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Comment: Causation fallacy.

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Causation fallacy.

Here's the deal. States create chaos. Chaos becomes so out of control that the state rulers can no longer maintain control. Anarchy ensues. People then say that because they see anarchy and chaos together every time a state has failed, that therfore anarchy must cause chaos.

Never mind that stability always returns before a new state does when people get tired of fighting. Never mind that people declaring themselves and their friends the rulers of a territory doesn't ever stop others from fighting. Never mind that the very things a state does (theft and coercion) are the most surefire ways around to evoke a violent response from people. Nope, it's not the state, it's anarchy, because Somalia is in anarchy, Somalia has chaos, and correlation and causation are exactly the same thing.