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What must be abolished in order to secure a free and harmonious life to secure liberty Singularly of course government is the one thing that invades peoples lives the most that handicaps and prevents their free activity the one thing that compels people to live differently than what would be their own choice In the words of Henry David Thoreau If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government let it go let it go perchance it will wear smooth-certainly the machine will wear out If the injustice has a spring or a pulley or a rope or a crank exclusively for itself then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil but if it is of such nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another then I say break the law Thoreau 288 Even in the times of Henry David Thoreau there were beliefs that government is best which governs least anarchism is a means to that end It does not mean violence it is a belief that government is harmful and unnecessary it must take place in order to eradicate any oppression and that it is extremely simple to achieve such a stateless society The sentiment of anarchism is not violence it is the very reverse of it First it is capitalism and government that stand for disorder and violence Of course there are reasons why anarchists have sometimes thrown bombs and resorted to violence as a last option Finally the denial of a coercive authority is the only sincere protest against violence Anarchism means order without government and peace without violence capitalism and government are the very contrast of that Alexander Berkman once stated Take a good look at it and you will see that government is the greatest invader more than that the worst criminal man has ever known of It fills the world with
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