: Yes, we live in anarchy which is self-government. Obedience
: is always an option but self-government is not. The latter
: is inevitable in either case.
: Evade/avoid the gangs in the various territories they have
: marked, like dogs pissing in the corners of their
: self-proclaimed domains.
: Like I said, its anarchy out there, in all probability
: always will be.
: "Government" is an illusion.
: McSpotlight: I think you're confusing 'anarchy' with 'anarchism'; and the 'boys in blue' are usually only too happy to remind you that they're in charge...
He's got a point though, the police usually clean up afterwards and hassle you if you try to get them to do a real job and remind them they arent above or the embodiment of the law.
I wouldnt call it anarchy just lawlessness. I'm not optimistic about the capacity of an anrchist society to change it either, perhaps we need more left realism and less left idealism.
I'm increasingly infavour of some kind of no-nonsense socialist dictatorship with workers control of industry, absolute civil libertarianism but a real, real authoritarian intolerance of crime, criminality and violence.