Here’s a comment I made recently in a discussion where I was calling out some anarchists for their lack of boldness when it comes to embracing the implications of their ideas. Thoughts?
“I’ve long believed that when Anarchistan finally arrives it will probably have a lot of internal goings on that might well motivate many anarchists and libertarians to have second thoughts about it all, lol. I think Anarchistan would probably look like the Icelandic Commonwealth on the right end, Barcelona 1936 on the left end, and the Greek cities in the middle. And in addition to the massive shopping malls and private communities envisioned by right-libertarians and hippie communes and anarcho-syndicalist unions envisioned by left-libertarians, there might also indeed be whitopias, blacktopias,browntopias, etc. There might be enclaves of animal rights fanatics who ban any use of animals even for food and there might be others than allow bestiality brothels. Some enclaves run by religious fundamentalists may ban miniskirts so that no child ever runs the risk of accidentally observing a bare snatch and others may legalize pedophilia. I could envision entertainment companies hiring two thugs to fight to the death on pay-per-view with the winner receiving 20 million dollars. There will probably be plenty of folks driving without licenses or insurance, street corner vendors openly selling crack or heroin, people selling all sorts of quack medical products, and urban centers in Anarchistan may well become centers of sex trafficking and things like that. There might be Koresh-like cults popping up all over the place. Some neighborhoods and towns might become the defacto self-governing enclaves of the Crips, Bloods, or MS-13s. I’m willing to accept all of this in order to be rid of the state and I can’t say I really give a damn if any of these things take place, but I know quite a few anarchists and libertarians who would likely be horrified by much of this.”