Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Report your local dissident

"As soon as one identifies, challenges and overcomes illegitimate power, he or she is an anarchist." - Noam Chomsky

A report from the Metropolitan police advises citizens to report information about the activities of those engaging in described by direct lifting from Wikipedia: "a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy". The absurdity of anyone abiding by the meaningless sentence is the most feeble-minded kind of indoctrinated propaganda. But the implications of the now detracted deceleration is very chilling indeed.  

Special draconianism and brutality is reserved for political dissidents, but especially by the Met. Whether it be the beating and illegal imprisonment of peaceful demonstrators, with the same kettling inflicted against children. Or the servitude to corrupt media interests, the detainment of those possibly civilly acting upon republican sentiments during public weddings, and the intimidation of photographers and journalists.

Why is the term anarchism so particularly generalized and stigmatized? Henry David Thoreau was the founder of civil disobedience. He inspired the anarchists Leo Tolstoy and Mohandas Gandhi, who beget the foundation of the twentieth century's struggles for civil rights and freedom. Thoreau's philosophical Transcendentalism applied to his pioneering campaigns for social criticism and justice,  is widely regarded in his respect, individualist anarchism (though inadvertent compared to Bakunin and Proudhon). Anarchism is accordingly the foundation of our realized modern concept of liberal democracy. The principle and spirit of human civilization.

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