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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    That's partially true.

    The ones who were raided were self styled wanna bes who never did anyting but read The Anarchist Cookbook and then they think they know what an Anarchist is. The majority of people at the convention were not those types of ignorant people. There is a large @ community here of bookstores, coffee shops, homeless feeding groups, magazines, etc. Anyone who gets upset about the word "Anarchist" can smply use the Neuro-linguistic Programming tactic of switching the word with "Libertarian". The major difference is that while Libertarians want the most minimal possible government Anarchism takes it a step further to the original simple form of social contract and voluntary association.
    We obviously don't agree on a lot, but we do here. Yes, you have a lot of idiots that ruin it for everybody else and give everybody a bad name. It happens no matter what it is you're talking about, whether it's protesting/activism (rioting, throwing bleach, etc), offroading (tearing up private roads/land), shooting (being irresponsible/unsafe, shooting signs, etc), or whatever. People don't stop to think when they're acting like a jackass what the consequences are for their group and how it can affect how everybody views them as a whole. It undermines everybody else.

    And again, you are right about how people try to change the meaning of a word over time. I actually consider myself more Libertarian than anything though I am registered as a Republican to vote in the primary here in AZ. I don't think I have a single thing in common with these people if that is what they call themselves.

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    The core philosophies of Anarchism haven't changed a whole lot since the earlier writings from the 1800/1900s but of course you'll never be taught anything about it than Anarchist=terrorist=baby eater= whatever else bad you can think of. Like any other philosophy that is derided in popular culture (see also: Fascism, Machiavellian and Marxism mentioned in one of the other political posts as of late) you have to seek and read about these things with an open mind before you really can understand what they entail. Certainly if you read a book you don't have to agree with what it says but at the least you'll know what something really is about other than popular misconceptions spread about. If you only know summaries from "political experts" or "political group members" themselves (who, like people really into religion, tend to get fanatical) or just people against some philosophy you'll never get the whole story. I could suggest starting with some works by Emma Goldman if you really want to start learning what's been written. What's funny is that many originally "anarchist" ideas (such as birth control) are already implemented and no reasonable person thinks of the pill as an "anarchy tablet" or condoms as "chaos balloons"? lol!

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    dont take issues with anarchocapitalists......infact i can find alot to agree with them on......anarchosocialists(what most think of when they see anarchists) are a whole nother ball of wax and most of the time they just seem to be big on no government and want chaos......they just want it, yell for it but have no clue how to do it nor do they have any inclination on how life should run without said government.....have yet to run across an arachnosocialist who has their feet planted firmly on the ground(though im sure there has to be some) but have had alot of long detailed, civil and informative conversations with some anarchocapitalists......may not agree with all of their reasoning but atleast their reasoning has sound basis in logic and fact.......
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