Notes on Anarchism: Lawlessness

Money is the law of the land–not justice or liberty for all, but liberty for the rich.  We live in a plutocracy, not a democracy.  Thus, our current social structure is truly lawless, for enough money (and power, for money equals power and vice versa) can effectively get one out of any legal skirmish.  The law, therefore, only applies to the poor, and is used as a means of protecting the interests of the political and economic elite.  The “lawless society” advocated by anarchists is one predicated on mutual aid, solidarity, and egalitarianism.  Under capitalism, there is no law but money/power.  Ergo, those who would denounce anarchy as impossible because a “lawless society” could not exist are actually denouncing our current political and economic system which is, in a very real sense, lawless.

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