Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Become an Anarcho-capitalist"

Chris Cooper explains.


Anarchy is freedom, including the freedom not to be a socialist
or live like one. It’s the freedom not to participate in communal
activities or to share communal goals. It’s the freedom to
strike private deals with other individuals for personal enrichment.
It’s freedom not only from the rule of the state but also
from that of the village, the commune or the production syndicate.

Old-school individualist anarchist Ken Knudson drew similar conclusions:

Now most anarchists when they attack capitalism strike it where it is strongest: in its advocacy of freedom. And how paradoxical that is. Here we have the anarchists, champions of freedom PAR EXCELLENCE, complaining about freedom! How ridiculous, it seems to me, to find anarchists attacking Mr. Heath for withdrawing government subsidies from museums and children's milk programmes. When anarchists start screaming for free museums, free milk, free subways, free medical care, free education, etc., etc., they only show their ignorance of what freedom really is.

1 comment:

anarcho-mercantilist said...

most anarchists when they attack

why does "most" anarchists attack? 51% of them attack? 51% of left-libertarians attack capitalism? 51% of libertarian socialists attack capitalism. It depends on your definitions of anarchism. Avoid generalizations and avoid using the term "most."