Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number-
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many – they are few.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Masque of Anarchy: Written on Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester
The definition of “anarchy”…
1. A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.
2. Absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
Mid 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- ‘without’ + arkhos ‘chief, ruler’.