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Misconceptions of Anarchism

Misconceptions of Anarchism

  • Most people believe that anarchist are violent, chaotic, and destructive
  • In reality, anarchist believe that humans have the capacity to function reasonably without the threat of force or coercion

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DAVID GGRAEBER

At their very simplest, anarchist beliefs turn on to two elementary assumptions. The first is that human beings are, under ordinary circumstances, about as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and can organize themselves and their communities without needing to be told how. The second is that power corrupts.

DAVID GGRAEBER

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Examples of Daily Anarchy

Examples of Daily Anarchy

  1. When confronted with a line most people will refrain from skipping or cutting in line without the threat of police
  2. Organizations that operate in a decentralized manner such as clubs or sports teams function on the basis of general consent. This is an anarchist principle!

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DAVID

Anarchism is just the way people act when they are free to do as they choose, and when they deal with others who are equally free — and therefore aware of the responsibility to others that entails.

DAVID

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Do Politicians Have Your Best Interests in Mind

Do Politicians Have Your Best Interests in Mind

If one is critical of corruption due to power they upheld an anarchist belief.

Anarchist believe that the current economic and political system rewards greed an exploitation.

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What's the Difference Between Anarchists and Others?

What's the Difference Between Anarchists and Others?

The feeling of powerlessness dictates how most people interact with systems of power.

They believe that somehow any efforts made to mend or obstruct the system will lead to an outcome that may be worse.

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What Happens with Change?

What Happens with Change?

Most predictions of a world without capital are proved untrue by anthropology.

For thousands of years people existed outside of governmental control, they simply existed as we do now without the threat of state violence.

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How Does this Work with Society's Progression

How Does this Work with Society's Progression

With the advancements in technology in industrialization how could we return to a stateless society?

The fact of that matter is: We don't know!

This isnt meant to discourage, but to implore more people to think of how we can have meaningful lives in a post industrial society

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Advice From Childhood

Advice From Childhood

1. "Two wrongs don't make a right"

  • Just because someone commits a crime it does not mean they deserve their humanity stripped of them.

2. "Sharing is caring"

  • Collectivism and mutual aid is imperative to a good quality of life. Helping your neighbors and friends benefits all.

3. "Clean up after yourself"

  • If everyone takes care of their own messes and manages things in an effective manner others won't feel "burdened' by others not pulling their weight

4. "Treat others the way you want to be treat"

  • The golden rule continues to ring true as mutual respect is fundamental to collective living.

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All People are Equal

All People are Equal

Regardless of class, race, gender identity, or sexuality all people deserve a dignified and equal life. We are all inhabiting this world together so we must all strive for care for all regardless of are immutable characteristics

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queer who wants to make art and ideas accessible for all. Posting about an idea is not an endorsement of it, nor does it necessarily align with my beliefs. Simply posting to generate ideas and start conversations. he/him

CURATOR'S NOTE

Many people misinterpret what it means to be an anarchist or to hold anarchist beliefs. David Graeber, an anarchist anthropologist, believes that most rational people hold anarchist ideals! Do you? Read this and find out!

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