It's the absence of goverment, to put it simply.
It's where you believe that you should have no goverment. Therefor, you have no system of law. Obviously. No laws, nothing. Just human beings ruling themselves. Which of course, would equal total chaos. And a collasped society. Making Anarchy a waste of time.
Guy: I need to find an Anarchy symbol?
Guy: I'm putting it on my website. How do you spelll anarchy?
Me: a-n-a-r-c-h-y. Why, do you beleive in anarchy?
Guy: Hell yeah! Anarchy is what we need right now.
Me: -snort- Anarchy is the LAST thing we need right now.
Guy: How so?
Me: ugh. do you even know what anarchy is?
Guy: Yeah. It's where you hate the goverment.
Me: It's more than that.
Me: You believe you should have no goverment. And we need a more enforced goverment with this war.
Guy: Well... you'd have a leader...
Me: That'd be Monarchy. That's a form of goverment.
Guy: Well, you'd have SOME sort of goverment...
Me: Anarchy is the ABSENCE of goverment, moron.
A conversation I had.
Mostly seen now adays when posers write it on there bags or hands. They never have any idea what it means, and probably have no interest in politics whatsoever.
person 1 "oh my god ANARCHY MAN I HATE THE GOVERNMENT!!!!"
person 2 "shut up"
"Anarchy" arises from ancient Greek "An," meaning without and "Archos" meaning leader.
In modern political philosophy anarchy, or anarchism (the ideology which aims to create anarchy) is traced back, often, to Proudhon, and in particular his work "What is property?" - the origin of the still used anarchist slogan "Property is theft!"
Contrary to belief that "anarchy" is synomous with "Disorder," anarchists generally advocate non-hierarchical, horizontal organization, typically through directly democratic structures. As such, there is a degree of common ground between anarchists and libertarian Marxists. Many anarchists are highly supportive of the practice of the Zapatistas in Chiapas.
In 1936, anarchists in the Spanish provinces of Catalonia and Aragon collectivised industry and agriculture, and established a working example of anarchy.
A system of governement where there is no governement.Many punks say they want anarchy without knowing what it is.Most do this as their punk heroes said it who heard it from the Sex Pistols.While it works in theory(everyone helps each other, no authority) it will not work in real life as with a lack of government, humans will run riot.People will be terrified and band together for protection.Therefore tribes will spring up who will then ally and become towns.Society will start all over again
Anarchy is an ideal, which like communism will never work due to human nature.
Opposition to all forms of authoritarian organisation and hierarchy. A society in which individuals cooperate as equels.
A form of society based around the lack of a ruling class and an emphasis on individual freedom and equality. An ideal form of anarchy would involve a cooperative socialist gift economy, in which goods are freely produced and distributed according to need. Crime would not be the huge problem most people would imagine. Anyone with a basic knowledge of history knows that crime was never a huge problem until urbanization and then industrialization. A focus on community and civic responsibility would nearly eliminate violent crime (smaller, tightly knit communities have virtually no crime, even today). Property crime would be even a less of a problem, given that no one has more than anyone else and destruction of public property would be destruction of one's own property. In case a crime is committed, any and every member of the community is capable of either preventing the crime before hand or apprehending the criminal afterwards, a system which worked for thousands of years before police forces became common during the Industrial Revolution. A common argument against such a system is that "human nature" would eventually lead to a return of capitalism and the establishment of government. This is not a part of "human nature", however. Human beings have almost no instincts at birth. A tendency towards government and capitalism is a product of societal conditioning, not a natural inclination. There have been examples of similar systems working in the real world, including many i...more...
1. From the political left, anarchy is a state of complete freedom characterized by unity, peace and equality all in the absense of a governing force.
2. From the politcal right, anarchy is a state of complete chaos and disorder. Anarcho-capitalism is an example of right-winged anarchy.
3. Politics: A radical form of direct democracy
1. Some people believe that anarchy could work.
2. Street punks believe in right-winged anarchy (chaos)
3. Depsite being an alleged lack of authority, some anarchists believe in anarchy as direct democracy.
the nonexistence of government. The theory became popular in the 80s punk/hardcore scene, but for the most part has since faded away. Mostly seen today when posers write it on their books and bags and anything else they can find to write on. its rare to find a true anarchist anymore, but they're out there, and when they talk about their beliefs, no one listens to them because they're "crazy" and the world "needs" structure. Contrary to most belief, Anarchy does not HAVE to be chaos (although it usually is)
True freedom, equality and peace can ONLY exist in a perfect and untainted state of anarchy.