The Case for Anarchy

anarchyAnarchy has always seemed to me a utopian dream. From the musings of Marx to the libertarian socialism of Noam Chomsky, I believed it impossible to achieve.

My arguments against anarchy turned on the need for a benevolent and just state to enforce the rights of those oppressed by gangs of bullies or businessmen.

Absent government oversight, what is to prevent theft, extortion, usury, bribery, coercion, and fraud? What redress has anyone in a stateless society?

The Marxist model envisages the winnowing away of the state. I was never convinced, although I embrace most of the tenets of Marxism.

The plight of animals under capitalism has radically impacted my thinking. The status quo for animals is the worst in history for them. Sixty billion are murdered on slaughterhouse floors every year. Animal activists are unable to intervene because the state protects the industries which commit the horrors.

We agitate for revolution and the collapse of capitalism, as capitalism is the author of all animal cruelty and murder in the world.

Capitalists own animals, capitalists enslave and kill them for profit. Religions justify the horrors perpetrated upon animals, and governments protect the exploitation industries and criminalize the opponents.

Anything which disrupted the slaughter would be a welcome respite for the animals.

That realization led me to advocate for anarchy. The more chaotic the better. The chaos would end organized slaughter. Chaos would allow animal activists to intervene, to take out the owners, managers, and workers in slaughterhouses. To free the captives on factory farms, and in feedlots.

Organized animal activists could ensure an end to animal exploitation and murder. And there would be no state to protect the cruelty. No police to protect the abusers. No courts to convict animal activists.

Suddenly, I am an anarchist.

Under capitalism, might makes right. Under anarchy, right makes might.

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10 thoughts on “The Case for Anarchy

  1. The state is nothing more, nothing less than “legalized” violence. To hope that they will use this awesome power in benevolent ways is more utopian than anarchy (a leaderless ((or stateless if you prefer)) society). As long as one person or organization is granted a monopoly use of violence, there will always be forces trying to co-opt them, where they are benevolent and independent.

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  2. Hello Vincent,

    I Pray that You are well; that ‘it is well with Your Soul’.

    I have this ‘idea’.

    1. I want to approach, say 999 (or more), People like yourself.

    2. I want the, say 1000 (or more), of us to then ‘come together’ and ‘create a Petition’.

    3. The aim of the Petition will be to bring together. say 100,000 (hopefully more) People who will present/bring an Application to the Court in the Hague.

    4. The Application will be for a Declarity Order that makes it a Crime to eat Animals.
    What do you think ?

    5. People that I see are active on the Internet include People like :(randomly; not in order of ‘importance’) :

    You;me; Sutra Dewi; Herbert Heinrich Brinkman; Stevan Zivkov Andricin; Mark Bartlett; Jeff Rosenberg; Mary Ann Mc Call; Lisa Brown; Lisa Hagelthorn; John Bruce Anderson; Dawn MacFarlane; Cath Hagley; Robert Bello; Will Tuttle; Cintya Hurtado Silva; Clifton Roberts; Margrett Bode; Ruby Rose Benjamen; Kathy Lavelle; Dawn Miroslava Goldstr; Maz Leitner; Shir Friedman; George Coniglio; Marrie Diaz; Mo V Maycock; Monique Maigret; NaReena Marie; Dolly Vyas-Ahuja; Rachel Weightman; Edna Chavez; Skyler Baker; Lily Silva; Leeza Coleman; Elaine Gerber; Pierre Roland Roy-Parent; Erin Rose O’Haver; Andreas Heilmann; Dolly Vyas-Ahuja; Candy Nichols; Miala Wagen; Gama Leong; Ness Nicole; Andre Undavitch ; Louise Blackwood ; Cory Phillips …. and there are others – I am just starting ….

    6. If you agree with this ‘idea’; then you will add names; to this list of named People above. So, before the Petition ‘goes out’ the People launching/bringing the Petition will be substantial – perhaps 1,000 to start. Then the Petition ‘goes out’ from these initial, say 1,000 People – out to the whole-wide-World. Get it ? Each of the say 1,000 sends out the Petition to all the People they can think of.

    7. Here is a ‘draft’ of what i say the Petition can ‘look like’ :

    What is the title of your petition? PLEASE LADY JUSTICE; HEAR US; HELP US ….

    What category best fits your petition? Animal Welfare

    Who is this petition for ? Signers in… World

    Why is this action important?
    1. JESUS would NOT be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    2. It is not NECESSARY to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    3. It is terribly terribly CRUEL to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    4. It is SELFISHLY Destroying Planet Earth to be “a meat eater”.
    5. It is Bad for your and your CHILDREN’s HEALTH to be “a meat eater”.
    6. It causes World Hunger/STARVATION of People/CHILDREN in 2016.
    7. SET AN EXAMPLE. Teach the People…….especially our CHILDREN.

    Who is the target of your petition? THE HAGUE COURT.

    Send a thank you message to signers. Thank You So Much for signing.

    Message
    1. JESUS would NOT be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    2. It is not NECESSARY to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    3. It is terribly terribly CRUEL to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
    4. It is SELFISHLY Destroying Planet Earth to be “a meat eater”.
    5. It is Bad for your and your CHILDREN’s HEALTH to be “a meat eater”.
    6. It causes World Hunger/STARVATION of People/CHILDREN in 2016.
    7. SET AN EXAMPLE. Teach the People…….especially our CHILDREN.
    So …. Speak Up; Speak Out for the Animals – they have no ‘Voice’.

    Signature Goal 100,000

    Come back to me with your agreement and with names that You think we should approach to be the Initial People who actually bring the Petition (the 1,000, or more).

    Lord Bless, love Michael.

    This is the Picture I suggest we use. (Lady Liberty)

    P.S. May I just add : Pope Francis has just stated to 1,2 BILLION Members :

    ” “ To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God.”

    Lord Bless, love Michael.

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    • Hello Vincent,

      I Pray that You are well; that ‘it is well with Your Soul’.

      I have this ‘idea’.

      1. I want to approach, say 999 (or more), People like yourself.

      2. I want the, say 1000 (or more), of us to then ‘come together’ and ‘create a Petition’.

      3. The aim of the Petition will be to bring together. say 100,000 (hopefully more) People who will present/bring an Application to the Court in the Hague.

      4. The Application will be for a Declarity Order that makes it a Crime to eat Animals.
      What do you think ?

      5. People that I see are active on the Internet include People like :(randomly; not in order of ‘importance’) :

      You;me; Sutra Dewi; Herbert Heinrich Brinkman; Stevan Zivkov Andricin; Mark Bartlett; Jeff Rosenberg; Mary Ann Mc Call; Lisa Brown; Lisa Hagelthorn; John Bruce Anderson; Dawn MacFarlane; Cath Hagley; Robert Bello; Will Tuttle; Cintya Hurtado Silva; Clifton Roberts; Margrett Bode; Ruby Rose Benjamen; Kathy Lavelle; Dawn Miroslava Goldstr; Maz Leitner; Shir Friedman; George Coniglio; Marrie Diaz; Mo V Maycock; Monique Maigret; NaReena Marie; Dolly Vyas-Ahuja; Rachel Weightman; Edna Chavez; Skyler Baker; Lily Silva; Leeza Coleman; Elaine Gerber; Pierre Roland Roy-Parent; Erin Rose O’Haver; Andreas Heilmann; Dolly Vyas-Ahuja; Candy Nichols; Miala Wagen; Gama Leong; Ness Nicole; Andre Undavitch ; Louise Blackwood ; Cory Phillips …. and there are others – I am just starting ….

      6. If you agree with this ‘idea’; then you will add names; to this list of named People above. So, before the Petition ‘goes out’ the People launching/bringing the Petition will be substantial – perhaps 1,000 to start. Then the Petition ‘goes out’ from these initial, say 1,000 People – out to the whole-wide-World. Get it ? Each of the say 1,000 sends out the Petition to all the People they can think of.

      7. Here is a ‘draft’ of what i say the Petition can ‘look like’ :

      What is the title of your petition? PLEASE LADY JUSTICE; HEAR US; HELP US ….

      What category best fits your petition? Animal Welfare

      Who is this petition for ? Signers in… World

      Why is this action important?
      1. JESUS would NOT be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      2. It is not NECESSARY to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      3. It is terribly terribly CRUEL to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      4. It is SELFISHLY Destroying Planet Earth to be “a meat eater”.
      5. It is Bad for your and your CHILDREN’s HEALTH to be “a meat eater”.
      6. It causes World Hunger/STARVATION of People/CHILDREN in 2016.
      7. SET AN EXAMPLE. Teach the People…….especially our CHILDREN.

      Who is the target of your petition? THE HAGUE COURT.

      Send a thank you message to signers. Thank You So Much for signing.

      Message
      1. JESUS would NOT be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      2. It is not NECESSARY to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      3. It is terribly terribly CRUEL to be “a meat eater” in 2016.
      4. It is SELFISHLY Destroying Planet Earth to be “a meat eater”.
      5. It is Bad for your and your CHILDREN’s HEALTH to be “a meat eater”.
      6. It causes World Hunger/STARVATION of People/CHILDREN in 2016.
      7. SET AN EXAMPLE. Teach the People…….especially our CHILDREN.
      So …. Speak Up; Speak Out for the Animals – they have no ‘Voice’.

      Signature Goal 100,000

      Come back to me with your agreement Vincent and with names that You think we should approach to be the Initial People who actually bring the Petition (the 1,000, or more).

      Lord Bless, love Michael.

      This is the Picture I suggest we use. (Lady Liberty)

      P.S. May I just add : Pope Francis has just stated to 1,2 BILLION Members :

      ” “ To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God.”

      Lord Bless, love Michael.

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  3. My Dear Roland,
    Please advise me. I contributed to Act Blue
    on behalf of Bernie. I continue to receive requests for donations from Act Blue on behalf of progressive
    Democrats. Are you familiar with what I speak of? Is it of benefit to animals and human species to donate to these requests? Or to specific politicians under this umbrella? Much gratitude for your response.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara Latham

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