I will start of by stating clear that I am a passionate Believer in anarchist political philosophy so this post will unashamedly be from an anti-stateist biased perspective!
For centuries the existence of state democracy and the centralization of power to the hands of a small few has completely obliterated the independence of people and their rights, proponents of stateism will argue that central democracy has civilized society and advanced human rights so if we abolish the state then society will crumble, In fact if you look at the reality of stateist politics what you find is that since the western worlds transition around a couple of thousand years ago from a primitive anarchist society to a society of the centralization of power you will see that the individual freedom of humans and society has being destroyed, the human rights that where once the norm back then are now outlawed, or have only recently being made legal , gay relations and individual freedoms being an example something practiced openly in ancient primitive anarchist societies but which under the centralization of political and religious power became outlawed for over centuries and freedoms like full independence over yourself have being completely long forgotten in the passively brainwashed societies of the western state democracy.
“Anarchism…stands for direct action, the open defiance of, and resistance to, all laws and restrictions, economic, social, and moral” –Emma Goldman
Central government has a long history of obstructing the rights of it’s populations mostly these days due to political games and voters views, for example most “democratic” societies support the legalization of marijuana but because the centralization of power and to keep getting the votes from a minority of people (generally religious conservatives) the central government refuses to abide by the majority will of society and unnaturally obstructs the legalization of a natural plant like marijuana, so once again obstructs the individuals right as a human to be fully free mentally and physically to do what they want as long as it only affects him and no other person except a willing partner. (anarchism believes the individual is the only authority to himself and himself only)
“The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual”- Mikhail Bakunin
Another example of the state obstruction in Human Rights is Same-sex marriage the majority of western societies support the legalization of same-sex marriage and equal rights for gay people but once again this is outlawed because of the game called central politics in which you denounce the rights of others in order to stay in power.
We are still at an incredible point, where in the 21st century and the “freest civilization ever” a minority of people are denied their human rights because they are simply a minority! so why would you support them when there is a majority who will support you for denouncing the minority ? In this case gays but in the 1900s it was Africans and Jews and so on.
See centralized government results in divide and rule! The government trough systems of education, housing, labeling, unequal rights and so on divided the populations up into categories like gays, catholic, Protestant, Jewish, African and so on and they just then simply support the views of the majority group to stay in power, they will throw in a few views that favor the rest just to get their votes but when government has to choose between the groups it will always choose the majority group, in most western societies that happens to be white Christian conservative (who are not the majority but once government divided society into groups they become majority).
Not only in politics but The centralization of power in the workplace and economics has resulted in a system of wage slavery and corporate dictatorship! Workers are simply forced to work for an all mighty all powerful boss that if they disagree with they can simply be fired by the corporate dictator, this wage slave system also has to affect of denying the right of the person to make full profit of his labor, so let’s say for example a salesperson for a big multinational oil company, he alone could be making the company a million or more a year profit but because of the system of wage slavery he only gets a tiny percentage of that profit let’s say $50,000 a year while the boss is making $50 million a year.
In an anarchist system like anarcho-syndicalism he would make full profit or at least the same as every other employee/owner in the company, A-S calls for the dismantling of privately singularly owned companys and instead proposes the ownership and running of the companys would be put in the hands of the workers through a democratic workers council of a sort, (they would own company by owning equal shares in it)
“The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another’s labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live” –Leo Tolstoy
The system of stateist centralized politics has diminished human freedom physically and mentally it continues this day to obstruct the human rights of certain groups and the individual freedom of societies as a whole, it has placed the power over society into the hands of a tiny élite only interested in keeping their own place at the table of power, it cares not for what society thinks or wants(that is of course till they want your vote),
It has resulted in a small amount of people being knee-deep in trillions of dollars while most of the worlds populations are left to starve or be killed by one of the wars launched by this élite power group for their own egotistic and financial reasons.
That is why I believe centralized power obstructs human rights not advances them, there is a lot more reason to why I believe it. just read about anarchism to know more.
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- Human Rights in KG (slideshare.net)
- Liberty, Anarchy, Property, Democracy and Power (thepeoplesbookproject.com)
- Communalism is better then communism (oreobronson.wordpress.com)
- LEONARD PELTIER walk for HUMAN RIGHTS continues until they reach Washington DC in May on Betty Tuiningas TwitWall (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
- Occupy Wall Street’s anarchist roots (occupywallst.org)
- “Anarchy”, in Common Parlance, Chaos, Violent Disorder!! (radicalglasgowblog.blogspot.com)
- Supreme Court judgment on Pathribal case a lost opportunity: Warisha Farasat (kafila.org)
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- Anonymous Hackers Endorse Black Bloc Anarchist Riots On YouTube [VIDEO] (promoteliberty.wordpress.com)
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- Nice review in Capital and Class (anarchyalive.com)
- David Graeber – Anarchism, or the Revolutionary Movement of the Twenty-first Century – www.anarchismus.at (derbaerenaufbinder.wordpress.com)
- Why Breaking a Store Window Isn’t Anarchism (dollarvigilante.com)
- Anarchism, Asexuality, and Feminism. (Oh my!) (mostboringdiary.wordpress.com)
- Marriage Equality (duncanroy.wordpress.com)
- How to Start a Third Political Party (holytaco.com)