bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,

Anarchy And Compassion



                         The person in harmony with Tao
                                        ignores justice
                                     and obeys no laws:
                                             is moved
                                        by compassion.

                                                                -- Jos Stabbert

Why is philosophical Tapism anarchic?
Why is the the Catholic Worker Movement anarchist?
Why are 12 step programs anarchistic?
Because they are moved by compassion.

If one is about fearing justice
and obeying laws,
there may be little room left
for compassion.

The state is about order.
Order favors the powerful and wealthy
even when that means ignoring the powerless..
There is  no "preferrential option toward the poor."
in an orderly state.

Therefore the poor become disorderly,
law enforcement becomes disorderly,
the state becomes disorderly, and
society becomes disorderly.

Society becomes disorderly
because the state cannot give compassion,
without compassion there is no mercy
without mercy there is no justice,
without justice the powerful turn their backs on the weak.

Without compassion, there is no point to society
except for the wealthy and powerful.
Don't you consevatives and liberals and libertarians
know the saying:
"I would rather die on my feet than live on  my knees."
I thought it was your slogan?

Come to think of it, living on one's knees
might not be a bad idea if
we were talking about prayer.
But spiritual powerslessness
does not equal social,
economic, or
political powerlessness.
Tags: 12-step programs, catholic worker, gnosis and agnosis, perspective on "history", taoism
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