Stop snitching on your neighbors…unless you want a police state

It is almost certain that governments all over the world will attempt to maintain the powers they have seized during the course of the pandemic. The anarchist critique of the state is vitally important at this time. The anarchist view is that the state is nothing more than the mafia writes large. It exists to exercise a monopoly on the use of violence to enforce its own interests, control territory, monopolize resources, empower and protect an artificially privileged elite, exploit subjects, expand its own power, and maintain a self-legitimating ideological superstructure. As Albert Jay Nock said, the state is our enemy.

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