College of Political Knowledge
The events of 06 January has brought about a liberal use of the term ‘anarchy’…..a misuse of the term.
Take a closer look at “Anarchy”……
This is another of those words that is used liberally by the media and no one knows what the Hell they are talking about….a word like socialism which as you know is used as some sort of insult for anyone that has Left leanings ideas.
The insult shows a large portion of ignorance…..they use the word wrongly….just like socialism.
But what is the theory behind ‘anarchism’…..
Anarchism has been defined many ways by many different sources. The word “anarchism” is taken from the word “anarchy” which is drawn from dual sources in the Greek language. It is made up of the Greek words αν (meaning: absence of [and pronounced “an”] and αρχη (meaning: authority or government [and pronounced “arkhe”]). Today, dictionary definitions still define anarchism as the absence of government. These modern dictionary definitions of anarchism are based on the writings and actions of anarchists of history and present. Anarchists understand, as do historians of anarchism and good dictionaries and encyclopedias, that the word anarchism represents a positive theory. Exterior sources, however, such as the media, will frequently misuse the word anarchism and, thus, breed misunderstanding.
Anarchism is a political theory, which is skeptical of the justification of authority and power, especially political power. Anarchism is usually grounded in moral claims about the importance of individual liberty. Anarchists also offer a positive theory of human flourishing, based upon an ideal of non-coercive consensus building. Anarchism has inspired practical efforts at establishing utopian communities, radical and revolutionary political agendas, and various forms of direct action. This entry primarily describes “philosophical anarchism”: it focuses on anarchism as a theoretical idea and not as a form of political activism. While philosophical anarchism describes a skeptical theory of political legitimation, anarchism is also a concept that has been employed in philosophical and literary theory to describe a sort of anti-foundationalism. Philosophical anarchism can mean either a theory of political life that is skeptical of attempts to justify state authority or a philosophical theory that is skeptical of the attempt to assert firm foundations for knowledge.
Nothing about the theory leads to the conclusion that it is all about violence and chaos.
The negative connotations are a construct of the media and the powers in control that are afraid of losing their stranglehold on power.
Anarchism is basically the ‘power of the people’.
Anytime that I hear the term anarchy or anarchist used to describe chaos and violence I know then that the person using the term is an ignorant dullard.
The use of the term negatively is nothing more than an insult and the buffoon’s attempt to lessen anything that challenges their authority. It is used to incite fear and loathing.
I believe in the ‘power of the people’ concept but that cannot be achieved with the boot of power on their throats.
I was a member of the IWW and according to popular BS that makes me an anarchist….
So Be It!
I remain convinced that the power of the people is the only salvation this planet has.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
2 thoughts on “OMG! It’s Anarchy!”
I was never an Anarchist. That was because I was a Communist, so believed in ‘order’ and organisation. Because of Anarchists, the Republic lost the Spanish Civil War. Some of their best troops were in Anarchist Militias, and refused to take any orders from Central Government.
Best wishes, Pete.
I do like some of the Council Communists believe……chuq