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Portrait of an anarchist

Anarchy: a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society.
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From the moment I saw them I knew what they were. Scattered around in small groups, surrounded by bicycles and backpacks, sharing food, tossing frisbees. Some were dressed in black. A few had tattoos. They were young, and clearly dangerous.

How dare they question the status quo? We have over 200 years of American history and the two-party system is working just fine. They should be proud and grateful that they live in the land of the free and the brave. Like I am.

So why is it that I’ve never felt less free, or more cowardly, than I do right now?

Maybe instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder in front of the young anarchists to impede their progress, the cops ought to walk beside them or, better, just let them lead.
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3 thoughts on “Portrait of an anarchist

  1. The first photo is a pair of not anarchists, but young Marxist supporters of the Party of Socialism and Liberation, a Trotskyist group.

  2. Tony, I’m not sure that any of the kids are anarchists. I call them that because that’s what the police have been calling them, scaring people for whom the word has the negative connotations of violence and mayhem. I guess dealing with “anarchists” justifies their heavy-handed suppression of free expression and peaceable assembly!

  3. I know, I know… I was just giving you a hard time, Marie. Actually, the whole Denver scene reminds more of Mardi Gras Carnival than anything else. There are as many, if not more, police out there than there are actual protesters, making this a colossal misuse of needed taxpayer monies. Not that the pig and ‘troop’ lovers give a flying fuck about that though.

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