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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:19 PM

9. Having been involved in what might be called "anarchic" or "self-organising" groups...


they do work, and sometimes they work beautifully, but:

1. The population of the group must be small or (if inevitably large for some reason) composed of a larger group divided into smallish sub-groups, 15-20 is best,
2. The fact that leadership of some kind will always emerge somehow must be understood and related to properly by all concerned,
3. If there is a set of binding beliefs or value structures ("anarchy" itself is not enough) that everyone's on the same page with within the anarchic community it's *vastly* more effective and easier to live in,
4. There can be no assholes.

It's point 4. that really kills anarchy. Otherwise it's lovely.

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