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Anarchy in the U.S.A? Yeah, right.

We’ve all seen them. The stereotypical ‘rebels’ yelling about ‘fighting the system’ and how much they hate the government. Self-proclaimed ‘Anarchists’. What that group of people fails to realize is how ridiculous they really are. I mean, yay, no pesky government breathing down my neck! How can that not be bliss? Anarchy cannot exist in today’s society. It’s not possible. Let’s go over the reasons why it can’t.
Let’s say Anarchists had their way and the government was overthrown. Now, it’s chaos and the murderers, rapists, violent gang members and pedophiles are released into the general public, the military disbands, food, weapon and medicine production ceases (Yeah, never thought about that, did you?) and it’s every man for himself, so-to-speak. If you aren’t a doctor or have medical training, you will get sick. If you can’t disassemble and properly clean a rifle and make your own ammunition, you’ve got no defense. If you don’t have the means to make your own food, you will starve.
Being realistic, small (or large) communities of equally qualified individuals would form. For example, the now ex-military would stick together. Now, when your average American man and wife need protection from the violent, gang members who just decided to murder their neighbors and take their house, who do you think they would contact? Exactly, the people with the assault rifles and military training. Now that there’s a group that’s looked up to this much and needed, it’s not real anarchy anymore because they are the government. Then, this gives the opportunity for a dictator to rise up and take power. Then, someone decides “Hey, I’m not okay with this” and the people revolt, and a Republic is put in place and it’s back to the way it was pre-Anarchy.

Society functions semi-orderly because of morality, laws and services. If these things are removed, we wouldn’t know how to go about living. We would inevitably have a government. Chaos isn’t a good thing. Stop complaining and take action if you don’t like how things are going.

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As a metalhead…

As a metalhead, I find it not only obnoxious but, immature that all too often I see fellow metalheads using the word “poser” and verbally attacking other metalheads over their taste in music. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m guilty of internally judging someone based on their music taste and style of clothing, internally deeming it ‘not brutal enough’. However, I think we, as metalheads, are too quick to bash someone because we think their eclectic taste in music or clothing doesn’t fit the stereotypical metal look. Why can’t we just be happy that metal is becoming more accepted by the general public? When I was growing up, I got bullied SO BAD for going to school dressed in a Cannibal Corpse shirt and black pants with way too much black eyeliner. Nobody liked the goths, metalheads and punks then. Now, even the label “nerd” is a generally accepted compliment! All this “you’re not metal enough” nonsense needs to stop. Calm down, get in the pit and scream. Stop bashing everyone. Celebrate diversity. Be happy that you’re not as much of an outcast as you once were.