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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz19-Sep-19 10:11
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honey the codewitch19-Sep-19 10:13
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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Sep-19 5:05
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honey the codewitch20-Sep-19 5:06
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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz20-Sep-19 5:59
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honey the codewitch20-Sep-19 6:00
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honey the codewitch18-Sep-19 13:26
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I could write pages on this but I fear aside from not being read, it would wax far too political for the lounge.

I was anarchist for 26 years. I didn't so much leave it behind as I evolved, just so you have some idea of where I'm coming from. I've never particularly been a fan of states.

That having been said, you're essentially right, with the following caveats:

Governments are complex adaptive systems. In lay terms, they consist of so many people that they take on a life of their own. The actions of the whole are not necessarily reflective of its individual agents.

The problem with this is such systems either grow or they wither and die. Stasis is rare.

And they defend themselves against attempts to undermine them. Positive** prospects like limiting government do not limit government, they create defacto private government with state power and no accountability.

** i'm not using the term like "good" - i'm using it as in active vs. passive

That gets dangerous and ugly when the continuation of the system is more important to the system than acting out the will of the people it's supposed to represent.

And all of them fall down under the right or rather, wrong conditions. No system can perfectly contain the potential for revolt.

So with those limitations in mind, I think it's a good idea to be wary of government, but I think most people regard it as necessary because anarchism doesn't scale. Smile | :)
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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