Issues With Anarchism

My issues relating to anarchism is related more to the founders than the philosophy:brose

  • Emma Goldman
    • Emma is revered as a saint; kinda like the anarchist’s version of the Virgin Mary.  People are quick to quote her quirky fun sense of humor… but fail to take note at her glorification of military power.  She was an avid arms collector, participated in violent militias, and refused to condemn Czolgosz’s act of murder.
  • Voting & Democracy
    • Anarchists are quick to mock those who participate in the polls.  Me, on the other hand, would love this action to be expanded upon – I personally believe a strong community actively voting (or choosing) issues and norms is beneficial.
  • Anarchy in Action
    • A lack of sufficient examples in history is a huge red flag.  We can see some ideas work better than others… but no concrete evidence that anarchism would be better.
    • Even if Anarchists lack in numbers – where do you see them in action helping their community?
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  • The Dirty Punks
    • During the 1970’s & 1980’s, punk music gave anarchism a revised voice.  I think this scene did more harm than good.  Dirty punks would eat twinkies out of the trash, not shower, etc..
  • Religion
    • I find most views on religion as disrespectful.  People worshiping their god of choosing without militant beliefs does not lead to any form of social domination.  In fact, if a god does exist – I’m sure state worship would be considered idolatry.

I’m sure there’s more to this list… I’ll update or add more later.

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Drugging Our Children

Calvin & Hobbes was such a big part of my childhood. It ages well, too – even today I am still impressed by the social commentary and feelings it conveys.

Especially this comic. Its sad how we drug our children to “fix them” for state sponsored education.

Excuse the brevity; posted from my Android device.

Knowledge Is Cruel

Knowledge is cruel; it will break your heart & test your allegiances. Are you certain you want this curse?

Excuse the brevity; posted from my Android device.

The War on Drugs

It is my opinion that The War on Drugs is a joke and a waste of taxpayer money.

Many people may not realize that supporting the legislation of morality does little to help your neighbor.

Don’t take my word for it… read about the below example from Forbes.  It follows the decriminalization of drug use over a period of 10 years.  The results may surprise you – abuse is down by over 50%.

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Many of these innovative treatment procedures would not have emerged if addicts had continued to be arrested and locked up rather than treated by medical experts and psychologists. Currently 40,000 people in Portugal are being treated for drug abuse. This is a far cheaper, far more humane way to tackle the problem. Rather than locking up 100,000 criminals, the Portuguese are working to cure 40,000 patients and fine-tuning a whole new canon of drug treatment knowledge at the same time.

None of this is possible when waging a war.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/07/05/ten-years-after-decriminalization-drug-abuse-down-by-half-in-portugal/