are we heading towards anarchism ?

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  1. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
    Divy Raghuvanshiposted 12 years ago
    this is the story through out the world.from america's occupy wall street movement and anna hazare 's movement against corruption.most often anarchism is caused when the citizen of a society feel helpless and it ultimately leads to civil war.
         india has its own story.

    1. Slimabid profile image61
      Slimabidposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the question to your answer varies with how you define anarchism. In theory there is always a certain form of anarchy present in some countries. In the past few years we have seen some governments get overthrown (Tunisia, Algeria, Libia, ....). Their governments weren't the strongest or most resistant.
      If your question is related to the USA, I'd say no. Too many people seem to not care. People fear that anarchy will be worse than what they have now. In a country where the media is rather controlled i don't think this will happen.

      1. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
        Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        i think people do care but it takes time to convert their thoughts into action.all through out the world people do dislike what is happening around them.they are surely against people who have power and those in power tend not to react as they have their own obligations.
           i think some kind of change will come in the future but its a slow process and will take time.anarchism is the most extreme of them all.

    2. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
      Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      the future tense :the coming world order by dyer gwynne
      the coming anarchy :shattering the dreams of post cold war by robert d. kaplan
      The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
      by Robert D. Kaplan

    3. Repairguy47 profile image61
      Repairguy47posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The occupy movement isn't really moving, dead in the water!

      1. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
        Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        i think if the fiscal deficit is not managed properly and a recession like the one we experienced last time reemerges i think it would finally break the glass.i guess it is very difficult to change the nature of humans thats it.if u have watched the movie the day the earth stood still u would know what i am saying.

    4. safiq ali patel profile image64
      safiq ali patelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The old socialist India that held down its population has gone. India today is a free society with liberalism at its heart. As people become free they are free to rebel and hence the appearance of Anarchist behavior. And anarchy is sometimes a response to difficult conditions. So if people are not happy they will rebel.

  2. recommend1 profile image60
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    People have no stomach for anarchy - but change, I think so.

    1. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
      Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      what kind of change?
      if u r not in china u can elaborate .
      change in what part of the world ?

      1. recommend1 profile image60
        recommend1posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am in China - People have been promised better by many political systems and never yet got it.   

        Democracy was a good idea but never escaped being controlled by money and entrenched power.

        Communism and Socialism and all the other isms promised much but have never fully delivered the original good idea.

        The progression of shifting power from single kings to a small group of lords took thousands of years and the small attempts of the people (or masses) to take control have failed generally.  But with instant personal communication now available it is possible to rethink a model of government that does actually respond to everyone, and the ability for 'people' to report news opens the door to control the media that lies its face off in the service of its masters.

        Some new form of government is needed now because the small groups with vast sums of money are joining together across countries helped by the financial system they have created and soon they will become untouchable.

  3. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
    Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years ago

    the major shortcoming of  democracy is that people do not have access to fighting elections.they have a constitutional right but people with access to money always end up fighting elections and a normal citizen will only be able to just practice his voting rights.
        in this way the power is possessed by few individuals who tend to use the power for their own good and making their own fortunes.

  4. Reality Bytes profile image72
    Reality Bytesposted 11 years ago

    All human beings are Anarchists at birth.  Once born, government is imposed on the individual.

    1. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Anarchism is an opinion not a state so babies are not born anarchist or anything else but since humans have a natural tendency to appoint leaders and follow them as easily seen throughout human history I would say people are actually born not at all anarchist.

      As to the question, pure anarchism is unsustainable it always collapses, things like syndicalist anarchism and such though so have some chance of successful operation.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image72
        Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        So, you believe a child is born with political leanings.  I do not think that a newborn has any need or desire for government.  As a matter of fact it is quite normal for children to question authority, every child does it.  Rebellion is part of growing up, resisting parental authority is the first step to independence.  Children are born atheist and anarchist, until religion and government is forced upon them.

        1. Josak profile image60
          Josakposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          No I specifically said I don't think children are born with any ideology but I do think children are born with an instinct to lead and to follow others (it's an evolutionary trait) so I would not say they are born anarchist.

  5. Bard of Ely profile image77
    Bard of Elyposted 11 years ago

    I have good friends who call themselves Anarchists, including Charlie Veitch (Google him if you don't know who he is)  and I usually agree with their views so if we are heading for such a world I have no problem with that!

    1. Divy Raghuvanshi profile image60
      Divy Raghuvanshiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      but  an anarchist society will lead to chaos then how will you handle that.

  6. innersmiff profile image66
    innersmiffposted 11 years ago

    Not just yet. Eventually, I think. The fastest growing political movement is libertarianism, and a great number of these are anarchists, and they mostly happen to be young. Thanks to the internet, the information is only going to spread and convince others. I don't know how many of Occupy are proper anarchists, I mean, they seem to be arguing for greater government control of healthcare and education. They might be these anarchists that fancy abolishing private property before they abolish the state. Good luck to them - "The Dark Lord does not share power" as Gandalf said. Anarcho-capitalism is the future, I genuinely believe that.


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