Monday, November 4, 2013

Quote of the Week - Chesterton on anarchy

"Complete anarchy would not merely make it impossible to have any discipline or fidelity; it would make it impossible to have any fun."--G.K. Chesterton ("The Eternal Revolution," Orthodoxy, Chapter 7)

"It is the fashion to talk of institutions as cold and cramping things. The truth is that when people are in exceptionally high spirits, really wild with freedom and invention, they always must, and they always do, create institutions. When men are weary they fall into anarchy..." (Manalive, Chapter 3)

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Complete anarchy would result in people living in an uncivilized state of nature.

There would be no laws to protect individuals in such a society.

Man would need to be on the lookout 24/7 to protect himself and his family, as there would be no system of justice.