Well yes, "reliant to a greater or lesser degree on forceful repression." The economical use of force is pretty essential to managing a state effectively. But obviously even Ethnostates can't function without repression, otherwise they wouldn't be states. Actually an interesting (by which I mean pedantic) point is that unlike most Anarchists I don't associate the 'theory' and 'praxis' destinction with the Young Hegelians, but with theological terms. And in theological terms, orthodox theory (orthodoxy) and practice (orthopraxis) are separate but mutually interrelated. It is entirely possible to have unorthodox beliefs but still take part in Orthopraxy. And, in this case, Orthopraxy can help guard and protect you, leading you back towards orthodoxy. This seems like a minor quibble, but it's an important one from my perspective, because thinking the causal effect moves strictly from theory to practice supports the whole mentality of violence and repression: The search is for the correct theory, and then to implement it on someone. If you get the desired effect, your theory was accurate. If you don't, your theory was incorrect, and you need to get another one. We've never lacked for theories to implement on each other, and are developing more of them at a faster and faster pace every day. But what if there wasn't a one way relationship between your beliefs and your actions, and the world? What if, instead of being an observer of the world, taking in data and putting out outputs, you're a part of the world, actually incarnate, and therefor what you do in the world is what matters most to what you are? This is a very strange and funny argument I see quite a bit, because it's basically an admission that WW2 was fought with no particular moral legitimacy. Sure, it posits that certain acts of violence should have particular moral legitimacy in themselves, but it basically couches itself in the whole logic of treaties and border violations, and the legal and repressive mechanisms used to conduct the war was a load of moral fabrication, since these same mechanisms declared the war over.