§ Noam Chomsky on anarchism (WIP)
What do we do with people who don't want to work or those with crimimal tendencies?
What do we do with people's interests, do they deserve to interchange jobs?
There would a general agreement between people who call themselves anarchists
should maximise people's abilities to fulfil their potential.
Another problem is that at any point in human history, people have not understood
what is opression. Chomsky's grandmother didn't think she was opressed while
being in a patriarchial family.
§ What is anarchism
Start with Rudolf Rocker.
Anarchism is not a fixed social system with fixed answers, but a trend in mankind that drives for free unhindered unfolding
These derive from the Enlightenment. Thus institutions that constrain
such development are illegitimate unless they can justify themselves. Adam
Smith extolls the wonder of division of labour. Deeper into the book,
he argues that in any civilized society, the government must not allow division of labour
for it makes a human as stupid as they can be.
Anarchism seeks to identify structures of domination, authority, etc that constrain
human development. It then challenges them to justify themselves. If you
cannot meet the challenge, the structure should be dismantled and reconstructed
Anarchism is basically 'truism', which has the merit, at least, of being true.
It's an interesting category of principles that are universal and doubly
universal: universally accepted, and universally rejected in practice!