My mental conceptualization of Anarchy is inconsistent with reality. I envisioned it as absolute mayhem and chaos, thugs running wild sort of thing. I never stopped to consider that it has a darker side: A circumstance where one is free to act without consequence for their behavior. There are still thugs running wild, they just wear badges and get paid by taxpayers. But it doesn't stop with them, it starts with them. We've elected officials, corporate officers, captains of industry, and Portland's most successful, who do whatever they want, harm whoever they want, take whatever they want, all without sanction or consequence. I am starting to thing that the thugs and mayhem might be preferable.