Originally Posted by LirvA
Hi BluffsOften. Given your thread on libertarians and pregnancy, I can understand that you may have difficulty following things. No, I agree with Milton Friedman and I believe it's possible to get positive change by making the wrong people do the right things.
I am indeed an Anarchist. Do I think Ron Paul is the right person and Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the wrong people, and wish Ron Paul would be elected? Yes. Does this mean I cannot be an Anarchist? No. DUCY?
The question was not about me though, the question is
how do we make the wrong people do the right things?
Anarchism translates to "without rulers" correct?
You may think that politican X is better than politican Y and Z, but that doesn't change the fact that politicans XYZ are all part of a system where the few rule the many. All of this is ignoring the fact that Ron Paul wouldn't dismantly the system from the inside, he would delegate power to state governments. I conceed that this is much more favorable (due to decentralization), however favorable =! dismantling the system. I have no doubt that Dr. Paul is sincere however it must be noted that any good he does would ultimately be legitimizing
Its also plausible to state that by supporting politican X, you are actually empowering the existing system, by taking a part in it, rather than outright rejecting it.
You can argue the decentralization of power line all you want but so long as power
is still in the equation; there is going to be a hierarchy with a monopoly on force (the exact opposite of what Anarchism is).
I believe that all of this is relevant to the thread topic (as you are talking about the "right people" and this is obviously subjective to your school of thought).
To address the OP in an objective way; I believe that the "right person" is dependent on the masses eduating themselves, realizing their collective power and mobilizing in a manner that strikes fear into oppresive forces.