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  •  I'm no anarchist (0+ / 0-)

    But I'm afraid it's not so simple. A rather widely held theory in political science is that the state functions as a stationary bandit - as opposed to the roving bandits you would get in anarchy.

    Republicans are far more socialist than Democrats. Just because they want to redistribute the wealth upwards does not make it any better.

    by MrAnon on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:17:43 PM PDT

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    •  Since anarchy (1+ / 0-)
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      as a political theory (social anarchism) doesn't allow individuals to have unwarranted authority over others, in an anarchist society those roving bandits would be swiftly dealt with, since a bandit who uses violence to dominate people is using a form of unwarranted authority, and would thus more likely find refuge in some capitalist state where banditry is often legal [think of banksters] and is far more easily committed.  

      Anarchists wouldn't put up passively with bandits. They would likely cast them out. ;)

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

      by ZhenRen on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:40:41 PM PDT

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