Prisons in the U.S. are not going to be abolished until the U.S. Government is crushed. [E]nd of story. Prison is government. No government in the world is going to allow anyone to deconstruct it’s prisons, come what may. Therefore, to actually abolish prisons, the government must be destroyed, overthrown. While agitating against prisons can serve its purpose, we are practical people, and social activism alone is not going to solve the problem of prisons. Gender Anarky’s philosophy is not the deconstruction of prisons, but the destruction of the government. The U.S. Government must be overthrown. And not many among activists *really* want that and the post-apocalyptic civil war madness that would follow, total social breakdown, the scramble for weapons and food and water and energy resources, “Mad Max” times, never mind kicking it off.