[QUOTE=“Gratis, post: 409662, member: 5225”]I think it’s difficult to identify any society as a capitalist one when it’s pre-industrial and dominantly agrarian. The one exception, The ~Wild West~, is ironic considering the boom towns of olde were only made possible through government incentive to stake land out on the side of railroads.[/QUOTE]
Not exactly. They were stateless societies with a majority of capitalist elements such as private law.
[QUOTE=“StrangeSignal, post: 409664, member: 6563”]The first two are shown as taking place before capitalism even existed, which is a heavy contradiction. The “Wild West” never had any specific set of laws, but it wasn’t entirely anarchic and parts of it were organized into more centralized structures, and the “Holy Experiment” was an utter failure due to internal dissent. I could not find relevant information about the other two, but as @Gratis argued, non-industrial societies can barely be said to serve as models for your system. For the reasons I stated before, it would fail on a modern, industrialized market system.
Now, if you excuse me, these are some examples of anarchism in practice (the original red/black anrchism):
[*]The Shinmin Territory, 1929-1932, successful until destroyed by the Bolsheviks.
[*]The Free Territory, 1918-1921. It had a population of seven million and its own army, which helped it to survive most of the Ukranian War of Independence, but was destroyed by the Bolsheviks.
[*]Revolutionary Catalonia, 1936-1937, successful until destroyed by the Stalinists, eventually being taken over by the fascists.
The Paris Commune of 1871, successful until destroyed by the French Army.
Anarchist Aragón, 1936-1939. It succeeded in establishing cooperative industries until destroyed by the fascists.
Shanghai People’s Commune, established in 1967 during the January Revolution. Eventually destroyed by Mao Zedong.
Owen’s experiment in New Harmony.
Contemporary examples include:
Freetown Christiania is another example, although the Danish government is not particularly happy of having them there.
[*]Twin Oaks Community
Communism and Anarchism are ideas following the same goal of a free, collective society, but unlike Anarchism, marxist theory considers Socialism to be a necessary intermediate stage to the development of a classless, stateless communist society. Such a society, Marx argued, could only be possible after the technical and structural problems of the means of production were overcome (in post-scarcity), so socialists/communists usually consider that a state would be temporarly needed, until society would no longer necessitate a state for anything, and it will began to wither away.
Also, the quote is completely irrelevant. Private property is dependant on their owners, so one owner can easily use its private security to attack or put pressure to others to obrain benefits, if there is no state preventing it.[/QUOTE]
I’m not anti-ancom, I’d simply prefer a capitalist society! The quote is relevant and I think you’re ignoring that in order to “attack or put pressure on others”, that would imply that your victim…
Doesn’t have a private protection service of their own
That any rational human being would weigh the risks to the potential benefits
[*]Assuming #1 is true, #2 would lead to the attack not happening at all