Itís not a form of statism. Anarchists donít want to impose their value-system on anyone else. Itís not terrorism - the cop who wears the gun to scare you into obeying him - is the terrorist. Governments threaten to punish any man or woman who defies state power, and therefore the state really amounts to an institution of terror. Anarchism never relies on fear to accomplish anything because a person who is afraid is not free. Hereís what Anarchists believe:
All governments survive on theft and extortion, called taxation. All governments force their decrees on the people and command obedience under threat of punishment. The principal outrages of history have been committed by governments, while every advancement of thought, every betterment in the human condition, has come about through the practices of voluntary cooperation and individual initiative. The principle of government, which is force, is opposed to the free exercise of our ability to think, act and cooperate. Whenever government is established, it causes more harm than it forestalls. Under the guise of protecting populaces from crime and violence, governments not only do not eradicate random, individual crime, but they institutionalize such varieties as censorship and war. All governments enlarge upon and extend their powers; under government, the rights of the individual constantly diminish.
Anarchism is in favour of a free society organized along lines of cooperation and mutual aid. If you would like to know more about this forward-looking philosophy, read some of the books written by Anarchists, or contact one of the Anarchist organizations or periodicals.