The Worth of Anarchism
Today I will analyze a quote from Pierre-Joseph Proudhon who was a 19th century philoshoper and politician from France. He is famous for being the most influential catalyst for theories on anarchism.
Anarchism has always been such a fascinating subject to me. Even though I have never practiced it in it’s pure form. The reason being that such circles often fight against itself when the subject at hand is not looked at further. How anarchism works in a capitalist surrounding is very different to it’s “meant to be” form.
There is great danger in such a magnificent thought that all governmental activity must be exposed to it’s fullest and resisted upon to the fullest possible degree when unjust. An important realization however only the mere beginning of the fully potential social human evolution that is yet to have blossomed. If that’s as far as one can think, it will only fight against oneself. Hence the quote by Proudhon himself:
“Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.”
As most great words, this quote gives no explanation to it’s meaning. If it makes you think, the quote will make you greater than the quote. The quote will come and then die away having done it’s purpose… If you think that that is all there is, one will continue with whatever they were doing. It will have no effect.
The are bit is easy but one must connect the worth to make it really meaningful.
quote source: http://deoxy.org/wiki/Quotes/Anarchism
October 29, 2012