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Adrian_ada
07-05-2007, 09:57 AM
In recogniton that God fixes elections, from an anarchist point of view this shouldn't really be a problem. For whether God fixes elections or not, the majority can be a tyranny - and we have the concept of the tyranny of the majority. The anarchist idea is for a distribution of power among individuals, groups, traditions etc and such achievement of power shouldn't be dependent upon the electoral system. This is an interpretation of the anarchist idea of the decentralisation of political power. It shouldn't necessarily be so that in democratic conditions the only way to power and achievement is through the party and electory system. How is such power to be achieved then if not through God's elctoral system. In democratic conditions, either God wants to give independent power to individuals, groups, traditions who don't want to be part of the party and electoral system or God doesn't want to do this.

When Jesus Christ talks about "the elect", he is of course talking about his chosen politicians, who have achieved power through God's electoral system.

We note that Kropotkin's theory of mutual aid opposes the marxist theory of evolution. And Tolstoy's idea of non-violence implies "for all traditions", for all traditions must survive according to Tolstoy's theory of non-violence. These ideas then and the idea of "equality of economic developments for all traditions" imply a democratic anarchism, a distribution of achievement and power among individuals, groups, traditions etc that doesn't necessarily have to be achieved through the party, electoral or state system.

genoveva
07-06-2007, 03:38 AM
In recogniton that God fixes elections, from an anarchist point of view this shouldn't really be a problem.

I didn't realize that anarchists believed in God??:idea:

Taliesin
07-07-2007, 07:46 AM
There are actually very many branches of anarchism. Unorganized religion and anarchism actually fit quite nicely - both oppose wordly powers(in christian anarchism the only authority is God) for example. The early christians were quite anarchistic, buddhism is considered by some to be anarchistic et cetera.

Here is a wiki article:
Anarchism and religion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchism_and_religion)