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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 3 days ago  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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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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