Typically, the media definition of “anarchy” and “anarchists” are far detatched from their true meanings. The former is commonly associated with chaos, destruction, mob rule, and the idea that “do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” The latter are usually depicted as terrorists, thugs and rioters, or at best idealists detatched from reality.
This is, of course, not true. Rather, it is a perception deliberately put about by the media and governments since the advent of the movement to disuade people from following it. Today, I am guessing that it may even have resulted in people holding anarchic views without knowing that they are that or shying away from using the term because of the attached social stigma. Thus, the question I pose to my readers – those who do not already consider themselves to be anarchists, of course – is this;