“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
—William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
You are probably familiar with the Far Left “anarchists”—they are fond of spray painting, or otherwise promulgating their logo of an “A” within a circle. They are most visible at large gatherings of global “movers and shakers,” such as the G20 meetings.
With the recent focus on “cyber anarchists” due to the WikiLeaks brouhaha, it is more important than ever to define just what an anarchist is, and isn’t.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines anarchy as “an absence of government, or a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority.” An anarchist, of course, is someone who supports the doctrine of anarchy—i.e. no government.
If we look at the ideological spectrum we’ll see that anarchy is technically a Far Right doctrine. The spectrum moves from massive, bloated government on the Far Left, to no government (anarchy) on the Far Right. (Link) (Link)
So how is it possible to have Far Left anarchists fighting against governments, if the Far Left and massive governments go hand in hand? It isn’t possible, technically, and that is why I put the word anarchy inside quote marks when referring to Far Left “anarchists.” (Link)
It’s a time-tested and popular ploy of the Far Left to mislabel things in order to obfuscate and misdirect. The Far Left “anarchists” are often not truly anarchists at all, but simply “shock troops” for the Far Left’s attempts to bring down all capitalist governments (indeed, Western civilization itself).
Besides being more numerous, organized, and violence-prone than the Far Right anarchists, the Far Left “anarchists” are often not against governments per se, but only those governments that they deem to be in opposition to the totalitarian forms that they espouse (Marxist, Communist, Fascist, etc.). In short, they only want to tear down what they consider to be non-collectivist forms of government, in order to replace them with the massive collectivist government of their choice.
Mixed in with this batch of “collectivist anarchists” are indoctrinated idealists, and others who have mistaken chaos for freedom—a mixed bag of fanatical ideologues, dangerous malcontents, asocial misfits, and aficionados of chaos—all serving as “useful idiots” for Far Left Power Elites of various persuasions. (Link)
No doubt many “anarchists” believe that they are rugged individualists, but their puppet-masters know better. The Far Left “anarchists” are merely disposable pawns in a high-stakes game of global, even cosmic, significance.
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.
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