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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A lot of things we think of as arising from a natural order are actually the result of subtle coercive social engineering. Which things those are exactly, is difficult to talk about. But I'd be very surprised, given the depth and breadth of organized fraud and violence, that much of what we consider "normal" is actually what people would enjoy, given their drothers.

I mean, if people do want to reproduce that voluntarily, I have no problem with them doing so, and those things might exist for a little while until we realise "oh shit, hey, we don't have to do that anymore..."

In reality though, all "anarchism" means to me is that there is a general understanding that "the government" is just a big organized crime operation. The rest is a matter of the people organizing spontaneously to resist this (and all other) fraud and violence. To the extent that they do, we will have "anarchy", as far as I am concerned.
But the awareness is what is important. People have to give up the illusion that there is a bunch of special people called "the government" and it's ok for them to do certain things, but not for anyone else to do them.

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