17th April 2017
Anarchists are like religious believers, 100 percent oblivious to the biological roots of the human animal
An anarchist wrote this: “Even if one concurs, for a moment, with illogical and fallible argument of statists that a “limited role” is necessary, one needs to ask, whose purpose exactly, the State is serving.”
Re: “a “limited role” is necessary” – This is not about necessity. This is about the historical evolution of mankind from monkey to semi-civilised human.
That journey took place through centralisation of resources in the state. No tribal (anarchist) society can compete in terms of innovation and intelligence with an organised state.
So the issue is not about “necessary” but about working to limit the harm caused by the big state.
Anarchists are totally and comprehensively impotent to reverse the growth of centralisation. This is a fruitless ideology, completely cut off from reality.
It is far more productive and extremely fruitful to win small battles, one after the other, in favour of greater liberty from the power of the state.
The outcome could well be an anarchist outcome, but it can’t be achieved by anarchists. They are like an ostrich that buries its head in the sand.
Let me add – Anarchy is unsustainable – but it is a good guiding light.