“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
Abraham Lincoln, September 18, 1858.
So don’t go around pretendin’ like Lincoln was the savior of non-white folk in the 19th century.
“Imma let you finish, but—”
“No, IMMA let you finish, but—”
I see all this political posting.
Considering all this Romney hate, how the fuck can you possibly be a fan of Obama?
Continuing Bush ideas?
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.