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How can anarchy include communism?

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The way I see it is that the only true version of anarchy is a free society able to do what they want to with their property. If I want to smoke a plant, that is my freedom because my body is my property. If I work my ass off on a farm and earn money for my services, I deserve to be able to spend my money in whatever way I wish. If a lazy person who doesn't do well with his or her job earns 10 dollars, how come a hard worker who puts 110% into his job and does it well only gets 10 dollars? Communism in any form takes away economic freedom. So how could somebody call themselves an anarchist if they support communism? Communism takes away freedom and has to be enforced by some authority. Anarcho-capitalists would only enforce natural law. They would protect people from real crimes such as murder or theft. They wouldn't stop people from reaching their full potential by adding a ceiling at the top of the ladder so you have to quit climbing no matter how hard you try or how well you do. They wouldn't force people to only be able to earn a certain amount of money. They would let humans perform their actions voluntarily. So I don't see how anarcho-communism could be considered anarchy. I'd rather call it liberal communism. An ideology that supports personal freedom but not economic freedom. Am I missing something with the anarcho-communist philosophy? Please educate me.

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asked Sep 6, 2013 by Bradley Liberty (280 points)
edited Jul 15, 2014 by dot
LAWRENCE you are the bad example  of anarchist.you make us all look bad.Everyone has the right to speak their mind.Your post scream fascism.FIRST you threaten him SECOND you imply that him not being part of a majority is in any way bad we are a minority in society and we dont care) THIRD you give evidence you are fascist by saying you will vote down the question.Seriously we dont need guys like you.
DOT you apreciate openminds but not when they talk for a certain subject?Do i need to quote some famous anarchists talking about freedom of speach?Or maybe freedom in general..
Don't feed the troll.
"Natural law is basically a moral law that exists in nature when we are brought into this world either by a god or science."

Bradley Liberty: I just want to say that "private property" is a delusion that can only be maintained by force. Without the state, you really don't have any possessions. Any person can come and take those possessions from you anytime they feel like it. If you want the state to continue protecting people's possessions, then you are not an anarchist.

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Responses, in order:

Anarchism does not involve private property in any way.

You, as a person, are not your "property". You are a person.

Wage labor is an entirely undesirable form of living and I don't want it to exist in an anarchist society no matter how "fair" or "unfair" it could be.

The "freedom" to withhold basic resources and participation in society until somebody obliges to take part in wage labor is not a form of freedom I recognize.

Natural law doesn't exist.

Crime is a relative/meaningless term that can only exist as the opposite of law.

Anarchism is against all hierarchical structures and has absolutely no room for societies that involve figurative ladder-climbing (or, more accurately, pyramid-climbing).

It is incredibly doubtful that most anarchists (at the very least, anarchists on this site) include money as a foundational component in their analyses of modern society.

All anarchism is anti-capitalist, but not all anarchists are anarcho-communists. You should probably learn and recognize some of the distinctions in anarchist theory.
answered Sep 6, 2013 by Rice Boy (11,520 points)
An anarchist society would permit people to interact with others in any manner they wish. Anarcho-Communism could exist within a free society, so long as it was voluntary. The domination, power-over relationship between communist rulers and their subjects could not exist in an anarchist society. Any violation of the non-aggression principle is contrary to anarchism. If a group of people want to live communally and share everything they produce among themselves, they could do this without violating the non-aggression principle. As soon as they force others to live under their system, they have violated the premises of anarchism because they are violating the self-ownership of the individual. Property is a system that is used to answer the question, "Who should be able to control a resource when there is a dispute between two or more people over the control of the resource in a given time and place?" The property rights answer is that the person with the best claim should be able to control the resource in question. I do not know of a response to this question that is more consistent with anarchist philosophy.

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Okay, Economics: Now, we should all know that money its self isn't ours, it all belongs to the banks, the royal family and the vatican, not us, the proletariat, even the money in our bank accounts holds only the illusion that it belongs to us, no, no it doesn't... Money will always end up back at the top, it was simply a creation of evil, twisted, yet smart men who wanted to keep the rich rich and the poor poor. You spend money that you slaved away earning, monetary value is always rising and falling in which you have no say, one day you're £1 could be worth £2, the next it could be worth 30p. Anywhere, when you spend money it ends up in the hands of CEOs, who work with bankers on many levels in many areas, I won't go into too much detail there. Your money funds terrorism all over the world, it funds false flags, it funds everything bad, poverty, artificial scarcity. Money is created out of tax and debt. Money is the root of it all, the reason why the world's richest 3% own about 90% of all resources and cash, roughly 1/4 of the human population starve to death under the international bread line. They pretend to help, but they don't. Money has proven to be manipulated and thus obsolete... We can trade in other means other than money. Trade items, skills, ideas, knowledge, education, we do not need money. Have you done your research on Tesla? Yeah, he would be the reason why all wars would have stopped... War still exists, research why. Ever researched into water-powered cars? Urine generators? Earth Ships? We do NOT need money any more. And more and more people are beginning to realise this and leave society. Change is upon us. I suggest you get researching how we as a human race can live without the need for wage slave labour and creditless monetary "value". You may soon change your fallacious Capitalist ideology. Research all you can about Tesla. Research Water-Fuelled Cars. Research Urine Generators. Research Earth Ship Communities. Oh by the way, Communism, has never truly been practised. Have you even read the Communist manifesto? Compare the manifesto with Stalin, or Lenin. Are Lenin and Stalin not the very same assholes that Marx and Engels were telling us about? Wake up, these controlled opposition, who by the way belonged to the Fabian Society Freemason Guild, are not at all in the least bit Communist. They ARE the Bourgeoisie. That is why I am Communist, as well as Anarchist. As I know they were puppets, all of them are, and were, making Communism look bad, when in fact, they were just Bourgeois Capitalists PRETENDING to be Communists. And I wouldn't agree with Communism in its Statist form, there are more than one versions of Communism. Look at Kropotkin, for example. I've said my 2 pennies. Take it all in.