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Why Anarchism, Communism and Libertarianism are Pipe Dreams

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I've been following a blogger who calls himself The Arizona Atheist. I agree with his belief that man created god to explain things that couldn't easily be explained, like rain. Unfortunately, too many of us haven't grown out of it yet.

The post I'm referring to however is a post entitled "Why I'm an Anarchist".

It was always a crap shoot with government.

I belong to The Socialist Party of the United States. However, I'm not so naà ve as to not know that Germany was a Socialist/socialist nation during the Hitler administration. If government was a crap shoot, socialist government is a crap shoot writ large.

So, I agree, government can really suck. The governments of The Former United States of America have mostly been strong arming bullies, both to the people who inhabited this land and to people who inhabit other lands.

However, in my humble opinion, the struggle between economic systems was what started an already conquering people on a downward spiral and the economic system that ultimately won out has done away with government altogether, especially any semblance of government that the pretty words of the wealthy founders expressed.

The founders wanted a democratic republic which included a House of Lords and, until the early 20th century, pretty much got their way. Senators were not elected by the people until the 17th Amendment to The Constitution passed in 1913. Many of the founders, especially people like John Adams, probably did an interred 360 when that happened.

Common people, and only a small percentage of the common people, had the opportunity to vote for representatives and could only hope that those representatives represented them the way in which they said that they would represent them during election campaigns. Of course, it's the Senate that has all the rules and "flexible" guidelines to overcome anything that "the people's house" might pass.

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