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PostSubject: What anarchism is and is not   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:39 am

Too many people simply never question the corporate and biased media network's description of anarchy and not look into it for themselves.. Well, you should -- look into every philosophy, whether you like it or not.

Anarchism is a philosophy that advocates a horizontal structure of organization, versus the hierarchical, exploitative and oppressive structures known to most of the world. Most anarchists are socialists, which means they favor communism. Communism is not government -- communism is a social or economic organization that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian (equal), classless, and stateless society. There is a minority of individualist anarchists, which still are opposed to capitalism, but favor mutual markets.

Anarchists recognize that in order to be equal, no one should have more power over another. They also recognize that in order to have liberty, no one can have illegitimate authority over you.

Anarchists DO believe in voting, and perhaps moreso than capitalists. We simply don't believe in voting for a decision maker. Instead of having a workplace ruled or dictated by a CEO or group of bosses, decisions are made via consensus and direct democracy amongst the free and equal workers.

Many anarchists believe all things should be free, but others believe in participatory economics (an economic system, with money, that is run by and based on democracy).

All anarchists oppose private property and recognize that the more one expresses their "right" to own land, the less the next person can (who is trying to express the very same "right"). Some anarchists believe in public ownership (but not by government) of the land, and some believe that the land that was here before us shouldn't be owned by anyone (like the Natives).

I just did this on the top of my head, so if there's any questions just ask. If you're going to ask silly (reasonably answered) questions like "oh yeah? what about psychopaths!", please refer to the other topic.

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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:09 pm

So what im recieving here is that anarchy is very democratic, more then countries right now and decions are made by people, litterly by all the people in the..town or village or whatever?
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:45 am

CoolKidX wrote:
So what im recieving here is that anarchy is very democratic, more then countries right now and decions are made by people, litterly by all the people in the..town or village or whatever?

Yes.

I suppose there could be large and small villages, but no borders -- they divide, and the human race should unite.
Think about it -- are the people of the US and the people of Canada of any different race? No, we're all of the human race.
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:46 am

I need to look into anarchism. im almost certain i won't become one, but oh well, might as well study it so i can debate it easily. ~ thanks for the post, inspired me to look into it
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:44 am

Sill wrote:
I need to look into anarchism. im almost certain i won't become one, but oh well, might as well study it so i can debate it easily. ~ thanks for the post, inspired me to look into it

No problem, I'm glad you're at least looking into it. You said you were nationalist, right?

Here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism_and_nationalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism_and_nationalism#National-Anarchism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National-Anarchism
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:11 am

yuck wiki. I never use that place, unreliable in my opinon. but now you've given me ideas of what to look up!
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:58 am

Sill wrote:
yuck wiki. I never use that place, unreliable in my opinon. but now you've given me ideas of what to look up!

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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:44 pm

Pandemic wrote:
Sill wrote:
yuck wiki. I never use that place, unreliable in my opinon. but now you've given me ideas of what to look up!

No Sill, don't turn to the dark side!
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PostSubject: Re: What anarchism is and is not   Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:04 am

Sill wrote:
yuck wiki. I never use that place, unreliable in my opinon. but now you've given me ideas of what to look up!

As an anarchist, I can say what's written down in those articles are historically accurate. Now that I know you're not Nationalist, just look into "Anarchism: What it is and is not" by Emma Goldman, I suppose.
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