Thursday, October 29, 2009

Unlocking The Authority From Within: Open_Notes 25

we must recognize the need for an ideological diffusion of anarchist thinking; in the political vacuum of expediency anarchist thinking has its opportunity if it will modernize itself and draw support from existing embryonic groups such as the ecologists [yet the many ngo's are caught in the hierarchical trap themselves, in organization and solutions]; no society is possible among people who compete for power or who covet and find themselves coveting the same thing; an ideal anarchist society [in the strict definition of no organization, no hierarchy, and no authorities] can never be achieved; yet we have to remember that all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely; this has been the experience of all millenarians and "cities of God," etc.; what seems just and possible is the creation of new institutions from the grass-roots level; the people can set up proper institutions [communitarian; direct democracy] which will in fact replace the authorities and powers that have to be destroyed; these are never to function in an authoritarian and hierarchical way but in a strictly democratic manner, and they would lead to federations, the federal bond being the only national bond [federated municipalities].

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