How To Campaign As An Anarchist

From Less Antman regarding his 1982 campaign:

One reason I wasn't criticized heavily for running as an anarchist is because my race was for State Senate, so defense didn't come up (although we did issue [Jeff Hummel's] paper on The Case for Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament as part of that campaign)... And to be honest, I didn't really openly call myself an anarchist: I only took consistently anarchist positions that made it obvious: when that LA Times reporter (Barbara something) caught on and asked if I was an anarchist, I used the (stolen) response that I would have been supporting the incumbent if I'd been in favor of chaos.

On a side note, I remember wishing I'd been running for State Assembly rather than State Senate, so I could duplicate that wonderful slogan Walter used in his campaign: BLOCK FOR DISASSEMBLY. So it sounds like he managed to get away with anarchism in his campaign as well, though I don't know the details.

...Joe Fuhrig and I were the only ones who tried it in 1982, and all the other anarchists felt pressured to conform, while minarchists freely talked of the "essential" government role in protecting rights. That's why you [Jeff Hummel] convinced me back then that the Dallas Accord was flawed.

Dear Michael,

Thank you for posting this! Loved it! Obviously, "running as as
anarchist" is a contradiction in terms. But, hey, whatever it takes?

Marcy

From Less Antman regarding his 1982 campaign:

One reason I wasn't criticized heavily for running as an anarchist

is because my race was for State Senate, so defense didn't come up
(although we did issue [Jeff Hummel's] paper on The Case for
Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament as part of that campaign)... And to be
honest, I didn't really openly call myself an anarchist: I only took
consistently anarchist positions that made it obvious: when that LA
Times reporter (Barbara something) caught on and asked if I was an
anarchist, I used the (stolen) response that I would have been
supporting the incumbent if I'd been in favor of chaos.

On a side note, I remember wishing I'd been running for State

Assembly rather than State Senate, so I could duplicate that wonderful
slogan Walter used in his campaign: BLOCK FOR DISASSEMBLY. So it
sounds like he managed to get away with anarchism in his campaign as
well, though I don't know the details.

...Joe Fuhrig and I were the only ones who tried it in 1982, and all

the other anarchists felt pressured to conform, while minarchists
freely talked of the "essential" government role in protecting rights.
That's why you [Jeff Hummel] convinced me back then that the Dallas
Accord was flawed.