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    elwior, LilithGardener, jimraff

    I know you're using the word anarchy in the sense of no organization or order, but Anarchy in the classic sense of anarchist theory simply means no ruler. In other words, no single person or group of persons has unchecked authority over others. It doesn't imply chaos.

    I only point this out because so many are confused and misinformed about the different usages of the term.

    So, the meaning of the word depends on usage and context. Social Anarchism is actually highly organized and efficient, and is far more democratic and people-directed than representational democracy. It is self-management by the community, collectively.

    I would rather people used a different word when they want to describe the chaos of the dog-eat-dog conditions of lack of organization, which is not really Anarchism (as an ideology) but rather rulership by whomever is the accepted strongman on the block.

    Anarchist society doesn't permit individuals to have unjustified power over the community. No thug is allowed to run wild doing as he/she pleases. Instead, the people govern themselves by processes of consensus and direct democracy, which is actually highly organized and effective.  

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

    by ZhenRen on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 12:44:57 PM PST

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