Escape The Feedback Loop
"The authorities have been established; you have given yourselves a master, you
have placed yourselves (and, thanks to your adorable counsel and initiatives, the
entire country has placed itself) at the disposal of a few men. Those men use the
force that you have bestowed upon them; and they use it against you. And you are
reconciled with them? What were you thinking? That they would use it against
themselves?" – Anselm Bellegarrigue
"Get the fuck up, simon says, get the fuck up" ― Pharoahe Monch
"arise, you have nothing to lose but your barbed wire fences!" ― Tim May
You ask questions, and we don't have all the answers. But understand, anarchy is accepting that no one has all the answers. more so, anarchy is accepting that no one SHOULD have all the answers.
The beauty is that it is through questions that we evolve. Answers are found along the way. Answers are picked up along the path. But where does the path lead? What's the end goal? We should never have an end goal…because the means to an end are always brutal. Besides, if realized, we may just self-destruct like Frankenstein's monster.
The very problem lies in wanting to be sure of a solution before we attempt one; we need to accept that we can never be sure…Remember that scene in the Last Crusade, where Indie has to put his faith in an invisible bridge? He did and made it across. If he did not, he would have fallen, or worse, stayed where he was. We need to Brave The world and take that step forward. And on our way, through deconstruction, like Michealangelo freed the beauty of David from inside his stone, we need to chip away at our current States, until we find the beauty of life. And what is that? If the absence of imposed structure is anarchy, so be it.
"It is in the absence of government; it is anarchy, the highest expression of order" ― E. Reclus
“Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.” ― Edward Abbey
But you cry "prove anarchy works!" and we say "We need not prove a negative." You are afraid of the uncalculated….the unknown. We're afraid of the system we're acquainted with, because it's corruption is visible and certain. You're afraid of what you might find in the dark. We're afraid of the gun placed at our temples in the light of day.
“Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” ― Edward Abbey
But you cry "prove anarchy works!" and we say "welcome to anarchy, population everyone." It's self evident.
It's everywhere. It's the only reason people survive under any oppressive regimes. It's the only reason anyone survived for over 70 years of soviet Russia. It's that healthy network of black markets which undermine the fascist, communist, corproratist, dictatorial and statist sensibilities, not from within the belly, but under the skin of the beast, like mice in the walls of a house.
And now it's the internet. And now it's our currency.
“Unlike the communities traditionally associated with the word “anarchy”, in a crypto-anarchy the government is not temporarily destroyed but permanently forbidden and permanently unnecessary. It’s a community where the threat of violence is impotent because violence is impossible, and violence is impossible because its participants cannot be linked to their true names or physical locations.” ― Wei-Dai
We have stolkhome syndrome, we have grown accustomed to the hum of the machine. Instead of privacy, we have permission. instead of life we have granted existence.
"I let go of the law, and people become honest.
I let go of economics, and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion, and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass" ―Toa Te Ching
Let go of control and see what manifests. Destabilize the self. Allow anarchy to eat away at the foundations of the State.
We are the hydra, cut the head off. I dare you. Prove anarchy you say? I think, therefore I am, I live therefore I am an anarchist.
You don't agree? You like your comfort? You like your structure? You want to be GOVERNED? "To be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so?
To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.
It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality." ― Proudhon
If you are happy with this, you have my blessing. But leave me out of it. "So I be never again the victim of a man dressed in the gore-dripping robes of authority" ―Caleb Williams
Allow me to escape the feedback loop.
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