Another misapplication of the term “anarchist” is to anyone bloody-mindedly fixed in their opinions. I once heard a drunk on a bus, loudly advocating all kinds of authoritarian measures, including conscription, capital punishment, and “send the farkin wogs again”, with occasional repetitions of “If anybody disafarkingrees, let ‘em farking disagree.
In less than two hundred years, the norm of civilisation has become democracy. Military usurpers used to assert, both that the throne was rightfully theirs, or that they were performing on behalf of the monarch. Military dictators right now declare, both that they’ve a mandate from the individuals, or that they will organise elections when order has been restored. Voters in a democratic election contribute to the selection of who shall train energy on behalf of the majority, and in doing so consent to be dominated by whoever the bulk chooses. Monarchy remained the universal type of prime authorities for … Read More