Anarchists’ Convention Debates Voting
ABC News – Anarchists’ Convention Debates Voting
A group of anarchists is taking an unusual step to make its political voice heard going to the polls. Anarchists generally pride themselves on their rejection of government and its authority. But a faction of them fed up with the war in Iraq say they plan to cast anti-Bush votes this fall.
The voting debate was just one of the topics explored at the three-day North American Anarchist Convergence, which brought about 175 participants to Ohio University.
Some attendees rejected the voting proposal. “Ultimately, those who are voting are either bad anarchists or not anarchists at all,” said Lawrence, a “Californian in his mid-40s” who declined to give his last name. “No one can represent my interests. We reject political professionals.”
Via Eugene Volokh, who apparently found the question intriguing. Personally, I just wonder how anarchists ever manage to organize a big meeting.