These are the currents that will need to emerge within the context of North American anarchism if the movement is to eventually become politically competitive.
- A general consensus will need to develop in favor an an ecumenical approach that recognizes the legitimacy of the many different forms of anarchism even while individuals and groups retain their own specific orientations.
- The movement will need to be open to a variety of economic tendencies, and cease the endless bickering between an-caps and an-coms, perhaps combined with the recognition of the need for institutional or territorial separation of those with irreconcilable differences.
- The anarchist movement will need to get past the “rightist phobia” that exists in many corners, and recognize the legitimacy of the variations of anarchism with rightist leanings or influences.
- The future anarchist movement will not necessarily shy away from a radical leftist critique of the current order, much of which is quite valid, but will be much less consumed with dubious concepts such as microaggressions and “no platforming.” This would have the effect of marginalizing the more unsavory sectors of the anarchist movement, such as the antifa and the more extreme “social justice warriors,” who will likely be absorbed the liberal wing of the system in the process.
- The anarchist movement will subsequently become focused on addressing a much wider variety of issues, not just those of interest to run of the mill leftists, and organizing among a much wider range of demographics beyond those of interest to the Left.
- The central focus of the North American anarchist movement will be the development of a society-wide pan-decentralist consenus, and the development of effective tactics and strategies for achieving this goal.
The way in which the libertarian/anarcho-capitalist/voluntaryist strands of anarchism are presently eclipsing the PC anarchists in terms of size and strength is the first step in this evolutionary process. The next step will be an evolution towards something resembling the pan-anarchist perspective. The growth of pan-anarchism should be accompanied by frank and serious discussion of organizational strategies and tactics. Much of the commentary produced by ARV-ATS thus far has been an effort to get the ball rolling in this direction.
The subsequent ambition should be to grow the much larger, tactically effective, strategically prescient pan-anarchist movement to the point where it is able to break into the mainstream. This will involve producing propaganda that is capable of offering a radical critique of issues that are of interest in the mainstream (e..g. this list of concerns raised by John Whitehead) as well as economic analysis that is capable of moving the discourse beyond the usual “capitalism vs. socialism” or “big business vs. big government dichotomy” (e.g. the issues raised by Kevin Carson, Larry Gambone, and Will Schnack). In other words, we need an economic critique and system of meta-analysis that rises above the usual debate over preferred economic systems. Likewise, we need to bring into the mainstream the critique of centralization offered by thinkers such as Leopold Kohr, Kirkpatrick Sale and E. F. Schumacher.
Lastly, an effort will need to emerge towards the creation of organizational vehicles for the purpose of advancing the movement’s wider set of objectives, whether this is the All Nations Party, Panarchist Party USA, Pan-Secessionist Meta-Party, Free Nations Coalition, or something different altogether.