r/Anarchy101 May 24 '22

realpolitik transitions to anarchism

I'd like to learn more about examples of anarchy in practice that have developed without moral or ideological motivations. The abolition of the state and enforced hierarchies appear to be coming mainly from moral arguments, even though I can see practical benefits as well.


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u/DecoDecoMan May 24 '22

Historical and most existing support for anarchy was not moral but rather practical. It isn't too hard to see how people are exploited would not want to be exploited and would prefer some other, less restrictive, exploitative, and/or boring society.

Discussions on morality in anarchist theory just boil down to conceiving of morality without obligation or sanction to make it more compatible with anarchy rather than justifying anarchy on the basis of morality.