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Author Topic: Power Structures in Human Society: Pros and Cons Part 1  (Read 8208 times)

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Anyway, anarchism isn't what happens when people who believe in capitalism and socialism find no Authority to genuflect before, it's what happens when people come together in the absence of Authority, to protect each other, and to accomplish what they could not alone. Which is just what happens. I don't need to defend it.

As UB, said, leaders will show up. The idea that an ABSENCE of Authority will take place is a thought experiment, not a probable reality based on history. Humans are competitive and ALWAYS have tried to declare themselves "the boss", no matter how small the group. History does not provide good examples of spontaneous cooperation born of "absence of authority" simply because authority has ALWAYS been present in some form.

Anarchy from absence of authority is wishful thinking. It ain't gonna happen.

WHY? Take the Fukushima tsunami, for example. No anarchy but all the disorganization and instant infrastructure collapse along with 25,000 instant deaths.

You may say the area wasn't big enough. Okay, half the islands of Japan sink in a massive quake and the other half are totally flattened. Anarchy results? I don't think so.

For the "anarchy" dream of, "hey, the goons in charge are gone so lets cooperate and make a nice society" to have a snowball's chance in hell to take place, you need to eliminate ALL the governments on earth in one fell swoop AND their military abilities including nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. AUTHORITY is NEVER going to be ABSENT.

The rules of predatory behavior dictate that, when one country is in shambles from whatever, the strong neighbors IMMEDIATELY jump into the authority vacuum and get the booty (pretending to recue their neighbor, of course  :evil4:).

Forget anarchy. It will never happen. Humans dream of anarchy but never, except a brief riot here and there, function 24/7 in that state.

A tree or a bear or a wolf is NOT concerned with a bunch of dead prey a thousand miles away. HUMANS ARE. Humans want to take over when their neighbors are weak or disorganized. That's the way it is.
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