I am an Antichrist
I am an anarchist
Don't know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy the passer by cos...
I wanna be anarchy !
"Anarchy in the UK"
(Cook, Jones, Matlock, Rotten)
Anarchy, according to Merriam-Webster on-line, is defined as follows:
a) absence of government.
b) a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority.
c) a Utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government.
It is clear that the words of the Sex Pistols classic Anarchy In The UK fit all three definitions above. When Johnny Rotten first belted out these words, I am sure he desired that all three would come to pass in his lifetime.
Ironically, at least here in the USA, these words have come true. While Sid Vicious is pushing up Poison Ivy, Johnny Rotten is definitely still alive and kicking, and he did get to see anarchy come into being. He just has to look to the US to see it. Even more ironically, the ones who have brought this state of governmental absence in the US aren't wearing torn jeans, gay cowboy T-shirts, and safety pins through the nose, ears, foreskin, or whatever.
As a matter of fact, the biggest anarchists in this country wear three-piece suits, black socks, wing-tip shoes, and ties. They drive around (or are driven around) in Hummers, Mercedes Benzes or Escalades. They are clean-shaven, have huge bank accounts, and social status. In other words, those who have brought real anarchy to the USA have only changed image and political parties. Their anti-governmental leanings are no less virulent, and no less caustic than the punks who defined a musical era. Their effectiveness; however, is far and away beyond anything any those of the punk era could have ever hoped to achieve. It's not perfect, minf you, but it is a lot better than other anarchists before them.
While the idea may seem rather surprising to some, if you look at the philosophy of the neo-cons, it is par for the course. Along with tax cuts, "smaller government," is also a big part of the right-winged ideological mantra. We have heard it for years, but how many have really put two and two together to figure out what "smaller government" really meant?
Few indeed. Of that, there can be no doubt.
To be sure, part of it means they think that a smaller bureaucracy is a good thing. However, the part of that ideology is quite literally the elimination of government. Since it is clear that the RepubliKKKans are the present masters of the art of political bullshit, would it not make sense that "smaller government," might be a euphemism for "no government", or maybe even complete anarchy?
Considering the political situation that has unfolded since the neo-cons took power, there should be little doubt that anarchy is part of what is preached by the neo-cons. Curiously, it's not complete anarchy. It's just enough anarchy to insure that there is no impediment to these people making as much money as they can with as few restrictions as possible. However, it's not enough anarchy to get rid of the police, prisons, or other means with which the less fortunate can be kept on a short leash, kept ignorant, and kept under the thumb of the anarchists.
The anarchy stops short of total only because there has to be a means to keep the common person down. Whether it's those who manufacture fear, or the jailers who keep us in line if fear doesn't work, the only parts of the government that have grown under the auspices of the DUBYA regime are the ones bent on social control.
Anything with a focus on stopping the rich from getting richer has been gutted. Anything focused on helping the common man has been decimated. Anything allied with the government doing the job it is supposed to do like forming a more perfect union, establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, promoting the general welfare and insuring the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity has been downsized, or completely eliminated.
The only part they seem to care about, providing for the common defense, is all fucked up as well. Yes, it's true. They can't even get the parts they like right. The morass that is the Iraq War stands as stark proof of this reality. The fact that Osama bin Laden is still running around on the Pakistani border with his faithful dialysis machine in tow is even further proof.
I said they were anarchists. I didn't say they were any good at it. While they have enough of whatever it takes to completely destroy our freedoms, thankfully, they really don't have enough to do the job completely.
The problem is they are being allowed to practice their art with complete impunity. There is very little doubt that DUBYA and is minions have committed numerous crimes. In the case of the Iraq war, they continue to literally get away with murder. Few have the courage to stand against the DUBYA regime. Those that do are slapped into the middle of next week.
1 | 2