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Why are anarchists anti-capitalist?

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Why do anarchists reject capitalism? And how do anarchists fight it?
asked Feb 19, 2013 by anonymous
As no doubt hierarchy will come into play with this question, this should have some relevance as well


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that addresses the connection between capitalism and coercive, hierarchical relations and violence.
as for how anarchists fight it... that's a huge question, obviously.
some people attempt to fight it by organizing (or educating) people - who theoretically have the power, in large enough numbers, to operate in some way that is not capitalist, or to end capitalism.
other people leave social arenas where capitalism (qua buying and selling) is more obvious - but constraining capitalism to money interactions is an incredible simplification.
other people emphasize the importance of relationships, and doing things with and for their friends - again, without money. again, money is to capitalism as the police force is to the state: merely the obvious scapegoat.
other people attempt to destroy the things around them that are what capitalism rests on (property, certain social relations, etc).
some people do all of the above, maybe.
answered Feb 23, 2013 by dot (49,950 points)