reply to post by Echtelion
But that's anarcho-capitalism, not "anarchy"!
Anarcho-capitalism is a joke that mostly developed on the Internet and never really made achievements in reality, unless you consider organized crime
and black markets and pirates as "agorism". This is a very controversial ideology, mostly due to its own implicit contradictions.
Capitalism derives its interest from creation of added value (overvalue), which requires, firsthand, to have established forms of private property, on
a large scale. A bunch of people produce water filters? Under State law those water filters get owned by business owner (or shareholder), who'll get
his profits from selling them, so Alex Jones will get his cut (lol). But this is a deprivation of labor, inherently, because the workers are being
instantly cut off from the very water filters they produce.
Private property is inherently abstract and authoritarian (not anarchistic by any mean). It exists only because it is validated, legitimized and
especially enforced through a dominant legal-political system. It is an absolute political "fiat" value, just as absolute as the Law of any State, but
set up and maintained by relativistic forces like the Courts, city councils, Intellectual Property bodies, the Police and the prison system. Just as
Faith in the Christian world, is made of the work of the priest class and its many benevolent associates and minions.
Value and property is a set of beliefs, enforced through political relations that usually involve coercion, despotism, but also "friendlier" ways like
co-option, integration and retribution. In our society both work along together towards REIFICATION of the authoritarian capitalist value, as well as
the value of goods it produces.
...or you may as well go have a walk in a forest or a field and try to find physical, natural evidence of any private property. There isn't. That's
why anarcho-communism was always more realistic (though not much realized on a large scale), because it fuses the acknowledgement of the authoritarian
nature of property along with the authoritarian nature of the State, and seeks to build a society without these fundamental despotisms. Because there
cannot be, THEORETICALLY, stealing, rape or killing when there is no ownership of land, goods or living bodies, there is no need for invading a
foreign country when there are NO BORDERS, and that land belongs to everybody and nobody at the same time. You don't need a military to defend your
place or your siblings where everybody openly carries a mean to defend themselves, may it be a bow or a gun.
Anarchy seeks to put politics ENTIRELY back into people's hands, with no compromises or other conditions.
So anarcho-capitalists do not seek to break the fiction of property (private or public), but rather to deal with it through their own self-determined
terms. To have relative freedoms accordingly with the property laws dominant in a society. To at best negociate with them from an outside perspective,
without negating them. Liberty, accordingly with the principle of property.
It is just what liberalism
always used to be!
edit on 13/2/14 by Echtelion because: (no