The true definition of anarchy has been obscured over the years. People think anarchists are irrational, which is bullshit. The concept of anarchy, at least to me, is the end of the political spectrum, opposite totalitarianism. anarchists do not believe in centralized authority, rather, they believe in consensual authority, where the individual can choose whom they prefer to yield authority or power, or can choose to opt out of said authority, by choice.
Mark Skousen (my sig quote) understood well. A society that needs to enforce order and compassion by force, has by definition failed.
I get what you mean by 'rational', my point is that adjective shouldn't be necessary, because it implies that anarchists are not rational. Kind of like when dumbya called it 'compassionate' conservatism... 'cause we all know there's no such thing as a compassionate conservative.
Not the same. I do not choose which authority to yield to because i do not yield to any authority but mine. I can explain Rational Anarchy in a few quotes.
"A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as "state" and "society" and "government" have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame. . . as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world. . . aware that his effort will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self-failure."
"I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
As a juxtaposition, this is our current system, and pretty much any other system tried: "Do this. Don't do that. Stay back in line. Where's tax receipt? Fill out form. Let's see license. Submit six copies. Exit only. No left turn. No right turn. Queue up and pay fine. Take back and get stamped. Drop dead — but first get permit."
I try to apply this philosophy to every issue. I take no stance on any issue unless I examine the proposed solution, which I keep separate from the problem. I try not to have an opinion unless I think about the issue first and compare it to the solution. I find that most solutions are worse than the problem. Many problems can be fixed by not worrying about them and minding your own damn business.
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lol compassionate conservatives. Good one.