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    It is "government" (as we conceive of it historically) that is destroying the world. The problem is centralized governments tend to become self serving to the interests of wealth and power, rather than the people.

    Anarchism isn't lack of government, rather, it is self-government and self management by collectives. Anarchism is highly organized in approach, but the organization comes from the people, together.  No one is given control, to the exclusion of others. The people rule by a horizontal approach in which everyone has a voice. Decisions are made, solutions are found, and people move forward together.

    The problems of the world often don't derive from too little action, too little government, but rather from too much. Leave things alone, and they take care of themselves. Quit trying to rule the world, and there is less eco-destruction.

    Humans and the planet have managed to survive for eons without state governments.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act". -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sun May 27, 2012 at 10:39:43 AM PDT

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    •  If you think it was at a planetary population of 7 (0+ / 0-)

      billion for eons, I'd suggest that you crack a book once in a while. If you suggest that we go back to the way life was for those alive during those eons, I'd like to hear your plan for picking the infinetesimal per centage of the current population that gets to survive.

      Oh, and that you volunteer to be one of the first casualties. The power over life and death has to be far less attaractive if you know that you're first in line on the wrong side.

      Now if you want to try to create The Second American Constitutional Convention, and then use that event to try to float some novelty called "The Anarchists Constitution", I could respect that.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sun May 27, 2012 at 04:40:01 PM PDT

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      •  If you think we aren't facing a probable great die (0+ / 0-)

        off with our current system then you are sadly mistaken.  We are on our way down an ugly, ugly path and expecting the ideologies that led us there to save us seems like the height of absurdity to me.

        There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Sun May 27, 2012 at 10:53:19 PM PDT

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        •  So your "answer" is to replace a probable (0+ / 0-)

          catastrophe with a guaranteed and far more massive catastrophe? The logic of that escapes me. Anarchism is, under the circumstances, surrender, and surrender is worthy of no respect.

          And I'm assuming that your lack of intellectual rigor explains why you have no appetite to fight for your point of view in a Constitutional Convention?

          There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

          by oldpotsmuggler on Mon May 28, 2012 at 09:53:57 AM PDT

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