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Webster defines Anarchy

I can't believe that I have to do this, bu this the definition of anachy for all you dipshits who think it is some kind of society of freedom.

This was not Moores Utopia no matter how you try to spin it
Main Entry: an·ar·chy
Pronunciation: 'a-n&r-kE, -"när-
Function: noun
Etymology: Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler, from an- + archos ruler -- more at ARCH-
Date: 1539
1 a : absence of government b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
2 a : absence or denial of any authority or established order b : absence of order : DISORDER <not manicured plots but a wild anarchy of nature -- Israel Shenker>
thanks for the help 14.Oct.2002 23:37

we didn't know

That was very enlightening. Now I am finally crystal clear on the waste of time I have made of my life. I now fully support the stolen presidency of george w bush and his regime's endless war (aka ww3).

i am now shutting off my computer, and my mind, and turning on fox news.

repost from newswire 15.Oct.2002 00:15


the following is a repost from the newswire, which i have taken the liberty of dropping here, for continuation of discussion.


Here is a very basic starting point to learn more about Anarchism. Unfortunately it seems the rich history of Anarchist theory and practice has flown over many people's head. No matter what you think of Anarchists, any basic understanding of 19th and 20th century American history will illustrate the key role's they have played in labor struggles, peace movts, women's rights, birth control, civil rights, ecology and the critique of corporate globalization.

For a more traditional definition try Peter Kropotkins: "Anarchism" (incidently this essay is the Encyclopedia Brittanica, perhaps a good next step from the dictionary) and "Anarchist Communism".

Then you could read some Emma Goldman and her essays on Anarchism and how it plays into a variety of social issues.

For a very easy to read and concise explanation try Alex Berkman's "ABC of Anarchism"

These days there is a wide variety of thought within the Anarchist "movement". If you want to know about the more radical strain, investigate 'green anarchism' or anarcho-primitivism theories and critiques. John Zerzan's "Future Primitive" or "Running on Empty" might be a good place for this.

Note these books are availble in the libraries and most good book shops. Try Laughing Horse books on 38th and Division. or go to www.infoshop.org and you'll soon discover how people who call themselves anarchists envision a better world.


anarchist faq 15.Oct.2002 19:43


Im too lazy to explain it myself. This will answer every question you have about anarchy as a political theory.


a comment from an anarchist &quot;dipshit&quot; 16.Oct.2002 00:24


Since when is this definition anything new? Of course there would be no laws ("lawlessness") if there were no government. This is exactly what anarchy is and anarchists have always believed. And "DISORDER" is merely the absence of order imposed on a population by a governing body. But really, where is the order in this world, with our governments in place as they are? Homocides run rampant in this "great, free, democratic" nation of ours. Poverty, rape, murder, chaos, genocide; pretty much any form of violence toward another human being(s) is the backbone of America, or any government for that matter. 'Tired of retoric', try looking past the propaganda crammed down your throat and into your mind by the Bush Administration, the U.S. government, and the mass media, and try finding the truth behind the lies. No peoples can truly be free with any form of governing imposed on them. And this freedom that springs from anarchy is not violence. Violence is a side-effect of government.

Well Tony... 16.Oct.2002 18:19

Tired of the Retoric

Then by all means, bring on the Anarchy...

I look forward to raping you...

Anarchy is Natural Order 16.Oct.2002 22:32


To get a better understanding of what anarchy is or means to some people, I suggest reading Anarchic Harmony by William J. Murray. It is a concise, easy to read guide to the basic tenets of anarchic though and reason. Again, this is only one text based on an individuals knowledge and understanding of what anarchy means to him. I think it is quite liberating in its simplicity and practicality on the musings of human potential without the horribly restrictive barriers that society places on us continuously.