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IPFS News Link • Philosophy: Anarchism

The State versus an “Anarchist Society”


In attempting to outline how a “society without a state” – that is, an anarchist society – might function successfully, I would first like to defuse two common but mistaken criticisms of this approach. First, is the argument that in providing for such defense or protection services as courts, police, or even law itself, I am simply smuggling the state back into society in another form, and that therefore the system I am both analyzing and advocating is not “really” anarchism.

This sort of criticism can only involve us in an endless and arid dispute over semantics.

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Comment by GrandPoobah
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"In an anarchist society then, there is simply no entity that may legally aggress against the person or property of any individual. This is a simple concept but seems to confuse many people. " 


Well yes you drooling moron because Legally : As permitted by law; not contrary to law, is in accordance to the law, ie the rules of the state. A society may have customs. Seriously, have you ever heard of tribes of "primitative" people having laws. If so, let me know who they are. To the best of my knowledge laws is what governments have. So if there is no state then there are no laws, So NOTHING is agains the law, hence nothing is illegal. Thus if a group of my friends wishes to take you home and women that is perfectly OK. And since it is not illegal, it must be legal.