The Philosopher Between the Capitalist and the Communist
Chapter 12 : The Marxists and Militarists
Not everyone of mind and health quickly left their homes to make new ones in Anarchia. The Athenian bureaucrats knew their skills would offer them no material benefits in the Anarchist City, because there was no state, and the Athenian Marxists were too devoted to authority guiding humanity through "necessary revolutions" to accept a city founded on the principle of Anarchy. Bureaucrat and Marxist were often the same person, but not always. The end result was that Athens, depleted of its Unionists and Socialists and Cooperativists, quickly became governed, almost overnight, by the Marxist bureaucrats.
Babylon also held back one of its famed occupations from the Anarchists: that of the professional soldier. If colonels, captains, sergeants, and lieutenants went to Anarchia to apply their skills to the cities defense, they would each be given the same rank of Ardent Citizen and Lover of Liberty. The uniform came with no golden tassels and their parades were just so clogged with "the common rabble." The rift in occupation and ideology was too much for the Militarists, and so they became the leading force of Babylon, having more influence than the Capitalists and the Priests. Soon, Hammurabi's entourage went from bankers, religious leaders, and military officers to only military officers.
The General offered his badges and his officer's cap to the bonfire of Anarchia -- the Marxist offered his party membership card to its flames. This was the moment the world had its first Anarchist-Militarist and Anarchist-Marxist. Pan was greeted with enthusiasm and genuine admiration at all of the Communist speaker clubs and union halls; Roz was saluted and welcomed with the devoted individualism he expected of Babylonian emigrants. The Anarchist City promised the world that it would take in any person who was seeking liberty. The appearance of Roz and Pan made the world believe in the promise.