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    And no doubt there will always be individuals like those you describe.

    No one said anarchism would eliminate all sources of stress and bad behavior. But anarchist society would tend to create more cooperation, as the fading away of the competitiveness of capitalism, and the mutual adversity of capitalism, would engender a much more egalitarian society.

    But perfection isn't the goal. Anarchism is just a better way to socially organize. It isn't being sold as utopian.

    Rebellion against rules often comes from people who grow up feeling disenfranchised. When they are brought into the decision making process of making the workplace, or community, function, using workplace assemblies and direct democracy, they often will feel as if they've been heard, and they become more cooperative since they feel more equal, even if they don't get their way. And everyone would be enjoying the same, equal treatment, and feel part of the community effort, rather than as lone wolves alienated by the system. Over time, the social environment would feel much different.

    But to achieve this, the entire community would have to be organized this way.

    But people who consistently act out toward others would have to be dealt with, and to answer that I refer you to my comment upthread about crime.

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

    by ZhenRen on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:06:30 PM PDT

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