Better than Democracy
When people think of Democracy, they think of electing leaders, but electing leaders is only one form of Democracy. It is a form called Representative Democracy. It has two very big problems.
One problem with Representative Democracy is that the process of electing leaders usually selects the one who is best at tricking us. Liars and cheats are very successful in this system. We must judge who is the best candidate, and we are tricked by the one who is best at tricking us.
The other problem is that electing leaders creates hatred on a massive scale. The process of tricking us, often leads to tactics such as name calling, witch hunts, and destroying buildings or something and blaming others for it.
Consider 9/11 for example. Now, many would say that Bush wasn't smart enough to think of this, but just as an example, notice how much popularity Bush got from 9/11. Notice how much power Bush got from 9/11. The strategy of destroying a buildings or other gross violent acts have been used very successfully as a political strategy in the past, to gain popularity or power.
There is a better form, which is called Direct Democracy. There are no leaders elected in Direct Democracy, but even that has its problems. We need to allow individual decision making as much as possible. The book Society of Conceivia
talks of this and much more.
Anarchism is not without rules or without police, as many people think. It is without rulers. In a situation where everyone is free to do whatever they want, they are also free to police.
The basic reason for anarchism is that it is theoretically impossible to elect good rulers. Anarchists believe that power corrupts because people who have money can pay off power. Power and money are synonyms in our society. Anarchy is the solution to this problem, simply because there are no rulers in Anarchism. But more important is that anarchists believe that people can and should rule themselves, and the very act of taking this away from them creates many vices and irresponsible people with no hope of ever living up to their potential.
It is a classless system, where all are considered equals. You are equally free to edit this website, for example. There are many examples of Anarchism emerging in our world today. Wikipedia is one example, if you haven't seen it, I suggest you take a look.