North San Juan, CA –A rather heated argument broke out over the weekend between an area Anarcho-Capitalist and an Anarcho-Communist about which form of Anarchism is superior to the other. The Facebook disagreement ended with threats to block each other. Area anarcho-capitalist David ‘X’ describes his encounter with “ana-comm” proponent Pete Kropotkin.
“This guy lives in lala-land,” said David X speaking with Gish Gallop from his off the grid home on Tyler Foote Road. “It’s basic economics. And that’s something that Pete doesn’t seem to get. You have to have private ownership of goods and property or the whole thing falls apart. That’s what’s so great about Bit coin. Bit coin is a decentralized [editors note: we removed the rest of David X’s 45 minute dissertation on Bit coin.]”
Both Anarcho-Capitalism and Anarcho-Communism fall under the umbrella of Anarchism, which some say underpin modern Libertarianism. Where Anarcho-Communism differs from its capitalist sibling, is that it advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wage labor, and private property and in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy, and a horizontal network of voluntary associations and workers’ councils with production.
Anarcho-capitalism stresses the importance of an individual and voluntary nature of society. They are sometimes called “individualist anarchists” and the somewhat derogatory ”market fundamentalists.” And they really love crypto-currencies such as bit coin. A lot. And many have unresolved ‘mommy’ issues, or ‘daddy’ issues as the case may be.
“David just doesn’t understand how as humans we evolved to live in centralized communities,” said Mr. Kropotkin responding to questions from Gish Gallop. “We both agree that the State and other centralized controls limit our liberties and are ostensibly anti-human, but the ana-caps are just plain selfish; they know of know of the good of collectively owning the means of labor and productions. You could say that many of the Native American societies where ana-comms. In fact, just before they were wiped off the planet by imperialist invaders in the 19th Century[editors note: we removed the rest of Mr. Kropotkin 27 minute dissertation on self-determining cultures and why they can’t compete with modern aggressors.]”
As of this writing, neither man has conceded their positions. However Gish Gallop expects to receives hundreds of letters requesting corrections on the respective ideologies.