If we talk about chaos (and law), there is a word we should not forget:Freedom.
People that do anything to not fit into any rules, are extremely chaotic, and (as some may object) a little stupid or weird. But there are many others, more or less chaotic, who would strongly reject such behaviour. Chaotics CAN have rules, and, by chance, may follow the same rules all the common people follow too. How to recognize these? It happens from time to time that even laws change, as do everyday rules. Chaotics may have a hard time, or be strongly unwilling, to adapt to them. They will protest against the change, and if possible, undo it.
Funny thing that chaotics should protest against change, possibly side by side with lawfuls...
But chaotics are not necessarily ignorant of laws, and will protest if it goes against their freedom. Once the laws are valid, lawfuls will stop their protests and conform to the norm.
Say that in a certain country, new laws are prepared: against spreading guns and hopefully crimes. Immediately scores of people protest, for it is their right and personal freedom to own a gun. This is not a Good-Evil question, but a Law-Chaos question. Should the laws be actually signed, the truly chaotic will be shown: they keep the gun, even if they should
not. (Not to mention those of Evil intent, whether lawful or chaotic.) To be chaotic means to follow your own principles, not desiring any rules forced upon thee: it is your freedom. Whether or not you care if people might get harmed with your life-style is that Good-Evil question again.
It also appears to me that freedom fighters are bound to go against their countries laws.
The antithesis of freedom might be slavery. I remember from a certain alignment-test a clearly lawful statement: Slavery may be an acceptable solution to certain economical problems. Not sure about the history, but I think that countries using slaves tend to be strongly structured. Cannot prove this hypothesis, but I think slave revolts are less likely to happen when slaves know they will probably not be mistreated, and they will be treated everywhere the same, so running away is not much an option. I think such countries MUST be strongly structured to contain the chaos in everyone, the urge for freedom. Another test of alignement: lawfuls may get used to living as a slave, chaotics probably never.
OK, it seems Law is the bad guy again. Is freedom really that nice? Mix Evil into those freedom fighters, you get people fighting without any interest for others (terrorists). That's what you get if you take the need for freedom (or anything) too far.
Before I end this bloated post, there was a reason I seemed to refuse certain views on chaos. The: He likes to gamble, and wears two different socks, he must be chaotic!
approach. It is fully OK, but I tried to do a similar trick as for Evil (harming OTHERS).
Again, it is not about Law or Chaos if you are alone, there must be someone else too. The way you can live with others, and how much you adapt to others, is it.
It would be nicely organised this way! Hmmm... Seems my chaotic mind is structured too
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