What people "want"

Freedom as the Ultimate Goal

Many groups of people in the first world seek to actualize some kind of ethereal ultimate freedom. This freedom does not hold people responsible for their actions to the extent necessary to guarantee a just society. Some argue that ultimate freedom will create a just society, an argument for which we see no more proof then for the same argument made by capitalists in a free market context.

Justice vs. Desire

The result of disregarding freedom as an absolute goal is the argument that people will not be able to do what they want. As AnarCorp is a structural response to structural problems we assess that what people want, as made evident by their choices in the desire based market systems they currently participate in, is racism, sexism, classism, oppression and war, all things which AnarCorp can not condone under any pretext.

AnarCorp addresses people not from an individualist perspective, as is The norm in a first world context, but from a socialist perspective. We therefor view people and their preferences as consequences of their social conditioning, not as aspects of spiritual or individualist constructs. We therefor acknowledge that which mainstream western culture can not, that what people want is what they have been told to want, that it is an expression of the power of propaganda, not an expression of individuality, as the propagandists would have us believe.

AnarCorp then, acknowledging that what people want is not in fact an expression of freedom or justice needs a way to assess and address both providing for justice, as well as creating systems which must be run by people who have preferences which result from unjust conditioning. We address the first by considering only need, and world population sustainability. This permits us to provide for the physical well being of those involved in AnarCorp without having to consider desire, as well as allowing us to expand beyond need when such does not interfere with justice and equality.

Working Against Desire

The issue of how to create just systems run by unjust people is answered with randomness, since all consciously implemented systems are subject to the prejudices inherent in all who have been conditioned in an unjust society we have elected to not have a consciously implemented system, and to instead use methods of random scheduling and delegation. This has a number of other significant benefits from a social justice perspective, it requires that all workers have or acquire equal skill sufficient to the functioning of the collectives, it further dispels all knowledge monopolies and preferential jobs. It fits very well with an anti-exclusionary on the job training structure which allows us to expand without subjecting our hiring decisions to the criteria of the oppressive systems around us.

One of the benefits of addressing structural oppression from a non-governmental structure is that some may not be able or willing to accept and live up to the responsibilities required for the maintenance of a just society. AnarCorp in its structure as a "job" permits people to work and live in alternate systems and cultures and does not face the ethical and functional difficulty of attempting to force people to live in a system which they do not agree to.

what if people don't want to?

AnarCorp is not designed to save people from the oppressive structures they live in, it is designed to provide an alternative which seeks to achieve justice within its internal structure. The costs associated with maintaining justice, which must be paid by those who participate are not negotiable, as justice, not freedom, or desire is the goal. When people desire justice, when they seek justice as an expression of their freedom of action then they can live freely and according to their desires within AnarCorp, but AnarCorp will not attempt to placate will and desire of themselves, only as a consequence of the justice which AnarCorp is designed to provide. Those who do not wish to pay the price which AnarCorp demands in exchange for justice are free to attempt to acquire justice from other sources,or not at all.

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