Anarchy is yet another childish idealist philosophy that ignores human nature, i.e. that people are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.
Any philosophy that entails "if we were all nice to each other we wouldn't need laws/government" fails on human nature.
You know why there are laws, why they evolved? To protect the weak from the strong. Yes, they are used the opposite way, but for fucks sake its better than nothing and hoping people won't be bastards.
@gedvondur we likely agree that larger social structures enabling law are needed to resolve power disputes/disparities between groups peacefully. For me the appeal of anarchism or bottom-up-communism is in reaction to current structures that seem a) to perpetuate/produce the sense that we are merely all bastards at heart (or that protecting against that is the only measure of good law/econ) and b) to be failing to accomplish that narrow less-violent resolution goal these days.
@loppear I think we likely do agree on the larger structures...and I want to be clear: I don't think everyone is bastards, but the ones that exist have an outsize effect on the rest of us. I'd love for communism to actually work. But it doesn't. And frankly I resent all the time and effort spent on unworkable systems like it. The human experience is too varied for systems that rely on volunteerism and goodwill as the sole drivers.
@gedvondur "what should we do with the bastards" whether so for a moment or as a lifelong-developed-habit. indeed. I don't see that blindspot as much of a difference in the systems though, "take away their power" right? So you see other bases for society allocating/balancing power ignoring the problem [contra "democracy"?] idk our tools for disempowerment feel ineffective all over.
So not "we're all bastards" but "bastard-aspects of society will always accumulate excess power."
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