What Is This Word Our Rulers Hate?
Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (Based on the
Broad Foundations Laid Down by Noah Webster): Anarchism: [from anarch,
n. (Gr. anarchos, without head or chief.)] n. 1. the theory that
formal government of any kind is uneccessary and wrong in principle;
the doctrine and practice of anarchists. 2. anarchy; confusion;
1847 edition, which I had the pleasure to see a while back, gave
the etymology as private rule.
Unabridged again: Anarchy: [Gr. anarchia, lack of ruler or government,
from anarchos, without chief or ruler, an private; and archos
rule. Formal government is uneccessary. That is, we rule ourselves.
Each and every one of us, as adults, are capable of doing so. This
is, after all, what we mean by adult. Without direction or laws
from any outside source, except our Creator.
governments and people in entrenched positions of power fear this
word and concept and treat it with the greatest of hate and loathing,
for it would, you see, put them directly out of business. Our rulers
have no desire to be put out of the business of telling us what
to do and taxing us because they work so hard telling us what to
do. Therefore, they have smeared and emasculated this word and concept
every chance they got, down through the bloody centuries of human
history until the connotations of "anarchy," self-rule,
have come to mean lawlessness, bomb-throwing, disruptions, mayhem,
riots, everything scary to a law-abiding citizen. This is how the
word is currently used, although it means something entirely different,
and always has. It means Rule Yourself.
to our rulers and others in power and you will hear them use this
word often. Should there be a trial jury that decides upon its conscience
that a law is unjust and unfair and so vote aquittal, listen to
the rulers howl: "There will be anarchy!" Should the people
decide not to send their children to public schools for the common
sense reason that schools no longer teach anything worth learning,
listen to the education bureaucrats howl: "There will be anarchy!"
Should a colonial people decide to rule themselves according to
the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, listen to the King howl:
"There will be anarchy!" Should Americans wish to uphold
their God-given right to bear arms, listen to the elites howl: "There
is TOO MUCH FREEDOM! There will be anarchy!" In other words,
you people cannot rule yourselves! WE must rule you—or else
"there will be anarchy!"
rule. Private rule. Self rule. Responsibility for self and family.
Willingly taking on the care of ourselves. Limiting ourselves in
times of hardship when we must, and going without. Defending our
own lives and properties. Using the brains God gave us to learn
what is best for us, and knowing in our hearts our Creator’s laws
and most important of all, following them. This, it seems to me,
is what is meant by self-rule, and forgive me, but by anarchy.
keeping the money that would be taken by "rulers," as
taxes, to ourselves, thank you very much.
it any wonder, really, that our rulers cry "anarchy" whenever
the people seem like they might make a common sense decision, all
by themselves, without all the layers of "experts," lawyers,
doctors, clerics, professors, politicians and all the rest of the
crass parasites of the "ruling class"? This ruling class
did not become rich and powerful without a few tricks up their sleeves,
after all, and a damn good propaganda wing, and without being willing
to be as brutal as need be when they deemed it necessary to send
us cowering into our corners, willing to hand over the fruits of
our labors for their "government."
question is simple: can you govern yourself, or do you need to be
immoral and irresponsible people are not capable of anarchy,
of ruling themselves. However, there is no such thing as a perfectly
moral and responsible people, though humans have come close a few
times. There is no utopia here on Earth, but we can take a few steps
in the right direction.
for me, I willingly submit to the laws of Nature and of Nature’s
God, but by God, I have an anarchistic heart. Let those who purport
to be my rulers hear this.
Patricia Neill is managing editor of a scholarly journal on the
life and work of William Blake, the 18th-century artist