No matter what, there will always be some type of organization (government) in human society. Someone is always telling someone else what to do or giving people are giving other people a niche to help their community. Unless we say "F**k it, every man for themselves!" there will always be a type of government running societies and communities.
Rezamee: Unless you are fans of Anarchy, then you must have a governing body. Anarchy is the type of "government" where there is no government at all. Every person is left to fight for themselves. People must continue to live through farming on their own land, find water, and build a home on their own. No one tells you what to do and there is no voting.
This type of government usually ends up in people fighting over food, water, land and other things. There is no police to keep the peace. The US has been infected with a powerful ideology that emphasizes individuality. This, in turn, spawns a faux anarchism which is the even faker ‘cowboy’ image. This creates problems when we consider collective actions that protect the economic and social systems. The uproar caused here when Democrats supported government initiatives in healthcare as well as control of infectious diseases illustrates very clearly how ideological positions can be very destructive.This is very literal: people think, if they have total freedom, they don’t have to cooperate with group actions set up to protect mass populations. The heroic individual who stands in defiance of the mob is a very powerful image in our media and our religious belief systems. Of course, there is always mob actions going on at all levels. For example, people who are scared of government initiatives all the time are not scared of mob lynchings and mob hysteria whipped up by anonymous people using fake names or trusting con men who are in prison, etc.It is a mob mentality when the group thinks someone else will take responsibility for the wrongdoing...Or better know as "shared responsibility". Like you Rezamee, The lack of social cohesion is very obvious here: Americans don’t view themselves as part of a society. You all are ‘interest groups’ all looking after your own affairs and tough luck for anyone outside of your own little kingdoms. This is why the news that many millions of Americans have no insurance moves few of the lucky people with insurance, to any pity, just for one glaring example.
As a Libertarian, I am for small government. Without government, all hell would break loose and we'd be living in anarchy . We need government to keep everything and everyone orderly. Although too much government involvement infringes on rights such as privacy, personal liberty, trade, etc.
Automated anarcho-socialism is the only form of mass socialism that is sustainable but it won't be available for at least 150 years. Until then we should reduce bureaucracy size and heavily fund science and research.