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Uncompromising anarchism and the party system

If you’re openly an anarchist like me, then perhaps you have run into this situation as many times as I have: People know that you are all for no government, and therefore assume that you are equally in favor of a switch from the current governmental structure to a minimal government structure; which is to say, you are okay with libertarianism or minarchism.

For the uncompromising anarchist, such as myself, nothing is more naive and deluded. Presumably, an uncompromising anarchist has come to such a political position because they see the inherent flaw in any kind of government. No matter how small the government is, it is inherently involuntarily hierarchical, ergo equally inherently prone to oppression.

So seriously, folks: Minimal government is still not the same as no government at all.

And let’s just be completely honest with ourselves; a governmental structure will never ever willingly devolve itself into a state of not existing. If a truly no-government-at-all system were ever to arise (and even as an anarchist, I have my severe doubts), it wouldn’t be because a big-scale government turned into small-scale and then dissolved — it would be because of some sort of social or socioeconomic catastrophe that would uproot the system and turn it on its head.

Libertarianism and minarchism are not avenues we can take in order to eventually reach a destination of an anarchist society; that’s just not how “the system” works.

As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.
Charlie Chaplin.