closely Something does not fit or one can say “fits too conveniently” I just red Israel also has problem with them. Anarchist in Israel???? Or are they just running out of names for the same old groups of Lizards.

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