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  •  I don't have any graphics ability...if I did... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...the anarchist's symbol is an O with an A in side.

    I'd like to create a G (A) P.  

    I think it would fit then don't you think.

    The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

    by NCJim on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 05:34:45 PM PDT

    •  They're not true anarchists... (3+ / 0-)
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      Some time ago, I used anarchists to imply behavior similar to an anarchist.  Another member of the forum explained that anarchists want to abolish government because they do not want to be lead.  Anarchists have no leaders.

      The House Republicans appear to want to have leadership by allowing Cruz to fill the void of the hollow orange man.  They just don't like the leader, Obama, we elected over their leader they wanted, Romney.  

      So, they're not anarchists but are certainly seditionists, causing disruption, rebellion

      Their seditious acts consist of non-participation in the government. Avoiding any semblance of assisting or furthering any good the government might do.

      AND, of course, shutting down the government.

      So, the logo you seek should center around 'sedition'. I found one on the cover a book by Thomas Abrahams that seems appropriate:

      *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

      by josmndsn on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 06:11:45 PM PDT

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    •  House resolution (4+ / 0-)
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    •  Anarchism is not right wing (0+ / 0-)

      Here is a description of anarchism:

      Anarchism isn't simply being "against government" but rather against unjust authority, including central government, hierarchy, oligarchy, an owner class, etc. It is therefore against all forms of systemic inequality, oppression and exploitation, including wage labor, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, homophobia, corporate command structure, etc.

      Anarchists are thus anti-capitalist, since capitalism is based on an owner class which controls and exploits a working class.

      Tea Partiers and Republicans are against government only to the extent that it supports the working class and regulates the owner class. They support capitalism completely, and thus they support oligarchy and they support the owner class, and they support property rights, which includes state enforcement of private property rights (police), and they support the exploitation of wage labor.

      Anarchists would replace the state with federations of egalitarian participatory communities on local, regional, national and international levels, would abolish private ownership of the means of production, and all "government" would be bottom up, and horizontal in organization.

      The first person to use the term anarchism or anarchist was Proudhon, who coined the term back in 1840. Proudhon was anti-capitalist, and wanted to replace the central state authority with federations of collectives on local, regional, national and international levels.  Since he coined the term, his definition of it, along with other anarchist thinkers he influenced, like Bakunin, Kropotkin, and others, is widely referenced as the classic definition of anarchism.

      An = without, and archo = authority, ruler. Anarcho thus means without authority, without ruler.

      Since the right wing supports and asserts the authority of private property (private property “rights”), and supports enforcement of those rights over others, including authority of the employer (who owns the means of production) over the propertyless working class (a construct completely dependent on the notion that historically public lands and resources can be privately taken and dominated by individuals, using power of physical force, the church, lords and monarchs, and the authority of the state), they can’t logically claim to support a social system of management that is “without authority”.

      Capitalism is completely dependent on the faux authority of private property ownership. And capitalism needs police power of the state to enforce and protect the assets of the owner class. Capitalism and authority go hand in hand. Capitalism can’t exist without authority over the working class.

      So, no, right wing tea party propertarians are not anarchists. The notion is ludicrous, and is an insult to the tradition of anarchism. The only people who use this term in such an illogical and misinformed manner are those who have no knowledge of anarchism and/or arrogantly want to impose their definitions on the term.

      And to do so is to support an Orwellian spin of the term, to make it seem as if capitalism supports the liberty and equality that is part of traditional anarchist philosophy. Using the right wing distorted definition is basically helping the right wing to fool people with this  propagandistic  attempt to make themselves seem to be in support of freedom, when “anarcho-capitalism” really only provides "liberty" to the wealthy class, and not to the majority, who are working class.

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

      by ZhenRen on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:15:21 PM PDT

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