Originally Posted by Curtis2011
Actually, it's your logic in this statement that is the hypocrisy.
Many years ago, a bunch of people (ie "you or your friends") got together and did exactly what you said: They decided to get rid of the criminals themselves. They did this by establishing a government institution that would do it for them.
So your argument is basically: Destroy all of the institutions that we are currently using to keep ourselves safe, then when we are at risk of being killed, robbed, and enslaved, we should band together and re-build those institutions to keep ourselves safe again?
Makes no sense to me.
Sidenote: If you want to see the real-world effect of anarchy, just look at Somalia and similar countries in Africa that have ongoing genocides all the time, along with mass starvation because the gun-toting mercenaries steal food and supplies from the poor. An anarchy isn't a system of government; it's merely a temporary lack of a system of government. With a lack of government in a country, anyone is free to come in and establish their own government and then poof: the anarchy is gone, and has been replaced by the guy with the biggest guns being your new dictator.
Thank you for replying to this thread , You have pointed out the need for clarity in my post. My point in this thread is to point out that government is no different from a mafia-style gang, in violating moral principles. I'm not advocating a massive mob-like protest destroying everything in sight. What i am doing is offering a different perspective on many of our beliefs of what society is.
On the point of Somalia ,check out the youtube video True News 18:Somalia
It offers a different perspective on before and after the goverment collapsed.