Anarchy - it's a word that scares most people. But what, really, is the true meaning of the word? From Wikipedia -
Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy. The word originally meant leaderlessness, but in 1840 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his treatise What Is Property? to refer to a new political philosophy: anarchism, which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations. In practical terms, anarchy can refer to the curtailment or abolition of traditional forms of government and institutions. It can also designate a nation (or anywhere on earth that is inhabited) that has no system of government or central rule. Anarchy is primarily advocated by anarchists, individuals who propose replacing government with voluntary institutions.
From Miriam-Webster -
1a : absence of government
b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority
the city's descent into anarchy
c : a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government
2a : absence or denial of any authority or established order
anarchy prevailed in the ghetto
b : absence of order : disorder
not manicured plots but a wild anarchy of nature
Let's break down the word anarchy to find the deeper meaning. We'll start with arch:
From English-for-Students -
This ROOT-WORD is the Root ARCH which means RULER. It comes from the GREEK archos. From this basic meaning it is associated with chief or head or king or origin in one way or another. You can make many words with ARCH, from ARCHbishop to ARCHfoe, from ARCHfriend to ARCHilar. Sometimes it is pronounced ARCH and sometimes ARK.
1. Myriarch : myri ARCH (mir’ i ark) n.
A leader of 10,000 troops
2. Panarchy : pan ARCH y (pan’ ar ki) n.
Government by all; universal rule
3. Anarchy : an ARCH y (an’ ar kee) n.
A state without government
4. Architect : ARCH itect (ar’ ki tekt) n.
The creator of a design or plan for a building
5. Biarchy : bi ARCH y (bie’ ar ki) n.
Government by two people
6. Chiliarch : chili ARCH (kil’ i ark) n.
Chief over a thousand troops
7. Exilarch : exil ARCH (ek; si lark) n.
Ruler over the Jews in Babylon
8. Ecclesiarch : ecelesi ARCH (e klee’ zi ark) n.
The leader of a church
9. Demarch : dem ARCH (dee’ mark) n.
The mayor in modern Greece
10. Endarchy : end ARCH y (en’ dark ee) n.
Government from an inner center of control
11. Genarch : gen ARCH (jen’ ark) n.
The head of a family
12. Hierarch : hier ARCH (hie’ a rark) n.
A leader in the church
13. Monarch : mon ARCH (mon’ ark) n.
A single ruler, as a king
14. Matriarch : matri ARCH (may’ tree ark) n.
The female head of a tribe or family
15. Patriarch : patri ARCH (pay’ tree ark) n.
The male head of family or tribe
16. Oligarchy : olig ARCH y (ol’ i gar kee) n.
Government in the hands of a few
17. Pentarchy : pent ARCH y (pent’ ar kee) n.
Government by five rulers or five powers
18. Polemarch : polem ARCH (pol’ e mark) n.
A military leader in Athens
The word "arch", has to do with a government, ruler, or leader. Now for the prefix "an-".
a prefix occurring before stems beginning with a vowel or h in loanwords from Greek, where it means“not,” “without,” “lacking” (anarchy; anecdote); used in the formation of compound words:
So you have the prefix "an", meaning "without", and the root "archy", meaning ruler/s. So the literal meaning of the word anarchy is, "without rulers". Not the implied meaning you get from MSM of chaos, disorder, pandemonium.
I had had several conversations with my cousin this past week that led up to this. We had talked about the wars our country is involved in right now. We had talked about voting, and whether or not it makes a difference if and who you vote for. We talked briefly about 9/11 and whether or not the official story was to be believed. When it came out that I did not, he immediately asked if I was anti-American and anti-government. So I had to try to explain to him how I believed society could exist without people to rule over us - anarchy. His first question,
"how would we/they build the roads?"
So how WOULD we build the roads? We'll dive into that in the future.