I’m reading earlier today about Russell Brand being at a protest in the UK with the tag line ” new Anarchist leader?” with the repeated used of the word anarchy.
Last time I checked, a protest rally does not equal anarchy or an anarchist movement, unless I’m missing something people today are missing the point of anarchy completely. Today’s Anarchy is more of a fashion trend topped off with a guy fawkes mask.
I grew up with an anarchist/hacktivist out look on a lot of things and for the most part i can say I “quietly” still do. even back then the word anarchy was always taken by people the wrong way. Most of it was people being under educated and the fear of the word. Much like the reaction some people get with the words wiccan or pagan.
If you sat down with the young protesters and explained anarchy views would they care, I don’t think so. They will move on when the fad does. Then again it’s all part of growing up and developing ones own personality.