“The message has to be, we do not recognize the city government either,” Kuhn says. “If you try to close us down we will look for your house, we will burn it. We will physically fight the police if they try to steal one of our places. We will go to war and you will lose.”
Silly anarchist, the message can be whatever you want, but the facts won’t change. What is it with the left and thinking that messaging can dictate reality? And aren’t anarchists supposedly opposed to property ownership? “…Steal one of our places.” First, not yours. Second. You smell that? That is the smell of ideological inconsistency.
“…To war…” You and what army? The battle between civilization and its opposite has a long history and a long future, but in general, for the last few thousand years, civilization has won when it bothered to fight. It is the nature of human organization to protect its existence, until the humans in it either feel it is too ill to endure, or the spirit of the humans in it looses its vigor.
As long as the government is willing to protect order the scale of force available is magnitudes apart, as most people are conservative in the sense they want society to exist tomorrow. Rather than worrying that these people have any power, the real worry is that they seek power, and would employ violence to get it.
But then, that also isn’t really a worry. Such forces are easy to overcome. The only real worry is that those we’ve entrusted with protecting civilization might refuse to do so. In various cities with leftist governments, such groups have been allowed to fester, commiting violence and property damage without much response. Civilization when it defends itself is nearly all powerful. But the trick is, it must defend itself, or it will die.