Now, what is an anarchist and what is a statist? An anarchist believes firmly in the ability to self-govern without a higher authority above themselves whereas a statist believes that both social and economic climates necessitate centralized control. By face value, these are two seemingly opposite political ideologies. That, however; is not the case. Although these two seem theoretically opposite, there are more similarities than differences.
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"Men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others." -- Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, 1907, Jamestown Exposition
In essence, the core of anarchism, by itself, collapses. The same is true for statism. One ideology needs elements of the other in order to pursue a universal right entitled to all persons on this planet. If we take one ingredient out of the mix, the effort is destined to fail. To reinforce this point of the power of unity, the Native American tribes have had tribal council's for as long as they have been around and they work in multi-tribal efforts to achieve larger objectives than a single Native or even an entire tribe can achieve by themselves.
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