"It is based upon the belief that people are good (see human nature), and will not commit crime if there is no law." ... People cannot commit crime if there is no law. Maybe we should say "won't do bad things to each other if there is no law".

  • It may be a good idea to distinguish "anarchy" from "anarchism", as two separate articles. "Anarchism" is the political movement/ideology. "Anarchy" could be a very short article, saying that "anarchy" has two meanings: (1) chaos, (2) the ideal society believed in by anarchists. For more information on meaning 2, the user would click the link.
    • I think that we shouldn't separate these two ("Anarchy" and "Anarchism") in the Simple English Wikipedia unless there is a very good reason to do so. We should explain the difference in one article.

Contribution found on bottom of page, consider simplifying Archer7 13:58, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Anarchy means without dominance. It is a state of freedom or the ultimate liberatory experience. Simply put, it means living free, working together cooperatively, practicing mutual aid, and not being exploitative or authoritative

It is not a economic system or a political platform. Anarchy is thinking for yourself. It is an individual orientation towards yourself and others - a personal approach to life. Anarchy is the decision to think for yourself rather than following blindly. It is the rejection of hierarchy, a refusal to accept the "god given" authority of any nation, law, or other force as being more significant than your own authority over yourself. It would be an instinctive distrust of those who claim to have some sort of rank or status above the others around them, and an unwillingness to claim such status over others for yourself. Most of all, it would be a refusal to place responsibility for yourself in the hands of others: it would be the demand that each of us be able to choose our own destiny ( 2005)

-- I added the unsimple tag. In its current state, a person with a vocabulary of say 1500 words is unlikely to understand the article. Needs a lot more simplification. Shorter sentences, and replacing or linking difficult words.

Eptalon 14:04, 23 February 2006 (UTC)


I think this article is confused. From the article:

In the second use, "anarchy" has to do with having no political order. The CIA World factbook says that there is only one nation, Somalia, that is in a state of anarchy. In Somalia, the government is no longer in control, and some parts of the country are ruled by mobs and warlords who sometimes fight one another.

There are a small number of other places (Afghanistan, Albania, Burundi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Rwanda) where government is "emerging" or "transitional", and were in anomie in the near past. The DC says that the Solomon Islands is tending towards anomie because "violence, corruption and crime have undermined stability and civil society".

(Another use of the word “Anarchy” is when it is said as “The Anarchy”. This is the name that is sometimes given to the civil war and unsettled government in England when Stephen of England was King.)

Anarchy doesn't exist anymore, and has nothing to do with chaös, wars, wiolence, and mobs. Anarchy is peace, the mother of order, anarchy is having no one above or below each other, no patriarchical hierarchy. Can someone fix this? Anarchy is not dystopian. ionas talk contribs 15:18, 8 August 2007 (UTC)