Anarchism - Self Governance

January 29, 2019

Social Strains

 

Governments across the world are deep in conflict for stability and supremacy. There are dozens of types of governments focused on specific kinds of needs and constraints of a people. The economic, intellectual, environmental, and similar pressing constraints on a society affect the forms the government takes. Pressing social needs and stressors come from both inside and outside communities. Clashing ideologies, levels of comfort with each other, and concepts varies the distances to decisions and resolutions. There are a number of long standing monarchies or centralized forms of government that are around today working through the same questions through a less socially distributive lens.

 

End of Deference

 

The halting of governments as the means to press conformation on large scale resources is not a solution. Holding people hostage within the system they have trusted to keep them afloat only further erodes the faith possible in the restarted system. This has been a problem specific to only one country, so far. The institutional fatigue as well is not healed or washed away but linger as fractures in infrastructure. 

 

Giving mass voice to a select few of those with the time and resources to prepare and focus full time on making decisions has mixed poorly with modern cultural constraints. Decisions are increasingly made by those that are pressed to make choices to best maintain their ability to stay in office. This and a number of other apathy inducing reasons have dissuaded many from continuing to partake in the democratic process.

 

Self Determination

 

There are many types of governments that focus on having the decisions made by those with the knowledge of systems and relationships as well as the ability to predict the affect of the decisions made to bring the best future about for the people within the nation. Monarchies were the traditional form and today we see more technology centered forms of leadership gaining dominance. The disengagement with the system is part of what has prompted a rise in anarchist mentality, but what these structures could look like given the needs for operation at scale in a globalized economy is yet seen.

 

We have touched on the possibility of rovers of the future containing various thought forms in a single system ; the idea here is generations being nurtured to handle questions of governance and operation from within. The human example would be the acknowledgment there are leaders in every family tree and that necessity and proximity fosters the growth needed for the roles within a community. Giving people the ability to be governed by those within their family would shift the power divide we currently see from external families and structures to ones that have your best interest as the only interest.

 

As we witness more roles being filled by automated solutions an added layer for balance along this framework would be the judgement by someone from your family or a extension of yourself to aid in the self determined growth. This would give personal weight to the decisions we make and the direction matters take. Your uncle the security that stops and reprimands, great aunt the bailiff, great grand parent the judge, and another relative the rehabilitation official all, knowingly and unknowingly, helping bring positive change to the reasons you misstepped. These roles could also be filled by the youth in a family guiding the positive development in shifted cultural contexts since they would better understand the relevant cultural differences being worked through. Experiencing and knowing the context of what brought about a certain way of being would help mend the hurt that caused the action in question. Grand children making the laws that govern business and life presently or retroactively would be a prime example of this possibility.

 

How many generations could coexist within a family tree or larger global community? What kind of cultural variance is possible in a stable system and how would it look? Would everyone see the same people running around in authority but the actions taken when they are under question differ? What would happen to a family with a single skill across generations? How would it come together for group altercations? Would people be able to choose generational self governance or default government? The possibilities to explore around this kind of government are extensive and inspiring.

 

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