Why anarchism is bollocks

Every so often, a person who dabbles in political philosophy(i.e., yell online we need Small Govmint) encounters an odd far left ideology: anarchism. The usual(and rightfully knee-jerk) conclusion is that anarchism is bollocks. Let’s go over, in detail, exactly why anarchism is such complete bull.

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Philosophobia

Philosophy is useless, or so people will tell you. The general consensus is that it never progresses or solves anything. Or does it?

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Older equals better

In the past, music sounded better, products were built to last (no planned obsolesce!), people were more respectful, happier and healthier. Grandpas, sitting on porches and sporting nipple-high pants, can tell you how easier to find a job, have decent relationships and be meaningful was in the days of old. What raises the question: exactly what was present in the past that made everything better? The answer is nothing. By any objective metric, as time passes, the today beats the yesterday: less famine and violence, greater life expectancy, increased overall progress… For Jesus’ sake, they didn’t have even SMS in the 80s.

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The lament of bad guys

Whenever I see a movie, read a book or hear a story I always root for the bad guy. Not that I am evil; is just that, in my head, I have to balance the unfairness bad guys are treated with. You know the plot: good guy appears, bad guy appears, bad guy is winning most of the time, but in the end the good guy come out on top because … he is the good guy. The bad guys are always stronger, more prepared, sometimes way more original, and clearly more passionate yet they always lose as the norm.

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(Bad) Taste

I’ve had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane! Samuel L. Jackson in the timeless classic Snakes on a Plane

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