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    Anarchism is a wide school of political and philosophical thought which holds a very basic common principle, going back to the intellectual revolutions of Continental Europe during the Enlightenment, which could be argued to spring out of humans naturally:

    Any and all forms of authority, coercion, domination, and otherwise forceful actions have upon them a burden of proof. They must prove that they are indeed legitimate, that the people need it, and then the people must agree to the extent of it's domination. If it cannot be proven to be legitimate, no matter it's source or origin, it must be dismembered. Whether it be in the school, family, workplace, political society, the burden of proof is always on a person or force which attempts to force its own designs or agenda upon the person.

    Anarchism is quite simply the idea that society should be a voluntary endeavor consisting of free association between individuals without need for any hierarchies, artificial orders and structures, or subordination to external authority. The goal is of the strain of thought is not to show why this is true--but we will go over that here--but to work on how such a society can be arrived at, how consciousness can be made ready for it, and how it can be made stable and permanent, which if it works should be the case.

    s/o to MalcolmFlex from KTT I copy + pasted his OP.

    Intro Text

    An Anarchist FAQ - Archive of frequently asked questions, with clear and detailed responses drawing on the theory and practice of the anarchist tradition. Idiots guide to Anarchy but very in depth. Your surface questions will be answered here.

    What Is Anarchism? An Introduction by Alexander Berkman

    Anarchy by Errico Malatesta - Malatesta's best known work, a pamphlet on what anarchism means.

    Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940

    Anarchism and the Black Revolution - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin - Written by ex-Black Panther turned anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Anarchism and the Black Revolution is both an easy-to-read introduction to the fundamental principles of class struggle anarchism and an a***ysis of their relevance to the black liberation movement.

    Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos - This book uses historical and anthropological examples to show that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, and horizontal decision making—that anarchy works!

    The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin - Whereas Marx's main contribution to economics was his a***ysis of the commodity relationship in Capital - capitalism rather than communism - Kropotkin assesses what would need to be done, and most importantly how, in a communist society.

    more texts

    https://libcom.org/library/what-property-pierre-joseph-proudhon
    https://libcom.org/library/proudhons-principle-federation
    https://libcom.org/library/god-and-state-mikhail-bakunin
    https://libcom.org/library/state-its-historic-role-peter-kropotkin
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-other-essays
    https://libcom.org/library/lifelong-anarchist-selected-words-writings-lucy-parsons
    https://libcom.org/library/manifesto-magnon
    https://libcom.org/library/nationalism-culture-rudolf-rocker
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-daniel-guerin
    https://libcom.org/library/no-gods-no-masters-anthology-anarchism
    https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/daniel-guerin-anarchism-from-theory-to-practice
    https://libcom.org/library/stateless-socialism-anarchism-mikhail-bakunin

    Videos

    No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism Documentary (Part 1)

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    What is Anarchy? | Anarchism 101 14:55

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  • Niobe
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    Anarchism is a wide school of political and philosophical thought which holds a very basic common principle, going back to the intellectual revolutions of Continental Europe during the Enlightenment, which could be argued to spring out of humans naturally:

    Any and all forms of authority, coercion, domination, and otherwise forceful actions have upon them a burden of proof. They must prove that they are indeed legitimate, that the people need it, and then the people must agree to the extent of it's domination. If it cannot be proven to be legitimate, no matter it's source or origin, it must be dismembered. Whether it be in the school, family, workplace, political society, the burden of proof is always on a person or force which attempts to force its own designs or agenda upon the person.

    Anarchism is quite simply the idea that society should be a voluntary endeavor consisting of free association between individuals without need for any hierarchies, artificial orders and structures, or subordination to external authority. The goal is of the strain of thought is not to show why this is true--but we will go over that here--but to work on how such a society can be arrived at, how consciousness can be made ready for it, and how it can be made stable and permanent, which if it works should be the case.

    s/o to MalcolmFlex from KTT I copy + pasted his OP.

    Intro Text

    An Anarchist FAQ - Archive of frequently asked questions, with clear and detailed responses drawing on the theory and practice of the anarchist tradition. Idiots guide to Anarchy but very in depth. Your surface questions will be answered here.

    What Is Anarchism? An Introduction by Alexander Berkman

    Anarchy by Errico Malatesta - Malatesta's best known work, a pamphlet on what anarchism means.

    Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940

    Anarchism and the Black Revolution - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin - Written by ex-Black Panther turned anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Anarchism and the Black Revolution is both an easy-to-read introduction to the fundamental principles of class struggle anarchism and an a***ysis of their relevance to the black liberation movement.

    Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos - This book uses historical and anthropological examples to show that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, and horizontal decision making—that anarchy works!

    The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin - Whereas Marx's main contribution to economics was his a***ysis of the commodity relationship in Capital - capitalism rather than communism - Kropotkin assesses what would need to be done, and most importantly how, in a communist society.

    more texts

    https://libcom.org/library/what-property-pierre-joseph-proudhon
    https://libcom.org/library/proudhons-principle-federation
    https://libcom.org/library/god-and-state-mikhail-bakunin
    https://libcom.org/library/state-its-historic-role-peter-kropotkin
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-other-essays
    https://libcom.org/library/lifelong-anarchist-selected-words-writings-lucy-parsons
    https://libcom.org/library/manifesto-magnon
    https://libcom.org/library/nationalism-culture-rudolf-rocker
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-daniel-guerin
    https://libcom.org/library/no-gods-no-masters-anthology-anarchism
    https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/daniel-guerin-anarchism-from-theory-to-practice
    https://libcom.org/library/stateless-socialism-anarchism-mikhail-bakunin

    Videos

    No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism Documentary (Part 1)

    https://youtu.be/JZ-utvfgK8Q

    What is Anarchy? | Anarchism 101 14:55

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMGfsUjS_I



    You’ve got to be something special to believe in this.

  • Benito Mussolini

    You’ve got to be something special to believe in this.

    What do you mean by special?

  • Niobe

    What do you mean by special?

    Removed from reality

  • Benito Mussolini

    Removed from reality

    Except there's numerous societies in history that were anarchist.

  • Niobe
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    Anarchism is a wide school of political and philosophical thought which holds a very basic common principle, going back to the intellectual revolutions of Continental Europe during the Enlightenment, which could be argued to spring out of humans naturally:

    Any and all forms of authority, coercion, domination, and otherwise forceful actions have upon them a burden of proof. They must prove that they are indeed legitimate, that the people need it, and then the people must agree to the extent of it's domination. If it cannot be proven to be legitimate, no matter it's source or origin, it must be dismembered. Whether it be in the school, family, workplace, political society, the burden of proof is always on a person or force which attempts to force its own designs or agenda upon the person.

    Anarchism is quite simply the idea that society should be a voluntary endeavor consisting of free association between individuals without need for any hierarchies, artificial orders and structures, or subordination to external authority. The goal is of the strain of thought is not to show why this is true--but we will go over that here--but to work on how such a society can be arrived at, how consciousness can be made ready for it, and how it can be made stable and permanent, which if it works should be the case.

    s/o to MalcolmFlex from KTT I copy + pasted his OP.

    Intro Text

    An Anarchist FAQ - Archive of frequently asked questions, with clear and detailed responses drawing on the theory and practice of the anarchist tradition. Idiots guide to Anarchy but very in depth. Your surface questions will be answered here.

    What Is Anarchism? An Introduction by Alexander Berkman

    Anarchy by Errico Malatesta - Malatesta's best known work, a pamphlet on what anarchism means.

    Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870–1940

    Anarchism and the Black Revolution - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin - Written by ex-Black Panther turned anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, Anarchism and the Black Revolution is both an easy-to-read introduction to the fundamental principles of class struggle anarchism and an a***ysis of their relevance to the black liberation movement.

    Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos - This book uses historical and anthropological examples to show that people have, in different ways and at different times, demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization, autonomy, and horizontal decision making—that anarchy works!

    The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin - Whereas Marx's main contribution to economics was his a***ysis of the commodity relationship in Capital - capitalism rather than communism - Kropotkin assesses what would need to be done, and most importantly how, in a communist society.

    more texts

    https://libcom.org/library/what-property-pierre-joseph-proudhon
    https://libcom.org/library/proudhons-principle-federation
    https://libcom.org/library/god-and-state-mikhail-bakunin
    https://libcom.org/library/state-its-historic-role-peter-kropotkin
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-other-essays
    https://libcom.org/library/lifelong-anarchist-selected-words-writings-lucy-parsons
    https://libcom.org/library/manifesto-magnon
    https://libcom.org/library/nationalism-culture-rudolf-rocker
    https://libcom.org/library/anarchism-daniel-guerin
    https://libcom.org/library/no-gods-no-masters-anthology-anarchism
    https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/daniel-guerin-anarchism-from-theory-to-practice
    https://libcom.org/library/stateless-socialism-anarchism-mikhail-bakunin

    Videos

    No Gods, No Masters: A History of Anarchism Documentary (Part 1)

    https://youtu.be/JZ-utvfgK8Q

    What is Anarchy? | Anarchism 101 14:55

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMGfsUjS_I



    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/14/national/history/swift-rise-fall-japanese-anarchism/
    Japan already did this dumb s*** and failed miserably

  • Nah, humans will always look to some form of leadership and guidance. Nobody is truly independent.

  • CurlyZ

    Nah, humans will always look to some form of leadership and guidance. Nobody is truly independent.

    Speak for yourself. I was the man of the house when I was born and I gave my teachers grades.

  • Jaco

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/14/national/history/swift-rise-fall-japanese-anarchism/
    Japan already did this dumb s*** and failed miserably

    Japan is not the only place this was attempted...

    Maybe look into the history of Anarchism in Spain.

  • Niobe

    Japan is not the only place this was attempted...

    Maybe look into the history of Anarchism in Spain.

    Modern Spain is anarchic?

  • Benito Mussolini

    Modern Spain is anarchic?

    There's an Anarchist community in Spain that has been active for 15 years.

    There's active anarchist communities right now. This is a google search away lol.

    Spain is influential historically because they've had anarchist communities see success, only thing that stopped it was outside interference.

    There's parts of Greece & Italy right now that are anarchist communities lol. The ones in Spain have been the largest so far with millions operating under anarchy. Some are in Mexico.

    Guangzhou commune was another one that the members of referred to as a heavenly utopia

  • CurlyZ

    Nah, humans will always look to some form of leadership and guidance. Nobody is truly independent.

    I put all that text and links in the OP to avoid posts like this.

    Sigh.

  • Niobe

    I put all that text and links in the OP to avoid posts like this.

    Sigh.

    A bunch of links don’t make it true

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    CurlyZ

    A bunch of links don’t make it true

    There....has....been....anarchist...societies....

    That did perfectly fine and only "failed" because outside people wanted to control them.... With the residents saying it was a perfect living experience.

    So what exactly are you talking about.

    ETA: tl;dr you don't actually understand what Anarchism means.

  • This seems interesting

  • Cookies

    This seems interesting

    Check out "Anarchism, Explained." when you get some time and lmk your thoughts.

  • Niobe

    There....has....been....anarchist...societies....

    That did perfectly fine and only "failed" because outside people wanted to control them.... With the residents saying it was a perfect living experience.

    So what exactly are you talking about.

    ETA: tl;dr you don't actually understand what Anarchism means.

    That's kinda the thing though, anarchist societies aren't capable of opposing imperialist aggression.

  • "Why do the anti-authoritarians not confine themselves to crying out against political authority, the state? All Socialists are agreed that the political state, and with it political authority, will disappear as a result of the coming social revolution, that is, that public functions will lose their political character and will be transformed into the simple administrative functions of watching over the true interests of society. But the anti-authoritarians demand that the political state be abolished at one stroke, even before the social conditions that gave birth to it have been destroyed. They demand that the first act of the social revolution shall be the abolition of authority. Have these gentlemen ever seen a revolution? A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon — authoritarian means, if such there be at all; and if the victorious party does not want to have fought in vain, it must maintain this rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionists. Would the Paris Commune have lasted a single day if it had not made use of this authority of the armed people against the bourgeois? Should we not, on the contrary, reproach it for not having used it freely enough?

    Therefore, either one of two things: either the anti-authoritarians don't know what they're talking about, in which case they are creating nothing but confusion; or they do know, and in that case they are betraying the movement of the proletariat. In either case they serve the reaction." - Friedrich Engels

  • Scratchin Mamba

    That's kinda the thing though, anarchist societies aren't capable of opposing imperialist aggression.

    https://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/secI5.html#seci511

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    And his point was people always looking for leadership/guidance. and not being able to be independent.

  • Artboard

    "As far as I understand it, anarchists are just people who take this seriously."

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