File spoon-archives/anarchy-list.archive/anarchy-list_2004/anarchy-list.0404, message 58


Subject: Re: god is with us
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 14:40:57 -0500


Pfui! The onliest thing I fear is Mr Know-it-all.

Goat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Waller" <malcontent-AT-ev1.net>
To: "MyAnarchy" <anarchy-list-AT-lists.village.Virginia.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:42
Subject: RE: god is with us


> People are anxious and afraid, whether they are afraid of Arab-Muslims, or
> the Neoconservatives, or whatever.  The fearful turn toward authority for
> protection, a fact that benefits both church and state.  Even the
> center-left types who loathe the neoconservatives view the state as the
only
> tool for dislodging the neoconservatives (via legal prosecution, new
> legislation, elections, etc.).  This pattern will predispose people
against
> anarchism, even when they understand what anarchism is really about.
People
> believe that in the absence of strong authority, evil runs freely.
>
> Still, when people are dissatisfied, as they are, they are more open to
new
> ideas.  This state of flux opens doors for ANY new approaches, including
> anarchism.  Now it is our job to convince people that evil is least
rampant
> in a society where everyone is empowered freely and equally.  In a true
free
> market of ideas, anarchism is a strong contender, so it seems to me the
most
> critical immediate task is to work for a true free market of ideas.
>
> -Mark
> Houston
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-anarchy-list-AT-lists.village.Virginia.EDU
> [mailto:owner-anarchy-list-AT-lists.village.Virginia.EDU]On Behalf Of Ze
> Sprout
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 8:39 AM
> To: MyAnarchy
> Subject: RE: yippi yi eh (god is with us)
>
>
> thanks
>
> personally i find this very scaring (being an old school anarchist of the
> "ni dieu ni maître"-kind)(and yes i know there were also old school
> anarchist of the xtian kind etc...).
>
> but on the other hand this probably means that lots of people are not
happy
> with the state of things as they are now.
>
> i just wished anti-autoritarian thought and action could profit of that,
> instead of seeking personal fulfilment or answers in old and new writings
> glorifying some allmighty god or power or thing or unnameble it.
>
> erik
>
>



   

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