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.
"Anarchism and Other Essays" by Emma Goldman
"The ABC of Anarchism" by Alexander Berkman
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