Re: "Starship Stormtroopers"

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 12:33:13 -0400

Theta 8008 wrote:

> 8008
> I said:
> >I fail to see why an anarchist should have any sense of community
> >responsibility.
> >He's assuming is anarcho-socialism is the only kind of anarchism, and that
> >anarcho-capitalism is just fascism without big government (a rather odd
> >oxymoron).
> >methinks he still hates his father...
> The mainstream Anarchy movement today, which I call "Anarchy(tm)",
> defines the term as "stateless socialism". It positions itself as the REAL
> Anarchy (revising history and glossing over some of the best ideas of early
> Anarchists) and proclaiming Anarcho-Capitalists to be the frauds. A pretty
> neat job of subversion and appropriation, but disgusting nonetheless.
> [By the way, their argument against Anarcho-Capitalism is that "bosses"
> and managers constitute a state.]

Just as much as socialist communties are states. An anarcho-socialist community relies on consensus of the whole or tyranny of the majority, while a heirarchical corporation is definitely fascist, but one's association with this corporation is not mandatory, and their assertion also denies the option of a corporation where all employees are (semi)equal partners. All of the above are voluntary associations, and an anarchist doesn't have to belong to any of them, be self employed and contract out to others. So whats their point?


Michael S. Lorrey
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