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Why Portland anarchists are patching potholed streets
submitted 6 months ago by dcjogger from oregonlive.com
[–]MythOfPrivilege 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I find this hard to believe, mostly because I can't imagine an anarchist from Portland having the skills, tools or stamina to repair a pothole.
[–]dcjogger[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a ‘Great Leap Forward’ that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade sanctions that killed perhaps 500,000 Iraqi children.
In debates between anarchists and statists, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniably, factually horrendous.
[–]RLS89ZX 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
it's very wonderful that there's much good in anarchism, & the despicable stupid masses of sheeple deny it.
PEACEFUL ANARCHY FTW!
[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
What do we need government for anyway?
If a private association like the MPAA can regulate movies, why can't the private market regulate other things?
When the TSA fingers your asshole and pulls your cock, is the real purpose to protect you or to make you feel like a degraded slave?
When people smoke now, people just call the police on them, but people in the past either took some personal responsobility and ignored smokers, moved away from smokers, or asked smokers to go somewhere else. The problem with a police state is everyone now is either or a slave or a criminal. Who pays the taxes to pay for tyranny?
If smoking is dangerous, can't nonprofits raise funds to pay for educational campaigns that warn of the dangers of smoking instead of outlawing smoking?
Can't people use the BBB to verify if a business is good or not instead of forcing companies to pay fees to get a government business license?
Can't private charities funded by volunteer donations provide homeless shelters and soup kitchens instead of being at forced at the point of a gun by the government to pay taxes that fund welfare?
Can't people use to protect themselves instead of relying on the Gestapo?
Can't neighbourhoods hire private security firms to protect their homes?
Can't the free market provide toll roads?
Can't the free market provide private airports?
Can't the free market provide private schools?
Can't the free market provide disaster relief instead of FEMA?
Can't the free market run delivery services instead of the USPS?
Can't the free market run railroads instead of Amtrack?