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    Anarcho-Pacifism, referred to by the abbreviation AnPac, is an economically usually left, culturally left, and anarchist ideology that advocates for the use of non-violent action to facilitate the abolition of the state.

    AnPac believes that the use of violent force stands contrary to the anti-hierarchical principle of Awaj.png Anarchism, as a group using force to topple a hierarchy has not eliminated it, but established itself at the head of it. Instead, AnPac favors general strikes and other forms of nonviolent revolution such as hacktivism. Despite popular belief, AnPac generally does not favor electoralism and will be mildly unhappy if another character says he does.

    AnPac thought is predominantly based in the writings of Envi.png Henry David Thoreau, Anarchristian.png Leo Tolstoy, and Ghandi.png Mahatma Gandhi, and serves as a core tenet in most variants of Anrel.png Religious Anarchism[1]. However, Anarcho-Pacifism need not be religious. Religion may be a grounds for seeking peaceful revolution as opposed to violent revolution, but secular anarchists can support nonviolent revolution. Despite significant anarcho-pacifist thinkers citing Thoreau as an influence, Thoreau himself did not subscribe to pacifism[2].

    Despite AnPac's peaceful nature, some of its praxis can be described as somewhat radical. AnPac has been known to disrupt arms fairs and hold large 'Anti-War' protests.

    Although the people attending these events are not ideologically Anarchist or even identify as such, the praxis of these demonstrations can be described as 'Anti-Statist' and anarchist in nature.

    Despite having no defined economic position, the Anarcho-Pacifist and broader peace movements can be associated strongly with Socialist, Environmentalist and LGBT movements. However, there are economically right-wing anarcho-pacifists such as Adam Kokesh.

    Personality and Behavior

    Anarcho-Pacifism appears in comics as a timid, conflict-averse individual who is often seen haplessly trying to defuse conflicts between its ideological relatives. Other common depictions feature it as an everyman or neutral character with a professional demeanor, in a similar manner to Apolit.png Apoliticism and Moder.png Moderatism.

    Comic appearances

    A female Anarcho-Pacifism is one of two main characters in Reddit user hydratedbirb's AnPac x AnCap comic series, which explores the budding romantic relationship between the two seemingly-incompatible anarchist ideologies. Unfortunately, this series aged pretty badly. Hydratedbirb's reddit account has also been deleted.

    There was a running reddit gag that made anarcho-pacifism more aligned with Ancapf.pngAnarcho-Capitalism than the other anarchist balls, this is usually not the case as generally, (1) anarcho-pacifism is a revolutionary ideology and (2) anarcho-pacifism doesn't agree with anarcho-capitalism's hierarchical social structure even if the NAP may sound pacifist.

    How To Draw

    Flag of Anarcho-Pacifism
    1. Draw a ball with eyes,
    2. Draw a black diagonal line from the lower left to the upper right of the ball,
    3. Color the upper half of the ball white and the lower half black.
    Color Name HEX RGB
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
    Black #141414 20, 20, 20


    Relationships

    Best friends

    Friends (most of the times)

    • Apolit.png Apoliticism - Always nice to me and invites me to cookouts, but doesn't want to upset the status quo. Says I'm "better than the other anarchists".
    • Libertarian.png Libertarianism - Is also anti-war and anti-authoritarian, but doesn't realize that capitalism is coercive, likes owning, and selling weapons. Nor does he fully reject the state, either. Shame.
    • Isolationist.png Isolationism - You are against wars and imperialism, which is awesome! However, why won't you see that refusing to accept other cultures is inherently oppressive?!
    • Farm.png Agrarianism - Anprim.png Anprim can get a little violent on occasion and you're close with him. An agrarian system could potentially lead to less large-scale violence, as commodities would more likely be produced and controlled locally, however he might have a hard time with violence inside the community.
    • Ancapf.png Anarcho-Capitalism - Your NAP is a good premise, but capitalism leaves the door open for a lot of indirect violence not covered by the NAP, if a company town forms and one day an employee upsets their boss, starving them would not be directly aggressive, but I'd argue it's still violent.
    • Ancom.png Anarcho-Communism - I hate the cops as much as you do but coordinated tax evasion is a much better strategy than beating them over the head, which is to say, I'm not often a fan of your means, but your goal seems nice enough.

    Dubious, to say the least

    • Necon.png Neoconservatism - So your plan is to enforce the will of the state upon other nations through strong military force, so that they then bolster your forces when you're trying to enforce the will of the state upon other nations?
    • Trot.png Trotskyism - Same as above, but socialist.
    • Posadist.png Posadism - So your plan is to inflict one of the worst possible genocides that falls short of instant human extinction for everlasting peace? You make the last guy sound halfway sane...
    • Insarch.png Insurrectionary Anarchism - At least when the state does violence it has an end-goal in mind! You're just violent for the hell of it!
    • Darwinist.png Social Darwinism - Humans, on their own, are glass, only through cooperation and civilization are we a strong species.
    • Hind.png Hindu Theocracy - Why did you murder Ghandi.png him?
    • Reactsoc.png Reactionary Socialism - I still don't get how socialism is compatible with feudalism...
    • Strato.png Stratocracy - Bad doggy!

    I (usually) don't have enemies, but not good

    Enemies, but I don't hate them (although you guys are big meanies that might deserve violence... oh, but PWEESE no hurt me!😢)

    Further Information

    Wikipedia

    Movements

    People

    Communities

    References

    1. Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre. (March 2010). "A Christian Anarchist Critique of Violence: From Turning the Other Cheek to a Rejection of the State". Political Studies Association. Archived on 2011-08-12.
    2. Meyer, Michael. (1980). "Thoreau's Rescue of John Brown from History" Studies in the American Renaissance, pp. 301–316

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