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Tell me how it can workI wonder how anarchy will work. how can people start a revolution?
What is the ideology called where your anarchist but have socdem beliefs on economy
What is the guarantee that when the state collapses, companies or local power centers will not replace it?What is the guarantee that when the state collapses, companies or local power centers will not replace it?
Democracy as an additional method/toolNow I wanna start of by saying that representative democracy is incompatible to anarchism this should be clear to all of us. However, one point I've recently had a break with is the claim that change is impossible within the system. I agree there needs to be pressure from the people through protests, but we have seen change and a lot of it too inside systems. Yes, no inherent change to the system itself and i don't think it's possible to abolish the system from within, but most anarchists seem to be in agreement that there should be no energy spent on trying any reforms. This complete refusal to work within the system is something I don't share any longer. I think there is a point to it as another method to support the anarchist cause, not as a singular method and definitely not as an ultimate tool to dismantle the hierarchies, but I think it can be an additional force. I know this opinion is not popular and will probably face a lot of backlash and i don't even really know what I'm looking for, but i just wanna get it out of my chest i guess.
How does anarchism handle invidualism?Cuz I have come to the resolution that individualism and libertarianism are actually some of the most destructive ideologies out there, in the long run.
Question for Anarchists.How can an anarchist society ensure the protection of individual rights and freedoms, while also preventing the emergence of oppressive structures and maintaining social order and stability, without the need for any form of centralized authority or enforcement mechanism?
What's the "you buy stuff therefore your a Hippocrate for being an anarchist" fallacy?Need this for a discussion.
How do housing co ops work?If I’m not mistaken everyone in the co op owns a share in it, but technically doesn’t own the property? They can sell their share in the market too, though I don’t know how that works. Could someone explain it to me more concretely?
Three Questions for AnarchistsDefining the State as a military organization that extracts economic value from a host population and exercises sovereignty over a geographical area: ​ 1) Would you join a Militia to end "The State"? 2) Would you support a system that allowed Personal & Private Property and free trade if it meant the end of "The State"? 3) Would you submit yourself to a voluntary legal system if it meant the end of "The State"?
can one be a leftist anarchist regarding oneself as an individualist? and are the terms equality and personal individualism mutually exclusive?Yeah well basically this. I'm having a discussion with a commie.
Blank vote or not vote at all?Dear fellow people, In the Netherlands this week there are provincial elections. I am quite new to anarchism, but I do know that I don't really want to vote because I don't agree with the current system. But due to the fact that not voting does have an effect on the statistics I was wondering if it is better to vote but vote a blank vote? I was wondering if people in this subreddit would have some ideas on this? Sincerely, A fellow human!
How does an anarchist economy work?I am new to the subject of anarchism and heard somewhere that anarchists encourage trading. That got me wondering if they have a free market system, or if they have a collective trading center somewhere that you went to? Again I am new to anarchy so I would like a simple but explaining response
Discussing the education system: How should schooling work?So, I've been thinking about the education system a lot recently, and I would appreciate an anarchist perspective (especially if you're BIPOC or lgbt cause the issues discussed here will directly affect y'all). ​ Right now, at least in the US (not sure about elsewhere) conservatives are banning books left and right for being "pornographic" (i.e. containing lgbt content), or "divisive". Hell recently Florida passed a law to make it illegal to make white kids "uncomfortable" in education (how you teach history without discomfort is beyond me). ​ Anyways, what I wanted to discuss here is: How would anarchist education work? ​ The most obvious answer is akin to school choice, but school choice has a long racist past relying on "segregation academies" and can very easily funnel kids into what amounts to indoctrination centers to right wing politics (granted, current schools are more or less indoctrination centers to make students good little workers who never rebel against the bosses or state they are meant to serve. I am not saying statist schooling is good, what i am saying is that school choice can very easily lead to segregation, racism, and mis-education. After all, a lot of parents are pulling their lily white kids out of public schools and sending them to private schools over "woke" issues). How do you prevent new "segregation" academies and hierarchical indoctrination from being created? ​ How can anarchist education systems work? Would love input, especially from BIPOC and lgbt folks
can you be an ancom and believe that state in desperate times needs to interfere and control media and press?so i had a discussion with one of my friends about whether it is in align with anarchism to believe intelligence services can manipulate public by interfering in press and media if it is for a good cause (sorry for my bad English)?
Would communism have to proceed Anarchism?I would be worried about Anarchism reducing the quality of our lives, and that even after the transition period of unrest was over that most people, if given the choice, would choose to live in the previous version of society. I think that the quicker the change, the more awful it could potentially be. Starvation, lack of access to healthcare and education, the tax maintained infrastructure crumbling. This would likely only happen if some sort of dystopian event forced the change. The more incremental and slow the changes are, the more successful it would be. But that presents a problem, because we would need to vote people into power who are anti-power to make this change happen, I can see no other way without an abrupt event. But we'd need to vote in a communist government for the next century or so to make this happen whilst still benefitting from high standards of living. We'd also be voting on their promise to dismantle the entire government eventually. It can only be done from the inside out, the way I see it. This is the way I envisage things would happening over the next hundred years of communist to anarchist 'rule'- What if we started by banning people from being landlords? They'd be forced to sell up any properties they are receiving rental income from, or standing empty like platinum piggy banks. The government would buy these homes that are currently being privately rented. They'd become social housing and the current tenants could remain living there for a reduced cost. Under this new law people could only own one home, and it would be made impossible to inherit private property, instead it is sold to the government. Any non-residential family members could continue to live there by paying the 'social housing' rent. After a few generations the government would own every property. The aim is to reduce all rent over time until it's free and given away. Of course, giving people the money they paid into mortgages of the properties they rent could cause inflation, even if they're given it over a prolonged period of time including as part of their pensions. I can't think of a way around that. We'd have to do a similar sort of thing with businesses and just general land that doesn't contain housing. Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this. I've probably overlooked many things as I'm new to anarchism.
What can my fellow American anarchist do when the government has such a well funded military? I mean we need popular support first but even with popular support it would be difficult to have any kind of revolution.
Anarchism and Law? Any directions on how to approach the subject? Insights that could be provided here?Recently I watched a video by ThoughtBat that intoduces Law and Anarchism as a topic It is called, "An Introduction to Law Through Anarchy" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtBjmqXTLg&ab\_channel=ThoughtBat](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohtBjmqXTLg&ab_channel=ThoughtBat) Thought it was a really interesting subject to look into a little bit... I'm way too ignorant of it atm to make heads or tails as to what position would be good to stand by so for the time being I'm leaning towards the polycentric legal model that ThoughtBat presents here in the video and discusses real-life examples of.
I am a student trying to learn, the various functions and fundamentals that take place in a hypothetical anarchist society. Or simply put, how it works in generalPls answer the following topics under an anarchist society: (ELABORATE as much as u can) Wage hikes: Territorial dispute: Climate Change: Unemployment: Inflation: I would greatly appreciate it, thank youu. Could use as much data as I can gather for my research. :)
How would anarchist society work?
Basic questionsWho would make the decisions on basic things like infrastructure? Surely a paramilitary group could easily take over if there is no military to protect the country \[as with CHAZ\]? How far would anarchism go, total anarchy or some form of loos government with few laws? **I don't understand anarchism very well, but I am very curious as to how you lot would see things play out.**
why?Why anarchism? What's your goal as an anarchist? If you do start a mass uprising and topple all forms of oppressive power, how would society be structured in your eyes?
Honest Admission of IgnoranceI’m here to ask for a few anarchists to answer a few reservations I have about the ideology. I’m a leftist but consider myself libertarian as opposed to anarchist. This is in part due to how I feel like anarchy would play out in practice. Humanities original state was anarchy. Our ancestors best survived in larger groups with cooperation. The larger the group you could get to cohabitate generally the better chance of survival your group had. Anecdotally anytime I’ve been in groups of shared resources from as small as roommates to as large as volunteer organizations some basic ground rules and common ground of what is and isn’t acceptable needed to be laid down. The larger the group the more generic the rules usually ended up being to be at the cost of nuance. As our ancestors groups grew; what was originally anarchy devolved into agreed upon tribal customs, and eventually grew into formal governments and states. I don’t really think these systems arose in a completely nonsensical fashion. I think these systems have obviously been co-opted as a system of oppression but I believe the fact that they arose naturally indicates they very well could again. I also think there would be opportunists, evil people who would try to horde resources and oppress others. Naturally anarchists would fight back but eventually they would need to reach some kind of consensus on what is and isn’t oppression and what justifies violent retaliation. These agreements on values between armed individuals seems to me, to be no different then a government, the only difference being how official it is. I guess what I’m saying is that I believe human agreements on rules and allowable behavior is inevitable and I see no functional difference from that and a government. To jump back to a point earlier I do think a group of roommates with house rules is a type of government.
what are some tips for a new anarchist?I live in a rural area on a lot of land and I want to do good, I also agree with land back and that this land isn't my own. I want to start gardening my own foods and such and raise chickens for better good. Is this a good start or am I being delusional thinking this can work in this age? I don't own a car either, I refuse to actually. Most things I buy are thrifted but if I have no choice I get things needed for living off Amazon like for my home etc. I try to bring awareness as well and already got someone else as an anarchist too just by bringing awareness to it. Am I on the good path so far?
Got a question about what anarchism actually impliesI'm more right wing type of a libertarian leaning to anarcho capitalism. So according to this subreddit: > Anarchism is a social movement that seeks liberation from oppressive systems of control including but not limited to the state, capitalism, racism, sexism, ableism, speciesism, and religion. Anarchists advocate a self-managed, classless, stateless society without borders, bosses, or rulers where everyone takes collective responsibility for the health and prosperity of themselves and the environment State yes, I mean the whole point of anarchism to me always seemed like the core idea to abolish the state. Libertarian want to minimize the State while anarchists want the State to be gone entirely. What's the problem with capitalism? Capitalism isn't state-based, it's simply one of the ways to arrange economics. Is this an ancom subreddit implying that you have to be a commie in order to be a true anarchist? Racism, sexism, ableism are social issues, while I can see they ultimately come fro authoritarians and various nonsensical superstitions, they aren't inheritly about anarchism? Like you can be a racist anarchist, anarchism doesn't protect people from being dumb? Finally religion. Is anarchism in your view somehow biased in favor of atheism? Because to me it doesn't make any sense, Christianity is based on the false authority of the church and atheism is based on appeals to authority to institutionalized science, and if you go as far as wanting to abolish our economy, it would make sense if you abolished institutionalism (because it is a very similar problem to corporatism, which I admit is the problem with capitalism within any system which relies on big govt). TLDR, why does anarchism sound like its about extreme socialism not simply a Stateless society? How in the bloody hell anarchism is pro-collectivism if collectivism is basically the excrement of the Statist system and anarchism is all about being an individual? Hella confused by this subreddit
Let's talk marxismSo, I have sorta complicated views on marx and marxism, and I would love some input from other libsocs. Basically, I think that there is some value in marx's work. Personally, I think his understanding of capitalist economics is probably the best we've seen. His theory of crisis, unequal exchange, alienation, etc are all pretty valid. And I particularly liked how his conclusions are more or less natural conclusions drawn from the work of the classical political economists. His economic analysis of capitalism, and his broader analysis of class conflict inherent to the economic system are valid. With that said, I do think that there are some flaws in marx's thinking. The most obvious to me is his take on the state and the "dictatorship of the proletariat". Capitalism can only be sustained by the state because it requires inherent coercion to work, and the only body with the ability to enact coercion on a large scale is the state. Simply shifting ownership of the MOP to the state, as opposed to workers directly, will inevitably result in a concentration of power in the hands of the bureaucratic class, the new capitalists of this state capitalism. It's not all that fundamentally different, it's just colored red. Abolition of the state will lead to the abolition of capitalism and more or less ensure it cannot return. Marxists are over-reliant on state power and state privilege and have too much faith in the incorruptibility of collective action. And on that front we ought to oppose marxists. But that's not to say that there's nothing useful or right there. Personally, I find marxist economics (i.e. its analysis of capitalism) to be the most valuable thing about it. Sure, their preferred solutions to that aren't great, but the analysis itself is pretty solid. Perfect? No. But solid. I also think that marx misunderstood or didn't properly engage with anarchist thought (namely proudhon, ask any mutualist about marx and you'll hear mixed things, poverty of philosophy definitely has flaws, i think c4ss has an article on it if i am not mistaken). I think there is some room to engage with libertarian marxists though, they're an interesting bunch. Thoughts? What do you think is valuable about marxism? Where are your disagreements with it?
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How does Anarchism deal with a situation like this?Imagine we live in anarchy. Everyone in the world is in an anarchist organization that decides what they need, how to produce it, and how to distribute the product. I decide that I want to leave and that I would rather farm my own plot for my family and I. Next year I make a surplus of wheat, so I bring it into town and barter it for something I need with another person. After a while, we realize this bartering system is less efficient than it could be, so gradually we begin to trade a universal commodity instead of bartering. A person decides to put up a stand where they sell their recipe of home baked bread. After they gain some popularity they begin buying some of my surplus, they get more popular and put up a proper store, and I decide that I like baking so I decide to go work for him. He hires more people, puts up stores in other towns, etc. Wouldn't we be back in capitalism?
Driving/road rules/violations in an anarchist society.Discuss.
What can we do?I've been seeing the right get progressively more insane, and I'm just wondering how long until a civil war breaks out? How long will it take until they take away and extinguish Trans rights? Women's rights? POC's rights? I'm tired of sitting and watching people suffer because of our government. I'm tired of watching people die from police brutality. I hate how normal this had become. I know that people are trying to push back all this hate, but the ignorance of the right cult just keeps growing. I'm just tired and I want to do something about it.
individualist anarchismI wanted to introduce a friend into individualist anarchism because they were really interested in a conversation we had a few days back, and i wanted to ask here if you know a good source of information on this topic? I'll be grateful for anything
Am I an anarcho-syndicalist?I sorta hate government, but love universities, sciences, libraries, mail, fighting climate change, technology, medicine, and so much more. I'm starting to believe that if things fell into a world without government, driving gangs of marauders would probably just town around in Dodge 2500 and shoot and loot for Christ. I basically am starting to think that small hamlets and village should just be free of regulation if they're leaving everyone and the world alone, but as groups organize into positions of power they met red tape. It seems like it would be rather helpful for systematic funding of initiatives that help the planet and the people, of those powers are piloted by the common people. I've always thought of anarcho-syndicalism as a transitional space before abolition of government, but it seems like I'm starting to see it as a world view. Are there writers that talk about this and might help me consider the facets a world like this?
What about religion?I am a positive atheist, anti-theist. I despise religion highly for its contemptful doctrines and ideals. I want to know why anarchists are anti-religious specifically. Is it because religion propagates statism which necessarily leads to statism and therefore oppression? I'd appreciate any answers.
What is libertarian marxism?
Looking to make friends in hawaiiI’ve lived in honolulu my whole life. I’m tired of this capitalism system. I live on a island that has been exploited the fuck out of. I get shitty job after shitty job. I will never support politicians or the state. I don’t do drugs, don’t have sex. I just want to find like minded people to talk to and hang out with. I’m done with everything.
How do you describe/ oppose libertarianism to anarchism?
If it’s everyone for themselves in a anarchistic society do people have to take care of their babies?
Cops being cops, in some places this has come out in the mainstream as being an epidemic because so many innocent dogs were being murdered by the hands of police.
"From Rice Eaters to Soy Boys Race, Gender, and Tropes of ‘Plant Food Masculinity" The White Supremacist, Misogynist, and Carnist origins of the soy boy talking point.
Im almost an anarchist there's just one thing I need to know before I decideSo I get that under anarchism there are no laws and it's decided by social harm but who gets to decide if someone committed social harm? What would replace the courts?
Why would an anarchist be against private property?
Community policing?I'm aware that community policing is a popular concept here, with the main issues with state policing being the fact that it's a tool for oppression and fear of the state, as well as fostering a violent and hateful atmosphere rather than being beneficial toward the community. How would community policing resolve brutality? How would investigations work? Doesnt community policing automatically establish an apex of physical power?
I don't think I understand anarchism, can someone please clarify some things?please feel free to correct anything I say wrong, I'm posting this because anarchism doesn't make sense to me also please don't mistake me for a politically and socially illiterate right winger my understanding of anarchism is that anarchists want to (often violently) tear down capitalism and replace it with just having no government. the idea I've seen people say about that is that if the government is torn down then people will naturally govern themselves, going on neighborhood watches black panther style, etc. what I get caught up on about that is how that idea isn't having no government, it's rebuilding a much more lax one and giving more power to citizens. if I'm correct, then what anarchists ACTUALLY want is a government reset, not an absence of government. and thats true than I think just refining the government would be way easier than building it from scratch I'm fairly sure I must be getting something wrong, does anyone mind clarifying?
5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols' death
The Playbook: How the authorities try to suppress unrest in response to police murders
Who will print money if there is no state?Title
What is the anarchist perspective on the anti-Nazi German laws?Prefers to their swastika ban but also their treatment of those that break the Constitution and then they essentially go to jail.
Problem with worker cooperatives and state socialism Workers in a worker coop counts as petty bourgeoisie, because they own the means of production. The problem is, isn't Soviet Union a giant worker cooperative? so that makes the whole union petty bourgeoisie. Im missing something but i don't understand what it is.
This is true?Im almost sure ive seen a fonunt saying karl marx was against anarchism,but im not sure,it seems fake because lots of anarchists are pro marx,
Cousin of BLM co-founder flees and gets tased by LAPD, later goes into cardiac arrest and dies
Cousin of BLM co-founder flees and gets tased by LAPD, later goes into cardiac arrest and dies
[TW] REST IN POWER @Anarqxista[que la tierra te sea leve](https://imgur.com/a/9JpyBIA) Your life was truly an inspiration that will always stay with me and so many others, truly saddening loss, your practice of anarchy and well as your tireless exhultation towards a beautiful liberty shall be timeless example to be wilder, and more dangerous! [her wrinting on the anarchist library..](https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/author/anarqxista-goldman)
Market anarchismDo you consider market anarchism anarchism?
Abolish the IRS.
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Where do I start?What is the communist manifesto for anarchism? I’ve considered myself a socialist but after looking into anarchism, I’m realizing it probably represents my values better. Where to start reading??
Can a Semi Market economy be compatible with Anarchism?Hello! I am a general Anarchist. I have been thinking about the economic future of a Anarchist society. ​ But the thing is, there are many kinds of economies used in Anarchism for allocation of resources. Gift economy, Library economy (Usufruct economy), Market economy, etc. But I don't see one of these economic systems to be efficient and helping the people. A gift economy tends to produce stuff and uses communal stores. Meaning no markets. It leads to products produced will go to the stores waiting for a person to pick it up and use it. But products like tech, vehicles, and also many more industrial things will be stuck a while in a time. A time where phones are used as today. But it won't move forward. There's no need for innovation of these things, because you aren't selling it for money. ​ A market economy do create innovation, because in order to sell, you have to. You make a car with new technology and features with good use because that sells. And people buying a car will see it and buy it. But A market economy has a flaw in it. It needs money and needs customers. A store that sells necessities for a good life like water, food, heat, a bed, and other things. Housing can be communal or usufruct, but a empty house is less necessary than a kitchen, a bed, water, and food in a warm dessert. If we have stores with these things, What if someone needs it? There's mutual aid, but you need these to be commodities in order to sell and get money. ​ Wouldn't the economy be better off if the necessaries are provided as a gift economy? Your furniture, food, water, and other things should be provided for free. But other things that are useful, but not that necessary like your car, your computer, and your tv should be sold on a market with people innovating and moving forward this technology in order to sell. And as we buy these things, we can go to our communal store and get some water. You have the things in life that you need. You have a home and everything. But you save up money in order to buy things that can help you for example shop, code, and produce things like music. ​ Would this be compatible with Anarchism, and would it also, work?
people think I'm fucking crazy for supporting leftist/anarchist thoughtmy partner thinks I'm absolutely insane for even exposing myself to anarchist thought. I started reading about marxism etc three years ago, and then moved into anarchist thought. I don't think I am an anarchist, more of a libertarian socialist but that is besides the point. ​ Anytime I mention any type of anarchist or socialist politics or thought to my partner, I am immediately shut down with a 'it would never work, you're insane' type of rhetoric. She is more of a mild demsoc if anything, so not centrist and not right - so I just wouldn't expect this closemindedness from her. The problem is, how can she make that judgement without never having read anything? All the politics she reads comes from the highly flawed news channels in the UK (where we are from) - how can she make that call? I don't feel like she thinks that my opinion is valid when she says that. At least if she tried to understand where I was coming from and rejected the belief after, then I would understand that, and I would feel valued that she took the time to actually look at what the words mean and come to her own conclusion. But she has done none of those things. As soon as the word communism or anarchism is mentioned, it's like she shuts down. I feel like she thinks that I'm insane - in fact, her flatmates think i'm some sort of tankie as well. It makes me feel like i'm constantly being taken the piss out of. Whenever I talk about politics I get eyerolls. I value discussion. I don't like being shut down or put in my place like this. I know she's not read any political theory or participated in any political movements apart from the odd tame rally. Whenever I go to the anarchist community meetings that happen in my city once a month, she thinks i'm hanging out with political degenerates. Recently I've found myself having to lie whenever I go, so I don't get questioned. ​ I like reading about politics, and I don't really limit myself to just socialist and anarchist thought when I am reading. I'm probably in an echo chamber on social media because centrists and right wingers on the internet are hardly talking about economic theory if ever. Politics is important to me and I like talking about it. I don't think we should stop talking about politics. But sometimes, I just get so fed up - it's like why deplete my oxygen to someone who will never understand? ​ It's not like she's THAT politically different from me either - she is on the left. I don't know why she doesn't try to understand.
Time to wake up! Canada is a murderous totalitarian police state operating a state-sanctioned eugenics program under the convenient cover of euthanasia
How state without jail?How could a state function without any jail or law enforcement, how would murderers and rapists be punished?