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July 13th, 2005

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06:55 am - cynical observation of the moment
You know why people are afraid of anarchism? Because it requires the utmost in personal responsibility on the part of everyone involved. You and you alone are answerable for your actions - the government isn't going to come along and spank you if you misbehave.

People don't want to ask that level of adulthood of themselves, and if they've got much experience in the world they sure as hell don't want to have to trust it of others.
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Date:July 13th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)

That's not why I'm afraid

My worry is not my own level of adulthood, it's everybody elses. I like the fact people are answerable to the rule of law, and not to their own ids or misjudgements.
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Date:July 13th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
There's also the complicated matter of negotiating boundaries and intersections of personal responsibility. I think there are people who claim personal responsibility for their actions, insofar as it is about their personal interests and goals, but the waters get murkier as the questions of personal responsibility for impact on others (who have their own personal responsibilities) increase. That impacts anarchy's scalability I think.
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Date:July 13th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
yeah, it seem to be the majority of the meat bots out there seem to feel that they can personally handle it but they don't trust others. I think it is some sort of built in ego thing about elevating yourself above the masses at least in your own mind. We are all idiots at times, just some of us more often then others.

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