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Response to Countdown_3_2_1 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:01 AM

33. OWS is an example of left-wing anarchism.

The fact that protesters gather almost daily and call for the convening of a General Assembly whereby members of the assembly propose rules or propositions, propose amendments to those rules or propositions, debate those rules and propositions, and finally vote to approve those rules or propositions outside the purview of any city council or police authority or any entity of the state is an example of anarchism, a form of self-governance outside any control of formal state organs of power. The nature of the propositions coming out of these assemblies also plainly shows them to be left-wingers to varying degrees.

People who regularly confuse the historical tendencies of anarchism with simple chaos are confusing anarchism and anomie. It is pretty distressing seeing this mistake made over and over again.

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