mes on anarchy and democracy
C4SS (@c4ssdotorg) tweeted at 0:39 PM on Wed, Sep 16, 2020:
The relationship between anarchy and democracy is storied yet contentious.
This new C4SS Collection brings together 10 anarchist writers to discuss whether anarchists should support or oppose democracy:
met several yrs back.. 1st time published in book form..
did find one a post from suggested pre readings.. by a group of anarchists: against democracy.. and 2 by david for it
and then a post by moxie marlinspike and windy hart (moxie on democracy): An Anarchist Critique of Democracy (2005) -[https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/moxie-marlinspike-and-windy-hart-audio-anarchy-radio-an-anarchist-critique-of-democracy]
am seeing both as defining democracy diff (perhaps why one is for one against).. but moxie’s does seem to see the poison/cancer w/in many of the pieces of .. the essence of .. ‘democracy‘..
f & b & dm same law et al
C4SS (@c4ssdotorg) tweeted at 8:15 PM on Sun, Oct 18, 2020:
“Approaching democracy (or markets) instrumentally may be justified to the extent that these institutions make society less violent and more free. Mistaking democracy itself for a free and just society is not.” – @missjessica
Another fundamental difference between anarchism and statism is that anarchists generally think that it is very difficult to justify the violation of a non-liable person’s natural rights, such as rights against force and coercion. For this reason, anarchists think that all people are equally required to refrain from using violence or coercing their compatriots. It is on this point that democrats and anarchists part ways. Democrats think that all people are equally entitled to determine how political acts of violence will be used and whether and when they and their compatriots will be coerced.
people telling other people what to do ness
In ideal theory, collective decisions should be made in ways that minimize the domination of all people and promote openness and human freedom.
The question is whether any available institutional mechanisms for collective decision-making could ever approach that ideal.
For these reasons, I don’t know how anarchist ideals, like moral equality and respect for rights, could translate into institutions that approximate these ideals while also enabling people to engage in collective decision-making when collective decision-making is necessary for the protection of those ideals. This strikes me as an essential challenge for anarchist thinkers.
ie: cure ios city – a people experiment..
2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people