Many arguments against anarchism are based on the platitude that people are selfish and that without a government to force them to behave ethically they'll inevitably exploit and victimize each other to no end.

Obviously the people who use this idea to justify said selfish people picking a group of them to be granted the arbitrary authority to define what actions are acceptable are most likely beyond reasoning with, but as with most arguments against anarchism, there's more than one problem with it, and I feel the premise of this argument doesn't get enough attention. Let me point out just a few of the outstanding examples of non-enforced human altruism that are big enough to be a major part of many of our lives.

If people do all these things as volunteers, just how stupid do you have to be to think that without the government society would devolve into chaos and violence everywhere?

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