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#85702 11/05/02 11:21 PM
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...the problem comes when a leader thinks that he should be leader of everything all the time.

Sounds like most capitalists I know.




#85703 11/06/02 09:02 AM
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Several points, here:


CJ
"I was president of the Anarchy Club in college but we had to disband when we couldn't agree on a constitution."


Disagreement over constitutions is farily common in UNiversity clubs abd societies, in my experience. The trouble in most of them is that a few, strong minded and loud voiced people bludgeon there way through and more or less impose their constitution on the others. This obviously didn;t happen in your anarchist society - nor should it. Just for the record, I have been a member of several anarchist groups over the years, and this particular problem has never arisen, although I can see that it could do so. It would appear that those who don;t laugh at your joke do so because of a good understanding of the meaning of "anarchism"?
(Nevertheless, I did smile when I first heard that one!!)

Faldage
No problem with leaders springing up when needed; the problem comes when a leader thinks that he should be leader of everything all the time.

Again, the problem with all organisations - and more likely to be overcome by an anarchist way of working.

musick
Sounds like most capitalists I know.


Too durn tootin', dude!!!!!!




#85704 11/08/02 04:38 PM
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1000 year ago, fighting skill were pretty dam important when it came to deciding an an english king!

Tout ca change.

Perceived strength (power, influence, call it what you will) still determines where we cast our vote. We'll always pick the strongest figure that appears to have our interests at heart. And sometimes strength of character - and especially charisma - enable us to turn a blind eye on a leader's unsavoury traits.

Winners are winners. Until they lose.


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