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March 28, 2010
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Take an Oxford dictionary and look up the word anarchy. The first definition you'll find is: a state of disorder due to lack of government or control

Bullshit! A book containing such a defintion isn't a dictionary, it's mendacious propaganda. This isn't defining a language, this is manipulating the people. And this book should define the English language? Sorry, but this rather reminds me of George Orwell's Newspeak:

"How could you have a slogan like "freedom is slavery" when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."

Anarchy is not disorder due to lack of government, it's the exact opposite: order. If you want chaos, greed, voraciousness, mercilessness, dog eat dog and murder, have a talk with the capitalists. Anarchism is freedom, contentment, regard, awareness and self-organization. It may even be the best political system. And thus it may be extremely seducing. But this would mean that the people enjoying and abusing their power had to give this very power away. How do they avoid this "severe loss"? They simply tell people that anarchism is evil, disorder and chaos, robbery and murder, et voilà, no one wants it any longer. No one? Not quite. They will never manage to blind every single individual.

As long as there are people fighting for anarchism, bringing to mind what it really stands for, it can be achieved. A ruled system will never be as stable as a free, self-organizing system. It's a law of nature. And sooner or later, the state of nature will be restored.

"The most violent element in society is ignorance" is a quote from Emma Goldman in "Anarchism: What it really stands for"

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