Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Typical problem. Mention "Anarchy" and everybody thinks "Nihilism".

There's a lot more to it.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Isn't Nihilism the belief in nothing versus Anarchy which simply believes in each for there own and gov meddling go away?

(my limited understanding, hence, why I'm going back to read that discussion)

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Not quite. It depends on the form of Nihilism. I was thinking of Political Nihilism. It rejects everything which cannot safely be deducted to be necessary. Depending on the individual in question this could be the State, the Family, religious societies, sport, open source, law enforcement and what not.

People have a tendency to take a look at late 19th century nihilists (like those in Zar Russia) and consider them to be Anarchists, and only them.

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sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

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sPAZbEAT Member since:
2009-07-17

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edit: (er, it did. now, no way to del this duplicate)

Edited 2010-12-15 17:03 UTC

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