David (dissembly) wrote,

"[W]hen you mention the idea of anarchy to most people they will tell you what a bad idea it is because the biggest gang would just take over. Which is pretty much how I see contemporary society." - Alan Moore

Have had this thought many, many times. (In Australia's case, the "biggest gang" are just the richest. We have a rich prime minister heading a government of representatives who - whether they are "Labor" or "Liberal" (it makes little difference) - are overwhelmingly from wealthy professions, who have overwhelmingly bought in to power-serving economic philosophies like 'neo-liberalism' or 'economic rationalist' economics, who run pro-business policy mostly just for the sake of the other people in the same monetary league as they are; that is, mostly, the ultimate owners of businesses. It's "might makes right".)

Authors on Anarchism: An Interview With Alan Moore
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