In this preview of a film based on Mark Corske’s book Engines of Domination, we are offered an anarchist's perspective on what is wrong in today's world. Although I take issue with some of the statements in the article which make inconsistent use of concepts and arguments, I believe that this anarchist view has much to offer.
”Engines of Domination" offers a theory of political power as a tool for making tools of human beings — an engine that converts human energy into authority and privilege for the rulers. Invented in the Bronze Age, brilliantly refined for six thousand years, today the engine has caused a human emergency that threatens to destroy our world. This documentary makes a powerful argument that there is only one way to save the future. Armed central authority must be abolished, giving way to a world of peaceful voluntary communities — in other words, an argument for anarchism.
The economic arrangement imposed on the masses of workers is a miserable failure for the simple reason that it destroys people.
Both capitalism and the state, in any form, are incompatible with the individual freedom of the working class and peasantry....