Skip to main content

View Diary: Insomniacs' Venthole with Craig Ferguson (50 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Yeah. Right? Ugh. (5+ / 0-)

    These libertarian/anarchist fuckwhits need to realize that when people form groups, governments naturally form. It's inevitable. Collect taxes and use them to pay for police, fire, sanitation, etc. It's human nature. You can't avoid government. Ahhhhhh!  Morons!

    Free University and Health Care for all, now. -8.88, -7.13

    by SoCalHobbit on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 09:24:40 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Government for me not thee (5+ / 0-)

      is their core belief it seems.

    •  If only they really were anarchists (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      dsb, SoCalHobbit

      Real anarchists would replace the state with federations of egalitarian participatory communities which socialize property used in the means of production.

      Anarchism, a socioeconomic theory whose name was first coined by Proudhon in 1840, seeks to abolish all forms of unjust authority, and is opposed to all oppression brought about through hierarchical power relations.

      It is thus in favor of women's equality, since patriarchy is hierarchy.

      It supports worker's rights more than any other movement, since it would eliminate workplace hierarchical dominance from the ruling, owning class, and allow workers to freely associate without coercion, with democratic self-management of the collectivized work environment.

      It is against racism, since racism is hierarchy of one race over others.

      It would not allow theocratic interference in individual's choices, since curtailing abortion rights or imposing bigotry and homophobia is using church authority to create hierarchical relationships over others.

      It would provide health care to every citizen, since equality in the workplace, allowing workers to share equally in the fruits of their labor, also extends to economic equality in consumption of resources. The class hierarchy where wealthier citizens' needs are met, while others go without, is economic exploitation by the ruling class, and economic hegemony over the poor and working class.

      Since most people are workers, and want to be productive, then social needs like health care should be available to all. People can't be productive if they, or their loved ones, are sick.

      And it would also provide retirement pensions, and rights to housing, for all the same reasons. Working people (the 99%) can produce enough to take care of the working community, when economic equality becomes a social agreement.

      Oh, if only the Tea Partiers were anarchists.

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

      by ZhenRen on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:19:35 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Egalitarianism is a philosophical failure. (0+ / 0-)

        The principle that all people are equal, is oversimplified and functionally useless. People are in fact not equal by many measures. Specifically, as relates to an egalitarian society, some will be able to gain more power and use it to subjugate and harm others.

        Free University and Health Care for all, now. -8.88, -7.13

        by SoCalHobbit on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 06:13:04 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site