[OT-Seriously!]: Anarchist Politician

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at suspicious.org
Fri Oct 10 12:47:14 CEST 2003

> Yeah, I know this is seriously OT, but I couldn't let it go...
> G'day Atom,
> * Atom 'Smasher' <atom-gpg at suspicious.org> [031010 06:10]:
> > who ever said anything is wrong with being an anarchist politician? of
> From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
> Anarchist: One who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil
>            government.
> Anarchy: Absence of government; the state of society where there is no
>          law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political
> 	 confusion.
> Politician: One devoted to politics.
> Politics: The science of government; that part of ethics which has to
>           do with the regulation and government of a nation or state,
> 	  the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the
> 	  defence of its existence and rights against foreign control
> 	  or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources,
> 	  and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the
> 	  preservation and improvement of their morals.
> Aren't they mutually exclusive?
>        Anarchist   &&   Politician
>    (! Government ) && ( Government )
> It's a bit of a logical conundrum.
> Or are you using some other definitions of anarchist and politician?
well, i do prefer the Wiktionary definitions to Webster's

but otherwise, yes, i agree that this is a bit of a logical conundrum,
which is exactly why a politician who is also involved in anarchist issues
would probably not what that to be well known.


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