Could you manage without someone setting up some kind of law for you?
We elect unknown officials to give them power over situations that we feel we can't understand or deal with. We give individual politicians the opportunity to have an excuse for us being braindead and when they mess up we crucify them and they, in turn, turn it around and say, "Well you voted for me."
I personally have never voted. Boring! I'd rather watch reruns of MASH.
We don't have a system of voting on the Pueblo. It doesn't matter. Nothing and everything gets done and somehow it works. We're a prime example of chaos theory running a tribe - a good-godly example of showing the world that anyone can run a government.
We do (to some extent) have a voting system, however, it's not to elect officials or to vote on a simple ordinance. Rather, it's tribal (although at its core it's a hand-me-down mash-up borrowed from the Spanish, the Church, the United States and so on and so forth.) It was our way of keeping up a faithful practice to that particular oppression.
In the old times any form of discrepancy or strife were basically dealt with in the moment. Anything without love at its core was immediately confronted (either vocally or spiritually.) If a community hunt needed to be done for people to have food that was dealt with as a community or from a societal standpoint. There are still shadowy versions of that in the Kivas, however, it's just that - a shadowy version.
I've noticed that anything that takes on the form of governance has failed for the people because:
- Expectations are too high, too broad and they do too much, so things - from the beginning in their essence - fail miserably.
For example, we don't protect people, we take away their guns. We attack others so they attack us. We send children to battle promising them a future. Ugh... and then we never care for them. We create bigger bombs to bomb others so they can bomb us. Enemies don't just exist, they are created by governmental institutions to make for sale: guns, bombs, experimental medicine and people.
Politics equals fame as big as any rock star and comes with all the perks. You get to smile while holding babies and grabbing ass because, like some demi-god, you have the permission to do as you please because you were elected by the people and for the people and they're paying you as you hide behind congratulatory signs of "Just say no" campaigns and "the war on drugs."
Tolstoy (the pacifist) author of War And Peace:
"... even if the absence of government meant anarchy in the negative disorderly sense of the word, which is far from the case - even then no anarchical disorder could be worse than the position to which governments have already led their peoples, and to which they are leading them..."
I'm not saying we should create a revolution because even history will tell you a revolution needs bylaws and those bylaws work against the other aspects of what is creating oppression, so in turn you create another form of government (DUH)!
We need to emphasize independent local thought.
When's the last time you read a newspaper from Africa or Iran and truly did something about what you read? Probably never, right? You just read something so you can brag to the cute receptionist at the local watering hole, bragging loudly that you know something about something - although it doesn't mean anything and you know it. That's the confidence that government gives you - a false sense of nobility.
Sooner or later people are going to find out that none of us are in charge and neither is government, the church, schools, police or anybody else for that matter.
WE: ME AND YOU, ARE NOT IN CONTROL!
It does create independent thinkers from the privacy of pajamas and dirty panties. Anarchy doesn't necessarily mean Cid Vicious and punk rock. It also doesn't necessarily mean you don't deal with consequences. It certainly doesn't mean no liberty. Anarchy has gotten a poor rap.
I'm sure you're thinking of crazy dumb shits riding four wheelers and raising hell, but even dumb shits gotta eat and stay warm and one day have kids (possible dumb shits too.) Republicans, Democrats, Anarchists - nobody needs an electoral vote to tell you you're a dumb shit - everyone in the community already knows that. Dumb shit is as dumb shit does.
Communal home lives are paid attention to. Maybe you even pay less taxes, maybe everything is a dollar, maybe EVERYTHING IS A DOLLAR! That would be cool. Then the poor would be rich and the rich would still be rich, but in a different way. Money wouldn't mean anything which would eventually get rid of the hierarchical and centralized thinking. Anything is possible when we act and think for ourselves and not become slaves to work and slaves to shopping. In the end forming societies that took responsibility for their own family, community and culture wouldn't have time to kill anyone else.
"Anarchist's cant make bomb's... government makes bombs!" <Spoken like a true "punk.">
Get rid of your maid!
Plant your own food!
Get some good land.
Create your own energy!
Kill your t.v.
Smell the earth.
Feel the earth!
Stop feeling guilty!!!!
Make your own dishes!
Fall in love with cleaning by simplifying your world.
Clean your mind.
Clean your soul.
Clean your body.
Clean your heart.
You and I are free. Stop voting and giving away your independence to someone you have never meet.
I love you.
Your faithful muse,