Where Are You as an Anarchist? 7

Guide to anyone confused (left to right, top row):
– Anarcho-Capitalists
– Anarcho-Communists
– Anarcho-Syndicalists
– Anarcho-Primitivists
– Mutualists
– Agorists
– Anarcho-Transhumanists
– Queer-Anarchists
– Anarcha-Feminists
– Anarcho-Pacifists
– Egoist-Anarchists
– Individualist-Anarchists
– Anarchists Without Adjectives

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This chart would be an overview of interaction between various N-AM communities, which serves as an umbrella for, sometimes mutually exclusive, ways of life.“- Zbigniew Boguslawski

The chart is also very atheistic/materialistic in that it leaves out a vast multitude of Anarchist variations centred on spirituality. Think of all the Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Occult groups, for example. And there is always room for thematic Anarchists, too, who may base their communities on sexual (beyond homosexuality), musical, dietary, historical, fictional or cinematic themes. The list is endless and the N-AM is the only movement on the planet that caters for such diversity.” -Troy Southgate

Anarcho-capitalism (AKA actually believing that absentee property exists without a state despite having 0 historical examples of this)

Anarcho-primitivism (AKA my utopia requires billions of people to die)
Mutualist (AKA obsolete political economy)
Post-left anarchism (AKA people who have given up on their dreams)
Egoist anarchism (AKA thinking that watching Ghostbusters is praxis)
Anarcho-transhumanism (AKA Elon Musk daddy please solve my problems)
Anarcho-communism (AKA thinking direct democracy prevents tyranny of the majority)

Anarchism without adjectives (AKA the radical centrism of the libertarian left)

Anarcho-syndicalism (AKA Catalonians stealing cows from innocent peasants)
Neo-Mutualist/LWMAs in general (AKA jerking off Kevin Carson)
Anarcho-pacifism (AKA Smash the Fash in the euphemistic sense)
Anarcha-feminism (AKA just an unspoken part of almost everything on this list, why should it get it’s own option)
Religious anarchism (AKA I hate hierarchy but have you heard of this God guy? he’s my lord)
Communalism (AKA REEEEEEEE LIFESTYLISTS GET OUT)
Egoist Communism (AKA dr bones believes in magic so I do too)
Collectivist anarchist (AKA still butthurt about the 1st international)

7 comments

  1. Since “anarchists without adjectives” are the only ones who was spared of the cynical characterisation, any reader could easily guess to whom the writer’s sympathies belong.

    For the sake of balance, I would re-characterise “anarchists without adjectives” as such: “people who believe, despite all the knowledge of the human nature we possess, that people with mutually incompatible ideologies, united only by a rejection of the state, will be able to cooperate in a prolonged and productive way to bring the state down”.

    This does not mean that I dislike “anarchists without adjectives”. I just want them (including the aforementioned writer, some K. Preston) to understand that their aspirations and objectives are no less (and no more) “utopian” that the ones of the “anarchists WITH adjectives”.

    Yet the apparent “utopianism” of all and any forms of anarchism is not a criticism, too: anarchism is hardly more “utopian” that any political philosophy. In fact, it is less “utopian” than so-called “liberal democracy”, once itself a militant progressivist “utopian” dream-project, that today worship the current status quo, insisting the history has finished and we have achieved the best social regime possible (and rejecting any criticism of this position as “extremist” or – of course! – “utopian”).

    What people need to understand (and most won’t – it is both clear and painful for me) is that people who disagree with them are usually not delusional, ignorant, stupid, evil etc. – they are just people who made other choices in their lives.

    I still live by the “utopian” hope that one day more people will understand it better. This hope of mine is hardly worse than any other.

  2. All of you anarchists have lived too soft and comfortable here in The West. All this infrastructure you need to talk on the interwebs didn’t get built in a garage.
    True Anarchy is The Law of the Jungle. I doubt any of you have seen that in Real Life. Its not fun or in any way happy. The lack of The State means a Total Lack of Rule of Law. Have you EVER EXPERIENCED that? Its not at all “peaceful”, I assure you.

    • And maybe some of us agree that we’ve lived TOO soft and comfortable, thus all this talk about breaking free from our gilded cages. Conflict builds character. So tell me, which wing of the government do you worship, left or right?

  3. “Anarcha-feminism (AKA just an unspoken part of almost everything on this list, why should it get it’s own option)”

    I’m an anarchist, AND a woman, who is NOT a feminist. Actually, there are even anarchists in men’s rights groups. Men in the US currently have less legal rights than women.

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