Assange about to do a bunk...

Anarchy is very simply a lack of rules, freedom of the individual. There is no supposition that everyone will do what's right since you would never get people to agree what's right. That is the whole point, an anarchist does not regard any 'answer' as being 'right' and therefore does not accept anyone's right to stop others doing what they see as 'wrong'. The idea that anarchists are lefties in completely incorrect, they would regard a socialist's rules as being just as bad as a capitalist's, or a monarchist or.....
Indeed, the Anarchist Emma Goldman is held to have said "If I can't dance, I don't want to join your revolution" on the difference between the essential assumption of good in Anarchist philosophy and the rules and state of Socialism.

Obviously the Soviets had a sense of humour, and cheerfully killed all the Anarchists they could during the Spanish Civil War (even though they were both opposed to the Fascists).
 

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Obviously the Soviets had a sense of humour, and cheerfully killed all the Anarchists they could during the Spanish Civil War (even though they were both opposed to the Fascists).
This is hardly surprising as from a philosophical perspective the Stalinist Soviet Union was a more fascist society than Hitlerian Germany. I was amused to read the other day about a pro Putin Russian who thought Gorbachev was a fascist. Sometimes we make words mean what we want them to not what they originally meant. This appears to be most common in politics, where it is an effective way of telling lies.
Personally I'd prefer they got the teaching of reading, writing and arithmetic sorted out first.
The point being they will learn to read, write and add up more effectively if we teach them philosophy as well.
 
Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
 
Philosophy has millions of uses and should be a compulsory subject in schools from an early age. Where it is taught to young children the evidence suggests that it has many advantages and is most effective with children from disadvantaged groups. Should primary schools teach philosophy? - Durham University.
actually philosophy is very simple. You need to be wise. When you need wisdom you don't have, it. When you have it it's pointless. Your'e wrong more often than right and someone is always cleverer than you.
 
Actually philosophy is very simple. You need to be wise. When you need wisdom you don't have, it. When you have it it's pointless. You're wrong more often than right and someone is always cleverer than you.
My bold, There are plenty of points or uses for having what you call wisdom a) knowing you're more often wrong than right you examine each situation carefully, rather than jumping in because you 'know the answer', b) because you're action is probably going to be the wrong one you understand that inactivity or minimal activity [do least harm] is frequently the best option, c) if you can understand how you think yourself you have a better chance of understanding how others think and can use that to avoid misunderstandings. Learning these things at an early age means that when you need it you can have it.
 
My bold, There are plenty of points or uses for having what you call wisdom a) knowing you're more often wrong than right you examine each situation carefully, rather than jumping in because you 'know the answer', b) because you're action is probably going to be the wrong one you understand that inactivity or minimal activity [do least harm] is frequently the best option, c) if you can understand how you think yourself you have a better chance of understanding how others think and can use that to avoid misunderstandings. Learning these things at an early age means that when you need it you can have it.
which is presumably why I was always asked to fill in when the Boss was away, things always worked better then.:smile:
 
Assange steps down at WikiLeaks

this bit made me chuckle in the text...

In a statement, WikiLeaks said, “Due to extraordinary circumstances where Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks has been held incommunicado (except visits by lawyers) for six months while arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorean embassy
 
Assange steps down at WikiLeaks

this bit made me chuckle in the text...

In a statement, WikiLeaks said, “Due to extraordinary circumstances where Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks has been held incommunicado (except visits by lawyers) for six months while arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorean embassy
If the little cherub thinks his present living arrangements constitute detention - to quote RSM Sandy Young from the Wild Geese, he's in for "a great big fcuking surprise" when the law finally catches up with him. Which it will.
 
FFS, there's nothing like dropping subtle hints. The Ecuadorians are obviously keen to get rid of their unwanted guest but there's no need to put up ads like this. They're treating him like a cr@p centre half on the free transfer list.

 
FFS, there's nothing like dropping subtle hints. The Ecuadorians are obviously keen to get rid of their unwanted guest but there's no need to put up ads like this. They're treating him like a cr@p centre half on the free transfer list.

Is there not a wise old proverb, "After three days fish and visitors stink"
 

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