Anarchism isn’t necessarily about bringing down the government. It will eventually do itself in. Rather, Anarchism is a lifestyle based on an ideology of responsibility, respect, freedom, & compassion. Anarchism minds its own business as much as it watches out for those within eye shot. Anarchism is doing what the government says you can’t, simply because you can. But it’s also performing that action out of the need to show how insane most “laws” or restrictions are in society. It’s meant to show the coercion, the fear tactics, the brutal force that is employed by the state in order to have an indefinite continuance of its existence. It’s meant to show & prove that common sense laws are exercised anyway. It’s meant to show that people do indeed have the level of responsibility to act rationally & fairly in society that it takes to maintain itself; that society can take care of itself without regard for a larger, faceless, overpowering, and all-saying entity pushing your buttons to make you do what it wants, which only serves to benefit itself, not you.
Why people would so vehemently fight for their own subjugation is the biggest puzzle of all.
Representative government cannot express the will of the mass of the people, because there is no mass of the people; The People is a fiction, like The State. You cannot get a Will of the Mass, even among a dozen persons who all want to go on a picnic. The only human mass with a common will is a mob, and that will is a temporary insanity.
Is there traffic congestion? Ban all cars! Water shortage? Drink less water! Postal deficit? Cut mail deliveries to one a day! Crime in urban areas? Impose curfews! No private supplier could long stay in business if he thus reacted to the wishes of customers. But when government is the supplier, instead of being guided by what the customer wants, it directs him to do with less or do without. While the motto of private enterprise is “the customer is always right,” the slogan of government is “the public be damned!”
No country on earth should tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. So we are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself from missiles landing on people’s homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians.
President Barack Obama, November 18, 2012
Every time you read it, the irony gets a little sharper.
A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone’s ability to control…
The lengthy, bipartisan report is a scathing evaluation of what the Department of Homeland Security has held up as a crown jewel of its security efforts. The report underscores a reality of post-9/11 Washington: National security programs tend to grow, never shrink, even when their money and manpower far surpass the actual subject of terrorism.
We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.