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Joining the Movement
Antistasis (αντι-στασις in Greek, meaning "in place of" - "conflict") is the highest goal and leading principle of Panterranism. It is the idea that in order to reach societal perfection, all conflict and friction must be eliminated. Panterranists believe that such a feat can only be achieved through ouekon and administrative absolutism. Critics of Panterranism claim that the need for freedom overrides the need for societal stability. However, the Panterranist answers that although humans generally desire freedom, they quickly forget the need for it when they are presented with the safety and stability. In other words, humans by their very nature put the need for happiness and stability before the need for freedom.