Poll: Do you think Anarchy could work
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Yes
107 20%
No
431 80%
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#1
do you think anarchy can really work? do you think anarchy can make a successful, healthy, well around society or is a wanting for disaster? discuss
#2
No.
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#3
No. That's the point, to have a dysfunctional society.
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#4
Cool idea, albeit childish, but it could never work. Ever. I'm proud to see 100% ''No'' so far.
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#5
No.

I don't know which would be worse though, Anarchy or Communism. On one hand, we know that Communism usually ends up with thousands, if not millions, of people being tortured and killed but we don't know what anarchy really does because it's hardly been tested. It could be better or worse.
#7
As much as i would love for it to, it would never work in the society that we live in today.
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#8
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Technically my country was founded by anarchists. Sooo yeah rarely it works.


What country is that?
#11
It's a nice idea, I don't think it could ever succeed though.
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Technically my country was founded by anarchists. Sooo yeah rarely it works.

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#14
In essence, absolutely it can work. Anarchy really is just a form of rebellion, and if you look at wars for Independence or new representation, like the American war for Independence or the French Revolution, they both were basic forms of anrachy. The Nazi war agenda can be taken as anarchist towards common civilization.
But as for acchieving a higher standard of living... no. Anarchy, when successful, almost always will eventually revert back to tyranny and squalor of what the anarchists tried to overcome. The world is imperfect; you can't have a perfect revolution.
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#15
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No. That's the point, to have a dysfunctional society.


no dude. anarchy is usually confused as a synonym for chaos anarchy is not chaos. anarchy is society without a form of government or authority. for example people in anarchist society don't go to work. there is no occupations in anarchy its all volunteer work its pretty cool. there also a belief that lets say i murdered somebody because theres no government theres no fair trials the society out of fear and anger would just team up and kill him/her themselves. don't want to sound scary but I think the last thing I mentioned is a cool/better idea. i'm tired of all these rapist/murderers getting out with like 4 years of prison and probation. thats not justice.
#16
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no dude. anarchy is usually confused as a synonym for chaos anarchy is not chaos. anarchy is society without a form of government or authority. for example people in anarchist society don't go to work. there is no occupations in anarchy its all volunteer work its pretty cool. there also a belief that lets say i murdered somebody because theres no government theres no fair trials the society out of fear and anger would just team up and kill him/her themselves. don't want to sound scary but I think the last thing I mentioned is a cool/better idea. i'm tired of all these rapist/murderers getting out with like 4 years of prison and probation. thats not justice.

True enough. It was said rather hastily and without me realizing my mistake.
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#17
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Anarchy won't work
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#18
There's no such thing as pure anarchy. Relative anarchy is one thing but some form of government is the natural state of things. An example is the anarcho-communist ideal of the collective. It's relatively anarchic compared to modern democracy but at the same time it would have to rely on de-facto governmental principles to sustain itself.

Anyway, short answer: no.
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#20
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There's no such thing as pure anarchy. Relative anarchy is one thing but some form of government is the natural state of things. An example is the anarcho-communist ideal of the collective. It's relatively anarchic compared to modern democracy but at the same time it would have to rely on de-facto governmental principles to sustain itself.

Anyway, short answer: no.


i agree with the fact there is no such thing as true anarchy. anarchy I like to put it is true democracy to an extreme. but in such ways i believe it could work. but i respect your stance.
#21
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no dude. anarchy is usually confused as a synonym for chaos anarchy is not chaos. anarchy is society without a form of government or authority. for example people in anarchist society don't go to work. there is no occupations in anarchy its all volunteer work its pretty cool. there also a belief that lets say i murdered somebody because theres no government theres no fair trials the society out of fear and anger would just team up and kill him/her themselves. don't want to sound scary but I think the last thing I mentioned is a cool/better idea. i'm tired of all these rapist/murderers getting out with like 4 years of prison and probation. thats not justice.
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#22
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The country of Anarchy.

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I have no idea what he is talking about but there really is an anarchist society today
i think its called Freetown Christiana. look it up
#23
Although total anarchy would fail, I also believe that our government could use a MASSIVE reduction in just about every department.

We're forced year after year to pick between the lesser of two evils and our paychecks are inevitably looted to pay for Washington's newest failures.

Meanwhile, people in the president's cabinet can't even seem to remember to pay their taxes, but are they tried and imprisoned? No way.
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#24
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do you think anarchy can really work? do you think anarchy can make a successful, healthy, well rounded society or is a wanting for disaster? discuss

Isn't that the opposite of anarchy?
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#25
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Although total anarchy would fail, I also believe that our government could use a MASSIVE reduction in just about every department.

We're forced year after year to pick between the lesser of two evils and our paychecks are inevitably looted to pay for Washington's newest failures.

Meanwhile, people in the president's cabinet can't even seem to remember to pay their taxes, but are they tried and imprisoned? No way.


wow. never though about that. your right. I just had an ephiphany that the body of society is doing all the work. the people who run society are even doing there own part except ****ing us over to a more creative degree everyday haha this blows!
#26
i think people overlook small things that would be gone if there was anarchy. like traffic lights, grocery stores, etc.

its a cool idea but it would in no way work
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#29
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Isn't that the opposite of anarchy?

no....anarchy is basically just no government
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#31
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Isn't that the opposite of anarchy?



Like we just said: Anarchy is misinterpreted for chaos, destruction, etc.

It all depends on the community where every person of that community has to play a part.

You're basically depending on each other instead of a government supplying your needs. What's yours is mine and what's mine is yours. You break into my house, you're breaking into the peoples house.
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#32
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Like we just said: Anarchy is misinterpreted for chaos, destruction, etc.

It all depends on the community where every person of that community has to play a part.

You're basically depending on each other instead of a government supplying your needs. What's yours is mine and what's mine is yours. You break into my house, you're breaking into the peoples house.


finally someone in the pit with a brain. thank you angusfan16!
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#34
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i agree with the fact there is no such thing as true anarchy. anarchy I like to put it is true democracy to an extreme. but in such ways i believe it could work. but i respect your stance.



True democracy to an extreme would be called democracy.
In democracy, the will of the majority governs the minority.
In anarchy, the will of one person governs that person and nobody else. They're 2 totally different ideas... in anarchy, there is no established order or control over the system. Thus, the only way it can survive is if everyone agrees on everything, otherwise dissent will lead to conflict, and conflict leads to an introduction of order. How that order is implemented will determine the nature of the political system, but it obviously won't be anarchy.
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#35
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True democracy to an extreme would be called democracy.
In democracy, the will of the majority governs the minority.
In anarchy, the will of one person governs that person and nobody else. They're 2 totally different ideas... in anarchy, there is no established order or control over the system. Thus, the only way it can survive is if everyone agrees on everything, otherwise dissent will lead to conflict, and conflict leads to an introduction of order. How that order is implemented will determine the nature of the political system, but it obviously won't be anarchy.



This is exactly why anarchy won't work in todays societys.
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#36
Anarchy could not, and won't work. Free-form utopian societies only exist in fairy tales & the minds of religious fanatics. Society w/out order, rules, etc. IS chaos, and therefore not society at all. It's a paradox, and only good for questionable graffiti and tattoo designs.
#37
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I have no idea what he is talking about but there really is an anarchist society today
i think its called Freetown Christiana. look it up


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#38
"Could" is the operative word there. It's definitely possible, but the right circumstances would have to come together perfectly. It's not very likely, especially with the general population's feelings about anarchy.
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#39
'Mature' anarchy is just extreme capitalism, I think it could work, but it's not how most typical young anarchists view it, instead of being ruled by a democratic government our lives would be controlled by major corporations, indirectly controlled by us, the market. A lot of problems could easily arise seeing as security would be taken care of by private security companies, like the 'rent-a-cops' we have now, but with a lot more power, and healthcare would be handled by private insurance companies that own hospitals and clinics. The irony is that most anarchists today are anti-materialist or anti-consumerist, and actual anarchy would be highly dependent on those values.
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#40
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Anarchy could not, and won't work. Free-form utopian societies only exist in fairy tales & the minds of religious fanatics. Society w/out order, rules, etc. IS chaos, and therefore not society at all. It's a paradox, and only good for questionable graffiti and tattoo designs.


haha i lol'd at that last part