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Forum Post: Anarchy is the most logical step to evolution

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 1, 2011, 5:33 p.m. EST by Kozz (9)
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Too bad, we're still a bunch of primates.



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[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 12 years ago

"Anarchy" describes a worthy goal, but it doesn't define it. It doesn't by itself say how to get there.

Anarchy is the sum of all human rights. But what is a right? Anything that can be written as a law can be written as a right - for example, taxing people who listen to music to fund musicians is dubbed a copyright. New York City could sell off "protest rights" for every block to the highest bidder, who would control what kinds of posters and banners and chants and web postings could emanate from it, and they could call that a right. That's not much different to what has been done for the radio spectrum. Even slaveowners viewed their relation as a "right to property". So it is necessary not just to support rights, but to try to determine what are the real rights.

Only when the correct assignment of real rights is made, does it become possible to envision a society where everyone enjoys the maximum degree of liberty, which can be called anarchy. Now even "true" anarchy does not literally mean no infringements of liberty, because for example there are still occasional lunatics bent on murder, rape and other crimes; determining whether a given condition has reached "true anarchy" thus is not a trivial exercise even if you have it in front of you.

[-] 1 points by Samcitt (136) 12 years ago

The only way anarchy would ever have a chance at being more than a farce would be with a supporting post-scarcity economy. A theoretical point where there wouldn't be any need to impose order on others because there wouldn't be anything to gain from doing so and nothing to lose from not doing so.

[-] 1 points by CSetton (68) 12 years ago

I absolutely disagree with this premise. Please explain why you feel this is true.