20 November 2011

Article: Anarchy in the U.S.A.

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Article: Anarchy in the U.S.A.

Matthew Continetti, opinion editor of the conservative US "Weekly Standard", wrote an article, dated 28 November 2011, but published already on the magazine's website, titled "Anarchy in the U.S.A.".

Excerpt: "Both left and right have made the error of thinking that the forces behind Occupy Wall Street are interested in democratic politics and problem solving. ... Occupy Wall Street's supporters cried, 'You can't evict an idea whose time has come.' ... The idea is utopian socialism. The method is revolutionary anarchism. ... An anarchist does not distinguish between types of government. Democracy to him is just another form of control. ... By denying the legitimacy of democratic politics, the anarchists undermine their ability to affect people's lives. ... The reason that Occupy Wall Street has no agenda is that anarchism allows for no agenda. All the anarchist can do is set an example - or tear down the existing order through violence."

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