Anarchism is possibly the most misunderstood political philosophy ever.

Anarchy can work, and HAS worked, but right now probably wouldn't work with the state the world is in right now (drugs, gangs, civil wars, etc.)

Anarchy is not chaos, as laws are uneccessary anyway, even when there is a government to enforce them. As Ammon Hennacy said, "Oh, judge, your damn laws, the good people don't need them and the bad people don't follow them, so what good are they?" Like I said before, if anarchy were to happen right now chaos would probably ensue, but this largely due to how fucked up our governments have let the world become.

Government is an unneccessary evil. The idea that people should be bound by agreements their ancestors made is absurd. I believe I am better fit to run my own life that George Bush is.

If you ever see anny dumbass in an anarchy shirt from hot topic, scribbling it in textbooks at school, I want you to ask them to explain anarchy to you. Chances are they have no fucking clue as to what they're talking about and will tell you that they want chaos so that they can blow things up and drink. Punch them in the face for me.

Anarchy would be a very bad idea to try right now. In times like these anarchism is better left as an ideal for people who do get it. It's not something worth arguing about over the internet, because anarchy is not going to happen on a large enough scale to matter in anyone's lifetime who is alive today, and if there was anarchy, there probably wouldn't be an internet for very long ;).
All my teachers want to tell me how bad an idea anarchy would be, when I already know that. They need to tell that to the idiots who listen to sexist and homophobic music such as Insane Clown Posse and wear anarchy shirts they bought from Hot Topic.
by borstalbreakout December 01, 2006
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?
Me: Why?
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.
Guy: -silence-
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.
by googooglob May 14, 2006
A thing which, even if it were desirable, would be impossible. There will always be a group of people who are willing to organise themselves and fight for government. They will either kick our asses into submission to a worse from of government, or we will have to organise ourselves, and fight back, meaning that when the conflict is over we'll be left with a government which we'll probably end up keeping by choice, or they'll decide they like having power an force us into it.
Government is no different to anarchy, because government is, in rrality, just a group of people imposing their will on us, so any type of organisation will evolve into a government.
by Oh Shit I'm Dead October 21, 2004
Literally, society without government. Initially, it would likely be chaotic, and violent, but may stabilize into a safe system eventually. All this is hypothetical, because there's been no long lasting, large scale example to draw precident from.
Without the police, we would have anarchy.
by Psiberzerker April 11, 2004
a state of which no true form of government exists
"shit there is no one to make the trains run on time"
by trot March 26, 2004
A lifestyle typically seen in early man and all animals. Somewhere along the line man decided he needed someone to take care of him. Freedom and power are an illusion.
Anarchy should not be a marketing tool.
by Jarrett May 30, 2003
3 entries found for anarchy.
an·ar·chy
n. pl. an·ar·chies
Absence of any form of political authority.
Political disorder and confusion.
Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.


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New Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhi, from anarkhos, without a ruler : an-, without; see a-1 + arkhos, ruler; see -arch.

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anarchy

\An"arch*y\, n. Gr. ?: cf. F. anarchie. See Anarch. 1. Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.

Spread anarchy and terror all around. --Cowper.

2. Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.

There being then . . . an anarchy, as I may term it, in authors and their re?koning of years. --Fuller.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


anarchy

n : a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government) syn: lawlessness


Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University
by Anonymous April 03, 2003
Anarchy is a theoretical form of self-government which is practically unattainable. Historically Anarchy only exists between the shifts between other known forms of government, and it is in fact no government. There are two types of Anarchists: punk rockers, and romantic political philosophers.

The main argument of anarchistic thought is that any appointed, hereditary, or aristocratic government is coersive in nature, and coersion is intrinsically evil. Therefore, all government is inherently evil. The only solution to eliminate coersion in society is to live in the state of anarchy.
The main flaw of this argument is that in order to completely eliminate coersion even in a system of direct democracy there cannot be majority rule, that is the whole society has to unanimously agree on all issues. This is not a practical solution, but a theoretical state of perfect unanimity which is an extreme condition only possible in theory, an utopia.
A state under Anarchy is either a state ruled completely and unanimously by all the people for the people, or a state in civil war.
by unholyfart May 24, 2009

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