Posted 9 months ago on July 24, 2012, 6:38 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80
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Anarchism, or libertarian socialism if you will, is the way to go; and the reason is that it’s based on some very logical and reasonable ideas. For example:
- Building democracy from below
That means a society where people have a right to a democratic say in the things they’re a part of and affected by, and that this democratic say is proportional to how much one is affected and part of things. And since the workplace and the community in which we live in is what we’re most involved in, and spend most of our time and energy, it logically follows that democracy should be organized from below thru democratically run workplaces and communities, cooperating in networks with other communities.
- Focusing on both collective, as well as individual rights
Meaning that individuals should be free to do what they want as long as they don’t harm others, but at the same time, when people organize and do things together, focus on the collective deciding things together based on consensus and democratic process.
- Seeking to dismantle all illegitimate hierarchies and tyrannical systems
That means opposing, not just state tyranny, but also private tyranny – the concentration of private power and domination.
These are pretty reasonable and logical ideas; they are ideas that any decent human being should embrace and work to implement in the community. Anarchism is the way to go!