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anarchy in action?

Discussion in 'SC Archive' started by bandit, 19 Nov 2004.

  1. bandit

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  2. Christo

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    Apparently its been changed a lot lately, the gov have gone in and enforced a few of the laws being broached. I went there 5 years ago, I must say I did enjoy it as we just had a little smoke whilst eating some Marvelous Danish Sandwiches, I couldnt advocate it much more that that tho!

    From the wesbite it looks like and sounds like a piece of paradise, that it is not, it was a pretty messy area, and am sure it is not the orderly haven its made out to be.
     
  3. r1cko

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    Yes I would seriously consider living in a self governing community that was in harmony with my views and opinions.
     
  4. E1mo

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    My parents have visited and were very impressed by the friendly nature of the town. They also mentioned the distinct smell of weed pretty much wherever you went :D I guess its fair to say that the towns economy is very much based around growing and selling. Bear in mind however hard drugs are VERY much frowned upon, I have a cool poster with a picture of the grim reaper surrounded by the words "COKE, ECTASY, HEROIN, SPEED ARE FOR LOSERS" that my parents bought back.

    I'm not sure if the same thing would be possible in the UK, the attitude is very different in Denmark and the Scandinavian countries. Despite following a liberal socialist philosophy, they are very much into their Christianity - I don't know any liberal christians in the UK, and increasingly numbers of the rather scary fire-and-brimstone types. I would consider living there for a short period of time, maybe 5 years or so.
     
  5. pyro

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    No not all! As far as I can see, they want the population of that society to make its own laws, that doesn't mean they don't have any...I think that the population of a city or town or whatever should make their own laws.
     
  6. doric

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    Sounds great!!!

    If only it worked everywhere, but unfortunatly could only work in a small community of like minded people. i do like the idea of kicking violent members of the community out!!! Ha, scallies would be for it!!
     
  7. Christo

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    remember - the way it is written isnt necessarily how it actually is;)
     
  8. Feef

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    Yes, that's exactly the way I'd love to lead a life, and why I always argue the potential benefits of anarchy in small, autonomous settlements with similarly minded people :)

    I have a few friends who went there last year, they agreed that it's not quite paradise and does have a lot of problems, but I think it's a fascinating attempt at an alternative society and very much applaud them for having a go at it.
     
  9. Muffin`

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    I don't know whether the page is all truth but how would they deal with a seirous crimes such as rape, murder, abuse etc. Would they hand them over to the aurthorities out side of there area or punish them themselves ?
     
  10. Dolph

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    I think it's a fantastic idea. Rights mixed with social responsibility and working for the benefit of the community as a whole.

    Shame our current system encourages ignoring responsibilities, reliance on the government to dictate our rights and so on.

    -Dolph
     
  11. warHawk

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    History has shown the communism findamentals drastically flawed, resulting in the dominance of the capitalist way of life. I'd hate to live in such a utopian-mirroring settlement, knowing full well of happenings around and outside.

    I'd rather our capitalist way of life, albeit unequal, rather than a communist way of life - sharing the same material wealth with people known to be of lesser capability or potential and/or varying degrees of work

    and oh, what contradiction

     
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  12. Dolph

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    Actually communism would work really well if goods have no value. unfortunately, that's not practical in the real world. There's also the huge factor that this is volunatary, not forced.

    However, more impressive about christainia is the social liberalism, something our society is rapidly moving away from.

    -Dolph
     
  13. Muffin`

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    What about Marks'ism ? (sp)
     
  14. warHawk

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    either way, their way of lifestyle is a farce.

    i mean, for god's sake - They've just called the laws something else. At the end of the day, the citizens of the place have to abide by restrictions.
     
  15. Muffin`

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    But is there a contract you sign and who would enforce it, it would have to take a more capatilist way to suppost a civilization not a community.
     
  16. Dolph

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    Marxism is communism by force, and relies on a revolution and the working classes forcing their view on the upper classes.

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    As much of a farce as our "free" society where opinion is all that is now needed to ban things?

    A society with less laws, less government control and a greater reliance on rights and responsibility is a good thing IMO, irrespective of whether the economic system is to the left or the right.

    -Dolph
     
  17. pyro

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    I believe that if everyone worked for the state, and the state worked for every single person, people would be willing to work for their fellow comrades rather to gain more riches. I don't think it is possible in the society where comercials have brainwashed us tho. :(
     
  18. r1cko

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    What does Communism have to do with Self governing socities? The whole point of me being willing to live in one is to get away from Commies, not become one.
     
  19. pyro

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    Well I didn't imply this had anything to do with Communism, nor anarchy either.
     
  20. r1cko

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    No no sorry. I didnt mean to imply I was aiming my post at you. It appears warHawk was the first one to bring it up.