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Question: What is Anarchy!? And dosen't anarchy mean that there is no consquensces!?
And dosen't anarchy mean that there is no consquensces!?

Like, if there is no authority, whats to stop people from raping and killing people!? If there are no rules!?

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There would be no government enforced consequences to actions!. Anarchies are instable and don't last long!. One thing that could happen is a small group of people with power and influence band together in order to control the people!. If people don't do what the group says then they are killed or beaten, which is the start of a government, usually a tyranny, although other forms of government might arise!. After the tyrant is in power for a while, the people might organize a revolt and form a different type of government!.

There are consequences to all actions, but in an anarchy there would not be consequences imposed by the government!. People may still be kind and helpful because they are good people!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

true anarchy is not quite what people think!.!.

"So what is anarchism!? Loosely stated it is a free society of free individuals, opposing domination in its many forms, attempting to theorize and create through practice an egalitarian direct democracy!. It is a theory of life and conduct under which society exists without government; harmony obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by agreement and coordination!. In a society developed along these lines, voluntary associations of workers and local communities, operating under directly democratic decision making, will take upon themselves those necessary functions currently carried out by the state!. "

check this website out!. it should give you a pretty good definition!.


There is a great deal of misunderstanding of the nature
of anarchism!.

Anarchists (also known as libertarians or libertarian
socialists, in the original sense of socialism as worker-
ownership-and-control of the means of production)
oppose illegitimate authority and hierarchy, and therefore
oppose capitalism and the state; anarchists do not oppose
all organization: anarchists favor voluntary, non-
hierarchical, self-organization!. Anarchists do not oppose
all rules and laws; anarchists oppose rules and laws
imposed involuntarily by illegitimate authorities, such
as the state, and favor voluntarily-agreed-upon rules and

"Anarchy 101", an excellent introduction to anarchism,
can be found here:

"An Anarchist FAQ", giving an in-depth treatment of
anarchism, can be found here:


News & Views for Anarchists & Activists:

Anarchy is, pretty much, a lack of control by a governing body, but it doesn't always mean chaos, lawlessness and lack of consequences!. For example, if your country is in a state of anarchy and you go shoot your neighbour in the face, the friends of your neighbour might shoot you in turn, you get me!? The consequences, though, are not always violent either!. Anarchy often means "might is right" - despite the lack of a government in control, there are still consequences and power can be achieved through strength and/or numbers!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The "archon" was the chief executive in ancient Greece, especially at Athens where Pericles held that title during Athens's golden age!. Anarchy literally means "No chief ruler!." or "law enforcer", or, by extension a police force of subordinate authorities!.

However there are consequences to anarchy, in that everyone is forced to be their own personal law enforcer, which is a fairly good recipe for chaos!.

I noticed that a Utopian (utopia = nowhere) anarchist painted a fairly benevolent picture of anarchy for you, in their post!.

But nature abhors a vacuum, metaphorically speaking, especially power vacuums!. Whenever any government collapses there are all kinds of persons and groups who want to fill that power vacuum, with whatever means and force they desire to employ to fill that perceived or actual power vacuum!.

I don't think you'd ever want to experience actual anarchy!. I met a fellow from Lebanon one time who used to laugh at Canadians for thinking they were free!. His definition of freedom came in the form of this answer:- True freedom is living in Lebanon and owning your own personal tank --- which is why he left Lebanon!. He didn't own a tank and guys with opposed "archies" did own tanks, rocket launchers, machine guns etc!. etc!. And they weren't always hitting each other, but also people like the Lebaneze guy and his friends as well!.

Look what anarchy has done to Beirut, Lebanon!. It is not pretty!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

There are many different forms of anarchy!.
Most anarchists would peacefully live in a lawless state because of a shared respect for complete freedom!. If you decide to rape and kill, the rest of the community will probably act against you!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Actually, anarchy does not mean there is no rules, but rather, the most powerful rules!. Though the rules might change too fast for others to follow or simply too oppressive to be left unchecked!. The consequence is lack of stability and social unrest!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Anarchy is simply a society without government nothing more!. It's actually rather simple boring really!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Exactly, in anarchy the people themselves make their own rules!.Www@QuestionHome@Com