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True Anarchy by IAmTheUnison True Anarchy by IAmTheUnison
Of all the different political philosophies, none is more misunderstood and misrepresented than Anarchy. From many debates I've both heard and engaged in with different people, it has become clear to me that most people are completely ignorant of what Anarchy really is. People think Anarchy is chaos, they think it is a society without rules, there are even some very unintelligent members of society who seem to think Anarchists are the same as Fascists, but in reality Anarchy is the most ideal form of society. Anarchy is not a society without rules, it is a society without RULERS. It is a society without hierarchy; everyone is on the same level and the society is governed by voluntary participation and mutual cooperation.

Anarchism advocates the existence of a society without ruling bodies and figure heads; which means no kings, emperors, dictators, or presidents, and frankly in this day in age with the growing advancements in technology that we presently have they are an antiquated governing system anyway. The only real reason we needed a Congress and a president when this country was first formed was that it was not possible to get every member of our society together to discuss important issues and vote, so we elected representatives to represent our respective towns, cities, counties, and states, but now that we have this marvelous thing called the internet which is able to connect people all around the world there really isn't too great a need for fraudulent representatives who do more to represent their wallets and ignore the will of the people who elected them. Another important principal of Anarchy is Voluntarism, which is the idea that people willfully choose to participate and help out in society as opposed to be told to by some corrupt ruling class. Foolish Statists often question who will build and maintain the roads, run the schools, fund the hospitals, and defend our borders in the absence of a central government, and the answer Anarchy offers is those who willfully choose to do so by the virtue of their own free will.

Everyone is forced by necessity of life to take responsibility for him or herself. Of course Anarchy is also the most difficult form of society to achieve because people must learn to put what's good for the whole before their own personal wants and biases. People must learn to respect each others rights and freedoms, and truly live up to "The Golden Rule", to do unto others as they would have done unto them. It is because Anarchy is difficult and because people are naturally inclined to be egotistic and bias that people demonize Anarchy as bad, but nothing truly good ever comes easy. I personally sit on the bridge between Libertarianism and Anarchy.

 I see Anarchy as the ideal that must be ultimately striven for, and Libertarianism as the path to getting there, and it is for that reason that I attempt to promote Anarchy and viciously smack down the falsehoods which have been spread about by the power-mad and the ignorant to blemish its ideals.
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Pocket-fulla-shells Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The problem with anarchy is that it would most likely give way to mega-corporations who might end up replacing the government by subjugating people if they can get together a reasonably sized private army.

Of course, I have no crystal ball, so what would I know.
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well America is already in a situation were the government is financially owned by the corporations so it wouldn't be all that different government wise 4 America if that happened. 
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GuardianMedic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Corporations cannot exist without government, as they are chartered and protected by governments.

without governments, it would be nigh impossible for companies to get that big on a purely voluntary basis.
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Cinder254 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student General Artist
That depends but if society really did what you mentioned here, yes Anarchy would work, but who is to say the people of earth don't do what is listed?
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menapia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Thanks for describing the anarchical ideal so well, just after reading Gerard Winstanley he was leader of the Levellers during the 1600's they supported all the points you covered. 

Anarchy has always popped up as an ideal throughout history and found in many cultures and it has always terrified those who think that men who think and obey like sheep are best.  Here in Ireland some of us still remember those from this country who fought alongside the anarchists in Catalonia.
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38020 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Are you a Minarchist or an Anarcho-capitalist? 
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd have to do a bit more research to figure out what those things are. I usually don't waste my time with overly complex descriptions like that. I personally find it distracting. People tend to get far too caught up in technically terms and specifics and frankly all it does is help to further divide a group instead of uniting people upon common ground.
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38020 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Well, here's the basic definition if your interested.

Minarchism is where the state still exists, but its role is reduced to three main things; National defense, record-keeping, and protecting individual and property rights.  Ayn Rand was a major proponent of this idea.


Anarcho-capitalism seeks a state where there is no govt., only a completely laissez-faire economy which protects individuals and property.  Economically, private enterprise would provide services such as road-building, mail, education, etc. that our govt. currently oversees.  Socially, people would be able to do whatever they want so long as they didn't violate another's rights.  But, should problems arise, these would be mediated through personal/communal organizations but not the state.   A huge advocate for this system was Murray Rothbard.     
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No rulers=No one to pay taxes to.

No one to pay taxes to=No firefighters, no police, no public transport, no public libraries, no public schools, no utilities, no road matenince, no National Parks or Wilderness Preserves.  

I'm a creature of the system so I can't see the beauty of your idea as much as I want to. 
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1) Do you seriously believe you need a ruler to determine whether or not people pay taxes?

2) Do you seriously thinking people would not pay taxes if they were given the choice whether or not to do so? It might do you some good to keep in mind that the nation was doing quite well before the formation of the damned IRS. It is also worth noting that there is no written law requiring US citizens to pay taxes. How do you think the country was getting along so well before 1913 when the ILLEGAL Federal Reserve Bank and Tax was forced upon the people.

I'd also be careful with that "creature of the system" mindset. You might as well just start calling yourself a worker drone or a slave, for that's all that you are as far as the system is concerned.

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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really not sure if being a creature of the system is all that bad. Think I'd rather be a stepping stone for someone else than just run on aimless self interest on its own. Not everyone can be a rocket ship of ego and ambition so why not be a launching base for someone who is? Rocket ships of all sorts of idealisms need launching pads, and the way I see it, a launching pad's a launching pad. No matter what government or lack thereof exists there's always gonna be ugly/dull/mediocre/unappreciated jobs that need someone to do them.

And query: if taxes are as illegal as you claim, then explain the Whiskey Rebellion.
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saradorie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
very true, unless we as a society build robots to do those jobs.
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Nerudan18 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To me, there is no difference between Anarchy and Christian Charity. But even so, good sir, well done!
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say there's a significant difference. Anarchists are not necessarily attached to any religious following, nor does Anarchy play upon that give to the needy crap that many people misinterpret it as being. To really get a good idea of what Anarchy is, imagine a group of lone wolves who come together to form a pact that they will help each other when one of them is in need, but at the same time they respect each others individuality and personal rights. THAT is what Anarchy is.

Christian Charity would be more akin to Socialism, of which Anarchy is not.
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saradorie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Anarchy wont work as humans are inherently flawed. There will always be those who want more than anyone else, and there will be those will to do anything to do so. Not to mention all the generally cruel and selfish people. Current governments are poor systems but are better than people being unchecked.
Also it is a rare person who lives up to that mantra, far to rare to compensate for everyone else.
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mrddixon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
if people are inherently flawed, if people are cruel and selfish, isnt that an argument for anarchism? i mean, if people are that bad, wont the people in government be bad as well? in which case, why would you want to give them positions of authority and power over you?
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saradorie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Very true, which is why we have designed systems for the general public control government, just as government controls the darker sides of humanity in its citizens, anarchy would unleash these 'inner monsters', kinda like lord of the flies except it wont be little boys. The good-natured of the boys didn't fare well as i recall, and whilst a book can hardly be a definitive predictor of what would happen, its easy to see a 'lord of the flies' event happening in real life.
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mrddixon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
 the government cannot control the darker sides of humanity, because it contains the darker sides of humanity, because its populated by humans.   

logically you cant protect yerself from humans by giving humans power over humans.  a fictional book may not be a definitive predictor of what would happen,  buy actual events started by governments, like WWII, are even better predictors. after all, if anarchy "unleashes these inner monsters", what do you call nazism?
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saradorie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I'd call fascism (I don't believe nazism is the correct term) a failure by the people to control their government, and one extreme end of the spectrum. Anarchy is another extreme, and extremes are rarely hospitable.
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mrddixon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
i dont think that peace and freedom is an extreme position
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saradorie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Anarchy may give some freedom, but I highly doubt their will be any peace. Without rulers you'd get a free-for-all with maybe a few good apples. People would probably lose more than they would ever gain anyway. (Like ever public service)
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mrddixon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
"...I highly doubt their will be any peace. Without rulers you'd get a free-for-all with maybe a few good apples."

dont we have that now WITH rulers?  








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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I must say, I really like the sound of Anarchism. :)

So what is the Anarchist approach to justice, punishment and so on? What would you do if somebody stole from you, for example?
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's important to keep in mind that Anarchy does not mean no government as many people foolish think. It means no hierarchy. No political figureheads. In other words, instead of a system where certain people are placed in set positions of power, you have a voluntary system where willing and able individuals step up to fulfill certain needs of the society. There are still laws, there is still every necessary aspect of society such as schools, prisons, courts, and so on, but the people the driving force is not political authority but democratic process and voluntarism.

So in an Anarchist society, judges would be elected by the people (but it would not necessarily be a career position; meaning there would be a term limit), and guards, police, lawyers, and jurors would be volunteers who meet the necessary requirements for the position. 
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
So does Anarchism mean a distributed government rather than a centralized government?
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn right! There's far too few of us that actually understand this.
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hence the current state of the world.
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DustyScarecrow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Most anarchists i seem to find are in with the whole socialist left wing thing.
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They're not really anarchists then. Very loose socialists perhaps, but not really anarchists.
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Yeah.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
If only this actually worked...
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MyLittleTripod Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it has- in Catalonia, during the Spanish civil war. The reason why it only lasted 10 months was because it was crushed by Franco's Fascist regime and the Communists certainly didn't help (They even sent troops to attack Anarchist villages and factories.).And it still works in some shape or form today, just look at autonomous communities like Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Christian Quaker Society.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
A singular example in a small region for a very short of time is not reliable data, in any way shape or form. 
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not that people have actually ever tried it before. They're always too busy demonizing it.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Incompatible as it is with human nature, I see no reason why it could ever work practically.
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I and I'm certain IAmTheUnison would just absolutely LOVE for you to explain the compatibility of the quasi-feudal elitism that you support with human nature and a historical argument for it.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I just love it when people assume they know what I stand for. 
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, telling by what you've commented on the submissions of yours truly, Blamethe1st, IAmTheUnison, etc, I can tell you basically stand for authoritarianism.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
How lovely; yet another libertarian strawman based on absurdist, extremist pseudo-anarchic ideology.
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Exodvs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
How lovely; a fear based entirely on conjecture of a system that has never been tried.
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uki--uki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Clap 
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
It sounds like you would favor Chaotic Good as a RPG alignment. :)
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
oooh nice code :)
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I actually based it off something I found on the internet awhile back. Different wording, but same general message. :)
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
sounds like something you could se in a fantasy.
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that. In my opinion though, a true ruler shouldn't be sitting back watching his people do the work. He or she or they should be pulling their weight too.
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In that instance, that person would not be a ruler but a friend and co-worker. :)
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But still a leader. Just because they work with you doesn't mean you can't fire them for dangerous amounts of stupid.
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