On anarchist fora, it’s common to witness infighting between anarcho-communists and anarcho-capitalists. The former (ancoms) maintain that their version of anarchism is the only “real” anarchism, because ancapism (anarchocapitalism) allows hierarchies due to private ownership of goods, the means of production (MOP), and thus permitting employer/employee relationships.
Anarchy comes from the Greek “an archos” meaning “without ruler” and is refined by ancaps as “without coercive ruler”, because under ancapism it is very much possible to switch jobs, or live on the streets. In a free society, expect more consideration with the needy, through both charity and fraternity.
It is quite difficult to escape the (totalitarian) state. In communist open-air prisons (states) it was even nearly impossible, thanks to armed border guards killing people trying to get out.
It’s when things take a historical turn, that it gets truly hilarious. With communists getting upset and claiming that Soviet communism wasn’t “real” communism, but merely an intermediary form, to be abandoned when the global revolution was complete, and the entire world was communist.
Such self-delusion. As if the bloody emperors would be willing to relinquish that delightful power once they had won dominion over the entire world.
Capitalism has had its very unpleasant moments, but in “true” capitalism, life would be better than it is now.
Because the state gets in the way, by continually propping up rightfully failing businesses, passing legislation that benefits lobbying businesses and harms the people, that didn’t unite and hire lobbyists themselves. They already pay for lobbyists, ones tgat call themselves “representatives” and get swayed by lobbyists for the other team. In real capitalism (free market economy), the people have actual, direct say in their economic future.
The kind of capitalism we have nowadays, is better called corporatism. Because corporations hire lobbyists to influence legislators (see above) the people have no influence at all. They already have zero influence on legislators as it is and then the scant hope that some legislators might sometimes work on the people’s behalf gets squashed by lobbyists.
One of the things that the people don’t have any influence on, is the socalism of the legislators, the entire parliament is left wing, aka socialist, including the so-called “right-wing” parties. (That’s why there is no real capitalism here, in any sense) an unassailable problem with voting is, the people can only vote for politicians.
Just imagine a parliamentarian trying to break trough with deviant views on policy. He’ll first have to rise through the ranks to win a place on the ballot, then hope the party as a whole wins enough votes so that he can lift along into the parliament. Once there, he can’t differentiate himself with a deviant voting record, because the votes of individual MPs aren’t tracked, only percentages of the so-called “chamber-fractions” of every party. So when he goes against the official line too often, he gets kicked out of parliament in favor of a more obedient sort.
While true that voters can tick the boxes of specific persons on the ballot, voters can’t find a reason to vote for any specific person, because their voting record is not available. And MPs are unikely to boast that they voted agaibst a particular law, because that may lead to them being wiped off the ballot.
And that is why state capitalism is undesirable (yet more preferable than state communism, the only form communism can ever take), and so ancapism is the way to go.
Because apparently, even in political elections, there is no free market.