Anarchy: a political ideal?

‪What sort of world would we live in if we didn’t elect leaders, and there was no official form of governments? Could it potentially succeed as a method to run society, or do we need to be controlled by corrupt, self absorbed politicians? The Oxford dictionary defines anarchy as absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal. Anarchists are of the opinion that society has never given consent to ruling bodies, they’ve just been forced upon us, and are dangerous, and unnecessary. The word anarchy is derived from the Greek word ‘αναρχία‘ which literally means without rulers. People often associate anarchy with chaos, confusion and disorder, but like many words, it’s been twisted until the true meaning has been lost to most people’s understanding. Anarchists believe that humans can be self-governing and society will continue naturally without political influence. In other words they are confident that people’s liberty should be paramount and be allowed the right to self-govern.‬

‪”The roots of the word ‘anarchy’ are ‘an archos,’ ‘no leaders,’ which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word ‘anarchy’ is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself.” – Alan Moore‬

‪Unfortunately, like most political philosophies, some anarchists have taken the spotlight for the wrong reasons, and have taken down governments to replace them with single party authoritarian governments like the Bolsheviks in the 1917 October revolution. Sometimes anarchists get confused with communists as they wish to share the power, wealth and production equally upon everyone, but that’s not communism, as communism is about providing people according to their needs, and are often ruled under a dictatorship. True social anarchists just wish to remove hierarchies, and focus on individual freedom, equality and tightly knit communities where everyone watches over their neighbours and collectively cooperate. . Put like that, it seems to me, at least on paper, an ideal place to live. ‬

‪”Yes, I am 100% anarchist. Anarchy, to me, is a belief that all transactions, all activity, should be voluntary. It is a peaceful philosophy of not forcing anyone to do anything and not allowing anyone else to force you to do anything.” – Jeff Berwick‬

‪Anarchy can work, and has worked in the past, but we are living in troubled times, where there are civil wars happening as I type, acts of terrorism, organised crime gangs and many other factors that would prevent society operating as an equilibrium. Put it this way, and consider this as a case for anarchism. Are you more capable of ruling your life, and going about your business as you see fit, or do you need someone like ‘Donald Trump‘, or ‘Boris Johnson‘ telling you what you should, and shouldn’t do? ‬

Is secularism an atheist ideology?

We live in extremely diverse communities where beliefs, and ideologies vary, and many people’s way of life differ. State secularism is about protecting everyone, being neutral, maximising equality, and attempting to prevent specific communities being either privileged, or disadvantaged by separating religious institutions from government affairs. State secularism’s key focus is human rights, and minimising prejudice and discrimination to minority groups who’s voice is seldom heard. Whilst most atheists support the ideology of secularism, it isn’t about removing religion, as it’s the exact opposite, it’s protecting the freedom of practising all religions regardless of what the majority faith is in society. Secularism is freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion.

“Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.” – Richard Dawkins

1. Separation of religious institutions from state institutions and a public sphere where religion may participate, but not dominate.

2. Freedom to practice one’s faith or belief without harming others, or to change it or not have one, according to one’s own conscience.

3. Equality so that our religious beliefs or lack of them doesn’t put any of us at an advantage or a disadvantage. – National Secularist Society

Whilst secularism ensures that religions don’t interfere with government affairs, it also protects religions from government interference. The problem is religions are often selfish, and so long as their religion has priority, then fuck everyone else. Abrahamic religions especially wish for their country of residence to be theocratic states, where the emphasis is put on their god as the divine authority, and religious leaders are the god’s representatives. This will obviously benefit them, but any other religious minority is denied freedom of rights, justice, equality and value in society.

‪”But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.‬” – Abu Bakar Bashir‬

The above quote is exactly why I’m confident that religion, especially Islam is oppressive, and is designed to remove equality, human rights and freedom from society, and viewing liberalism, secularism, and democracy as a threat proves how brainwashed they are, and how they believe that mental slavery is the best way to live. I’m quite extreme in my antitheism, but I know that if every country adopted secularism then my distaste for religion would be significantly reduced, as it wouldn’t have as much of an influence over society in regards to education and politics.

Is America turning into a fascist state?

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking this, but ‘Donald Trump’s presidency, and his evangelical supporters are portraying America as a right wing, white supremacist, fascist state, and as an onlooker it’s a really worrying time, as I see America becoming a reflection of ‪Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. Social media is on fire at the moment, as you’ve got one side saying that African Americans are still being treating like second class citizens after hundreds of years of fighting for equality, and you’ve got the other side, who are god fearing, gun toting, white evangelicals, who believe African Americans are destabilising their entire culture.

Is America on the verge of another civil war, as tensions are extremely high with the rioting and the demonstrations? I took a screenshot of two tweets earlier where someone had posted a photo of the NAZI army stood before a row of Swastikas, and the comment was about the army being formed because Germany was going through what America is experiencing right now, and the reply was Germany didn’t have a wave of blacks destabilising the entire culture.

Is America becoming sympathetic to the NAZI cause? Germany was a deeply religious country when ‘Adolf Hitler‘ became the Führer, with the majority being Protestant or Roman Catholic, which is what America is right now. Germany targeted Jews, Romany Gipsies, atheists, and homosexuals, where America is targeting immigrants, Mexicans, African Americans and homosexuals, and a severe distrust of heathens. Germany had concentration camps, and extermination camps where they executed and disposed of those who they regarded as subhuman, and an insult to the Aryan master race, where America has holding camps for immigrants where people are sleeping on the floor, and I think it’s probably because America is in the spotlight, and part of the United Nations that they aren’t executing them to resolve the problem.

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler

‪Trump must have memorised this quote as he’s a pathological liar, and is renowned for repeatedly manipulating the truth to suit his political agenda, and has become known for his ‘Fake News’ allegations when someone hits him with the truth. Donald Trump is a sociopath, just like Adolf Hitler, and his arrogant, impulsive actions and lack of remorse, or genuine empathy, and his ‘all about me’ egotistical personality enforces this claim. The profile of a sociopath usually has seven symptoms which are as follows:‬

  • Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning. They never recognise the rights of others, and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible
  • Grandiose Sense of Self, delusions of grandeur
  • Pathological Lying
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
  • Shallow Emotions
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Need for Stimulation

Now correct me if I’m wrong, but does this profile fit Trump perfectly? I’m not sure he’s capable of love, as he’s married to a trophy wife, who’s beside him to attempt to make him look like a successful man. As well as matching Hitler with a sociopathic profile, I’m sure we can agree that he’s also got symptoms of being a psychopath which is often the case with sociopaths. The symptoms of a psychopath are as follows:

  • socially irresponsible behaviour
  • disregarding or violating the rights of others
  • inability to distinguish between right and wrong
  • difficulty with showing remorse or empathy
  • tendency to lie often
  • manipulating and hurting others
  • recurring problems with the law

Once again, we can observe that this profile fits Donald Trump perfectly, as he’s a compulsive liar, he’s manipulative, especially by using religion as a political weapon to his majority evangelical support, he’s been accused of breaking many laws, and he doesn’t ever show remorse for anything he says or does. His family are German and his grandfather, Friedrich Trump‬’, came to America in 1885, so he’s probably extremely familiar with Germany’s history, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Adolf Hitler was his role model.

‪”Fascism is a religious concept.‬” . Benito Mussolini‬