for the uses of life
is to unlearn what is untrue."
It simply means,
Unfortunately, most people think it means chaos and disorder. This is due, in no small part, to statist propaganda and a kind of Orwellian doublespeak that keeps the masses ignorant and confused.
It's also due to a simple misunderstanding about the human condition.
Most people assume, either due to cultural conditioning or political brainwashing, that they need to be ruled over, forgetting the very obvious fact that people are fallible, including the people who would rule.
They fall victim to the classic logical fallacy-appeal to authority, while also getting caught up in a vicious tautological reasoning - people are bad therefore they need to be ruled by people are bad therefore they need to be ruled by people are bad… on and on, ad infinitum and ad nauseam.
It's all psychological, but,
That said, here are four things you probably didn't know about anarchy.
who is not master of himself."
We simply cannot call ourselves free if we are a statist, for statism implies that one fall under the overreaching power and outdated laws of the state, which is the opposite of freedom.
Under a banner of anarchy one can consider himself free because he falls under,
As long as these vital
laws of social survival are not violated, one can call himself free
and an anarchist. As long as they are violated, one cannot claim
freedom, only delusion, corruption, violence, and immorality.
One must not only fight against becoming a slave, one must also fight against being a master or ruler. He who is caught up in being a master or ruler becomes a slave to his own tyranny.
Slavery anywhere - whether soft or hard, whether one is a slave or a master - is a threat to freedom everywhere.
therefore all murderers are punished
unless they kill in large numbers
and to the sound of trumpets."
One need not be violent in order to be a free, self-ruling anarchist. One need only apply self-defense when needed, while making sure not to succumb to offensive overreach or of lording one's power over others.
Freedom is paramount, including the freedom of those who think differently.
That doesn't mean people
are free to kill or injure or steal. It means people are free as
long as they are upholding the non-aggression principle while also
upholding a stout and vigilant self-defense against these few who
would kill, injure, or steal.
Yet again it is clear that statism is the opposite of freedom.
who does not run away,
but remains at his post
and fights against the enemy."
As ignorant as these comments are they are coming from a place of blind patriotism and naive xenophobia.
What the statists who say
such things don't realize is that no matter where one goes, one will
be a victim of a nation sate. This is because statism is a
pandemic psychosocial disease and a worldwide religion that trumps
all other religions.
Better to fight for your own sovereignty where you were raised, than to interfere in a place you are unfamiliar with and have to worry about survival before sovereignty.
"Nature is not our enemy
to be raped and conquered.
Nature is ourselves,
to be cherished and explored."
Anarchy is the natural default social governing system, for healthy human beings otherwise there is oppression, slavery, and/or tyranny.
Anarchy is not only how healthy and free human beings "govern" each other, but how they act in accordance to cosmic laws.
For in order to maintain one's
freedom, one must not violate cosmic laws lest the backlash of those
laws cripple one's freedom due to the collapse of the ecosystem.
Everything is connected,
to include the action of the individual. Thus, an anarchist tends to
be eco-conscious while acting on eco-centric principles, while a
statist tends to be eco-unconscious while acting on ego-centric
principle- "tends" being the keyword.
But in the age of information there is no excuse for remaining ignorant - especially regarding such an important topic as anarchy.
And especially in regards
to the statism that threatens to consume us all in its
unhealthy, unsustainable, ecocidal, violent, and all-consuming
"maw" (Scottish and North American slang for "mother").