1.The belief that all governments are oppresive

2.The state of a country (mass riots/terrorism/uprisings)
Guy:"All governments are oppresive,this is why we need Anarchism."
UN:"The country of Somalia is a modern day representation of a country in Anarchism."
by TurkeyisnotEU June 22, 2021
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The belief that all governments are evil, corrupt, self-serving, blah blah blah, and should be abolished.

Anarchism is founded on the ideal that humans will cooperate peacefully without government or any authority whatsoever, and won't be tempted to, oh, I don't know, say...take whatever they want or kill whoever they want without repercussion, as there would be no codes in place to stop them other than "Killing is mean, we should work together blah blah blah".

Simply put, it won't work. It's an extremely naive form of idealism (but hey, aren't ALL forms of idealism pretty much naive?) Anyone with a decent education or understanding of life will see the glaring flaw: People for the most part will NOT work together in some great harmonious being filled with sunshine and puppy dogs and flowers. When order is removed, it's natural human instinct to revert back to the "Look out for number one" line of thought. After all, in a lawless, government-less world, you look out for yourself and your family only to survive. Anyone else is a liability, a threat, and a drain on your resources that keep you and your family going.

There can be no society without rules. Any person who has common sense will form rules and codes to ensure the survival of the group, if there is a group. These groups become settlements/towns, and these rules become laws. Thus government is born anew.

If it were a perfect world, anarchism might work. But then again, if it were a perfect world, most other governments and religions would work just as well. As we all know, it's not a perfect world, and won't ever BE a perfect world. Anarchism is naiveity, I don't care HOW many "thumbs down" I get for saying it.
Anarchism is a game at which the police can beat you. (George Bernard Shaw)

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
(Logan Pearsall Smith)
by Atticus January 5, 2006
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The "political philosophy" that, without laws or authority, the world would instantly be a better place. The "philosophy" also states that chaos = order, violence = peace, and class war = equality.
I support Anarchism because I hate that my parents made me bathe as a child.
by Honest Ape April 12, 2016
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An idealistic form of government that most mistake as communism. It's mainly about free will and no authority. Basically the law of the streets. People who dislike the idea and associate it only with punks are usually the ones who've never been discriminated against in any way so don't see any reason to want to get rid of the people that kiss their asses and look down on everybody else.
Exon executives: Anarchism is for loonies and murderers
Anarchist: El fucko de you-o
by ~Summer~ January 7, 2004
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the dumbest excuse for a fad i have ever had the misfortune to live through. Its for dumbshit teenagers who feel the idiotic need to "rebel" against their parents and other forms of power when really if they were without their parents for more than a day or two they would probably starve. :)
1st guy: Anarchists suck
2nd guy: Yeah
by nar-ne March 2, 2005
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It might be cool if it worked, but there is no chance in hell that it would.
Chris S: Ima make my own anarchist country
Chris R: It wouldnt be a country if it was anarchist dumbass.
by Pschitt! March 3, 2005
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Based on the theory that everyone wants to do good.
Most potheads that dress in black all the time and write pseduo-suicidal poetry claim they are anarchist.
by Brian Johnson October 6, 2003
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