Anarchy: "To be without rule"
Can today's society find mutual ground, that all the power brokers on the planet ((church / state / and corporate oligarchies)), should be shut down??
Historically most think of "anarchy" as a liberal leftest dream as seen in the riots and anti-right movements. I thought the same thing, until I first heard Ron Paul talk of libertarian values. I wasn't the only person to take this road. In a much more detailed piece "From Conservative to Anarchist", the author takes you on probably as close to my own road as one gets. This travel though didn't stop there with me though. It barely scratched the surface. From actually listening to my mom that there are 2 sides of a story... it was clear there was a reason to fight big oil, big pharma, and the banks. Corporate oligarchy has a rich history in strumming the strings of leftist anarchism. I could not blame them one bit, but is violence the answer though? Probably not. This took me in a different direction in research-
In the book turned movie, the guardian goes into "Tolstoy’s Christian anarchism was a war on both church and state". Seems anarchy has more than just one version, and at its heart, screams exactly what it means- To be Without Rule. I would bet most do not even realize that there is in fact an eastern look to anarchy, and in this site explains Buddhist Anarchism, or how about Hubbards writings that even Jesus was an anarchist. Non violence is where I personally found myself. Stuck between 2 roads. On one hand- its clear that a prepper or homeless man more represents the ideals of anarchy than Molotov cocktails. Living off the land, small inner circles of friends sharing, and even across borders using the barter system are all better examples then what's painted on the TV on the nightly news or even in the history books.
It ends up, we all share the same enemy- control over us by any means necessary... and we're allowing them to do just that. The system today is too compartmentalized. You are not fighting big banks, when banks fund social programs. You are not fighting big government when they have contracts with big oil. No corporation is going to bite the hands that feeds them, no different than a govt will with the funding they get from the corporations. This merger of church / state / and corporation spans across nations, borders, and ideology. They all share contracts and interests, and one 1/3 will not let the others fail. They keep each other propped up using media and what ever tools to their advantage. A great example of this: Big Pharma: They need international regulations for trade, international partners to move goods, world governments / church to promote their goods, military to protect the poppy fields, and legislation to keep competition from shutting them down. Its one big happy family... or as Carlin calls it... one large club you're not part of. We are in fact all fighting the same parasite that plaques us in every walk of life.
In a day where information sits in the palm of our hands... to not see how this operates by now, is willful ignorance IMO, or at best, not presented with the idea yet as it took me a long while to see it myself.
If once you see its one single problem, no matter what gripes you... would you be more willing to help find solutions to it all.??? More importantly... can we do so in an organic grass roots non violent way.???
Questions that need to seriously be considered. My own conclusion is that it will in fact take a larger government to shut down the corporate machine, and then the willingness to shut down government from being able to allow either to become to powerful again. Pitchforks and Torches, with a system this large, is going to take more of us rattling idea's around... but as seen in Iraq... the absence of govt creates a void for hostility. Maybe in the end, we need to take back our own govt first, put in safe guards against the corporate machine, then set long term legislation that gives the rest of the world the model in which to follow for true liberty - free from both corporate rule AND govt tyranny. I believe now that the libertarian angle is great, but if we allow that to happen first, you will end up with a corporate dictatorship. Something i have issues with no different than a larger govt or even with a larger church. History has shown that both church and state have issues, but if you think corporations are going to do any better, you haven't watched it unfold inside the revolving door of congress or even embedded in the church.
In the meantime: May i suggest researching and participating in cooperative markets like Winco and so many other's out there. There's a way to use our money, when possible, to send a clear message to the system in control. Most states in the US even offer tax benefits to help these grow, and in most cases if not all, they're employee owned, not wall st owned...