Notes on Anarchism: State Logic

The Egyptian military has said that it will “deal decisively with violence” in the wake of the president’s ouster.  Such is the logic of the state and those in power: do something we don’t like, and as punishment, we will do the same to you–but with greater severity and complete impunity–and call it justice.


2 thoughts on “Notes on Anarchism: State Logic

  1. The difference, of course, is that the state allegedly has “legitimate authority” to administer violent punishments for the sake of maintaining “law and order” (which is, of course, a ridiculous idea). The irony, as you note in your other post, is that the ends of law are always pursued by lawless means, including, but not limited to, violence.

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