WA Delegate: The Xenopolis of YoriZ (elected )
Embassies: Federation of Anarchist Communes, Gay, Hippy Haven, Ohlliance, The Church of Eris, the Rejected Realms, The Anti Raiders Coalition, Freak Show, Flea Circus, belgium, The new world order of the left, and Free Coalition of Governments.
Construction of embassies with San Francisco Bay Area has commenced. Completion expected .
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in Anarchy
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed to the unknowable will of animal-based spirit gods.
As a region, Anarchy is ranked 15,374th in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Protectorate of X-||Corporate Police State||“You cant be late until you show up.”|
|2.||The United Communes of Puget Colony||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!”|
|3.||The Empire of Mandro||Anarchy||“Restless”|
|4.||The Rough intensity of Against All Authority||Democratic Socialists||“Angel is a centerfold”|
|5.||The Dominion of Spritzy||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Alea jacta est!”|
|6.||The Warts on the Bill of Sick Duck||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Memento mori”|
|7.||The Queendom of Jewelry||Anarchy||“You only live twice.”|
|8.||The Rogue Nation of Zaravan||Civil Rights Lovefest||“The weakest link”|
|9.||The Emirate of Hung Out to Dry||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The End of All Things”|
|10.||The Colony of BR3||Compulsory Consumerist State||“BR puppet”|
- : The Accountabilibuddies of Socratopolis arrived from Balder.
- : The Xenopolis of YoriZ proposed constructing embassies with Philosophy 115.
- : Ayy x0nr0 ceased to exist.
- : The Nomadic Peoples of Tsagatai arrived from Philosophy 115.
- : The Armed Republic of Atlantic Warriors departed this region for United Alliance Of Conservative Nations.
- : The Rogue Nation of Radiodread arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Evangelizing Metasyndicate of Sierra Lyricalia removed a dispatch.
- : The Evangelizing Metasyndicate of Sierra Lyricalia added a dispatch.
- : The Armed Republic of Atlantic Warriors arrived from The Rejected Realms.
- : Porcfest ceased to exist.
Anarchy Regional Message Board
On a side note, the Omni Consumer Products/Weyland-Yutani-style corporate dictatorship hellscape right libertarianism is often accused of being is actually better captured by "Corporate Police State."
are there any real life examples of a "Corporate Police State"
Omni Consumer Corp-style versions might be based on assumptions about how the "company town" concept can go exceptionally wrong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Company_town
Weyland-Yutani-style versions seem more obviously based in the actual horrors of historical merchantilist colonialism.
"A Humanist Science's Political Freedoms rose from Excessive to Widely Abused."
All your political freedoms are belong to...um, you actually.
East India Company springs to mind, also belgian colonialism in africa, American south until the 1870s, perhaps mordern china and south korea...or if you share my (admittedly pessimistic and paranoid, but none the less accurate)world view; all of current western civilization to at least some degree.
Even with all the problems brought by neoliberal capitalism, characterising these as "police states" domesticaly is at least a huge stretch.
Now, if you specifically want to narrow the scope down to Western corporations vis-a-vis their operations in the global South, frequently involving direct support for brutal dictators in exchange for favorable access to resources/markets, you're closer to the mark.
I'll admit that most people in the west can live as they like, as long as they tow the line and remain employed. Unless of course you are lgbt or a minority, or a "political radical". The truth is that transnational corporations including banking cartels, old money robber barons, big oil, big pharma, Insurance racketeers, NGOs, arms manufacturers, big media, ect. have corrupted and gained control of most western democracies. Nobody will end up with a rat-face-cage(yet) as far as we know, but they continue to manipulate the world economy, our personal lives and opinions.
Censorship by proxy: flood the news with so much information that it is nearly impossible to determine or remember what is important as opposed to just blocking out the important information (although that still probably happens)
To be fair, this is probably true of all societies, including the real and hypothetical anarchist ones. As I've suggested before, there are plently of things people are not permitted to do, even in anarchist ideology. Describing this as forcing people to toe a line can be somewhat disingenuous.
It's true that the "Western" world is far from ideal in terms of racial, gender, and sexual discrimination, as well as civil rights in general. However, its also true that corporations have often led the way in promoting integration and civil rights. Apple's resistance to FBI surveilance and all the corporations expanding access to health care for LGBT people (see again the Human Rights Campaign report I linked to a while back; I'll dredge up the RMB post when I have some more time later), nevermind current business/corporate opposition to recent anti-LGBT legislation in some southern US states (campaigning against, threatening to cancel contracts and relocate operations, etc).
Again, I'm not saying things are ideal. I am saying it's more complicated than "corporations = evil"