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I have always thought of anarchy as a bad thing I had the image of some English punk dressed in leather with a copious amount of metal piercings adorning his body How deluded that image is If you have that same visual image then you are the person I am talking to Throughout this paper I am going to erase that negative image of anarchism and replace it with the meaning and intent that anarchism truly represents Let us start by deconstructing the meaning of the word Anarchism is not the belief in a society without rules nor does it advocate violence What it is according to Websters dictionary is a doctrine advocating the abolishment of government or governmental restraintwhile achieving political liberty Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was the first to use the term which is derived from the Greek word anarchos meaning without rule Proudhon describes anarchism as the absence of a master of a sovereign Love p 95 Knowing this one might wonder why so many people have a negative perception of anarchic philosophy when we so clearly strive to not be owned by any one person or government Too many times anarchy is coupled with terrorist acts against the establishment Terrorism is not necessarily true anarchism Proudhon suggests that anarchism is to do what he calls propaganda by the deed With this new definition of anarchism in hand we can move on to discussing why we need to seriously reconsider it as a viable option in a time of political mediocrity Pierre-Joseph Proudhon whose thoughts were introduced in the previous paragraph says that there is a visible paradox of order in anarchy meaning that anarchists must have revolution to restore peaceful order Essentially they must destroy to create and by doing this they give freedom to the individual Isnt that what happened when our forefathers broke away from England Did they not come to the New World and begin to destroy everything they
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