Sunday 16 August 2020

Anarchism and libertarianism is alive and kicking in Newtown with lots of great posters

Anarchism and libertarianism are alive and kicking in Newtown with lots of great posters in an around the King Street precinct.

A host of anarchist posters were spotted at various locations in the King Street precinct of Newtown on a visit by this author.

It is good to see that rebellion and revolution has not died out under the weight of neo-liberalism or neo-conservatism.

For the uninitiated anarchism is, according to Wikipedia,  a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions.

Anarchists believe that the state is undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful. There are a few capitalist entrepreneurs who would agree with this position.

Another term to describe an anarchist is libertarian, and there are some self-styled libertarians. 

The birth of anarchism appears around the French Revolution and the first 19th-century philosopher to label themselves anarchist was Frenchman Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

The Newtown anarchists want to smash capitalism and re-invent the world.

The birth of anarchism can be traced to the 6th century BC and the influence of Taoism. Modern anarchism emerges from the time of the Enlightenment.

The want-a-be nationalists, neo-liberalism and neo-cons would have you believe that they rule the world.

It is refreshing to see that pluralism is alive and well in Australian democracy. The other side still gets a go.

It is a wonder the neo-cons haven't spat-their-collective-dummies and chucked a wobbly and declared war on Newtown.

Maybe all the Newtown anarchists are just blow-ins in sheep's clothing.

What-ever the situation Australia, it is good to see that there still free speech and it is being practised loud and clear.

Originally posted 1 May 2017. Updated 16 August 2020.