I have read recent column by Talat Hussain, now im really getting a feeling that I should share this note...
It was written by a friend, call herself The Anarchist...........
"As I have mused over the years on anarchy so that I could understand it better and realize what it truly meant and how to create it, I have been struck by an observation.
Any kind of government works WITH good people.
No kind of government work with people doing WRONG.
You can have a benevolent monarchy/dictatorship. You can have a democracy or republic that works fine. Socialism and communism are feasible with good people. Or you can have nightmares of fascism that can arise from any of these government formats.
So it is not the "system" that is functional. It is PEOPLE. Systems do not live and breathe on their own without their constituent conscious agents (people!) who are making choices and decisions. So PEOPLE are either functional or dysfunctional.
And if you have a monarchy, a republic or a commune that is full of good people doing good things, then these formats of governments tend to look a lot like anarchy anyway, because even if you have a good king, for example, if he is good, he does not spend a lot of time telling people what to do (for example), because he knows that he should provide freedom to his people.
So if this is the case, then anarchy (=community) is the natural state of good human beings, since they are only going about doing good and living their lives. So the hope for all types of government is for human beings to reach their full potential as souls. And if we cannot do that, then we can have no hope in ANY type of government.
So the question becomes--how do we reach our full potential as human beings? individually and as a community? A big question . That is the question of life, indeed, and as humans we have been struggling with it for millenia. I think we have the answers, in general. But we may not yet have the strength, humility or determination to fulfill those answers.
Anarchy (=community) is something that human beings must PREPARE to be able to participate in. It cannot be done in a day, or done by a constitution or a revolution or a committee meeting or anything like this. It can only be done by personal preparation, and then reaching out to any others we can help, who want to be helped.