So you are considering doing a political conversion to anarchism. The internet is a wonderful place and I've found 5 articles to take you on a journey.
The journey begins by showing clearly and convincingly that our representative democracy isn't representing our interests and how only the 1% get their way. We will then move the next article which goes further to explain how the state is essentially the armed wing of the 1%, suggesting to me, and hopefully to the reader, that efforts to try to reform such an institution are likely to meet with bitter disappointment. After this we take a quick look at the welfare state, (the one bit you thought was nice) and see how it simply allows the super-rich to socialise the costs of their system whilst privatising the profits. Then we get all philosophical and wonder, what if a true democratic system would be the real solution? And we see that the answer to freedom lovers is no, even then we could end up in a situation where majority groups bully and oppress minorities. Finally without a second to spare you will be treated to a range ideas as to how things could be done instead.
. Learn the basics of how a stateless society could function :
a. Anarcho-Communism: http://www.infoshop.org/AnarchistFAQSectionI
b. Voluntaryism: http://www.notbeinggoverned.com/introduction-to-voluntaryism/and