from TheMindUnleashed Website
We're often so busy
pretending to think outside the box that we lose track of what's
"the box" and what's not. We're so inured by this system of
exploitation that it's often too easy to kiss each other with lies
rather than smack each other with the truth.
Our lives go on and we placate each other with such cowardly platitudes as,
Derrick Jensen said it best,
You think there's nothing you can do about it? Well, you could begin by educating yourself on what the difference between statism and anarchy really is.
That's the difference in a nutshell.
But if the nutshell doesn't suffice, please read on...
Statism is bureaucratic order.
When order becomes bureaucratic it becomes an abstraction of an abstraction. It loses the essence of real order because it is in the throes of an "order" pigeonholed by fallible men claiming to hold infallible truths that become ill-conceived laws that generally don't coincide with cosmic laws.
Deception becomes rampant in such an illusory state.
And the innocent people who are conditioned, brainwashed, and propagandized to no-end by such an illusory bamboozlement become easily manipulated into believing that man-made laws must be followed. Sometimes even at the expense of cosmic laws that should not be avoided.
The small group of individuals harboring outdated notions of power want to remain in power - no matter how misguided, immoral, or downright stupid their notion of power is.
And so they manipulate
the hierarchical nature of statist dogma to keep themselves
entrenched in their parochial seats of power, usually at great
expense (exploitation, structural violence, violent expropriation,
debt slavery, and
environmental rape) to others.
All because of the
idiotic statist notion of order, which is nothing more than
controlled chaos, which is nothing more than an unhealthy hierarchy
high on its own ignorant understanding of power, which leaves the
world bleeding and dying at its feet...
Which is ten-times worse than naked tyranny, because naked tyranny is easily thwarted and thus easily denied by the majority.
But the disguised tyranny of the state is not so easily thwarted, for it becomes diabolically entrenched in the mind of the majority of conditioned men, deceiving them into believing the Great Lie, as Nietzsche wisely put it,
Such a lie is not easily
cognitive dissonance must be
navigated in order to dissolve it. Cognitive dissonance can cripple
even the most intelligent and most open-minded of men.
Anarchy slays the beast that is the state by,
Anarchy is the only way
to deal with the "unfree world" erected by the disguised tyranny of
Anarchy is cosmic order.
When order is uncontrolled and allowed to flow, then a healthy equilibrium becomes manifests. It only seems chaotic because the majority of us have been conditioned by statism to think that a world without man-made laws is a world in chaos. Nothing could be further from the truth.
On a long enough timeline most man-made laws become irrelevant. Unless they coincide with cosmic laws.
As James Russell Lowell surmised,
This means that what once
seemed right and just and lawful eventually goes out of date, and if
we cannot let go of it, if we cannot update our outdated values, we
become uncouth, immoral, or even downright stupid for withholding
The state is without a doubt an "ancient good" deemed uncouth by the passage of time. And it is on us as rational, healthy, and free human beings, who are attempting to progressively evolve on an ever-changing planet, to discard such parochial values.
Indeed, as Eliezer Yudkowsky proclaimed,
As it stands, becoming more ethical than the society we grew up in means shedding the too-heavy, overreaching, unhealthy, unsustainable armor of the state and donning the anarchist cape of vulnerable courage.
There is a way to have our progressive evolution and our freedom as well. It's not a "you can't have your cake and eat it too" situation. It's a freedom begets freedom situation.
It's a situation of,
Because with enough people free, who also honor the freedom of others, the less likely the chances are that tyranny and slavery become a problem.
Alas, as Voltaire quipped,
But the problem is the way power is perceived.
Statism has conditioned us to think that power means having money, stockpiling possessions and gaining wealth through the violent exploitation of others in a vicious cycle of one-upmanship.
Statism preaches the use of exploitative and violent power as its unhealthy dogma. Anarchy advocates the use of cooperative nonviolent power through reciprocity.
Because power can be healthy.
Indeed. Healthy power is
naturally anarchic and egalitarian...
The uncontrolled order of anarchy is healthier than the controlled chaos of statism.
It's healthier not only because its eco-centric freedom trumps the statist's egocentric tyranny, but also because it frees the independent individual into a deeper freedom, into realizing his/her own interdependent nature, despite a codependent state.
Interdependence is what we've lost touch with.
Anarchy is given a bad name because of this, because interdependence is antithetical (even deemed chaotic) to the codependency of the state (which is nothing more than controlled chaos).
But anarchy bridges the
gap between nature and the human soul, and thus connects thesis to
antithesis, which then becomes the synthesis of interdependence.
But if we can learn to embrace anarchy, we will give both ourselves, and the environment that sustain us, a fighting chance at survival.
Just remember, as Marcus Aurelius said,
Have no illusions. The enemy is the state...