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Why anarchism can't be achieved?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Anarchism can be achieved. Contrary to the popular definition of anarchism, it is not at all about violence, bomb-throwing, or disorder. Rather it is just the opposite. An anarchist society is based upon mutual aid, cooperation, and individualism in the full sense of the word. Since at the fundamental level, everyone longs for the opportunity to live their lives how they see fit, in total peace and harmony with everyone else, anarchism is the most logical form society can take to meet the needs of all people. All forms of government are based on violence and control. Governments serve the interests of an elite few, namely the rich and powerful segment of society. Only when the masses come to realize this will the governmental system finally be shaken off. It will however be very difficult to reach this stage given the immense power and control that governments have over the people. And given that humanity has lived under some form of government since the dawn of civilization (except in a few isolated cases such as during the Spanish Civil War) it will be tremendously difficult to mould society into any other shape.

    Source(s): "Anarchism and Other Essays" by Emma Goldman "The ABC of Anarchism" by Alexander Berkman personal experience
  • 1 decade ago

    Why would we want for anarchism to be present? A government does have some massive problems, but a small, weak government is necessary to protect peoples' rights from those who would wish to remove them. If someone comes and steals something from you, there will be no one who can rightfully restore what he has stolen from you if there is no government. Without the government's police force, you would go after the thief yourself (or just sit back and let him go, in which case he would know he can do it again); if you manage to kill him, wonderful. You've now successfully violated his own natural right to life. Supposing you manage to get the item back without a hitch, the guy would still be out there to steal from you or others again.

    OK, maybe it's a bad example, but I hope you see my point. More practically, though, people today are so comfortable with their handouts and benefits from the government that they would never give it up -- God forbid people should actually work to better themselves.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because there will always be individuals in society that want to make money and prosper at the expense of others and there will always be others willing to do the work for this minority. So a government of sorts will always form, this is simultaneously why communism in a pure form will fail. Its sort of like black and white dont exist- a complete lack of government complete chaos or a government that is completely harmonious.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because with no government, the strong will start governing the weak, thus creating government.

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  • 1 decade ago

    'Cause anarchists generally get killed - either in the street or by the government. Nobody likes 'em!

  • 1 decade ago

    Because there's just something inherently wrong with beating up your neighbor for no reason.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    who can agree when and where?

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